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MEngElectronic and Electrical Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Are you fascinated by the fast-moving world of satellites?
Do you want to know how space weather affects radio systems on Earth?
Do you want to get up to speed on autonomous vehicles?

Electronic, electrical and systems engineers are involved in the design and development of technology that has become vital to all aspects of modern living – from the telecommunications networks that keep us connected 24/7 to the computer and digital networks that send billions of bits of data streaming around the globe.

It is thanks to engineers that the stuff of science fiction films – robots, drones, satellites and smart cars – is now a reality, and it will be engineers like you who continue to drive us into a future we can hardly envisage.

Programme structure

Year 1
Title Credits Semester
Electrical Engineering 1
In this module, the fundamentals of electronic and electrical engineering are covered. It will begin with analogue circuits describing the fundamentals of circuit analysis and the design of analogue devices. The fundamentals of digital systems will then be covered using Boolean algebra and related techniques to analyse digital circuits up to an introduction to flip flops. Finally electrical power and machinery systems will be introduced. 20 1 & 2
Engineering Materials
The aim of the module is to introduce the range of materials and their key properties used in engineering in order to allow them to select the appropriate materials for a given application. The module also introduces fundamental science that determines the electrical or mechanical properties of materials, such as atomic / molecular structures. In addition students will also be introduced to software which will allow them to model the properties and behaviour of engineering materials and analyse the results of experiments. 10 2
Engineering Mathematics 1
The module aims to enhance student knowledge and understanding of the mathematics used in engineering and to develop the skills of its use. 20 1 & 2
Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer
In this module, the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and energy conservation, and introduce associated engineering applications. 20 1 & 2
Integrated Design Project 1
The aim of the module is to introduce students to the design process and the skills employed therein, within an engineering context. 20 1 & 2
Computing for Engineers
The aim of this module is to introduce engineers to computers and computer programming using an important modern programming language which has applications from small embedded systems to supercomputers. 10 1
Mechanics 1
In this module, the mathematics and scientific principles related to mechanics in the context and application in engineering. The module covers: general principles, the mechanical properties of material and the basic principles of analysis, all underpinned with essential mathematics. Where relevant, historical examples are embedded into the module in order to provide context for the taught material. 20 1 & 2

Year 2
Title Credits
Digital Systems and Embedded Computing 20
Engineering Mathematics 2 20
Electronic Circuits and Electromagnetics 20
Integrated Design Project 2 20
Electrical Energy Systems and Control 20
Communication Systems 10
Multidisciplinary Software and Systems Engineering 10

Year 3 (year 4 for ‘with Industrial Year MEng’ programme)
Title Credits
Electronic Engineering 20
Integrated Design Project 3 20
Communications Systems 2 20
Electrical Power 2 20
The Internet of Things 20
Engineering Mathematics A+B 20

Year 4 (year 5 for ‘with Industrial Year MEng’ programmes)
Title Credits
Individual Project 40
Sensing and Control for Autonomous Systems 20
Options. Example optional modules may include:
Computer and Communication Networks 20
Machine Learning 20
Robotics and Autonomous Systems 20
Human Factors and Interactive System Design 20
Digital Communications and Signal Processing 20
Electromagnetics, Antennas and Propagation 20
Radar Systems and Remote Sensing 20
Mobile, Satellite and Optical Communication Systems 20
Microwave Engineering and RF Circuits 20
Power Systems Economics 20
Renewable Energy Systems Integration 20
Power Systems Stability Control and Protection 20
Power Systems Operations and Control 20

Career opportunities

Example employers
Defence Science And Technology
Jaguar Land Rover
National Grid
Network Rail
Wessex Water

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States