Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)
UCAS code: H601
Are you ready to solve big problems? Dream of working with great engineers from around the world? We’ll help you do both. Our integrated Masters degree will equip you to harness technology and challenge the norm.
If you’re curious and like to think creatively, then this degree is the perfect match for you. Our dedicated teaching staff will help immerse you in the wonder of electronic engineering.
This integrated Masters degree will keep you a step ahead academically. It’ll prepare you for future senior and specialist jobs where you’ll be given important responsibilities early on.
While studying with us, you’ll develop in-depth knowledge in electronic engineering, programming and applied mathematics, sensor systems and instrumentation techniques, as well as wireless communications and smart systems.
You’ll sharpen your technical, communication and team working skills, vitally important for the world of work. We’ve worked hard to create a supportive environment for our students, an environment that helps you be the best you can be.
International students can apply
Sandwich year option available
Studying abroad option available
What you'll study
Your first year modules will provide a solid foundation for the rest of your degree. As you embed yourself within the course, you’ll design, analyse, and construct systems. Key themes include the core principles that underpin electronic and electrical engineering, digital circuitry and logic, computation and programming, and mathematics for engineering.
Module code: CIS1706
Module code: ENG1200
Module code: ENG1003
Module code: ENG1202
Module code: ENG1609
Module code: CIS1702
Your second year will ground you in more specialist modules. You’ll investigate topics such as mathematics for electronic engineering and programming, industrial automation, and control systems. Our simulated work environment will help you and your peers work according to live briefs. The result? You’ll deliver real products. At the end of the year, you’ll have the option of taking an exciting year-long industrial placement.
Module code: CIS2725
Module code: CIS2721
Module code: ENG2207
Module code: CIS2724
Module code: ENG2208
Module code: ENG2006
You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the subject in your third year. A multidisciplinary group design project will continue to expand your knowledge and experience of working in teams. You’ll examine embedded systems, microprocessors and sensor systems. You’ll also sharpen your engineering management and enterprise expertise.
Module code: CIS3421
Module code: ENG3207
Module code: ENG3200
Module code: CIS3424
Module code: ENG3208
The primary goal of your final year will be on independent study and learning. You’ll explore the foundations of building smart systems and gain knowledge of wireless communication systems and their applications. You’ll also get the exciting opportunity to conduct a research and development project. Through this, you’ll be able to showcase your practical project management skills. Not only that, but it’ll set you apart in conversations with future employers.
Module code: CIS4150
Module code: CIS4126
Module code: ENG4001
Module code: CIS4151
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.
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 active researchers in areas including complex systems, security, Internet of Things, telecommunications and applied mathematics. Academic staff are regular contributors to international conferences and peer-reviewed journals.
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.
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
|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, 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
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.
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.Discover our accommodation
The Department of Engineering is based in the state-of-the-art £13million Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Engineering and Computing and IT students. Our modern computing and engineering laboratories are equipped with comprehensive 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 and a Harvard style lecture theatre.
Where you'll study
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.
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.
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
From project management to systems analysis, an exciting career awaits when you complete your electronic engineering degree with us. Your technical skills will be much needed across various sectors of the global economy.
According to data provided by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) in 2019/20 high skilled graduates of Engineering and Technology could expect a starting salary of £28,000.
You’ll be well matched to work in areas including:
- technical consulting
- product design
- research and development
- software automation
- project management
Graduating with a Master’s degree will open the door for you to pursue further study and research, such as a PhD.
Alternatively, you might want to take your transferable skills to other industries such as financial services or accountancy. 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 team. Throughout your degree, they’ll provide you with timetabled employability sessions and ongoing support during internships and placements.
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.
Additional information added into entry criteria about BTEC entry requirements – Extended Diploma in Engineering preferred, typical offer DMM.
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals ENG1008 becomes Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals ENG1200.
• Applied Mathematics for Engineering ENG2181 becomes Applied Mathematics for Engineering ENG2207.
• Professional Practice in Engineering 2 ENG2609 becomes Professional Practice in Engineering 2 ENG2208.
• Engineering Management and Enterprise ENG3168 becomes Engineering Management and Enterprise ENG3207.
• Engineering Research and Development Methods ENG3004 becomes Engineering Research and Development Methods ENG3200.
• Multidisciplinary Group Design Project ENG3306 becomes Multidisciplinary Group Design Project ENG3208.
• Research and Development Project CIS4517 becomes Research and Development Project ENG4001.
‘The Hatchery’ removed from the facilities section.
ENG1003 (Electronic Circuits and Logic, 20 credits) added to first year compulsory modules to replace CIS1607 (Circuits and Logic, 20 credits).
ENG2006 (Signal Processing, 20 credits) added to second year compulsory modules to replace CIS2608 (Signal Processing, 20 credits).
CIS1702 Programming 1 (20 credits), CIS1706 Computer Aided Engineering (20 credits) and ENG1008 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals (20 credits) replace CIS111 Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 (20 credits), CIS1112 Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 (20 credits) and CIS1113 Computer Aided Engineering (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1.
CIS2721 Applied Industrial Automation (20 credits), CIS2724 Control Systems and Instrument Engineering (20 credits) and CIS2725 Advanced Programming (20 credits) replace CIS2172 Applied Industrial Automation (20 credits), CIS2177 Advanced Programming (20 credits) and CIS2178 Control Systems and Instrumentation Engineering (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 2.
CIS3421 Embedded Systems (20 credits), CIS3424 Microprocessor and Sensor Systems Applications in Engineering (20 credits), ENG3004 Engineering Research and Development Methods (20 credits) and ENG3306 Multidisciplinary Group Design Project (40 credits) replace CIS3146 Embedded Systems (20 credits), CIS3164 Microprocessor and Sensor Systems Applications in Engineering (20 credits), CIS3166 IOT Security (20 credits), CIS3167 IOT Analytics (20 credits) and CIS3305 Computer Vision (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 3.
CIS4126 Project Management (20 credits) and CIS4517 Research and Development Project (60 credits) replace CIS4114 Research and Development Project (60 credits) and CIS4115 Research Methods (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 4.
The above changes take effect for September 2023 entry.