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Faculty of Science and Engineering

Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering


Year of entry:
UCAS code: H617

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • 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

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • 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

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Individual Project (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

    Apply and extend engineering knowledge and professional skills by working on a substantial individual project throughout the academic year, supported by an academic project supervisor. Activities include project management, research, engineering design and development, and reporting and presentation.

  • 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

  • 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 Electronic and Optoelectronics

Integrated Masters

* Modules are subject to availability

Progression on MEng:

In order to progress on the MEng students must achieve an average of at least 55% at Level 5 (Diploma)

and at least 55% for Trimester 1 at Level 6 (Honours) otherwise students will be transferred to the parent BEng programme.

Core modules

  • Group Project (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

    Apply and extend engineering knowledge and professional skills by working in a team on a substantial project throughout the academic year, supported by an academic project supervisor. Activities include project management, research, engineering design and development, and reporting and presentation.

  • Energy Technologies

  • Environmental Management and Policy

    Environmental practices (e.g. conservation, renewable energy, pollution prevention, recycling) are heavily steered by the ever-changing realm of policy. You'll gain an understanding of environmental regulation, policy and the practice of environmental management.

  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Buildings

  • Power Distribution, Energy Storage and Control

    Gain an understanding of the principles and applications of electrical power distribution and management systems and how these can be implemented to meet the requirements of different generation technologies.

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More about this course

Employability is one of the key goals of our Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering MEng degree, putting you in a strong position to enter the engineering industry – where talented graduates are highly sought-after. It builds on the University of Hull’s reputation for outstanding engineering programmes and equips you with the advanced interdisciplinary knowledge and technical skills required for designers of renewable and other energy systems.

There are three options available for studying Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering at Hull. You can choose to study the four-year programme or boost your employability further by opting for one of the five-year courses. Students who complete the five-year programme have the opportunity to study abroad or earn while they learn on an industrial placement in Year 4, before returning to complete the final year.

This degree has a major focus on teaching practical skills. We offer state-of-the-art workshops, specialist computing facilities and teaching and project laboratories. Your career prospects are enhanced by the University’s unique location within the Yorkshire and Humber region. The ‘Energy Estuary’ is rapidly emerging as Europe’s renewable energy capital, with engineering giant Siemens and partner Associated British Ports investing £310 million in a wind turbine production facility at Green Port Hull. Meanwhile, Vivergo Fuels’ plant near the city is set to become the country’s largest producer of bioethanol.

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.

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Where you'll 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

2019 Tariff points: 120 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in Maths at Grade C or above, or alternative Level 3 qualification.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 30 including 5 in HL Maths
  • Access to HE Diploma: Suitable for BEng route only with transfer to MEng subject to satisfactory progress. 
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: Engineering including merit in core and optional maths units.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

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: £16,600 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

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.


Future Prospects

Employment prospects for engineering graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive several firm offers of employment before graduating. A report from industry body EngineeringUK highlighted a current annual shortfall of 55,000 skilled workers within the engineering sector.

The Humber region is rapidly emerging as the ‘Energy Estuary’ and 29% of all enterprises are engineering-related, with an overall turnover of £61 billion. This has created a range of challenging and rewarding positions for talented engineering graduates.

The expertise you gain as an engineering graduate – your mathematical abilities, problem-solving skills, capacity 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.

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.