BEng Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2023

Overview

Degree awarded
BEng
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science.

Typical contextual A-level offer

AAB including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science.

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects, including 6 in Mathematics, 6 in Physics or Chemistry, and 6 in one other Higher Level subject.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Study at one of the largest departments of electrical and electronic engineering in the country, with a distinguished history and a focus on the future.
  • Gain invaluable experience - and amplify your employment prospects - with an industrial placement at a well-known company.
  • Combine scientific and engineering knowledge with creativity to solve some of today's biggest electronic engineering challenges, making use of an incredible array of equipment and facilities.
  • Learn to design, build, and operate analogue and digital circuits to create smart devices, autonomous systems, and a new generation of electronic devices.
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Undergraduate Electronic Engineering

Open days

The University holds undergraduate open days regularly, giving you the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the support we offer, and our facilities. Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is all about. Find out about our upcoming open days .

View the recent undergraduate virtual open week recorded sessions.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and our Department funding pages .

Contact details

Department
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 543 4017
Email
Website
https://www.eee.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty overview

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Entry requirements

A-level

AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Contextual offer

AAB including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either: 

a) sat your examinations early; 

or 

b) followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years.  

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

AS-level

AS-level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education, typically five GCSEs/iGCSEs, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade B/6 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics.

GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects, including 6 in Mathematics, 6 in Physics or Chemistry, and 6 in one other Higher Level subject.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see accepted entry qualifications from your country .

Scottish requirements

We normally require grades AAABB in Scottish Highers, including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Three Advanced Highers AAA ( including Advanced Highers Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics)

or

Two Advanced Highers AA (including Advanced Highers Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics) , plus two Highers AA in two different academic subjects.

Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade 2).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic Department (s) you plan to apply to.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and requires two A Levels including Maths and one Science subject to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

European Baccalaureate

Typically we require an average of 75% including 8 in Mathematics, and 8 in either Physics or Chemistry, studied for at least 5 periods per week and assessed by a final written examination. A scientific bias to the remaining specialist subjects studied is required.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. The A-Level requirements for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering are AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the Northern Consortium (NCUK) International Foundation Year or INTO Manchester International Foundation in Science and Engineering are required to achieve A*AA including Mathematics and either Physics or Further Mathematics, and an EAP score of A. 

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required. You are also encouraged to apply prior to the UCAS equal consideration deadline. 

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Electrical and Electronic with grades D*DD including Distinction in Further Engineering Mathematics. This should be in combination with a grade B in A-level Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Grades D*D, in combination with grade A in A-level Mathematics. If you are studying the general Engineering stream, please contact the admissions office to request a full list of the units we require.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A-levels. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade D plus two A-levels at grades AA including A in Mathematics and A in any of the following: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Further Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at D provided it is in combination with two GCE A Levels at grades AA including A in Mathematics and A in any of the following: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Further Mathematics.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade B in A-level Mathematics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)  

We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades DD in combination with a grade A in A level Mathematics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry with Grades DD, in combination with grade A in A-level Mathematics and Grade A in either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at grade D provided it is in combination with two A levels at grades AA including A in Mathematics and A in either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Access to HE Diploma

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Our standard academic requirements include 60 credits in an engineering related subject, with 45 credits at Level 3 with a Distinction grade. A minimum of 15 credits must be in Mathematics.  Students are also required to have a grade A in A-level Mathematics with a pure element.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3 in three Principal subjects, including Mathematics and either Physics, Further Mathematics or Chemistry.

We also consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-level subjects, in three distinct subjects.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Departments may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies).

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic Department, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines. If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you.

Non-standard educational routes

Mature applicants who are returning to studies after a break from formal education will be considered on a case-by-case basis. As a general guide, you will need an approved English language qualification, the equivalent of a good A-level in mathematics and experience of relevant study in the year prior to entry. Applicants may also be required to evidence sufficient scientific background. The mathematics requirement may be met by achieving 70% in 60 credits from the following Open University modules: MST124 Essential Mathematics 1 and MST125 Essential Mathematics 2. Following an initial assessment, applicants may be invited to attend an academic interview to add supplementary information and determine if we can make a standard offer.  

