Undergraduate study2017

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is integral to and embedded in the smooth functioning of our everyday lives. From mobile phones and computing, through to household gadgets, healthcare equipment, automotive and aerospace technology and on to transport infrastructure, defence and utility provision, there is hardly an aspect of the modern world that does not rely on systems and components designed and integrated by Electronic and Electrical Engineers.

  • Professional Recognition
  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is integral to and embedded in the smooth functioning of our everyday lives. From mobile phones and computing, through to household gadgets, healthcare equipment, automotive and aerospace technology and on to transport infrastructure, defence and utility provision, there is hardly an aspect of the modern world that does not rely on systems and components designed and integrated by Electronic and Electrical Engineers.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 3rd in the UK  for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • £29,000 average starting salary (DLHE 2014)
  • 97% of employed graduates in professional / managerial roles (2014 graduates)
  • 1st in the UK for engineering placements (2014/15 HESA UG Student Record)

Harnessing the powers of electricity and electromagnetism began in earnest over two hundred years ago and has transformed the way humans live. From the light bulb to the internet, it is impossible to imagine a world without electricity and electronics. A modern integrated circuit may contain several billion miniaturised transistors in a few square centimetres and is capable of doing the most extraordinary things. This digital revolution offers limitless possibilities for those with the right knowledge and toolset - electronic and electrical engineers.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is integral to and embedded in the smooth functioning of our everyday lives. From mobile phones and computing, through to household gadgets, healthcare equipment, automotive and aerospace technology and on to transport infrastructure, defence and utility provision, there is hardly an aspect of the modern world that does not rely on systems and components designed and integrated by Electronic and Electrical Engineers.

Our long-established, constantly updated course is very well regarded by employers and is fully accredited in both BEng and MEng versions. The early part of the course gives a thorough grounding in the subjects required by qualified, practising Electronic and Electrical Engineers.

The wide range of modules available means that in later years you will be able to specialise in an area of particular interest, for example communications, control, renewable energy or embedded systems.

Alternatively you can keep options broad and develop technical awareness in a wide variety of subject areas. Project work, especially in groups, is an important part of the course throughout.

Student Project video

All engineering is problem solving.  This short video shows you one of the many problems being tackled by our final year undergraduates as they become engineers.  

 

To see more student project video visit our website

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich H605
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time H601
BEng (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich H604
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time H600
MEng and BEng courses

Our courses have a common first year – your 'essential tool kit'. This gives the flexibility to change course at the end of Year 1 or in some cases at the end of Year 2. It also means that students entering the School on a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) course can change to a Master of Engineering (MEng) course if their first year performance is sufficiently strong.

Years 1 and 2 of the BEng and MEng courses are similar; but from there on, each course develops its own flavour and engineering emphasis and each student can further tailor their course with optional modules to suit personal preferences and aptitudes.

Professional recognition

The quality and content of our courses is regularly assessed by professional engineering institutions under the umbrella of the Engineering Council UK.

The MEng and BEng are accredited as being in complete and partial fulfillment respectively of all educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status by the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), the Institute of Measurement and Control and The Energy Institute.

Assessment

This is by coursework and examination. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 100 credits in each year that they study.  MEng students need to maintain an average of 55% in each year; BEng students need to target 40% across modules in each year.

Selection

We do not currently interview as part of our selection process. We use the information contained in your UCAS application form to decide whether we are able to make an offer. All students receiving offers are invited to a Visit Day when you can talk to staff and current students, as well as enjoy conducted School and campus tours, including accommodation. Visits can also be arranged prior to application – please contact the Admissions Tutor.

Sponsorship, scholarships and bursaries

Sponsorship offers extra support while studying and a welcome financial boost, but also the chance to develop skills during summer and year placements. 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.

Graduate destinations

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 and many others.

Some of our students also find positions with finance houses or management consultants such as Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Government’s first destination statistics for the last three years indicate that almost 90% of our graduates, on average, are in professional employment six months after graduating.

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Electromagnetism 
  • Programming and Software Design
  • Electronics
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering for Projects
Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Communications
  • Control System Design
  • Electromechanical Systems 
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Mathematics

Plus 1 option from Computer Architecture; Mechanics; Renewable Energy Systems Analysis; Software Engineering

Optional placement / study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year BEng 

Compulsory Modules

  • Business Management
  • Solo Project  
  • Plus five options from list below
Year 3 and final year MEng

Compulsory Modules

  • Applying Management Theory
  • Business Management
  • Group Project 
  • Individual Advanced Project
  • Plus nine options

Optional modules for Years 3 and 4 include:

  • Advanced Control
  • Advanced Photovoltaics
  • ASIC Engineering
  • Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications
  • Biomass
  • Biophotonics Engineering 
  • Communication Channels
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks 
  • Digital Communications
  • Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation
  • Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio
  • Electrical Machine Modeling 
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electronic System Design with FPGAs
  • Energy Storage
  • Fast Transient Sensors
  • Finite Element Laboratory
  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing 
  • Human Factors in System Design
  • Information Theory and Coding 
  • Integration of Renewables
  • Intelligent Signal Processing
  • Materials Properties and Applications
  • Microcontroller Laboratory
  • Microprocessor Architecture 
  • Microwave Circuits
  • Laboratory
  • Mechanics
  • Microwave Communication Systems
  • Mobile Network Technologies
  • Personal Radio Communications
  • Power Electronics for Renewables
  • Real time Software Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Sensors and Actuators for Control
  • Software Engineering
  • Solar Power
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Sustainability and Energy Systems
  • Systems Engineering Applications Theory
  • Technology and Verification of VLSI systems 
  • Understanding Complexity
  • Water Power
  • Wind Power

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: H605 MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAA including Maths and at least one science subject
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AA in Maths and a Science subject, plus Highers at majority A grade
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 in HL Maths and 6 at HL in a science subject
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile to include distinction in Further Maths for Technicians
Additional

UCAS code: H601 MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

A-Level
AAA including Maths and at least one science subject
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AA in Maths and a Science subject, plus Highers at majority A grade
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including 6 in HL Maths and 6 at HL in a science subject
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile to include distinction in Further Maths for Technicians
Additional

UCAS code: H604 BEng (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB including Maths and at least one science subject
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AB in Maths and a Science subject, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL or 6 at SL in Maths and 5 at HL or 6 at SL in a science subject
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile to include distinction in Further Maths for Technicians
Additional

UCAS code: H600 BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
ABB including Maths and at least one science subject
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? Yes
SQA AH
AB in Maths and a Science subject, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL or 6 at SL in Maths and 5 at HL or 6 at SL in a science subject
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile to include distinction in Further Maths for Technicians
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial placement

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)

This course provides the option of a paid year working in industry. Our 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 placement students from the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering 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 an additional award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

Placement year with JCB

Luke Ellis, an undergraduate student from the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, gives an insight into his industrial placement year with JCB

Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) DIS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H605

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: H601

BEng (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H604

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: H600

Our students

Oliver Crabtree

“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 Mae Rayner

“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 Green

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

Ali Obaid

“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 Yates

“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.”

Oliver Crabtree

“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 Mae Rayner

“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 Green

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

Ali Obaid

“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 Yates

“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.”