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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry Year: 2023

5 study options

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
H600
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Electronic Engineering with Foundation BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
HHX0
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades BCC at A-Level. This must include grade B in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
H602
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year Abroad BEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
H60Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information

Degree
MEng (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
H608
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250*
Overseas fees
Fees for 2022 entry will appear here shortly

*These fees are for the 2021-22 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2022-23 have not yet been set.

Overview

Electrical and Electronic Engineers are designing and developing technology to make our lives better. They are building more efficient and sustainable solutions for the next generation of technology.

Our programme equips you with a broad knowledge and specialised skills in both electrical and electronic engineering equipping you with the ability to identify and solve real-world problems. During the programme you’ll focus on power generation, transmission and electrical machines as well as learning to design complex digital and analogue electronic systems, using advanced software tools and gain a solid foundation in programming.


Our core modules will develop your understanding across a range of key topics. You’ll learn how to be creative, innovative and flexible in devising engineering solutions, bringing together numerical, computational, analytical and technical tools in a systematic way. In your second year, you’ll undertake a challenging group project to demonstrate your technical system integration skills, while practising teamwork and project management.

In your final year you are able to tailor your degree to your interests and study modules in specialist topics such as digital media and social networks, power electronics, digital signal processing and product development. While the focus is on electronic hardware design, you will also learn the foundations of programming, completing your set of technical skills.

With the rapid pace of change in technology, there’s a huge demand for graduates with skills in this field. Throughout your course, you’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics who are actively conducting world-class research. This coupled with our extensive extracurricular activities, outstanding facilities and innovative teaching and learning and excellent student support, ensures that you are fully equipped to enter into a wide range of careers, across the electrical and electronics sector.


Keep scrolling to find out more about graduate career prospects, our teaching and modules. You can also find out more about undergraduate life on our School website.

Professional recognition

Our BEng Electronic Engineering programme is CEng accredited by The IET on behalf of the Engineering Council and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc.

A suffix "EngC Pathway" will be added to the degree title when a student satisfies the accreditation requirements. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Progression and award requirements for an accredited BEng/MEng are stricter than these requirements for a standard QMUL BEng/MEng degree. If a student does not satisfy the accreditation requirements but does satisfy the requirements for a standard QMUL BEng/MEng degree, the "EngC Pathway" suffix will not be added.

 

 

Structure

You can complete your Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree in three or four years. If you are a BSc student and choose to spend a year in industry or studying abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 0

Foundation

Semester 1

Compulsory

  • Computing
  • Physics - Mechanics and Materials
  • Communication in Science & Technology
  • Mathematics B  (double module across Semester 1 and 2)

Semester 2

Compulsory

  • Physics- Fields and Waves
  • Physics - Electricity and Atomic Physics
  • Digital Electronics and Computer Systems
  • Mathematics B  (double module across Semester 1 and 2)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 1

  • Analogue Electronic Systems
  • Communications and Networks
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Electronic Engineering Mathematics I
  • Electronic Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Programming Fundamentals for Engineers
  • Signals and Information
  • Engineering Skills in Practice

Click here to find out more information about module descriptions and assessment in our module directory.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Communication Systems
  • Design and Build Project in Electronic Engineering
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Electronic Devices and Applications
  • Microprocessor Systems Design
  • Signals and Systems Theory

Click here to find out more information about module descriptions and assessment in our module directory.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Electrical Machines and Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Project

Choose two from

  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microwave and Millimetrewave Electronics

Choose two from

  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Modelling and Performance
  • Electric and Hybrid Powertrain Transport

Click here to find out more information about module descriptions and assessment in our module directory.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

MEng only

Compulsory

  • Advanced Group Project

Choose three from

  • Enabling Communication Technologies for IOT
  • Fundamentals of DSP
  • Introduction to Computer Vision
  • Introduction to IOT
  • Mobile and WLAN Technologies
  • Topics in Scientific Computing

Choose three from

  • 5G and Beyond
  • Energy Storage Engineering
  • Introduction to Solar Energy
  • Machine Learning for Visual Data Analysis
  • Modelling and Performance
  • Security and Authentication

Click here to find out more information about module descriptions and assessment in our module directory.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

Students who do not have the required high school qualifications for admission to this degree,  and students who do not meet their UCAS Conditional offer may be considered for the 4 year degree (foundation year plus the 3 year degree). 

International students with Year 12 or a completed international high school certificate qualify for the one year foundation programme commonly known as the ISEFP.

The foundation programme offers a range of transferable skills and an opportunity to improve on your knowledge content for relevant Maths and Science subjects.

You will enrol on an Electronic Engineering BEng with Foundation which will offer progression to a range of degrees in the School of  Electronic Engineering and Computer Science including BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  At the end of the foundation programme, students will be required to meet the progression requirements for admission to BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Year in industry

Want to pick up some solid work experience while applying and improving your skills? Apply for our Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng with Industrial Experience to spend your third year working for a public- or private-sector organisation in a role directly related to your studies.

Our students have worked with companies including:

  • Buhler Sortex
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Intel Corporation
  • Keysight.

Find out more about degrees with industrial experience.

Please note that placements are highly competitive and awarded based on your application, academic track record and performance at interview. If you are not successful in securing a placement, your third year will be spent at Queen Mary completing your studies.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Take an extra year to gain specialised knowledge through a high-level group project and your choice of advanced modules. Apply for our Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng, ideal if you plan to go into academic or industrial research and development, or to give you an edge in the job market.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are. 

You can do either a year in industry or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

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Testimonial

A graduate in this field is more valuable than gold to any employer. I can confidently say that the knowledge and skills gained from my degree have always given me a step up when applying for roles, and more importantly, boosted my ability to excel in my role.  It will be the most challenging and rewarding time in your life. You will amass a wealth of knowledge and skills that will be applied in ways you wouldn't think possible!

Hassan, YouTube Subject Matter Expert at Google, graduated in 2015 with BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll spend 15 to 20 hours per week in lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials. You will also be expected to complete additional hours of independent study. You’ll meet with your personal adviser regularly to ensure that you are settling in and progressing well.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Individual and group projects are assessed through a written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Resources and facilities

The schools offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including our newly refurbished, state-of-the-art electronics lab and an informatics teaching laboratory with more than 300 PCs running Linux and Windows.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level. A second relevant science subject is also required at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQ

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq

Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
A-LevelGrades BCC at A-Level. This must include grade B in A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 26 points overall, including 5,4,4 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade B or 5.
A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level. A second relevant science subject is also required at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. A second relevant science subject is also required at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches at Higher Level. A second relevant science subject is also required at Higher Level.
BTECBTEC qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
Access HEAccess qualifications are not considered for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

91% of Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate survey respondents are in graduate careers after 15 months - Guardian League Table

Electrical and Electronic engineering impacts nearly every aspect of society. It is a rapidly growing sector and has an enormous range of career opportunities for skilled graduates. During this programme, we equip you with the knowledge and skills to ensure that you are ready to enter into your chosen career.


There are various career paths for graduates including aeronautical, broadcasting, design engineering, sound engineering, special effects, sales, marketing and communications, computer, construction, energy, transportation and telecommunications.

Recent Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates have been employed by companies such as:

  • BBC
  • Google
  • Lloyds Bank plc
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Network Rail
  • Vodafone
  • Sky
  • TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC
  • TFL

Career support

Finding your first job is made easier through our strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology. We run an annual IT and Technology Fair, featuring up to 30 organisations seeking new talent.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Electronic Engineering with Foundation - BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience - BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year Abroad - BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MEng (Hons)

About the School

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 per cent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.

The School has an energetic student community, taking part in programming competitions and hack events.

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