Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng
  • Undergraduate
  • MEng

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fuse advanced technical knowledge with innovation, practical expertise, and professional engineering training in this integrated Master’s degree.

  • Undergraduate
  • MEng

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year Abroad

Fuse advanced technical knowledge with innovation, practical expertise, and professional engineering training in this integrated Master’s degree.

Design your own degree programme to fit your developing skills and interests, from a broad range of specialist modules

Get practical experience in the field with a 6-month placement, or create innovative solutions to a client-proposed consultancy challenge

Benefit from a teaching programme inspired by our internationally-leading research

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Course key facts

Minimum entry standard

  • A*A*A or A*AAA (A-level)

  • 40 points (International Baccalaureate)

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  • Qualification

    • MEng

  • Duration

    4 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to H604

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

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  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    7 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*A*A or A*AAA (A-level)

  • 40 points (International Baccalaureate)

View full entry requirements

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Course overview

Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the challenges to connect our world, to design more efficient and affordable technology, and to help us live healthily and sustainably.

Our programmes are led by our research strengths, with projects and coursework drawn from our latest research, and focused on inspiring and supporting tomorrow’s industry-ready, creative engineers. You’ll choose a route that fits your developing interests and career plans, with pathways that include advanced software and computer systems skills, business studies or a year abroad.

Students studying Electrical Engineering share a common first year. Labs and problem-solving classes are designed to equip you with a solid theoretical base and practical hardware and software engineering skills.

Year two follows a core programme tailored to your chosen route, completing the fundamentals in analogue and digital electronics, power electronics, communications and control, alongside a strong focus on mathematics and computing.
In your third year, you’ll select from a choice of focused modules, so you can take a wide-ranging programme of study, or to concentrate your expertise in a particular field.

You’ll also have the option to take a six-month industrial placement and experience engineering in action, or to be part of a team project acting as consultants on a design challenge proposed by an industrial client. This involves creating a pre-production prototype of an innovative product or technical solution.

The final year of the MEng course offers an extensive range of advanced specialist modules inspired by the very latest research.

You’ll apply your knowledge and skills to increasingly ambitious project work throughout the course, ultimately showcasing your imagination, originality and independent engineering expertise in a substantial final year project of your choice.

For an extra international perspective, you can choose to spend your fourth year at one of our partner universities around the world.

Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the challenges to connect our world, to design more efficient and affordable technology, and to help us live healthily and sustainably.

Our programmes are led by our research strengths, with projects and coursework drawn from our latest research, and focused on inspiring and supporting tomorrow’s industry-ready, creative engineers. You’ll choose a route that fits your developing interests and career plans, with pathways that include advanced software and computer systems skills, business studies or a year abroad.

Students share a common first year. Labs and problem-solving classes are designed to equip you with a solid theoretical base and practical hardware and software engineering skills.

Year two follows a core programme tailored to your chosen route, completing the fundamentals in analogue and digital electronics, power electronics, communications and control, alongside a strong focus on mathematics and computing.
In your third year, you’ll select from a choice of focused modules, so you can take a wide-ranging programme of study, or to concentrate your expertise in a particular field.

You’ll also have the option to take a six-month industrial placement and experience engineering in action, or to be part of a team project acting as consultants on a design challenge proposed by an industrial client. This involves creating a pre-production prototype of an innovative product or technical solution.

The final year of the MEng course offers an extensive range of advanced specialist modules inspired by the very latest research.

You’ll apply your knowledge and skills to increasingly ambitious project work throughout the course, ultimately showcasing your imagination, originality and independent engineering expertise in a substantial final year project of your choice.

For an extra international perspective, you can choose to spend your fourth year at one of our partner universities around the world.

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Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll study the following core modules.



Core modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

 

Core modules

You’ll study one core I-Explore module and complete either an industrial placement or a project during your third year. 

You'll also choose four modules from the Optional modules list. 

 



 

Core modules

Optional modules

You'll carry out an individual research project, complete a professional companies module, and take a compulsory module in Ethics and Sustainability.

You will choose six elective modules. We offer over 40 modules in your final year of study, please see below a selection of example modules to provide you with a flavour of the course.

Core modules

Optional modules

You’ll study the following core modules.



Core modules

You’ll study the following core modules.

 

Core modules

You’ll study one core I-Explore module and complete either an industrial placement or a project during your third year. 

You'll also choose four modules from the Optional modules list. 

Core modules

Optional modules

During your year abroad, you'll study at an approved university in either Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland or the USA.

We currently have exchange agreements with:

  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • Telecom, Paris Tech, France
  • RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • KTH Stockholm, Sweden
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • University of California, USA

This is an integrated year abroad so the grades you achieve will count directly towards your Imperial degree.

Placements are subject to availability, and you will need to have acceptable proficiency in French or German to study in either country.

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council.

With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the academic requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad.

Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities.

Our accreditation agreement with IET is renewed every five years. The current accreditation agreement is due to be renewed for students starting their studies in the 2023–24 academic year.

Associateship

In addition to your degree, you’ll receive the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) upon completion of this course. This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Design and build projects
  • Flipped classroom
  • A group of people interacting
    Group projects
  • Laboratory work (software, hardware and embedded systems)
  • Individual research project
    Individual projects
  • Industrial placement
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
    Problem-solving classes
  • Software laboratory
  • Workshops
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Video recordings
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Written tests (online)
  • Practical (lab)
  • Examinations

Years 1 and 2

  • 20% Written tests (online)
  • 30% Practical (lab)
  • 50% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations
  • Reports
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Design and build projects
  • Flipped classroom
  • A group of people interacting
    Group projects
  • Laboratory work (software, hardware and embedded systems)
  • Individual research project
    Individual projects
  • Industrial placement
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
    Problem-solving classes
  • Software laboratory
  • Workshops
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Video recordings
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Written tests (online)
  • Practical (lab)
  • Examinations

Years 1 and 2

  • 20% Written tests (online)
  • 30% Practical (lab)
  • 50% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations
  • Reports
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

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Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

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How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Start your application via UCAS | H604

UCAS institution code: I50

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250 per year

Year abroad

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year abroad, the fee was £1,385 for that year

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £40,940 per year

Year abroad

2025 entry

Not set
For the 2024–25 year abroad, the fee was 100% of the fee for that year

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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With specialised tech knowledge and transferable skills, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

Lightbulb above a book

Become a creative, practical engineer through placements and projects that reflect real-world engineering.

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Understand engineering challenges from multiple perspectives in diverse and international teams.

Power plant

Leading technology companies, sustainable energy, and computer gaming are just some of your career options.

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Other potential sectors could include healthcare, automotive engineering, and finance.

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