University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Department of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering                        


The BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a four-year 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. Multidisciplinary is definitely the word!

Year One

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

It provides the best possible grounding for entry into our range of undergraduate degree courses. Provided you successfully complete the foundation year and pass relevant modules at the required standard, you will be able to progress to year one of your chosen degree.


  • Foundation Algebra for Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • Foundation Science A
  • Undergraduate Listening & Speaking in Academic Contexts
  • Foundation Calculus and Mathematical Techniques
  • Foundation Science B
  • Undergraduate Academic Oral Presentations
  • The Scientific Method
  • Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts
  • Undergraduate English in Specific Academic Contexts b (Science & Engineering Pathways: Engineering; Computer Science; Environmental Science & Architecture)

Year Two

Also called Qualifying year. It is common to 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.

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


Year Three

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
  • Electronic Processing and Communications
  • Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control
  • Modelling: Methods and Tools
  • Electronic Processing and Communications
  • Practical Engineering Design Solutions and Project Development

Year Four

Also called Part 2. In year three, you will be able to choose from a range of specialist topics, with flexibility to maintain a broad base or focus on specific technologies. Your individual project forms a major 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 with industry.


Students must take all modules in this group

  • Professional studies
  • Individual project
  • Analogue electronics


Group:1 Students must take between 20 credits and 40 credits from this group


  • Power electronic applications and control
  • Electrical machines, drive systems and


Group:2 Students must select between 20 credits and 40 credits from this group


  • IT Infrastructure and cyber-security
  • Robotics, dynamics and control
  • Optical networks
  • Sensing systems and signal processing
  • Integrated circuits and systems
  • Embedded computing
  • Mobile technologies
  • Advanced engineering mathematics
  • Digital communications
  • Artificial Intelligence System


Further study

Of the 57 undergraduates who graduated from the department in 2018 and continued onto postgraduate studies, 71.9% were admitted by world top 50 universities according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings. 

 2019 QS World University Rankings University                                                                                            Number
 2 Stanford University  1
 6 University of Cambridge  2
 8 Imperial College London  7
 10 University College London  12
 12 Nanyang Technological University  1
 14 Cornell University  1
 18 The University of Edinburgh  5
 19 University of Pennsylvania  2
 29 University of Manchester  3
 37 HKUST   2
 39 University of Melbourne  4
 42 University of Sydeny  1
   total  41

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Course Director

Dr John XU


Telephone: +86 574 88180000-9135

Office: IAMET 228

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