MEng Hons Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Nottingham Trent University

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Program Overview

It’s impossible to imagine a world without electronic and electrical engineering. It covers everything from tiny integrated circuits in household items and mobile phones, to the large-scale utilities that power our homes. The industry is fast paced and rapidly changing with a focus on renewable and sustainable energy sources. An electronic and electrical degree from NTU can put you at the forefront of this exciting technological revolution by providing the skills and knowledge needed to be a great engineer.

During this course, you will develop your knowledge and engineering skills by participating in several industry-led projects. These are set by external industry experts to make you think, work and behave like a professional engineer. You’ll learn to use latest digital technologies to deliver creative and effective solutions for a wide range of engineering problems in electronic and electrical domains.
We’ve embedded sustainability as a core part of our curriculum and you’ll spend time looking at solutions for environmental-related issues.

The Grand Challenge, a concept design project posed by industry, marks the end of your first and second years. You will present your results at an end of year show before focusing on an individual research project. This forms a substantial part of the Masters level  modules for the MEng qualification.

With an integrated Masters (MEng) qualification, you’ll take your studies to the next level by studying undergraduate and Masters-level material alongside an in-depth research project.

You’ll benefit from excellent teaching. We are in the top 20 in the UK for teaching quality in general engineering (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

With the focus firmly on problem-solving and live project work, we aim to give you three to four years of industry experience before you graduate. Who wouldn’t want that on their CV?


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  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,600


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Each year you'll take a combination of core modules to give you a solid grounding in engineering; specialist modules where you'll gain the specific skills needed for your particular subject area, and practical and project modules where you'll work on a task or project set by industry.

Develop your engineering skills and knowledge through participation in several industry-led projects each year. These projects set by industry to make you think, work and behave like a professional engineer. The Grand Challenge, a concept design project posed by industry, marks the end of your first and second years. You’ll present your results at an end of year show before focusing on your individual research project. This substantial project is part of the Masters level modules for the MEng qualification.

Year One

Engineering Science Fundamentals

Study the aspects of materials, from a macroscopic perspective, including their key properties, and develop the core knowledge and skills that are essential to Engineers and to Engineering.

Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing

Gain the relevant mathematical and computational skills for analysis and design that underpin many areas of engineering. These core mathematical skills will inform the discipline specific mathematic and computing skills you will use in the design, manufacture of testing of engineered products in the coming years.

Innovation and Engineering Solutions

Learn the physical and IT workshop skills required in the design and manufacture of products, including basic design methods and fabrication.  In Terms One and Two the module is taught through a series of lectures and short projects, and includes industry training in Autodesk Fusion 360. In Term Three the module will culminate in a three-week Grand Challenge group project in which you will bring together the skills and techniques learned in this, and other, modules to solve an engineering challenge.

Principles of Electronics and Electronic Systems

Learn about the aspects of electrical components, electrical circuits and their properties, digital logic, and the fundamentals of microprocessor and programmable logic devices and their applications.

Electronic Devices and Materials Technology

Develop your understanding of the key underpinning scientific principles, operational and performance aspects of electronic devices and the electronic materials from which they are constructed.

Year Two

Digital Systems and Computer Engineering

Examine the theory of digital systems and gain hands-on experience integrating computing and electronics in order to solve practical problems.

Engineering Modelling and Simulation Techniques

Study a range of analytical and numerical techniques that are needed to solve mathematical models including the approximation of functions using series; Fourier analysis; numerical integration and differentiation methods; and solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.

Industrial Design and Product Case Studies

Develop the knowledge and skills learned in the first year module, Laboratory Analysis and Product Case studies by investigating a number of products to identify build considerations such as design and manufacture processes, materials and preparation, assembly, efficiency and business and consumer needs.

Integrated Group Design Project

This module is a practical project-based module, where you will immerse yourself in engineering projects and product analysis. You will use the practical and project related skills you’ve developed so far, alongside necessary project management skills to design and produce components and / or products.

Control Systems and Engineering

Gain a sound understanding of the control theory applied to the design of systems that control the behaviour of devices such as cars, aircrafts, air handling units and robots.

Power Electronics and Systems Engineering

Modern electric power systems are changing to make sure they are efficient and sustainable. In this module you’ll cover power systems, from generation, transmission and distribution to end use, and the power electronics used to control them.

Year Three

Year Three is a placement year for Sandwich students. If you are not taking a placement you will take the modules below:

Core modules:

Performance Engineering

Determine appropriate methods during the product lifecycle and measure their effectiveness to reproduce products that perform the design function repeatedly, produce products that are right first time and meet the customer requirements.

Group Engineering Design and Optimisation Project

Bring together the knowledge, understanding and skills developed during the course of your degree to undertake an individual industrial or research project of your own choosing.

You will investigate an engineering problem, implement solutions, critically evaluate and reflect on your work, and develop your abilities to communicate, self-organise and manage.

Renewable Energy Technologies and Smart Grids
You’ll learn the fundamental aspects of renewable energy technologies and smart grids, and their integration into energy systems.

Year Three options – choose two from:

Wireless and RF Communications

Acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills required to understand the technologies and constraints of wireless communications and apply them to simulated and / or practical design and implementation scenarios.

Sensors and Embedded Electronics

Gain a deeper understanding of electronic devices and sensor systems; from semiconductor technology through data acquisition and control to the design of embedded systems.

Human Factors Engineering

All too ofeten, the most brilliant technical products are not used to their full potential because their users are unable to operate them. This modules will give you an understanding of what limites human performance including physical capability, mental agility and organisational systems.

