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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.

Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering or Engineering Science and Maths with 45 credits at level 3. All Maths and Science units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

to include M2 in Maths and grade M2 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language (or grade B/5 in English Literature) and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths (Analysis and Approaches) and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Computer Science or Design and Technology.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

including H2 in Mathematics and H2 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinction in Further Mechanical or Further Electrical Principles and A level Maths at grade B.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles modules

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

DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinction in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and A Level Maths at grade B.

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

D

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths and Grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.

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

D*DD

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include grade B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science or Design and Technology

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

including B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng degree is a modern course that has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to design electronic and electrical systems for the next generation.

The first year is common to all our engineering students. You will share modules and this gives you the opportunity to learn more about different branches of engineering science. You'll also gain a better understanding of the connections between various engineering fields, its multi interdisciplinary nature and how you can choose your future employment.

You will be introduced to electronic engineering and gain deep knowledge of electronics and electrical systems. You’ll learn about electronic systems, and electrical engineering and sustainability, and then progress to advanced electronics. In your final year, you can choose specialist subjects like robotics and control systems, embedded systems and intelligent systems.

Access is available to modern technical facilities including computer, electronics, and power and control laboratories where you’ll work on your experiments. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters.

Brunel's BEng electronic and electrical engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This professional engineering institution ensures that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited BEng degree in electronic and electrical engineering can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The BEng degree meets the educational requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You may wish to transfer to the MEng route of study at the end of your second year, subject to meeting the progression requirement. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and involves a further year of academic study.

The BEng course in electronic and electrical engineering also offers pathways where you can specialise in either artificial intelligence, communication systems, computer systems, or energy systems.

An electronic and electrical engineering degree from Brunel will give you the design, analytical and creative skills to play a leading role in the dynamic and rapidly expanding technological industries.

Brunel’s closeness to the highest concentration of the UK’s electronics engineering and telecommunications industry – in London and along the M4 corridor – means our placement and careers network is second to none.

Our graduates have gone on to work for high-profile companies including IBM, Intel, Mercedes, Microsoft, National Grid and Siemens.

Electronic and electrical engineering offers varied careers paths in a fast-growing professional field. A degree in electronic and electrical engineering will set you up with the knowledge and skills to work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering.

Modules

Year 1
Electronic Devices and Systems
Engineering Mathematics and Programming
Engineering Mechanics and Materials
Engineering Methods
Engineering Practice
Engineering Systems and Energy

Year 2
Communication Systems
Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Sustainability
Electronic Systems
Microcontroller Group Design Project
Professional Practices and Business for Engineers
Signals and Systems

Year 3
Compulsory:
Advanced Electronics
Individual Project
Optional:
Artificial Intelligent Systems
Digital Communication Systems
Embedded Systems
Multimedia Digital Signal Processing
Robotics and Control Systems
Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,855
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Electronic and Computer Engineering

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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.

83%
med
Electrical and 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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

83%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
27%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

Electronic & electrical 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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Engineering professionals
36%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

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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