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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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 | 2022

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a course which was developed in direct response to a need in industry for qualified engineers who have particular skills in the fields this course focuses on. 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 in the 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. 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 chose to pursue either Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Power Electronics and Systems Integration or Electronic Engineering, and will study the corresponding specialist modules. 92.90 per cent 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

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of 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

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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.

50%
low
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

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
56%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
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

69%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

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
48%
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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£26k

£26k

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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