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Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng

3-4 years

You'll study an electrical and electronics curriculum focused on both current and future industrial needs, including specialisms in Hybrid and Electric Aviation, E-Transportation and Sustainable Energy, or the Internet of Things. You will gain advanced technical skills in programming and software for the digital era. Become a highly sought-after professional ready to shape a sustainable future.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng, 3-4 years

You'll study an electrical and electronics curriculum focused on both current and future industrial needs, including specialisms in Hybrid and Electric Aviation, E-Transportation and Sustainable Energy, or the Internet of Things. You will gain advanced technical skills in programming and software for the digital era. Become a highly sought-after professional ready to shape a sustainable future.

Start date:

2024

Course information

Typical offer BBB

UK fee £9,250

UCAS codes H660, H661, H662

International fee £24,500

Institute code L34

Taught by School of Engineering

Course description

Course description

Our mission is to create an inclusive, inspiring and enriching education expected of all Leicester undergraduates, to impart a basic understanding of electrical and electronic engineering, to develop skills through education and research and to directly impact how we live and socialise.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering impacts all aspects of life, from transportation and communication to energy and healthcare. With today's global challenges, electrical engineers play a vital role in creating sustainable solutions through technology design, production and maintenance. This programme prepares aspiring engineers to shape the future through renewable energy, robotics, automotive, aerospace, telecoms, agriculture, manufacturing, and more.

Initially, you will gain foundational engineering knowledge through a general first-year course. In the second year, you will deepen your technical skills. Then in year three, you can specialise in one of our specialist streams: (I) Hybrid/Electric Aviation, (II) E-Transportation and Sustainable Energy, or (III) the Internet of Things. Or you can pursue a broadly based BEng covering all three streams. Your final project lets you follow developing interests and career goals.

You will gain expertise in programming, software, practical and design skills using industry-standard tools. You will also study leadership, ethics, and professional development. MEng students further independent learning through projects and a wide selection of modules that support their career aspirations.

The BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is delivered across three/four academic years of study, respectively, with an additional, optional, industrial placement year or study abroad year after the second year. The optional placement year/year abroad will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable paid industrial or international experience in a professional environment. By exploring how electrical and electronic systems integrate and serve as indispensable building blocks for a wide range of products, solutions, processes, and business models, you will become a catalyst for change. As a highly sought-after professional, you will contribute to shaping a sustainable future and addressing global challenges like climate change, clean mobility, and an aging society.

What's the difference?

Each of our Engineering subjects is available in six forms:

  • BEng (3 years), BEng with Industry (4 years), BEng with Year Abroad (4 years)
  • MEng (4 years), MEng with Industry (5 years), MEng with Year Abroad (5 years)

The MEng places greater emphasis on industrially related project work, advanced technical content and leadership, and automatically meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The MEng shares its first three years with the corresponding BEng.

Accreditation

This programme is pending approval for Partial CEng/IEng accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2027. Formal accreditation can only be granted after an accreditation visit and approval from the IET’s Academic Accreditation Committee. If accreditation is granted this may be backdated to the 2024 intake.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: BBB including Maths. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBC + EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths.
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass in Engineering Diploma with 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which are at Distinction. To include all level 3 Maths modules at Distinction. If no A-level Maths the applicant will need to take an additional Maths assessment test.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points, with grade 5 in Maths HL. Minimum of grade 4 in English A or 5 in English B required if minimum of grade C/4 not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Nationals: DDM in Engineering including Further Maths at Distinction.
  • T Levels: Distinction in either: Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing or Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control (plus Maths test).

Please note: If you do not have Grade B at Maths A-level, you will need to take an additional Maths assessment test.

Other official national and international qualifications considered from across the world. You can review some of the qualifications we accept on our countries page and English Language equivalencies.

If your qualification or country is not listed, please contact us for more information, including the name and result of the qualification you have studied.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for:

Second year entry may be possible with suitable qualifications. 

Selection Process

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.

Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Engineering

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries List

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

Starting in 2024 

  • £9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,385 for that year
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be £1,850 for that year

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in 2024 

  • £24,500 per year
  • Year Abroad: £6,125, which is 25% of the full-time tuition fee
  • Year in Industry: £3,675, which is 15% of the full-time tuition fee

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

All our Engineering degrees are influenced by the needs of industry. Visiting engineers from industry deliver teaching in lectures, seminars and the laboratory. You will learn how to conceive, design and implement solutions, working in teams and presenting your ideas to professors from engineering industries. Our excellent links with industry means your project work may include visits from industrial partners and working with engineers in these companies.

Graduate destinations

The experience Oishi gained has encouraged her to delve into a career as a software engineer at Rolls Royce.

Get career-ready at Leicester with guidance from our award-winning Career Development Service.

We're here to give you a lifetime offer of support, even after graduation. Our team of specialist careers advisers and mentors will help you every step of the way. From supporting you with CVs and interviews, to volunteering opportunities and placements, we're here to help you reach your professional goals.

 

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Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

Core modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

Core modules

Option modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Optional Year Abroad and in Industry

Optional Year Abroad and in Industry

If you want to, you can spend the third year of the MEng studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or working in an industrial placement. Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in four years.

Year Abroad

We’ll make sure you have everything you need for your future career: not just by awarding you a high quality degree, but also by helping you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to make your mark in the world as a Citizen of Change. One way you can do this is by opting to take a Year Abroad between Years 2 and 3 of your degree.

Studying abroad is not just for people who are interested in travelling and meeting new people. It is about acquiring life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society. Whether you go on to a career in the private, public or third sector - or plough your own furrow as an entrepreneur – you will find the experience invaluable.

For more information, including a list of destinations, please visit our Study Abroad website.

Please note

  • A year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See the Fees and Funding tab of this page for details.
  • You may be eligible for a travel grant from Student Finance England.
  • Places are offered on a competitive basis, and eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2.
  • Language courses, at beginners or advanced level, are available through our Languages at Leicester scheme.

Year in Industry

If you choose a 'With Industry’ degree you will spend a year on an industrial placement with a sponsoring company between your second and third years at Leicester. You will undertake a programme of training and practical experience that is agreed between the sponsoring company and the University. Recent placements have included: Rolls-Royce, Force India F1 Team, Ford Motors, Intel UK, Network Rail, Porsche Engineering Services, Aero Engine Controls, Babcock International, Auto Electrical Services and Jaguar Land Rover.

A member of staff will be individually assigned to you as your industrial placement tutor, who will be in contact with you throughout your placement and will visit the sponsoring company. During the year you will return to Leicester to present details of your placement to other students studying for 'With industry' degrees.

A year in industry is a great opportunity which can give you first-hand experience of working in an engineering-related career while also enhancing your employability skills and allowing you to network with people in industry.

A year in industry still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See the Fees and Funding tab of this page for details.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 3/4

Year 3/4

Option modules

Plus your Individual Project.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Final Year

Teaching and learning

Our education strategy empowers students from all backgrounds with the expertise and skills they need and foster inclusivity and accessibility in an enriching environment.

This programme will follow the standard scheme of undergraduate award and classification set out in Senate Regulations.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand throughout your course to offer advice and support on personal matters, provide guidance on course choices and help you appraise your own work.

For the practical aspects of the course you will work, with a partner or as part of a small team, in our well-equipped engineering labs. On your third year project you will work individually with an academic member of staff.

Continuous assessment of your experimentation, computing, design and project work will contribute about 30-50% of your overall mark, with the rest based on your performance in exams for each module. You will also be expected to give presentations about your work.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library and our social study spaces in halls of residence.

Your contact hours will depend on the option modules you select. You can see details of the contact hours on individual module pages.

Academic support

Our Centre for Academic Achievement provides help in the following areas:

  • study and exam skills
  • academic writing
  • presentations
  • dissertations
  • numerical data skills
  • referencing sources

Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. PhD research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is informed by the research we do. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.

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Course Qualification Duration Attendance UCAS Code Start Dates Availability
Course Electrical and Electronic Engineering Qualification MEng Duration 4 years Attendance Full-time UCAS Code H660 Start Dates September 2024 Availability Apply now
Course Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year in Industry Qualification MEng Duration 5 years Attendance Full-time UCAS Code H661 Start Dates September 2024 Availability Apply now
Course Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year Abroad Qualification MEng Duration 5 years Attendance Full-time UCAS Code H662 Start Dates September 2024 Availability Apply now
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