The courses for the MEng and BEng degrees are common until the end of Level 3 where students study a broad-based range of topics from low current electronics to high power systems. Candidates are then selected for the two-year MEng course, which involves an interview by a joint academic/industrial panel. Enhancements in Level 4 and Level 5 take two forms. Technical studies are advanced to a Masters level and the syllabus is greatly extended in the area of engineering management. A six-month industrial placement starts in the summer between Levels 4 and 5 and runs until the end of the first semester in Level 5.