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Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng

Electronic engineering offers an interesting career full of challenging tasks.
Code
BEng: H611
MEng: HP10
Start
BEng October 2020
MEng October 2021
Duration
BEng: 3 years full-time
MEng: 4 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£13,700 (INT) *
Course leader
Vaibhav Gandhi

The MEng course is no longer accepting applications for 2020 entry. The next entry for MEng is 2021. For 2020 entry, please apply for the BEng

Why study electronic engineering with us

In today’s technically advancing world, our hands-on approach will put you at the forefront of the next generation of electronic engineers, where you will have a significant impact on modern life.

Our degree gives you the specialist skills, knowledge and practical experience you need to achieve your career ambitions, enabling you to design the electronic systems that shape the way we live. With the option to study a three-year BEng, or a four-year MEng, you’ll gain a broad understanding of both digital and analogue electronic systems. You’ll also enhance your problem-solving ability and learn to use professional methods and software to build complex electronic circuits and systems.

Build your electronic engineering skills

Electronic engineering has a visible impact on modern life - from smartphones to smart cars, and everything in between. You will design and build complex electronic circuits and systems-on-a-chip using a range of methods and software tools, applying a systems engineering approach to problem-solving, opening up career opportunities wherever automation is involved.

Led by our team of industry experts in high-tech labs, you’ll learn the specialist skills you need to succeed in a variety of roles that range from wireless and digital design and network design to network planning, mobile internet applications and services development.

Middlesex University is a Cisco Local Academy and Arm, Opnet and Xilinx University partners, Huawei approved 5G training centre, LABVIEW Academy with students having access to high-quality specialist digital and wireless laboratories equipped with industry-standard software, hardware and tools. All the essential software needed to study the course is provided, including MATLAB, LabVIEW, SolidWorks etc.

The programme makes use of a variety of innovative learning activities and assessment strategies to engage students in the learning process and help them develop confident interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving and group/team work skills as required by the industry.

To support your career success, you will build a professional portfolio of work throughout your degree and receive regular guest lectures and project feedback from industry professionals, with the option of spending a year on industry placement.

Students are encouraged to enter prestigious engineering competitions to enhance their experience and career prospects and will have access to our dedicated facilities, which are equipped with industry-standard equipment in electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutions.

Get the support you need to succeed

During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you.

We’re also committed to helping you get a competitive edge when it comes to launching your career.


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What will you study on the BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering?

Whether you opt for the BEng Electronic Engineering or MEng Electronic Engineering, the programme is designed from a systems engineering approach, introducing students to the science and technology of design, as well as implementation of system-on-a-chip.

You will study analogue and digital electronic theories before putting these into practice building a range of complex electronic circuits using various methods and software tools.

The MEng Electronic Engineering degree allows you to specialise further and gives you the option to study cutting-edge developments in the subject. You will demonstrate your advanced skills and mastery of the area by working on a team project in your chosen specialism.

The programme content reflects the importance of developments in the area of electronic engineering by providing a curriculum containing underpinning science, technology and application development, principles, and the development of practical skills in key areas needed by the current Industry.

The programme focuses on:

Providing a solid background into the theories and principles of electronics, computing, engineering mathematics, science and engineering, as well as a set of practical skills

Applying theories and principles by solving real-world technical engineering problems that reflect industry-practice

Engaging students in the process of learning through various practical project-led learning activities, that will stimulate creativity and the development of leadership, project management, decision making, communication, team working, and critical thinking skills.

What is the difference between the BEng and MEng course?

There are two honours degree programmes available for each area of study – a three-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and a four-year Master of Engineering (MEng).

Both degrees share a common first year, but due to the advanced nature of the MEng programme students must demonstrate they have the high-level knowledge and skills required at the end of year 2 and 3 to progress on the programme.

You must apply direct to either the BEng or the MEng, but you can also choose to change programme. You must apply for the MEng in Year 1 if you want to guarantee your student loan will cover the fourth year of fees.

BEng Modules

  • Year 1

    • Computing and Electronic Engineering Skills and Projects 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop you knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of digital electronics, developing knowledge and understanding of a range of modelling and prototyping processes and techniques, so you can successfully complete the final project. You'll learn a range of practical skills, and techniques required to construct digital electronic circuits successfully and to use a range of workshop machinery to accomplish this. The projects will require you to develop and use a variety of problem-solving skills and to utilise knowledge gained from other taught modules.

    • Fundamentals of Electronics and Communication Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview and in-depth understanding of the principles and theories employed in electronics and communications. It places electronics and communication principles in a realistic context showing the benefits and the challenges that everyday electronic engineers face in real life. The overall objective of this module is to gain a solid foothold in electronics, communication systems and networks.

