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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons)

This course offers a platform to develop a solid foundation in the science of electrical and electronic engineering.

Overview

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Reasons to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons) at De Montfort University (DMU):

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
CEng accredited by (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer

Enhance your skills with an integrated master’s
This course can be studied as a three year BEng (Hons) or a four year MEng (Hons) degree, allowing you to continue your study with a number of modules at master’s level in year four, to further develop your skills and enhance your employability

92.90% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report

Experienced academic staff
Help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career 

Get involved in the DMU Electronics Club
Gain experience in further practical electronics, in a structured social and educational club for students from across the faculty. Last year the DMU Electronics Club got a glimpse the edge of space  with their bespoke balloon project.

Work placement opportunities
Enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent Engineering placements undertaken at Cummings, Network Rail and Caterpillar. 

Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
We offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous #DMUglobal trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.

 

 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: 

BEng (Hons) code: H600

MEng (Hons) code: H601

Duration: 

  • BEng: Three years full-time, four years full-time with placement, three to six years part-time (depending on the level of entry)
  • MEng: Four years full-time, five years full-time with placement, six to eight years part-time (depending on the level of entry)

Fees and funding: For 2019/20 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code:

BEng (Hons) code: H600

MEng (Hons) code: H601

Duration: 

  • BEng: Three years full-time, four years full-time with placement, three to six years part-time (depending on the level of entry)
  • MEng: Four years full-time, five years full-time with placement, six to eight years part-time (depending on the level of entry)

Fees and funding: £13,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal.

Entry criteria

Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 112 UCAS points (120 UCAS points for MEng) from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics at grade C or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course.
    • Access to HE Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Science and Mathematics
    • Physics and Engineering
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details.
  • English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points (30+ points for MEng) with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Portfolio Required: No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2018 will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Work experience and placements 

 

 

First year core modules

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Principles of Design and Manufacture
  • Electronics CAE and Programming Fundamentals

Second year core modules

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Control Engineering
  • Programmable Logic Controllers and Instrumentation
  • Applied Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Project Management

Final year core modules

  • Individual Project
  • Advanced Digital Design
  • Specialist Modules
  • Power Electronics and Generation
  • Electrical Transmission and Distribution 1
  • Electrical Transmission and Distribution 2
  • Mobile Communication
  • Communication Networks
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Model Based System Integration

MEng year core modules

  • Group Project
  • Engineering Business Environment & Energy Studies
  • Specialist Modules
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Physics of Semiconductor Devices

The course is taught by experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career.

Student-centred learning takes place through research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments as well as practical work-based exercises for development of skills and competence.

Coursework components are largely laboratory-based and use assessment methods ranging from traditional formal reports, to group exercises assessed by logbook, oral examination and directed independent study.

In the first year as part of the Principles of Engineering Design module, students take part in a group design project involving the design and construction of a machine to a set specification. Where possible, this is also assessed part way through the year by a presentation made to a practising Project Manager from local industry.

You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

 

 

You can improve your CV, become highly employable and put the skills you learn on your course into practice by taking a work placement as part of your studies.

Technology's dedicated Placement Unit| provides support to all of our students looking to integrate a placement within their university career on both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate masters programmes. The placement unit will help you search for placement opportunities, create and refine your CV and interview approach, and offer any advice you need to find a great placement.

In the past, our students have undertaken work experience placements at companies such as Cummins Generators, Airbus and GE Druck.

Placements can enhance your career prospects and give you the chance to use theory from the classroom in a real-world scenario before you have graduated.

 

 

While studying you also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of engineering and project management to propose a design solution for a real problem in a developing country based on the Engineering without Borders (EwB) Challenge. This can help you to become more socially and environmentally aware, teach you to manage stakeholders’ expectations throughout the project and to integrate Sustainable Development in the design process. This will be of benefit because employers are increasingly looking for “well rounded” engineers who understand sustainability and are keen to take on complex global challenges, with practical experience helping you stand out from the crowd.

Facilities and features

IET Accreditation

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The BEng degree is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) which is one of the world¹s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries.

IET accreditation recognises the high standard of the course and confirms the relevance of its content. In order to achieve IET accreditation the course has had to reach a certain standard in areas such as the course structure, staffing, resourcing, quality assurance, student support and technical depth.

The benefits of an IET accredited course include increased opportunities, being looked on favourably by employers and completing the first step in your journey to achieving Professional Chartered Engineer (CEng) status which can be applied for following a period of suitable industrial experience after graduation.

Electronic Engineering Laboratory

Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities are divided into five main areas: general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each facility is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including Microsoft Office, OrCAD and PSpice.

A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high speed programmable logic development environments. Power generation, transmission, distribution, conversion, drives and control are catered for in our power and control laboratories, equipped for experimentation from the component level to the systems level.

Your campus, your DMU

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Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

Increasingly, employers need graduates with a range of transferable skills combined with the ability to work competently in electronics and use the tools of electronic engineering.

Electronic engineering links into many industries, with many graduates pursuing careers in electronic product design, radio frequency design and mobile communications, signal processing, control and power electronics, electronic control systems, telecommunications, military and aeronautical electronics.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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DMU Racing

Students can take part in Formula Student which is one of Europe's most established educational engineering competitions organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It includes design, manufacture and testing of a petrol or an electric car and the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills. 

You can join either the petrol DMU Racing team or the electric team DMU FaStER and actively participate in building DMU race cars for this event. These student teams speak to the passion and creativity of the student body providing an unforgettable experience during your study and putting you in good stead for the future.

 

Students can also take part in Formula Student which is one of Europe's most established educational engineering competitions organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It includes design, manufacture and testing of a petrol or an electric car. You can join either team and actively participate in building DMU race cars for this event.

DMU Open days

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Accommodation


We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with nine halls of residence – and around 2,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Your DSU

Run by students for students, DSU now offers more than 120 societies as well as 40 sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in the union’s annual elections. Find out more.

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A city like no other

Studying here gives easy access to the vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and culture that is Leicester. There are clubs, bars and pubs, as well as festivals, live music, theatres and cinemas. Leicester City Football Club play in the Premier League while Leicester Tigers are one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs. Find out more.

 
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