UCAS Code (H601/H600)
Electronic & electrical engineering is at the heart of everything we do - from renewable energy and smart grids, to high-speed fibre optic broadband, digital sound and vision, and internet security.
Electronic & electrical engineers are the people who:
- design, build, operate and maintain our global power systems, our telecommunications networks and computing infrastructure
- develop electronic systems essential to industry, health and entertainment
Their aim is to find innovative and progressive solutions to today’s global challenges whether that’s technologies to deliver clean energy, systems to improve audio and image quality on your phone, tablet and laptop, or techniques to improve digital imagery in medical devices to aid diagnosis.
Studying electronic and electrical engineering offers all these opportunities and with two million new employees needed in the UK sector by 2020, your career prospects are vast.
All our courses have full accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council, which means you can become a ‘chartered engineer’ – a must for most employers.
Download the Electronic & Electrical Engineering leaflet for further information.
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 and the courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
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.
"At school I enjoyed studying maths and physics; therefore I thought engineering would be a good course choice. The wide variety of practical work and projects available throughout the course were enjoyable and challenging. These ranged from building a wireless guitar synthesizer to creating a robot."
Graduate Engineer, Aker Solutions
"I enjoyed the broad nature of the degree covering key electronic and electrical principles in the initial first 3 years - creating a strong foundation of fundamental theory, with the ability to specialise in the subject areas I was interested in during my 4th and 5th year. I particularly enjoyed the project work throughout the course as it provided me with a real sense of achievement with the opportunity to apply the theory learned and develop key soft skills such as project management, presentation and report writing."
Electrical Engineer, Scottish Power Energy Networks
"I knew that the University of Strathclyde has a great reputation for engineering, especially electronic and electrical. The two areas I enjoyed most about my course was the group project and the good relationship with my classmates and lecturers. It was delightful to meet people from all over the world."
Junior Engineer, State Grid Corporation of China
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.