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Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with placement year)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB including Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics. Practical Science required

Not accepted - Foundation entry only.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL) including HL Maths and either Computer Science or Physics at HL

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

Grades Distinction Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering plus grades BB from 2 A Levels. A Level subjects: All offers include Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics. BTEC subjects include Computing, Electrical/Electronic or Engineering

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

D

Grade Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering plus Grades AB from two A Levels. A Level subjects: All offers include Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics. BTEC subjects include Computing, Electrical/Electronic or Engineering

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

D*DD

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade B. A Level subjects: All offers include Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics. BTEC subjects include Computing, Electrical/Electronic or Engineering

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics or Physics, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is integral to and embedded in the smooth functioning of our everyday lives.

From mobile phones and computing, through to household gadgets, healthcare equipment, automotive and aerospace technology, renewables and transport infrastructure, defence and utility provision, it is impossible to imagine a world without electricity and electronics. A modern integrated circuit may contain several billion miniaturised transistors in a few square centimetres and is capable of doing the most extraordinary things.

Our long-established, Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is very well regarded by employers. This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the subjects required to invent, design, apply and integrate electrical and electronic components and systems in a range of different industrial sectors.

**What's the difference between MEng and BEng?**
The structure of the first two years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with engineering and electrical science core skills, combined with electronic digital systems and programming modules. The application of engineering and electrical science shared with the solution of industrial problems is a strong theme throughout the courses.

The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng course in the third and fourth academic years, providing enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management and application of management theory.

Students studying on the BEng course may have opportunity to change to the MEng course if their performance in the first and second year is sufficiently strong.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessment methods.

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester.

Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career.

The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,700
per year
International
£25,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with placement year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as Career Research and Development (CRAC) and Engineering Opportunities.

Students studying any of the School’s degree courses and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service may be eligible for financial support under the Defence STEM Undergraduate Scheme.

We are a member of the IET's Power Academy, and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, both engineering scholarship funds supporting undergraduate students in electrical, electronic and power engineering at leading UK universities. The UKESF Scholarship Scheme connects undergraduates to leading employers in the Electronics sector and provides an annual bursary, paid summer work placements and a paid-for residential workshop. We also broker a range of sponsored places from leading companies such as BAE Systems, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Jaguar Land Rover.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing 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.

88%
high
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

90%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Senior officers in protective 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.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£40k

£40k

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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