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University of Huddersfield

Electronic and Communication Engineering

UCAS Code: H640

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A Levels (in addition to A2 Mathematics) must include one of the following: Electronics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above in relevant science/technology subjects.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which must include science/technology subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. DDM BTEC Science/Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma is also acceptable with A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (instead of A2 Mathematics) must be one of the following: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering.

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

We all have an innate need and desire to communicate. And as communications technology gets ever more advanced, the demand for new devices and solutions grows day by day. This course is designed to help you take your place in the communications industry, focusing on building your skills to start a fulfilling career.

On the course you’ll be taught by professional engineers. Many of them have worked in industry, while others have specialised in research. We’ll give you the chance to gain a broad overview of electronic engineering, as well as specialist skills in communications as the course progresses. We’ll also take a wider view to explore other areas of electrical, electronic and computer systems engineering.

Year 1 of the course is designed to support you in gaining a through grounding in the principles of electronic engineering. In Year 2 you’ll begin to specialise in communications, from basic methods such as AM or FM through to digital communications. In Year 3 you have the chance to spend a year working in industry gaining great experience. Then in your Final Year you’ll be supported to expand your knowledge, by looking at topics such as optical communications.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. Once you graduate, you could become registered as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). The course could also lead on to you gaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status following further study.

While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you’ll have the chance to spend a placement year working in the industry. It could help you gain some really useful skills, and some handy contacts in your chosen field too.

If you achieve an average grade of 60% or more during your first two years, there is a chance to transfer to the Electronic Engineering MEng integrated Master’s course.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Computer Programming; Electronic Design Manufacture and Test; Mathematics 1; Professional Development; Electrical Principles 1 Electronics 1. Year 2 Core modules: Enterprise: Electronic Product Design and Manufacture; Signal Analysis and Control; Embedded Systems; Electronics 2; Electrical Principles 2; Communications. Year 3: This course offers an optional one-year work placement after Year 2. Final Year: Final Year Project; Communication Systems; DSP Applications; Analogue System Integration; Digital System Integration

Assessment methods

Examinations, assignments, short tests and project work are all used for assessment.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Engineering and Technology

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.

81%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

97%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate
319

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

97%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Design occupations
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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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