This degree in electronic communication integrates a year of Master’s level study, during which you complete an industrial project with a host business, boosting your CV and helping you develop industry contacts.
The development of the Internet, smartphones and e-commerce are just some of the factors fuelling demand for graduates in this area.
In Stages 1 and 2 you study a common syllabus, with topics that help you understand electrical machines and electronic communications systems, and develop a wide range of practical skills.
In Stage 3 you study specialist topics for your future career, such as:
You also undertake a large individual design project, for example, developing underwater vehicle communications.
In Stage 4, you complete your industrial placement in the UK or abroad, and complete a group design project to develop instrumentation for intelligent vehicles.
We cover core topics to enable you to understand the operation of simple electrical machines and electronic communications systems, such as:
We complement this with teaching in how to analyse, design and construct electrical and electronic circuits to meet specific criteria.
We help you to develop your computing skills and engineering mathematics knowledge, with topics covering:
You also take part in a series of group projects to develop your skills in soldering, wiring, circuit board construction and project planning such as a simple digital voltmeter, a power amplifier, a radio transmitter and receiver, and a mini-racing car that can find its own way round a track.
A major element of Stage 4 for MEng students is an industrial project.
This gives you valuable experience of working on a real engineering project set by your host business, boosting your CV and giving you the chance to develop valuable industry contacts.
Many students choose to do this at a local company, but you may undertake the project anywhere in the UK or abroad.
Recent participating companies include:
Recent projects have included:
We understand that you may not yet know which area of electrical and electronic engineering you want to specialise in.
We have designed our degrees so that all of our students study a common syllabus for the first two years. This gives you the chance to see where your interests lie.
It also means that you may transfer between any of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees up to the end of the second year should your ideas change as your skills and knowledge develop.
Transfer from a BEng degree to a MEng degree is subject to you achieving the appropriate academic standard.
The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is located in Merz Court in the heart of our city-centre campus.
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) for entry to all technical corps.
Find out more on the Armed Forces page on our website.