As the electronics industry continues to grow worldwide, the demand for electrical and electronic engineering graduates is high.
This IET-accredited BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree course oﬀers a healthy balance between theory and practice, with the aim of producing graduates who can play leading roles in industry.
We combine technical engineering with management and business skills, and cover a broad range of topics, including embedded computing, power, electrical, electronic and communications engineering.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready for a leading role in the development of modern electrical and electronic system researching, designing, building and marketing the next generation of products.
Years one and two provide essential knowledge and skills to prepare you for the final years of the electrical engineering course. Areas of study include analogue and digital electronics, embedded systems, mathematics, power, machines and control, and signals and digital communications.
Lectures are strengthened by hands-on laboratory assignments, which use a range of modern software tools with practical hardware systems. This allows you to realise the theory in a practical way. Group and project work throughout the course will reinforce teamwork and develop transferable skills.
In your final year, you will cover electronics design, control system design, power electronics and drives, telecommunications and embedded systems design. You’ll also undertake a major practical project.
Year One: Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree
- Mathematics for Engineers
- Electrical Principles
- Engineering Applications
- Introduction to C programming and Embedded Systems
- Analogue and Digital Electronics 1
- Health Safety and Professional Development
Year Two: Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree
- Analogue and Digital Communications
- Power, Machines and Power Electronic Devices
- Electrical Principles and Analytical Methods
- Configuration and Programming of Embedded Systems
- Analogue and Digital Electronics 2
- Group Project and Management for Engineers
Year Three: Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree
- Communication Engineering and Application
- Control System Design
- Power Electronics and Drives
- Advanced Embedded Systems
- Electronics Design
- Singleton Project and Project Management
- Supervised Work Experience (SWE)
You can study the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree as a three-year, full-time course or over four years to include a sandwich work placement.
This engineering programme is taught through lectures, which are supported by tutorials, practical sessions and seminar groups. Wherever possible, your work will be based on live projects and case studies, with contributions from industry professionals.
Throughout your electrical engineering training, you will engage in activities that help you become self-reliant, self-motivated and resourceful, as well as develop leadership qualities and management expertise.
You may also have the opportunity to progress to the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering course which combines the undergraduate degree (BEng) with a Masters-level qualification. The additional year gives you higher technical knowledge, and allows you to apply what you’ve already learned to an individual project. You enrol on the undergraduate degree, and have the opportunity to progress to an MEng if you achieve satisfactory grades in your assessments during your first two years of study.
There is a range of assessment methods. The first two years of this engineering degree combine exams and assessments based on laboratory work, but in later years there are exams for technical options and coursework or reports for management and project work.