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MEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Develop advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering, programming and applied mathematics and discover the technology that underpins embedded systems, power systems, sensor systems and instrumentation techniques.

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      UCAS Code: H612
      Course Length: 4 Years Full-Time
      Start Dates: September 2023
      Subjects: Engineering
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BBC-ABB (A Level) or DMM-DDM (BTEC)
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      Electrical and electronic engineers design, develop and evaluate the tools and techniques that produce solutions for real-world applications across a range of challenging and fast-growing industrial sectors. This integrated Masters degree will prepare for a career in the broad areas of contemporary electrical and electronic systems, power delivery mechanisms and architectures, computer aided engineering, applied industrial engineering and evolving mobile communications technologies. You will exploit advances in antennas and radio wave propagation, computing technologies and power electronics and develop the professional responsibilities needed to operate with confidence in the challenging and rapidly changing world of electrical and electronic engineering. You will also gain valuable experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating on a substantial engineering project that will broaden your knowledge and develop your group working skills. Developing advanced skills in programming, mathematics, control theory, modelling and project management, you will graduate as a skilled professional with expertise aligned with the needs of organisations from a range of sectors, able to actively participate in, and manage, the executive design and development of electronic and electrical engineering systems.

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      What will I study?

      In Year 1 you will study a set of modules that provide a solid foundation for the second and third years of your degree. You will study a balanced range of current engineering topics from fundamentals of the design, analysis, and construction of systems to the foundations of engineering mathematics and professional practice. These subjects focus on the key principles that underpin electrical and electronic engineering, digital circuitry and logic, computation and programming, and mathematical principles.

      The Year 2 curriculum provides a more specialised focus. You will study modules that allow you to investigate topics covering power electronics, antennas and radio wave propagation, signal processing, control systems and instrumentation, while also further exploring the principles of mathematics for engineering. A simulated work environment or project will enable you to respond to live briefs, deliver real products, and engage in other realistic work-related activity as part of a team.

      On completion of the second year, you have the option of undertaking a 12-month industrial placement or year abroad before beginning your third year.

      Year 3 provides opportunities to develop advanced knowledge and skills in more specialist fields, as well as broadening your experience into other related disciplines through project work. You will investigate topics covering electrical motors and power drives, and advanced control. You will also develop expertise in engineering management and enterprise. A substantial multidisciplinary project will provide valuable experience of working in a team on an exciting engineering challenge.

      Year 4 provides the opportunity to further extend your knowledge in specific areas. The emphasis at this level is on the development of independent study and learning. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of topics covering power generation and distribution and gain an insight into the operation of mobile communication systems. You will acquire project management skills in preparation to embark on a significant capstone research and development project which may take the form of either an appropriate piece of software or hardware.

      How will I 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 will I 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 me?

      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.


      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.

      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.


      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.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes 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 accrediting 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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      Year 1

      Compulsory modules:

      CIS1607Circuits and Logic (20 credits)

      Circuits and Logic introduces you to logic level models, logic gates and the design and application of digital logic circuits. Digital logic circuits are an essential component of every electronic device including computers, smartphones, and tablets. They are used to build engineering designs that deliver various computational outcomes. This module introduces you to the operation, design and application of simple combinational and sequential digital logic circuits. You will gain an understanding of how digital logic circuits are analysed, designed, verified and tested. You will also develop the capability to use digital logic circuits to solve simple engineering problems.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS1706Computer Aided Engineering (20 credits)

      Computer-Aided Engineering immerses you in computer-based techniques that support the processes of design and simulation applied to engineering problems. This module provides you with an opportunity to develop an understanding and experience of commercially available engineering software and its practical applications to solve complex engineering problems. You will investigate the use of computer-aided design and simulation tools for a variety of engineering applications and develop skills in a variety of computer-aided design and simulation programs.

      Assessment: Coursework: 80%, Written Exam(s): 20%.

      ENG1008Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals (20 credits)

      Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. You will explore concepts covering voltage and current, as well as characterisation of resistance, capacitance and inductance. You will also investigate the operation and performance characteristics of electronic components, such as operational amplifiers, diodes and transistors, using analytical and experimental techniques.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Written Exam(s): 60%.

      ENG1608Foundations of Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)

      Foundations of Engineering Mathematics provides an overview of the most important mathematical concepts and methods which are relevant to engineering. Mathematics is an essential component of engineering and it is at the core of many engineering analysis techniques and concepts. The module focuses on mathematical methods in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, differential and integral calculus, and matrices. You will explore real-world, cutting-edge applications and methods of mathematics, from engineering to physics and mechanics.