    • Programming Paradigms for Physical Computing and Internet of Things (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module introduces fundamental computational concepts and programming constructs and uses of a range of widely used programming languages. The module will expose you to problem solving through programming and introduce them to a selection of hardware. You'll make use of different programming environments to solve problems that were introduced in the other modules.

    • Practical Applications of Mathematics for Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide you with the mathematical knowledge and tools to model and understand particular problems in engineering, and to interpret these results to provide information relevant to designs and decisions you'll make as engineers.

  • Year 2

    • Electronic Engineering Projects 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out engineering projects and will give you the opportunity to apply them, together with knowledge and skills from other modules, in practical projects.

    • Analogue Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide detailed knowledge of analogue electronic theories and their application. Possible topics covered will offer you an understanding of the analogue electronic design skills such as a range of circuit analysis theorems, principles and applications of transistor and operational amplifiers, etc. The module will enable you to design analogue electronic circuits using appropriate methods and software tools

    • Digital System Design (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce the digital systems design using concepts and abstractions central to the development of computing systems. The module will be introduced using VHDL (hardware description language), in which the designs can be implemented and tested. Development often requires knowledge and understanding of digital logic building blocks, hardware description language (VHDL), development tools similar to the ones used in the industry; this module provides you with the essential concepts for that purpose.

    • Signal Processing and Communications (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will introduce you to advanced techniques of signal processing and interpretation as well as the applications of signal processing in wireless communications.

  • Placement Year

    • Industrial Placement (120 credits) - Compulsory for TKSW only

      The aim of this module is to strengthen, extend and apply the knowledge, skills and experiences you've gained from your programme in the context of a working environment, and to complement, stimulate, reinforce and encourage the development of discipline-specific technical knowledge, and your transferable skills.

  • Year 3

    • System-on-Chip Design and Implementation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce you to the design and implementation of systems typically having potentially complex concurrent behaviour, stringent timing requirements, and significant communication requirements in a single field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. The principles underpinning of real-time hardware and software are also addressed and deployed. The focus is on structured design principles and techniques that yield, cost-effective, ad hoc and testable systems whose development typically involves the integration of custom hardware, software or hardware interfaces, IP devices or peripherals, one or more processors, and software.

    • System Design and Validation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce a systems engineering approach for the development of solutions to embedded problems. It will expose the student to the complexities of the design of socio-technic systems, including problems of managing existing components, legacy systems and other imposed constraints such as legal frameworks

    • Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of self-directed computing and engineering project using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. You're expected to provide a significant personal contribution to all phases of the engineering design and development process, appropriate to the goals of their programme.

MEng Modules

  • Year 1

    • Computing and Electronic Engineering Skills and Projects 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop you knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of digital electronics, developing knowledge and understanding of a range of modelling and prototyping processes and techniques, so you can successfully complete the final project. You'll learn a range of practical skills, and techniques required to construct digital electronic circuits successfully and to use a range of workshop machinery to accomplish this. The projects will require you to develop and use a variety of problem-solving skills and to utilise knowledge gained from other taught modules.

    • Fundamentals of Electronics and Communication Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview and in-depth understanding of the principles and theories employed in electronics and communications. It places electronics and communication principles in a realistic context showing the benefits and the challenges that everyday electronic engineers face in real life. The overall objective of this module is to gain a solid foothold in electronics, communication systems and networks.

    • Programming Paradigms for Physical Computing and Internet of Things (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module introduces fundamental computational concepts and programming constructs and uses of a range of widely used programming languages. The module will expose you to problem solving through programming and introduce them to a selection of hardware. You'll make use of different programming environments to solve problems that were introduced in the other modules.

    • Practical Applications of Mathematics for Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide you with the mathematical knowledge and tools to model and understand particular problems in engineering, and to interpret these results to provide information relevant to designs and decisions you'll make as engineers.

  • Year 2

    • Electronic Engineering Projects 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out engineering projects and will give you the opportunity to apply them, together with knowledge and skills from other modules, in practical projects.

    • Analogue Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide detailed knowledge of analogue electronic theories and their application. Possible topics covered will offer you an understanding of the analogue electronic design skills such as a range of circuit analysis theorems, principles and applications of transistor and operational amplifiers, etc. The module will enable you to design analogue electronic circuits using appropriate methods and software tools

    • Digital System Design (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce the digital systems design using concepts and abstractions central to the development of computing systems. The module will be introduced using VHDL (hardware description language), in which the designs can be implemented and tested. Development often requires knowledge and understanding of digital logic building blocks, hardware description language (VHDL), development tools similar to the ones used in the industry; this module provides you with the essential concepts for that purpose.

    • Signal Processing and Communications (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will introduce you to advanced techniques of signal processing and interpretation as well as the applications of signal processing in wireless communications.

  • Placement Year

    • Industrial Placement (120 credits) - Compulsory for TKSW only

      The aim of this module is to strengthen, extend and apply the knowledge, skills and experiences you've gained from your programme in the context of a working environment, and to complement, stimulate, reinforce and encourage the development of discipline-specific technical knowledge, and your transferable skills.

