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University of Huddersfield

Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems

UCAS Code: GH46

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

must include Mathematics and at least one other suitable Science/Technology subject as listed.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

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 (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in Engineering. DDM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science/Technology is also acceptable with A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C. See additional information below for further details of what is accepted.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information.

100%
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 | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Electrical and electronic engineering

Control systems

**Electronics and computers are all around us and developments in both can have a big impact in our daily lives. ‘Invisible computers’ help to operate everyday equipment like supermarket scanners, central heating timers and car management systems, but also larger systems such as, diagnostic equipment used in hospitals, broadband and satellites. This STEM course has been designed to help you understand how electronics and computers work together, and could help you gain a job at the forefront of technological developments to meet the ever-increasing demand for new sustainable solutions to improve society and everyday life.**

The aim of the course is to develop your understanding of:
- Computer systems architectures

- Networks

- Internet of Things (IoT)

- Embedded systems

IoT is a network of physical objects (devices, vehicles, buildings etc) which are embedded with electronics, software and sensors, enabling them to collect and exchange data. We’ll look at software and hardware and how they are designed for embedded systems. And you’ll have the chance to understand the principles of electronic engineering and develop the skills to be able to work in a wide range of industries.

The course also covers areas of electrical, electronic and communication engineering enabling you to develop expertise in a variety of electronics and electrical engineering areas. This means you can explore different areas of the subject and if you find you are particularly interested in one area you can tailor your studies towards that.

It’s accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. That means you could become a registered Incorporated Engineer (IEng) if you graduate, and following further learning you could also be on your way to becoming a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng).

After your second year you’ll be given the chance to take a year’s placement working in industry. It could be the ideal opportunity to develop your skills even further to help you when you apply for a job after graduating.

You might like to hear what Philippa has to say about studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCNNgF6vHtI

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 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Final Year Project
DSP Applications
Parallel Computer Architecture Clusters and Grids
Digital System Integration

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include -
Control Systems
Analogue System Integration

Assessment methods

Examinations, assignments, short tests and project work are all used for assessment. Our staff are committed to supporting you and helping to solve any problems you may have through tutorials and the personal tutor system.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
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.

78%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering
78%
med
Control systems

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

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Science, engineering and production technicians
15%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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