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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

including Level 3 Maths or Physics.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

The continuing rapid expansion of technology calls for highly qualified and skilled electronic and electrical engineers. Studying electrical and electronic engineering will prepare you for a vast range of exciting careers, equipping you with technical engineering skills as well as technology, communication and design expertise.

On this practical, hands-on degree you’ll use our on-site advanced facilities to help prepare you for the demands of working in this industry.

Using our computer-aided design (CAD), electronics and engineering laboratories you’ll be trained industry-standard software packages to equip you with all technical skills you’ll need.

You will investigate the theory of electrical and electronic engineering and then put your learning into practice, developing skills in CAD, computer application, business management and project management.

You’ll discover specialist topics you will study include analogue and digital electronics, software design, digital signal processing, control engineering, microprocessors, radio systems and industrial control systems.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

The level 4 modules are common to both the electrical and electronic programmes, these modules will lay the foundations for the rest of your degree programme and will equip you with the core theoretical and practical skills you will need to successfully complete the remaining years of study.

MODULES

Mechanical Science
Electrical Science
Laboratory Methods and Materials
Engineering Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice
Analogue and Digital Electronics

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

In this year you will specialise in your chosen route. You will study a combination of core modules and either the electrical or electronic modules at level 5, depending on your chosen route of study.

MODULES

Business and Research Development
Further Engineering Mathematics
Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering

Electronic Optional

Embedded Systems Design
RF and Microwave Engineering
Signals and Systems Modelling and Simulation
Applied Analogue and Digital Electronics

Electrical Optional

Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs)
Electrical Machines
Electrical Power Engineering

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

The focus of your final year will be your supervised engineering project. This will give you the opportunity to showcase the engineering skills that you’ve developed in years 1 and 2. The rest of the level 6 credits for your final year will comprise of either electrical or electronic modules, depending on your chosen route of study.

MODULES

Electronics, Design, and Testing
Inter-professional Studies in Engineering
Individual Project (Honours)
Individual Project (Ordinary)
Industrial Placement

Electronic Optional

Communications Engineering
Signal Processing and Digital Control

Electrical Optional

Power Electronics and Electric Drives
Plant and Maintenance Systems Analysis

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Glynd?r University engineering courses are assessed by a range of methods including assignments, laboratory experiments, case studies, CAD and formal examinations. A combination of these will form the basis of your assessment. There are no formal examinations on the first year of the honours degrees.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
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.

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