Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MEng)


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4 Years (Full-Time)
5 Years (Placement)


Park, Cheltenham

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to design embedded systems for various applications of control, diagnostics, monitoring and communication in the era of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and 5.0.

The course will develop your understanding of key aspects of electrical and electronics engineering and how they fit into the context of the full range of industrial sectors and rapidly-developing everyday applications.

You’ll address the challenges, problems and solutions involved in electrical and electronics engineering in modern industry including:

  • The optimal and intelligent electrical and electronic system design and development
  • Engineering operation and management
  • Pioneering approaches in this field and how to apply them to solve real-world and pioneer research-oriented problems.

The programme is designed for students interested in developing their careers in areas of theoretical and practical aspects of electrical and electronics systems engineering. It also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to continue their study to doctoral level research.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

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Study style

Shared learning is strongly encouraged, with group work bringing together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. Gain practical experience in project management, team building and data acquisition.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC (must include Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry) or a combination of your qualifications to reach the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
MEng (Hons) - 4 years full-timeH602
MEng (Hons) - 5 years placementH603


  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Integrated manufacturing engineer
  • System engineer
  • Academic research professional or doctoral student
  • Engineering management professional

Placement information

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Placement type:

12-Month, Optional


12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)


Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.

Visa requirements:

If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.

Financial arrangements:

On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk.

Placement support:

You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on placements@glos.ac.uk.

Industry links

The course is designed with strong focus on industrial applications based on the extensive survey of various industrial companies. You will have a chance to practice your knowledge in local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

Associated professional accreditations

There is potential for membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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Designed to help you achieve

This course has been designed to help you to become an inter/multi-disciplinary engineer, having acquired the necessary creative and technical knowledge and skills to work in your chosen field of industry.

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Meet industry demand

There is increasing demand for industrial controls skills within the UK and the world-wide economy. This course will prepare you for Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering and the challenges in integrating them with the digital world to drive smart factories, advanced manufacturing and new approaches to connected devices.

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Connected learning

Study at the only university in Gloucestershire to offer the full range of Engineering courses and specialist labs, in a faculty that combines engineering, computing and business and management.

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