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  • Undergraduate
  • BEng

Electronic and Information Engineering

Combine the technical knowledge and practical skills of both electronic engineering and computing in this professionally accredited degree.

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

Enhance your career options with transferable skills that are attractive to a broad spectrum of industries

Develop a practical engineering toolkit with hands-on lab work, hardware and software training and a showcase project

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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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Course overview

Electronic and information 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.

This unique course combines electronics with computer science and information engineering, with specialist modules from the Department of Computing, and projects and coursework drawn from our latest research, focused on inspiring and supporting tomorrow’s industry-ready, creative engineers.

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

Electronic and Information Engineering students and Electrical and Electronic Engineering students and share a common first year so you can explore the two subjects before making your choice of stream. 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, completing the fundamentals in analogue and digital electronics, communications and control, alongside a strong focus on mathematics and computing, networks and high-level programming. You’ll learn to program in C++ and become familiar with software design, programming concepts and tool use – skills that are transferable to any programming language and environment.

In your third and final year, you’ll select from a number of more advanced technical modules, so you can choose to take a wide-ranging programme of study, or to concentrate your expertise in a particular field.

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.

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 an individual research project.

You'll also choose seven elective modules from a range offered by this department and the Department of Computing.

Modules available from the Department of Computing include:

  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Computer Vision
  • Graphics
  • Network and Web Security
  • Systems Performance Engineering

Core modules

Optional modules

Professional accreditation

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

With this BEng degree, you’ll partially meet the academic requirement for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). BEng graduates will need to undertake further study after graduating to demonstrate that their knowledge is at Master's degree level.

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.

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
  • 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.

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.

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UCAS institution code: I50

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

Overseas fee

2025 entry

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

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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.

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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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