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MEng/BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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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. 

Download the Electronic & Electrical Engineering leaflet for further information.

Course Structure

Years 1 to 3 of the core degrees in Electronic & Electrical Engineering follow a common curriculum, providing fundamental technical knowledge and relevant analytical skills. This means there is a flexibility for you to change course before you specialise in Years 4 and 5. Transfer from BEng to MEng is possible after any year and the courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 

Course Syllabus

Years 1 & 2: Classes in Maths, Engineering Science, Software Design, Analogue and Digital Circuits, Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing are taken. You complete group-based projects such as hydrogen-powered vehicles and wireless communications to gain practical training in core engineering applications and project management skills.

Year 3: You develop specialist engineering skills in your preferred subject area through a selection of classes including Electromagnetics, Embedded Systems, Power Engineering, Renewable Technologies and Engineering Innovation.

Year 4 (BEng Honours & MEng): You personalise your studies through combining a selection of specialist classes including Communications Networks, Electric Vehicle Technologies, Robotics Design, Multimedia Systems, Information Security and Energy Supply, with an individual project. BEng Honours students graduate at the end of this year.

Year 5 (MEng only): A group project and selection of classes from advanced topics including Microcontroller Design, High Voltage Technologies, and Mobile & Wireless Communications are completed to develop professional engineering expertise and project management skills.

Recent Graduates

Right from the beginning of the degree I was introduced to learning the fundamentals that were applied in practical tasks and laboratories. Throughout the rest of the degree practical projects and assignments continued, which was a major highlight as I was able to see my progression and development as an Engineer. The degree offered a vast range of different classes and specialised disciplines, which in fourth and fifth year really allowed me the freedom to become the Electrical Engineer that I wanted to be.  

Neil Milne
Product Development Engineer, Jaguar Landrover

All the opportunities are there if you get involved. Industry realises the greatness of the course and thinks highly of the engineers that are produced by the Department, so job opportunities at the end were vast! I worked with Scottish Power Energy Networks throughout my degree, so was keen to join them after finishing. I started their training scheme this summer.

Kirsten McIver
Graduate Engineer, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Overall the course was very interesting with current industrial issues discussed in lectures and plenty of support available where needed. The course was challenging but as long as you worked hard and were motivated you would realise the rewards of obtaining a degree from a well respected engineering department at a good university.

Stuart Carey
Graduate Engineer, Atkins

Entry Requirements

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.

How to apply

Applications to any of our courses must be submitted via UCAS at  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.

Key Contacts

UG Academic Selector
Dr Martin Given
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2471

UG Admissions Secretary
Mr Darren Rank
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2625