MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University?
- Excellent student support from academic tutors and student mentors
- Design-led engineering curriculum emphasises, with design projects supplied by industrial partners
- Well-equipped laboratories and workshops with state-of-the-art software and excellent technical support
- To be Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
- Regular contributions from professional engineers and industrial visits
- Our thriving Student Autosport Society competes successfully in the Formula Student competition and electrical engineering students play a key role in developing the control systems that are crucial to the team’s success
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About your course
Completing the MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University will enable you to graduate with a Masters-level qualification plus advanced level skills and experience that will boost your career prospects and future earning potential.
Additional course costs
There are no additional costs for field trips, company visits or software. Only the normal costs such as calculators, notepads and similar are required.
Electrical and electronic engineers are also involved in the ongoing development and production of a diverse range of products, and so companies supplying anything from bread to jet engines, from mobile phones to banking services will need their skills.
Level 4 of this MEng (Hons) course covers core engineering principles and technologies such as mathematics, electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation, microprocessors and programming. You will also spend time completing structured design projects, which will help develop your engineering and management skills. In the second year there is greater emphasis on the application of the core principles through design.
Electronics and microprocessors are taught in the context of designing and controlling engineering systems and the mathematics course provides the essential skills to enable you to design control strategies, and supports the more mathematical modules of the programme.
During your course, you will undertake projects that both structured and less structured allowing you more freedom to design your own solutions to problems. This is supported by seminars in commercial project development, which will teach you some of the key skills needed to plan and manage a project..
The third year of the programme covers the core themes of electronics, electrical power and management and you will undertake a major individual project with an academic supervisor. Level 7 includes specialist engineering courses that reach a higher level than the final Level of the BEng, and also includes additional business and management courses.
The MEng qualification satisfies all the educational requirements for professional status. Professional engineering status is legally defined and in many countries only registered or licensed engineers are permitted to use the title or practice as a professional engineer. This would be a real boost to your employability, particularly if you choose to work for a multinational company overseas. Our strong links with industry also mean there are plenty of options open to you should you choose to undertake a placement year.
"Starting the semester with a great field trip gave me the chance to make a lot more friends among my class mates. The classes are organised so they are fun but also challenging, from coursework that is interesting and stimulating, to weekly math tests."
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the
purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting
the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
LJMU’s policy is to ensure that MEng and BEng engineering degrees are accredited by the relevant UK professional engineering institution and provide the educational base for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Accredited MEng degrees enable graduates to gain CEng status without further study. Gaining professional status will be of considerable benefit to you in your future career especially if you join a multinational company and/or need to have your qualification recognised overseas.
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund study for home and international students
The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.
Electrical and electronic engineers make up one of the largest branches of engineering professionals.
Electrical and electronic engineers are employed in almost every sector of economic activity including:
- the utilities in power generation and distribution, telecommunications, and water
- all areas of manufacturing, including aerospace, automotive, electrical and electronic equipment
- research and development
- technical services, technical sales, consultancies and government agencies
After graduation, you could expect to work as a:
- project engineer leading and managing technical teams
- product development engineer developing electrical/electronic products and systems
- power systems engineer designing managing and maintaining power distribution networks
- process engineer developing and maintaining manufacturing processes
Graduates from this programme have found employment as professional engineers across all sectors. Recent employers include:
- Siemens Plc
- British Nuclear Fuels Limited
- Aero Engine Controls (Rolls Royce-Goodrich)
- Ministry of Defence
- E & I Engineering Ltd
- National Grid
Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service
We are committed to ensuring all our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.
Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities.
Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools, resources and jobs board. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU’s in-house recruitment service, ensuring students can build experience whilst they study.
One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones to accelerate your job search and applications, CV and interview technique. Themed careers and employability workshops, a programme of employer events and recruitment fairs run throughout the year and students have the opportunity to hear from a range of alumni who openly share their own onward experience.
Student Futures work with businesses to create opportunities for fully funded internships which help students increase their network within the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.
A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.
LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.
Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?
Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Further guidance on modules
Modules are designated core or option in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations.
Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules are also included to provide you with an element of choice within the programme. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course:Programme specification document (PDF)
This module is intended to provide you with a good appreciation of:
• the physical properties and behaviours that influence electrical systems
• how parameters are measured
• communications systems.
Microprocessors and Software
This module provides an overview of the operation of modern microprocessors/microcontrollers and the mechanisms used to represent and process information. The module introduces you to the fundamentals of Computer architecture and the development of high level software. You will design and implement applications written in both low level and high level languages.
Electrical Circuit Principles
This module enhances your knowledge and understanding of the essential mathematics underpinning electrical and electronic engineering and develops your intellectual abilities in selecting and applying appropriate circuit analysis techniques for analysing various electrical and electronic circuits. You will also be introduced to passive electronic components and understand their operating characteristics.
Digital and Analogue Electronics
This module aims to introduce you to transistors, the small-signal equivalent circuits, the use of operational amplifiers and the operation of combinational and sequential digital logic circuits. You will gain fundamental knowledge and practical skills in digital and analogue electronics circuit analysis and design.
Electrical Engineering Practice 1
This module aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of electrical and electronic circuits by completing a set of practical experiments. You will gain experience in the practical design of electronic circuits including prototyping and PCB design and you will develop professional practical skills to undertake experimental laboratory work. You will test design ideas in laboratories or through simulation, analyse and critically evaluate technical issues, and present and document ideas and results.
