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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

H608 4 years


The programme offers the opportunity to gain in-depth technical knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering, practical and hands-on experience to prepare you for real-world applications and develop important transferable skills through individual and group project work. This programme will provide both the foundations and specialist knowledge you will need for a wide-range high-quality electrical and electronic engineering careers across a variety of sectors, in industry, business and R&D. 
The choice of modules available allows you to get a general grounding in the science and mathematics underlying electrical and electronic engineering, like engineering mathematics, analog and digital electronics, electromagnetism, signals and systems, communications, computing.  In later years you will be offered an increasing number of options to choose from to develop your own specialisation in subjects that interest you.  By the end of the programme, successful students will have the skills to analyse, develop, design, and build electrical and electronic systems within their own specialisation of choice. In this programme you will develop skills that enable you to be creative, innovative and flexible in devising  engineering solutions; knowledge and techniques to break problems into manageable chunks to solve issues in a systematic manner;  and you will learn how to apply your numerical, computational, analytical and technical skills, using appropriate tools, in that process.

The first three years of the programme are common with the BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  Transfer to and from the BEng is possible up to the end of the second year.  Progression on the MEng is subject to satisfactory end-of-year performance. In year 4 you will have a wide range of options to choose from, and an advanced group project, which may be scoped and sponsored by one of our industrial partners.

The MEng degree programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).  Enrollment as a student member of the institutions is also encouraged.


Year 1 Modules

  • Procedural Programming

  • Electronic Engineering Mathematics I 

  • Digital Circuit Design 

  • Professional and Research Practice 

Semester 2
  • Communications and Networks 

  • Analogue Electronic Systems 

  • Signals and Information 

  • Electronic Engineering Mathematics 2

Semester 1 and 2

  • Skills for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (non-credit bearing module)

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model to all our degrees.  For further information on this initiative please contact:


Year 2 Modules
  •  C Programming 

  •  Microprocessor Systems Design 

  •  Electronic Devices and Applications 

  •  Telecommunication Systems 

Semester 4
  •  Electric and Magnetic Fields 

  •  Design and Build Project in Electronic Engineering 

  •  Signals and Systems Theory 

  •  Digital Systems Design  (pre-requisite for Integrated Circuit Design)

 Year 3 Modules
Semester 5
  •  Project  

  •  Power Electronics  

Plus two modules from:
  •  Control Systems 

  •  Digital Signal Processing 

  •  Data Mining 

  •  Web Programming 

  •  Embedded Systems 

  •  Microwave and Millimetrewave Electronics 

Semester 6
  •  Project (cont)  

  •  Electrical Machines and Systems 

Plus two modules from:
  •  Integrated Circuit Design  (pre-requisite Digital Systems Design)

  •  Network Planning, Finance and Management 

  •  Product Development 

  •  Digital Media and Social Networks 

  •  Microwave and Millimetrewave Communications Systems 

  •  Advanced Control Systems 

Final Year Modules
Semester 7
  •  Mobile and WLAN Technologies 

  •  21st Century Networks 

  •  Fundamentals of DSP  (if not taken as  in Semester 5)

  •  Introduction to Computer Vision 

  •  Introduction to IOT 

  •  Enabling Communication Technologies for IOT 

  •  Advanced Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles  

  •  Engineering Methods 

  •  Introduction to Law for Science and Engineering 

Semester 8
  •  Advanced Group Project  

  •  Network Modeling and Performance 

  •  Mobile Services 

  •  Security and Authentication 

  •  Business Technology Strategy 

  •  Real Time DSP 

  •  Technics for Computer Vision 

  •  Clinical Measurements 

  •  Energy Economics and Management of Sustainable Energy 

  •  Energy Storage Engineering 

  •  Introduction to Solar Energy 

  •  Foundations of Intellectual Property Law and Management 

  •  Topics in Scientific Computing 




Entry requirements

General Admission Entry Requirements can be found below.

2018 Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. A second science subject at A-Level, preferably Physics, Electronics or Computing is also required. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Mathematics at Higher Level. A second relevant science subject is also required at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve an 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements. An additional entry Maths test will be required if you do not hold A-Level Mathematics at grade B or above.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

General Admissions Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course, to the indicated levels for the area of study. See our guidance on English Language requirements for all degree programmes.

Vocational and Other Qualifications

The College accepts a wide range of qualifications such as Access and Foundation programmes, vocational awards, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers and other Baccalaureates. You are advised to contact the Admissions team ( before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Admission is based on academic merit and on the proven ability of the applicant to achieve success on their chosen programme of study. Every application to Queen Mary is considered on its individual merits with personal statement and reference taken into consideration.

Combined Qualifications

If you are taking a combination of qualifications at Level 3, we will consider your academic profile and may make offers on a case-by-case basis. You are advised to contact the Admissions team ( before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Advanced Entry

Subject to the policy of the programme, it may be possible for students to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of a three or four year degree programme or, sometimes, the beginning of the third year of a four year programme. Please note, not all schools will consider advanced entry. You are advised to contact the Admissions team ( before making an application for individual advice.

