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University of Bath

Electronic Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: H641

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including A in Mathematics and B in a second science or technology subject. Alternative A level offer: BEng: ABB including A in Mathematics and B in one other science or technology subject plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:6

Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units (including calculus) achieved at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 including grade D3 in Mathematics and grade M1 in one other science or technology subject. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer: BEng: D3, M1, M1 including D3 in Mathematics and M1 in a second science or technology subject plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics and 5 in one other science or technology subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

Obtain D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Engineering, including Distinctions in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians. Obtain D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Engineering, including Distinctions in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, plus grade A in AS level Mathematics. Obtain DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Engineering, including Distinctions in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, plus grade A in A level Mathematics. Obtain D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science, IT or Music Technology/Production plus grade A in A level Mathematics. In additional to our essential GCSE requirements in English we also require: grade B or 4 in GCSE Mathematics and two science subjects. If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in Advanced Highers including A in Mathematics and B in one other science or technology subject plus AAABB in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electronic engineering

Become an expert in electronic hardware and systems. Develop the technical skills and initiative to make an impact as a professional electronics engineer.Our course gives you a combination of fundamental skills in electronic engineering with advanced knowledge of systems engineering. Youll design, make and test electronic systems and get hands-on experience in integrated circuit design and advanced printed circuit boards. Throughout your study, youll develop a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject. This basis will help you become proficient in a range of systems including marine, land and airborne platforms, embedded software systems, and navigation systems.Group and individual projects let you specialise in topics such as sensors, autonomous systems or electric vehicles. The technical, teamwork and management skills you gain will prepare you for a career as a systems engineer in industry.Our partnership with the UK Electronics Skills Foundation gives you access to scholarships with leading companies such as ARM, Ericsson and Qualcomm.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

TEF rating:

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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.

89%
high
Electrical and electronic engineering
89%
high
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

92%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£29,500
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Engineering professionals
25%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Electronic engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

£38k

£38k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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