Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: H606
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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The MEng allows you to study your areas of interest in more depth and also gives you the time to widen your knowledge of both electrical and electronic engineering and other subjects including management.

This degree leads more directly to Chartered Engineer status and it is the choice programme for a career in engineering management.

Programme in detail

The first two years of the MEng and BEng programmes are identical and there is some flexibility to allow switching between programmes, although a higher academic performance is expected for the MEng. In the third year you study core subjects including analogue and digital communications, embedded computer architecture and total quality management. In the final year the core subjects are advanced signal processing, information theory and coding, management of design and management of product development.

In both years you also choose additional lectures from a list of about 30 module options. Practical project work is very important and you will do a group project in Year Three followed by a major individual project in the final year.

Previous group projects have included the design of an inexpensive heart monitor for use on horses in an outdoor situation. A previous individual project was the production of automation software for ‘system on chip’ design for a major silicon chip design company.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

110 Year One undergraduates in 2018

Graduate prospects

96% are employed or in further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)

Why this subject?

Equip yourself to take advantage of excellent career prospects

We work closely with industry leaders to develop all of our programmes. Building on the core principles of electrical/electronic engineering, you will develop advanced skills in hardware and/or software design and implementation, gaining experience with industry standard tools, technologies and working methods.

Be prepared for the global workplace

We offer outstanding opportunities for our students to experience different systems, technologies and cultures through Study Abroad placements.

Gain real hands-on experience

You will learn through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. Working with leading tech companies, you will take projects from conception, through to design, implementation and operation and there are many opportunities to put your learning into practice through an optional year in industry.

Apply for generous scholarships

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers generous scholarships worth up to £1,000 per year. More details can be found at www.theiet.org/awards.

Thrive within our friendly environment

Our supportive and friendly environment is reflected in our high overall student satisfaction rate (National Student Survey). Your personal development and employability skills are reinforced in the supportive small group environment of our fortnightly tutorial sessions.

Be part of an institution which is leading the way in new technologies

From our Sensor City joint project with Liverpool John Moores University, to the new Centre for Plasma Microbiology, to our pioneering work on cyber security and organic electronics, the work of the department is leading the way in providing technological solutions to modern problems.