industry supported scholarships programme
accredited by relevant professional bodies
Year 4, in Europe, Americas, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand
Why this course?
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, and develop electronic systems essential to industry, health and entertainment.
Their aim is to find innovative and progressive solutions to today’s global challenges. That might be 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.
The course has 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.
International experience and studying abroad are highly valued by employers. You’ll study the core electronic & electrical engineering curriculum but with a full year at a partner university overseas. You’ll learn fundamental technical knowledge and relevant analytical skills. You can also take language classes to prepare for your year abroad.
What you’ll study
Classes in mathematics, engineering science, analogue and digital circuits, software design, electronics, electrical engineering, computing and business are taken. You complete group-based laboratory projects such as how to build hydrogen-powered vehicles and design wireless communications to gain practical training in core engineering applications and project management 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 and microcontroller-based instrumentation systems, coupled with further classes in advanced maths. All classes are supported by practical and team-working activities.
You’ll begin to develop specialist engineering skills through completing classes in a range of advanced topics including signals and communications systems, renewable energy technologies and engineering analysis.
You'll spend fourth year at a partner institution abroad. You’ll study an approved curriculum that is equivalent to the home one, and all the subjects/credits you pass count towards your degree at Strathclyde.
You’ll not be required to take extra classes on returning. The choice of which partner is yours – we offer opportunities in Europe through Erasmus or further afield through our international exchanges to USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand.
In Year 5 you'll have the opportunity to develop your team-working skills through a multidisciplinary group project. This project will have a strong industrial influence and provide you with the opportunity to utilise both your hardware and software skills by developing a fully functioning system, which you're required to demonstrate at an internal business tradeshow/exhibition at the end of the year.
In addition to the project, you'll select modules from a range of advanced electrical, electronic and computer software applications.
The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde is acknowledged as one of the premier providers of education in electronic & electrical engineering in the UK. Renowned for its teaching and research quality, student satisfaction ratings and excellent graduate employment rates, it provides the specialist theoretical and practical training in electronics, communications design and operation, hardware engineering systems, image/video processing and robotics.
Students have exclusive access to our extensive computing network, and purpose built teaching spaces including high voltage facilities, and student design & project labs equipped with the latest technologies.
The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) - this programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
To provide an overview of industry and give you some understanding of the industry environment that you would enter as well as the types of roles you would/could undertake. To explain role and responsibility of the engineering profession and individual engineer.
The class is delivered to first-year undergraduate students in the specific context of electronic and electrical engineering together with relationship to mechanical engineering and computer systems.
1. To introduce you to the practical and professional skills required of an engineer 2. To underpin theoretical concepts introduced elsewhere in Year 1 modules 3. To introduce you to individual and group project work 4. To expose you to problems requiring system integration and design 5. To encourage innovation in the context of project work 6. To facilitate the development of a range of transferable skills
This class will teach elementary computer programming for the absolute beginner. We begin with an introduction of how a computer process instructions then move on to the basic of programming.
Foundation level programming constructs are addressed early in the class and include decision making (conditional flow control) and iteration (loops). The class focuses largely on procedural programming in the first semester and leaves details of functionalisation and object-oriented programming to the second semester.
Throughout the class, the emphasis is strongly on problem solving such that the skills developed can be cross transferred to other languages.
The teaching language used will be Python - a language that permits the programmer to concentrate on the problem solving aspects of programming rather than being distracted by the syntax of the language.
To give a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of mathematical functions, differentiation, integration and complex numbers. The class also provides an introductory experience of using mathematical tools to apply these concepts to practical engineering examples.
This class aims to introduce you to concepts and methodology required to undertake effective design and development of engineering systems. The product development process will be introduced and through practice, a working knowledge of appropriate engineering design processes, tools and techniques will be gained.
An overview of manufacturing and the manufacturing industry will provide a general appreciation of the range of processes employed in manufacturing together with an understanding of how components can be manufactured economically and reliably.
Following completion of this class you'll be able to demonstrate knowledge of following topics:
Basic Quantum Theory Early experiments – e/m, photo-electric effect Structure of the atom Wave-particle duality Schrodinger equation and application in simple systems Basic Semiconductor Physics Crystal structure Electron mobility Band theory Doping of semiconductors Physics of p-n junctions Basic Device Physics Diode operation LED and laser diodes .
To develop a broad understanding of many aspects of engineering (general electrical and electronic, power engineering, mechanical engineering, computing and software) and to enhance generic skills required of a professional engineer (research, practical, team working, communications, reporting writing, oral presentation).
You'll also benefit from two laboratory-based projects, which will enhance your understanding of important electrical and engineering principles that underpin many other classes within the degree programme.
This project will have a strong industrial influence and provide you with an opportunity to utilise both your hardware and software skills by developing a functioning system. You are required to demonstrate at an internal business tradeshow/exhibition at the end of the year.
