Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Course summary

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Our MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering course allows to you gain a MEng qualification in four years, rather than the traditional five year path, making it a more time and cost-effective choice. Designed to stretch our top students, it also includes a twelve month industrial placement, giving you the opportunity to study electronics more deeply than at BEng level while also gaining valuable industry experience. Electronic engineering impacts on so many facets of modern-day life, it is perhaps no surprise to find that it is the most extensive and pervasive of all the engineering disciplines. Our courses have been developed in collaboration with electronics professionals in a wide range of sectors to give a broad but industrially relevant degree. The design of this innovative course emphasises ‘doing’ as well as ‘knowing’, helping you to develop essential practical, intellectual, business and communication skills. This ‘real world’ approach, combined with the beneficial experience you will gain during your placement, will give you a clear competitive edge in the search for graduate employment. Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand. Some of our recent graduates are currently commanding high salaries working in government, the public sector and in private industry. In the latter sector, employers include Olympus, Oclaro, Corus, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, Oxford University, BAE Systems, Npower, Cogent Defence, Siemens, Orange, Vodafone, QinetiQ, National Grid, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Cars, Schlumberger and Microsoft. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering ranked 27th out of 77 institutions in the UK (2017 Guardian League Table)
  • Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 12th for Graduate Prospects in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Course details

Modules

The first two years of the MEng are taught alongside the BEng degree. Starting with the basic principles of analogue, digital and programmable electronic systems, you will rapidly develop the analytical skills to understand and begin designing electrical circuits and systems. You will also take courses in computing and mathematics. Project work encourages you to develop skills in team working, business and communications. In Year 2 you will study digital and programmable systems, communication systems, electronic systems and electrical systems in more depth. A themed design project and business course will enable you to develop your professional design and management skills. By taking additional modules after the end of the second year, you can incorporate the placement within a 4-year course. The final two years allow you to develop your skills in engineering and engineering management to a much greater depth and gain important experience working on an engineering placement.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH601
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB - BCC including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject (Physics, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics) BBB including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject: Standard offer. BBC including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject; and if the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B. BCC including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC (QCF) Engineering DDM including the following units and at Distinction: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Electrical Principles, Further Electrical Principles. BTEC (RQF) Engineering DDM including the following units and at Distinction: Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, Further Engineering Mathematics, Specialist Engineering Project. For other BTEC combinations or subject (Science or Technical) please see Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Subject related Access with at level 3 including only Distinctions in Mathematics and Physics at Distinction
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points with 5,5,5 in Higher Level subjects, including Maths and Physics at Higher Level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics C/4

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19400 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS