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University of Nottingham

Electronic and Communications Engineering

UCAS Code: H690
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAA

Must include Maths and a Science or Electronics subject. Physics is a highly preferred subject. Mathematics and (Physics or Electronics or Chemistry or Biology or Design & Technology - Systems & Control).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA-AB

Highers must include Maths and a Science or Electronics subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

This three-year accredited degree covers a range of electronic engineering topics including electronic design, software, engineering, computer modelling and signal processing; with further specialist modules in telecommunications. In the final year, each student completes an individual project that involves detailed investigation and research into a communications topic.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to communications engineering; introduction to computer engineering; introduction to circuits and fields; introduction to electronic engineering; introduction to real-time systems. Year 2: Signal processing and control engineering; software engineering design; electronic construction project; professional skills for electrical and electronic engineers; electronic engineering design project. Year 3: Digital communications; 3rd year project; digital video communication systems; microwave communications; business planning for engineers. Optional modules: control systems design; electronic design; solid state devices; fields waves and antennas.

University of Nottingham

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A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

42%
58%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
27%
60%
13%

Year 1

56%
30%
14%

Year 2

47%
50%
3%

Year 3

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 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
62% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
398 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

38%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

3%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

21%

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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