Course overview Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)
This degree provides strong technical expertise in electronics, power engineering, signal processing, control systems and engineering management.
It provides a solid foundation for anyone who wants to pursue a career at the cutting edge of technology, developing innovative solutions in areas like communications and robotics.
We have been educating electrical and electronic engineers for almost 90 years.
Our degrees are dual-accredited by professional bodies, meaning your qualification will be recognised for its quality and relevance. Furthermore, you will:
- Learn from research-active academics working at the cutting-edge of their field
- Develop highly relevant, in-demand skills thanks to industry involvement in our curriculum
- Put your in-depth engineering knowledge into practice and apply your expertise to real-world problems with design projects at every stage of your studies
- Gain hands-on experience with high-tech equipment in newly refurbished undergraduate and research labs, including chip production facilities and electrical power equipment
- Take an optional work placement to boost your grades, employability and professional expertise
- Pass your second year and apply to transfer to our integrated MEng degree, which fast tracks your progress to Chartered Engineer status.
The integrated MEng degree offers the most direct route to achieving Chartered Engineer professional registration. Our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control.
Over the three years of this Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng degree, you’ll gain a strong technical background in electronics, power engineering, communications and programming.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and design, with our common engineering first year. Take part in engineering group exercises with your coursemates.
Mathematics I (20 Credits)
This module is intended to support the teaching of engineering modules throughout the programme and to enhance your analytical skills.
Engineering Science (20 Credits)
Provides knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of physical sciences which underpin engineering.
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I (20 Credits)
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, which are essential for all engineering disciplines.
Solid Mechanics (20 Credits)
This module provides an understanding of stress and deformation due to external loads is essential to the design of the structural elements of engineering systems.
Electronics (20 Credits)
Introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and analysis techniques of electrical circuits to enable higher level study on analogue and digital electronics.
Design I (20 Credits)
Introduction to the skills, processes and methods required and to develop your understanding through design projects, which include designing, building and testing.
Personal & Professional Development (5 Credits)
You will be set a number of tasks and activities around your main programme of study, which will be monitored, evaluated and discussed with you by your personal tutor.
Specialise in electrical and electronic engineering with modules on digital design, programming and electromagnetic fields. Complete your first electrical and electronic engineering group design project.
Mathematics II (20 Credits)
A continuation and expansion of Mathematics 1 and also introduces numerical techniques through the use of MATLAB.
Computer Science and Programming (20 Credits)
Introduction to the basic principles of computer programming design, and enables you to gain skills and knowledge in computer programming by completing a substantial computer programming design assignment.
Electromagnetic Fields and Circuits (20 Credits)
Learn the principles of electromagnetics and CAD, construction, analysis and performance of analogue electronic circuits. Electromagnetic fields will also be introduced.
Mechatronics (20 Credits)
This module emphasises an integrated approach to the design of these systems based on elements of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Measurement and Data (20 Credits)
Learn the principles of sensing, measurement, signal conditioning, and statistical analysis of measurement data.
Design II: Electrical and Electronic/ Biomedical (20 Credits)
Through at least two design projects, you will develop your design and team-working skills, and obtain new skills in the design and manufacturing of electronic circuits, and in prototype design.
Personal & Professional Development II (5 Credits)
This is part of a series of three employability modules offered throughout your degree. It will build on the previous year and equip you with the practical skills you will need to be successful in your search for professional experience.
Deepen your expertise with modules in signal processing and communications, system modelling and control, power engineering and more. Complete a second group design project as well as an independent design project to showcase your skills to future employers.
Signal Processing (20 Credits)
This module will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of signal processing techniques and methods and teach you how to apply this knowledge in developing modern communication systems.
Systems Modelling and Control (20 Credits)
Introduction to the fundamental theory of control system design for continuous-time and discrete-time dynamical systems using frequency-domain and state-space methods.
Power Engineering (20 Credits)
Gain and understanding of electrical power generation; study the components used in such systems, and their necessity for the delivery of high power to high voltage loads.
Design III: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (20 Credits)
Work on an Embedded Systems project; develop an electromechanical device (a robot). Combine design skills with knowledge in embedded and real time systems, electronics, mechatronics and computer programming.
Engineering Management ( 20 Credits)
Learn and develop essential management and business skills.
BEng Individual Project (20 Credits)
Demonstrate a deeper understanding and a greater depth of knowledge of specific topics in your chosen field of engineering. Plan and execute the project under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
Personal & Professional Development III (5 Credits)
This third-year module will build on the previous 2 years of employability teaching focusing on the transition from university to graduate work. Applying your knowledge of self-assessment (year 1) with the understanding of employer requirements and selection methods (year 2) this module covers how to assess and present recent experience incorporating technical and transferable skills; goal setting and planning; building and maintaining networks and developing an online presence.
BEng students are strongly encouraged to take a 12-month industrial placement between the end of year two and start of their final year.
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Teaching and assessment
Learning involves lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and group design exercises.
You will learn from a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. Our laboratories feature chip production facilities and electrical power equipment.
Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Coursework assessments vary from paper assignments to the assessment of practical skills. Assessment components may involve more than one assessment task, and most modules will have a examination component as well as a coursework component, with an approximate 50:50 split over the programme lifetime.
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 is weighted towards coursework, and coursework assignments are submitted weekly. Coursework is usually worth between 60 and 75 per cent of the overall module, and the examination worth 25 per cent, although this varies across modules.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:
Overall the BEng honours programme hours are 3600.
Each academic year is delivered over 22 contact weeks, four examination weeks, four reflective learning (private study) weeks and eight vacation weeks (which may be used for private study).
A BEng Honours Programme therefore requires a commitment of 40 study hours per week during the academic year.
Approximate study time based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2022/23
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 academic year only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase, which is normally 2%.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2022/23 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
Professional accreditation and industry involvement in our degree programme mean that our graduates are equipped with the skills that the profession demands.
Electrical and electronic engineers design, develop and maintain electrical control systems and components, in sectors such as:
- power generation
Our recent graduates have joined employers such as:
- Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
- CBG Consultants
- Eurostar International Limited
- Savills UK
- Thales Group
- Fujikura Ltd.
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 Corporate Relations & Employability 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 second year.
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.
In recent years Electrical and Electronic Engineering students have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as:
- G2 Energy
- Network Rail.
How to apply
Applications for this course are now closed.
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