MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Develop essential engineering knowledge and skills, and prepare for a successful career in a fast-moving industry, with our four-year Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree in Chelmsford.

Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the challenge to connect our world. Their work impacts almost every area of our lives, including communications, commerce, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy, and the environment.

Our Electrical and Engineering MEng (Hons) course, which includes a Masters year, will prepare you to play an important part in designing and building more efficient and affordable technology to provide a robust and green energy network. The knowledge and skills you develop will help us live better, healthier, smarter, and more sustainable lives.

With an emphasis on Industry 4.0 concepts, you'll learn about the latest developments and techniques in a variety of cutting-edge areas of engineering, such as Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, and sustainable technologies, so you'll graduate well-prepared to enter the workplace.

From day one, you'll take a systematic, hands-on approach to real-life engineering challenges alongside your peers, developing your leadership, project management, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, teamworking and presentation skills. These skills are in high demand among employers and you'll use them throughout your career.

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Specialist laboratories

Electrical and Electronics Engineering students at ARU benefit from:

  • state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics laboratories
  • industry-standard software including Xilinx ISE, Multisim, LabVIEW, Ansys, Matlab, SPICE and VHDL-AMS
  • hardware platforms that feature the latest all programmable Zynq SoC FPGA circuits and ARM microcontrollers
  • a range of general computing and media facilities.

Our team of technical experts will be on hand to offer support and guidance.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


On our MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering, you'll develop knowledge and skills in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, sustainable technologies and more, thoroughly preparing you to make a real difference to the world in a career at the forefront of innovation.

You’ll be able to choose from jobs in medical electronics, environmental monitoring, microelectronics, advanced electrical and electronic simulation, power electronics, robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and control, transport, industrial process control, and teaching.

You could use your leadership, independent thinking, problem-solving and teamworking skills to rise through the ranks of an existing engineering company or set up your own business.

At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects and internships.

Throughout the course, there’s a focus on employability with learning linked to real-world projects, supported by field trips and other relevant visits.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a range of postgraduate research programmes including a PhD/MPhil in Electronics.


"The department has a fully equipped electronics laboratory staffed by a specialist technician. This allows for practical experimentation using real components and hardware, on an open access basis."


Electronic Engineering student

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