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University of Leicester

Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: H651

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including Mathematics and a Physical science.

Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.

Pass Engineering Access with 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which at Distinction. Including all level 3 Maths modules at Distinction. Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

including Maths and Physics.

BBB at A level including Mathematics and Physics plus grade B in EPQ

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in English Language.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

To include 5 points in Mathematics and Physics at HL. Pass Diploma with 30 points, including 6 in HL Maths and 6 in SL Physics. Pass Diploma with 30 points, including 6 in HL Physics and 6 in SL Maths.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

including Mathematics and a Physical science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction. Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

including Maths and Physics

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.

Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Part-time day-release and evening | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

This is for you if... you want to study areas such as power generation and transmission, electrical machines and actuators, power electronics, programmable electronics and control systems.

Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change.

Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand.

Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree will combine a multidisciplinary approach to design with specific skills in electronics and power engineering, communications, control and computer programming.

Building on a broad foundation of engineering studies in Year 1, you will develop specific expertise and skills in electrical engineering, communications, semiconductors, electrical machines and microprocessor programming

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages.

Assessment methods

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand throughout your course to offer advice and support on personal matters, provide guidance on course choices and help you appraise your own work. For the practical aspects of the course you will work, with a partner or as part of a small team, in our well-equipped engineering labs. On your third year project you will work individually with an academic member of staff. Continuous assessment of your experimentation, computing, design and project work will contribute about 30-50% of your overall mark, with the rest based on your performance in exams for each module. You will also be expected to give presentations about your work.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Electrical and electronic engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


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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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Engineering professionals
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Information technology and telecommunications 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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