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Plymouth University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H604
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
70% LOW
% employed or in further study
89% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics at grade C and Any subject related to the course at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Engineering/Science/Technology BTEC. To include Merit in Maths as a core module.

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
30

30 points including 4 in Mathematics and 4 in a second relevant subject at Higher Level. English accepted within.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

87%

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

â?¢ Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) and meet the educational requirements for becoming a chartered engineer (CEng). â?¢ Draw on our strong industry links and benefit from industry participation in course development, delivery and project sponsorship. â?¢ Take advantage of our flexible course, allowing you to switch between electronics and robotics until your final year, as your interests develop. â?¢ Benefit from free IET membership (while at University) as the University is an IET Academic Partner. â?¢ Take part in our final year student project open day, showcasing the excellence of the engineering skills development and the high levels of achievement of our undergraduates, with many industrially sponsored prizes awarded. â?¢ Balance laboratory sessions with hands-on practical experiences throughout the course. â?¢ Develop your skills, with opportunities throughout your degree to build and program embedded systems, advanced mobile communications devices, and solar power systems. â?¢ Hone your expertise in your final year project, offering you a chance to design and develop an original system or device on the theme of your choice. â?¢ Demonstrate your abilities to future employers with your final year project. Many of our graduates quote this aspect as having helped them get a good job. â?¢ Access one of the largest undergraduate laboratory spaces in the country, which you can use to further your own understanding of communications/electronics/renewable energy technologies. â?¢ Receive an Apple iPad mini to support your learning. â?¢ Transfer to MEng is possible after the first or second year following the demonstration of excellent overall achievement.

Modules

Stages 1 and 2: Subjects include: electrical, electronic and communication principles; analogue and digital electronics; r.f. circuit design; microprocessors and software; power electronics; control and a design project. Options in business studies and European languages. Stage 3: Individual project; operations management. Subjects include: electronic information engineering; electronic variable speed drives; robotics and control systems; digital signal processing; power supplies. Optional industrial placement year.

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
46%
54%

Year 1

41%
58%
1%

Year 2

39%
61%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
52%

Year 1

62%
38%

Year 2

43%
54%
3%

Year 3

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 69%
Student score 70% LOW
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

40%

Staff are good at explaining things

69%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
6% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
312 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 89% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

50%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

5%

Graduates who are electrical and electronic trades

5%

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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