Electronic Engineering MEng


If you’re interested in a career working at the forefront of electronic technology and want to graduate with a Master's degree, this MEng Electronic Engineering integrated Master's degree course is the first step to achieving your ambition.

The difference between this course and our BEng (Hons) course is that you'll specialise in more advanced topics, study for an extra year, and finish with a Master’s qualification.

On this MEng Electronic Engineering degree course, you’ll develop and acquire the knowledge and skills which will enable you to design, build and test a wide range of electronic systems that have a significant impact on our world and society such as medical electronic equipment, drones, smartphones, self-driving cars and games consoles.

You'll also have the option to get involved with UP Racing Electric, the University's Formula Student Racing team. You can specialise in design, production, costing or manufacture, and even replicate the success of the team's 2019 entry which won the overall Class 2 competition.

What you'll experience:

  • Get theoretical and practical knowledge in the design of electronic systems
  • Use the latest equipment in the measurement and analysis of electronics
  • Use experimental kits, such as ServoSET servo-mechanism and superheterodyne radio receivers.
  • Tailor your studies, choosing module options that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Work on a multidisciplinary group project to get the practical experience sought by employers

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.

What you'll study:

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
  • Introduction to Analogue Circuits
  • Mathematical Principles
  • Principles of Digital Systems
  • Writing and Research in the Workplace

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Analogue Analysis and Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Group Design Project
  • Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Control Systems Analysis
  • Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP)
  • Telecommunication Principles

Placement Year

After your second or third year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Students have completed work placements at organisations including:

  • XMOS Core
  • Airbus
  • Portsmouth Water
  • Spirent
  • IBM
  • Apollo Fire Detectors

Many students have gone on to work for their placement employer after the course.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in the third year include:

  • Advanced Electronic Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Individual Project

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Artificial Intelligence or Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Control Systems Design or VHDL and FPGA Systems

Year 4

MEng year modules include:

  • Advanced DSP Techniques
  • Analytical Management Techniques
  • Materials for Electronic Products
  • Microwave and High Speed Digital Design
  • Multidisciplinary Group Project
  • Sensors and Measurement Systems

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • practical tests
  • project work
  • presentations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You will get feedback on all formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 55% by exams and 45% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 62% by exams, 38% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 33% by exams and 67% by coursework
  • Year 4 students: 48% by exams and 52% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, you'll have met the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

What can you do with an Electronic Engineering degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in the following areas, many on graduate training programmes:

  • defence electronics
  • robotics
  • broadcasting
  • telecommunications
  • advanced product manufacturing

What jobs can you do with an Electronic Engineering degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • electronics engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our after you leave the University as you advance in your career

MEng, MEng Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

120-144 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include Mathematics, plus two relevant subjects.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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