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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)

  • H601

4 years (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Studying Electronic and Engineering means that you will be at the centre of a vibrant and fast moving engineering discipline. This research-led degree will provide a fast-track towards attaining Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Engineering & Technology. Strong links with our industrial partners means that can provide opportunities for work placements and possible sponsorships during your period of study. These not only provide relevant and up-to-date experience, but lead to opportunities for establishing a relationship with industrial organisations that can lead to employment following graduation. The degree programme is reviewed annually with input from our industrial partners to ensure that the modules taught are at the cutting edge and reflect the current state of the industry.

By opting for the MEng qualification, you can use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in Civil Engineering. This offers you a quicker, more direct route to chartered engineer status and has therefore become the preferred route to becoming a chartered engineer.

Student working on an engineering project

The Electric & Electronic Engineering course is also available with the following options, click on the links below to find out more:

Key Facts

UCAS Code H601
Duration 4 years
How to apply www.cardiff.ac.uk/howtoapply
Accreditation

 This degree has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The MEng degree fully satisfies the educational base for a Chartered Engineer.

Typical places available The School admits c350 students each year to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Typical applications received c1,900
Scholarships & Bursaries www.cardiff.ac.uk/scholarships
Fees www.cardiff.ac.uk/fees
Typical A-level offer AAB
Admissions Tutors Dr Richard Perks
Tel Number 029 2087 4656
Email address engineering-ug@cardiff.ac.uk
School website www.cardiff.ac.uk/engin

Studying Electric and Electronic Engineering means that you will be at the centre of a vibrant and fast moving engineering discipline. This research-led degree will provide a fast-track towards attaining Chartered Engineer status with the Institution of Engineering & Technology. Strong links with our industrial partners means that can provide opportunities for work placements and possible sponsorships during your period of study. These not only provide relevant and up-to-date experience, but lead to opportunities for establishing a relationship with industrial organisations that can lead to employment following graduation. The degree programme is reviewed annually with input from our industrial partners to ensure that the modules taught are at the cutting edge and reflect the current state of the industry.

Cardiff University is one of the only three universities in the UK which are members of both the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) and the Power Academy.

These organisations have been established to address the skills shortages in these areas. They provide assistance with the cost of study through scholarships and professional development opportunities for students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering related degree programmes. Please see www.theiet.org/about/scholarships-award/poweracademy for information about the Power Academy, and www.ukesf.org/scholarship-scheme for information about the UK ESF.

The MEng Programme

The MEng programme is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree which leads to a higher qualification than the traditional BEng programme, and requires an additional year of study. The programme shares the first two years with the BEng programme, while you can use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This offers you a quicker, more direct route to chartered engineer status than the BEng programme and has therefore become the preferred route to becoming a chartered engineer. By choosing the MEng you will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques required to manage and organise a multi-disciplinary engineering design project.

There is a great deal of choice available to you at the Cardiff School of Engineering as it is one of a few Schools to offer both sandwich and full time MEng and BEng degree schemes in Engineering. We place a great emphasis on flexibility, and appreciate that you may be unsure of your future and which path to choose. If you are unable to decide which degree programme is the right one for you, you can change your course at a later date.

Course Structure

Teaching is organised into modules and you will take twelve modules per year, normally six in each of the two semesters. Please click here for further details of module or course structure.

The Cardiff School of Engineering is an integrated School with a reputation for providing education of the highest quality. The School is renowned for its up-to-date teaching and research facilities and its strong links with industry. The School’s graduate students are in great demand from industry and the public sector across the UK, and internationally.

No matter which degree programme you choose, you will be taught the fundamental aspects of engineering through a combination of lectures and tutorials, supplemented by the practical aspects of engineering which are taught through laboratory and project-based work. On average, you will have 20 hours of timetabled lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials each week and will be expected to supplement this with your own private study. Our teaching is organised into modules and you will take twelve modules per year, normally six in each of the two semesters. Each semester consists of eleven teaching weeks, one revision week and an examination period. Staff are always happy to clarify any material or answer any of your questions and help with specific aspects of a module can be directly obtained from your lecturers.

Your progress in each module is usually assessed mid-way through each semester (through a one hour test) to give you feedback on your progress, then finally at the end of the appropriate semester. Assessment is undertaken using a variety of different methods including formal written examinations, case studies, assignments and project work.

Your first year of academic life will expose you to a broad range of new and exciting experiences. To help you through this transitional period in your life, upon starting your studies at Cardiff, you will be assigned a personal tutor who is a member of the academic staff associated with your degree programme. Your tutor will be there to advise you on academic, non-academic and personal matters in a confidential and informal manner as and when you need some guidance. We aim to help you overcome any problem, however big or small, as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Typical A-level Offer

AAB

A-level Mathematics is required (or equivalent)

Typical WBQ Offer  Pass the Advanced Diploma and grades AA at A-level, including Maths
Typical Int Bacc Offer 32-36 points, including 5 in higher level Mathematics and a Science
Other Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please see detailed information about alternative entry requirements here

Please find here further information about admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme.

In 2010, 89% of the School’s graduates were in employment or further studies within six months of graduation. Our graduates occupy key positions in leading firms where engineering skills are required, such as Halcrow, Atkins, BP, BAe Sytems, RWE npower, Mott McDonald, Network Rail, Rolls Royce, Ford, Tata Steel, Nokia, Bosch, and beyond. Our graduates have also moved on to work within local governments, UK and international utility companies and organisations such as Climate Energy and GlaxoSmithKline.

If you are seeking to formally enhance your degree, choosing the Year in Industry programme at Cardiff is a good option as we have an official partnership with the City and Guilds of London Institute which will enable you to achieve the Senior Award of Licentiateship after successfully completing your placement. This is a professional qualification which rewards work related competence and expertise and is widely recognised by employers. If you hold the award you are entitled to use the letters LCGI after your name.

Being at the forefront of engineering research means that Cardiff has excellent links with industry and the policy of the school is scrutinised by a panel of top industrialists on a regular basis. In addition, numerous links have been developed with companies, both in the UK and overseas, through our Year in Industry programmes and through consultancy work by staff. This involves advising on matters such as energy policy, bridge design, magnetic materials and semiconductor devices. You can be confident therefore that Cardiff’s School of Engineering has an ethos which is entirely focused on providing you with the knowledge, experience and connections to succeed in your chosen career.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Richard Perks  

Telephone: 029 2087 4656 

Fax: 029 2087 5902 

Email: engineering-ug@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/engin

More information

School of Engineering

Funding Available

There are current funding opportunities for this course. Click here.