Electrical & Electronic Engineering (with a year abroad) at University of Leicester - UCAS

Course summary

Our mission is to create an inclusive, inspiring and enriching education expected of all Leicester undergraduates, to impart a basic understanding of electrical and electronic engineering, to develop skills through education and research and to directly impact how we live and socialise. Electrical and Electronic Engineering impacts all aspects of life, from transportation and communication to energy and healthcare. With today's global challenges, electrical engineers play a vital role in creating sustainable solutions through technology design, production and maintenance. This programme prepares aspiring engineers to shape the future through renewable energy, robotics, automotive, aerospace, telecoms, agriculture, manufacturing, and more. Initially, you will gain foundational engineering knowledge through a general first-year course. In the second year, you will deepen your technical skills. Then in year three, you can specialise in one of our specialist streams: (I) Hybrid/Electric Aviation, (II) E-Transportation and Sustainable Energy, or (III) the Internet of Things. Or you can pursue a broadly based BEng covering all three streams. Your final project lets you follow developing interests and career goals. You will gain expertise in programming, software, practical and design skills using industry-standard tools. You will also study leadership, ethics, and professional development. MEng students further independent learning through projects and a wide selection of modules that support their career aspirations. The BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is delivered across three/four academic years of study, respectively, with an additional, optional, industrial placement year or study abroad year after the second year. The optional placement year/year abroad will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable paid industrial or international experience in a professional environment. By exploring how electrical and electronic systems integrate and serve as indispensable building blocks for a wide range of products, solutions, processes, and business models, you will become a catalyst for change. As a highly sought-after professional, you will contribute to shaping a sustainable future and addressing global challenges like climate change, clean mobility, and an aging society. What's the difference? Each of our Engineering subjects is available in six forms: BEng (3 years), BEng with Industry (4 years), BEng with Year Abroad (4 years) MEng (4 years), MEng with Industry (5 years), MEng with Year Abroad (5 years) The MEng places greater emphasis on industrially related project work, advanced technical content and leadership, and automatically meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The MEng shares its first three years with the corresponding BEng.


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Assessment method

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2024/5 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Electrical & Electronic Engineering (with a year abroad) at University of Leicester - UCAS