Other online courses are not accepted. Please note that Access to HE courses do not provide the equivalent breadth and depth to an A-level in mathematics.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications, you hold please contact the Department directly. Explore further information for mature students .

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B/6
  • IELTS 7.0 overall with no sub-test below 6.5 and 7.0 in speaking.
  • TOEFL iBT 100, with no subscore below 25
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification .

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

Please note that if you hold English as a Second Language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent qualifications.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our How to Apply webpage .

It is only possible to hold an offer for one course in the Department (Year 1 entry). Please do not apply for more than one course in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as this will use one of your UCAS choices and will not be considered. Students can switch between Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering up until the end of the first year.

If you wish to apply for Year 1 entry and our Integrated Foundation Year, then this would be two separate choices on your UCAS application.

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances.

We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the two years prior to entry. Applicants who have left education for more than two years should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Applicants studying qualifications above RQF Level 3 may be required to achieve high grades in their most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Candidates may be interviewed online or in person. Strong examination results and interview performance are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predictions for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

All applicants should be aware that information provided in the personal statement may be used as the basis for further discussion during your interview with an academic member of staff.

Interview requirements

Many of our applicants will be invited to attend a Visit Day which will give you a taste of life as an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Manchester. 

Although one of the major parts of the visit day is the interview, rest assured we aim to make the process as relaxed as possible. The interview helps us to get a more rounded view of you and your application to study here and allows us to further assess your suitability and commitment to the course. We also take into account any  contextual information  such as exceptional circumstances or personal barriers to learning that you may have faced.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

We are unable to accept applications for second year entry with the exception of those coming through our advanced entry programmes with partner institutions.

Please note we do not offer transfers into the third year of our courses.

If you are applying for a transfer into first year entry from studies at another university, you may be required to achieve high grades in your most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.

Course details

Course description

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Embedded Systems project Year 2

Turn on your career in electronic engineering at Manchester, a university with a prestigious history in the subject and a bright focus on the future. We're home to one of the largest departments dedicated to the subject in the UK, have fantastic links with industry, and have taught the discipline here since 1905.

Both today and in years to come we look to electronics to provide answers for complex problems. Take the mobile phone: a very sophisticated computer and communications system that links to a worldwide network of antennas allowing it to connect to any other mobile or landline, as well as the internet. Or the digital camera, at the heart of which is a sophisticated electronic device containing millions of individual light level detectors.

We live in an information age. Complex systems require digital signal processing (for images, audio and other signals), and technological developments in communications include concurrent processing (to allow the manipulation of the massive amounts of data), data networking and digital communication systems for both local distribution and across the internet. Explore these themes and acquire the skills to take them forward at Manchester.

Spending a year in industry will not only develop your business, team working and transferable skills - all highly sought-after by employers - it will also highlight the broad range of careers on offer to you and guide your choice of subject options. You'll place yourself in a great position to move your career forward.

Aims

  • You will learn to design, build, and operate analogue and digital circuits to create smart devices, autonomous systems, and a new generation of electronic devices.
  • You will be taught by academics working on the cutting-edge of research, helping to solve the world's biggest challenges.
  • We will provide ample opportunity for practical application and project work. These are strong themes throughout our course.
  • You will gain first-hand industrial experience at a recognised company, acquiring the knowledge and skills to take your learning to the next level.

Special features

NI Lab
National Instruments sponsored Laboratory which you will use in your first, second and third year of study.

Paid industrial placement opportunity

The paid industrial placement will increase your depth and breadth of electronic engineering knowledge, and provide valuable practical work experience strengthening your expertise and your CV. 

Regular, close support

During your first year, you will be supported by course unit-specific tutors who will hold weekly small-group sessions to discuss questions related to your course units. Additionally, you will be able to engage with our award-winning Peer Assisted Study Session scheme  which allows you to interact with some of our 2nd and 3rd Year students. You will also be assigned an Academic Advisor, who will offer you support in terms of your academic progression and career development.

Excellent facilities

With access to an extensive range of leading facilities , you will get hands-on with industry-standard equipment - improving your knowledge and skills, and preparing you for work post-graduation. Our flagship facilities include a new High Voltage Lab , Photon Science Institute, and the brand new teaching and research engineering  buildings .

Options and flexibility

The first three semesters of our undergraduate courses share the same fundamental engineering contents. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between electrical and electronic, electronic and mechatronic engineering up until halfway through your second year.

Teaching and learning

In your first year of study there is approximately a 50:50 split between your contact time and independent study; about the same as when studying for A-levels.

In subsequent years this split changes to a greater amount of independent learning, with the split being approximately 30:70 in the third year. This does not mean that less help is available; our staff are here to help.

Contact time could be in a lecture, example class, tutorial, laboratory class and sometimes may be online (email/e-learning/web blog etc). All of these activities enable you to interact with us to ensure you have the best possible learning experience.

The course contains strong practical elements: a year-long practical build project of an electronic device in Year 1, a year-long practical build project of an autonomous embedded system in Year 2, and a year-long practical research project in Year 3. During your year in industry, an academic supervisor will ensure that your activity is strongly related with your degree and you will have the opportunity to spend a year working on engineering projects in an industrial setting.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment of most course units is by examination combined with an element of course work, such as marked laboratory work or marked examples. Substantial projects are assessed by written reports, presentations and demonstrations.

Course unit details

Overview of the year in industry

The year in industry provides a valuable opportunity to experience work as an engineer in real world situations within a commercial UK based company. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to engineering products that will influence the future development of society, and undertaking a year in industry increases the likelihood of securing a job offer after graduation.

Aims of year in industry

  • Provide practical experience of engineering, which may contribute to the engineering practice qualification for IET membership
  • Provide the experience of holding responsibilities associated with industrial employment
  • Provide the opportunity to develop and enhance key soft skills required to work in a team structure  
  • Provide the opportunity to consolidate a technical education with that of the engineering environment
  • Provide a platform to encourage the transformation from student to engineer

Learning outcomes

The year in industry has been designed taking into consideration the requirements of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This year may be included as a part of the years of experience that together with the academic qualifications allow students to become Chartered Engineers (CEng).

There are four outcomes we want to develop:

  1. The ability to understand and analyse engineering challenges.
  2. The ability to apply engineering techniques to industrial challenges.
  3. To provide technical or commercial guidance, knowledge-sharing or leadership to peers or assistants.
  4. To demonstrate effective interpersonal presentation and technical writing skills.

Teaching and learning methods

Twice during the period in industry you will be visited by your Academic Supervisor. The visits allows us to confirm that the learning outcomes are being met and that you are happy within your placement. 

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place throughout the placement. You are required to submit a preparatory report and deliver a preparatory presentation, and also a final report and final presentation.

Your academic tutor will complete two visits and supply feedback on your submissions.

