Electronics and Electrical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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From the tiny processors in smartphones to the heavy-duty power electronics in wind turbines, electronic and electrical systems underpin many modern technologies. Electronics is the study of circuits and devices that carry relatively small currents and voltages. It concerns the sensing, transduction and processing of data signals, in either digital or analogue forms. Electrical engineering concerns much larger currents and voltages - usually for the purpose of generating and transmitting electrical power. In an Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EEE) degree, you will study both areas with the opportunity to specialise in later years. We deliver this content across several themes:

  • electrical power
  • digital electronics
  • analogue electronics
  • microelectronics
  • electromagnetics and photonics
  • bioelectronics
  • sensor networks and data analysis
Programme aims Studying this field requires a clear understanding of physics and the broader system it operates in. This programme balances practical experimentation with theoretical:
  • studies
  • computation
  • simulation
You will learn to work independently and collaboratively to find ingenious solutions to modern engineering problems. The MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering degree is relevant to those wishing to pursue a career as a professional engineer in industry. It combines more advanced study than our BEng degree, with a greater emphasis on industrial skills. You will also get the opportunity to work in an industrial company while you carry out your MEng project in Years 4 and 5. Ties to industry Our Industrial Liaison Board includes senior representatives from important electronics and electrical engineering companies. This has influenced our curriculum and programme development. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a six-month placement in industry or at an overseas research institution, university or company. Why Edinburgh? We keep improving our curriculum and consult with:
  • our industrial partners
  • accreditation bodies
  • students
In this way, we make sure that our degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop a successful career in engineering. In the first years of the degree, we teach a solid foundation of electronics and electrical engineering. Our courses are designed to improve your team-working and problem-solving skills. In later years, our degree gives you the flexibility to study specialist courses in areas you are most interested in. Our community We are proud of the supportive community that our students and academics create. For example, the electronics and electrical engineering discipline supports an 'Electronics After Hours Club'. This allows you to develop your own extra-curricular projects in a supportive environment. Edinburgh has a particularly active community and network of companies in fields related to electronics and electrical engineering, which are deliberately located here, close to the talent of our graduates.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Direct entry to second year is available; see our website for entry requirements. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components.
PTE Academic62Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.

Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £34800 Year 1
International £34800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
Electronics and Electrical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS