Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Design, build and test your models and prototypes with the 3D printers, laser scanners, and CNC machines in our fully-equipped FabLab.
Get access to our Robotics Lab where you can interact with our DJI Drones, Turtlebot3 mobile robots and humanoids like Baxter, Nao and Pepper.
Graduates work as technical advisors for marketing teams, in government research facilities, in patent offices, and as Chartered Engineers.
Join our Hull Electric Racing Team (HERT) and help to build a single seater racing car and compete against other students at Silverstone.
You learn on the job, whether in our labs or out on placement. Along the way, you’ll have full support from our friendly, forward-thinking team.
Two students and one lecturer using the touch screen computer in our FabLab, with 3D printers in the background.
Two smiling students touching a robotic hand in the University of Hull's Robotics Lab.
Four students studying electronic engineering in the FabLab at the University of Hull.
A student behind the wheel of the Hull Electric Racing Team F1 Simulator at the University of Hull.
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Electrical and electronic engineering touches every facet of modern life. From aerospace, healthcare and mobile phones, to the growing need for renewable energy.

Our accredited degrees give you the skills to find a varied, rewarding and well-paid career at the forefront of technology. You learn on the job, whether in our labs or out on placement. Supported by our friendly, forward-thinking team.

We were the first in the UK to gain Institution of Engineering and Technology accreditation. So our degrees can put you on track to become a Chartered Engineer.

  • 100%

    of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating 1

  • Boost your CV

    with a placement year

  • State-of-the-art

    robotics and 3D printing labs

  • Build a racing car

    with Hull Electric Racing Team

  • Direct route

    to Chartered Engineer status 2

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About this course

You’ll explore up-to-the-minute fields including smart power, instrumentation, process control, communications and remote sensing. You’ll design, build and test prototypes in our embedded systems lab, robotics lab and digital manufacturing lab. And you’ll get the chance to spend a year on placement in industry. That way, you’ll gain key skills that employers are looking for: analysis, design and business awareness. Along the way, you’ll have full support from our award-winning careers team.

But it’s not all study and work. There are lots of extra-curricular activities for you to get involved with as well. Join our thriving Robotics Society, and become part of our Hull Electric Racing Team (HERT). As a member of HERT, you’ll help to build a single seater racing car and compete against other students at Silverstone.

As well as our three-year course, we offer four- and five-year options. Choose from a built-in placement year or an integrated Masters (MEng) – or both. And like all our engineering courses, Electrical and Electronic Engineering shares a common first year. That means you can switch degrees in second year if you want to choose a different pathway.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

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.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Foundation Mathematics 1

This module delivers core mathematics skills to build a solid basis for future studies. You will study the following topics: factors, multiples, indices, fractions and standard form; algebra, linear and quadratic equations; averages and spread; functions, exponentials and logarithms; and right angled triangles and trigonometry.

Core20 credits

Foundation Mathematics 2

This module delivers core mathematics skills to build a solid basis for future studies.You will study the following topics: polynomials; sequences and series; complex numbers and trigonometry; and differentiation and integration.

Core20 credits

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

This module is designed to give you the best possible start to your university studies, making sure you have all the essential skills you need to succeed. Through lectures and workshops we will teach you how to write in an academic style, how to find quality sources, how to reference work, culminating in writing up a mini-research project.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Physics 1

This is the first of two foundation year modules that prepare you for studying physics or mathematics at degree level. You will study the basics of mechanics, properties of matter, electricity and magnetism.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Physics 2

This is the second of two foundation year modules that prepare you for studying physics or mathematics at degree level. You will study the basics of oscillations, waves, and quantum and nuclear physics.

Core20 credits

Group Challenge (Engineering and Technology)

Address one of the 21 key global challenges in engineering set out by the United Nations. Work in teams to identify key stakeholders, end users and potential funding sources, as well as producing an engineering solution for topics such as clean water, reusable energy, access to medical treatment and cleaner cities.

Compulsory20 credits

The foundation year is made up of modules designed to provide you with the scientific knowledge and study skills you will need to be successful in your degree studies. 

6 Modules

Mathematics for Engineers

Gain knowledge of the characteristics of a range of functions and techniques appropriate to engineering, developing expertise in analysis, interpretation and problem solving.

Compulsory20 credits

Fundamentals of Engineering

Introducing the key principles and concepts of mechanical and electrical and electronic engineering; ranging from digital electronics to basic stress analysis concepts.

Compulsory20 credits

Practical Skills for Engineers

An introduction to key experiments and construction skills required for electrical and electronic engineers, as well as hands-on experience in the mechanical engineering manufacturing workshop.

