Electrical and Electronic Engineering, B.Eng.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #44 (QS) ,
This degree provides an even balance between the power aspects of the subject (motors and drives) and the light current material (for example, communications).


The first two years are common with most of the other degrees in the department, normally allowing you to transfer between them up to the start of your third year.

Years one and two provide a grounding in mathematics, computing, analogue electronic circuits and components, communications, electromagnetics, power electronics and control. This underpins more advanced study in your final year. Practical work runs throughout the degree. In the final year you will undertake a solo project, and will have the opportunity to take optional subjects to suit your interests.

BEng degrees cover some of the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, which denotes a professional engineer.

Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bristol?

In choosing to study electrical and electronic engineering at Bristol, you will benefit from excellent discipline-focused teaching and will be taught by internationally renowned experts with a passion for the subject.

Our world-leading research groups and industrial partners will provide you with privileged access to state-of-the-art facilities. We also offer a wide range of scholarships, summer placements, industrial seminars and exclusive employment opportunities.

Electrical and electronic engineering is a fast-moving subject and we continually revise our degree courses to reflect the latest developments in engineering education and the emerging needs of industry.

We offer a broad range of three-year BEng and four-year MEng courses, including a Joint Honours degree with Computer Science, accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Engineering students at Bristol also benefit from a dedicated Industrial Liaison Office, which develops engineering-specific industrial links for students.


This course is recognised by the following organisations:
  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First year
  • Linear Circuits
  • Digital Circuits and Systems
  • Fields and Devices
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Further Computer Programming
  • Project or English Language unit
Second year
  • Digital Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Communications
  • Control
  • Lines and Waves
  • Electronics and Industrial Electronics
  • Digital Design, Group Project
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Studies
  • Power Electronics Project
Third year
  • Control
  • Networks and Protocols
  • Electronics and Industrial Electronics
  • Individual Research Project
  • Professional Studies
  • Four unit choices from:
    • Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis
    • Communication Systems
    • Mobile Communications
    • Embedded and Real-Time Systems
    • VLSI Design
    • Optimisation Theory and Applictions.


If you enjoy mathematics and science, are fascinated by electricity, energy and electronics, and want to design and invent things that benefit society, then you should consider studying for an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree.

If your interests lie more on the computing side, you might be interested in our Computer Science and Electronics degrees.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAA including Mathematics*. An offer of AAB (including A in Mathematics) may be made in exceptional circumstances.
  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAB including A in Mathematics*
  • IB Diploma: 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • IB Diploma: 34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • Cambridge Pre-U: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits at Level 3 mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. Where possible we recommend taking as many Level 3 mathematics credits as possible. Recommended mathematics units include calculus, algebra and trigonometry.
  • BTEC: DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics.
  • SQA: SH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
  • Welsh Bacc: Requirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core*
  • EB: 85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
  • International qualifications: Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
  • Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent: grade C in Mathematics and English Language.
  • Academic qualifications*Preferred second subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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