Electrical and Railway Engineering (Hons), Bachelor | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
MEng On Campus

Electrical and Railway Engineering (Hons)

48 months
27180 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The stimulating Electrical and Railway Engineering MEng degree programme at University of Birmingham enables you to gain strong theoretical and practical skills in electronic and electrical engineering and to collaborate with academics who are global experts in their field.


Building on the global reputation of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, you will obtain a thorough Electrical Engineering education alongside a specific focus on the railway industry. Unique in the UK, this programme ensures that upon graduation you will have the skills and knowledge to benefit from the excellent career prospects in an industry experiencing significant growth.

You will be the subject expert on a major project during your degree, the projects are set and assessed alongside our partners from major industries. You’ll apply your in-depth technical knowledge and also learn how to share your ideas through virtual reality. In these projects, you’ll gain vital employability skills that will give you a competitive edge in applications forms, interviews and assessment tests for graduate jobs.

The Birmingham degrees in Electrical and Railway Engineering are the first of their kind in the UK. They have been put together in close collaboration with the railway industry; making them immediately relevant, ensuring you have the knowledge, experience and capability needed to have successful careers. Your studies will include core electrical engineering as well as specialised study on railway infrastructure, traction and energy, railway management, timetabling and control, and your design and research projects, which are highly valued by employers, will all have a railway focus.


The railway sector is extremely buoyant, with a wide range of significant projects underway or planned. This Electrical and Railway Engineering MEng degree programme at University of Birmingham will give you an insight into the railway industry and knowledge of the technical disciplines that are involved, ensuring that you will be very employable within the industry. You will also gain a solid grounding in Electrical Engineering and will be able to find employment in organisations across the Electrical Engineering industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Electronics and Electrical Machines 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices and Electromagnetics  
  • Microprocessors and Control Systems  
  • Railway Traction 
  • Railway Infrastructure Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
    • Typical offer: AAA
    • Required subjects and grades: A level Mathematics.  
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma 6,6,6 at Higher Level to include Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall. 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma MEng; not considered unless A level Maths also taken. 
  • BTEC Diploma considered in combination with A Level.  Grades: MEng; D*D* plus A-level Maths grade A. 
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma considered in combination with 2 A Levels Grades: - MEng; D*plus A,A including Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27180 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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