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University of Manchester

Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience

UCAS Code: H615

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics or Chemistry. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. Typical contextual offer: Grades AAB including Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry. For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Applications are considered on an individual basis as the syllabus for each Access to HE Diploma is different; please contact the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for further information. We do require the Access to HE Diploma to be in an Engineering related discipline and our standard academic requirement includes 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. We look for a minimum of 45 credits at Distinction, 15 of which should be in Maths. In addition we also require GCSE in English language at Grade C/Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England. We also consider other factors such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

The Cambridge Pre-U is acceptable with three principle units including Maths and either Physics, Further Maths or Chemistry with three Distinction 3 grades.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths are required at a minimum of Grade C or above or Grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Obtain 36 points at International Baccalaureate Diploma, including 6 points in both Mathematics and either Physics OR Chemistry at Higher Level and 6 points in another Higher Level subject.

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

H1,H1,H1,H1

Obtain H1, H1, H1, H1, in Irish Leaving Certificate including Maths, English and either Physics or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Diploma in Engineering for entry provided an additional Mathematics A-Level is also obtained. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades DD plus a Mathematics A Level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade D plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels Mathematics and Physics at Grades AA.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering for entry provided an additional Mathematics A-Level is also obtained. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD and Mathematics A-Level at Grade B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades DD plus additional level 3 qualifications A Level Mathematics and Physics at Grade AA.

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

D*D

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades D*D plus A Level Mathematics at Grade A. Applicants are also required to pass an interview. If you are studying the general Engineering stream please contact the admissions office to request a full list of the units we require.

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D plus A Level Mathematics and either Physics or Electronics or Further Maths at Grades AA.

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

D*DD

In addition to the following requirements applicants are required to provide AS Level Maths at grade B or above. BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with D*DD including Distinction in Further Engineering Mathematics. Applicants are also required to pass an interview. If you are studying the general Engineering stream please contact the admissions office to request a full list of the units we require.

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

D

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade D plus additional level 3 qualifications in A Level Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths at Grade AA.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

We require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry. In addition, 2 Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required at grades AA including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

We require Grades AAABB in Scottish Highers including Mathematics and Physics. In addition, 2 Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required at Grades AA including Mathematics and either Physics or Mathematics for Mechanics. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C / Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Electronic engineering

Today, and in the future, we look to electronics to provide answers for complex problems. Take the mobile phone: a very sophisticated computer and communications system that links to a worldwide network of antennas allowing it to connect to any other mobile or landline as well as the internet. Or the digital camera, at the heart of which is a sophisticated electronic device containing millions of individual light level detectors. Modern electronics requires an understanding of fundamental analogue and digital circuits to enable the design of elements that can be connected together to make small systems, which serve as the modular blocks for bigger, more complex systems. We live in an information age. Complex systems require digital signal processing (for images, audio and other signals). Technological developments in communications include concurrent processing (to allow the manipulation of the massive amounts of data), data networking and digital communication systems for both local distribution and across the internet.**Special Features**- The first three semesters (one and a half years) of the undergraduate courses in the department share the same content. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between our courses if required.- You will meet with your Personal Tutor on a weekly basis.- We are particularly excited about the Microcontroller/Embedded Systems Project in which you will design and build the electronics for an autonomous robotic buggy - then you will race it! See Embedded Systems project video above.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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.

82%
med
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

84%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

30%
UK students
70%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£27,000
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Engineering professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, finance 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Electronic engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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