Allow you to understand, critically analyse and assess technical requirements for power system operation, management and planning. To enable you to carry out advanced types of power system analysis as well as understand and use results from these analyses in power system operation and planning. To enable you to have a detailed understanding of the main concepts related to the function, design and operation of protection schemes for distribution, transmission and generation applications. To enable you to understand the implementation and other associated issues relating to protection of power systems.
Modern energy conversion systems rely on the integration of range of technologies including power electronics, electromechanical actuators and energy storage elements. This class will build knowledge of the building block technologies and show their application to modern energy conversion systems.
Present and give an understanding of the economics, trading and pricing of electricity supply and how it is shaped by technical, commercial and regulatory considerations. Give an understanding of power system economics under an environment of multiple suppliers and users. Present the challenges, technologies and value of asset management within an electricity supply industry context. Give a deep appreciation of factors affecting security of supply and how it might be quantified.
To provide an understanding of the principles of wind turbine power generation with attention to the wind resource, rotor aerodynamics, structural design, power conversion and control. It also addresses socio-economic issues and provides an underpinning in distributed energy resources including small scale generation, energy storage and demand management and their integration and management within power networks.
Design and implementation of real time embedded systems through familiarisation with Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) and FPGAs via lectures, up-to-date technical discussions and hardware programming. This class provides hands-on experience in translating Digital Signal Processing concepts into real-time embedded systems applications.
The class builds on your previous study of thermodynamics and extends this to cover mixtures, psychrometry energy and its applications. It also extends the study of heat transfer. Here, heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation is covered together with heat exchanger design.
In addition, this class takes the study of the laws of conservation of mass, energy and momentum applied to fluid flow to a more advanced level. The knowledge and understanding of fluid flow is extended and this class supplies the analytical tools to provide an appreciation of boundary layers and compressible fluid flow.
You’ll be assessed through a variety of techniques.
In Years 1 to 3, you'll complete at least six modules per year, with each module made up of a combination of written assignments, individual and group reports, oral presentations, practical lab work, and where appropriate, an end-of-term exam.
In Year 4, you'll complete at least four modules and an individual project. Assessment of this project consists of four elements, interim report, poster & oral presentations, conduct and final report.
In Year 5, you'll complete at least four modules and a major group project. Assessment of this project is based on project specification, interim report, oral presentation, group conduct, peer review, individual assessment, tradeshow show demonstration and a final report.
Learning & teaching
To engage and challenge you, we use a blend of teaching methods. These include lectures, small group problem-solving tutorials, practical laboratories as well as industrial visits and seminars by professional engineers
You’ll not only develop technical engineering expertise but also communication, project management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
In later years, you’ll have opportunities to work with academic staff on active research projects.
The course typically consists of around 10 lectures, five tutorial/problem-solving classes and three practical classes per week. To enhance your understanding of the technical and theoretical topics covered in these, you're expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-study, using the web-based virtual learning environment (MyPlace), computing and library facilities.
Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.
AAAAB (Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science)
Year 1 entry
BBB (Maths, Physics)
Typical entry requirements: AAB
Year 2 entry
AAB (Maths, Physics, Computing)
Typical entry requirements: A*AA
International Baccalaureate (IB)
36 (Maths HL6, Physics HL6)
Entry to BEng in first instance
Applicant interviews are conducted in January & February.
We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.
All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.
Rest of UK
2017/18 - £9,250
The 2018-19 fee rate will be updated when it has been confirmed by the UK and Scottish Governments. Assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study in 2017/18, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.
2018/19 - £18,750
The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE) can help you with funding and getting relevant work experience while you study, through its industry-supported scholarship programme. More than 200 students currently benefit from this. They receive annual bursaries, paid summer placements and company mentoring from key UK and global employers including Rolls-Royce, ScottishPower, Wood Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Xilinx.
Details of all the scholarships on offer each year are highlighted at a scholarship seminar in week three of Semester 1. In addition, each October we host a scholarships fair, providing the opportunity for you to meet potential sponsors face-to-face. You can learn more about the funding and work experience prospects, build useful contacts for the future and develop industry-specific knowledge through visiting the companies’ exhibitions and presentations.
FM Bruce Scholarships
These scholarships, established to foster the next generation of world-class engineers, were given in honour of a distinguished former head of department and professor of power engineering. Up to 15 awards of £500 each towards tuition fees or course expenses are available for first-year students.
IET Power Academy
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. Its awards programme rewards and celebrates excellence and innovation. The Power Academy is just one of their prestigious scholarship schemes for undergraduate students.
The academy brings together eight leading UK universities, key power sector organisations with support from the IET, Energy & Utility Skills, and National Skills Academy for Power, to deliver a scholarship fund combining financial support with work placements.
We are the only university department in Scotland to be a member of the Power Academy.
Between 50 to 60 awards are on offer. Benefits include a bursary of £2,200 for each year of study, a contribution towards tuition fees, books and software, and a paid summer placement with the company sponsor. Industry mentoring is provided through a series of local and national networking events, including the annual Power Academy Seminar which brings together leading academic and industry experts.