Final Presentation: 30%

Final Report: 70%

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Electronic Materials EEEN10021 10 Mandatory
Circuit Analysis EEEN10121 10 Mandatory
Digital System Design I EEEN10131 10 Mandatory
Electronics Project EEEN10141 10 Mandatory
Measurements & Analytical Software EEEN10151 10 Mandatory
Microcontroller Engineering I EEEN10202 10 Mandatory
Energy Transport and Conversion EEEN10212 10 Mandatory
Electromagnetic Fields EEEN10222 10 Mandatory
Electronic Circuit Design I EEEN10232 10 Mandatory
C Programming EEEN10242 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 1E1 for EEE MATH19681 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 1E2 MATH19682 10 Mandatory
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Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Microcontroller Engineering II EEEN20011 10 Mandatory
Engineering Management EEEN20051 10 Mandatory
Digital Systems Design II EEEN20121 10 Mandatory
Signals and Systems EEEN20131 10 Mandatory
Electronic Circuit Design II EEEN20222 10 Mandatory
Microelectronic Components EEEN20232 10 Mandatory
Control Systems I EEEN20252 10 Mandatory
Analogue and Digital Communications EEEN20262 10 Mandatory
VLSI Design EEEN20272 10 Mandatory
Embedded Systems Project EEEN21000 20 Mandatory
Mathematics 2E1 MATH29681 10 Mandatory
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Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Individual Project EEEN30033 30 Mandatory
High Speed Digital and Mixed Signal Design EEEN30171 10 Mandatory
Digital Signal Processing EEEN30201 10 Mandatory
Computer Systems Architecture EEEN30222 10 Mandatory
Current Trends in Optical Devices EEEN30272 10 Mandatory
Commercial Technology Development MCEL30102 10 Mandatory
Numerical Analysis EEEN30101 10 Optional
Data Networking EEEN30111 10 Optional
Concurrent Systems EEEN30141 10 Optional
Digital Mobile Communications EEEN30161 10 Optional
Transmissions Lines & Optical Fibres EEEN30212 10 Optional
Control Systems II EEEN30232 10 Optional
Sensors & Instrumentation EEEN30242 10 Optional
Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20031 10 Optional
Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20032 10 Optional
Understanding Mental Health UCIL20112 10 Optional
AI: robot overlord, replacement, or colleague? UCIL20122 10 Optional
Trust and Security in a Digital World: From Fake News to Cyber Criminals UCIL20132 10 Optional
From Antarctica to Outer Space: Surviving and Thriving in Extremes UCIL20142 10 Optional
Are We Alone? The Search for Extraterrestrial Life UCIL20211 10 Optional
Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals UCIL20311 10 Optional
Digital Society: Your Place in a Networked World UCIL26002 10 Optional
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Additional fee information

If you are a home (UK) or EU student applying to study a qualification that is at an equivalent level to, or lower level than one that you have already been awarded, you may not be eligible for funding for your fees or living costs.

Equivalent or lower qualification (ELQ) fee information

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and our Department funding pages .

What our students say

Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering blog .

Facilities

Our strong, ever-growing links with industry not only help to inform our courses, but also boost our excellent teaching and research facilities which include:

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

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Our graduates share the highlights of their MEng at Manchester

Your Electronic Engineering degree from The University of Manchester will open a world of opportunity, and the skills you develop will be sought across a wide range of industries. 

There is a shortage of electronic and electrical engineers, and our graduates are in demand in this highly employable profession. EEE is a global market today, opportunities truly are global. Our graduates have been prepared for opportunities such as:

  • Developing microcontroller-based embedded systems 
  • Computer systems engineering
  • Developing robotics
  • Developing avionics
  • Designing automation and control systems  
  • Designing mobile and wireless communications systems
  • Developing real-time speech and image processing algorithms
  • Developing guidance and control systems for unmanned intelligent underwater, or ground and aerial vehicles.    

Our graduates have secured roles at organisations including:

  • Arup
  • National Grid
  • Scottish Power
  • ABB
  • Rolls-Royce
  • BAE Systems.

What's more, graduate with a degree from us and you'll be in demand among the top graduate employers by attending one of the most targeted universities according to The Graduate Market in 2021 - High Fliers Research.  

With a year-long industrial placement under your belt, you'll be well placed to take the next step - either into the workplace or towards further learning. 

Careers Service

We are committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. That's why The University of Manchester's award-winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation. 

Additionally, each year the Department hosts a careers fair where you can meet with company representatives and discuss work experience options. These companies include Rolls-Royce, Alstom, National Grid, BP, Centrica, Jaguar Land Rover, National Instruments, Network Rail, Shell, and Siemens.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Blog

Explore more about our students' experiences, our alumni and where they are now, and our department in our blog.