Engineering Mathematics 1a
This module provides a foundation in pre-calculus for you. It enables you to apply this to the solution of engineering problems. Coursework assessment will be through online questions delivered using online assessment software.
Engineering Mathematics 1b
This module provides a foundation in engineering mathematics for you. It enables you to apply this to the solution of engineering problems. Coursework assessment will be through online questions delivered using online assessment software.
Digital And Embedded Systems
This module aims to broaden your knowledge and understanding of digital circuit design, and examines modern microcontroller architectures and the interface requirements to external systems. It also aims to provide you with practical skills necessary to design, analyse and implement electronic circuits controlled by microcontrollers and finite state machines.
This module aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the broad scientific and technological principles underpinning the operation of electrical machinery. You will rehearse practical skills in the use of mathematical methods for modelling and analysing problems related to rotating electrical machines and transformers. The use of test and measurement equipment in experimental laboratory work will also enhance your knowledge of electromagnetism and electromechanical energy conversion.
This module aims to broaden your knowledge and understanding of linear electronic circuit design, and also to provide you with the practical skills necessary to design, analyse, simulate and manufacture electronic circuits. This module will provide you with the intermediate level tools and skills necessary to design, test, implement and manufacture electronic circuits.
Control System Design and Analysis
This module aims to develop your understanding of the modelling, application, design and analysis of control systems with Matlab/Simulin. You will learn to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of dynamic system response and closed loop control, alongside the developing ability to design controllers and analyse system stability.
Electrical Engineering Practice 2
The aim of the module is to enable you to develop the skills required to practice as a professional engineer. This module provides a broad range of experiences with an emphasis upon the systematic thinking, planning and execution required of engineers in a modern professional environment.
The aim of the module is to introduce you to a graphical based programming language that enables the user to program via a CAD style environment enabling them to create virtual instruments as a base for data acquisition and instrument control.
Engineering Mathematics 2
This module will provide a foundation in engineering mathematics for application to the solution of engineering problems.
This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of automation systems used in manufacturing and process industries.
This module provides you with a good appreciation of the mathematical concepts necessary to apply digital signal and image processing algorithms to a range of engineering problems. You will be able to characterise analogue and digital systems using appropriate transforms, impulse response and convolution. You will also learn to design and implement digital filters, process and compress images using appropriate techniques, and apply DSP to a range of applications.
Power Electronics, Drives and Systems
This module develops your intellectual ability to select and apply appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing problems. You will produce solutions to problems through the practical application of electrical power engineering and learn about the operation of power electronic converters, methods for variable speed operation of electric drives, and examples of power electronic converters in electric drives and power systems.
This module will enable you to appreciate the problems associated with the design of closed-loop control of process systems, alongside the principles of cascade, feedforward and ratio control. You will analyse non-linear process systems, systems containing large dead-time and coupled multi-loop systems.
The project aims to provide a supervised but student led learning activity in a relevant area of engineering or technology. It aims to develop the academic, technical and organisational skills required to undertake a substantial individual engineering project from specification to conclusion. In the context of the MEng/BEng Control and Automation Engineering, a project with a detailed design and analysis of a control system is appropriate. For example, modelling, simulation and testing of a PID control system. The project requires you to demonstrate good project management, critical evaluation and presentation skills.
This module is designed to develop the core management techniques required to design, implement and plan a new product or process.
Modelling and Control of Electric Machines and Drives
This module introduces you to the advanced concepts of electrical machine modelling and high performance dynamic control of variable speed AC drives. It aims to:
- develop your understanding of principles and acquire working knowledge of mathematical modelling of electrical machines
- introduce the principles of control of variable speed electric drives using power electronic converters
- introduce the concept of vector control as applied to induction machine.
Within this module, you will develop research skills and technical communication skills and awareness of the legal and ethical framework surrounding the activities of a professional engineer, including: personnel, health, safety, and risk (including environmental risk) issues.
This module aims to build upon the Electrical Engineering Design module, by providing an authentic design project. It will require you to demonstrate an independent initiative, working with a client to develop and communicate a design specification and project plan. The participants will select appropriate engineering and design processes and techniques to solve the problem.
Teaching and work-related learning
Excellent facilities and learning resources
We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.
Teaching is via a combination of lectures supported by small-group tutorials, plus seminars, design and building projects, online activities and laboratory work.
During your first two years, formal teaching will account for around 18-20 hours per week, and you will be expected to spend approximately 30-32 hours in private study. As you progress through the course, independent study becomes more important and so the proportion of private study time increases to around 42 hours per week.
This course offers an invaluable opportunity to undertake an industrial placement after your second year. This experience cannot be underestimated as it will give you a chance to put what you have learnt in the first two years into practice, enhance your skills and provide a taste of what it’s really like to work in the industry. It will also give you a head start when you come to negotiate your way around the competitive job market.
Support and guidance
Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support
Embarking on any degree course can be daunting, and so to help you get to know your tutors and fellow students, we organise a three-day field trip to the Blue Peris Mountain Centre in Wales in your first year. Undoubtedly you will need academic and personal support at times during your course, and for this reason you will be allocated a personal tutor with whom you can discuss course-related issues, work on a personal development plan and set your own targets.
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.
Assessment is usually via a combination of exams and coursework, and sometimes by a portfolio of work, depending on the subject. A final year project gives you the chance to work independently and contributes considerably to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.
What you can expect from your School
This programme is delivered in the Byrom Street complex of LJMU’s City Campus. Here you’ll find high quality lecture theatres, meeting and seminar rooms plus social spaces and a large café. The Avril Robarts Library, open 24/7 during semester, is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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