BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2+2, 4+0) BEng (Hons)
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
  • Start date: September 2020

For the 2+2 programmes, you will spend the last two years on our UK campus. For the 4+0 programmes, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.


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Course overview

The BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a multidisciplinary course. It has the widest technical range of all our courses, allowing you to study a variety of topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, electrical machines, signal processing, renewable energy systems and instrumentation.

We employ hands-on project work wherever possible to develop practical and problem-solving skills. Challenging engineering design projects will enhance your group-working skills while individual projects, which have significant industrial input, will enable you to enhance your skills and understanding in a chosen specialist area.

Special features

  • You will have the opportunity to gain relevant industrial experience during your degree course. Our industrial liaison officer maintains links with many companies and can help arrange summer and year-out placements.
  • Our BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Many students have the opportunity to take up to a year out to study abroad at a top international university (including our UK and Malaysia campuses) and in universities in the Universitas 21 group.

Course structure

The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.

For domestic students, the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year programme.

For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year programme.

Preliminary year

This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

It provides the best possible grounding for entry into our range of undergraduate degree courses. Provided you successfully complete the foundation year and pass relevant modules at the required standard, you will be able to progress to year one of your chosen degree.

  • CELEN036 Foundation Algebra for Physical Sciences & Engineering (10 Credits)
  • CELEN037 Foundation Calculus and Mathematical Techniques (15 Credits)
  • The Scientific Method
  • CELEN039 Foundation Science A: Physics (10 Credits)
  • CELEN040 Foundation Science B: Chemistry (10 Credits)
  • CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts (20 Credits)
  • CELEN052 UG English in Specific Academic Contexts B (Engineering; Comp Sci; Env'mental Sci & Architecture) (20 Credits)
  • CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A (10 Credits)
  • CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B (10 Credits)

Qualifying year

Also called Qualifying year. It is common to most of our courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to other courses within the Department once you have a better knowledge of the different specialist areas. You will gain an understanding of the principles and practices on which all specialisms within electrical and electronic engineering are founded. This is achieved through the study of analogue and digital electronics, circuits and systems, computing, communications and the application of electrical energy. Practical and fault-finding skills are developed through laboratory and project work. Your appreciation of the aspects of science and mathematics, which underpin the subject, will also be enhanced.

  • EEEE1039 Applied Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Construction Project (40 Credits)
  • EEEE1038 Computer-Aided Engineering (10 Credits)
  • EEEE1037 Engineering Analysis (20 Credits)
  • EEEE1036 Information and Systems (20 Credits)
  • EEEE1035 Power and Energy (20 Credits)

Year 3

Also called Part 1. You will continue to improve your understanding of electrical and electronic engineering, and your design skills will be developed through a variety of laboratory-based subjects. This will prepare you to study, in the final years of your course, emerging and advanced technologies usually taught by internationally recognised researchers. Group projects, presentations and seminars enable you to gain the skills and understanding essential for the workplace.

  • EEEE2060 Contemporary Engineering Themes (20 Credits)
  • EEEE2056 Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control (20 Credits)
  • EEEE2057 Electronic Processing and Communications (20 Credits)
  • EEEE2058 Modelling: Methods and Tools (20 Credits)
  • EEEE2059 Practical Engineering Design Solutions and Project Development (40 Credits)

Additional Course Choice: Additional course choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 0 credits from this group. You may be permitted to choose an optional course not listed above. Please contact your Course Director to discuss your options.

Year 4

Also called Part 2. In year three, you will be able to choose from a range of specialist topics, with the flexibility to maintain a broad base or focus on specific technologies. Your individual project forms a major part of the final year. Working in an area of your choosing, you will develop the design, analysis, construction and fault-finding skills. Many of these projects support research or development carried out with industry.

Compulsory - Students must take all modules in this group.

  • EEEE3102 Analogue electronics (20 Credits)
  • EEEE3056 Third Year Project (30 Credits)
  • EEEE3101 Professional studies (10 Credits)

Restricted - Students must take 20-40 credits from this group

  • EEEE3103 Power electronic applications and control (20 Credits)
  • EEEE3104 Electrical machines, drive systems and applications (20 Credits)

Restricted - Students must select between 20 credits and 40 credits from this group

  • EEEE3069 Digital Communications (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3070 Embedded Computing (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3076 Robotics, Dynamics and Control (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3107 Advanced engineering mathematics (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3108 Optical networks (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3077 Artificial Intelligence System (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3106 Integrated circuits and systems (20 Credits)
  • EEEE3109 Mobile technologies (10 Credits)
  • EEEE3110 Sensing systems and signal processing (10 Credits)

Additional Course Choice: Additional course choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group. Additional module choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits. Module option choices cannot include modules containing a significant amount of material taught in modules taken in previous years. Modules not taken from this pool are subject to the approval of the department. Note: For Part II students must take 120 credits with at least 100 credits at level 3 or above.


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Our BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Careers and further study

Electrical and electronic engineering continues to be a buoyant industry. Our graduates are sought after by a large number of major international companies for recruitment, and we also organise our own career fairs each year.

Most of our graduates would pursue further developments in the engineering sector, but others use the skills developed during the course to move into IT, consultancy, finance, commerce and education. 

Among the 72 graduates from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2019, 65 chose to continue their studies. 66.2% of them were admitted into the top 50 universities in the world. One student was admitted by ImperialCollege London as PhD, 1 student was admitted Nanyang Technology University and 3 students were admitted by the University of Nottingham.

2020 QS World University Rankings University Number
8 University College London 9
9 Imperial College London 11
11 Nanyang Technological University 4
11 National University of Singapore 1
18 Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne 1
20 The University of Edinburgh 5
21 University of Michigan 1
25 Duke University 2
32 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 3
47 The University of Queensland 1
48 Carnegie Mellon University 1
49 University of Bristol 4
 - Total 43

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year enabling you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin on our website. If your country is not listed, please email  

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese version prospectus.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution) you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for the four-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for the four-year programme.

Alternative requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of "admission" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis if your parents or guardians give their written agreement in advance to additional safeguards and requirements.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less