Undergraduate (BEng/MEng) courses
"The ability to innovate is central to being an outstanding engineer, and to innovate we need to apply engineering principles to new product ideas. We believe the key to success is to understand the subject at a fundamental level, so we place great importance on teaching the underpinning analytical base from the start."
Dr Christos Bouganis, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Four great reasons to choose Imperial:
1. TEACHING AND LEARNING: a supportive environment
Our courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, study groups, personal tutorials, laboratory work and projects. As you learn more, you’ll practice more and more ambitious project work so by final year you can demonstrate all your applied knowledge and invention. There's a strong emphasis on practical work which fosters innovation and creativity, supported by excellent ICT and laboratory teaching facilities.
2. BECOMING AN ENGINEER - we'll help to prepare you for your future career
In your first two years you’ll study a range of core topics including professional engineering, and the third year industrial placement option gives you the opportunity to spend six months in industry and experience engineering in action, or to be part of a group project working on a design challenge proposed by industry.
3. BROADER VISIONS - enhance your degree with business modules or overseas study
You can choose to take the MEng degree with a substantial management and business component (Electrical & Electronic Engineering), or to spend your fourth year at an overseas university (both degree courses). These programmes are as demanding as the standard MEng courses, and include the same project work, but enable you to add wider skills, knowledge and experience to complement your technical education.
4. ENGINEER YOUR DEGREE PROGRAMME - design your course to suit your skills and interests
Because we are active in such a broad variety of research, we offer an extensive range of advanced modules which allow you to build your degree around your interests in your third and fourth years. You can choose to take a wide-ranging programme of study, or to concentrate in a particular field. Our specialist modules are always evolving to take advantage of new technologies and developments in research, with the result that fourth year students can choose from well over 40 advanced options such as human-centred robotics, speech processing and sustainable energy.
We offer a range of undergraduate degrees across two subject areas:
Our undergraduate degrees
Which course is best for me?
In your application you need only specify one course. We take a flexible approach to course changes within the Department during the admissions stage*. During the early years of the course you can change between BEng and MEng and the various MEng specialisations within your degree pathway. We will discuss your choice with you to help you make an informed decision. You will be able to transfer between Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electronic and Information Engineering at the end of your first year.
* overseas students - requests for course changes must be made before you apply for your Tier 4 visa
Degree Accreditation and Chartered Engineer (CEng) status
For MEng programmes:
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
For our BEng (Hons) programmes:
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.