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Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Must include A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum. A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.

128 UCAS points Must include A-level mathematics at grade C or above A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent level 3 qualifications

Pass overall in an Engineering Access to Higher Education Diploma with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, including a minimum of 15 credits at Merit or Distinction with 9 credits of these credits from Mathematics units and 6 credits in Science units.

128 UCAS points Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) to achieve a total of 128 UCAS tariff points You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above Equivalent level 2 qualifications can be accepted Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment Acceptable equivalent:- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Key Skills level 2 - Application of numbers and Communication Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - grade 2

HNC (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 May be considered for advanced entry subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of Level 4. A transcript will be required. Must be in an Engineering related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 May be considered for advanced entry subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of Level 4. A transcript will be required. Must be in an Engineering related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Obtain a minimum of 32 points overall with grade 5 in Mathematics (Higher level) and pass one of the following subjects from Group 4 at Higher Level (Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology, Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 128 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. Mathematics must be at Higher Level. This must include English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1)

See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Must be in Engineering A minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit is required

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM

Must be in Engineering A minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit is required

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must be in Engineering A minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit is required

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians or Calculus unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers including mathematics or from a combination of two Advanced Highers including mathematics plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades BCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include Maths at Advanced Higher or Higher

UCAS Tariff

128

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

128 UCAS points Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Electronic engineering

**We have been ranked Top 25 in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Guardian League Table 2021).**

Do you want to work at the forefront of industry? Our BEng (Hons) / MEng Electronic Engineering course will teach you a broad range of skills, helping you to become a rounded electrical engineer. Throughout your degree study, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art technology and resources.

**What's covered in the course?**

The Electronic Engineering MEng will give you an understanding of the social, commercial, legal, ethical, economic and environmental factors associated with engineering, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the science and mathematics associated with the discipline. Develop the key transferable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our competitions, such as the annual Engineering Show, which includes the international micro-mouse competition, gives you the opportunity to participate in a range of competitions centred on autonomous and non-autonomous robotic vehicles.

Our courses focus on project-based activities, giving you lots of opportunity to work in teams on projects from design to implementation. This will give you practical experience of applying engineering science to real world problems, working in multidisciplinary teams to develop your interpersonal skills, and prepare you for a key aspect of modern engineering practice.

Some of our former graduates have progressed into roles within companies such as UTC Aerospace and Vector GB.

**Why Choose Us?**

- Accredited course - This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

- State-of-the-art facilities - You will be based at our Millennium Point campus in City Centre, where our facilities have undergone a £6.5 million investment with a new maker area, engineering labs/equipment and IT equipment to provide you with the very best learning experience. You will also use our industry-standard equipment and resources, including rapid prototyping, laser-cutting and CNC machining.

- Conceive Design Implement Operate (CDIO) Initiative – Work in groups and undertake project-based challenges to enhance your employability opportunities and skill set.

- Employable graduates - Our graduates have progressed into roles with companies such as UTC Aerospace and Vector GB.

- Events and Expos – We host events including Global Game Jam, TechFest, and InnovationFest enabling you to build and design your own creations, as well as gain vital organisational experience.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Millennium Point Campus

Department:

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
61%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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