From the design of a tiny computer circuit to planning power transmission across the country, electrical and electronic engineers create the technology which shapes our lives.
We offer electrical and electronic engineering courses at every level:
All our courses are practically oriented and encourage you to learn via experimentation. You will graduate with the transferable skills needed to work with a range of technologies, manage engineering projects and design solutions to the challenges that society will face in the future.
You'll be studying at a university with enthusiastic, supportive faculty and where high departmental research rankings ensure that you stay well informed about the latest developments.
As well as seminars, lectures and e-learning, there is lots of practical content. In your first year, for example, you will build radio-controlled robots, design a temperature control system, build and test a variable power supply, experiment with practical electronic circuits using op-amps, design and implement circuits to drive a stepper motor, give a presentation in the broadcast studio, and design, simulate, build and test a digital circuit. Meanwhile, you also have the chance to study a European language alongside your degree.
You will choose your own final-year project, demonstrating your engineering knowledge from the business plan to completion. Commercially viable projects may be supported by the University, and some students have even been offered jobs by companies visiting for Exhibition Day.
You can also take a one-year Electronic Engineering course to top up your engineering foundation degree or HND to a BSc Hons qualification. This practical course will boost your skills and CV.
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Our postgraduate courses culminate in an individual project in which you build in-depth research and engineering skills.
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Our research focuses on the automotive industry, where our new analytical and computational techniques have transformed the design of next-generation energy-efficient power systems. We work closely with the world-renowned automotive consultancy Ricardo UK LTD, and have jointly opened the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories, one of the foremost centres for automotive engine research in Europe. We have enabled the internal combustion engines industry to increase brake power, reduce fossil fuel consumption and limit environmental impact.
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Professional and industry links
We work closely with industry to ensure that you will graduate well equipped for your chosen career. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology for Chartered Engineer progression
To boost your CV further our dedicated placements unit will help you find a paid placement after two years where you can really put your new skills into practice.
Our practical hands-on and design-based approach, and close involvement with industry, are significant factors in the excellent employment record of our graduates. Graduates have gone on to jobs in process control, flight simulators, the railways and telecommunications, and have also established their own companies.
After satisfactory completion of our courses some graduates choose to go on to further study at MSc or PhD level.
You will use facilities including electrical machines and generators and well-equipped electronic and computer laboratories.