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University of Aberdeen

Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

UCAS Code: H620
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27.8k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Three A Levels at BBB with a B in Mathematics and B in Physics; or a B in Design & Technology; or a B in Engineering.

Scottish Highers
ABBB

Four Highers at ABBB. AB required in Mathematics and Physics / Technological Studies. If applicant presents with H in Technological Studies instead of Physics, Mathematics must be A grade.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

91%

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

Not available

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

Modules

Level 1: Engineering mathematics and computing; materials and mechanics; energy conversion; engineering communication design and practice; applied mechanics; electrical circuits and devices. Level 2: Engineering mathematics; materials and structures; electronics and microprocessors; fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; electrical and mechanical systems; engineering design and practice. Level 3: Engineering mathematics; engineering design and practice; electromechanical systems; circuits, signals and systems; microcontrollers and their applications; approved European language; economics, resource and safety management; at least 3 courses from: communications engineering; electrical power engineering; digital electronic systems; software engineering; approved European language. Level 4: Engineering project; electromechanical systems; circuits, signals and systems; microcontrollers and applications; and at least 3 courses from: safety and reliability engineering; advanced control engineering; electrical power engineering; electrical machines and drives; communications engineering; optical engineering; analogue VLSI or digital VLSI; analogue electronic systems; signal processing; artificial intelligence in engineering; approved course; engineering design and practice; 1 new course from: electrical power engineering; digital electronic systems; software engineering; communications engineering; engineering management; functions of management; approved course; or engineering project abroad; suitable candidates may transfer to the MEng in the 1st 2 years.

University of Aberdeen

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
42%
58%

Year 1

46%
54%

Year 2

44%
56%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
31%

Year 1

67%
33%

Year 2

64%
36%

Year 3

43%
50%
7%

Year 4

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

46%

Feedback on work has been prompt

46%

Staff are good at explaining things

69%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
44% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27.8k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

56%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

4%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

15%

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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