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University of Portsmouth

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H610
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

Must be in a relevant subject.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Must be in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of two Higher Level subjects, to include Mathematics, plus a relevant subject.

UCAS tariff points

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

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-112 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

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 you’ll 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 COURSE The £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 COURSE There 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.


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.

University of Portsmouth

The library

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

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 76%
Student score 76% 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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
8% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
318 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are information technology technicians


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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