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University of Glasgow

Electronic and Software Engineering

UCAS Code: GHP6
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

79%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Software engineering
Student score
79% MED
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAAAB

Mathematics and Physics. Mathematics must be obtained in S5.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

79%

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

£1,820

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

ELECTRONIC AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING:- combines the study of hardware and software. It will give you the knowledge required to lead teams that will design and build the computerised systems of the future. Between years 3 and 4 you will undertake a work placement in industry, either in the UK or overseas.

Modules

Year 1: Mathematics; computing; physics; electronics. Year 2: Computing science; electronics and systems; electrical circuits; engineering electromagnetics. Years 3 and 4: Advanced modules from computing science and electronics and electrical engineering. Year 5 (MEng): Project work; study in a European Institution, plus study of a European language.

University of Glasgow

Main building

Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest, most prestigious seats of learning with an international reputation for academic excellence. Choose from more than 800 courses across four colleges. We're based in the cosmopolitan west end, in historical buildings with up-to-the-minute facilities. There are two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions, offering a full social calendar.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

33%
59%
8%

Year 3

36%
64%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
83%
14%
3%

Year 1

82%
15%
3%

Year 2

58%
37%
5%

Year 3

47%
50%
3%

Year 4

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 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

47%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

64%

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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
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
500 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

41%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

15%

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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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 89%
Student score 82% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
56% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
501 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

79%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

4%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London. At the moment, recruitment agencies are the most common route for graduates from this degree to get their first job - meaning it's worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation to get a foot in the door.
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