Master of Engineering - MEng
Advances in electronic technology have a significant impact on the world, from games consoles, digital cameras and smartphones to drones and self-driving cars.
If you're interested in a career designing, developing and manufacturing electronic equipment and devices, this Electronic Engineering degree is the first step to achieving your ambition. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BEng) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MEng).
You’ll examine the theory and design of electronic systems, devices and circuits and learn how electronic engineering contributes to the wider field of electrical engineering.
You’ll work with analogue and digital components such as microprocessors, microcontrollers and programmable devices, using sophisticated facilities and technology. In years 2 and 3, you can study specialist topics that match your interests and ambitions, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and telecommunications.
You’ll apply your skills on projects that solve the types of challenges you’ll face in your career. This includes the option to be part of one of the University’s Formula Student racing teams, where you can specialise in design, production, costing or manufacture of a racing car.
You can also get valuable professional experience by spending a sandwich year working in industry.
The course opens doors to a career as a professional electronics engineer and puts you on the path towards Chartered Engineer status.
This course is accredited by the Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The MEng meets in full the academic requirement for registration as CEng (Chartered Engineer), while the BEng partially meets these requirements.
What you'll experience
On this degree course you'll:
- Get theoretical and practical knowledge in the design of electronic systems
- Use the latest equipment for analysing and measuring electronics, including logic analysers, spectrum analysers, digital scopes and multi-function generators
- Learn in facilities including a microcontroller and digital lab, analogue electronics lab, telecommunications lab and computing suites with software applications such as Matlab
- Use experimental kits, such as ServoSET servo-mechanism (which helps you learn how to stabilise systems) and superheterodyne radio receivers (which help you understand the principles of radio receiver operation)
- Tailor your studies, choosing module options that match your interests and career ambitions
- Complete a high-level dissertation under the supervision of a member of staff
- Develop skills you can use in all areas of your life and career, including team working, research, critical thinking and time management skills
Careers and opportunities
Electronic engineering has a significant impact on our lives, from telecommunication systems bringing people together to medical technology looking after our health.
Due to the ongoing demand for innovation in medical technology devices, and consumer electronics such as mobile phones and televisions, there's high demand for skilled electronic engineers.
Previous students have gone on to work in the following areas, many on graduate training programmes:
- Defence electronics
- Product design
- Advanced product manufacturing
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.
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£ 17,600per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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