Department of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About the department


Our wide range of IET accredited courses cover all aspects of electrical and electronic engineering in the first year before giving you the option to transfer between most of the single honours courses once you have gained a strong foundation of core learning. 

We take pride in providing every student with high quality teaching in a supportive and friendly environment, which is why our first year students undertake progress tests every two weeks to ensure we’re focusing on your development and offering extra support to students and groups unsure about any particular aspect of the course. 

Why study electrical and electronic engineering at Nottingham?

Study with us because:

  • We are ranked top 10 in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QS World University Rankings 2016)
  • 98% of recent graduates said they were satisfied with the overall department*
  • Home to the MotoE superbike european champions 2015

*Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng, 


Lectures, problem classes, tutorials, lab-based experiments and project work are the main approaches to teaching. In the first year, teaching is split into teaching weeks with lectures and problem classes, then there are seven full project weeks that will help you develop practical skills. 

This method of teaching is repeated in the second year and in years three and four you will start to specialise by choosing from the wide range of topics available.  

Assessment and progression

The first year has an emphasis on coursework with only a small number of exams held towards the end of the academic year. In years two, three and four examinations are held at the end of each semester. The final-year project (worth 25% of the BEng final mark and 35% of the MEng final mark) is assessed through a written thesis. 

Careers and industry

Companies who recruit our graduates include: Royal Navy; Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid and Siemens. We offer a year in industry option to those undertaking the electrical and electronic engineering BEng/MEng course.

This will give students a significant boost to their academic and career prospects. Placements are usually in the UK and our dedicated industrial placements team can support you in gaining your position.

Industrial placements are highly competitive and our students are responsible for submitting their own applications. Those undertaking a year in industry are considered an employee and receive a salary. 

Current accreditation is by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
All potential students normally visit the department on interview days, although there are university open days and taster days during the year. During the visit you will be shown round the campus and the department.

Download our Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2017 brochure


Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14081