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University of Surrey

Communication Systems

UCAS Code: H641

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Overall: AAA (AAB including Further Mathematics) We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Maths and one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Overall: QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 Credits at Distinction. Required Subjects: Modules must be in relevant subjects. GCSE Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Overall: AAA from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. (AAB including Further Mathematics) Required Subjects: A level Mathematics and one of: Further Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science. GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 in Mathematics and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Overall: DDD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade A. Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Overall: AAA Required Subjects: Mathematics and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Overall: AAAAB Required Subjects: Mathematics and at least one of: Physics, Electronics, Computing, Computer Science. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Telecommunications engineering

Our programmes cover the core theory, along with the latest developments in hardware and device electronics, electrical power generation, advanced nanotechnologies, software and computer systems, satellite engineering, mobile communication and multimedia engineering. We focus on applying theory to real engineering problems and technologies, combining training in professional engineering skills with scientific research methods. Our professional development modules cover product design and implementation, preparing you to work as a professional engineer. Individual and group projects during the degree will also give you a chance to work with academics from our research centres, helping you develop skills in specialist areas.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Electronic Engineering

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.

88%
high
Telecommunications 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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

91%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A
491

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

60%
Engineering professionals
15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
8%
Electrical and electronic trades
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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