Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng


Fact file - 2017 entry

UCAS code:H603
Qualification:BEng Hons
Type and duration:3 year UG
Qualification name:Electrical and Electronic Engineering
UCAS code
UCAS code
Electrical and Electronic Engineering | BEng Hons
3 years full-time
A level offer
Required subjects
maths and a science or electronics subject, plus a third subject (electronics, physics, chemistry or biology preferred) excluding citizenship studies, critical thinking and general studies. Applicants taking A level biology, chemistry and/or physics are also required to pass the practical element of assessment.

A foundation year is available for those with BBB grades but not in the required subjects.
IB score
36-32 (including 5 in maths and science at Higher Level) 
Course location
University Park Campus 
Course places
120 across all electrical and electronic engineering degrees


This course gives you an insight into a variety of topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering computer modelling, microelectronics and power generation.
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The BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a three-year course. It offers students the opportunity to study from the widest selection of general and specialised topics in the faculty including: electronic design, communications,software engineering, computer modelling,
microelectronics, power generation and distribution, electrical machines, signal processing, renewable energy systems and instrumentation.

Year one 

The first year is common to most of our courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to other courses within the department once you have better knowledge of the different specialist areas. You will gain an understanding of the principles and practices on which all specialisms within electrical and electronic engineering are founded. Through core modules you will study information systems, power and energy, engineering analysis, computer engineering and an applied electrical and electronic engineering construction project. Practical and fault-finding skills are developed through laboratory and project work. Your appreciation of the aspects of science and mathematics, which underpin the subject, will also be enhanced.

Year two

You will continue to improve your understanding of electrical and electronic engineering, and your design skills will be developed through a variety of laboratory-based subjects and core modules. This will prepare you to study, in the final years of your course, emerging and advanced technologies usually taught by internationally recognised researchers. Group projects, presentations and seminars enable you to gain the skills and understanding essential for the workplace.

Year three

In year three, you will be able to choose from a range of specialist topics, with flexibility to maintain a broad base or focus on specific technologies. Your individual project forms a major part of the final year. Working in an area of your choosing, you will develop design, analysis, construction and fault-finding skills. Many of these projects support research or development carried out with industry.

More information 

See also the Engineering and Science Foundation Year Programme.

Entry requirements

A levels: AAA-ABB including maths and a science or electronics subject plus a third subject (electronics, physics, chemistry or biology preferred) excluding citizenship studies, critical thinking and general studies. Applicants taking A level biology, chemistry and/or physics are also required to pass the practical element of assessment. 

English language requirements 

IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies.

Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS.

Please visit the CELE webpages for more information.

Alternative qualifications 

For details please see the alternative qualifications page.

Foundation year
- a foundation year is available for this course.

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.  


Typical year one core modules

  • Information Systems
  • Power and Energy
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Computer Engineering
  • Applied Electrical and Electronic Engineering Construction Project

Typical year two core modules

  • Electronic Processing and Communications
  • Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control
  • Modelling: Methods and Tools
  • Practical Engineering Design Solutions and Project Development
  • Contemporary Engineering Themes

Typical year three core modules

  • Third-Year Project
  • Business Planning for Engineers

Optional modules

  • Electronic Design
  • Solid State Devices
  • VLSI Design
  • Telecommunication Electronics
  • Power Networks
  • Electrical Machines
  • Energy Conversion for Motorand Generator Drives
  • Power Electronic Design
  • Control Systems Design
  • Fields, Waves and Antennas
  • Digital Communications
  • Web-Based Computing
  • Communication Systems
  • Microwave Communications
  • IT Infrastructure Engineering

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.



With the broad range of skills you will acquire from this degree, you will have excellent career prospects in areas as diverse as software development, fibre optic and mobile communications, aerospace technology, automotive systems and renewable energy technologies.   

Professional accreditation

Engineering Council accredited degree

This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.


This course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 87% of first-degree graduates in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £26,900 with the highest being £32,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU first-degree graduates, 2014/15. 

Careers Support and Advice

Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.  

The University of Nottingham is the best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.



Fees and funding

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help. For up to date information regarding tuition fees, visit our fees and finance pages.

Home students*

Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £2,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

International/EU students

The University of Nottingham provides information and advice on financing your degree and managing your finances as an international student. The International Office offers a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees.


Key Information Sets (KIS)

Key Information Sets (KIS)

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