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Brunel University London

Electronic and Computer Engineering (with professional development)

UCAS Code: HG6L
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Computer science
  • Human Resource Management
Student score
74% MED
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% employed or in further study
96% MED
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Average graduate salary
£26.9k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

ABB including A-Level Mathematics AND a Science or Engineering subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-ABB

ABB to include Mathematics AND a Science or Engineering subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Distinction Distinction in a relevant subject with an A-Level grade A in Maths.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Distinction in a relevant subject with A Level grades AB including Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD*

Distinction* Distinction Distinction in a relevant subject including Distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Distinction in either Electrical or Electronic Principles.

International Baccalaureate
31

6 in Mathematics at Higher Level and 6 in a Science or Engineering subject at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

100%

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

ECE at Brunel is one of the largest disciplines in the university with over 40 full-time academic staff and extensive teaching and research portfolios. Despite its size, our department maintains a friendly community atmosphere between students and staff. Our recent National Student Survey (NSS) results consistently reflect the positive learning experience of our students and the high level of satisfaction with our academic provision. Developed in response to the needs of industry, our degree courses will give you advanced level knowledge and skills in the design of complex electronic, microelectronic and computer systems. Our teaching is research-led and we have strong links with the world of industry which benefit our students when it comes to placements and helpful contacts. The department has five research centres focusing on telecommunications, sensors and instrumentation, sustainable energy and systems, our research findings and expertise feeding directly back into the modules we teach. Brunelâ??s geographical proximity to the highest concentration of the UKâ??s information engineering and telecommunications industry â?? in London and along the M4 corridor â?? means our network of potential work placement contacts is second to none.

Modules

Level 1 Core: Digital systems and microprocessors; devices and circuits; level 1 workshop; problem solving and programming; electrical engineering mathematics; engineering science, systems and society. Level 2 Core: Computer architecture and interfacing; digital systems design and reliability engineering; electronic systems; object oriented systems programming; signals and systems; engineering group design project; management. Level 3: Optional Work placement.. (for thick-sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Individual project and project management; advanced devices and electronic systems design; multimedia digital signal processing; advanced digital systems. Options: (choose one) Software engineering and technology; control systems; distributed systems and computing. Level 5 Core: Innovation, business and enterprise for engineers; embedded systems engineering; major group project. Options: (choose three) Data communication; computer networks; digital VLSI design; network design and management; advanced multimedia processing; intelligent signal processing; optical satellite and mobile communications.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

41%
59%

Year 2

2%
98%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

27%
73%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
38%
7%

Year 1

58%
30%
12%

Year 2

90%
10%

Year 3

52%
43%
5%

Year 4

36%
56%
8%

Year 5

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 79%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
18% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
344 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26.9k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology technicians

7%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

48%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
88% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No employment commentary for this subject
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