This course is a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree (including one year in industry), we also offer a five-year Masters of Engineering (MEng) degree too (also including one year in industry).
There are options to study the Electronic and Electrical Engineering in standard BEng and MEng formats.
Many of the things people associate with scientific invention are, in fact, feats of electronic, electrical and systems engineering (EESE). The engines and environments in cars, trains, ships, spacecraft and aeroplanes are all controlled by electrical systems. So, if you’ve enjoyed maths and science at school, it doesn’t mean you have to do maths and science at university – you can study EESE.
Choosing the EESE route will give you the chance to learn about all levels of design; from transistors, transmission media and electromagnetic devices to the organisation and control of large-scale systems such as computers, communications networks and energy distribution infrastructure. You can work on tiny scales, too, such as neural interfaces for prosthetic limbs and micromachining.
Our stimulating degree programme gives you a solid grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles of the subject, along with a thorough overview of electronic technology and its applications.
Whether you have applied for the ‘with Industrial Year’ degree from the outset or decide to join the scheme once you are here, a year in industry is an invaluable addition you can choose for your degree. You will be involved in serious projects at the core of the company’s business, with training and support. We’ll be in touch with you throughout the year too. You’ll gain experience of applying what you’ve learned in the early years of your degree to real engineering challenges.
Our first year has been designed to provide a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop students’ broader understanding of behaviour, policy, entrepreneurship, and global perspectives and kindles the passion necessary to address the societal challenge agenda. The first year is shared across the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
In later years you will increase your depth of specialisation. Our industrial partners value this approach to engineering education. We’ve obviously got it right because our employability rates are very high.
This year you will begin to specialise. Your core courses will include digital systems and embedded computing, electronic circuits, devices and electromagnetics, maths for engineering, energy systems and control, communications systems, and software engineering. You will enjoy undertaking both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary group projects. In recent years students have built, programmed and raced robots in the end of year challenge. Assessments in the integrated design project are devised in consultation with our partners in industry, and are presented in an end of term showcase.
Third year (in industry)
An Industrial Year extends the length of our undergraduate degree by a year and is available to students who are following the BEng and MEng programmes equally. Taken between years 2 and 3 the Industrial Year is well regarded by industry and the IET as providing a good opportunity to test and develop skills and techniques used by engineers the world over.
During this year you will be paid by the company, and will have the opportunity to get involved in a real project. Students who take this opportunity find it immensely helpful in developing their technical ability as well as their personal skills. Some gain sponsorship from their placement company, and may even be offered a graduate job on completion of their degree!
You’ll come away with a clearer idea of what you want to do. We have strong links with industry, many of the companies we work with will regularly recruit our students. Opportunities are promoted throughout the year and we’ll help you through the application process. You will be awarded a Certificate of Industrial Studies, which will be shown on your degree transcript.
Tuition fees for placement years
There is a tution fee for the academic year spent in industry or whilst studying abroad (where available). Fee information and further clarification is available on the University fees and funding page.
This is your final year and now you can really focus on the areas that interest you the most. You will apply the creative, technical, analytical and decision making skills you have developed into delivering an individual research project as well as a group design project. You will choose options to complete your degree, see the module section below.