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Why study Electronic and Electrical Engineering?

Posted 11 October 2018
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Electronic and electrical engineering involves designing, building, maintaining and operating machines. It is a broad field and many sectors rely on electrical engineers, from energy, transport and safety to construction and digital technology. 

Why study Electronic & Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) at Strathclyde?

  • The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council – this means graduates can later apply for ‘Chartered Engineer’ status
  • Develop technical knowledge and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive computing network and design and project labs
  • Industry-led projects and connections to employers. 

What are your job options?

Career opportunities after an electronic and electrical engineering degree include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Systems analyst

Find out how you can prepare for this degree with the Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences. There is also the opportunity to apply for a combined foundation and undergraduate scholarship


“When I got here, I got to see some university equipment that I thought were really cool, things I’d never seen before. I have this class, electronic electrical principles, where we had a lab and I actually got to see a breadboard which I hadn’t seen before and I didn’t know how to use.”

Ololade from Nigeria
Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in
Engineering and Sciences
Progressed to Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons)

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