Course Comparison

Course MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Engineering - MEng (Hons)
Duration 1 year 4 years
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Entry requirements

A minimum of BSc (Hons) 2:2 for MSc in electronic engineering or related subject. Applications from physical science or professional backgrounds may be considered. 

Entry to the MRes is via initial entry to the MSc.

Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5. 

To include B at A level mathematics and grade B at a second relevant subject. Relevant subjects include design technology, electronics, engineering, further mathematics, physics, pure mathematics, statistics, use of mathematics OR chemistry. Excluding general studies.

International Baccalaureate: 32 overall to include 5 at Higher Level mathematics and 5 at Higher Level relevant second subject. English and mathematics must be included.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DDM in engineering/science/technology BTEC. To include distinction in mathematics as a core module mathematics for technicians.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Pass Access to HE Diploma (i.e. mathematics, science, combined) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 12 credits in mathematics units with merit. Individual interview/diagnostic test please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for further information.

Other qualifications considered, please enquire for further details.

English language requirements

Students may also apply for the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary