Electronic and electrical engineers invent and create the technology that typifies today's high-tech society, from devices and systems that monitor our health and wellbeing to global communications networks and renewable electric energy. The BEng gives a broad education in the mathematics, science and engineering that underpins this subject.
- Degree Programme
- Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) BEng
- UCAS code
- 3 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2016
- Mathematics required, plus either Physics or Further Mathematics preferred.
- AS Levels
- For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A score of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics and preferably Physics, with no score lower than 5.
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.
Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.
D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Mathematics plus either Physics or Further Mathematics preferred.
AAA at Advanced Highers (or AA at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher). Mathematics required, plus Physics preferred at Advanced Higher
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Diploma Core with grade A, plus 2 GCE A-levels at grades AA, including Mathematics. Either Physics or Further Mathematics also preferred.
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.
The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
For more information see our website: UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
- Gain the analytical and problem-solving skills required for employment in engineering as well as a diverse range of fields including finance and consultancy services.
- Benefit from the wide choice and intellectual challenge and stimulation that derives from a world-class research department, and access to state-of-the-art software and instruments in our extensive teaching laboratories.
- The degree is part of an integrated programme across UCL Engineering providing opportunities to broaden your horizons through interactions with other disciplines. There is also the flexibility to transfer to another engineering programme to match your changing interests towards the end of year two.
- The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
All the degree programmes have a common first and second year which cover material fundamental to Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Your final choice between the BEng or one of the MEng programmes will be made towards the end of the second year. Applying initially for a MEng gives you most control over your plans.
Project work is undertaken every year, and your final year will include a substantial individual project. The work is varied and there are projects to suit all tastes, ranging from original research to intricate design and development of software and devices.
This degree is part of the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP), a teaching framework that engages students in specialist and interdisciplinary activities designed to create well-rounded graduates with a strong grasp of the fundamentals of their discipline and a broad understanding of the complexity and context of engineering problems. Students register for a core discipline, but also engage in activities that span departments so the development of fundamental technical knowledge takes place alongside specialist and interdisciplinary research-based projects and professional skills. This creates degrees encouraging professional development, with an emphasis on design and challenging students to apply knowledge to complex problems.
Analogue and Power Electronics
Design & Professional Skills
Introduction to Electronic Engineering
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
Physics of Electronics
Signals and Systems
All first-year courses are compulsory.
Analogue and Power Electronics II
Design and Professional Skills
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis II
Minor Element I
Physics of Electronics II
Signals and Systems II
All second-year courses are compulsory.
You will select 1.5 credits from the following courses (each is worth 0.5 credits):
Advanced Digital Design
Control Systems I
Digital Signal Processing
Electronic Devices and Nanotechnology
Plus further options from a wide range including the following to a total of 4.0 credits:
Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems
Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
You may select minor options from across UCL Engineering.
Your courses will be taught in a number of ways, some highly innovative and some, such as lectures, more traditional. We are among the first in the country to introduce a scenario-based learning approach. In years one and two you will attend tutorials, while in year three you will have project supervision sessions with an academic member of staff.
Courses are examined in the summer term of each year. In many cases a proportion of the total mark is allocated for laboratory and coursework.
Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) BEng.
The breadth of employment opportunities that our graduates enjoy is proof of the value of your UCL degree. Indeed, the sound grounding in numeracy, problem-solving, industry, computing and other technical matters that you will receive is highly regarded by employers across the globe.
With your UCL degree, you will have the opportunity to work in diverse environments such as the electronics industries in the UK, Europe and East Asia, your own business in software design or production, or financial and trading institutions. Alternatively, if you wish to continue studying towards a Master's or PhD qualification, your UCL degree will provide a firm foundation for this.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2011-2013) of this programme include:
- Technology Analyst, J.P. Morgan (2013)
- Technology Analyst, Goldman Sachs (2013)
- Full-time student, MSc in Telecommunications at UCL (2013)
- Quality Assurance Engineer, Ebryx (2011)
- Developer, UBS (2011)
*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2010-2013 graduating cohorts six months after graduation and, where necessary, department records.
UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.
Fees and funding
- UK & EU fee
- £9,000 (2016/17)
- Overseas fee
- £22,380 (2016/17)
Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance
We offer the Fleming Scholarship for UK/EU students and the Barlow Scholarship for Overseas students. These scholarships are awarded to the student joining the department with the best examination performance.
The Scholarships and Funding website has a comprehensive list of scholarships and funding schemes available for UCL students. These can be available for specific nationalities, regions, departments or open to all students.