BEng Electrical Engineering


Program Description


The BEng Electrical Engineering programme will equip you with a fundamental understanding of electrical engineering theory and the ability to solve engineering problems relating to power generation, transmission, distribution, control, protection and consumption. The programme blends the fundamentals of electrical engineering and electronics in Year Two, with more specialist knowledge in the following two years.

Why Should I Study Electrical Engineering At XJTLU?

  • Labs specifically designed for the electrical engineering degree
  • Exceptionally low student to workstation ratio (1:3) that gives you the opportunity to perform individual experiments using cutting-edge technology
  • Field trips to power stations in Suzhou and surrounding cities
  • Partnerships with companies such as Littlefuse and REenergy Electric (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from BEng Electrical Engineering, you will:

  • have acquired a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering
  • possess knowledge and skills in mathematics, software engineering, design and management
  • possess transferable analytical, problem solving, communications, teamwork and project management skills

Modules: Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Modules: Year Two

  • Electronic circuits
  • Electrical circuits I
  • C and C++ programming and software engineering/ engineering drawing
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Electromagnetism and electromechanics
  • Digital electronics I
  • Integrated electronics and design
  • Experimental, computer skills and sustainability
  • English language and study skills for engineering

Modules: Year Three

  • Electronic circuits and systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Continuous and discrete time signals and systems
  • Electrical circuits II
  • CMOS integrated circuits
  • Digital electronics II
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Industrial awareness and group project
  • Power electronics and electromechanics
  • Energy conversion and power systems
  • Analogue and digital communications
  • Instrumentation and control systems

Modules: Year Four

Compulsory modules:

  • Digital control and automatic control
  • Optimisation
  • Drives, power generation, transmission and relaying
  • Protective relaying
  • Final year project

Elective modules:

  • Analogue and digital communications
  • Antennas
  • Digital system design with HDL
  • Electronics for communications
  • Electronics for instrumentation
  • Information theory and coding
  • Integrated circuits – concepts and design
  • Signal processing and digital filtering
  • Data communications
  • Embedded computer systems
  • Introduction to optoelectronics and photonics
  • Photonics and optical communication systems
  • Wireless systems
  • Image processing
  • Micro and nano-manufacturing technology
  • Smart Grid Technology
  • Signal processing and digital filtering


BEng Electrical Engineering graduates can find employment as electrical engineers, control and instrumentation engineers, electronic engineers or process engineers. The programme's quantitative and transferable skills also equip you for a wide variety of roles in other sectors related to electronic science and technology and telecommunications engineering.

The programme also provides a sound basis for further studies at masters and PhD levels in electrical engineering or renewable energy technology.

Last updated Jan 2019

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less