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University of Southampton

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H603
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£29.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

Mathematics and Physics Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics, Computer Science, or Electronics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

18 at Higher Level including 6 points in Mathematics and 6 points in Physics at Higher Level. Physics may be substituted by Further Mathematics or Computer Science.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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

92%

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

This programme builds on our BEng Electronic Engineering, developing the management skills you will need to become a leader in the electronics industry. You will further customise your degree by selecting fourth-year options from a range of more than 30 specialist technical modules. This is accompanied by project work challenging you to solve a problem for a real company or to transfer technology from the University to industrial practice. This degree is also available with a year in industry. Our MEng Electronic Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and we are a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.

Modules

Year 1: Digital electronics; microprocessors; electricity and magnetism; electronic circuits; mathematics; physical electronics; signal processing and communications; software engineering; laboratory coursework; design assignments. Year 2: Mathematics; semiconductor devices; analogue electronics; design of digital systems; control systems; radio communications; computer systems architecture; signal processing and communications; software engineering; coursework (including laboratory work and design assignments). Year 3: Project and units from the following: computer systems architecture; control system design; digital and multivariable control; digital system design; digital transmission; electronic circuits; French or German or management or Industrial law or mathematics; information theory and signal processing; integrated circuit design; logical programming and artificial intelligence; microwave technology and antennas; physics and modelling of devices and processing; optical electronics; radio communications; software engineering; technologies, processing and materials. Year 4: Industrial studies; projects; electronic equipment design; systems engineering; advanced design and computer-aided design (CAD); 2 10-week industrial training periods with sponsoring companies.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

26%
74%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
45%
33%
22%

Year 1

69%
25%
6%

Year 2

36%
64%

Year 3

38%
62%

Year 4

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 90%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
66% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
472 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £29.5k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

36%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

35%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

2%

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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