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University of Portsmouth

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H610

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

Entry requirements


96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

96-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 42-50, 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)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4-H3,H3,H3,H3,H3


To include Higher Level Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

MMM-DDM

Must be in a relevant subject.

96-120 Tariff points, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

UCAS Tariff

96-120

96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

93%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electronic engineering

**Overview**

Think of all the advances in technology over the years, from games consoles and smartphones to drones and self-driving cars. If you’re interested in a career working at the forefront of electronic technology, this course is the first step to achieving your ambition.

On this BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering degree course, you’ll examine the theory and design of electronic systems. You’ll get hands on with sophisticated facilities and put your skills to work in practice.

This course opens doors to a career as a professional engineer and puts you on the path towards Chartered Engineer status.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for full Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partial Chartered Engineer (CEng). The educational requirements for IEng status are fully met by this course, and partially met for CEng status.

Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer status both indicate a proficiency in engineering understanding and skill to employers, so attaining either title greatly benefits you when looking for work , and generally lead to greater pay and progression opportunities. IEng status is often seen as a more hands-on, practical standard, and is used by many as a stepping stone to CEng status.

We'll cover your fees for student IET membership, giving you access to a worldwide community of industry professionals, and a wealth of products and services to support your learning and development.

The School Industrial Advisory Board also provides advice to ensure the course remains current and meets the demands of industry.

100% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)

94% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)

**What you'll experience**

On this degree course you’ll:

- Get theoretical and practical knowledge in the design of electronic systems

- Use the latest equipment in the measurement and analysis of electronics

- Use experimental kits, such as ServoSET servo-mechanism and superheterodyne radio receivers.

- Tailor your studies, choosing module options that match your interests and career ambitions

**Careers and opportunities**

When you finish the course, you'll have met the educational requirements to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status once you've met the work experience requirements, and you can progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience.

What can you do with an Electronic Engineering degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in the following areas, many on graduate training programmes:

- defence electronics

- robotics

- broadcasting

- telecommunications

- advanced product manufacturing

What jobs can you do with an Electronic Engineering degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

- electronics engineer

- product design engineer

- aerospace engineer

- application engineer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

"Accrediting bodies such as the IET give my degree an edge compared to other universities. This means I have a career boost before I graduate as my degree is accredited by a well-known engineering institution." Isaac Emere Johnson, MEng Electronic Engineering

Modules

What you'll study on this BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

Engineering Sciences
Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
Introduction to Analogue Circuits
Mathematical Principles
Principles of Digital Systems
Writing and Research in the Workplace

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

Analogue Analysis and Design
Engineering Mathematics
Group Design Project
Microcontrollers and Programmable Logic

Optional modules to choose from in this year currently include:

Control Systems Analysis
Institution-wide Language Programme (IWLP)
Telecommunication Principles

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Students have completed work placements at organisations including:

XMOS Core
Airbus
Portsmouth Water
Spirent
IBM
Apollo Fire Detectors

Many students have gone on to work for their placement employer after the course.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

Individual Bachelor's project
Advanced Electronic Systems
VHDL and FPGA Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Real-Time Embedded Systems

There are no optional modules in this year.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through:

written examinations
coursework
practical tests
project work
presentations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You will get feedback on all formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 55% by exam and 45% by coursework
Year 2 students: 62% by exam 38% by coursework
Year 3 students: 33% by exam and 67% by coursework

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
£16,400
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.

78%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering
78%
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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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

83%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
89%
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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.

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