Electrical & Electronic Engineering (4 Years) [MEng]
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UCAS course code: H605
Degree awarded: MEng
Duration: 4 years
Typical A level offer: AAA including Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths
Course fees: Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2013 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £17,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 9351
The use of electricity is fundamental to modern life and without a secure supply, society in its current form would collapse. Consequently, the importance of efficient and sustainable generation, secure distribution, and intelligent user devices cannot be overstated. This will be a lifetime challenge facing the next generation as traditional sources of energy will run out and new ways of generating, distributing and using electricity must be sought. Electrical and Electronic Engineers have a vital role in addressing this challenge.
- The first three semesters (one and a half years) of the undergraduate courses in the department share the same content. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between our courses if required.
- You will meet with your Personal Tutor on a weekly basis.
- Microcontroller/Embedded Systems Project.
Detailed information on the content of the course units is available via the following links:
Equivalent or lower qualification fees
If you are a home (UK) or EU student applying to study a qualification that is at an equivalent level to, or lower level than one that you have already been awarded, you may be liable to pay the equivalent of the relevant standard international rate of tuition fee, and may not be eligible for funding for your fees or living costs.
- We are a member of the Power Academy and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) scholarship schemes.
- The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of Manchester is offering scholarships for well qualified international undergraduate students.
For more information on the funding available visit our Fees and Funding page.
All of our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
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You will also acquire key skills such as logical thinking, team working, report writing, analytical and presentation skills, programming and a high level of numeracy.
See our Student Profiles section for the opinions of students and graduates from our courses.
A level: AAA including Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths
Duration of A level study: If you either sat your examinations early or followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years, your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course.If you have studied an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor.
International Baccalaureate: 37 points overall including 6 points in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level and 6 points in another related discipline at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate: A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 including Maths and Physics at Higher Level
Scottish Highers: AAAAA including Higher Mathematics and Physics
Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA including Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass Welsh Baccalaureate and achieve grades AA at A-Level including Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths
European Baccalaureate: Pass European Baccalaureate with 75% overall including 8 in both Maths and Physics and 8 in English.
AQA Baccalaureate: The AQA Baccalaureate is acceptable. We expect to see grades AAA in the GCE A-Levels including subjects Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths.
Other international entry requirements:
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see the accepted entry qualifications from your country .
BTEC Extended Diploma: BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of 100 credits awarded at Distinction including the Further Maths for Technicians module, 70 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. Applicants must also pass an interview
Access to HE Diploma: Applications are considered on an individual basis, please contact the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for further information.
Advanced Placement tests: The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Cambridge Pre-U: The Cambridge PreU is acceptable with three principle units including Maths and either Physics or Further Maths with tthree Distinction 3 grades.
Advanced/Progression Diploma: We require Diploma learners to achieve grade A overall in the Engineering Progression Diploma plus grade A in A-Level Mathematics
Non-standard educational routes:
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Other entry requirements:
- Access and Foundation Programmes: The School accepts applications from other selected university foundation programmes, for further information contact the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering directly.
- Direct admission to the second year: We receive many applications from students requesting direct admission to the second year of our undergraduate degree programmes. Such students will normally have completed a relevant Diploma course in a Polytechnic or University abroad and will have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 or have completed the first year of an appropriate degree programme in the UK and have achieved an average mark of at least 70%. You should refer to the content of the first year of our degree programmes to verify that you have the required pre-requisites for direct entry into the second year.
- Mature Students: We welcome mature students, particularly those with relevant industrial experience. You will need to demonstrate good up to date mathematical knowledge and a high degree of motivation.
GCSE: English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above
- GCSE English Language Grade C
- GCE O-Level English Language Grade C
- IELTS 6.0 with no subtest less than 5.5
- TOEFL 550 (TWE of 5), Computer Based 213 (TWE of 5), Internet Based 79 (Minimum of 21 in writing and listening, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking)
- English First Language or English Second Language (Cambridge IGCSE) grade C
- Certificate of Proficiency in English or Certificate in Advanced English (Cambridge ESOL) grade C
Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes.
Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.
Where mitigating circumstances have already been taken into account, for example by the relevant Exam Board, we will not be able to make further allowances.
Applicants for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year.
Some English language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date.
If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.
We allow students to transfer directly into the second year of our undergraduate programmes. Our usual requirements for transfer are marks of at least 70% and we expect your first year to be of similar standard and content to our programmes in order to qualify for exemption.
Please note we do not offer transfers into the third year of our courses.
In subsequent years this split changes to a greater amount of independent learning with the split being approximately 33:67 in the third year and 22:78 in the fourth year. This does not mean that less help is available; part of being an independent learner is knowing who to ask when you need to find something out, our staff are there to help. This leads you to becoming an independent learner, as would be expected of an education process that is preparing you for graduate employment or study towards a higher degree.
Contact time could be in a lecture, example class, tutorial, laboratory class and sometimes may be on line (email/e-learning/web blog...). All of these activities enable you to interact with us to ensure that you have the best possible learning experience.