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University of Sheffield

Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: H649

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

60 Credits overall in a relevant subject including distinctions in Maths and Physics. A Maths test may also be required. Applicants are considered on an individual basis

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics

Extended Project

A

plus grades AAB including AA in Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics

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

H1,H1,H1,H1

including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics

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

DD

in Engineering plus grade A in A Level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

in Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics plus grades AAAAB in Scottish Highers

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

plus grades AA including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics at A Level

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus grades AA in A-level including Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics

UCAS Tariff

112-159

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Telecommunications engineering

This course focuses on the engineering behind everyday technologies such as TV, radio, text messaging and air travel. Working on projects with other students and with industry partners is part of the curriculum. Another major advantage is that youre not tied to the degree you register for. If you want to, you can switch to any other undergraduate course in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering after your second year.Spending a year in industry extends the course to five years, so it takes commitment. But the benefits are worth it. As well as gaining vital experience and improving your job prospects, youll be paid a salary during that year.We work closely with the biggest names in industry on game-changing research. So you can expect first-rate facilities, including state-of-the-art teaching space, labs and industry-standard equipment. Both the Rolls-Royce Centre for Advanced Machines and Drives, and the Sheffield-Siemens Wind Power Research Centre are based here in the department.All our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The MEng meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Our graduates work for companies including Airbus UK, Arup, EDF Energy, EON, Ericsson, National Grid, Nokia, Rolls-Royce, Shell and Siemens.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£21,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year.

Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Electronic and Electrical 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.

76%
med
Telecommunications 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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

87%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

29%
UK students
71%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Engineering professionals
18%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
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.

Telecommunications 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.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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