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University of Sheffield

Systems and Control Engineering

UCAS Code: H690
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including Mathematics and a science subject.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

AAABB including Mathematics and a science subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including Maths and a science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

6 in Higher Level Mathematics and a science subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

Modules

Year 1: Computing and system design; introduction to electric and electronic circuits; laboratory and professional skills; modelling, analysis and control; systems engineering mathematics; systems modelling and simulation; global engineering challenge week. Year 2: Computer systems and applications; control systems analysis and design; discrete systems; mathematics and data modelling; finance and law for engineers; systems laboratory and design; engineering - you're hired. Year 3: Individual project; digital signal processing; hardware-in-the-loop and rapid control prototyping; intelligent systems; project management and hrm for engineers; real-time embedded systems; state-space control design; system identification.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
44%
56%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
33%
11%

Year 1

66%
25%
9%

Year 2

45%
44%
11%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
74% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

41%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. 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 oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. 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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