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

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

MEng (Hons) |
Electrical and electronic engineers develop systems that power our homes and enable us to communicate wherever we are. From smartphones and agile robots, to aircraft control systems and renewable energy provision, the solutions developed by electrical and electronic engineers continue to improve and transform our lives.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017

Duration

4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 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: £16,500 per year (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

UCAS code

H607; H609 with a professional placement

Application period

From 1 September 2016

Until 15 January 2017

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 MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree will provide you  with a strong technical background in the key subjects of electronics, power engineering, signal processing and mechatronics, in conjunction with engineering management. This degree provides a solid foundation for people wishing to pursue a career in electrical engineering, communications, control systems, robotics or sensor systems.

Please note the 2017-entry course is currently subject to final University approval.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • ‘A’ Level: AAA (including ‘A’ Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology).
  • UCAS Tariff: 144 tariff points including ‘A’ Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology. See the UCAS website for information on the new tariff.
  • IB: 35 points total including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade 6.
  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4(C) in GCSE English.

Other suitable qualifications

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.

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 English language proficiency. The minimum requirement is:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 50 in each component.

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 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London 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 the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (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.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 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 at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates were in a professional or managerial job

The Lord Mayor of London Scholarship

Testimonial from an Alumnus

Alumnus Hamid talks about why he chose City's Electrical & Electronic Engineering course and how it helped him achieve his successful career.

Placements

The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand placement and internship support and guidance for students throughout their studies.

Our team of placement specialists, the Professional Liaison Unit, has extensive experience in helping students to secure professional experience across a range of industries. The team also has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations

You can undertake a summer internship at the end of each academic year or opt to spend a year on an industry placement at the end of your third year - if you are on the MEng (Hons) route.

Placements are paid, and are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. Undertaking a placement year could also count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to; achieve higher grades, secure a graduate-level job and earn a higher salary.

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

Learning involves lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and group design exercises.

You will learn from a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. We encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study.

Staff are research-active, at the cutting-edge of their field and up-to-date with the latest industrial developments in their subject areas.

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

Assessment

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 1: 10%
  • Year 2: 20%
  • Year 3: 30%
  • Year 4: 40%

Modules

You will gain a strong technical background in the key subjects of electronics, power engineering, signal processing and mechatronics.

You can take advantage of many recent advantages in computer-based engineering analyses, using software such as Matlab and LabView. Our laboratories feature chip production facilities and electrical power equipment.

Design is a primary focus for our degrees. Detailed design projects are enhanced by close involvement from industrial specialists, hereby ensuring that you are able to tackle pertinent and timely challenges.

Year 1

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs.

Year 2

Students begin to specialise in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in year two. Learning includes modules on measurement, data analysis, mechatronics and electronic circuit design. Students registered on the BEng degree, who average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, are encouraged to transfer to the MEng degree.

Year 3

The third year includes signal processing and communications, system modelling and control, electromagnetism and power engineering and digital design. At the end of this year students will have established a systematic and detailed knowledge of their discipline and an understanding of the role of engineering management.

Year 4

The final year of the integrated Masters involves a significant individual research project and major design exercise (guiding students to produce safe, sustainable and ethical solutions) as well as modules covering advanced signal processing, communications, system modelling and control, together with microelectronics.

Career prospects

We have been educating aspiring electrical and electronic engineers for almost 90 years. Our graduates are equipped with the skills that the profession demands and we are proud of the success they have enjoyed at the forefront of their profession.

Recent graduates have joined employers such as UK Power Networks, BT, National Grid, AECOM, BP, Huawei, British Aerospace and DeltaRail.

80% of graduates are in full time employment / further study

Information taken from Unistats

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS code: H607; H609 with a professional placement

Application Deadline

15 January 2017


Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (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.

www.ucas.com

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 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 at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

Contact details

Engineering Admissions Officer

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