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Fees and Funding

Here's the fees and funding information for each year of this course

Overview

This course is subject to validation.

This MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree is a four-year course. It's a fast track to the top of the Electronic Engineering profession. 

Electrical & electronic engineering is a specialist degree that will equip you will the skills you need to address electrical and digital electronics issues. You will develop new digital products to solve global issues. You will get an insight into technology related economy, and see how it is drastically shifting towards electrically or electronically controlled autonomous digital systems, smart communication devices, automation and robotics, controlled remotely via smart technology using green energy resources. 

What makes this course different

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Digital focus

The future is full of electrification, green energy, digitisation, automation/ robotics and electronics, which is all covered in this course.

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State of the art facilities

We house latest equipment (digital and physical) in electrical and electronics engineering in state of the art labs. These are shared with other courses in the areas of mechatronics, mechanical, computer systems, electrical automotive, railway and aeronautical engineering as well.

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Award winning

UEL's engineering students and staff have won several prestigious national and international awards and are in collaboration with various industrial partnerships via variety of channels (e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, KTPs funded by the Innovate UK).

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

This course will combine principles from electronics, electronics, control, power, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart and cognitive systems and devices, which utilise a combination of these disciplines. 

You will learn how applications, systems and devices are needed to interact with objects, registering where they are and performing tasks such are moving them to a specific position.

On this programme, students are taught about engineering processes, designing products, analogue and digital electronics, energy harvesting technologies and combination of these disciplines.

You may also complete an optional placement year which enables you to get experience in a real working environment and put theory into practice. 

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This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Computer Systems and Networks

    The module aims to provide a basic understanding of computer architecture and the relationship between hardware and software components of a computer system. It also aims to equip you with an understanding of the fundamentals of computer networking.

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    Applied Mathematics & Computing

    The main aims of this module are to prepare you for level 5 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Engineering Principles

    • To provide you with the fundamental principles and concepts involved with dynamics, machine elements and electrical and electronic engineering.
    • To enable you to select appropriate electromechanical systems to solve real-life engineering problems.
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    Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1

    This module aims to develop students' core competencies to form the basis of future competencies development throughout the programme of study. In this module, the students would consolidate their Construction / Engineering knowledge and skills for practical applications, and develop their awareness of impacts on the environment, commerce, society and individual brought about by various construction and engineering activities.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module builds on the L4 Mental Wealth: Professional Life module to further develop students' competencies to form the basis of their future careers. In this module, the students will undertake feasibility studies with reference to human, financial, logistical resources to realise a product/service. The module will further develop the students' self-awareness, interpersonal and negotiation skills through team work and mentoring.

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    Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 6 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Dynamics and Control

    This module covers dynamics and classical control theory, to enable the students to extend their treatment of dynamics from point masses to rigid bodies and cover a broad range of application of the principles of mechanics. The students will apply a variety of mathematical and modelling techniques to the study of dynamics and feedback control problems.

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    Applied Electronics

    The module aims to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of electrical circuits in terms of theory, analysis, design and application.

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    Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks

    The module aims to provide a basic understanding of fundamental principles of digital communications employed in telecommunication networks terms of theory, analysis, design and application. This will include techniques of baseband transmission, design of transmitters and receivers and various digital modulation techniques employed in telecommunication networks

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    The aim of this module is to develop students' awareness of the importance of linking Project management with professional life practice. It will prepare students to be ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution by further developing the skills and knowledge. The key areas are as digital environment, ethics, and sustainability; preparing them to become world-class professional managers who are able to support their practice with theoretical understanding, so that they can be innovative and push the barriers of technical excellence safely and sustainably.

    The module is designed around the construction and surveying knowldege and skills and professional practice modules at L4 and L5 by integrating theory with practice through industry-relevant live projects. 

    This will be accomplished by placing students in a multi-disciplinary project group (to reflect the range of disciplines.

    It will explore the feasibility and design development of practical scheme(s) in terms of technical, ethical, legal, financial and quality matters. The module will build upon the core mental wealth/professional practice-based modules offered at L4 and L5 that introduce students to among others, digital proficiency, industry connections and intelligent development (emotional, social & physical) and in doing so helps equip them with the fundamental techniques necessary to work in inter-disciplinary teams. 

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    Capstone Project

    The main aim of this module is to equip you with the necessary skills to carry out and report research in order to consolidate the knowledge gained in other modules in a chosen field of study, combine it with the published knowledge of others, investigate it practically and report your findings.

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    Applied Research and Engineering Practice II

    To enable you to demonstrate and apply a suitable research methods and techniques for a chosen topic in engineering field (e.g. civil, mechanical and general engineering) and analyse gathered data, display creativity and analytical skills, interpret in engineering context and critical discussion, and compose a research report.

    Optional Modules

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Your academic team includes a dynamic mix of research-active industrial practitioners, renowned researchers, chartered professionals and technologists, whose combined knowledge ensures you leave with a comprehensive understanding of mechatronics engineering practice and research. You will be setting your own hands-on and research–based learning where you will evaluate and critique recent data, literature and case studies as well. You will be delivered guest sessions by industry specialists (e.g. Atkins, Costain Skanska, Siemens, Laing O'Rourke, HS2 project etc.) to strengthen your knowledge of real-world issues and how they link to the concepts, theories, principles and hands-on practical elements taught during the course.

Guided independent study

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

Academic support

Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students. 

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT.

Workload

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
  • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
  • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Assessment will consist a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework can include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving real life engineering problems.

All assessments are designed to ensure that our mechatronics engineering course equips you with all of the skills required to get into the engineering sector giving you a major competitive edge. Apart from the coursework and exams, you will be assessed by using technology and other diverse modes. Your learning journey will be further supported by using technology enhanced learning as you will also participate in learning latest industry-standard software.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Studying electronics/electrical engineering is a specialised skill set, and this is something that can be beneficial beyond a career. Being capable at physics and maths is useful, and studying a degree in electrical engineering imparts practical skills that can aid you in a number of everyday situations, and to make a better future for you and the coming generations.

Dr Jaswinder Lota Course Leader

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Electrical and electronic engineers are highly employable and can find work in many areas, including the electronics, automotive, IT, gaming, telecoms, manufacturing, power, transport, utilities and construction industries. In the UK, graduate starting salaries are around £24,000 to £28,000, average salaries for experienced senior engineers range from £35,000 to £60,000 and salaries for specialist or chartered electrical/ electronic engineers can reach £85,000+.

Examples:

  • Electronics Design Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Communications Systems Engineer
  • Digital Design Engineer
  • Hardware Design Engineer 
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our  Career Coach portal.