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Staffordshire University

Electrical and Electronic Technology

UCAS Code: H564

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

100

Ideally completed a Level 3 course, for example BTEC National Diploma or Certificate, Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or be a mature student with relevant experience. The minimum entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:- 100 UCAS points with 80 points from at least one A Level, 20 points may come from Key Skills, AS or other units; BTEC Diploma or Certificate; Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship; Advanced GNVQ at pass grade. Accreditation may be given for prior learning or relevant work experience for mature learners. Entry requirements include GCSEs for English and maths at grade C or above however equivalent qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration. Applicants without GCSEs will be required to complete initial assessments. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Motivation and commitment will be considered alongside academic qualifications.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Industry now has different expectations of its employees. Engineers and technologists have to operate in a wider marketplace than they did 20 years ago. The abundance of computer software and hardware available to the engineer has altered their job function tremendously. Industry has also taken the role of the engineer and technologist and altered it to a multidisciplinary career spanning the physical sciences, mathematics, information technology and management.

Electrical and electronic technology has been developed to produce technologists who can operate in this fast changing environment. This course fosters the use of the computer as a tool and the development of transferable skills, which are of paramount importance in industry today. The awards recognise the importance of a strong understanding of background knowledge and the breadth and depth of technical knowledge appropriate to each route.

This Top-up Degree offers the mix of skills and knowledge that employers and professional bodies are looking for through its distinctive blend of vocational, professional and academic components. Work-based learning is fundamental to these degrees.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,500
per year
England
£6,500
per year
EU
£6,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

£19,240
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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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