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University of Southampton

Biomedical Electronic Engineering with Industrial Studies

UCAS Code: B90I

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject or A*A*B including grades A*A in mathematics and an additional required subject or AAAA including mathematics and an additional required subject Required A-level subjects include mathematics, physics, electronics, further mathematics, chemistry and biology. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics and physics further mathematics may be considered in lieu of physics

Extended Project

A

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAA including mathematics (minimum grade A) and an additional required subject (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ Refer to the A level section (above), for information about subject requirements

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Pass, with 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6 at Higher Level mathematics and 6 at Higher Level physics Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

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

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2 to include mathematics at H1 and physics at H1

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

D*-D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades A*A in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject or D* in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject We do not accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma We do not accept the BTEC National Diploma Applicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year Required A-level subjects include mathematics, physics, electronics, further mathematics, chemistry and biology. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D*-D

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus plus grades A*A in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject or D* in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus plus grades AA in A-level mathematics and an additional required A-level subject We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma We do not accept the BTEC Diploma Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year RRequired A-level subjects include mathematics, physics, electronics, further mathematics, chemistry and biology. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

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

A-B

A*AA including grades AA in mathematics and an additional required subject or A*A from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or A*A*B including grades A*A* in mathematics and an additional required subject or A*A* from two A-levels including mathematics and an additional required subject, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Required A-level subjects include mathematics, physics, electronics, further mathematics, chemistry and biology. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.

UCAS Tariff

152

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Biomedical engineering

Electronic engineering

At Southampton our Electronic Engineering graduates have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills.

You will learn the principles of electronics and biomedicine on our five-year Biomedical Electronic Engineering degree. On this unique degree, at the interface of electronics and life sciences, you will develop your practical skills and teamwork in the UK’s leading electronics laboratories and work alongside globally-renowned researchers from the University’s Institute for Life Sciences.

The Industrial Placement Year is an additional year-long module that allows you to apply for a placement with an engineering-based organisation. The Industrial Placement Year will be taken between your second and third years, extending your degree to five years. During your year-long placement, you will fulfil the role of a trainee engineer on a full-time basis.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Southampton are ranked third in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020). We have an unrivalled reputation for our facilities, we have recently invested £8m in our student facilities for computer science and electrical and electronic engineering.

Our renowned teaching staff prepare our students to work in a wide variety of areas and fields; we have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website, run an annual careers fair and have a dedicated startup incubator, Future Worlds, to support student enterprise. Our BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and we are members of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UK-ESF) and IET Power Academy.

Modules

The first year provides a solid grounding in engineering science and design with an emphasis placed on civil and environmental engineering. The second year builds on the core engineering science and design taught in Year 1. Mathematics and statistics continue to be taught alongside other Faculty disciplines while, structural analysis, structural design, materials, numerical methods, soil mechanics, construction management, and hydraulics are tailored to civil and environmental engineering needs and applications. The third year builds on the core engineering science and design taught in Years 1 and 2. A group design project offers further opportunity for you to develop and apply design skills while, an individual research project allows you to tailor your engineering focus according to your own specific interests. The majority of modules are specific to civil and environmental engineering. However, you also have the opportunity to choose a language or curriculum innovation module to further broaden your learning. The fourth year represents the opportunity for you to tailor the focus of your degree by choosing six optional modules. Four of your choices must be related to environmental subjects, of which three options are offered from our MSc programme. A year long group design project, linked to research and industry sponsors, gives you the opportunity to develop a highly refined engineering design solution within a real world context. Project economics and management are taught to provide further transferrable skills for a successful future in industry. Core and compulsory modules: Year 1: Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment, ThermoFluids, Design and Computing for Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering Fundamentals, Mechanics, Structures and Materials. Year 2: Structural Analysis, Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II, Structural Design and Materials, Design 2, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Numerical Methods, Construction Management. Year 3: Individual Project, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Applied Hydraulics, Design 3. Year 4: Group Design Project, Project Economics and Management

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework activities such as formal reports, research posters, laboratory reports, and reflective portfolios – all of which you will encounter during your degree.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Electronics and Computer Science

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
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.

Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

92%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

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.

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
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Engineering professionals
17%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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