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  • Start date: September 2016

Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) MEng

Electronic and electrical engineers invent and create the technology that typifies today's high-tech society, and this four-year programme provides a thorough coverage of the theory, devices and systems that underpin it. Applying for the MEng provides the most flexibility with the opportunity to specialise at the end of year two.

Key Information

Degree Programme
Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) MEng
UCAS code
H601
Duration
4 years
Application deadline
15 January 2016
Subject area
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Total intake (by subject area)
120 (2016 entry)
Applications per place (by subject area)
7 (2014 entry)
Research Excellence Framework
97% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades
AAA
Subjects
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.
GCSEs
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

IB Diploma

Points
38
Subjects
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:

Equivalent qualification

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, plus 2 GCE A levels at grades A*A. Mathematics required, plus either Physics or Further Mathematics preferred.

International applications

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.

Degree benefits

  • Benefit from the wide choice and intellectual challenge and stimulation that derives from a world-class research department.
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art software and instruments in our extensive teaching laboratories. We offer professional practice sessions, a three-day residential course and team-working opportunities.
  • The degree is part of an integrated programme across 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 MEng programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering (IET) and provides a direct route to chartered (CEng) status.

Degree structure

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).

In the first and second year you will 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. You have the choice of: with Communications; with Computer Science; with Nanotechnology; or the International Programme. Applying initially for a MEng gives you most control over your plans.

The International Programme enables students to spend their third year in a selected university in Europe (France, Germany, Spain, Italy), the USA or Australia.

Project work is undertaken every year, and your final year will include a substantial 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. In the third and fourth year you will choose options from a wide range of Electronic Engineering subjects and may select courses from other departments such as Computer Science, Management Science & Innovation (MS&I), and Medical Physics & Bioengineering.

Year One

Compulsory courses

Analogue and Power Electronics
Design & Professional Skills
Digital Systems
Integrated Engineering
Introduction to Electronic Engineering
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
Physics of Electronics
Programming
Signals and Systems

Optional courses

All first-year courses are compulsory.

Year Two

Compulsory courses

Analogue and Power Electronics II
Design and Professional Skills
Digital Systems
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis II
Minor Element I
Physics of Electronics II
Programming II
Signals and Systems II

Optional courses

All second-year courses are compulsory.

Year Three

Compulsory courses

Project I

Optional courses

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 Circuits
Electronic Devices and Nanotechnology
Numerical Methods
Optoelectronics
Renewable Energy

Plus further options from a wide range including the following to a total of 4.0 credits:
Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems
Image Processing
Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
Networked Systems
Physiological Monitoring

You may select minor options from across UCL Engineering.

Final Year

Compulsory courses

Project II

Optional courses

You will select 1.5 credits from a wide range of courses (each worth 0.5 credits) including the following:

Advanced Digital Design
Control Systems I
Digital Signal Processing
Electronic Circuits
Electronic Devices and Nanotechnology
Numerical Methods
Optoelectronics
Renewable Energy

Plus further options from a wide range including the following to a total of 4.0 credits:
Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems
Image Processing
Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
Networked Systems
Physiological Monitoring

You may also select minor options from across UCL Engineering.

Your learning

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 which enables students to put their learning into practice. In years one and two you will attend tutorials, while in years three and four you have project supervision sessions with an academic member of staff.

Assessment

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.

Further Information

Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) MEng.

Careers

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.

Having graduated with a MEng, you may, depending on your chosen career path, consider further study for a PhD or another Master's, such as one of our MScs which, like the MEngs, are at Master's level but offer the option of a very focused education in a specialist field.

Destinations

First career destinations of recent graduates (2011-2013) of this programme include:

  • Control and Automation Engineer, BP (2013)
  • Graduate Electrical Engineer, UK Power Networks (2013)
  • Microsoft Graduate Developer, Fujitsu (2013)
  • Full-time student, PhD in Photonics System Development, UCL (2013)
  • Electronic Design Engineer, Siemens (2012)

*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

Fees

UK & EU fee
£9,000 (2015/16)
Overseas fee
£20,700 (2015/16)

Funding

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.

Scholarships

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.

Application and next steps

Your application

In addition to academic requirements, we will be very interested in your application if you are highly motivated and have high expectations of your own achievement. All applications are considered individually and carefully.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2016



Selection

If your application demonstrates the academic and personal qualities we are looking for, you will receive an offer and an invitation to visit the department and find out what UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering is all about. Distance may make such a visit difficult, but we do encourage it wherever possible.

Most of these visits last half a day and are arranged for small groups. Parents or guardians are welcome to attend for part of the visit if they wish.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students