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University of Birmingham

Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with an Industrial Year)

UCAS Code: H606

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

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Our stimulating Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year BEng degree programme enables you to gain strong theoretical and practical skills in electronic and electrical engineering and to collaborate with academics who are global experts in their field.

At the University of Birmingham we recognise that successful 21st Century engineers will thrive alongside professionals with wide-ranging expertise. Our flagship Integrated Design Projects run throughout Years 1-3 of your degree. You’ll work alongside Mechanical and Civil Engineers to develop designs for technologies with impact in the world. In your first year you’ll learn computer aided design, about engineering processes and human-technology interactions.

You will be the subject expert on a major project during your degree, the projects are set and assessed alongside our partners from major industries. You’ll apply your in-depth technical knowledge and also learn how to share your ideas through virtual reality. In these projects, you’ll gain vital employability skills that will give you a competitive edge in applications forms, interviews and assessment tests for graduate jobs.

Digital and analogue technologies and their applications will continue to evolve at lightning speed, so our modules are designed to ensure you can play a leading role in inventing, designing and managing them. Our Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year BEng degree gives you the opportunity to study core subjects and explore your own pathway with optional modules. You can really focus on the areas that interest you the most in your final year. You will apply the creative, technical, analytical and decision making skills you have developed into delivering an individual research project as well as a group design project.

Whether you have applied for the ‘with Industrial Year’ degree from the outset or decide to join the scheme once you are here, a year in industry is an invaluable addition you can choose for your degree. You will be involved in serious projects at the core of the company’s business, with training and support. We’ll be in touch with you throughout the year too. You’ll gain experience of applying what you’ve learned in the early years of your degree to real engineering challenges.

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘course details’ tab.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Birmingham

Department:

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, School of 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.

76%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
93%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

35%
UK students
65%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


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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.

£26,400
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
16%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Engineering 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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