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Anglia Ruskin University

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H602
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade E or above.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted, related subjects are preferred. 104 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted, related subjects are preferred.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

Maths or Science is preferred.

UCAS tariff points

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Mathematics at grade E or above.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modern life depends on electronics; from industry to the iPhone, they’re everywhere. In lectures and in our labs, you’ll learn to design, simulate and build a wide variety of electronic systems. Our course is CEng accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, and meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. It's been validated to include an optional placement year in industry. Our course will give you detailed knowledge of a branch of technology which is absolutely vital to our modern lifestyle. It will prepare you for a career at the cutting edge of technology development. You’ll focus on the central topics in electronics while learning to design and build electronic systems. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop certain skills in more detail to specialise on an area of interest. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics laboratories, with support and guidance from our in-house team of technical experts. We use industry-standard software including the Xilinx ISE digital systems design software and National Instruments’ Multisim and Labview System Design Software and hardware platforms that feature the latest all programmable Zynq SoC FPGA circuits and ARM microcontrollers. You’ll also use a wide range of central computing and media facilities. By the time you graduate, you’ll be a creative problem-solver and be able to design systems and components. You’ll also be able to consider the social, environmental and economic implications of different aspects of electronics. All our students have the option of doing a year-long placement in industry between Year 2 and Year 3. This programme is CEng accredited by the IET and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.


Year one, core modules Analogue Electronics Core Technology Digital Electronics Introduction to Microprocessors Mathematics for Technology 1 Embedded Systems Computer Modelling Year two, core modules Data Communications Design Methods and Technology Project Electronic Circuits Mathematics for Technology 2 Microprocessor Systems Design Year two, optional modules Signals and Signal Processing Data Acquisition Systems Year three, core modules Digital Systems and Power Control Microelectronic Systems Design Signals and Control Systems Final Project Digital Signal Processing

Anglia Ruskin University

Lord Ashcroft Building

Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
48% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
260 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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