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University of Portsmouth

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H610

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


88-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

90 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 42, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with Mathematics plus a relevant subject at Higher Level.

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

H4,H4,H4,H4,H4

To include Higher Level Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

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

DD

Must be in a relevant subject.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

MMM

Must be in a relevant subject.

88-112 Tariff points, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

UCAS Tariff

88-112

88-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Electronic engineering

Think of all the advances in technology over the years, from games consoles and smart phones to drones and self-driving cars. The role of electronic engineers in the future will be crucial as we become increasingly reliant on faster, more intelligent technologies. On this course youll learn about the many aspects of electronic engineering in a practical and engaging way. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It fulfils the educational criteria required to gain Incorporated Engineer status (IEng), and it will support progression to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience. This course also meets the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) which is set by the Engineering Council. We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students.MORE ABOUT THIS COURSEThe 100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our Analogue and Digital Electronics Engineering Laboratory and our Telecommunications and Signal Processing Laboratory. Both labs are fully equipped with industry standard experimental and computational hardware and software from radio receivers and walking robots to advanced digital signal processing (DSP) kits.WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?This course is suited to students who are keen to explore the hands-on, practical side of electronic engineering. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED: On this course you will gain theoretical an practical knowledge of the design of electronic systems; use modern and sophisticated equipment for measurement and analysis; experiment with our range of control applications; and choose your area of specialism. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs.AFTER THE COURSEThere is a current shortage of engineers and our courses are aimed at educating engineers for a multitude of different careers in engineering and technology. Not only does it meet the requirements of the major engineering graduate programmes, it gives you the chance to sample the workplace with a year-long industrial placement. Placement employers may even offer a sponsorship for your remaining years of study, a job offer on graduation, or both.

Modules

You will begin the course with the foundations of engineering science. In the first year, and throughout the course, you’ll benefit from hands-on experience due to the project-based learning approach on many of the units relating to analogue and digital electronics. In order to broaden the knowledge that you gained in the first year, your second year will consist of furthering your study of mathematics, electronic design, telecommunications and control engineering. In your final year, you will cover advanced electronics, manufacturing and digital signal processing. A range of optional areas of study will enable you to tailor your studies and your individual practical and project work.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. We assess your work through written examinations, coursework, practical tests, project work and presentations.

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
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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.

83%
high
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

93%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
31%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
19%
Information technology technicians
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.

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£25k

£30k

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£32k

£32k

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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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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