If you are applying for advanced entry on the basis of a post A-Level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS in the usual way. If you wish to transfer your degree studies from another UK higher education institution, you will be considered on the basis of your original A-Level or equivalent qualifications, current syllabus, academic references and results.

We typically expect you to have achieved a 2.1 standard on your current programme and have already met the standard equivalent first year entry requirements. Applications must be submitted via UCAS.

Non-UK students

European and International Applicants

Our students come from over 162 countries and we accept a wide range of European and International Qualifications for entry, in addition to A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please see our International Admissions webpages for further details of our academic requirements, and information regarding how we assess the equivalence of your qualification.

Applicants will typically be expected to be taking academic subjects relevant to the programme of study. You are advised to review the A-Level and IB requirements for an indication of these subjects. If you are at all unclear, the Admissions team ( is happy to advise you further.

Further Information

For any other enquiries directly relating to our entry requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5511

See our information and guidance on how to apply.

Learning and teaching

Classes include lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorial sessions. In lectures, you will learn core material, while in laboratory and tutorial sessions you will work on problem-based learning activities in smaller classes. You will spend 15-20 hours per week in lectures, as well as undertaking independent work and study. You will meet with your personal adviser regularly to ensure that you are settling in and progressing well. Throughout your programme, we highlight issues relevant to the professional context of your studies. We strongly encourage you to get experience of applying your knowledge and skills through paid or unpaid work opportunities or a year-long industrial placement.

Independent study

For every hour spent at University you will be expected to complete additional hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; assessing data from experiments; completing lab reports; and revising for examinations.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study and laboratory sessions you attend, along with your reading and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability. Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area.  This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.


Assessment for most modules is through a combination of examination and coursework. Coursework can take many different forms appropriate to the individual module. Laboratory-based modules are often assessed through practical assignments, while more theoretical modules may be assessed through exercise sheets or written assignments. Project work, both group and individual, forms a significant component of assessment in your programme. During your second year, you will undertake an extended group project and during your final year, you will undertake a substantial individual project. You will be guided in your project work by a supervisor, who will meet with you regularly and advise you on both academic content and project management issues. Projects are normally assessed through a combination of written report, practical demonstration and oral examination.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £9,250

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £19,000

You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.

Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.

For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.

See more general information about fees.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676


Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.

Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.

Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.

Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students

There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.

Find out more about international scholarships.

Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.

Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs

Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.

If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland you have an equivalent Student Finance department for your region.

Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):

  • A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
  • A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
  • Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
  • You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:

  • How to apply for student finance
  • What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
  • What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
  • What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

  • Additional sources of funding
  • Planning your budget and cutting costs
  • Part-time and vacation work
  • Money for lone parents

For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.

Graduate employment

Graduates from Queen Mary’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science go on to work in a wide variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering careers such as Technical Specialist or Junior Technician, whilst others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as Consultancy, Education or Finance.

The broad range of skills gained through courses in this School, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled students to move into careers such as:

  • Technical Specialis, Hewlett-Packard Autonomy
  • System Analyst, Siemens
  • Compliance Analyst Trainer, RBS
  • Junior Consultant, Leadent Solutions
  • Product Manager, Solid State Logic
  • Research Assistant, Queen Mary University of London
  • IT Infrastructure Engineer, Bank of America
  • Applications Support Analyst, Calyon Financial SNC
  • Product Development Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

Throughout the course, students have access to a bespoke careers programme, to prepare them for internships and graduate level work. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options.

Recent careers events in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science include the IT and Technology Fair featuring thirty organisations including BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Logica, and SELEX Galileo; and ‘Start Up, Stand Up’ led by QM Careers and QM Entrepreneurs, to inspire entrepreneurship in Technology.

Opportunities for work experience are substantial given Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village. Students are encouraged to build their work experience throughout their period of study, through, for example, our QM Projects work experience scheme, QM Temps job agency, Experience Works events and QMSU Provide volunteering services. Over 800 vacancies are available to browse on the QM JobOnline vacancy site.

Queen Mary’s extensive campus also provides over 1200 on-campus job and volunteer opportunities ranging from E-learning Assistant to Gym Instructor and from Society President to Student Mentor.

Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the QM Careers pages.


Amisha Wanigasuriya
BEng Electrical and Electronic
Engineering student
“Queen Mary was one of the main universities that offered scholarships to international students and I was attracted to study at a university that provided such support.

"Being part of the University of London and receiving my degree from a university well known throughout the world further convinced me that I made the best decision to pursue my studies here."

“Once I commenced my studies, I found it even more rewarding than I expected. My programme was more than learning the area that interested me: networking with students and academics from around the world was an experience that I valued. The encouragement and support given by the friendly staff in the Department and at Queen Mary helped me excel."

“Queen Mary stands apart from other universities because of their highly qualified and research driven faculty. I would recommend Queen Mary to anyone who has a passion for learning. The lecturers are always approachable and able to provide assistance. I found my journey at university to be one of the greatest experiences in my life.”

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