Course options

We have three course options for you to choose from:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    This course is associated with the power generation and distribution. It still has electronics associated with it as this is essential for the complex systems associated with protection, control and distribution of electrical energy.

  • Electronic Engineering

    This course is involved with the design of analogue and digital circuits and communication systems as typically found in low-power embedded systems.  An example of this would be a mobile phone or other smart devices.

  • Mechatronic Engineering

    This course encompasses electrical, electronic and aspects of mechanical engineering.  This could be for automotive/aerospace applications or robotics where smart electronics improve the performance of mechanical systems.

The first three semesters (one and a half years) of our degree courses share the same content so don’t worry if you are not sure which stream is best for you – you can move between courses until this point.

Courses can be studied at MEng or BEng level and can be combined with a year’s industrial placement – these are explained in more detail below.  Again there is flexibility and you do not need to come to a final decision on these options yet.

MEng or BEng?

The most obvious difference between the MEng and BEng degree programmes is duration, four years for MEng and three years for BEng, but what else should influence your choice? The aim of many students studying for a degree in engineering is to become a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MEng degree course provide the educational base required to achieve this. Accredited BEng degree courses require further study to be completed to achieve the same status. This can take the form of full or part-time postgraduate study, distance learning or work-based learning.

Why 'with Industrial Experience'

All our degree courses can be combined with an accredited year-long industrial placement for the award of a 'with Industrial Experience' degree. We encourage our students to spend time in industry as it developes your business, team-working and transferable skills.

Foundation Year

If you do not have the appropriate subject background for direct entry to first year, or you have not studied the appropriate subjects to the required depth, you might be eligible to undertake a Foundation Year course to bring you up to the right level.

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