  • Year 3

    • System-on-Chip Design and Implementation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce you to the design and implementation of systems typically having potentially complex concurrent behaviour, stringent timing requirements, and significant communication requirements in a single field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. The principles underpinning of real-time hardware and software are also addressed and deployed. The focus is on structured design principles and techniques that yield, cost-effective, ad hoc and testable systems whose development typically involves the integration of custom hardware, software or hardware interfaces, IP devices or peripherals, one or more processors, and software.

    • System Design and Validation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce a systems engineering approach for the development of solutions to embedded problems. It will expose the student to the complexities of the design of socio-technic systems, including problems of managing existing components, legacy systems and other imposed constraints such as legal frameworks

    • Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of self-directed computing and engineering project using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. You're expected to provide a significant personal contribution to all phases of the engineering design and development process, appropriate to the goals of their programme.

  • Year 4

    • Advanced Topics in Electronic Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce you to the latest advancements in electronic engineering, both theoretically and practically. The subject of the module will change periodically reflecting the latest advancements in technologies. The module mirrors the dynamic nature of electronic engineering and how it is applied, and serves to illustrate the ever changing character of the subject.

    • Secure Hardware and Embedded Devices (30 credits) - Optional

      This module will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge related to technologies underpinning hardware security, and to give a view that building security is started from hardware design. You're enabled to understand the means of hardware attacks and vulnerabilities in electronics, ways to detect and mitigate.

    • Machine Learning (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to equip you with the theoretical and algorithmic basis for understanding learning systems and the associated issues with very large datasets/data dimensionalities. The module will discuss the mathematical foundation, implementation, and performance evaluation of algorithms. This module will also draw several case studies to emphasise hands-on experience with various practical machine learning frameworks, including scikit-learn, keras, and pytorch.

    • Team Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to contextualise, exemplify and consolidate the analytical and technical knowledge and skills in relevant subject areas through engineering group projects. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop their competence in undertaking group projects and engaging in formal project management. It also aims to develop abilities in problem solving, team working, written and oral presentations.

You can find more information about this course in the BEng programme specification. MEng programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

  1. Overview
  2. Teaching and learning
  3. Assessment and feedback
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. Additional costs

How can the BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering support your career?

BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering graduates have excellent career prospects across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Careers range from electronic systems or associated industries such as computing, wireless networking, design automation, robotics, embedded systems, machine intelligence etc. within the UK, as well as to Europe and the overseas market.

To support students in this activity during their studies, students are encouraged to develop a commercial approach to engineering and communication systems via projects with industrial partners and industrial placements. Students undertake contextual studies into the nature and contexts of the profession. By interacting with a variety of guest lecturers with professional backgrounds from both academia and industry you will begin to build your own professional networks.

You will be supported in developing your exit portfolio, a CV and a career entry plan. Through these experiences you will come to understand engineering in a commercial context, the nature of the engineering industries and to plan for your own career entry and development.

Work placements

Work placements increase your success in the job market – as well as being a fantastic experience. You can further develop your interpersonal skills, build your confidence, and make contact with industry leaders. By making a good impression during your placement year, you greatly increase your chances of securing a job with the company after graduation. Research shows that 70% of placements result in a graduate job offer.

What support is available?

Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.

Dr Vaibhav Gandhi
Senior lecturer

Dr Gandhi joined the department in 2013, and is currently the course leader for Design Engineering suite of programmes. He is actively involved in research areas as brain-computer interfaces, biomedical signal processing, computational intelligence, computational neuroscience, use-centric graphical user interfaces, and assistive robotics.

Dr Zhijun Yang
Senior lecturer

Dr Yang joined the department in 2013 and is actively involved in research areas such as computational neuroscience, biologically inspired algorithms, complex-system models (as neuromorphic models), Robot Operating System (ROS), distributed and parallel computation, etc.

Dr Ramona Trestian
Senior lecturer

Dr Trestian is a Senior Lecturer in Wireless Communications and Networks with significant contribution to the area of optimisation in 5G networks. Her special interests are in the areas of Quality of Experience, Machine Learning and Optimisation of Wireless Networks.

Other courses

Computer Systems Engineering BEng/MEng

Start: BEng October 2020, MEng October 2021

Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years with placement, Usually 5 years part-time

Code: BEng: HP50, MEng: HPM0

Robotics BEng/MEng

Start: BEng: October 2020, MEng: October 2021

Duration: BEng: 3 years full-time, MEng: 4 years full-time

Code: BEng: H6R1, MEng: H671

Mechatronics BEng/MEng

Start: BEng October 2020, MEng October 2021

Duration: BEng: 3 years full-time, MEng: 4 years full-time

Code: BEng: H730, MEng: HR30

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