Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)

UCAS code: H612

Discover how to tackle problems, great and small. Immerse yourself into a world of possibility and creative thinking. Develop your confidence and skills to achieve your potential on this integrated Masters degree.

Overview

Course length: 4 years full-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-ABB (A Level) or DMM-DDM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Engineering
Department: Computer Science
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Electrical and electronic engineering is equally rewarding and challenging. Our MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree will provide you with an exciting challenge. And we’ll support you to succeed. With the integrated Masters, the degree will set you up for future senior and specialist jobs.

We’ll provide you with in-depth training. You’ll learn about a vast array of electrical and electronic engineering principles. These include contemporary electrical and electronic systems, power delivery mechanisms and architectures, computer-aided engineering and applied industrial engineering. Our dedicated teaching staff will support you each step of the way.

Your unique skill set will enable you to explore roles in different parts of the world. You’ll also gain the satisfaction of seeing the real impact of your work, with opportunities like collaborative engineering projects to build your experience and teamwork skills.

Course features

  • Sandwich Year Option Available

  • Studying Abroad Option Available

What you'll study

In the first year of the electrical and electronic engineering course, you will train in core engineering principles. We’ll teach you how to design, analyse, and construct. You’ll get to grips with key theories that will help you succeed on the rest of the course. You’ll uncover digital circuitry and logic, computation and programming, and mathematical principles.

Compulsory modules:

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Circuits and Logic

Computer Aided Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals

Foundations of Engineering Mathematics

Professional Practice in Engineering 1

Programming 1

Your second year will ground you in more specialist modules. These will include Power Electronics, Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation, Signal Processing, Control Systems and Instrument Engineering. You’ll engage in group project work and deliver real products. We’ll also encourage you to start thinking about taking a 12-month work placement. Experiencing the world of work will expand your knowledge. It’ll also make you a more attractive candidate to employers.

Compulsory modules:

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Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation

Applied Mathematics for Engineering

Control Systems and Instrument Engineering

Power Electronics

Professional Practice in Engineering 2

Signal Processing

Your third year will take you into a deeper understanding of the subject. You’ll investigate electrical motors, power drivers, and advanced control. You’ll also sharpen your engineering management and enterprise expertise. Project work will expand your knowledge and experience and help you transition from student to professional. Our Multidisciplinary Group Design Project module will be key to achieving this.

Compulsory modules:

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Advanced Control Engineering

Electric Motors and Power Drives

Engineering Management and Enterprise

Engineering Research and Development Methods

Multidisciplinary Group Design Project

The emphasis of your final year is on independent study and learning. Your research and development project will be central to this. It’ll develop your project management skills and may focus on either hardware or software. You’ll also develop a deeper understanding of topics covering power generation and distribution, and mobile communication systems.

Compulsory modules:

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Mobile Communication Systems

Power Generation and Distribution

Project Management

Research and Development Project

How you'll study

Teaching methods are designed in consultation with leading employers in the region. Many classes are based in engineering and computing laboratories, focusing on student activity as a means of learning. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on concrete practical activity.

Classes are highly interactive, with practical application of concepts a key factor, as well as cases drawn from real-life. Workshops, seminars, group tutorials and practical exercises provide opportunities for you to work with your peers and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability.

You will be required to attend up to four days a week.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, reports, essays, presentations and examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes both of these forms, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.

Who will be teaching you

You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development, while also benefitting from guest lectures delivered by industry experts. The programme team are specialists in engineering and computing and are active researchers. Their research feeds directly into the teaching of the programme, ensuring that you will learn about the latest developments within subjects while gaining the skills and knowledge required to meet industrial needs.

Academic staff are also regular contributors to conferences and journals, frequently engaging with the wider business and academic environment in disseminating knowledge and delivering impact.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 112-128 UCAS Tariff points. This must include A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above or equivalent. GCSE English Language at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent, is also required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBC-ABB.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit, 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit, or 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Tech Hub.The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13million Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students. Our modern engineering and computing laboratories are equipped with comprehensive state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.

A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution. There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

Where you'll study

Tech Hub

Learning resources

Learning resources include digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.

Finance

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for students joining this course in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Further details of financial support arrangements for eligible UK students joining this course in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

As an electrical and electronic engineering graduate, your technical skills will be in-demand across different industries globally. Whether you work on electric vehicles, renewable energy, or manufacturing, you’ll bring your advanced knowledge to real-world situations.

According to the latest data provided by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency), in 2018/19 high skilled graduates of engineering and technology could expect a starting salary of £28,000. You’ll have the skills to work in various roles including:

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Medical Equipment Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Space Engineer
  • Systems Design Engineer

But you won’t just finish with an undergraduate degree, you’ll have a Masters too. You’ll have even more career options to choose from, and graduating from your MEng degree will open the door for you to pursue further study and research, such as a PhD. Many students go on to complete a postgraduate research degree in an engineering-related subject.

Your transferable skills will also make you an attractive prospect for other industries such as financial management and accountancy. Our dedicated Employability team provide you with ongoing support during internships and placements.

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