Our first year has been designed to provide a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop your 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.
First year engineering robotics class
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.
- Digital Electronics and Electrical Machines - 20 credits
- Engineering Mathematics 2 - 20 credits
- Electronic Circuits and Devices and Electromagnetics - 20 credits
- Integrated Design Project 2 - 20 credits
- Microprocessors and Control Systems - 20 credits
- Communication Systems - 10 credits
- Multidisciplinary Systems and Software Engineering - 10 credits
Year 3 (in industry)
An Industrial Year extends the length of your undergraduate degree by a year and is taken after year 2. 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. You will find this opportunity immensely helpful in developing your technical ability as well as your 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.
Tuition fees for placement years
There is a reduced tuition 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.
You will apply your growing expertise to a challenging and open-ended design project in addition to the modules listed below. In the past, these projects have included the design of a suitcase that follows you around a railway station or airport, the location of hidden radio transmitters and an automatic balancing broom!
- Electronic Engineering - 20 credits
- Integrated Design Project 3 - 20 credits
- Advanced Communication Systems - 20 credits
- Power Electronics and Power Systems - 20 credits
- The Internet of Things - 20 credits
- Engineering Mathematics 3 - 20 credits
This is your final stage of your MEng degree, the flagship of our degree programmes. All students carry out an individual research project in close collaboration with an academic supervisor. Your project and a core course in Sensing and Control for Autonomous Systems make up the first half of your studies. The second half contains specialised high-level courses within one of three pathways; these are Communications Engineering, Power Engineering and Computer Engineering
- Individual Project - 40 credits
Choose 80 credits. Example optional modules may include:
- Communications Engineering theme
- Satellite, Mobile & Optical Communications - 20 credits
- Electromagnetics, Antennas & Propagation - 20 credits
- Digital Communications & Signal Processing - 20 credits
- RF & Microwave Engineering - 20 credits
- Radar and Satellite Navigation - 20 credits
- Virtual and Mixed Reality Design and Technologies
- Computer Engineering theme
- Computer and Communications Networks - 20 credits
- Data Mining and Machine Learning - 20 credits
- Small Embedded Systems - 20 credits
- Sensing and Control for Autonomous Systems - 20 credits
- Power Engineering theme
- Power System Economics - 20 credits
- Power Systems Operation and Control - 20 credits
- Renewable Energy Systems Integration - 20 credits
- Power Systems Stability Control and Protection - 20 credits
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to core modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.