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MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course Description

Do you want to lead society towards a more energy-efficient future, enhance your business acumen, and further develop your technical and design ability? The MEng course develops your communication and entrepreneurial skills, and prepares you for a range of high-end careers in electrical and electronic engineering. This course, which meets the full academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status, is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Key features

Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2015 National Student Survey 91 per cent of our final year students said that “Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course”.

Draw on our strong industry links and benefit from industry participation in course development, delivery and project sponsorship.

Take part in our final year student project open day showcasing the excellence of the engineering skills development and the high levels of achievement of our undergraduates, with many industrially sponsored prizes awarded.

Develop highly practical skills and learn through doing.

Take advantage of our flexible course, allowing you to switch between electronics and robotics until your final year, as your interests develop.

Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Benefit from free IET membership (whilst at University) as the University is an IET Academic Partner.

Joining our MEng course means working towards an honours degree that provides the shortest route to professional and chartered status.

Challenge yourself. Final year MEng students work in groups to undertake a major design project that will give them the opportunity to experience a broad selection of strategic, ethical, environmental, management, operational, logistical, technical, financial, contractual and team-working challenges.

Further your knowledge with a placement after successfully completing stage 2 or between the final two years of the MEng course.

Receive an Apple iPad mini along with your core e-text books to support your learning.

Access one of the largest undergraduate laboratory spaces in the country, which you can use to further your own understanding of communications, electronics and renewable energy technologies.

Course details

In the first year you'll use our well-equipped laboratories to develop your knowledge and practical problem solving skills. From the start of your studies you'll find that there is an emphasis on learning by doing, and group project work will enable you to develop your problem solving and communication skills. An integrating project will encompass business and technical skills, and focus on activities that are typical of a start-up company.

In year 2 you'll develop a greater understanding of underlying engineering principles and circuit design methods in the second year. Again, we place an emphasis on team work and you'll have the opportunity to do both group and individual presentations of your projects. You'll use industrial standard software tools for design and simulation in preparation for your final year individual project or for your optional placement year.

You can enhance your studies with relevant experience by taking an optional placement year in the UK, France, Germany and Japan. Placements give you the opportunity to put theory into practice, and are excellent opportunity to seek final year sponsorship. Many of our graduates have been offered permanent jobs with their placement company.

Year 3 (or Year 4 if you took an optional placement year) is an exciting opportunity to develop an individual project. You'll consolidate your knowledge, explore and evaluate new technologies, and demonstrate your communication skills in the oral and written presentation of your project. Previous project have included a landmine detection system, CreatoBot (a modular robotic system) and DishDynamics (Global Ordinance And Targeting System [GOATS]).

Your final year includes additional technical modules and a large interdisciplinary design project. Past projects have included designing a product that involved a local company and a central government department, the challenge was to build a prototype system, which was showcased at the Project Open Day. This project will most likely result in the formation of a real company (later in the year). You also have the possibility of continuing your studies to MSc level in the same academic year.

Visit the MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

320 points including grade B at A level mathematics and any science or technology subject at grade B. International Baccalaureate: 32 points with higher level mathematics and a relevant science/technology subject. 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM in engineering/science/technology BTEC. Other qualifications considered, please enquire for further details.

Course Fees

UK/EU: £9000, International: £12,250, Islands: £9000

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