MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering at ARU

Develop essential engineering knowledge and skills, and prepare for a successful career in a fast-moving industry, with our four-year Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree in Chelmsford.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Why Electronic and Electrical Engineering at ARU?

  • Tackle real-life engineering challenges with our project-based curriculum.
  • Our course content is specially designed to help you develop innovation and product development skills.
  • Develop high-level knowledge and skills in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, sustainable technologies and more.
  • Study in our state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics labs, using software including Xilinx ISE, Multisim, LabVIEW, Ansys, Matlab, SPICE and VHDL-AMS.
  • Our diverse breadth of expert staff, who come from a wide range of industrial and academic backgrounds, make learning more real, hands-on and relevant.

Electronic and electrical engineers are at the forefront of the challenge to connect our world: to design and build more efficient and affordable technology; to provide a robust and green energy network; and to help us live better, healthier, smarter and more sustainably.

It’s a discipline which impacts on almost every area of our lives, including communications, commerce, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy and the environment.

With an emphasis on Industry 4.0 concepts, you'll learn about the latest developments and techniques in a variety of cutting-edge areas of engineering, such as Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, and sustainable technologies, so you'll graduate well-prepared to enter the workplace.

From day one, you'll take a systematic, hands-on approach to real-life engineering challenges alongside your peers, developing your leadership, project management, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, teamworking and presentation skills. These skills are in high demand among employers and you'll use them throughout your career.

Course options

Course options

Please note: If you're a UK student (including students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit), you can only start this course in September. If you're an international student, you can start this course in September or January. If you decide to start your degree in January, your first academic year will run from January until August and your second year will commence in September. Our commitment is to ensure that you gain the same level of teaching as those students who started in September when you join them in your second year.

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Specialist laboratories

Electrical and Electronics Engineering students at ARU benefit from:

  • state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics laboratories
  • industry-standard software including Xilinx ISE, Multisim, LabVIEW, Ansys, Matlab, SPICE and VHDL-AMS
  • hardware platforms that feature the latest all programmable Zynq SoC FPGA circuits and ARM microcontrollers
  • a range of general computing and media facilities.

Our team of technical experts will be on hand to offer support and guidance. Take a guided tour and meet our students.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support with careers and employability, study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


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Pending accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Accreditation for our MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree has been arranged with IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), when full student output from the course is available.


On our MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electronic Engineering, you'll develop knowledge and skills in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, sustainable technologies and more, thoroughly preparing you to make a real difference to the world in a career at the forefront of innovation.

You’ll be able to choose from jobs in medical electronics, environmental monitoring, microelectronics, advanced electrical and electronic simulation, power electronics, robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and control, transport, industrial process control, and teaching.

You could use your leadership, independent thinking, problem-solving and teamworking skills to rise through the ranks of an existing engineering company or set up your own business.

Throughout the course, there’s a focus on employability with learning linked to real-world projects, supported by field trips and other relevant visits.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a range of postgraduate research programmes including a PhD/MPhil in Electronics.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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"The department has a fully equipped electronics laboratory staffed by a specialist technician. This allows for practical experimentation using real components and hardware, on an open access basis."


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