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University of Bristol

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H600
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

68%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA including Mathematics*. An offer of AAB (including A in Mathematics) may be made in exceptional circumstances. Preferred second subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science, Statistics. Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
AAAAB-AA

SH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD (Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. If A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, we may invite you to undertake a maths test at the University in the spring, which will examine similar content to A-level Maths core modules.

International Baccalaureate
36

36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

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

68%

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

In choosing to study electrical and electronic engineering at Bristol, you will benefit from excellent teaching and will be taught by internationally renowned experts with a passion for the subject. Our world-leading research groups and industrial partners will provide you with privileged access to state-of-the-art facilities. We also offer a wide range of scholarships, summer placements, industrial seminars and exclusive employment opportunities. Electrical and electronic engineering is a fast-moving subject and we continually revise our degree courses to reflect the latest developments in engineering education and the emerging needs of industry. We offer a broad range of courses accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) including a Joint Honours degree with Computer Science. Engineering students at Bristol also benefit from a dedicated Industrial Liaison Office, which develops engineering-specific industrial links for students.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

36%
64%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
29%
4%

Year 1

77%
15%
8%

Year 2

67%
23%
10%

Year 3

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 85%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
458 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

34%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

19%

Graduates who are electrical and electronic trades

13%

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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