      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

      ENG1609Professional Practice in Engineering 1 (20 credits)

      Professional Practice in Engineering 1 provides a fundamental starting point for engineering students. Building a base of knowledge to begin your journey to becoming a professional engineer, you will receive a grounding in how professional bodies underpin their practice. You will be introduced to the engineering profession and basic laboratory skills, gaining hands-on experience with equipment. You will also be made aware of relevant regulatory requirements governing engineering activities in the context of particular areas of specialisation.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      CIS1702Programming 1 (20 credits)

      Programming 1 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of software development. You will be introduced to the analytical techniques and processes which are essential for specifying, designing and implementing applications. Practical sessions will develop skills and knowledge relevant to today’s industrial needs through the use of modern, widely used programming languages. Software development is essentially a problem-solving activity and provides an excellent opportunity for the development of analytical skills and the synthesis of solutions. Promoting computational thinking, the module will teach you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable issues.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Year 2

      Compulsory modules:

      ENG2100Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation (20 credits)

      Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation presents the theoretical principals and practical considerations behind the transmission, propagation and reception of radio waves. Through a series of lectures and practical laboratory sessions, you will gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools. The module begins with analysis of the natural forces that enable electromagnetic waves to be transmitted over the air, before focusing on the characteristics of different types of antenna. You will then discover the different mechanisms which determine how a radio wave propagates through the air and additionally examine various ways of modelling the transmission environment.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Written Exam(s): 60%.

      ENG2181Applied Mathematics for Engineering (20 credits)

      Applied Mathematics for Engineering provides a comprehensive overview of the important mathematical concepts and methods relevant to engineering. Mathematics is an essential component of engineering and is at the core of many engineering analysis techniques and concepts. Mathematical methods in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, differential and integral calculus and matrices will be introduced, with emphasis on how they relate to a variety of real-world problems in engineering, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS2724Control Systems and Instrument Engineering (20 credits)

      Control Systems and Instrument Engineering is designed to produce engineers who are knowledgeable about, and competent to employ, new and emerging technologies that are crucial to maintaining modern society’s competitive industries, many of which rely heavily on the use of systems and equipment that are powered by mechanical principles, electronics, computers and control systems. Increasingly, engineers are required to design and develop machinery with computer, mechanical and electronic controls. This module will equip you with a range of skills required to design and maintain innovative solutions to automated modern industrial systems. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of integrated circuit engineering, intelligent design and control systems, the Internet of Things and other topics relevant to a multidisciplinary field which combines electronics, instrumentation, software and control engineering.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      ENG2002Power Electronics (20 credits)

      Power Electronics develops your understanding of solid-state electronics, with an emphasis on the control and conversion of electrical power. In power electronics, you will learn about the operation of low power and high power electronic devices, including thyristors, power metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), and power amplifiers. The performance of step-up and step-down DC to DV converters and DC to AC inverters will be explored using analytical and experimental techniques.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Written Exam(s): 60%.

      ENG2609Professional Practice in Engineering 2 (20 credits)

      Professional Practice in Engineering 2 fosters professional practice and  employability skills. This will be achieved by simulating, as accurately as possible, what it’s like to work in a given engineering specialism. You will be introduced to the world of work via a simulated work environment or project. This will involve being given live briefs and/or being placed into teams that represent fictional companies and being asked to produce real products or engage in realistic work-related activity. This employer-derived simulation or project will enable you to experience working as part of a large team, including the challenges that can occur when trying to complete high-quality, complicated engineering work to schedule.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS2608Signal Processing (20 credits)

      Signal Processing explores the technologies which have become essential assets for building the future smart world, where interaction between smart devices relies heavily on reliable and efficient communication signal processing technologies. The module  introduces you to the fundamental principles of signal processing, from the underpinning theories and mathematics to practical applications, with an emphasis on developing problem-solving techniques via seminar/laboratory activities. Beginning with signal analysis to help you understand the signal representations in both the time and frequency domain, you will go on to explore various modulation schemes for analogue and digital-signal transmissions, evaluating their performance in terms of signal-to-noise ratio, bandwidth requirement and error logs. A central theme throughout the module will be the security aspects surrounding the technologies.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

      Year 3

      Compulsory modules:

      ENG3101Advanced Control Engineering (20 credits)

      Advanced Control Engineering presents the theoretical principles and practical considerations behind the implementation and operation of advanced control systems. Through a series of lectures and practical laboratory sessions, you will gain hands-on experience of using test and measurement equipment and simulation tools in advanced control engineering. The module will cover digital equivalents, z-transformations, stability and frequency response, root locus, controllers design, compensators including phase-lead and phase-lag, and digital control systems design. You will learn how to design, test and measure the performance of digital control systems in a laboratory setting.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Written Exam(s): 60%.

