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
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BB or equivalent (incl Maths or a Science

Progression criteria Progress to year three of the MEng course with a 30 Credit HND Electronics/Electrical Engineering - graded units A (incl Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 HN units) Students who cannot achieve As can progress to the BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering course if the Engineering Mathematics requirement is met

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

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

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.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

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

Tuition fees 2020/21

College-based: This information will be available from the college itself
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.

Additional costs

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.

View additional costs


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 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

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.