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Aston University, Birmingham

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H600

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Including GCE A Level Mathematics and a Physics Physical Science or technology A level (Physics, Electronics, Computer Science) both at Grade B (including passing the relevant practical element).

Access to HE Diploma

D:35,M:10,P:0

Please email Admissions Team to check your ACCESS into Engineering course eligibility.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

achieving 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics. Including Higher Level (HL) in Mathematics and Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*DD

Minimum of 13 Distinctions from 18 Units. Distinction (D) grade in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technician units within your BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering. GCSE grade C/4 in English.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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

84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Our BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We will provide you with the analytical skills, design expertise and flexibility required to adapt to and master rapidly evolving technologies. The fundamental principles of the field such as digital and analogue electronics, computing, mathematics and project management will be covered at the beginning of the course. You will then be able to specialise in your areas of interest by selecting from a range of options including digital system design, telecommunications systems, optoelectronics and signal processing before embarking in the final year on an extensive design project of your own choosing.Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand. Some of our recent graduates are currently commanding high salaries working in government, the public sector and private industry, for employers such as: Olympus, Corus, HSBC, Oxford University, Hewlett Packard, Cogent Defence, BAE Systems, Npower, Siemens, Orange, Vodafone, QinetiQ, National Grid, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Cars and Microsoft. Our courses have been developed in collaboration with electronics professionals in a wide range of sectors to give a broad but industrially relevant degree. Key course benefits:- Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)- Electronic & Electrical Engineering ranked 27th out of 77 institutions in the UK (2017 Guardian League Table)- Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 12th out of 69 institutions for Graduate Prospects in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide- Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.

Modules

The first two years of the MEng are taught alongside the BEng degree. Starting with the basic principles of analogue, digital and programmable electronic systems, you will rapidly develop the analytical skills to understand and begin designing electrical circuits and systems. You will also take courses in computing and mathematics. Project work encourages you to develop skills in team working, business and communications. In Year 2 you will study digital and programmable systems, communication systems, electronic systems and electrical systems in more depth. A themed design project and business course will enable you to develop your professional design and management skills. By taking additional modules after the end of the second year, you can incorporate the placement within a 4-year course. The final two years allow you to develop your skills in engineering and engineering management to a much greater depth and gain important experience working on an engineering placement.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Engineering and Applied Science

TEF rating:

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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.

77%
med
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

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Electrical and electronic 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

£32k

£32k

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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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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