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This course gives you a sound technological understanding in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. With access to modern engineering tools and a hi-tech laboratory environment, you’ll learn the latest skills and knowledge in digital signal processing, microelectronic and VLSI (very-large-scale integration) design practice, robotics and neural networks, power systems applications, and advanced power conversion and control application trends. The MEng extends your studies by a year, enabling you to develop more in-depth knowledge of the subject. As with the BEng, you’ll have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or work in industry for a year, boosting your CV and employment prospects.

Why choose this course?

  • This MEng Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will give you a sound technological background in the field of electrical and electronic engineering
  • You will have access to modern engineering tools which will give you the advantage of experiencing a hi-tech laboratory environment
  • Students from the School of Engineering and Technology have previously completed work placement years at companies including: Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Bosch Thermotechnology, and RP Aero Systems
  • Recent Electrical Engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including: Leonardo, Mitsubishi Electric and Martin-Baker Aircraft Company

What job can I get?

The broad skills you acquire during this course will equip you for a wide range of careers in the electronics sector. Our previous graduates have found employment in the automotive, avionics, medical electronics, power generation and distribution industries, with many successfully moving into management positions within a few years. Many others decide to stay at the University and extend their studies to postgraduate level.

Course details


The broad-based skills acquired during this course will equip you to enter a wide range of electrical and electronics sectors.  Our previous graduates have found employment in medical electronics, power generation and distribution industries, communications, avionics and automotive electronics, with many successfully moving into management positions within a few years. Many others decide to stay at the University and extend their engineering education to a postgraduate level.

Teaching methods

This course is designed to enable you to study a range of topics similar to those of the more specific courses but in a more flexible way, allowing you to choose a more diverse individual course.  Many of our students have an interest in one or more of the specialist areas and wish to combine them. This study route allows you to do that.

Final Year students benefit from the opportunity to study modules such as applications of electronics in subjects such as electrical and electronic power control, digital signal processing, micro-electronics, robotics and the option of telecommunication systems or micro-engineering and micro-technology. The aim is to allow you to keep your expertise broad if you wish, allowing you to specialise later.

This course starts with common study areas to give you a sound understanding of basic electrical and electronic engineering principles. Unlike the other courses, it maintains this breadth in your study of electrical and electronic engineering in the Final Year.

Our enthusiastic staff are always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. All of our courses include a significant practical element, which, together with tutorial sessions reinforce the theory delivered during lectures, and you have many opportunities to enhance your presentation skills ready for the workplace.

What you will learn

You will develop the latest expertise in the fields of digital signal processing principles, microelectronic & VLSI design practice, robotics and neural networks, power systems applications and implementation, and advanced power conversion and control application trends.

First Year:  You will study engineering mathematics, introduction to electronic systems, sustainable business of electronics, digital electronics and computer organisation, engineering applications of mathematics, electrical and electronic theory, electronic engineering practice, computer programming for electronics engineers.

Second Year:  You will study further engineering mathematics, project management and product development, digital design and embedded systems, data acquisition and control systems, electronic communication systems, real-time systems and programming, electrical engineering and power control, and mini projects (electrical).

Third Year:  You have the option of taking an integrated one-year professional placement.

Final Year (3rd or 4th):  You will study power systems, micro-electronics and VLSI, digital signal processing, advanced power conversion and control, telecommunication systems or micro-engineering and micro-technology, intelligent systems and robotics, and an individual major project.

Work Placement

You have the opportunity to spend a year working either in a professional research environment or within industry. The practical experience you gain will be of tremendous benefit both when you resume your studies and when you embark on a career. This degree is supported by the following industry organisation:

  • Anritsu
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Global Invacom
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce
  • Speakerbus Ltd

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

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Level 4

Core Modules

  • Computer Programming for Electronics Engineers - 15 Credits
  • Digital Electronics & Computer Organisation - 15 Credits
  • Electrical and Electronic Theory - 15 Credits
  • Career Skills Development - 0 Credits
  • Sustainable Business of Electronics - 15 Credits
  • Electronic Engineering Practice - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Practical Safety for Engineers - 0 Credits
  • Introduction to Electronic Systems - 15 Credits
  • Engineering Mathematics - 15 Credits
  • Engineering Application of Mathematics - 15 Credits


Level 5

Core Modules

  • Electrical Engineering and Power Control - 15 Credits
  • Digital Design & Embedded Systems - 15 Credits
  • Real-time Systems & Programming - 15 Credits
  • Mechatronic Systems Modelling and Control - 15 Credits
  • Exchange Semester - 60 Credits
  • Electronic Communication Systems - 15 Credits
  • Mini Projects (Electrical) - 15 Credits
  • Project Management & Product Development - 15 Credits
  • Career Planning - 0 Credits


  • Exchange Year - 120 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Advanced Power Conversion and Control - 15 Credits
  • Digital Signal Processing - 15 Credits
  • Intelligent Systems and Robotics - 15 Credits
  • Microelectronics & VLSI - 15 Credits
  • Power Systems - 15 Credits
  • Telecommunication Systems - 15 Credits
  • Careers Portfolio - 0 Credits
  • Micro-Engineering & Micro-Technology - 15 Credits
  • Individual Major Project - 30 Credits


Level 7

Core Modules

  • Human Resource Management - 15 Credits
  • Embedded Control Systems - 15 Credits
  • Successful Project Delivery - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Control - 15 Credits
  • Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids Technology - 15 Credits
  • MEng Team Project - 45 Credits


Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1540 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

2019 entry 

120 - 168 UCAS points.

BTEC, Advanced Diploma and Access not accepted. A levels to include Maths and either Physics or Technology or Engineering based subjects excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking.

IB - 120 points from a minimum of 3 HL subjects at grade 5 or above to include HL Maths and Physics  (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C), English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered: 

- GCSE English language grade 4 or above
- IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

Other English language tests are accepted. 

Find out more about International entry requirements.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply


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