The products and services we use in everyday life would not exist unless an electrical and electronic engineer had designed the relevant parts. Electrical and electronic engineers are concerned with making our products faster, cheaper, smaller and better. Electrical and electronic engineers are also involved in the ongoing development and production of a diverse range of products, and so companies supplying anything from bread to jet engines, from mobile phones to banking services will need their skills. Level 4 of this MEng (Hons) course covers core engineering principles and technologies such as mathematics, electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation, microprocessors and programming. You will also spend time completing structured design projects, which will help develop your engineering and management skills. In the second year there is greater emphasis on the application of the core principles through design. Electronics and microprocessors are taught in the context of designing and controlling engineering systems and the mathematics course provides the essential skills to enable you to design control strategies, and supports the more mathematical modules of the programme. During Design Week, you will undertake a project that is less structured allowing you more freedom to design your own solutions to problems. This is supported by a course in commercial project development, which will teach you some of the key skills needed to plan and manage a project. The third year of the programme covers the core themes of electronics, electrical power and management and you will undertake a major individual project with an academic supervisor. Level 7 includes specialist engineering courses that reach a higher level than the final Level of the BEng, and also includes additional business and management courses. The MEng qualification satisfies all the educational requirements for professional status. Professional engineering status is legally defined and in many countries only registered or licensed engineers are permitted to use the title or practice as a professional engineer. This would be a real boost to your employability, particularly if you choose to work for a multinational company overseas. Our strong links with industry also mean there are plenty of options open to you should you choose to undertake a placement year.