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  1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng)
    1. 2016
    2. 2017

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) |
The BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering at City has a long-standing tradition of excellence in teaching advanced electronic systems, communications and robotics.

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UCAS code: H642UCAS tariff: 300.Applicants with 280 and above may be considered.

Key Information

Start date

September 2016

Duration

3 years or 4 years including a professional placement

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,000 per year (fees in subsequent years may be subject to increases (limited to the Retail Prices Index) dependent on governmental policy)

Non-EU

Full-time: £14,500 per year (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

UCAS code

H602; H642 with professional placement

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in developing control systems, machinery and equipment and wish to pursue a career in electrical engineering, communications, control systems, robotics or sensor system.

Objectives

The BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree provides a solid foundation for people wishing to pursue a career in electrical engineering, communications, control systems, robotics or sensor systems.

You will develop a diverse range of theoretical skills and practical experiences, which can be applied to real-world situations. You will have the opportunity to complete a placement after your second year.

Chartered status may be reached by taking a BEng (Hons) degree followed by a Masters degree (or Engineering Doctorate) accredited by the appropriate engineering institutions. Staff are research-active, at the cutting-edge of their field and up-to-date with the latest industrial developments in their subject areas.

Accreditation

The current accreditation of the programme by IET and InstMC has expired at the end of the academic year 2014/15 and a full renewal accreditation visit is taking place in November 2015.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): 32 points overall including at least grade 5 in both Higher Level Maths and a Higher Level science subject (preferably Physics).
  • BTEC Diploma: We only accept the BTEC Extended Diploma in either Electrical and Electronic Engineering OR Electronics. We do not accept Applied Science. Please note that decisions will be based on modules taking/taken.
  • Access courses: We do not accept any Access qualifications for this course.
  • A-Levels: 300 UCAS tariff points from 3 A-levels, including at least grade B in both Mathematic and a science subject (preferably Physics or electronics). We do not accept the following subjects: Critical Thinking, Use of Maths, Key Skills and General Studies. If you are taking a language subject as part of your A-level choices, please note that it will be counted as half the UCAS tariff points achieved if the language is in your native tongue.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND): We only accept subjects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering OR Electronics. Direct entry direct into the 2nd year may be possible depending on the modules taking/taken and grades achieved.
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC): We only accept subjects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering OR Electronics. Entry into the 1st year only may be possible depending on the modules taking/taken and grades achieved.


Please note:
We do not accept entry into the final year of this course.

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

INTO City University London

INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Engineering and Mathematics. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of an approved English language qualification.  We accept the following:

  • GCSE English Language, grade C or above
  • IGCSE English language, grade C or above
  • IELTS Academic or UKVI, 6.0 overall including no less than 5.5 in the other sub tests
  • Pearson test, 51 overall and no less than 51 in each area
  • GCE A Level or AS Level English language, grade C or above
  • IB:  English as a first language, standard level grade 4 and as a second language, higher level grade 4

English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Find out more about:

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Rosehill, New Barn Lane,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ
www.ucas.com

UCAS Customer Service Unit telephone numbers:

  • For callers in the UK: 0871 468 0 468
  • For callers outside the UK: +44 (0)871 468 0 468

For callers with hearing difficulties

  • From the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0 468
  • From outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0 468.

You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2016 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2015 and 15 January 2016. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2016 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office.
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8716/0223
E: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, you should contact the admissions tutor for that course (please see the course description for contact details).

94%
National Student Survey 2015: 94% of Electrical and Electronic Engineering students were satisfied with the course
2nd
City is ranked 2nd in London and 11th in the UK for Electrical & Electronic Engineering degrees in the Guardian University Guide 2017
75%
of graduates were in a professional or managerial job

The Lord Mayor of London Scholarship

Lecturer talks about his hybrid car

Dr Daniel Nankoo, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering delivers a lecture about his Hybrid car, to his students.

Placements

You are strongly encouraged to seek a placement after your second year. The placement will give you the opportunity to learn more about the industry, take on graduate-level responsibilities and in some cases work as part of a multinational work force.

Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.

Academic facilities

Electrical and Electronic engineering facilities image

We have a range of recently refurbished facilities, including brand new undergraduate, postgraduate and research laboratories.

The Finkelstein Undergraduate Electronics Teaching Laboratory is the centrepiece of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Its facilities include state of the art electronic test and measurement devices, used for the teaching of new students, as well as advanced students working on their own individual or group projects.

Students are able to fabricate their own printed circuit boards using robotic technology. There is also a power engineering related working area, enabling students to access high voltage motors and transformers, as well as photovoltaic systems.

Image credit: Laurie Griffith

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Teaching and learning

The BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering course is delivered mainly by academic staff from the School. It also includes lectures by experts in the industrial sector who explain how technologies are currently being used in industry to solve real-world problems.

The course is delivered in formal lectures, seminars and tutorials supplemented by an engineering applications course and laboratory and group projects.

Assessment

Assessment is by examinations, coursework and laboratory reports. Your degree classification is based on marks obtained in the second and final academic years, the final academic year contributing twice as many marks as the second year.

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 30%
  • Year 3: 60%

Modules

The first two years of this course are delivered jointly with the Computer Systems Engineering and the Telecommunications degree.

The focus is on fundamental principles of engineering and applied physics with modules providing an essential insight into electronics, design and computing.

Year 1

Year one provides a broad foundation in engineering concepts. The fundamental principles of engineering and applied physics that underpin the design of electrical and electronic equipment are studied.

Core modules include:

  • Engineering mathematics 1
  • Engineering science
  • Engineering practice
  • Digital logic
  • Electronic circuit design 1
  • Programming and design
  • Systems, modelling and control.

Year 2

The second year focuses on specialist areas on electrical and electronic engineering, computer systems and telecommunications.

Core modules include:

  • Engineering mathematics 2
  • Engineering management 2
  • Object-orientated programming
  • Communication systems
  • Dynamics and control
  • Electronic circuit design 2
  • Numerical computing and statistics.

Year 3

In the final year you will be required to complete an individual project. This is often associated with the design, construction and costing of an electrical device to satisfy a given specification, or it may be a more fundamental investigation. Recent student projects include the design of control systems, image-based lane-following in autonomous vehicle navigation, neural networks for financial forecasting and optical fibre instrumentation.

The final year also includes a field trip to the London Overground depot and you will be invited to test a hybrid car.

You will have the opportunity to take several core and advances specialist modules spanning the range of electrical and electronic engineering.

Core modules include:

  • Engineering management 3
  • Embedded and real-time systems
  • Engineering systems
  • Electric and magnetic fields
  • Signal processing
  • Electrical and electronic power systems.

Career prospects

Find out how studying at City University London helps to improve your job prospects

The electrical and electronic engineering field offers exciting employment opportunities:

  • Power systems with companies such as: UK Power Networks, National Grid and ET Power Systems
  • Telecommunications with companies such as: BT, O2, Huawei and Nokia
  • Control and systems engineering with companies such as: Atkins, DeltaRail and British Aerospace.

Some graduates continue into postgraduate education, research, and development and consultancy.

91% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS code: H602; H642 with professional placement


Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Rosehill, New Barn Lane,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ
www.ucas.com

UCAS Customer Service Unit telephone numbers:

  • For callers in the UK: 0871 468 0 468
  • For callers outside the UK: +44 (0)871 468 0 468

For callers with hearing difficulties

  • From the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0 468
  • From outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0 468.

You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2016 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2015 and 15 January 2016. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2016 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office.
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8716/0223
E: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, you should contact the admissions tutor for that course (please see the course description for contact details).

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