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 : 35 / BTEC : D*D*D* alongside A Level Mathematics grade B
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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 will study core modules including analogue and digital communications, embedded computer architecture and total quality management. In the final year the core modules 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.

Year abroad

This degree programme now has a Year Abroad option (Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year Abroad MEng, UCAS code: H615). The Year Abroad is an incredible new opportunity to spend one academic year at one our partner universities expanding your academic and cultural horizons. You’ll spend this time abroad in between your second and third years of study and your degree will extend by one year.

During the Year Abroad you’ll take a variety of modules. Some modules will be related to the culture, history and society of the country you’re living and others will be discipline-related modules. This mixture means you have a fantastic opportunity to learn in-depth about your host country as well as learn new and exciting knowledge that will complement your degree studies back in Liverpool. Research from Universities UK tells us that students who spend time studying abroad during their degree programme are more likely to be in further education or employment 6 months after graduating, earn higher than average salaries and are more likely to graduate with a 2:1 or First Class degree.

Take a look at the Study Abroad webpages for more information.

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 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.