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Glasgow Caledonian University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H611

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C

Considered on an individual basis but must include Maths and Physics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

must include Maths and Physics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H3,H3

including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2

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

MMM

For Year 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM For Year 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at DDM

Scottish HND

Pass

HND Electronics/Electrical Engineering and must include Maths for Engineering Units part 1, 2 and 3 or Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with B in the Graded Units Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Mathematics for Engineering Mathematics 5.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C

UCAS Tariff

104-114

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

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Electrical engineering

Electronic engineering

From digital audio/video systems to wireless sensor networks, the internet of things, and from engine management systems in automotive environments to renewable energy, electrical and electronic engineers have been responsible for the designs to allow these technological advancements. Rapid advancements in communications, sensor technologies, robotics, and high-speed electronics, combined with newer technologies such as machine learning and computer vision will continue to revolutionise the world we live in. Our programmes allow you to take your place in the fast-paced world of electrical and electronic systems design.Our programmes allow you to gain the essential knowledge and experience to create products and systems with electronics and communication technologies at their heart with the Digital Systems and Telecommunications route, or to branch into the electronic control of mechanical and intelligent robotic systems with the Mechatronics route. A common first year provides students the opportunity to develop key electrical and electronic skills and gain a sufficient understanding of the available specialist areas, before proceeding in their chosen route. Wherever possible we employ hands-on project work to develop practical and problem-solving skills. In the final year students undertake a major individual project that is either linked to research work within the department e.g. condition monitoring in power systems, computer vision on improved next generation wireless networks, or, potentially, projects based on industry relevant design activity e.g. motor control hardware and software to propel and steer an intelligent car or sensor design for next generation Internet of Things. Subject to satisfactory performance it is possible to continue onto the technically deeper MEng route.

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
£1,820
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

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.

80%
med
Electrical engineering
80%
med
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

88%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Engineering professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Design occupations
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 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.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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