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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 2018

Duration

4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 (2017/18 fee. Fees for 2018/19 entry TBC)*

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,830 (2017/18 fee. Fees for 2018/19 entry TBC)**

UCAS code

H607; H609 with a professional placement

Application period

From September 2017

Until 15th January 2018

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.

Accreditation

Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) logoInstitute of Engineering and Technology (IET) logo

The integrated MEng (Hons) degree offers the most direct route to achieving Chartered Engineer professional registration. Our current degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Measurement and Control.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: AAA (including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology).
  • Tariff: 144 UCAS tariff points, including 'A' Level Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology. Read more about the new UCAS tariff from September 2017.
  • IB: 35 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade 6.

The following is also required:

  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English.

If you are an overseas applicant, you must apply for an ATAS Certificate as part of the acceptance process onto this course. See further details regarding the ATAS certificate.

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 of London

Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Engineering and Mathematics.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

City works in partnership with KIC London to provide a range of preparatory courses for international students. KIC London courses offer comprehensive support to students - including regular one-to-one tuition. Students who successfully complete the KIC London Foundation course at the required level have a guaranteed progression route to City, University of London degree courses.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • 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

Don't meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

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 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 or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of 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 institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions 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 of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between September 2017 and 15th January 2018. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2018 will be considered only at City'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

More about fees

* The tuition fee for UK and EU students is £9,435 for the first year of study (2017/18). Fees in each subsequent year of study will be subject to an annual increase limited to the Student Fees Inflation Index as determined by the UK Government’s Office for Budget Responsibility. This index is derived from the All Items Retail Prices Index. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study.

** The tuition fee for Non-EU students is £16,830 for the first year of study (2017/18). Fees in each subsequent year of study may be subject to annual increase, as detailed above for UK and EU students.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Design led Engineering at City

Engineering has been taught at City, University of London, for over 100 years. Our 7 engineering undergraduate programmes have particular emphasis on creative design. Four leading structural engineers share their thoughts on design innovation as we lead you through an inspiring historical journey through engineering.

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.

MEng students are strongly encouraged to take a 12-month industrial placement between the end of year three and start of their final year. Specialist advisors within the School are in regular contact with companies to assist students in finding suitable work experience. Students are paid while on placement and are visited by their personal tutor during this time. Following placement, students more fully appreciate the context and relevance of their university studies and gain a greater understanding of the industry they are about to join. This valuable experience allows students to take on graduate-level responsibilities, often while working within a multidisciplinary team.

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Our London location

At the heart of cosmopolitan London City is perfectly situated in the vibrant area of Clerkenwell. Close to many innovative and well-known businesses with strong ties to our students and alumni, City is the ideal place to be as an engineering student.

Academic facilities

students in an engineering lab

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.

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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.

Feedback will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission deadline or assessment date. For end-of-module examinations feedback will normally be provided within four weeks, while feedback for final year projects or dissertations, may be longer.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:

  • Practice Assessment Document (PAD): used to demonstrate achievement of practice competencies and also to record the number of hours of practice experience
  • Written assignments, including essays: these may take the form of care studies in which you will be expected to relate your essay to a particular service user or as support another assessment such as a poster presentation
  • Written examinations: including short answer questions, multiple choice questions, calculations, scenario based
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs): practical skills assessments which enable you to demonstrate particular clinical, communication or teaching skills
  • Dissertation: this final project will enable you to choose a relevant topic of interest to you and demonstrate an in depth knowledge of this.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 1

50% written, 3% practical, 47% coursework

Year 2

60% written, 0% practical, 40% coursework

Year 3

50% written, 0% practical, 50% coursework

Year 4

31% written, 0% practical, 69% coursework.

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.

In Part 4 MEng students will be involved in design project, which is a key part of the integrated Master's degree action as a transition from formal education to professional life. Project work embraces not only the technical aspects of design using advanced engineering tools but develops professional skills such as management, team building and business. The focus of all the projects is the delivery of a substantial machine or device in an international context, incorporating the latest thinking in technology as supported by our engineering research activities. Motivation levels in such projects are extremely high and the experience offers graduates opportunities to excel in job interviews with project achievements as exemplars of what they have delivered.

Year 1

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. They are also instructed how to develop computer programs to (i) solve numerical analysis problems and (ii) control mechatronic systems. 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 major individual research project and group design exercises and modules covering variety of topics including advanced structural analysis and heat transfer, advanced computational fluid dynamics etc. Students can select one of the following options: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project. Please note that project availability may vary year to year dependent on student cohort size, demand and resource constraints.

Overall workload

Most contact hours will take the form of lectures, interactive sessions, practical workshops and small group classes, supported by a personal tutorial system. The number will decrease as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning. Approximate study time based on 2016/17 entry is as follows:

Year 1

33% scheduled learning, 67% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 2

28% scheduled learning, 72% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 3

24% scheduled learning, 76% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 4

24% scheduled learning, 76% independent learning, 0% placement.

  • Alumni - Graduate Electrical Engineer
    City staff provided me with the support, knowledge and transferrable skills necessary for a variety of jobs within the engineering sector.

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.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS code: H607; H609 with a professional placement

Application Deadline

15th January 2018


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 or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of 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 institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions 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 of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2018 should arrive at UCAS between September 2017 and 15th January 2018. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2018 will be considered only at City'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.

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