4 years UCAS Code: H601 UCL UCAS Code: UCL U80
This four-year programme provides a thorough coverage of the theory, devices and systems that underpin much of the technology that you are familiar with today, including: semiconductor devices and nano-electronics, power engineering, control theory, communications engineering and digital design, alongside professional subjects such as corporate finance and project management. Applying for the MEng provides the most flexibility; the decision about which specialist programme to take can be made at the end of year two.
Years one and two comprise a range of compulsory introductory courses designed to develop your knowledge and practice of engineering through a series of lectures, laboratory sessions and engineering design projects. In years three and four you will choose optional courses from a wide range in Electronic Engineering and other subjects such as courses from Computer Science and Management Science and Innovation (MS&I), and you may also choose to follow a specialist route in Communications, Computer Science, Nanotechnology or to study abroad through the International programme.
The course incorporates major project work in both the third and fourth years, with a wide choice of projects, ranging from original theoretical research to intricate design and development of software and devices.
All our MEng programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Specialist knowledge to Masters level is required for full Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, which can be achieved through the four-year MEng programme.
MEng Specialist Routes - selected at the end of the second year.
The programme provides a solid grounding in Electronic Engineering along with specialisation in Nanotechnology. It makes use of UCL's pivotal position as hosts of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, to provide access to state-of-the art laboratory facilities and teaching from experts in the field. This MEng forms part of a range of Nanotechnology activities at UCL, including taught and research postgraduate programmes, conducted in a centre of expertise in this exciting new discipline. In the third and fourth years students pursue a study plan that builds on the first two mandatory years and in which they are able to specialise and contains an individual project (third year) and a major, industrially-linked, group design project in the fourth year which will typically be in a subject closely related to nanotechnology, both mandatory, plus a choice from a set of core and optional courses from electronics, Nanotechnology, computing, medical physics, communications and management. The balance of options and core courses in the third and fourth year is biased towards Nanotechnology courses.
The aim of the course is to provide students with a firm foundation in traditional electronics along with specialisation in the rapidly-developing field of Nanotechnology - thus giving graduates the opportunity to work in both established fields of electronics and the fascinating new branch of Nanotechnology.
The development of rapid and ubiquitous communications technologies has done much to shape our modern lives and will continue to do so. The final two years of this programme allow students to specialise in communications engineering by studying key topics covering devices for Optical and Wireless Communications, Digital Signal Processing, and Communications Networks.
The integration of hardware and software has driven many of the developments in technology that have become an integral part of life in recent decades. To enable students to fully understand the links between the design and development of the hardware and devices and the software applications that run on them this programme enables third and fourth-year students to choose from a range of options from the department of Computer Science. These may be mixed with options from the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering as well as other options from departments such as Management Science and Innovation (MS&I)
This programme includes an individual third-year project, and a major, industrially-linked, group design project in the final year which will typically be in a subject closely related to computer systems.
After completing the first two years in common with other programmes students following the International Programme, spend their third year studying abroad in a North American, Australian or European institution for example, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecoms de Bretagne, University of Melbourne, Purdue University, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
For the full range of options, please visit the UCL Students Abroad website.
Fourth-year students choose options from a wide range of Electronic Engineering subjects and may select courses from other departments such as Computer Science, Management Science and Innovation (MS&I), and Medical Physics and Bioengineering.
3 years UCAS Code: H600 UCL UCAS Code: UCL U80
The three-year BEng is run together with the first three years of the MEng programme and gives a broad education in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with an individual project in the final year. Our courses will involve you in all aspects of designing modern electronic systems, from theoretical aspects to the hardware and software that enable so much of the technology we have today.
The degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is committed to developing high calibre graduates with the analytical and problem solving skills required for employment in Engineering as well as a diverse range of fields including finance and consultancy services. To achieve the requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status a one-year MSc degree following the BEng programme is required.
Years one and two comprise a range of compulsory introductory courses, while in the final year you will choose options from a wide range of Electronic Engineering subjects. Project work is undertaken every year and your final year will include a substantial design project, which provides a taste of the work of an Electronic Engineer. The choice of projects is wide, ranging from original research to intricate design and development of software and devices.
Students may also transfer into the four year MEng programme subject to satisfactory performance.