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Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry (Year 3 out)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Mathematics and one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, and Thinking Skills.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:9,P:6

in Engineering or Science with at least 30 credits at distinction level to include all maths units (must include calculus) and at least 12 credits of science units. For the remaining 15 credits, 9 should be at least at merit level. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

including Mathematics and one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Biology. Excluding Global Perspectives and Research

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches and 6 in one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Biology at Higher Level. including 6 in Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level only and 6 in one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Biology at Higher Level. Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at Standard Level is not accepted.

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

DD

in an Engineering subject, module requirements apply. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level Mathematics grade A. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

D

in an Engineering or Science subject, module requirements apply. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grades AA, including Mathematics. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

DDD

in an Engineering subject, module requirements apply. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including Mathematics and one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Biology. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Higher grades AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Biology.

A level mathematics also required. For applicants with T Level qualifications without A level mathematics the Foundation Year (H100) is recommended

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grades AA in Mathematics and one of Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Biology.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2023

Subject

Electronic engineering

Electronic engineers design, develop, test, and oversee the creation of anything from drones and electric cars to the technology in smartphones, sat navs and systems in hospitals.

Our course offers you many different ways to develop your understanding of electronics. You'll work on lab-based projects, work individually and in small teams. You'll learn to project manage and bring your technical knowledge to problem solve different situations.

You will spend year three in industry. You can apply for placements available to students on your course or can agree your own placement with an appropriate company. During your industrial year, you remain fully registered with the University, with regular meetings with your tutor.

With the ever-changing developments in technology, you will graduate with the confidence to create, understand and develop electrical control systems of the future.

All our electrical and electronic courses have the same content in year one and two so by year three, you can choose to specialise in the topics that interest you.

Our five-year MEng course is the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. It will give you a deeper understanding of the role of electrical engineering compared to our BEng course.

Modules

All students follow a common programme in year one and you will study topics such as computer engineering, engineering mathematics, power and energy and information and systems. In year two, you will develop your design skills through a variety of lab based subjects. Modules include electrical energy conditioning and control, electronic processing and communications and practical engineering design solutions. The industrial placement is completed in your third year. Year four core topics include advanced engineering mathematics, analogue electronics and integrated circuits and systems, as well as a range of optional modules. In your final year you will undertake an individual project and study state-of-the-the-art technologies. In many cases this project contributes to the major industrially related programmes undertaken by research groups within the department.

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
£26,500
per year
International
£26,500
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:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Electrical and Electronic 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.

83%
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

80%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
18%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£37k

£37k

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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