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
94 Year One undergraduates in 2016
90% of our graduates who are in employment six months after graduating, have a professional or managerial job (Unistats)
National Student Survey
• 90% of students agree staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2016)
• 90% of students are ‘satisfied’ with their programme (National Student Survey 2016)
Why this subject?
Equip yourself to take advantage of excellent career prospects
We work closely with top employers in the development of our programmes so that all of our undergraduate programmes will give you the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Emphasis is given to the basic principles of electrical/electronic engineering together with information technology, both software and hardware, and you will use industry standard tools, technologies and working methods ensuring you are industry ready.
Be prepared for the global workplace
The technology economy is truly global and transcends borders. We offer outstanding opportunities for our students to experience different systems, technologies and cultures through placements with the Study Abroad programme and take advantage of our international University partnerships, including studying at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.
Gain real hands-on experience
Often working closely with leading technology companies, you will work on individual and group projects throughout your studies. Our approach is to enable you to mature through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. 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.
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.
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.
Benefit from our excellent facilities
You’ll study in our £2 million refurbished teaching laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities for robotics and digital systems.