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De Montfort University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng

UCAS Code: H600

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C

A-Level Maths or Physics at C or above

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Designed in close consultation with industry, this specialist degree has been created to address the increasing demand for qualified engineers. The course content is based heavily on our successful Electronic Engineering BEng, with the added benefit of enabling students to choose an area, or 'stream', to specialise in during their final year. Students can also chose to study for an integrated masters and qualify with an MEng, this additional year of study allows you to further develop your expert skills in your area of interest.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course provides a solid foundation in the science of electrical and electronic engineering in the first two years. After an optional placement year, you can choose to pursue either Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Power Electronics and Systems Integration or Electronic Engineering, and will study the corresponding specialist modules.

Students graduate with the skills and experience required to work in a number of industries, including power distribution and generation, power electronics, electronic product design, signal processing and electrical power transmission and distribution. 92.90% of Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.

Modules

First year modules
• Engineering Mathematics
• Principles of Engineering Design
• Mechanical Principles
• Electrical Principles
• CAD and Programming
Second year modules
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics
• Control and Instrumentation
• Electromagnetism
• Applied Electronics
• Project Management
• Embedded Systems and Drives
Third year modules
• Individual Project
• Advanced Digital Design
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING STREAM
• Signal Processing
• Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
POWER ELECTRONICS AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION STREAM
• Power Electronics and Generation
• Systems Integration
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING STREAM
• Communication Networks
• Mobile Communications
Fourth year modules
• Group Project
• Business Management, Society, Accounting and Ethics
SPECIALIST MODULES:
• Control and Instrumentation
• Advanced Power Networks

Assessment methods

The course is taught by experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career.
Student-centred learning takes place through research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments as well as practical work-based exercises for development of skills and competence.
Coursework components are largely laboratory-based and use assessment methods ranging from traditional formal reports, to group exercises assessed by logbook, oral examination and directed independent study.
In the first year as part of the Principles of Engineering Design module, students take part in a group design project involving the design and construction of a machine to a set specification. Where possible, this is also assessed part way through the year by a presentation made to a practising Project Manager from local industry.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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.

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