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BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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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.

Clearing and Adjustment

Limited places on this course for September 2019 may be available through Clearing and Adjustment this summer.

Key Information

Start date

September 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

3 years or 4 years including a professional placement

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,250 *

Non-EU

Full-time: £17,500 **

UCAS code

H602; H642 with professional placement

Application period

From September 2018

Until We are currently accepting late applications via UCAS***

Campus

Northampton Square

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 engineering.

Objectives

The BEng 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.You will develop a diverse range of theoretical skills and practical experiences, which can be applied to real-world situations. Our 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

Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) logo

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.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available.

Applications through Clearing are likely to be considered on a case by case basis, but an indication of the level at which offers may be considered for International Baccalaureate students is as follows:

  • 28 points and above, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 5, OR;
  • 28 points and above, including Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7 and Higher Level Physics at grade 5

If you are an applicant who has completed qualifications outside of the UK then we encourage you to visit our country pages ahead of calling our Clearing hotline. On these pages you will find information on equivalent grades City will be applying during the Clearing process for students applying from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain and the USA.

Entry requirements in Clearing for A-Level students will be published on 15th August. Details of the standard entry requirements for 2019 are shown below.

Standard requirements

The following is also required:

  • 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 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 51 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.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Limited places on this course for September 2019 may be available through Clearing and Adjustment this summer.

If you have already received your results, call our Clearing hotline +44 (0)20 7040 8877. If you've yet to receive your results, you can register your interest in Clearing and we will update you on the Clearing process this summer.

Applying through UCAS

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

  • The UCAS institution code for City, University of London is C60.
  • The UCAS course code for this programme is H602; H642 with professional placement.

You can contact UCAS for further information using the following details:

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.

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.

93%
of students are satisfied with the quality of this course (NSS 2017)
90%
of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course (average of MEng and BEng courses, DLHE 2015/16)
Finkelstein Laboratory
includes state-of-the-art electronic test and measurement devices
During your course

More about fees

* The fee for this course will be £9,250 for each year of study for the duration of your studies.

** The fee for your first year of study will be £17,500. The institution reserves the right to increase your tuition fees annually to take account of the institution's increased costs of delivering educational services. The increase will normally be 2% but this is kept under review with reference to the RPI. If the institution intends to increase your tuition fees you will be advised of this alongside the published entry fee.

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.

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Design led Engineering at City

Engineering has been taught at City, University of London, for over 100 years. Our 6 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 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.

BEng students are strongly encouraged to take a 12-month industrial placement between the end of year two 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.

In recent years Electrical and Electronic Engineering students have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as TfL, Nissan, Gamma, G2 Energy, Interserve, AECOM and Network Rail.

Clerkenwell, City, University of London

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.

Image credit: Laurie Griffith

Accommodation

We operate a Guarantee Scheme for first year undergraduates which means you will be offered place in one of City's affiliated Halls if you meet the Scheme's criteria.

Read more about our undergraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

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Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

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. 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.

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 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Written examination: 62% Coursework: 38%

Year 2

Written examination: 60% Coursework: 40%

Year 3

Written examination: 51% Practical: 6% Coursework: 43%

Assessment weightings by year

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

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. 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. You will take the following six 20-credit and one 5-credit core modules:

  • EX1010 Mathematics I
  • ET1060 Engineering Science
  • ET1070 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I
  • ET1080 Solid Mechanics
  • ET1061 Electronics
  • ET1090 Design I
  • ET1000 Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)

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. You will take the following six core modules:

  • EX2010 Mathematics II
  • EE2702 Computer Science and Programming
  • EE2601 Electromagnetic Fields and Circuits
  • ET2063 Mechatronics
  • ET2082 Measurement and Data
  • EE2600 Design II: Electrical and Electronic/ Biomedical

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. You will take the following six core modules:

  • EE3602 Signal Processing and Communications
  • EE3601 Systems Modelling and Control
  • EE3603 Power Engineering
  • EE3600 Design III: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • EE3606 Engineering Management
  • ET3106 BEng Individual Project

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

Overall workload

  • 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 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Scheduled learning: 36% Independent learning: 64%

Year 2

Scheduled learning: 28% Independent learning: 72%

Year 3

Scheduled learning: 26% Independent learning: 74%
After you graduate

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.

52.9% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS code: H602; H642 with professional placement

Application Deadline

We are currently accepting late applications via UCAS***


Limited places on this course for September 2019 may be available through Clearing and Adjustment this summer.

If you have already received your results, call our Clearing hotline +44 (0)20 7040 8877. If you've yet to receive your results, you can register your interest in Clearing and we will update you on the Clearing process this summer.

Applying through UCAS

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

  • The UCAS institution code for City, University of London is C60.
  • The UCAS course code for this programme is H602; H642 with professional placement.

You can contact UCAS for further information using the following details:

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.

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.

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