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Royal Holloway, University of London

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: HH61

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required subjects: Mathematics General Studies and Critical thinking A-levels are not accepted At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics are also required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Pass with 24 Level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. The Diploma should be in Engineering, Computing or Science with Mathematical content. All Mathematics units must be passed with Distinction. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as follows: D3 = A, M1 or M2 = B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,5,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics at Higher Level, with a minimum of 32 points overall

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Distinction, Distinction plus A-level grade A in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

Distinction plus A-level grades AB including an A in Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in an Engineering Extended Diploma with Distinctions in all Mathematics modules. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

ABB including Mathematics

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AABBB including Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

60%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Electronic engineering

All of our lives are touched by the products of Electronic Engineering. The breakthroughs made by today's electronic engineers help to create the mobile devices, personal media, computers, smart transportation and domestic appliances we use every day, but also have a more profound impact on issues such as environmental sustainability, healthcare and information security.

We're in the midst of a major technological revolution, and as such there has never been a more exciting time to study Electronic Engineering. Study at Royal Holloway's Department of Electronic Engineering and you';ll have access to a brand new, purpose-designed building, with £20 million invested in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including labs, collaboration and research spaces.

You'll benefit from research-led teaching from expert academics building international reputations in diverse fields including renewable energy and music technology. Electronic Engineering students will enjoy a rewarding blend of practical and theoretical study, working in pairs, groups and individually with one-on-one support from your own Personal Advisor.

Opportunities for student placements, internships and industry relevant projects will be available, and our connection with industry advisors ensures that students are taught the most relevant knowledge and skills and market awareness.

Join us at our beautiful, well-established Surrey campus within easy reach of London. You'll become a part of a vibrant, international student community as you prepare for a rewarding career in your chosen field. Follow your passion for the creative, innovative world of Electronic Engineering and develop the ingenuity, invention and product development skills you need to thrive in this rapidly expanding industry.

+ Enjoy varied, practical project-led learning

+ Learn in a new building that is purpose-built to support engineering processes, with an inclusive environment that is right at the heart of a friendly campus

+ A degree programme structured to develop ingenuity, invention and product development skills

+ Graduate with high employability projects in a thriving industry.

Modules

Embedded Systems Team Project 1, Programming in C++, Electronic Circuits and Components, Communications Engineering 1, Principles of Sustainable Engineering, Mathematics for Engineering Science 1, Mathematics for Engineering Science 2, Embedded Systems Team Project 2, Software Engineering for Electronics, Communication Engineering 2, Energy Generation, Conversion and Distribution, Control Engineering, Digital Coding and Data Networking, Electronic Materials and Devices

Assessment methods

All taught modules are worth 15 credit units and there are eight of these in all years except the final year (year 3 for the BEng and year 4 for the MEng), when there is an individual project worth 60 credit units. Practical project work forms part of many modules where appropriate to the subject area, and it involves solving a problem using theory developed within the module and electronic circuit building and/or software skills as appropriate. Teaching activities will include lectures, workshops and seminars and practical project work will be carried out in groups and individually in purpose-built thinking and fabrication laboratories.

Various assessment methods will be used including examinations for theoretical subjects, formal presentations, reports and practical demonstrations for project work with an additional viva voce examinations for final year individual projects. Students are expected to review lecture material after lectures to support their learning and to preview laboratory scripts before coming to laboratory sessions. Basic to the industrial workplace is group working, where excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly valued and sought after; these will be developed and assessed formally as part of project-based work.

All students will have an allocated Personal Advisor as someone with whom any issues can be discussed to enable appropriate advice and help to be given as appropriate

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Electronic Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
386

After graduation


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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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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