Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

UCAS code: H611

Harness technology. Break barriers and change the world. From the revolution in electric vehicles to microchip development, our electrical and electronic engineering course prepares you for a career at the cutting edge of global innovation.

Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
Typically 4.5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Engineering
Department: Computer Science
A student applies their skills in programming robots.

Are you a problem solver? Would you like to fix real-world problems? Our electrical and electronic engineering course prepares you to do just that.

We’ll help you build a solid understanding of core engineering principles. At the same time, you’ll immerse yourself into the detail of power delivery mechanisms, computer-aided engineering, applied industrial engineering and electrical machinery.

Together, we’ll push boundaries by exploiting advances in antennas and radio wave propagation, computing technologies and power electronics. Our dedicated teaching staff will support you every step of the way.

Through lectures, seminars, and practical exercises, you’ll debate and discuss big questions. You’ll also share ideas and find solutions. Out in society, your technical skills are greatly needed. You’ll bring your expertise to bear on a wide range of problems. You’ll graduate with the ability to manage, design, and develop systems in a huge range of industries around the globe.

Course features

  • Sandwich Year Option Available

  • Studying Abroad Option Available

What you'll study

The main goal of your first year is to train you in key engineering principles. These will provide you with a solid foundation for the rest of your degree. You’ll delve into the fundamentals of design, analysis, and systems construction. Study the foundations of engineering mathematics. Get to grips with the principles that underpin electrical and electronic engineering, digital circuitry and logic, and computation and programming.

Compulsory modules:

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Computer Aided Engineering

Circuits and Logic

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals

Foundations of Engineering Mathematics

Professional Practice in Engineering 1

Programming 1

You’ll begin to specialise more from your second year. You’ll investigate power electronics, antennas and radio wave propagation, signal processing, and control systems and instrumentation. Further exploration of the principles of mathematics for engineering is a key part of your year. You’ll build on your practical experience too. In teams, you’ll work on live briefs and deliver real products. At the end of the year, you’ll have the option of taking an exciting year-long industrial placement.

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 final year will be about bringing together everything you’ve learned so far. For your independent research and development project, you’ll conduct in-depth research into a specific problem and using your technical skills, provide a solution. You’ll showcase individual creativity and originality. Other modules will develop your knowledge and skills. These include Advanced Control Engineering, Electrical Motors and Power Drives, and Engineering Management and Enterprise.

Compulsory modules:

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Advanced Control Engineering

Electric Motors and Power Drives

Engineering Management and Enterprise

Engineering Research and Development Methods

Engineering 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.

Studying on a full-time basis, 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 and frequently engage with the wider business and academic environment in disseminating knowledge and delivering impact.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 112-120 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-BBB.
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 or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 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.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.

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

An exciting career awaits when you complete your electrical and electronic engineering degree with us. Your technical skills will be in-demand across different industries globally. Whether you work in nuclear research, aircraft manufacturing, or telecoms, 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 highly skilled graduates of engineering and technology could expect a starting salary of £28,000. Potential graduate roles include:

  • Control Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Software Automation Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Space Engineer

Alternatively, you might want to take your transferable skills to other industries such as accountancy or investment management. Whatever you decide, we’ll support you as you explore what’s right for you.

Our dedicated employability team work closely with the University’s Careers Centre. Throughout your degree, they’ll provide you with timetabled employability sessions and ongoing support during internships and placements.

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