The MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year Abroad is a four-year course where you will study advanced engineering techniques and also develop additional knowledge in aspects of management and commercial practice within industry. The year abroad offers you the opportunity to spend one year (normally the second or third year) studying at one of several leading international universities in countries such as America, Australia, Canada and Malaysia.
If you decide to spend a year at our campus in Malaysia the second year of the degree is taken at The University of Nottingham in Malaysia at the purpose-built campus just outside Kuala Lumpar, where you will study the same modules at the Nottingham students. Alternatively, you can spend your third year at one of the universities forming the Universitas 21 network.
Years one and two
Years one and two follow an identical structure to the BEng Electrical Engineering course. Progression to the MEng is dependent on obtaining at least 55 per cent in year two. If year two is studied in Malaysia campus, it follows the same curriculum as at Nottingham.
MEng students can either study abroad or choose from a range of specialist topics to follow a wide path, or focus on specific technologies. You will also undertake a group project which examines the socio-economic and technical aspects of a major industrial endeavor. The Industrial Awareness module, through seminars led by senior industrial personnel, introduces students to commercial aspects of engineering such as management and planning, and intellectual property.
In year four you will be able to study state-of-the-art technologies taught by world-leading researchers and industrial engineers. You will undertake an individual research project - probably the most exciting part of the degree - which counts for a third of your final year mark. In many cases this project contributes to the major industrially related programmes undertaken by the Department's research groups. This is where you truly learn to be an engineer!
A levels: AAA-ABB, including maths and a science or electronics subject plus a third subject (excluding general studies)
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.0 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking)
For details please see the alternative qualifications page
Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
Notes for applicants
Scholarships- performance-related scholarships for both home and international students are available. The Institution of Engineering and Technology endorsed sponsored programme - the Electrical Energy Engineering Academy - links to leading companies working in energy conversion. For details, please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/eee
MEng degrees - the MEng degrees are four-year courses where students study advanced engineering technologies and also develop additional knowledge in aspects of management and commercial practice within industry.
Students graduating with an MEng degree are seen as highly employable in a diverse range of areas, and have a 'fast track' route to achieving chartered engineer status with the Insitution of Engineering and Technology.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff. They’re also shaped by new developments in industry and as a consequence, may change from year to year. The following list is therefore subject to change but should give you a flavour of the modules on offer.
Typical year-one modules
Introduction to Communications Engineering
Introduction to Computer Engineering
Introduction to Circuits and Fields
Introduction to Electronic Engineering
Typical year-two modules
Signal Processing and Control Engineering
Power Supply Electronics
Software Engineering Design
Professional Skills for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Typical year-three modules
Control Systems Design
Fields Waves and Antennas
Typical year-four modules
Typical optional modules
Mathematics for Engineering Management
Computerised Mathematical Methods in Engineering
Solid State Devices
Introduction to Finance
Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunications, Multimedia and Instrumentation
Mobile Communications with Project
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.
Graduates with a MEng degree will have studied technical subjects to a more advanced level than BEng, and also benefited from workshops concerning various aspects of company practice led by managers/engineers from industry.
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
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was £24,944.*
*Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time, 2010/11.
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.