BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Bristol
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

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About this program

BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

One of the broadest engineering disciplines, electrical and electronic engineering uses cutting-edge technology to address some of the major concerns of the modern world. There is growing demand for skilled graduates to work in industries such as consumer electronics, alternative energy and transport, medical engineering and communications.

Years one and two provide a strong grounding in mathematics, computing, analogue and digital electronics, communications, electromagnetics, power electronics and control. In the third year you will undertake an individual research project and choose from a range of optional units, which means you can focus on anything from electrical power systems to electronic communications.

The BEng course provides partial accreditation for the qualification of Chartered Engineer. The first two years are common with the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering and transfer on to the MEng is possible until the end of year two subject to satisfactory performance.

Through our close collaboration with industry you will benefit from excellent employment prospects. Recent graduate employers include Intel, BBC, Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, EDF Energy and many others.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following

A-level Standard offer

AAAincluding Mathematics,orA*AB including A in Mathematics

A-level Contextual offer

ABBincluding A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer

36points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer

32points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)

Cambridge Pre-U offer

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.

Access to HE Diploma offer

Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:

  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction from Mathematics units and at least 12 at Distinction from units in another science subject.

The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry.

Plus A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.

BTEC offer

DDDin Engineering, plus either A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test

Scottish Qualifications Authority offer

Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

European Baccalaureate offer

85% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics

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Program content

Year 1


  • Digital Circuits and Systems
  • Fields and Devices
  • Linear Circuits and Electronics
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Further Computer Programming
  • Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Projects

Year 2


  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Principles of Professional Practice
  • Digital Systems
  • Electronics 2
  • Signals and Systems
  • SMPS Project
  • C for Embedded Systems
  • Communications
  • Digital Design, Group Project
  • Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion
  • Lines and Waves

Year 3


  • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
  • Electronics 3
  • Individual Research Project 3


  • Networking Protocol Principles 3
  • Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis 3
  • VLSI Design 3
  • Antennas
  • Optoelectronic Devices and Systems 3
  • Mobile Communication Systems
  • Power Electronics, Machines & Drive Technologies
  • Optimisation Theory and Applications

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

About this institute

University of Bristol

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Contact info

University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol


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