What is Electronic & Electrical Engineering?
Electronic and electrical engineering
has an enormous and widespread impact on our daily lives. From power stations to electric vehicles, telecoms networks to computing infrastructures, electronic systems in
our homes, the world of entertainment and industry: all are created, designed
and operated by electronic and
Creating the technology of the future demands vision, technical expertise and business acumen. Our degrees equip graduates with all these skills allowing them to progress to well-paid, highly rewarding careers.
Why study with us?
The Department has a world-class reputation for both its teaching and research. We score very highly (92%) for student satisfaction (NSS 2012 Survey) and 90% of our graduates find relevant employment within six months of leaving university.
MEng (5 years)
Electronic & Electrical Engineering H601
Electronic & Electrical Engineering w/ Business Studies H6N1
Electronic & Electrical Engineering with International Study H6L2
Electrical Energy Systems H630
Electronic & Digital Systems H690
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering HH6H
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering with International Study H3H6
Computer & Electronic Systems GHK6
Computer & Electronic Systems w/International Study I200
BEng (4 years)
We run the UK's largest industry-supported Scholarship and Work Placement Programme providing annual bursaries of up to £5,000, as well as help with books, software and paid summer internships with our company partners such as Scottish and Southern Energy, E.On and Siemens. The Programme is open to all students and includes:
EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and ScottishPower are just a few of the global companies with whom we have strong relationships, ensuring the industrial relevance and applicability of our courses. Such links also enable us to equip our teaching facilities with cutting-edge technology and provide students with direct contact to major employers while they study with us.
“ScottishPower Energy Networks has been involved in undergraduate sponsorship with the Department for many years and the benefit of this collaboration is seen right across the business.”
SP Energy Networks Technical Training Manager
All of our students have the opportunity to study up to a year overseas. A large number of our students opt to do this, adding an international dimension to their degree. We have exchange relationships with universities across Europe, the USA and Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. There are no additional tuition fees involved - students are only required to provide their own living expenses.
The Department and University’s Recruitment & International Office have exchange coordinators to assist you with all your needs. Our students who have studied abroad have found the experience rewarding in terms of their personal development, making new friends and establishing their future career direction.
The Engineering and Technology sectors are buoyant with exciting and diverse career opportunities on offer. Studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering opens up a range of possibilities - so what do you want to do?
- advanced control systems for formula one or pollution-free vehicles
- radar and sonar systems for the marine industry
- resource efficient energy systems to tackle climate change and lower carbon emissions
- the next generation of communications network, using digital technology
- consumer electronics & games technology (iPad, 3DTV)
- satellite control systems for global communications
- fibre optics technology for the aeronautical industry (Airbus 380)
- power sources and AI to aid space exploration
- bio-medical control systems for artificial limbs
- multimedia systems, wireless and audio technology
- the Power supply, generation and distribution industries to ensure a regular & constant supply of electricity
- IT security systems to ensure safe, reliable transactions for the finance and banking sectors
- the transport and infrastructure networks
Our students are very successful at getting jobs - 90% have relevant and well-paid employment within 6 months of graduating. Their average graduate salaries start at £26,000.
Our students are involved in a number of different activities. They participate in Formula Student, the UK competition to build a formula racing car, Eurobot, the international robotics contest and the Shell Eco-marathon, to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. Opportunities exist to be part of the overseas expedition teams on the Department's energy projects to Gambia and Malawi, and to network with major employers at their annual Gala dinner.