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Queen's University Belfast

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: H605

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including Mathematics and Physics (preferred)/Further Mathematics/Technology & Design/Biology/Chemistry/Electronics. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Successful completion of IBD with 34 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Including grades H2 H3 in Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology.

Applicants are not normally considered for MEng entry but, if being considered, require 80 credits at Distinction and 10 credits at Merit in first year units. Where offers are made, require successful completion of relevant BTEC National Extended Diploma with 160 credits at Distinction and 20 credits at Merit. Distinctions required in 4 specified units including Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology. Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

There can be few modern enterprises and aspects of human life which remain untouched by electronics or electrical engineering. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen's is concerned with solving practical problems using electrical/electronic science. It is an area of immense growth with a worldwide shortage of qualified engineers. The subject area is broad, ranging from micro-electronic chip design and manufacture to power generation and distribution. Rapid advances are occurring in fields such as telecommunications, computer software, hardware and networking, medical electronics, security, virtual and augmented reality, control and robotics and renewable energy systems.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,160
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,160
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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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.

66%
low
Electrical and 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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

90%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Engineering professionals
21%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services
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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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