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)
UK Power Networks
Western Power Distribution
Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarships
Students are also eligible for a range of other awards offered by the Faculty of Engineering’s Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, the University and external professional bodies.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation Scholarships
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a charity which supports the advancement of engineering-related education, and funds research and development that enhances safety of life at seas, on land and in the air. The EEE department is one of three participating in this scholarship scheme.
A total of nine awards of £3,000 each as a contribution towards tuition fees, are on offer across the three departments. All students in Years 2 to 4 of our undergraduate degrees are eligible. We inform students of when applications can be submitted and selection is based on academic performance.
Sagentia is a global technology and product development services company with over 27 years’ experience. The company has over 150 scientists, engineers and market experts and is a part of the Sagentia Group; with headquarters in Cambridge, UK and offices in London, Boston, Houston and Dubai. Their clients range from start-ups through to global market leaders in the medical, industrial, oil & gas, and consumer sectors.
Ten awards of £2,500 per annum, with selected paid placements, are on offer and students will be competing with those from other institutions. Check the Sagentia website for details on course eligibility and how to apply.
ScottishPower Engineering Excellence Scholarships
ScottishPower Retail & Generation employs more than 3,000 people within the UK and brings a dynamic set of departments together under one umbrella, all with the desire to deliver outstanding service to their customers.
Normally two awards of £2,000 each with a paid summer placement are available and third year students on this degree are eligible to apply.
Students are recommended to have copies of course notes. Printed notes are available from the department - subject to a small charge to cover copying costs. E-copies are also freely available. Mandatory printed copies are provided without charge to students.
Mandatory readings are not a required purchase. Rather, it is expected students will read across subject matter and textbooks.
Electronic & Electrical Engineering programmes have a degree of practical and project work that will require the use of consumables and components. These costs are met by the department.
The department make explicitly clear that students are not required to purchase materials for project work.
Approximate costs of course related note materials:
The department also provides a printing quota for students - over and above University provision. This expense is not mandatory.
Other costs incurred in relation to book and text purchases depend on student preferences.
Placement & field trips
The department and student societies support a number of industrial visits throughout the year. These trips are not mandatory for specific programmes and modules. Any costs incurred covering transport is met by either students or department.
Students are not required to purchase any specific software licences. All software is for the course is available on campus machines, either locally or remotely.
All undergraduates are provided throughout the duration of their course with student membership of IET (professional body), paid for by the department.
If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.
Studying electronic & electrical engineering opens many doors. With two million new employees needed in the UK engineering sector by 2020, you’ll have great career opportunities.
The breadth of this degree ensures that graduates will have the technical knowledge and understanding across the entire electronic & electrical engineering spectrum to consider careers in a diverse range of sectors including:
consumer & electronics design
automotive & aerospace industries
finance & banking
electricity supply industry
oil & gas
project management & engineering consultancy
Many of our graduates secure well-paid and exciting jobs or are in further study by the time they finish their degree. They take positions including electronics engineer, subsea engineer and process & pipeline engineer. Employers include BAE Systems, Accenture, BP, Thales, ScottishPower and Rolls-Royce.
How much will I earn?
The starting salary for newly qualified electronic and electrical engineers is up to £29,000.
This rises with experience. Highly experienced engineers can earn up to £65,000.*
Recent job titles include:**
Electrical Engineering Trainee
Electrical Design Engineer
Product Development Engineer
* Information is intended only as a guide.
** Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.
All undergraduate applications are made through UCAS
Go to the UCAS website to apply – you can apply for up to five courses.
It costs £12 to apply for a course
The cost is £23 for two to five courses.
The deadline is 15 January each year
This is the application deadline for most courses. However, please check the details for your particular course. View a full list of UCAS key dates.
You might be asked to attend an interview
Most of our courses make offers based on the UCAS application. However some might ask you to attend an interview or for a portfolio of work. If this is the case, this will be stated in the prospectus entry requirements.
It’s possible to apply directly to Year 2
Depending on your qualifications, you might be able to apply directly to Year 2 - or even Year 3 - of a course. Speak to the named contact for your course if you want to discuss this.
There’s three types of decision
unconditional – you’ve already met our entry requirements
conditional – we’ll offer you a place if you meet certain conditions, usually based on your exams
unsuccessful – we’ve decided not to offer you a place
You need to contact UCAS to accept your offer Once you’ve decided which course you’d like to accept, you must let UCAS know. You don’t need to decide until you’ve received all offers. UCAS will give you a deadline you must respond by.
You’ll choose one as your firm choice. If the offer is unconditional or if you meet the conditions, this is the course you’ll study.
You’ll also have an insurance choice. This is a back-up option if you don’t meet the conditions of your first choice.
You don’t need to send us your exam results (Scotland, England & Wales)
If you’re studying in Scotland, England or Wales, we receive a copy of your Higher/Advanced Higher/A Level results directly from the awarding body.
However, if you are studying a different qualification, then please contact us to arrange to send your results directly.
We welcome applications from international students