BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Key information


BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Types of study

Full time


Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2022


Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study model

2+2, 4+0

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

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Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three-year degree programme, or a four-year programme with a preliminary year. The preliminary year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese prospectus.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. The minimum requirements for our preliminary year entry are listed below:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any element
  • PTE Academic 59 (minimum 53)
  • TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in speaking)

The minimum requirements for our qualifying year entry are listed below:

  • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
  • PTE Academic 71 (minimum 65)
  • TOEFL iBT 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

Minimum age requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of “admission” is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis. If your parents or guardians provide their written agreement, in advance, to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.

Course overview

The BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a multidisciplinary course. It has the widest technical range of all our courses, allowing you to study a variety of topics including electronic design, communications, software engineering, computer modelling, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, electrical machines, signal processing, renewable energy systems and instrumentation.

We employ hands-on project work wherever possible to develop practical and problem-solving skills. Challenging engineering design projects will enhance your group-working skills while individual projects, which have significant industrial input, will enable you to enhance your skills and understanding in a chosen specialist area.

Special features

  • You will have the opportunity to gain relevant industrial experience during your degree course. Our industrial liaison officer maintains links with many companies and can assist students to arrange summer and year-out placements.
  • Our BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is accredited by the The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Many students will have the opportunity to take up to a year out to study abroad at a top international university (including our UK and Malaysia campuses) and in universities within the Universitas 21 group.

Course structure

The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.

For domestic students, the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year programme.

For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year programme.


Our BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Year 1 modules


The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme.

This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.

*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

Year 2 modules


It is standard in most of our courses; this gives you the flexibility to transfer to other courses within the department once you have better knowledge of the different specialist areas. You will gain an understanding of the principles and practices on which all specialisms within electrical and electronic engineering are founded. This is achieved through the study of analogue and digital electronics, circuits and systems, computing, communications and the application of electrical energy. Practical and fault-finding skills are developed through laboratory and project work. Your appreciation of the aspects of science and mathematics, which underpin the subject, will also be enhanced.

Applied Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Construction Project Computer Aided Engineering Engineering Analysis 
Information and Systems Power and Energy  

Year 3 modules


Also called part 1. You will continue to improve your understanding of electrical and electronic engineering, and your design skills will be developed through a variety of laboratory-based subjects. This will prepare you to study, in the final years of your course, emerging and advanced technologies usually taught by internationally recognised researchers. Group projects, presentations and seminars enable you to gain the skills and understanding essential for the workplace.

Contemporary Engineering Themes  Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control  Electronic Processing and Communications
Modelling: Methods and Tools

Practical Engineering Design Solutions and Project Development


Additional Course Choice: Additional course choice should be minimum of 0 and a maximum of 0 credits from this group. You may be permitted to choose an optional course not listed above. Please contact your Course Director to discuss your options.

Year 4 modules


Also called part 2. In year three, you will be able to choose from a range of specialist topics, with the flexibility to maintain a broad base or focus on specific technologies. Your individual project forms a significant part of the final year. Working in an area of your choosing, you will develop design, analysis, construction and fault-finding skills. Many of these projects support research or development carried out within industry.

Compulsory - Students must take all modules in this group.

Analogue electronics Third Year Project

Professional studies

Restricted - Students must take 20-40 credits from this group

Power electronic applications and control (20 Credits)

Electrical machines, drive systems and applications (20 Credits)  

Restricted - Students must select between 20 credits and 40 credits from this group.

Digital Communications (10 Credits)

Embedded Computing (10 Credits)

Robotics, Dynamics and Control (10 Credits)

Advanced engineering mathematics (10 Credits)

Optical networks (10 Credits)

Artificial Intelligence System (10 Credits)

Integrated circuits and systems (20 Credits)

Mobile technologies (10 Credits)

Sensing systems and signal processing (10 Credits)

Additional Course Choice: Additional course choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group. The additional module choice should be a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits. Module option choices cannot include modules containing a significant amount of material taught in modules taken in previous years. Modules not taken from this pool are subject to the approval of the department. Note: part 2 students must take 120 credits with at least 100 credits at level 3 or above.

Careers and further study

Electrical and electronic engineering continues to be a resilient industry. Our graduates are sought after by a large number of major international companies for recruitment, and we also organise career fairs each year.

Most of our graduates pursue further careers in the engineering sector, but others use the skills developed during the course to work in IT, consultancy, finance, commerce or education.

Further study

Among the 69 graduates from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2020, 64 chose to continue their studies. 71.9% of them were admitted into the top 50 universities in the world. 2 graduates were admitted into PhD programmes at the University of Nottingham and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

2021 QS World University Rankings University Number
8 Imperial College London 18
10 University College London 10
13 Nanyang Technological University 1
18 Cornell University 1
19 Columbia University 2
20 The University of Edinburgh 2
25 Johns Hopkins University 1
27 The University of Manchester 2
31 King’s College London 1
36 University of California, Los Angeles 3
40 The University of Sydney 1
41 The University of Melbourne 1
42 Duke University 2
45 University of British Columbia 1
  Total 46



Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships.

Historically, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.

Contact us

Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

T. +86 (0574) 8818 0182

Faculty Office of Science and Engineering

Room 427, Sir Peter Mansfield Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China