Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich H605 AAA 1 October 2018
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time H601 AAA 1 October 2018
BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich H604 ABB 1 October 2018
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time H600 ABB 1 October 2018

97%

of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles

DLHE 2015

£27,000

average starting salary

Electronic and Electrical Engineering course overview

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.

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.

Our long-established, Electronics and Electrical Engineering course is very well regarded by employers and is accredited in both MEng and BEng versions. These courses will provide a thorough grounding in the subjects required to invent, design, apply and integrate electrical and electronic components and systems in a range of different industrial sectors.

MEng and BEng courses

The IET, InstMC and EI accredited MEng degree courses are aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop highflying careers within different industrial sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering.

The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. This course of four academic years allows high calibre students to develop their understanding of the role of Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering in the industrial context, over and beyond that of the BEng courses.

Our Electronics based 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 starting on the BEng course can change to the 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.

In the third and fourth academic years, the MEng courses provide enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management and application of management theory, and are offered the chance to study a language.

Professional recognition

The MEng and BEng courses are fully and/or partially accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Measurement and Control, and the Energy Institute.

Facilities

STEMLab is a £17 million investment in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and part of a wider £25 million investment in our campus which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub.

STEMLab will include a suite of laboratories for practical work in Bioengineering, allowing students crucial opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples in a safe and modern environment.

Coming soon! Brand new STEMLab

Take a virtual tour of STEMLab, a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools.

Modules


Year 1 and 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Circuits
  • Communications
  • Control System Design
  • Electronics
  • Electromagnetism 
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Programming and Software Design
  • Project Management
  • Signals and Systems

Optional modules:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Mechanics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Software Engineering

Optional placement/study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.

Years 3/4 and 4/5

Compulsory modules:

  • Applying Management Theory
  • Business Management
  • Group Project
  • Individual Project

Optional subjects:

The following example optional subjects currently support the MEng and BEng courses:

  • Advanced Photovoltaics
  • Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications
  • Biomass
  • Biophotonics Engineering 
  • 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
  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing 
  • Human Factors in System Design
  • Information Theory and Coding 
  • Integration of Renewables
  • Materials Properties and Applications
  • Microprocessor Architecture 
  • Microwave Circuits
  • Mechanics
  • Microwave Communication Systems
  • Mobile Network Technologies
  • Power Electronics for Renewables
  • Real time Software Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Sensors and Actuators for Control
  • Solar Power
  • Sustainability and Energy Systems
  • Wind Power

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


Assessment

Teaching and learning methods include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical work
  • seminars
  • extensive project work

The emphasis is placed on increasing your independence and encouraging you to develop your study skills while taking part in group activities. Lecture-based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

H605 Electronic and Electrical Engineering - MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A
Relevant subjects include Electrical/Electronic, Computing

H601 Electronic and Electrical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
37 points with 6 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade A
Relevant subjects include Electrical/Electronic, Computing

H604 Electronic and Electrical Engineering - BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS

A-Level
ABB including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade B
Relevant subjects include All Engineering variants

H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

A-Level
ABB including Mathematics and a second science subject. Second science subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science
IB
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Mathematics and either Physics, Design & Technology or Computer Science
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Mathematics at grade B
Relevant subjects include All Engineering variants

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Practical Science

If you are studying a Science A level and it includes a separate practical assessment, then you must also achieve a Pass in this assessment.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Sponsorship, scholarships and bursaries

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

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

Students studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering 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.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Network Rail
  • Apple
  • Qinetiq
  • Selex
  • Siemens
  • BT
  • Ericsson
  • BAE Systems
  • npower
  • Goodrich
  • Toyota
  • E.ON
  • Rolls-Royce
  • ARM
  • National Instruments

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).

All of our courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement in Year 3 and over 50 students take this option every year. For the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) you need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks work in a company.

We are notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, and we provide support and help for you to gain a suitable placement.

Recent placement students have worked for virtually every major engineering company in the UK including:

  • Airbus UK
  • BAE Systems
  • Bentley Motors
  • EDF
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • JCB
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • National Grid
  • Rolls-Royce

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Department / School Key Information Sets

MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H605

MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time

UCAS code: H601

BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: H604

BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: H600