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University of Salford

Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 8H48

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Entry requirements


64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics at A-level. Must include A-level Maths and Physics at Grade E. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination. Pass in Science Practical

64-72 UCAS Tariff points. Do not accept this qualification on its own, must complete a minimum of 1 A Level or equivalent qualification.

QAA Approved Science/Engineering access courses considered with UCAS points equivalence of 64 - refer to Admissions Tutor

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

64-72 UCAS Tariff points. Do not accept this qualification on its own, must complete a minimum of 1 A Level or equivalent qualification.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

For 64 point route - Grade 4 in Physics or Maths at Higher Level

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level maths and Physics 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level maths and Physics 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

64-72 UCAS Tariff points. Do not accept this qualification on its own, must complete a minimum of 1 A Level or equivalent qualification.

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

DM-MM

DM (64 UCAS Tariff points) where BTEC includes both mathematics and physics modules with Merit achieved. MM (72 UCAS Tariff points) from any subject combination.

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

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

MPP-MMP

MPP (64 UCAS Tariff points) where BTEC includes both mathematics and physics modules. MMP (72 UCAS Tariff points) from any subject combination. To include Engineering or Science subjects for 64 point route

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level maths and Physics. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both Higher level mathematics and physics. 72 UCAS points from any subject combination.

UCAS Tariff

64-72

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics at A-level. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination. From a minimum of one full A Level or equivalent.

64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics. 72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Electronic engineering

**From transport to communications to commerce, electronics have revolutionised industries. Gain the knowledge and skills ready to shape the next generation of ideas with a BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering degree at Salford.**

The role of an electronic engineer is an exciting one, with diverse roles ranging from developing technical business solutions, to creating new consumer tech. Delivered over three years, our Electronic Engineering degree draws from computing and engineering spectrums to provide you with capabilities needed by industries throughout the world.

Featuring project work aimed at developing practical and research based skills, course modules will help you to explore analogue and digital electronics, mathematics, computer fundamentals and computer networking. We’ll also broaden your knowledge of applied mathematics to electronics systems, telecommunications, digital systems design and digital signal processing.

The Foundation Year aims to develop your understanding of the key computing subjects to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programme. You will cover essential mathematics and engineering, the basics of programming, as well as looking at the detailed operation of computer systems. Key areas of focus also include effective communication and study skills. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of the BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering degree for the remainder three years of your course.

Teaching and learning is complemented by the world-class facilities, including our CISCO-based networking laboratories at our MedaCityUK campus, and dedicated electronics and software simulation laboratories at our Peel Park campus. With our envious location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community.

**Features**
- Learn all aspects of electronic engineering, from analogue electronics to mobile networking to WAN.

- Analyse audio signals and systems and the mechanisms behind speech production which are at the forefront of the discipline

- Explore the concept and the processes of computer and network systems, looking at hardware, software, and networking technology and security

- Learn about the functionality of embedded systems, by exploring the design and implementation of modern systems and programming languages

- Gain the knowledge and skills ready to progress on to the BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering degree programme

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Computing, Science and Engineering

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.

75%
med
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

95%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
13%
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.

£24,500
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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