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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,A-A*,A,B

AAA or A*AB including A in Mathematics and a second science or technology subject If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer: AAB including A in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in AS level Further Mathematics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

A pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 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,D3-D2,D3,M1

D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject. We accept Sports, Exercise and Health Science as a science subject for this course.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*D*D*-DDD

D*D*D* in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or DDD in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering. You must be studying and achieve a Distinction in the following units: Applied Maths for Engineering. It is preferable that you are studying Mathematics at A level. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking. If your application looks suitable and you are not studying an A level in Mathematics alongside your Cambridge Technical, then you may be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. In addition to our essential GCSE requirements in English, we also prefer you to have: grade B or 4 in GCSE Mathematics and two science subjects.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*D*D*-DDD

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering. You must be studying and achieve a Distinction in the following units: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians It is preferable that you are studying Mathematics at A level. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking. If your application looks suitable and you are not studying an A level in Mathematics alongside your BTEC, then you may be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. We may be able to consider an application from you if you are studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science, IT or Music Technology/Production alongside an A level in Mathematics. In addition to our essential GCSE requirements in English, we also prefer you to have: grade B or 4 in GCSE Mathematics and two science subjects.

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

D*DD-DDD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) or DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering. You must be studying and achieve a Distinction in the following unit: Further Engineering Mathematics. It is preferable that you are studying Mathematics at A level. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking. If your application looks suitable and you are not studying an A level in Mathematics alongside your BTEC, then you may be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. We may be able to consider an application from you if you are studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science, IT or Music Technology/Production alongside an A level in Mathematics. In addition to our essential GCSE requirements in English, we also prefer you to have: grade B or 4 in GCSE Mathematics and two science subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and one other science or technology subject. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Systems engineering

Gain expertise 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.

You’ll design, make and test electronic systems and get hands-on experience in integrated circuit design and advanced printed circuit boards. Throughout your studies, you’ll 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 are a key feature of your degree. They encourage you to explore new areas of engineering while solving industry-focused problems. You could 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.

81%
med
Systems 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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

95%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
99%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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
83%
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.

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