Electronic Engineering MEng

Course information

UCAS code


Mode of Study

Full-time, Full-time sandwich with work placement


4 years full-time, 5 years sandwich with work placement

Subject area

Great South Run '22
Only for non-commercial UoP use. Credit Great South Run where possible


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.
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).

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
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

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.

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

Academic skills 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.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.