      ENG3100Electric Motors and Power Drives (20 credits)

      Electric Motors and Power Drives presents the theoretical principals and practical considerations behind the operation of electrical motors and drive systems found in consumer appliances, transport, manufacturing and various industrial processes. An understanding of the design and operation of electric motors is becoming an increasingly important part of electrical and mechanical engineering, as research and innovation is now intensifying on developing efficient and powerful electric motors for the automotive industry. Through a series of lectures and practical laboratory sessions, you will gain hands-on experience in the use of test and measurement equipment and simulation tools, learning how to design, test and measure the performance of electric motors in a laboratory setting. Adopting a problem-solving approach, you will explore classical concepts in electrical motors and drive systems, including circular force and electro-mechanical energy, as well as operating capabilities. The module will introduce you to the characteristics of various types of DC and AC motors, as well as the different drive systems that are used to control their operation.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Written Exam(s): 60%.

      ENG3168Engineering Management and Enterprise (20 credits)

      Engineering Management and Enterprise equips you with a practical understanding of engineering management techniques and the necessary systems and philosophies for successful project implementation. You will gain a detailed understanding of the actions that an organisation needs to take to deal with opportunities, threats, challenges and unexpected events emerging from and within their external and internal environments. The module provides an understanding of how quality engineering techniques can be implemented throughout the product and manufacturing life cycle, while also offering a wider view of the context in which state-of-the-art products are designed and subsequently proceed into the market or the work environment. In addition to this, you will gain an overview of how total quality management (TQM) can be used to strategic advantage to exceed customer requirements and facilitate process improvement.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

      ENG3004Engineering Research and Development Methods (20 credits)

      Engineering Research and Development Methods ensures that you are fully prepared for undertaking an engineering research and development project. The module will equip you with various skills and techniques which will help you to plan and proceed with your project with confidence. You will be shown how to discover work that is relevant to your project and critically appraise its relevance. The World Wide Web is a rich source of information and you will be shown how to tap into the valuable resources that are in the public domain. You will learn how to organise and disseminate your findings to as wide an audience as possible. To conclude, you will present your work in a written report and give an oral presentation to your peers.

      Assessment: Coursework: 90%, Practical(s): 10%.

      ENG3306Multidisciplinary Group Design Project (40 credits)

      Multidisciplinary Group Design Project provides you with the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team on a substantial engineering project which reflects the complexity of the working environment. The multidisciplinary nature of the project delivers a breadth of knowledge in other areas of engineering and technology. This will allow you to better understand the nature and technical challenges encountered when designing sustainable engineering solutions to meet the needs of modern society. The module develops teamwork and group skills and includes researching and analysing a given task and then finding and realising a practical engineering solution. You will work in a small team and be given a project which will typically take the form of a global engineering challenge. The project is an opportunity for you to investigate in some depth an issue of particular interest, while also contributing more widely to your group’s common goals. The module offers an element of specialisation to demonstrate the integration of skills, group work and technical knowledge.

      Assessment: Coursework: 80%, Practical(s): 20%.

      Year 4

      Compulsory modules:

      ENG4101Mobile Communication Systems (20 credits)

      Mobile Communication Systems. This is a new module. Further information about this module will be added when available.

      ENG4100Power Generation and Distribution (20 credits)

      Power Generation and Distribution. This is a new module. Further information about this module will be added when available.

      CIS4126Project Management (20 credits)

      Project Management provides an in-depth understanding of what project management involves. The module will equip you with an awareness that projects need to be managed effectively if they are to succeed and that project management is a complex activity and demands a professional approach. Emphasis is placed on the importance of project planning, monitoring and control in the management of large scale projects. The module not only explores the techniques which can be applied, and the tools which can be used, but also the ‘softer’ human factors which must be taken into account in managing large project teams, such as people management and team leadership.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      CIS4517Research and Development Project (60 credits)

      Research and Development Project provides experience of designing and executing a substantial project in a limited time, based on a project plan, employing practical skills, problem solving and underpinned by relevant research. You will apply and extend skills and knowledge learned in taught modules and demonstrate your competency to construct and complete a coherent project as a computing professional.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      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

      Some examples of how you can achieve 112-128 UCAS Tariff points are as follows:

      • A Level: BBC-ABB;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) or Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
      • 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.

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      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

      International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      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.

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      MEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduates possess the advanced skills to enter a career in engineering or computing with a broad choice of career paths, thereby enhancing their employability.

      You will have the necessary expertise to work as an electrical engineer, electronic engineer, control engineer or software automations engineer, with career opportunities in areas such as the automotive industry, energy and power, telecommunications, aerospace, automation and control, system analysis, network design or manufacturing sectors.

      Our dedicated Employability team, who work closely with the University’s Careers Centre, support students to find highly skilled employment. You will also benefit from timetabled employability sessions, ongoing support during internships and placements, and presentations and workshops delivered by employers.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four-year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to participate in Language Steps classes, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective student who will be joining this integrated Masters degree in academic year 2023/24, tuition fees are still to be announced. 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, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      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.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this integrated Masters degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme 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 integrated Masters degrees 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). Please see for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at


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