Compulsory20 credits

Programming and Control

Communication of mathematical problems and solutions, as well as logic simulation and C programming results for academic, specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Compulsory20 credits

Thermofluids

Gain knowledge, comprehension and hands-on experience of using a range of mathematical functions and techniques appropriate to the application of Engineering Thermofluids to engineering processes.

Compulsory20 credits

Engineering Global Challenge 1

Develop and enhance a range of professional skills as a basis for professional registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. 

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Control Engineering

Module information coming soon.

Compulsory20 credits

Electrical and Electronic Systems 1

Topics include analogue circuit design; digital circuit and system design using a hardware description language (HDL); and electrical power networks and machines.

Compulsory20 credits

Power Systems

Module information coming soon.

Compulsory20 credits

Digital and Embedded Systems Design

Develop core skills in engineering mathematics with a particular emphasis on vector mathematics and its application to engineering problems.

Compulsory20 credits

Electrical and Electronic Systems 2

You'll practice the design, construction and simulation of analogue and digital circuits through a selection of laboratory exercises and a digital circuit design project.

Compulsory20 credits

Engineering Global Challenge 2

Develop and enhance a range of professional skills as a basis for professional registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. 

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Individual Project (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Apply and extend your engineering knowledge and professional skills by working on a substantial individual project throughout the academic year.

Core40 credits

Smart Grids

Module information coming soon.

Compulsory20 credits

Embedded Systems

You'll experience the challenge of designing, building and programming a large scale embedded system during a group-based laboratory exercise.

Compulsory20 credits

Machine Learning

Machine learning comprises the theory and practice underlying recent advances in artificial intelligence and is a core requirement for anyone seeking to work in the AI or data analysis field. This module will introduce core algorithms in machine learning, including state-of-the-art deep learning models, and consider practical issues around complexity, optimisation and performance. You will learn to systematically compare algorithms and establish the mathematical foundations to implement your own. 

Compulsory20 credits

Robotics and Automation

Develop knowledge of the applications, modelling and analysis of industrial robots and their assembly. You'll explore key features of design and methods of controlling robotic devices.

Compulsory40 credits
5 Modules

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services such as the Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.

The industrial placement is fully assessed and counts towards your final degree result; it therefore requires the successful completion of academic assignments, a continuous log and final report.

Group Project (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Apply and extend your 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, development, reporting and presentation.

Core40 credits

Advanced Digital Design and System on Chip

This module covers advanced digital systems with emphasis on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), System on Chip (SoC) and Integrated Circuit (IC) design.

Compulsory20 credits

Offshore Wind Energy

You'll be introduced to the offshore wind industry across a range of disciplines. You'll explore the trade-offs between different pressures and requirements within current industry practice.

Compulsory20 credits

Renewable Energy Technologies for Buildings

Explore the renewable energy technologies used in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings, and learn the physical theories and operational principles behind them.

Compulsory20 credits

Sustainable Engineering Systems

Through an individual case study, you’ll focus on a specific engineered system or technological opportunity.

Compulsory20 credits

For transfer from BEng to MEng:

At end of Level 5 (Diploma), students must have achieved an average of at least 55% at Level 5.

At the end of Trimester 1 at Level 6 (Honours), students must have achieved an average of at least 50% at Level 5 and at least 55% for Trimester 1 at Level 6.

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.

5 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a 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.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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 & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. 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:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want 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, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Take a look at our facilities

FabLab

Equipped with the latest 3D printers, laser scanners and cutters, and CNC machines. This is where you’ll digitally fabricate models and prototypes. Then test them.

HERT simulators

As a member of our Hull Electric Racing Team (HERT), you’ll have exclusive access to our state-of-the-art F1 simulators to develop your car, and hone your engineering and driving skills.

Electronics Workshop

Train using the latest techniques and industry-standard equipment. And be inspired by practising engineers and researchers.

Robotics Lab

Get hands-on and interact with our DJI Drones, Turtlebot3 mobile robots and humanoids like Baxter, Nao and Pepper in our specialist Robotics Lab.

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Hull Electric Racing Team F1 Simulator
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Robotics Laboratory
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Future prospects

Electronic and electrical systems are always evolving. And the mathematical and problem-solving skills you gain are valuable to many industries. So the demand for talented engineers continues to rise.

They’re employed in companies working on the design, development and manufacture of a wide variety of products. As technical advisors for marketing departments. In academic or government research facilities. In patent offices. And as professional Chartered Engineers.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.
  2. Our degrees are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Our BEng courses fully meet the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer, and partly for Chartered Engineer. Our MEng degrees fully meet the academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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