MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This ground-breaking, fast-track, higher level qualification allows to you gain an MEng qualification in 4 years, rather than the traditional 5-year path, making it a more time and cost-effective choice.

Why choose this course?

  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering is currently ranked top 10 in the UK (2015 Guardian University Guide)

  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering ranks top 5 in the UK for both Staff to Student Ratio and the proportion of graduates achieving a 2:1 or higher (2015 Guardian University Guide)

  • Pioneering fast-track programme
  • 4-year MEng, including integrated 12-month industrial placement
  • Design-led practical course, with close industry links
  • Select from Masters level courses in sensing, communications or power in the final year
  • The Electronic Engineering subject group is internationally recognised for research and this is reflected in the final year project opportunities
  • IET student membership paid by University.

4 years full-time with integrated placement year (fast-track)

UCAS Code: H601

Typical offer level
A Level:
BTEC National Diploma: For further information please contact the admissions team on : 0121 204 3400 or engineering@aston.ac.uk
IB: 34 points (including minimum Grade 6 in Maths and Physics at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Maths and Physics required but will consider Electronics if Physics is not studied at A-Level.
GCSE: English Grade C
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Tuition fees: 

£9,000 for UK/EU students (2016/17)                                                                          £16,850 for Outside EU students (2016/17)
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As this course contains an integrated placement year which includes academic modules taken in a distance learning format, the placement year fee will be £4,500. More on fees

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This ground-breaking, fast-track, higher level qualification allows to you gain an MEng qualification in 4 years, rather than the traditional 5-year path, making it a more time and cost-effective choice. Designed to stretch our top students, it also includes a 12-month industrial placement, giving you the opportunity to study electronics more deeply than at BEng level while also gaining valuable industry experience.  

Because electronic engineering impacts on so many facets of modern-day life, it is perhaps no surprise to find that it is the most extensive and pervasive of all the engineering disciplines.

The design of this innovative course emphasises ‘doing’ as well as ‘knowing’, helping you to develop essential practical, intellectual, business and communication skills. This ‘real world’ approach, combined with the beneficial experience you will gain during your placement, will give you a clear competitive edge in the search for graduate employment.

In addition to giving you the knowledge base of science and mathematics needed to excel in the field, you will develop the techniques and skills required to analyse problems and engineer solutions. There is a strong emphasis on practical work in all years, allowing you to develop your engineering and management skills by working on engaging projects.

Years 1 & 2

The first two years of the MEng are taught alongside the BEng degree. Starting with the basic principles of analogue, digital and programmable electronic systems, you will rapidly develop the analytical skills to understand and begin designing electrical circuits and systems. You will also take courses in computing and mathematics. Project work encourages you to develop skills in team working, business and communications. 

Year 1 modules

In Year 2 you will study digital and programmable systems, communication systems, electronic systems and electrical systems in more depth. A themed design project and business course will enable you to develop your professional design and management skills.  

By taking additional modules after the end of the second year, you can incorporate the placement within a 4-year course.

Year 2 modules

Years 3 & 4

The final two years allow you to develop your skills in engineering and engineering management to a much greater depth and gain important experience working on an engineering placement.

The placement in Year 3 is academically assessed and also includes some distance learning business modules.

Year 3 modules

 Core modules
Optional Modules

Final year
The final year is taught alongside our Masters programmes and you can chose options from the stream that most interests you.

In the final year you can take a broad range of Masters level courses or specialise in one particular area, such as communications, sensing, computing or electrical power.

You will also complete an extended individual project in an area that interests you.

Core Modules 

Optional Modules

The course is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical work. You will be set an engaging series of both individual and group assignments – current project areas, for example, include work with robotics, communications, alternative energy, wireless sensors and fibre optics. Evaluation is through both examinations and continuous assessment.

Personal development

This innovative, fast-track MEng is designed to reflect and prepare you for the demands of ‘real world’ electronic engineering as much as possible. To this end, throughout your course, you will find that the theoretical and project work you are set encourages and enables you to develop essential practical, intellectual, business and communication skills – attributes that will give you a clear competitive edge in the search for graduate employment.

If you are predicted to achieve 3 A's at A Level and are planning to join an IET accredited BEng/MEng engineering or technology degree course in Autumn 2013 then you qualify for the IET Jubilee Scholarship worth £1000 a year.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply click this link

Our courses have been developed in collaboration with the electronics and telecommunications professions. All courses in the Electronic Engineering Academic Group are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE).
This 4-year fast-track MEng course includes a 12-month industrial placement in the third year.

It is the perfect opportunity for you to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned so far and to gain highly beneficial professional experience. It is designed to help you make a more informed judgement about your future career and will form an invaluable part of your CV when you seek graduate employment.

We support you in finding a suitable placement with an industrial partner.
Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand.

Some of our recent graduates are currently commanding high salaries working in government, the public sector and in private industry. In the latter sector, employers include Olympus, Oclaro, Corus, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, Oxford University, BAE Systems, Npower, Cogent Defence, Siemens, Orange, Vodafone, QinetiQ, National Grid, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Cars, Schlumberger and Microsoft.

Other graduates have chosen to study for PhD degrees or have started their own businesses.
Electronic Engineering attracts a consistently high level of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for access to specialist equipment.

You will have access to recently refurbished electronics labs, an extensive network of computer facilities and a large number of embedded processors for lab work.

These resources are complemented by specialist electronics, telecommunications and networked laboratories and research facilities.

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REF 2014

REF 2014

71% of our Research Excellence Framework submission for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials has been judged World Leading or Internationally Excellent.


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