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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Integrated Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,C,C

DDD with Maths and Physics at A or AS-level otherwise CCC. General Studies excluded.

Access to HE Diploma exceeds entry requirements so may be considered for BEng/MEng.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Must include two subjects at Higher Level, one to be Mathematics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H5,H5,H5

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

96-72

72 UCAS tariff points with Maths and Physics at A or AS-level otherwise 96 points.

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 | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Electronic engineering

Electrical engineering

With an extra year of integrated study at foundation level, this course opens up opportunities in engineering if you do not hold the required scientific A-levels or equivalent qualifications, are changing career, or returning to study.

The foundation year gives you the support, knowledge and skills you need. On successful completion of the foundation year, you can progress directly to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng(Hons).

Our accredited course will prepare you for a career as a skilled electrical engineer. We work with industry experts and our accrediting bodies to ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace.

You’ll explore the theory, design and application of electronic systems, studying topics including analogue electronics and communications, digital system design, product innovation and management, and high voltage power, distribution and utilisation.

Working with other engineering specialists on challenging and rewarding projects, gives you experience that mirrors industry. Placements and guest lectures from industry provide professional insight and networking opportunities.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially meeting the educational requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) status.

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
£13,842
per year
International
£13,842
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:

Brighton

Department:

School of Architecture, Technology and 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.

52%
low
Electronic engineering
52%
low
Electrical 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

57%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

57%
Library resources
62%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
14%
Science, engineering and production technicians
7%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

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

£30k

£30k

£34k

£34k

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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