UCAS Code (H601/H600)
The role of electronic and electrical engineers is of particular relevance in today’s challenging world of energy shortage and global warming. They design and develop innovative and renewable energy solutions and the supporting transmission infrastructure to deliver power where it is needed in a timely and efficient manner. Low carbon renewable technologies, such as fuel cells, wave power generators and wind turbines, are being designed by power systems engineers while electronic engineers develop the sensing, control and communications systems to guarantee their safe and efficient operation.
The demand for graduates within this discipline is always high.
Years 1 to 3 of our degrees follow a common curriculum, providing a fundamental technical knowledge and necessary analytical skills. Flexibility in Years 4 and 5 allow for specialisation in your chosen subject area. Transfer from the BEng to MEng is possible after any year.
The BEng Honours Year 4 delivers classes in technology application areas with a measure of subject choice. An individual project provides opportunities for personal development, as well as demonstrating knowledge, understanding and learning abilities. This degree constitutes an accredited stage towards IET Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
MEng Years 4 & 5 provide an integrated education to a professional level in the relevant subject matter. An individual project in Year 4 and group project in Year 5 (Student Tradeshow) allow for personal and professional development.
The MEng degrees meet all the educational requirements of the IET and offer the most direct route to CEng status.
Year 1 – Fundamental Engineering Skills
Classes in mathematics, engineering science, software design, electronics, electrical engineering, computing and business are taken. You complete group projects in hydrogen-powered vehicles and wireless communications, to gain practical training in core engineering applications and develop project management skills.
Year 2 – Core Engineering & Technology Skills
The study of analogue and digital electronics continues, enhanced by an introduction to basic concepts in signal processing. Further study includes the design and analysis of electrical systems, and there are classes in advanced maths, all supported by practical and teamworking programmes.
Year 3 – Specialist Engineering Skills
Knowledge and understand of the key technologies and business subjects are consolidated, providing the foundation required for continuing study in your preferred subject area.
- Signals, Networks & Communications
- Principles and Analysis
- Practical CAD Digital Design Techniques
- Analogue Electronics
- Instrumentation & Control System Modelling
- Engineering Innovation and Management
- Engineering Statistics
- Multimedia Systems
- Power Engineering
- Renewable Energy
Years 4 & 5 – Professional Training
In these years, you customise your studies to focus on the many and varied topics within the discipline. Your personalised curriculum is obtained through a selection of classes combined with individual and group project work. You also have the opportunity to broaden and enhance your studies by taking classes from Science and Business departments, and/or studying abroad.
Year 4 (BEng (Honours) & MEng)
You undertake a significant individual project to enhance your technical and project management skills, and develop specialist engineering knowledge by choosing classes from the following topics:
- Engineering Analysis
- Communications Theory & Networks
- Information Coding for Communication & Security
- Microcontroller Applications
- Digital Signal Processing
- Analysis of Image & Video Signals
- Optical Communications Systems
- Robotics Design
- Advanced Analogue Electronics Design
- Energy Conversion and Drives
- Power System Analysis and Design
- Energy Supply Network Protection Systems
- Electric Vehicle Technologies
- Instrumentation and Condition Monitoring
Year 5 (MEng only)
To further enhance your technical expertise and professional skills, a major group project and selection of classes from the advanced topics below, are completed:
- Multimedia Signal & Image Processing
- Telecommunications Network Design, Performance and Management
- Mobile Communications Systems
- Digital Signal Processing Implementation
- Adaptive Digital Signal Processing
- Optical Networks
- Advanced Microcontroller Systems and Design
- Control of Industrial Processes
- Electronics for Energy Control
- Electricity Market & System Economics
- Power System Electromagnetic
- High Voltage Technology Design & Application
- Advanced Power System Protection for Network Industries
As part of their final year, students take part in the Student Tradeshow, a fantastic opportunity to showcase their final year projects to industry professionals, staff and fellow students.
I've really enjoyed the wide range of up-to-date classes that I have taken, and the opportunities the course has opened up to me. The individual and group projects that you carry out in the final years are extremely interesting, and teach you a lot about project management.
Protection & Control Team, Iberdrola
The aspects I enjoyed most during my time of study was the range of opportunities on offer within the department, such as studying abroad, which I chose to undertake in Singapore, as well as a varied choice of projects in the later stages of the degree.
MBDA Missile Systems
Throughout my time at University the subjects that I enjoyed the most were associated with the power industry and I was offered a sponsorship with National Grid though the power academy which enhanced my interest in the industry. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Strathclyde and would recommend it too any new starters.
We accept a range of UK, EU and international qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degrees, details of which can be found in the following document.
Further information can also be obtained by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Selector.
Applications to any of our courses must be submitted via UCAS at www.ucas.com. As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of the subjects you are studying, or have studied, and any grades achieved, along with a personal statement and an academic/teacher reference.
The personal statement is your opportunity to shine as an applicant, demonstrating your interest in your chosen university course and the types of activities (academic or otherwise) you are involved in. eg. Duke of Edinburgh awards, sports clubs, volunteering, work experience, hobbies and interests. Remember applications must be submitted by the set UCAS deadlines. Once your application has been submitted to UCAS, they then send it onto the appropriate University/(s) and Department for their consideration.
The Applicants' Guide outlines the decision making process for our Department.