Electronic and Information Engineering

Imperial College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)
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Course summary

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This course is professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course. Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the challenge to use technology to improve the performance of electronic equipment in terms of speed, cost and sustainability; to improve power distribution and control for a robust and sustainable future energy network; and to improve communication in different aspects of life. Our Electronic and Information Engineering degrees will provide you with an understanding of the entire stack of modern networked computers, from the design and architecture of the CPU in a smartphone, to the information theory and wireless protocols connecting it to the internet, and on to the operating systems and databases providing back-end support in the cloud. The first two years follow a core programme in areas such as circuits, systems, networks and high-level programming. You will learn to program in C++ and become familiar with software design, programming concepts and tool use – skills that are transferable to any programming language/environment that you encounter. The first year project allows you to perform real-time video processing on a configurable hardware board. Students combine knowledge from digital logic, signal processing and software engineering in order to propose their own unique solution, with past projects including virtual pianos, platform games, and augmented reality goggles. The second year project is a five-day IBM computer architecture workshop, run by staff from Imperial and IBM. This gives you the chance to apply your understanding of systems architecture, databases, middleware, operating systems and network hardware and software to a real IT systems challenge. In your third year you start to design your degree programme to fit your interests and skills in consultation with your personal tutor. You choose from a range of advanced subjects in electrical and electronic engineering and from the Department of Computing, together with a business, humanities or language module through Imperial Horizons or a business module in collaboration with Imperial College Business School. The fourth and final year of this integrated Master's course offers a wide choice of advanced modules based on state-of-the-art research carried out in the Department. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer. Further business, language and humanities modules are available, and you also have the opportunity to participate in the Inter-Department Exchange (IDX) scheme, which allows you to take a module from another engineering department. The most important part of your final year is the individual project. This is a chance for you to showcase and apply your engineering skills in the form of a substantial research or engineering project. It allows you to implement the technical information assimilated over the course of your degree, and develop novel approaches to present-day problems. By your final year you'll be fully equipped to demonstrate all your knowledge, skills and innovation in a large and ambitious individual project. This project is the most important single piece of work in your degree programme, giving you the chance to demonstrate independence and originality, and to plan and organise a large project.

Course details

Professional bodies

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How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 codeGH56
Institution code I50
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
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Must include: A* in Mathematics A in Physics A in a preferred subject PREFERRED SUBJECTS Biology Chemistry Computer Science/ Computing Design and Technology Economics Electronics English Literature Further Mathematics Geography History Languages (Classical and Modern) Music/ Music Technology General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Must include: 6 in Mathematics at higher level 6 in Physics at higher level
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Must include: D2 in Mathematics D3 in Physics D3 in a preferred subject

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Additional entry requirements


If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements and you live within reasonable travelling distance of the College you will be invited for one of our interview afternoons. Here you will be interviewed by a member of academic staff on general engineering topics and your aspirations for the future. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our courses and life at Imperial, and be shown around the campus by our Department’s undergraduate students. If we are considering making you an offer and you are overseas, or unable to visit, we will arrange a telephone or Skype interview.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedBFor pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic)7Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic69Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT)100Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements


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 £31750 Year 1
Channel Islands £31750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information on fees, funding, loans and grants, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/
Electronic and Information Engineering at Imperial College London - UCAS