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Loughborough University

Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: H650
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including Maths and at least one science subject. Practical Science required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority A/B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at AB in Maths and a Science subject

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB in Maths and a Science subject, plus Highers at majority A/B grades Any Science subject and Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DDD overall, Distinction in all maths modules and to include A-level Maths at Grade B

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL or 6 at SL in Maths and 5 at HL or 6 at SL in a science subject

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

86%

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 School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Loughborough has an excellent reputation for student satisfaction and graduate prospects. They are ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015 and 93% of their graduates are in employment or undertaking further study within six months of leaving with an average starting salary of over £29,000 (DLHE 2014). Systems engineers lie at the heart of most engineering. It is a structured and comprehensive approach to solving todayâ??s complex technical challenges. This course is designed to create graduates with the ability to design and manage complex engineering projects maximising efficiency, performance and safety whilst minimising costs. Systems Engineers are an integral part of many key industries including automotive and aerospace, medicine, defence, transport and manufacturing. You will learn the key skills required by a systems engineer including mathematics, electronics, computing, control and dynamics. In addition, there is a wide choice of optional modules allowing you to pursue particular strengths or interests, such as business and management, design and ergonomics, communications or renewable energy. This course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering Technology, the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Modules

Year 1: electromagnetism; signals and systems; mathematics; circuits; electronics; systems thinking; programming; software design. Year 2: control system design; engineering mechanics; aircraft design; systems integration; systems methods; mathematics; plus one options. Year 3:Industrial placement. Year 4: human factors in systems design; materials properties and applications; systems engineering applications theory; individual project; plus three options.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
51%
47%
2%

Year 1

53%
29%
18%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

41%
45%
14%

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 90%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
11% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
374 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

39%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

22%

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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