Electrical & Electronic Engineering (MEng)
- Year of entry 2023
- Duration 4 years FT/8 years PT
- UCAS Tariff 120
- Institution Code MM23
- Location Wrexham
to electronics and engineering laboratories, as well as industry standard software.
by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
to local and national industry, with opportunities for site visits.
Engineering atWrexham Glyndŵr University
Thinking of a career in Engineering? Hear from lecturers and students about our Engineering degrees at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
Why choose this course?
The MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering integrated Masters programme comprises fit-for-purpose teaching and a research experience which provides a solid background for a career in the electrical & electronic engineering sector.
The study of the MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering is designed as an integrated program from entry to completion, lasting 4 years, with the earlier parts being delivered in common with the parallel BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering program. The MEng degree meets the expectations of the qualifications descriptor for master's degrees. The period of study at the lower level meets the expectations of the BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
From transport and renewable energy to aerospace and robotics, this degree equips you with the sought-after skills to work at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. The course, accredited by the Engineering Council, explores how electrical engineers shape the future of these sectors through innovation and design.
- Have access to electronic design and testing labs, power electronics labs, programmable logic controllers (PLC) labs and computer-aided design (CAD) labs.
- Gain practical experience on industry-standard software packages, developing skills that are sought-after by industry.
- Be equipped with analytical, computational, design and transferable skills, including an awareness of social, environmental and ethical implications.
- Benefit from strong links to local and national industry, with opportunities for site visits.
- Focus on specialisms within Power, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control.
- Be able to tailor your module choices to specialise in either Electrical or Electronic Engineering, depending on your goals and interests.
- Study a course where 85.7% of graduates are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating* * WGU analysis of unpublished data.
Key course features
- Focus on practical as well as academic study, with access to the facilities in our electronic design and testing labs, power electronics labs, programmable logic controllers (PLC) labs and computer-aided design (CAD) labs.
- Gain practical experience on industry-standard software packages, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MATLAB and Simulink, Multisim and Siemens Step 7 software.
- Strong industry links provide opportunities to visit local and regional companies to gain invaluable work experience in the engineering industry.
- Focus on specialisms within Power, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control.
- Dedicated maths support centre for students.
- This degree programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), helping to improve graduate employability.
- 85.7% of graduates of this course are in paid work or study* *graduates surveyed 15 months graduating, WGU analysis of unpublished data.
What you will study
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introduction to Electrical & Mechanical Science
- CAD and Production Science
- Engineering professional Development
- Problem Solving with Programming
- Analogue and Digital Electronics
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
- Further Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics and Sustainability
- Intelligent Control System Design
- Electrical Power Engineering
- Industrial Automations & PLCs
- Embedded Systems
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
- Project (40 credits)
- Professional Engineering
- Electronic Design and Testing
- Digital Signal Processing
- Power Electronics and Electrical Machines (optional)
- Wireless Communication and Antennas (optional)
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 7)
- Group Project (40 credits)
- Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation
- Convertors, Drives and Energy Systems
- Circuit Design Analysis & Testing
- Renewable Technology & Storage Integration Engineering (optional)
- Intelligent System Design & Control Engineering (optional)
Entry requirements & applying
The academic requirements for the course are 120 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including Maths or Physics.
Applicants may enter the programme at various levels with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential learning (RPEL) in accordance with the University General Regulations.
Teaching & Assessment
A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study and feedback given to students.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work.
Our student support section has more information on the help available.
In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
Our Careers & Employability service is here to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the industry or to pursue research careers within academia.
There is a recognised shortage of qualified electrical/electronic engineers in the UK. A qualification in the field will make you instantly attractive to employers as a result. You will have the skills to contribute to the design and development of electronic systems and processes. Employment opportunities also exist in the aerospace industry in aircraft instrumentation systems (technician or engineer level) or in the armed forces.
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2023/24 for a full-time course are £9000 per year. This would be £9,000 for 4 years or £4,500 for 8 years with part-time study.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.
Subject to re-accreditation
External accreditation/recognition by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) has to be renewed periodically for existing courses. The details on the website are based on the accreditation of the previous or current version of the course, and the anticipated updates are made as soon as they are known. The majority of courses that are still ‘subject to re-accreditation’ are approved as expected however, this is not guaranteed and should the accreditation not be approved as planned, or be significantly amended or delayed, you will be informed by the University.
If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.