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The Electronic Engineering Degree at Warwick

The School of Engineering at Warwick has an enviable reputation as one of the top unified engineering departments in the UK. Studying Electronics in a unified Engineering department provides a broader, more outward looking view of the context in which Engineers work, and prepares students for the reality of the modern multi-disciplinary working environment they will meet after graduation.

At Warwick, teaching and project work are built on the considerable research strengths within the school in areas such as communications, media technology, microcomputer systems, signal processing, image processing, smart sensors and novel semiconductor devices.

You will also have access to up-to-date laboratories and computer-aided design facilities that will enable you to design, fabricate and test, both analogue and digital systems. The School of Engineering has strong links with a wide range of industrial organisations, such as major automobile and aerospace manufacturers, and international electronics companies. These help to provide an exciting environment for study and project work throughout the degree courses.

Degree outline

Our Electronic Engineering degrees include core topics such as circuit and system design, signal processing, software engineering and telecommunications, that are required knowledge for all Electronic Engineers. In addition, a wide range of optional modules allows students to tailor their course to suit their needs and interests.

The degree structure at Warwick provides considerable opportunity to study a number of options and to tailor your studies to your developing interests. The four year MEng degree offers students five electives in the fourth year, or students can choose to continue without an elective and maintain a breadth of electronic engineering topics. The final decision on which, if any, elective to follow is made in the fourth year.

The electives available for MEng Electronic Engineering degrees are:

  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Robotics

Practical work and design

Throughout the degree, teaching within the various modules is supported by the use of practical work and design tasks:

  • In years one and two the common modules have assignments and problem- or project-based learning that is offered with a range of applications, so that Electronic Engineering students may, if they wish, concentrate only on Electronic applications or choose to sample a diverse set of applications.
  • In the third year students carry out an individual project (design or research) that allows them to demonstrate their abilities and to develop skills within their chosen area of interest.
  • MEng students undertake a group project in their fourth year in which they collaborate with engineering students from other disciplines, and develop technical and management skills to solve a multidisciplinary problem.


Our degrees are accredited for progression to Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC). These courses are designed to produce Electronic Engineers of the highest quality at a time when there is a significant shortage of such people. They equip students with the fundamental principles of the subject, and current development techniques, but also give an appreciation of the exciting developments that are to come in the future. A four- or five-year MEng course is now the recognised route for students intending to progress to becoming Chartered Engineers.