Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons), MEng

Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years, 4 years (with a placement), 4 years (MEng) full-time
UCAS code: H629, H630 (with a placement year), H656 (MEng)
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree will prepare you for a career in sectors such as renewable energy, transport, manufacturing, and construction.

From the aerospace and automotive sectors to telecommunications and power generation, engineers who are skilled in electrical and electronic engineering are in considerable demand across industry.

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees offers flexible pathways to tailor your studies.

You can specialise by taking our individual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineering, which are accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Both specialist degrees partially meet the requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.

If you are unsure which area suits you, the combined Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree lets you explore both disciplines (Note: Accreditation is currently being sought for the combined pathway).

This course is ideal for a career in a range of areas including renewable energy, telecommunications, transport networks, construction and more.

On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway: BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering, MEng Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering, MEng Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering or MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Professional body accreditation

BEng/MEng Electrical Engineering

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Energy Institute (EI)

BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

IET accreditation is being sought for the combined route.

Course content

In Year 1, your learning will closely mirror our other engineering degrees (Aeronautical, Mechatronics etc.) to ensure you have a solid grounding in engineering principles.

In Year 2 you’ll specialise in areas such as advanced electrical and electronic simulation and control. BEng (Hons) students can also take an optional industrial placement. This is a great chance to develop your employability skills and get you ready for potential graduate roles. Our close links with many high profile companies mean that we can help secure placements.

In Year 3 you will complete a substantial engineering project. You will also get the chance to present your work to industry and the public at the annual GradEX event.

If you choose the integrated MEng degree however, you will complete a substantial industrial-based project before progressing to Masters level study in Year 4.

You’ll also be able to take part in events arranged by our professional accrediting body, the IET, as well as benefiting from guest speakers from industry.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Electrical and Electronic Principles Compulsory
Engineering Applications Compulsory
Introductory Mechanics and Fluids Compulsory
Mathematical Foundations for Engineers Compulsory
Professional Engineering Skills Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Electrical and Electronic Principles Compulsory
Instrumentation and Measurement Compulsory
Communication Principles Compulsory
Mathematical Foundations for Engineers Compulsory
Professional Engineering Skills Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Signals, Systems, and Embedded Software I Compulsory
Engineering Maths with Applications Compulsory
Electrical Power, Machines and Drives Compulsory
Adv Electrical/Electronic Sim and Control Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Signals, Systems, and Embedded Software I Compulsory
Engineering Maths with Applications Compulsory
Electrical Power, Machines and Drives Compulsory
Business Innovation and Enterprise in Eng Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Power Electronics and Embedded Software II Compulsory
Engineering Project (BEng only) Compulsory
Industrial-based Project (MEng only) Compulsory
Digital Communications: Processing and Applications Optional
Power Systems and Engineering Analysis Optional
Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng only) Optional
Electronics, Design, and Testing (BEng only) Optional
Work Placement Module (Returning placement students only) Optional
Industrial Responsibility (Part time only) Optional
Semester 2
Module title
Power Electronics and Embedded Software II Compulsory
Engineering Project Compulsory
Industrial-based Project (MEng only) Compulsory
Digital Communications: Processing and Applications Optional
Power Systems and Engineering Analysis Optional
Electro-mechanical Control Systems (BEng only) Optional
Analogue Electronics and RF (BEng only) Optional
Work Placement module (Returning placement students only) Optional
Industrial Responsibility (Part time only) Optional

Year 4

Semester 1
Module title
Power Electronics in Utility Systems (MEng only) Optional
Advanced Power System Analysis (MEng only) Optional
Digital Electronics Systems (MEng only) Optional
Digital Signal Processing (MEng only) Optional
Sustainable Design and Manufacture (MEng only) Compulsory
MEng Group Project Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Power System Protection (MEng only) Optional
Flexible AC Transmission Systems and Custom Power (MEng only) Optional
Optical Fibre Communication Systems (MEng only) Optional
Embedded Real-Time Systems (MEng only) Optional
Employability and Entrepreneurship (MEng only) Compulsory
MEng Group Project Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.