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Oxford Brookes University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Solihull College)

UCAS Code: H600

Foundation Degree in Engineering - FdEng

Entry requirements


A-level Maths or Physics required

A discipline related to Engineering

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About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

The course has been developed to meet the industry's increasing demand for employees with the right vocational knowledge and skills, and with the independence to add value to organisations. Graduates from the programme will have a wider and deeper range of skills that will help them progress in the workplace or to continue their studies to a higher-level degree course. The aim of the FdEng is to provide a rational, structured and coherent programme of study that offers an alternative pathway to well-motivated individuals. It is relevant to the needs of employers, facilitates continued professional development and benefits the regional economy as well as potentially offering an opportunity for growth in Higher Education.

Modules

Students graduating with this FdEng award will be confident practitioners in Engineering with the knowledge and ability to apply current technology to existing products & designs as well as developing new ones. They will have a sound understanding of engineering principles and the skills necessary to communicate them to others and develop them into finished products that meet customer expectations and agreed specifications. Within this skill set will be the ability to reflect on their own work to evaluate what worked, what can be improved and how the overall process can be changed for the better.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,570
per year
England
£7,570
per year
EU
£7,570
per year
International
£9,270
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,570
per year
Scotland
£7,570
per year
Wales
£7,570
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Solihull College

Department:

Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Engineering professionals
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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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