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Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons)

UCAS code: H620

Whether you want to be part of the electric vehicle revolution or the fast-changing manufacturing sector, our electrical engineering degree is here to turn your ambition into action. As part of our community, we’ll help you push boundaries and boost your prospects.


Course length: 3 years full-time
Start dates: September 2024
September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Engineering
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Engineering

Electrical engineers solve big problems all over the world. When you enter the profession, the creative thinking and technical expertise you will learn on this course will set you apart and help you to achieve in whatever career you choose.

If you study for your electrical engineering degree with us, we’ll support you every step of the way. We’ll train you in the core disciplines of electrical engineering, programming, and applied mathematics. You’ll also immerse yourself in the technology that underpins a range of systems and instrumentation techniques.

Through project work and individual effort, you’ll grow in knowledge and confidence. Our optional industrial placement will give you a taste of the working world before graduating.

As an electrical engineer, you’ll apply your expert knowledge to a variety of real-world challenges in areas including state-of-the-art electrical systems, power delivery mechanisms and architectures, and electrical machinery.

We’ve worked hard to create a supportive environment for our students. Discover what you can achieve at Edge Hill.

Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

What you'll study

Our first year modules cover a range of electrical engineering themes. We want to give you a wide, and solid, understanding of some important engineering principles that will be key to your degree. Key topics include: principles that underpin the design, analysis, and construction of systems, engineering mathematics, digital circuitry and logic, and computation and programming.

Compulsory modules:

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Computer Aided Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals
Electronic Circuits and Logic
Foundations in Engineering Mathematics
Professional Practice in Engineering 1
Programming 1

You’ll start to specialise in your second year of the electrical engineering course. You’ll investigate power electronics, electrical machines, and control systems. You’ll also take a deeper dive into engineering mathematics. We’ll encourage more team-working between you and your peers, and a simulated work environment or project will enable you to collaborate on live briefs and deliver real products. At the end of the year, you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional 12-month industrial placement.

Compulsory modules:

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Applied Mathematics for Engineering
Control Systems
Electrical Machines
Power Electronics
Professional Practice in Engineering 2
Signal Processing

Power systems. The Internet of Things. Engineering management and enterprise. Your third year will immerse you in these areas of study. We’ll support you as you expand your knowledge and take on an important research and development project. This will give you the chance to showcase your knowledge and expertise. With hands-on experience on your CV, you’ll stand out when applying for jobs and meeting future employers.

Compulsory modules:

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Engineering Management and Enterprise
Engineering Research and Development Methods
Engineering Research and Development Project
IoT Security
Power Systems

How you'll study

Teaching methods on this course 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, as well as 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 in subjects while gaining the skills and knowledge required to meet industrial needs.

Academic staff are also regular contributors to conferences and journals and regularly 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.

For students studying BTEC a BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering is preferred. Typical offers will be DMM, with grade Merit or above in one of the following units:

  • to solve engineering problems
  • engineering mathematics


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, one band, or one-and-a-half bands 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.


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

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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Tech Hub.

The Department of Engineering is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Engineering and Physics, as well as Computing and IT students. Our modern engineering teaching laboratories are equipped with a range of industry-standard,  test and measurement equipment, and leading analytical software.

There are dedicated specialist laboratories for materials engineering, electrical motors, and electronic engineering, in addition to an abundance of computer facilities and a large, horseshoe-shaped Harvard style lecture theatre.

Where you'll study

Tech Hub

Learning resources

Learning resources include oscilloscopes, signal generators, digital multimeters, Arduino and Raspberry Pi microprocessors,  a tensile tester machine, electronics training kits,  single and 3-phase transformers, a 3-D printer, and robotic arm kits, plus MATLAB and SolidWorks software platforms.

Teaching and learning are supported by the web-based platform Blackboard Ultra Virtual learning Environment.  The library is well-stocked with recommended print books and e-books and subscribes to high-impact technical e-Journals. The university subscribes to LinkedIn Learning, which provides free and unlimited access to thousands of high-quality online courses and video tutorials written by industry experts.

Assistive and accessible technologies include Read&Write text to speech software, Caption Ed to facilitate ease of note taking, and a mind mapping tool. The university provides specific workshops on academic skills for students who have specific learning difficulty or disability.



Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


a year

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 360 credits



a year

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

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 enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

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 can 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

Graduating with an electrical engineering degree prepares you for an exciting career. Your skills and expertise will be highly sought after by businesses around the world. You’ll bring creative thinking to real-world challenges across sectors, from product design to telecommunications.

According to data provided by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency), in 2019/20 highly skilled graduates of Engineering and Technology could expect a starting salary of £28,000. You might work in roles such as:

  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Satellite Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer

You could continue on to further study and specialise. Alternatively, you might want to take your transferable skills to other industries such as computer science or teaching. Whatever you decide, we’ll support you as you explore what’s right for you.

Continuous professional development is well supported by professional bodies such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Through a mix of short courses, conferences, and workshops, you’ll keep abreast of industry developments. You’ll also sharpen your technical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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