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.

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.

Typical Qualifying year modules
Applied Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Construction Project
Computer Aided Engineering
Engineering Analysis
Information and Systems
Power and Energy


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.

Typical part 1 modules
Electronic Construction Project
Power Supply Electronics
Software Engineering Design
Signal Processing and Control Engineering
Mathematical Techniques for Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1
Mathematical Techniques for Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2
Electronic Engineering
Electrical Engineering Design Project
Professional Skills for Electrical & Electronic Engineers


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.

Typical part 2 modules
Third Year Project
Electronic Design
Power Electronic Design
Fields Waves and Antennas
Control Systems Design
Business Planning for Engineers
Telecommunication Electronics
VLSI Design
Energy Conversion for Motor and Generator Drives

Microwave Communications



Careers and further study

Of the 28 undergraduates who graduated from the department in 2014 and continued onto postgraduate studies, 91% were admitted by world top 100 universities according to the 2013-14 QS World University Rankings. The majority of our graduates pursue fantastic careers in engineering, while others enter the management and commerce sector, or software and IT.

Course Director

Dr Yaping Zhang


Telephone: +86 574 88180000-2420

Office: SEB439 

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