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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

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UCAS code
BEng (Hons)
Up to 4 years
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Provides a broad-based education in electrical and electronic engineering. During the first three Levels students study topics from low current electronics to high power systems. In Level 4 students can choose from a set of specialism courses to complement their thesis topic selection.


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


Programme content

Year 1

Circuit Theory, Digital Design, Mathematics, Computer Programming and Electronic Design form the core subjects. In addition, students choose an elective option from a list that includes Mechanics and Physics.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:37%
  • Independent study:63%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:63%
  • Practical:4%
  • Coursework:33%
Year 2

Further study of Electronic Design, Digital Design, Embedded Programming and Mathematics is complemented by introductions to Signals and Electromechanical Systems supported by appropriate lab and project work.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:36%
  • Independent study:64%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:62%
  • Practical:2%
  • Coursework:36%
Year 3

Emphasis turns to design synthesis. Subjects include Energy Systems, Analogue Electronics, Electromagnetics, Physical Electronics and Communications. A quarter of the year is spent working on a large team-based project, incorporating Digital and Software Design, Mechanics and Management.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:35%
  • Independent study:65%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:52%
  • Practical:17%
  • Coursework:31%
Year 4

Students work on an individual Honours project and select taught topics from a list that includes Embedded Systems, Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, Communications, Image Processing, RF Communications, Analogue Electronics and Microwave Techniques.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:21%
  • Independent study:79%
  • Placement:0%


  • Written:49%
  • Practical:8%
  • Coursework:43%


Working within 6 months of graduating

Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons)Electrical and Electronic Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 90% are working
  • 10% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 45% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £26000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar programme: £26000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Elementary occupations
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Skilled trades occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AABB (MEng) or BBBBC (BEng)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC A in graded unit of relevant HNC with additional mathematics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science. Applicants may be admitted with a range of alternative qualifications including BTEC.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB with Mathematics and Physics
  • Advanced Highers BB in Mathematics and Physics and AABB at Higher
  • HND AA in graded units of relevant HND with additional Mathematics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
  • Additional information In all cases including Mathematics and Physics.

Year 3

  • Additional information Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • Additional information At the end of Level 3, students can apply to transfer to the MEng programme. Students with other qualifications, both from within the UK and overseas are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for clarification on any aspect of the admissions process.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2016 entry (by residency status)
Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,000£17,100

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships & bursaries

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In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

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