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University of Westminster

Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H610
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
Student score
61% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB including Maths Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
BBCC

(Any Science subject or Any Technology subject).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 Points including 5 in Higher Level Maths

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

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

£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

Studying Electronic Engineering at the University of Westminster provides you with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of electronics and communications, including digital and analog processing, computing, embedded systems, project work, design and management. Our strong mathematical and theoretical teaching approach coupled with practical project work will equip you with the know-how to become electronic system designers and researchers. You will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources including numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms running industry-standard, computer-aided analysis and design applications. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Engineering Council, enabling you to become Chartered and Incorporated Engineers after gaining professional experience. We are an Enhanced Academic Partner of the IET, which gives you unique access to industrial practice. Our graduates have gone on to work for the likes of the BBC, British Aerospace, BT, GEC and Nokia or have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy.

Modules

Year 1: Audio processing using an embedded microcomputer; data communications and networks; digital and analog circuits; engineering science and mathematics; linear system analysis; programming. Year 2: Analog electronics design; communications; digital microelectronics; event-driven and GUI programming; micromouse maze-solving competition; professional employability skills; signal and system analysis. Year 3 (MEng): Advanced system analysis and design; analog microelectronics; business finance and management; individual project; robotic system design; wireless RF and microwave systems; real-time embedded systems; embedded processor architecture; wireless systems. Year 3 (BEng): Business finance and management; digital signal processing design; individual project; robotic system design; algorithm realisation; analog microelectronics plus 1 module from:; communication networks; embedded processor architectures; real-time embedded systems; wireless RF and microwave systems; communication networks; wireless RF and microwave systems; plus 1 module from:; algorithm realisation; analog microelectronics; embedded processor architecture; real-time embedded systems. Year 4 (MEng): Industrial group project; multirate DSP; embedded media processing; video and image processing; plus 1 option module from the other MEng pathways; DSP and communication processor; design; mixed-signal integrated circuit design; plus 1 option module from the other MEng pathways; broadband wireless networks; wireless system design; plus 1 option module from the other MEng pathways.

University of Westminster

Freshers week

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

28%
72%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
61%
19%
20%

Year 1

56%
15%
29%

Year 2

57%
28%
15%

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 57%
Student score 61% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

51%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

49%

Staff are good at explaining things

59%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
287 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
32% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

22%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

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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