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Electronic and Computer Engineering including a Foundation Year (4 years)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification and grade C or 4 in Physics/General Science GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

overall or 12 points from three HL subjects.

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be Merit, Merit, Pass.

Applications are individually considered by the Admissions Officer

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electronics and computing are two key growth areas for the technology industry, both making spectacular advances and impacting modern life beyond recognition. Studying Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kent will allow you to be part of this revolution and to gain the knowledge and skills to make your own mark in this exciting field. The combination of electronic engineering skills with advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software will prepare you for creating the systems of the future. This course will teach many exciting topics like robotics/mechatronics, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence, as well as prepare you with soft skills like creativity, entrepreneurship and team working. We base our courses on leading-edge research, which is vital in a field that advances at such a fast pace. We provide you with the skills you need to showcase your creativity. Our graduates with specialist skills in electronic and computer engineering are prepared for the complexities of modern technology and well equipped for professional careers in development, research and production in industry and universities. We have strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Our visiting industrial professors contribute a strong industrial relevance of our courses and therefore students graduate with excellent career prospects.

The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our 3-year Engineering degrees.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Kent scored 90% overall and 89% for research intensity in The Complete University Guide 2021. For graduate prospects, Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Kent scored 86% in The Complete University Guide 2021. Over 94% of Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates who responded to the most recent national survey of graduate destinations were in work or further study within six months (DLHE, 2017). We recently celebrated over 30 years’ continuous accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of Engineering and Digital Arts

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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.

76%
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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
85%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
C

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
97%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Engineering professionals
37%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
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.

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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