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The University of Manchester

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H605
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA including Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

We require grades AAABB in Scottish Highers including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics or Further Mathematics.  In addition, 2 Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required at grades AA including Mathematics and either Physics, Further Mathematics or Electronics. 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.

BTEC Diploma

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 an additional level 3 qualification in 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

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

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.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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 Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction 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.

International Baccalaureate

Obtain 34 Points at International Baccalaureate Diploma, including 6 Points in both Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level and 6 points in one other Higher Level subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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


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


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

The use of electricity is fundamental to modern life and without a secure supply, society in its current form would collapse. Consequently, the importance of efficient and sustainable generation, secure distribution, and intelligent user devices cannot be overstated. This will be a lifetime challenge facing the next generation as traditional sources of energy will run out and new ways of generating, distributing and using electricity must be sought. Electrical and Electronic Engineers have a vital role in addressing this challenge.


The University of Manchester

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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
73% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
451 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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