Electronic Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
Think of all the advances in technology over the years, from games consoles and smart phones to drones and self-driving cars. The role of electronic engineers in the future will be crucial as we become increasingly reliant on faster, more intelligent technologies. The difference between this course and our BEng (Hons) route is that you will specialise in more advanced topics. Also, on successful completion of the course, you’ll meet the full educational requirements of the IET for CEng (Chartered Engineer) status. You'll also meet the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation (EUR-ACE). Find out about awards and scholarships available to students studying IET accredited engineering and technology courses.


What will I experience?

On this course you can:
  • Gain the essential theoretical and practical knowledge in the design of electronic systems
  • Use modern, sophisticated equipment to measure and analyse of a range of electronic systems
  • Experiment with our range of control applications – from helicopter development kits to walking robots
  • Choose an area of specialism
  • Work on a multidisciplinary group project to gain the practical experience sought by industry
  • Put learning into practice by doing a paid work placement, either in the UK or overseas after either the second or third of the course

What opportunities might it lead to?

This MEng course has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), meeting the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).Successfully completing this MEng course will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation. You will also be awarded the EUR-ACE certificates meaning that you will fully meet the criteria of second cycle European engineering programmes.Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
  • professional electronics
  • design
  • research and development
  • product manufacture
  • project management

Programme Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory and project work, CAE system activity and open access study. The course has a strong practical emphasis and we pride ourselves on working at the leading-edge of technology and learning practices.A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here’s how we assess your work:
  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • practical tests
  • project work
  • presentations

Student Destinations

It is generally accepted that there is a current shortage of engineers and our courses are aimed at educating engineers for a multitude of different careers in engineering and technology. Not only does this course meet the requirements of the major engineering graduate programmes, it gives you the chance to sample the workplace with a year-long industrial placement. Placement employers may even offer a sponsorship for your remaining years of study, a job offer on graduation, or both.You could find jobs in areas as diverse as consumer and professional electronics, robotics, defence, broadcasting and telecommunications. Roles our graduates have taken on include:
  • electronics engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

Programme Structure

Module Details

Year oneYou will begin the course with the foundations of engineering science. In this year, and throughout the course, you’ll benefit from hands-on experience due to the project-based learning approach on many of the units relating to analogue and digital electronics.Core units in this year include:
  • Writing and Research in the Workplace
  • Mathematical Principles
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
  • Introduction to Analogue Circuits
  • Principles of Digital Systems
Year twoBroaden your knowledge gained in the first year. You’ll study further mathematics, electronic design, telecommunications and control engineering.Core units in this year include:
  • Group Design Project
  • Analogue Analysis and Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic
  • Control Systems Analysis
Options to choose from in this year include:
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Analogue and Digital Communications
  • Foreign Languages
Years three and four*In your final two years you will cover advanced electronics and manufacturing and digital signal processing. There is also a range of topics for you to tailor your studies as well as practical individual project work.Core units in the third year include:
  • Advanced Electronic System
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Individual Project
  • VHDL and FPGA Systems
Options to choose from in this year include:
  • Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Transmission Techniques and Broadcasting
  • Control Systems Design
MEng year units include:
  • Advanced DSP Techniques
  • Analytical Management Techniques
  • MEng Multidisciplinary Group Project
  • Microwave and Wireless Technology
  • Sensors and Measurement System
  • Multidisciplinary Group Project
*This course is also available as a 5-year sandwich (work placement)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date 4 years full time, 5 years sandwich with work placement
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • 120-136 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.