Why study Electronic and Electrical Engineering?

Construction of the Queensferry Crossing and view of the Forth Bridge in Scotland

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.”

Student smiling 

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