MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About the course

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 will I study?

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.

Careers

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.

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.