Imperial College London

Course Introduction

**This course is professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.**

Electrical and electronic engineers are at the forefront of the challenge to use technology to improve the performance of electronic equipment in terms of speed, cost and sustainability; to improve power distribution and control for a robust and sustainable future energy network; and to improve communication in different aspects of life. Our Electronic and Information Engineering degrees will provide you with an understanding of the entire stack of modern networked computers, from the design and architecture of the CPU in a smartphone, to the information theory and wireless protocols connecting it to the internet, and on to the operating systems and databases providing back-end support in the cloud.

The first two years follow a core programme in areas such as circuits, systems, networks and high-level programming. You will learn to program in C++ and become familiar with software design, programming concepts and tool use – skills that are transferable to any programming language/environment that you encounter. The first year project allows you to perform real-time video processing on a configurable hardware board. Students combine knowledge from digital logic, signal processing and software engineering in order to propose their own unique solution, with past projects including virtual pianos, platform games, and augmented reality goggles. The second year project is a five-day IBM computer architecture workshop, run by staff from Imperial and IBM. This gives you the chance to apply your understanding of systems architecture, databases, middleware, operating systems and network hardware and software to a real IT systems challenge.

In your third year you start to design your degree programme to fit your interests and skills in consultation with your personal tutor. You choose from a range of advanced subjects in electrical and electronic engineering and from the Department of Computing, together with a business, humanities or language module through Imperial Horizons or a business module in collaboration with Imperial College Business School.

The fourth and final year of this integrated Master's course offers a wide choice of advanced modules based on state-of-the-art research carried out in the Department. Studying to this level means that graduates require fewer years of work experience to become a Chartered Engineer.

Further business, language and humanities modules are available, and you also have the opportunity to participate in the Inter-Department Exchange (IDX) scheme, which allows you to take a module from another engineering department.

The most important part of your final year is the individual project. This is a chance for you to showcase and apply your engineering skills in the form of a substantial research or engineering project. It allows you to implement the technical information assimilated over the course of your degree, and develop novel approaches to present-day problems. By your final year you'll be fully equipped to demonstrate all your knowledge, skills and innovation in a large and ambitious individual project. This project is the most important single piece of work in your degree programme, giving you the chance to demonstrate independence and originality, and to plan and organise a large project.

Start Date:

10/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Cambridge English AdvancedBFor pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bandsIELTS (Academic)7.0Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands.
  • Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.PTE Academic69.0Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands.
  • Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.TOEFL (iBT)100.0Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands.
  • Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.