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University of Strathclyde

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: HH63

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

Maths, Physics; Year 2 entry: AAA-ABB (Maths A, Physics, Computing).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Maths HL5, Physics HL5

Scottish HNC

Pass

Year 1 entry: HNC Electronics or Electrical Engineering, Engineering Maths 1 - 3, Graded Unit A; Year 2 entry: HND Electronics or Electrical Engineering, Engineering Maths 1 - 4, High Level Engineering Software, Analogue Electronic Principles, Combinational Logic, Sequential Logic, Graded Unit AA.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B

Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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66%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Electrical and electronic engineering

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical, electrical, computing and control elements are key to all engineering systems.

Why Electrical & Mechanical Engineering at Strathclyde?
Ranked in the UK Top 5 for Electrical Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).
Develop expertise in mechanical, electrical, software and control systems engineering.
Participate in the Formula Student competition to design, build and race a racing car.
Gain international experience through studying abroad.
Access to IET Power Academy & Scholarship programme with paid work placements.
Professional accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Your Career
Opportunities exist in the aerospace and automotive industries, and in the energy, consultancy, and oil and gas sectors. Recent employers include Rolls-Royce, Nexen Petroleum, Jaguar Land Rover, Arup.

Recent graduate roles include:
Electrical Engineer
Subsea Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Graduate Engineer
Generator Engineer

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£20,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Strathclyde

Department:

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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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.

80%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering
78%
med
Mechanical 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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

89%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
6%
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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
14%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Mechanical 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.

£27,750
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Engineering professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
2%
Sports and fitness occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. 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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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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