Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng Hons



It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the all-pervasive impact of electrical and electronic engineering. All modern communication systems, from simple direct dial connections to global mobile phone networks and even interstellar radio signals are all based on the fundamental principles you will learn on this degree programme. 


Likewise, control and instrumentation techniques are essential aspects of modern technology, and smart grids, micro-power generation and sustainability, are very important feature of any electrical or electronic engineer's work. 

This programme will introduce you to all aspects, from the fundamental properties of electromagnetic waves to the design of advanced communication networks. The Faculty of Engineering and Science has a total of 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories enabling you to work with many industry-standard systems and technologies, and preparing you for many career opportunities in this exciting and ever-expanding field. 



The aims of the programme are: 

·       To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future electrical and electronic engineering design, development and implementation methods 

·       To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new products and technologies 

·       To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of graduate level professional roles within electrical, electronic, control and communications engineering, including management roles.

What you'll study

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

·       Design and Materials (30 credits)

·       Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)

·       Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)

·       Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

·       Electrical Circuits (15 credits)

·       Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (15 credits)

·       Analogue Electronics (15 credits)

·       Control and Instrumentation (15 credits)

·       Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits)

·       Programming for Engineers (15 credits)

·       Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)

·       Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers

·       Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

·       Final Year Project (BEng) (30 credits)

·       Engineering Management 2 (15 credits)

·       Group Design & Project Management (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.


·       Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)

·       Power Electronics (15 credits)

·       Power Systems Engineering (15 credits)

·       Advanced Control and Instrumentation Systems (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

·       Simulation & Digital Signal Processing (30 credits)

·       Advanced Hardware Systems & Design (30 credits)

·       Advanced Analogue Electronics (30) (30 credits)


Extra information

Assessment methods include:


·       Project-based tasks

·       Laboratory experiments

·       Formative and summative assignments

·       Formal examinations.


Professional recognition

Accredited by the DETC for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.



You could work in a wide range of electrical and electronics applications, from telecommunications to control or electrical power to emerging technologies, finding roles across a wide range of organisations. You can also start your own business or pursue postgraduate study.

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