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University of Strathclyde

Computer and Electronic Systems

UCAS Code: GHK6
MEng 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Computer science
Student score
82% MED
74% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA-AAA

AAB-BBB (Maths, Physics); Year 2 entry: A*AA-AAB (Maths, Physics, Computing) IB: 36 (Maths HL6, Physics HL6)

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

AAAAB (Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

Maths HL6, Physics HL6

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 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

75%

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

£1,820

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: Fundamental engineering and science skills: the principles of electronic circuits; software engineering; relevant mathematics and business skills. Year 2: Core engineering and technology skills: building on the foundations of the first year; small scale projects. Year 3: Specialist engineering skills: choose from specialist modules; core curriculum which covers aspects of computer communications, interfacing hardware and software systems. Years 4 and 5: Engineering for your professional future: Optional modules.

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
41%
59%

Year 1

42%
58%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

18%
82%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
59%
41%

Year 1

54%
42%
4%

Year 2

38%
58%
4%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

100%

Year 5

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 93%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
36% 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
518 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

8%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

43%

Graduates who are electrical and electronic trades

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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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 83%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

37%

Feedback on work has been prompt

24%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

56%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
461 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

63%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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