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University of Kent

Electronic and Communications Engineering

UCAS Code: H605
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

72

% applicants receiving offers

79%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
DDD

DDD in three A levels required

Scottish Highers
CCCC

CCCC in four higher subjects required

Scottish Advanced Highers
DDD

DDD in three advanced higher subjects required

BTEC Diploma
MMM

Considered individually

BTEC Certificate
MM

Considered individually. At least one additional A level equivalent qualification preferred.

BTEC Award
M

Considered individually. At least one additional A level equivalent qualification required.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MM

Considered individually. At least one additional A level equivalent qualification preferred.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Considered individually. At least one additional A level equivalent qualification required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

Considered individually.

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall OR 12 at higher level required plus grades in specfic subjects on individual consideration

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 72 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

£9,000

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

Electronics-based products play a vital role in our daily lives, from the sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in modern hospitals to leading-edge fibre optic communications. Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are advancing at an ever-increasing pace. At Kent, we offer degree programmes teaching state-of-the-art technology, which means our graduates can work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering. Our teaching is research-led so you get to know about the latest cutting-edge technologies, and the courses combine theory with vitally important practical and project work â?? the chance to turn ideas into real systems. Our student work has been awarded international prizes. The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our courses.

Modules

Foundation year: Electronics; computing; physics; mathematics. Stage 1: Computer systems; digital technologies; electronic circuits; engineering mathematics; internet programming with Java; introduction to electronics; introduction to programming; robotics project. Stage 2: Communications electronics; computer interfacing project; digital implementation; digital signal processing; electronic circuit design; instrumentation; microcomputer engineering; operating systems and architectures. Stage 3: Communication systems; digital communications; final year project; product development; 2 from: digital control and robotics; digital systems design; embedded computer systems.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
38%
62%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

36%
64%

Year 3

32%
68%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
65%
10%
25%

Year 1

20%
61%
19%

Year 2

53%
21%
26%

Year 3

36%
54%
10%

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 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

28%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

21%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

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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