a lecturer demonstrates a baxter industrial robot to electronic engineering students
UCAS Code
H613
Mode of Study
Full-time, Full-time sandwich with work placement
Duration
4 years full-time, 5 years sandwich with work placement
Start Date
September 2020
Accredited
Yes

Overview

If you’re interested in a career working at the forefront of electronic technology and want to graduate with a Master's degree, this MEng Electronic Engineering integrated Master's degree course is the first step to achieving your ambition.

The difference between this course and our BEng (Hons) course is that you'll specialise in more advanced topics, study for an extra year, and finish with a Master’s qualification.

On this MEng Electronic Engineering degree course, you’ll develop and acquire the knowledge and skills which will enable you to design, build and test a wide range of electronic systems that have a significant impact on our world and society such as medical electronic equipment, drones, smartphones, self-driving cars and games consoles.

You'll also have the option to get involved with UP Racing Electric, the University's Formula Student Racing team. You can specialise in design, production, costing or manufacture, and even replicate the success of the team's 2019 entry which won the overall Class 2 competition.

Accredited by:

This course is accredited by the Accreditation of European Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), meeting in full the academic requirement for registration as CEng (Chartered Engineer).

100% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)

TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework

What you'll experience

On this degree course you’ll:

  • Get theoretical and practical knowledge in the design of electronic systems
  • Use the latest equipment in the measurement and analysis of electronics
  • Use experimental kits, such as ServoSET servo-mechanism and superheterodyne radio receivers.
  • Tailor your studies, choosing module options that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Work on a multidisciplinary group project to get the practical experience sought by employers

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, you'll have met the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

What can you do with an Electronic Engineering degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in the following areas, many on graduate training programmes:

  • defence electronics
  • robotics
  • broadcasting
  • telecommunications
  • advanced product manufacturing

What jobs can you do with an Electronic Engineering degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • electronics engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Accrediting bodies such as the IET give my degree an edge compared to other universities. This means I have a career boost before I graduate as my degree is accredited by a well-known engineering institution.

Isaac Emere Johnson, MEng Electronic Engineering

What you'll study on this MEng Electronic Engineering degree course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Modules

Core modules in this year include:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
  • Introduction to Analogue Circuits
  • Mathematical Principles
  • Principles of Digital Systems
  • Writing and Research in the Workplace

There are no optional modules in this year.

Core modules in this year include:

  • Analogue Analysis and Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Group Design Project
  • Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic

Optional modules in this year currently include:

  • Control Systems Analysis
  • Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP)
  • Telecommunication Principles

After your second or third year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Students have completed work placements at organisations including:

  • XMOS Core
  • Airbus
  • Portsmouth Water
  • Spirent
  • IBM
  • Apollo Fire Detectors

Many students have gone on to work for their placement employer after the course.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Core modules in the third year include:

  • Advanced Electronic Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Individual Project

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Artificial Intelligence or Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Control Systems Design or VHDL and FPGA Systems

MEng year modules include:

  • Advanced DSP Techniques
  • Analytical Management Techniques
  • Materials for Electronic Products
  • Microwave and High Speed Digital Design
  • Multidisciplinary Group Project
  • Sensors and Measurement Systems

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a disability or need extra support, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) will give you help, support and advice.

Maths and stats support

The Maths Cafe offers advice and assistance with mathematical skills in a friendly, informal environment. You can come to our daily drop-in sessions, develop your maths skills at a workshop or use our online resources.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory work
  • project work
  • CAE system activity
  • open access study

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:

  • September to December – teaching block 1
  • January – assessment period 1
  • January to May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
  • May to June – assessment period 2

Most teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.

There’s usually no teaching on Wednesday afternoons.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written examinations
  • coursework
  • practical tests
  • project work
  • presentations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You will get feedback on all formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 55% by exams and 45% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 62% by exams, 38% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 33% by exams and 67% by coursework
  • Year 4 students: 48% by exams and 52% by coursework

Entry requirements​

MEng Electronic Engineering Master's degree entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • 120-144 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include Mathematics, plus two relevant subjects.

See the other qualifications we accept

English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

See alternative English language qualifications

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

​Course costs

Tuition fees (2020 start)

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £25,400 per year (subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

You’ll need to pay additional costs of £50–£1000 to cover travel, accommodation or subsistence if you take a placement abroad. The amount you’ll pay will vary, depending on the location and length of your stay.

Apply

How to apply

To start this course in 2020, apply through UCAS. You’ll need:

  • the UCAS course code – H613
  • our institution code – P80

If you’d prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

You can start your application now and submit it later if you want.

You can also sign up to an Open Day to:

  • tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
  • speak with lecturers and chat with our students 
  • get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join

If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.

How to apply from outside the UK

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply for this course through UCAS or apply directly to us (see the 'How to apply' section above for details). You can also get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.

To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section. 

If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply.

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