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Aston University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H600
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
55% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB Mathematics at grade B and (Physical Science at grade B or Electronics at grade B or Computing at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BBBBB Mathematics and (Physical Science or Electronics).

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Subject relevant in Diploma

International Baccalaureate
32

Incuding Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

82%

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

£9,250

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

The BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme will provide you with the analytical skills, design expertise and flexibility required to adapt to and master rapidly evolving technologies. You will begin by covering the fundamental principles of the field such as digital and analogue electronics, computing, mathematics and project management. Extensive laboratory based practical work is fully integrated with the lecture material throughout the course to help reinforce theory with experience.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Computing for electronic engineers; digital and analogue electronics; electric circuit theory; introduction to electrical power ; engineering projects and entrepreneurship; physical principles; electrical systems engineering; transition mathematics for engineers; mathematics for first year engineers. Year 2: Core modules: Digital and programmable systems; communications systems engineering; electronic systems analysis; electrical systems engineering; engineering design project ; analogue electronics; the professional engineer; instrumentation. Year 3: Optional placement year. Final Year: Core modules: Individual final year project; digital systems design. Optional modules: Digital transmission; sustainability project; internetworking; optical communications systems; radio systems and pc networks; optoelectronics; digital systems architecture; digital signal processing; project management; wireless sensor networks; innovation management; energy efficiency; electroheat; network product development; electronic control systems.

Aston University

Lakeside residences

At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
44%
56%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

58%
42%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
35%
10%

Year 1

44%
44%
12%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

16%
76%
8%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 58%
Student score 55% LOW
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

58%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

67%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

8%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

46%

Graduates who are electrical and electronic trades

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. 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 oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. 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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