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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year and Optional Year in Industry)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-88

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

**Optional year in industry**: The year in industry option will help you gain valuable work experience which will help you enhance your graduate employability prospects. During your placement you develop transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, self-reliance and commercial awareness. At the end of your work placement you return to complete your degree and prepare to enter employment with improved confidence.

Our work placement officer and the University’s careers service are available to help you find and apply for your work placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking.

**Course overview**: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for year one entry. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. The course embraces a broad spectrum of electrical and electronic engineering activities ranging from digital electronics and communications to electrical machines and power distribution. The broad base enables you to gain employment in a wide range of sectors but is particularly useful for employment in power generation, transmission and distribution, electronic design and manufacture or communications industries. There is also the opportunity to enter the field of sustainable and renewable energies through infrastructure and transport-related disciplines. The course is built around disciplines such as analogue and digital electronics (including microprocessors), control systems, communications systems, electrical machines and power systems to produce graduates with the skills and experience to analyse complex problems relevant to electrical and electronic engineering.

**After the course**: In addition to developing your technical knowledge to work as an electrical engineer, the course develops your skills in report writing, presentations and collaborative working which are all essential in an engineering career. Electrical and electronic engineers find employment in almost every sector of modern industry, including power generation, transmission and distribution, manufacturing, aerospace, communications, electronic circuit design and many others. Graduates from this programme have been successful in gaining graduate engineering roles at Nissan, EDF, Mott McDonald, WSP, Northern Powergrid, MBDA, Hitachi, GSK and many others.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

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.

68%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

63%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£16,835
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Engineering professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Other elementary services occupations

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

£30k

£30k

£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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Lower entry requirements
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