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University of Surrey

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H606
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAA - AAB including Mathematics and at least one of the following; Physics, Electronics, Computing/Computer Science or Further Maths

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB - AAABB including Mathematics and at least one of the following; Physics, Electronics, Computing/Computer Science or Further Maths

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

63%

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

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

Level 1 modules include: Mathematics; programming; engineering design and professional studies; circuit analysis; signals and communications; digital logic; computer systems and networking; laboratory exercises. Level 2 core modules include: Mathematics; engineering design and professional studies; laboratory exercises; plus variant modules. Level 3: Individual project; 6 variant modules.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
38%
62%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
54%
29%
17%

Year 1

67%
16%
17%

Year 2

58%
42%

Year 3

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 100%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
491 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

40%

Graduates who are electrical and electronic trades

3%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

28%

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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