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Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include grade C in Mathematics and grade B in a Science subject. Excluding General Studies.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 24 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 21 L3 credits at Merit Grade. This must include 12 L3 credits in Maths at pass Grade and 12 L3 credits at Merit Grade or above in another Science subject. Please also see our GCSE requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Applicants will be considered with IB 26 OR 544 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 4 in HL Maths and another Science subject at HL 5.

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

DMM

Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without a GCE AL maths and science subjects - Construction and the Built Environment, Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Mathematics at Grade C and another Science subject at Grade B required

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

Mathematics at Grade C and another Science subject at Grade B required

UCAS Tariff

104-129

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Electronic engineering

The BEng Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year has been designed explicitly for this purpose, to support UK students from Widening Participation backgrounds wishing to study Electronic Engineering:

- It covers the core mathematics required to successfully complete an Engineering degree programme at the University of Exeter

- You’ll be learning in a friendly and structured environment and will be supported academically and personally as you prepare to study an Engineering undergraduate degree

- Provided you achieve the specific progression criteria, you will progress into Year 1 of the BEng Engineering programme, or Year 1 of the Civil, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering programmes which have a Foundation Year

- Depending upon the qualifications you’ve gained prior to beginning the Foundation programme it may be possible to transfer to an undergraduate programme in Mathematics, Natural Sciences or Physics which have a foundation year and provided you meet the entry requirements for that programme.

- International students looking for a foundation course, please visit our INTO page.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

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.

91%
high
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
49%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

76%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
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?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

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
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Engineering professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

£35k

£35k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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