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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Nanotechnology MEng, BEng

MEng BEng Electronics and Nanotechnology


The world has been transformed by the power of silicon microelectronic technology. Communications, transport, science, medicine and entertainment are just some of the sectors that have benefited.

The milestone of one billion transistors on a chip was recently reached and such chips are already in use in consumer products such as digital cameras, phones and MP3 players. Yet, nanotechnologies, such as carbon nanotubes, molecular self-assembly and bio-molecular electronics and new paradigms such as quantum computing and spintronics are set to fuel another great revolution in electronics technology.

This unique and exciting course is focused directly on this interface between the fields of electronics and nanotechnology. It covers the foundations of electronic engineering, from communications systems through to computer engineering, integrated circuit design and micro/nano fabrication.

It enables you to understand the principles of electronics and nanotechnology, particularly the principles of fabrication and design of modern microelectronic products. The broad coverage of electronics keeps a wide range of career options open to you, whilst the unique nanotechnology exposure means you can seek top flight jobs in micro/nano-electronic design, semiconductor fabrication and in academic research.

You will carry out a project in every year of study. If you choose to study the MEng you will undertake a group design project in your third year.

One of our Current students Nesma, talks about her experience of studying Electronics and Nanotechnology to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Read the article...

UCAS Code: HF63 (MEng, BEng) or HF68 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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The School is ranked number 1 in the UK for research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Careers in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and employment prospects are excellent. Because of the nature of the electronics industry the demand for high calibre electronic engineering graduates is high and employment opportunities exist both in large multinational corporations and small start-up companies working on next-generation products and technologies.

All of our degrees will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in industry, including design, problem solving, numeracy and analysis skills, together with ‘transferable skills’, such as communication and working as a team.

Recent graduates
have been employed by companies such as Sharp, British Aerospace, Pace Microtechnology, Filtronic, BNFL, AEAT Rail, Rover, Baldwin Boxall Communications, CAT (Electronics) and the BBC.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

A-level: AAA including Mathematics, excluding General Studies.

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics). Other diploma qualifications considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD, including a D in Further Maths.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

MEng only
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: t: +44 (0)113 343 2012