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Electrical and Electronics Engineering

BEng (Hons)

What is Electrical and Electronics Engineering BEng (Hons)?

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a career in electrical and electronic engineering. You’ll become familiar with the latest developments in the industry and learn how to overcome the challenges they present.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped to take on a leading role in the development of modern electrical and electronic systems. You’ll be able to research, design, build and market the next generation of products.

Many aspects of modern life are influenced by electrical and electronic engineering, for example energy, healthcare and communications. This course will cover a wide range of topics within the sector, including generation, transfer and conversion of electrical power, the transfer of information using radio waves and fibre optics, complex computer and entertainment systems, and electric or hybrid vehicles.

Study style

You’ll learn through lectures, guest speakers and seminars, individual work, research and group work.

This highly technical course will allow you to gain strong fundamental skills in the theory and practical aspects of electrical and electronic engineering. You’ll have the opportunity to design, simulate, build and test an electrical or electronic system throughout the third year as part of your individual project, and will collaborate with an academic working at the cutting-edge of research.

Entry requirements

    • 112 tariff points (calculate your points at

      Your points must include at least 2 A Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualifications, for example:
      BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of qualifications to achieve the required tariff.

      If your course has a fast-track option that you’re applying to, you’ll also need to pass an entry interview.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants though the entry requirements still apply.

      Some courses require several years of working experiences in the relevant industry.

    • English and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Park, Cheltenham H601 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Park, Cheltenham H601

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Industrial Systems Engineer
  • Industrial Control Engineer.

Meet the increasing demand

As the electronics industry continues to grow worldwide, the demand for electrical and electronic engineering graduates is high. The course offers a healthy balance between theory and practice, with the aim of producing graduates who can play leading roles in industry.

Lecturer showing students some engineering equipment

Designed with your career in mind

The course programme has been specifically designed to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, and application required for a wide range of professional engineering careers.

Students on Industrial Control and Engineering course looking at iPad