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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UndergraduateBEng Available in Clearing

Year of entry:
UCAS code: H604

What you'll study

Although Electrical and Electronic Engineering shares many elements of our Electronic Engineering degrees, particularly in the first two years, there is a greater emphasis on: Electrical Machines; Power Electronics; Power Generation (including Renewable Energy) and Distribution.

The benefit of this approach is that all our students acquire a sound and relevant electrical and electronic engineering education in the earlier part of their course and can deepen their knowledge or develop specialist skills in the latter part. This also means our students have the flexibility to change pathways after their second year of study to any of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses.

All BEng and MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. BEng programmes fully meet the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meet the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. MEng programmes fully meet the academic requirements for registration for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Mathematical Tools and Concepts

    This module delivers essential core mathematics: polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, series, vectors, matrices and complex numbers. You'll be introduced to Mathworks' Matlab to solve mathematically described engineering problems as well as to present and process results from experiments and simulations.

  • Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Practical Skills for Electrical and Electronic Engineers

  • Mathematics, Programming and Digital Logic Design

    This module delivers essential core mathematics: differentiation, integration, differential equations.You'll be introduced to techniques and tools for the design and simulation of sequential logic circuits together with programming in C, both of which are needed to develop embedded computer system applications.

  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits and Devices

    Learn about the basic concepts of electronic and electrical circuit analysis techniques and apply these to a range of electronic devices and circuit configurations. You'll look at DC and AC circuits composed of passive and active components, culminating in the design, build and evaluation of a two transistor amplifier circuit.

  • Engineering Global Challenge 1

Second year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Mathematics and Control for Engineers

    Develop more advanced mathematical techniques needed to solve a range of engineering problems. You'll focus on mathematical techniques used to model and control dynamical systems. You'll also be introduced to Laplace and Fourier transform techniques and how they may be applied to linear control systems.

  • Electrical and Electronic Systems 1

    This module covers a number of key area in electrical and electronic engineering through lectures and laboratories. Topics include analogue circuit design, digital circuit and system design using a hardware description language (HDL) and electrical power networks and machines.

  • Devices, Optoelectronics and Analogue Communications

  • Vector Mathematics and Digital Communications

    Develop core skills in engineering mathematics, with a particular emphasis on vector mathematics and its application to engineering problems. Digital communications systems will be explored with an emphasis on digital modulation and spectrum usage and information theory will be introduced.

  • Electrical and Electronic Systems 2

    Develop your knowledge of key concepts in circuit theory, circuit simulation and analogue circuit design.You'll gain key skills in design, construction and simulation of analogue and digital circuits will be practised through a selection of laboratory exercises and a digital circuit design project.

  • Engineering Global Challenge 2

    Develop and enhance a range of professional skills as a basis for professional registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. You'll focus on areas such as team working, leadership, project planning, data collection, measurement, business skills, and self-reflection.

Final year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Individual Project

  • Embedded Systems

    Extend your understanding of the practical engineering issues raised by the design and programming of real-time, reactive, embedded and networked systems. You'll experience the challenge of designing, building and programming a large scale embedded system within a group-based laboratory exercise.

  • Control System Analysis and Advanced Electromagnetics

  • Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems

    Gain an understanding of the principles and applications of the most popular electrical machines and drives. You'll also get a basic knowledge of electrical power generation and distribution systems.

Optional modules

Optional modules let you tailor the course to your interests. Please note, the availability of optional modules can vary each trimester.

  • Control Systems and Instrumentation

    Develop an understanding of control, instrumentation and power electronic systems used in a range of industries. Learn about the techniques to select, design and evaluate systems for particular engineering applications.

  • Advanced Electronics and Optoelectronics

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More about this course

There are a number of course options available for studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Hull. You can choose to study for either a BEng or MEng degree; both offer the chance to study at one of our partner institutions abroad or gain professional experience in a work placement in your third year. We also offer a foundation year; ideal for students who have little or no background in sciences or mathematics but would like to study engineering.

From aerospace engineering, health care and mobile phones to the growing need for renewable energy solutions, electronic and electrical systems are constantly evolving – and consequent demand for talented engineering skills continues to rise. Engineers and technologists work across all industries, so when you graduate you will find varied, challenging and financially rewarding careers developing the technology that touches every aspect of our lives.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.

Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

33%

18%

49%

Second year

50%

8%

42%

Final year

38%

16%

46%


Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

Hull Campus

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Designed in collaboration with industry, our degrees aim to meet a strong and growing demand for talented engineers.

Studying in the Humber region - Britain's 'energy estuary' - creates a wealth of career and placement opportunities.

Our electronic engineering courses were the first in the UK to gain Institution of Engineering and Technology accreditation. This year we're undergoing re-accreditation.

Our graduates enjoy excellent prospects, with many receiving job offers even before they graduate.

Entry requirements

During Clearing we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades – you're more than just letters on a page!

Some courses do still have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 462238 to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £16,000 per year*

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Future prospects

Employment prospects for engineering graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive several firm offers of employment before graduating.

The expertise you gain as an engineering graduate: your mathematical abilities, problem-solving skills, ability to understand innovative concepts and experience of working in teams are much in demand in all areas of engineering and this means that starting salaries and average earnings are reflected as a result. In fact, 85% of our graduates are in a professional or managerial job within six months of graduating.

You will also find that your engineering degree makes you highly sought-after and much in demand by leading companies, particularly in the global market place; your engineering degree can therefore lead to a career anywhere in the world. Our graduates have gone on to work with companies such as Alstom, BAE Systems, Corus, GlaxoSmithKline, the armed forces and the Health and Safety Executive.

Many students have also stayed on for higher degrees both at masters and PhD level.