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University of Greenwich

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Extended)

UCAS Code: H609
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
82% LOW
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

UCAS points which should come from A-levels. The points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2-level. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. We will also accept: AS-levels along with A2-levels Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma. National Diploma applicants that have also successfully completed the additional, core mathematics modules and the extended project (Technical Baccalaureate) are specifically encouraged to apply Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later. General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 64 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


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

This BEng Hons (Extended) degree programme is identical to the BEng Hons, but also has a foundation year and has a slightly lower entry tariff. It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the all-pervasive impact of electrical and electronic engineering. All modern communication systems, from simple direct dial connections to global mobile phone networks and even interstellar radio signals are all based on the fundamental principles you will learn on this degree programme. Likewise, control and instrumentation techniques are essential aspects of modern technology, and smart grids, micro-power generation and sustainability, are very important features of any electrical or electronic engineer's work. This programme will introduce you to all aspects, from the fundamental properties of electromagnetic waves to the design of advanced communication networks. The Faculty of Engineering and Science has a total of 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories enabling you to work with many industry-standard systems and technologies, preparing you for many career opportunities in this exciting and ever-expanding field. The aims of the programme are: To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional incorporated or chartered (with further study) engineer who can work effectively with current and future electrical and electronic engineering design, development and implementation methods To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new products and technologies To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of graduate level professional roles within electrical, electronic, control and communications engineering, including management roles.


Year 0 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Engineering Project Design and Implementation (60 credits) Professional and Personal Development (30 credits) Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (30 credits) Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Design and Materials (30 credits) Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits) Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits) Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Electrical Circuits (15 credits) Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (15 credits) Analogue Electronics (15 credits) Control and Instrumentation (15 credits) Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits) Programming for Engineers (15 credits) Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits) Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits) Year 3 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Individual Project (30 credits) Power Systems (15 credits) Advanced Analogue and High Frequency Electronics (15 credits) Communications and Electromagnetic Waves (15 credits) Hardware Systems and Control (15 credits) Engineering Professional Skills 3 (30 credits)

University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.

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 81%
Student score 76% MED
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
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
42% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
300 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 82% LOW
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are engineering 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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