MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Pathway

GCU Pathways

GCU Pathways students enrol at Glasgow Caledonian University on the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (GCU Pathways). Over the first two years, you will study HND Electronics or HND Electrical Engineering at the City of Glasgow College in preparation for transfer to the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme in Year 3.

Graduate with an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from GCU and you can go on to enjoy a range of careers in digital communications, wireless, engineering and energy sectors plus you have the option to further develop a specialism with masters’ level study.

Choose the Electrical and Electronic Engineering college pathway if:

  • you are interested in cutting-edge technology and design
  • you enjoy learning in a hands-on practical way through placements and industry-led case studies
  • you want a degree accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • you want to be at the forefront of technological advancements with the opportunity to work in a range of different sectors from aerospace to entertainment
  • you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff
  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study and the option of further study after you graduate

This programme is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world's largest engineering institutions. IET Accreditation is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high quality programmes that meet the requirements for professional engineers.

Your career

Graduates can expect to find employment in industries such as mobile systems, interactive entertainment, robotic systems design, image processing, artificial intelligence, communications and networking, automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, renewable energy, instrumentation and medical systems, as well as being in demand in roles outside engineering where their problem-solving skills and wide knowledge of technology is highly valued.

Spend Year 1 and 2 studying HND Electronics or HND Electrical Engineering at the City of Glasgow College developing your key electrical and electronic skills.

Year 3

Core: Digital and Programmable Systems, Integrated Engineering Studies, Engineering Operations and Management. Typical year 3 options include Signals and Electronic Systems Design, Communications Engineering, Modelling and Data Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering, Control Engineering, Engineering Design and Analysis or Signals and Electronic Systems.

Year 4

Core: Honours Project, Digital Signal Processing. Typical year 4 options include Intelligent Robotics and Mechatronics, Digital Design and Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, System Level Design, Engineering Design and Analysis, Computer Aided Design or Control Engineering

Year 5

Core: MEng Team Project. Typical year 5 options include Digital Communications, Real Time DSP, Embedded Systems Applications, Image Processing and Machine Vision, Optical Communications, Simulation of Computer Networks, Wireless and Mobile Communications Systems, Control Systems, Industrial Communications and Networks or Condition Monitoring.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21


Mode of study


Start date




Full Time
5 Years
Aug 2020
Multiple Locations
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
MEng Full Time 5 Years Aug 2020 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

SQA Higher: BB or equivalent must include maths or a science subject

Please note: Pathway courses are for Scottish domiciled applicants only


You can progress to Year 3 of the masters degree course with a 30 Credit HND Electronics or HND Electrical Engineering with a minimum B in both graded unit/s. The HND must also include Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3,4 and 5 HN units.

English language criteria

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

College-based: tbc
GCU-based: £1,820*

*Scottish and EU student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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The Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at GCU is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Students will be assessed via a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations, case study analysis, reports and the final dissertation.