University of Brighton

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Course summary and entry requirements

    Course duration Help

    Full-time: 4 years

    Part-time: 8 years

    With placement year 5 years

    UCAS code H607

    Professional accreditation

    This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as meeting the educational requirements for chartered engineer status (CEng).

    About the course

    This course provides you with a solid theoretical grounding in electrical and electronic engineering and the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a series of course projects preparing you for the challenges facing professional engineers. The MEng route extends your technical understanding whilst developing management expertise and knowledge of business processes.

    From the beginning there is an emphasis on problem and project-based learning and you prepare for your future career by developing your project portfolio. You will use facilities including electrical machines and generators and well-equipped electronic and computer laboratories.

    Typical entry requirements Help

    The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014.

    Applicants whose predicted grades fall below these requirements, but who can demonstrate a high commitment to the subject discipline or have relevant work experience, are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

    ABB including mathematics and a physical science. General Studies excluded.


    International Baccalaureate:
    34 points, specified subjects.including maths and a physical science at Higher level.

    Access to HE Diploma
    pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 30 credits at merit or distinction. Level 3 units in maths and physics required.

    GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
    at least five subjects including English language, mathematics and a physical science.

    Foundation degree/HND
    direct to year 2 for suitable applicants.

    For non-native speakers of English:
    IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

    Recognised foundation course containing mathematics and physical science.

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  • Course content

    Course structure

    As well as project work and modules in different aspects of power engineering, electronics and communications, years 1 and 2 provide you with a comprehensive grounding in mathematics, engineering concepts, electrical engineering, computer programming and engineering design, innovation and management.

    After the second or third year you may also opt for a year-long industrial placement. The final two years comprise specialist options at BEng final year and masters level, and major individual and team projects which are often supported by industry. These courses benefit from the strong industrial links established by many of the staff.


    Year 1
    Engineering Concepts
    Technology Projects
    Digital Electronics
    Analogue Electronics
    Electronic Computer-aided Engineering
    Electrical Engineering

    Year 2
    Mathematics and Control
    Engineering Design, Innovation and Management
    Analogue Electronics
    Electrical Engineering
    Radio and Navigation Systems
    Programmable Logic and VHDL
    Computer Programming
    Microcontrollers and Data Communications

    Optional placement year or study abroad

    Final two years
    Individual project
    Product Innovation and Management
    Integrating case study
    High Voltage Power, Distribution and Utilisation
    Interdisciplinary team project
    Operations Management for Logistics
    Automotive Control Systems
    Automotive Communication Systems
    Sensors and Interfacing
    Power Electronics and Actuators

    You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:

    Programme Specification

  • Fees and costs

    The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2014-15. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

    The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

    What's included in the fee?

    When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

    You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

    Our website provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.

    MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering  [P1CA001]
    UK/EU (Full Time)9,000 GBP
    Island Students (Full Time)9,000 GBP
    International (Full Time)13,220 GBP

  • Location

    Location Help Moulsecoomb

    Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.

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    Living in Brighton

    Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.

    Social scene

    Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

    Music event on the beach


    The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.

    Burning the Clocks winter solstice festival


    Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.

    Playing volleyball on the seafront
  • Career opportunities

    The hands-on and design-based approach of this course, and the well-established links with industry, are significant factors in the excellent employment record of our graduates. They have gone on to jobs in industries such as the electrical and power sectors, the railways, process control, flight simulators and telecommunications. Others have gone on to establish their own companies.

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Find out more

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