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University of Bath

Electronic Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: H622
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA including Mathematics and a second science or technology subject. Alternative A level offer: AAB including A in Mathematics and 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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and one other science or technology subject plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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 A level Mathematics. 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.

International Baccalaureate

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.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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


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

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. You’ll design, make and test electronic systems and get hands-on experience in integrated circuit design and advanced printed circuit boards. Throughout your study, 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 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. Undergraduate masters route Choosing the MEng route gives you a more in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and semester-long individual and group project work. It also gives you the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.


University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
40% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
449 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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