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University of York

Electronic and Computer Engineering (with a year in industry)

UCAS Code: H638

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

We will consider this qualification alongside A Levels, as equivalent to one A Level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

We recognise the value of this qualification although it will not be included as a condition of entry. It may be taken in to consideration when you receive your results.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

6 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics is required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

All applicants need D in Further Maths for Technicians and D in Further Electrical/Electronic Principles. We accept a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Only acceptable with Scottish Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

112-165

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time with year in industry | 2018

Subjects

Others in computing

Electronic engineering

Computers are all-pervasive. Almost every aspect of daily life from shopping in a supermarket or on-line, to driving a car or flying abroad depends on highly sophisticated computing systems. The challenges in designing and delivering effective, safe and cost-effective systems require a complex integration of application knowledge, software and electronics, interfaced to a rapidly-changing world. With continuing advances in technology, high user-expectations and increasing statutory requirements, there is a high-demand for skilled engineers in electronic computing. Unlike pure computing degrees which often concentrate on the software, scientific and mathematical aspects of computing, this programme aims to provide a wider range of engineering skills, including in hardware and applications of computing to electronic systems.

As with all our undergraduate degrees, the MEng Electronic and Computer Engineering is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and satisfies the educational requirements for becoming a Chartered 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
£9,250
per year
International
£20,910
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of York

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.

76%
med
Others in computing
84%
high
Electronic 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.

Computing

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

90%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate
423

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

95%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
390

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.

Computing

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.

£22,471
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians
3%
Functional managers and directors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£22,471
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Computing

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

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

£40k

£40k

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.

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.

£24k

£24k

£33k

£33k

£31k

£31k

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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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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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