Electrical Machines and Electronic Drivers

Understanding the underpinning principles and operational characteristics of common electrical machines and associated drive systems and apply these ideas to the operation and application of rotating electric machines and transformers.

Final year

Individual Industrial / Research Engineering Project

Immerse yourself in a practical engineering project and bring together the knowledge, understanding and skills developed during the course of your degree to undertake a major individual industrial or research project of your own choosing.

Design to Market

Learn about the steps that must be taken from design concept to prototype and onward to product manufacture, marketing and sales.

Year Three options – choose two from:

Robotics, Cybernetics and Biomechatronics

Learn about the challenges and success possible with design and engineering in the exciting new areas in medical development, Robotics, Cybernetics and Biomechatronics . You will have the opportunity to look at devices, analyse their design and suggest possible improvements.

Sustainable Energy Management

Learn about engineering solutions for managing energy systems in a sustainable way including technologies for improving efficiency of electrical power systems, electricity generation, distribution, and consumption.

Power System Economics

This module introduces fundamental concepts behind the design, analysis and management of modern electrical power systems. It explores the economy of electrical power systems in terms of dynamics of the demand and supply.

Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Robotics

Explore the use of nanoscale materials and devices that have accelerated the drive for miniaturise electronics. You'll look at electronics, photonics and applications of nanomaterials and nanobiotechnology.

English Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language, studying in the UK can be very challenging. That's why we make sure you have the language skills you need to succeed right from the start. We’ve listed our English language entry requirements here and the qualifications we accept. You'll also find information about Pre-sessional English courses on this page.


We accept a range of English language qualifications, including IELTS.

You’ll need to achieve the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS.

Please note there are different types of IELTS test available, and it is important that you take the correct one.

Please note we do not currently accept ‘IELTS Indicator’ or 'IELTS Online' test scores.

We've listed IELTS academic test grade needed for all courses in the table below.

NTU School (or course) Undergraduate (Bachelors)
IELTS academic test grade
Postgraduate (Masters)
IELTS academic test grade

School of Art & Design
All undergraduate practice-based courses

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

This requirement is for Year One entry only. If you're starting in Year Two or final year you'll need a higher grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

School of Science and Technology

6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

This requirement is for Year One entry only. If you're starting in Year Two or final year you'll need a higher grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

Nottingham Business School

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

For 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For 2-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and listening, and 5.5 in reading and writing.

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

School of Arts and Humanities (see below for Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism)

Nottingham Institute of Education

Nottingham Law School (see below for BTC)

School of Social Sciences (see below for BA (Hons) and MA Social Work, and BSc (Hons) Nursing).

School of Art & Design

All postgraduate courses, and:

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion
BA (Hons) Fashion Management
BA (Hons) International Fashion Business

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism  7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening
Barristers Training Courses
For the BTC we accept the IELTS, Pearson Test of English (Academic), and TOEFL iBT. We do not accept any other English language test.

IELTS: 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component

Pearson: 73 overall with 73 in each component.

TOEFL iBT: 107 overall with at least 27 in Reading,  27 in Listening,  24 in Speaking and 29 in Writing

BA (Hons) and MA Social Work  7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking & Writing, and 5.5 in Listening and Reading

All postgraduate research degrees   6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

There are entry requirements for PEAP courses so that we can decide how many weeks you need to complete.

To comply with Tier 4 visa regulations you must have an IELTS academic test taken at an approved UKVI testing centre.

**Please note that the date of your IELTS academic test result must be within two years of your degree course start date.**

Alternative English language tests accepted by the University

We accept any of the qualifications listed here as an alternative to IELTS.

In most cases the grades specified are acceptable for courses requiring an IELTS 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component) unless otherwise stated.

Please note that we do not accept the Duolingo English test.

Undergraduate course fees 2022 entry

International fees for 2022 entry onto a full-time undergraduate course are:

  • £15,600, or
  • £16,200 (for courses in the Nottingham School of Art & Design and Nottingham Business School).

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. Tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

If you choose to do a work placement as part of the undergraduate course the fee for the work placement will be £1,385.


We offer scholarships of up to 50% of your tuition fee. You can apply for your scholarship when you have an offer to study at NTU.


NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities. Increasingly, employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience. That’s why all of our courses, across every subject area, offer you a work experience opportunity. Our experts help build and support your future with a range of career programmes and events.

On this course, after your second year, you will have the opportunity to take a year's work placement (sandwich placement). This will give you the chance to gain vital experience and put your knowledge into practice. You're also twice as likely to secure a graduate job within six months if you take a work placement.

Our recent Engineering students have taken placements across a wide range of companies including Pirelli, Mercedes and the Government Operational Research Service. They secured varied roles such as Operational and Research Assistant, Quality Engineer and Engineering Assistant.

You'll be supported and assessed throughout your placement year and will write a reflective report and diary at the end of your placement. When you successfully complete your placement, you will be eligible to receive an additional award of a Diploma in Professional Practice.


You’ve probably already got some idea of the career path you want to take. Many of our graduates go on to work in engineering-based roles, but it’s worth remembering that the skills you learn on an engineering degree are transferable to a variety of careers. Research, presentation, team working and analytical skills are highly valued by employers in various professions, both related and unrelated to engineering.

Engineering graduates are in demand as they are attractive to a wide range of employers due to their analytical thinking, problem-solving, and strong numeracy skills. You’ll be well-placed to secure a career in a range of sectors, including the armed forces, logistics, teaching, IT, and banking. Recent NTU graduates have gone onto engineering positions in a variety of organisations including Pitney Bowes, the RAF, Rolls Royce, and Siemens.

Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on Masters-level courses, or MPhil and PhD research degrees.


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