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University of Strathclyde

Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Business Studies

UCAS Code: H6N1
MEng 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Business studies
Student score
82% MED
81% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA-AAA

Year 1 entry: 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

67%

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 â?? Fundamental engineering skills. Year 2 â?? Core engineering and technology skills. Year 3 â?? Specialist engineering skills: compulsory classes: signals, networks and communications; principles and analysis; practical CAD digital design techniques; analogue electronics; instrumentation and control system modelling; engineering innovation and management; engineering statistics; optional classes: microelectronics; multimedia systems; power engineering; renewable energy. Years 4 and 5: Professional training: year 4 (BEng (Honours) and MEng) options: engineering analysis; communications theory and networks; design; information coding for communication and security; microcontroller applications; digital signal processing; analysis of image and video signals; optical communications systems; robotics design; advanced analogue electronics design; energy conversion and drives; power system analysis and design; energy supply network protection systems; electric vehicle technologies; instrumentation and condition monitoring; year 5 (MEng only) options: multimedia signal and image processing; telecommunications network design, performance and management; mobile communications systems; digital signal processing implementation; adaptive digital signal processing; optical networks; advanced microcontroller systems and design; control of industrial processes; electronics for energy control; electricity market and system economics; power system electromagnetic; compatibility; high voltage technology design and application; advanced power system protection for network industries.

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
44%
56%

Year 1

40%
60%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

28%
72%

Year 4

28%
72%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
52%

Year 1

50%
46%
4%

Year 2

52%
44%
4%

Year 3

40%
60%

Year 4

40%
60%

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 90%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

56%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
39% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
508 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

9%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

26%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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