Undergraduate study2017

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Ranked top 10 for Electrical Engineering. Guardian University Guide 2017

Why choose Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Loughborough?

So much of today’s modern life style depends on the skills and knowledge of electronic, electrical and systems engineers.  Imagine your world without an electrical power supply, electronic control and carefully engineered systems to make everything work together. If you want to give the world its next revolutionary technologies, improve people’s lives or solve the planet’s energy needs, these are the subjects for you.

Any one of our degrees can be the start of a fascinating and rewarding career in the domain of your choice: aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, defence, healthcare, retail, media, communications, energy and banking, to name just a few.

Our School is one of the largest of its type in the UK with over 500 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate students, 36 full-time academic staff and 50 support staff. The quality and relevance of the education we deliver is reflected in our exceptional record of graduate employment with a wide range of prestigious companies. Our teaching quality is endorsed by industry, which sponsors many of our students.

In a rapidly changing area of engineering we continually update our syllabus and track evolving industrial sectors. This ensures that a degree qualification from the School is a mark of achievement and performance trusted by employers across the board.

Facilities

The School has well equipped teaching areas, testing facilities and workshops. The networked IT infrastructure is highly developed, providing industry-standard software packages.

Professional recognition

The Engineering Council UK (ECUK) accredits all of the courses offered by the School. For our MEng courses this leads to Chartered Engineer status, and for our BEng courses to becoming an Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer after further study.

Our courses are accredited by the following professional institutions:

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology,
  • The Royal Aeronautical Society
  • The Energy Institute
  • The Institute of Measurement and Control.

Research

European and UK Government agencies, as well as industry, sponsor a wide range of projects in the School, in areas including; communications and signal processing, systems engineering, microelectronics, optical electronics, control systems, electrical power and renewable energy systems.

These all feed into the teaching, ensuring up to date and industry-relevant content.

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2013 HESA student record)

All of our undergraduate courses in electronic, electrical and systems engineering provide the option of a paid year working in industry. The School’s close links with industrial partners means we are able to provide our students with considerable help in sourcing and securing their placement.

The year in industry is optional but it is strongly encouraged because of the many benefits it can provide. Placement students earn a salary, typically over £16,500 per annum, and many are offered a permanent job with their host company when they graduate. 

Recent companies who have employed our placement students include Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, EDF, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, National Grid and Rolls-Royce.  

Study abroad

Our MEng courses are designed to be compatible with the longer courses that are standard in many European universities so International Exchange schemes, including ERASMUS, present opportunities for study abroad.

In particular the UNITECH scheme allows students on MEng courses to combine study in a top European institution with a work placement at a large multinational engineering company, and leads to a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

Sponsorship, scholarships and bursaries

We broker a range of sponsored places from leading companies such as BAE Systems, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Jaguar Land Rover. We are also a member of the IET's Power Academy, an engineering scholarship fund supporting undergraduate students in electrical and power engineering at leading UK universities.

Students studying any of the School's degree courses and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has its own sponsorship schemes, and is also able to supply a list of companies offering sponsorship.

The School and the University offer a number of annual scholarship and bursary schemes. These may be awarded according to academic achievement or fee status, or for those with outstanding abilities in sport or music. The scholarships and bursaries available are updated from year to year, so please contact the Admissions Tutor for the most recent information.

International students

Students from all round the world join us every year. Advice about admissions requirements is always available from our Admissions Tutor. With appropriate qualifications you may be able to enter a course directly at Year 2.

Career prospects

Our graduates are highly employable and sought after by a range of companies in many sectors.

Recent employers include: Network Rail, Apple, Qinetiq, Selex, Siemens, BT, Ericsson, BAE Systems, npower, Goodrich, Toyota, E.ON, Rolls-Royce, ARM, National Instruments, Microsoft, GE and many others.

Some of our students also find positions with finance houses or management consultants such as Goldman Sachs and PA Consulting.

New first line to read. 97% of our 2015 graduates were in work or further study within 6 months of graduation with an average starting salary of £27,000.

Our students

Oliver C

“I did my placement at BAE Systems. This was an invaluable experience giving me insight into a professional engineering company and developing my interpersonal work skills.”

Phoebe R

“The teaching in the department is exceptional. I find the staff extremely approachable and willing to help. In your first year you are assigned a personal tutor, I have found this very useful and the staff have a genuine interest in your progress.”

Richard G

“The course is dynamic and offers a wide range of module topics which has allowed me to tailor my degree as I desire.”

Ali O

“The lecturers are leading experts in their field and many of them conduct their research at the University giving the students first hand contact with their latest developments and findings.”

Ryan Y

“I love that in my course everything I am currently working on is either a piece of software or a robot and that there will be a usable final product at the end of it.”

Robbie G

"Working with industry standard equipment facilitates a better quality learning experience for Loughborough undergraduates."

Alex S

“There is a reason Loughborough has been rated the best university for student satisfaction on multiple occasions.”

Alexandra P

"Loughborough has the only dedicated systems course in the country, which I was really excited about."

Anika M

"I knew people who had studied at Loughborough before and the nature of the work they were involved in was truly innovative and inspiring."

Harry L

"Loughborough presented a place within a community rather than just an education."

Oliver C

“I did my placement at BAE Systems. This was an invaluable experience giving me insight into a professional engineering company and developing my interpersonal work skills.”

Phoebe R

“The teaching in the department is exceptional. I find the staff extremely approachable and willing to help. In your first year you are assigned a personal tutor, I have found this very useful and the staff have a genuine interest in your progress.”

Richard G

“The course is dynamic and offers a wide range of module topics which has allowed me to tailor my degree as I desire.”

Ali O

“The lecturers are leading experts in their field and many of them conduct their research at the University giving the students first hand contact with their latest developments and findings.”

Ryan Y

“I love that in my course everything I am currently working on is either a piece of software or a robot and that there will be a usable final product at the end of it.”

Robbie G

"Working with industry standard equipment facilitates a better quality learning experience for Loughborough undergraduates."

Alex S

“There is a reason Loughborough has been rated the best university for student satisfaction on multiple occasions.”

Alexandra P

"Loughborough has the only dedicated systems course in the country, which I was really excited about."

Anika M

"I knew people who had studied at Loughborough before and the nature of the work they were involved in was truly innovative and inspiring."

Harry L

"Loughborough presented a place within a community rather than just an education."