MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Aston University Andrew Ogden

I chose Aston for the fast-track MEng opportunity. It means I can complete my MEng qualification in four years rather than the traditional five."

Andrew Ogden
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

ABB - BBB including Maths and a Physical Science or Technology subject

Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand. Some of our recent graduates are now commanding high salaries working for companies including Olympus, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, BAE Systems and Microsoft. 

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Aston Engineering & Technology graduates go on to earn £1,900 more than the sector average, one year after graduation (LEO, 2018)
Association with the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 29th in the UK (2019 Guardian League Table)

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

UCAS Code: H601

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GCSE requirement: 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: 

£9,250 (£4,625 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2018/19)                             
£19,000 for Outside EU students (2018/19)
Placement Year: £4,625 for International Students

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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 £4,625. More on fees

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Typical offers:

ABB-BBB to include Maths and a physical science or technology A level (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Computer Science).
32 overall points with 555 including Maths and Physics at Higher Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD in Engineering, with GCE A Levels grade B in Mathematics and Physics (consideration may be given to Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics if Physics is not studied at A Level).
A subject related Access to Higher Education with 45 credits at Level 3 and at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

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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

  • Mechanics (AP1MEC)
  • Core Engineering Mathematics (EE1CEM)
  • Computational Problem Solving (EE1CPS)
  • Digital and Analogue Electronics (EE1DAE)
  • Electrical Circuit Theory (EE1ECT)
  • Engineering Projects and Entrepreneurship 1 (EE1EPE)
  • Electrical Systems Design (EE1ESD)
  • Introduction to Optics and Waves (EE1IOW)
  • Theory of Electricity (EE1TEL)

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

  • Analogue Electronics (EE2AEL)
  • Communication Systems (EE2CSY)
  • Data Acquisition and Control (EE2DAC)
  • Electronics Group Design Project (EE2EDP)
  • Electronic Systems Analysis (EE2ESA)
  • Electrical Systems Engineering (EE2ESE)
  • Intermediate Digital Design (EE2IDD)
  • Electrical Networks, Machines and Drives (EE2NMD) 

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
  • Sustainability in Science and Technology (BHM367)
  • Digital transmission and communication systems (EE3DDT)
  • Java Programming for Electronic Engineers (EE3JEE)
  • Leadership in Engineering (SE4051)
Optional Modules
  • International Placement Assessment (EE3IPA)
  • MEng International Study Year (EE3MIP)
  • MEng Industrial Placement Year (EE3MPY)
  • Individual Research (EE3RSC)

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 

  • Digital Systems Design (EE3DSD)
  • Digital Signal Processing (EE3SPR)
  • MEng Final Year Project (EE4PRJ)

Optional Modules

  • Mobile Data Networks (EE4016)
  • Information Theory and Coding and Traffic Theory (EE401A)
  • Digital Transmission (EE401B)
  • Broadband Wireless Networks (EE4027)
  • Optical Communications (EE402A)
  • Radio Systems and Personal Communications Networks (EE402B)
  • Digital Systems Architectures (EE4DSA)
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

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Our courses have been developed in collaboration with electronics professionals in a wide range of sectors to give broad but industrially relevant qualifications. 
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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