Undergraduate degree course in Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng:
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineers are involved in the design and development of technology that has become essential to all areas of the modern world; from satellites and mobile 'phones keeping our telecommunications networks connected day and night, to computers and digital networks storing and releasing, as required, the billions of bits of data that stream around the globe.
At Birmingham, we have been at the forefront of teaching and research in this area for over 100 years, engaging in each era of new technological advance and helping it to evolve into what we see around us today. We are a friendly, confident and all-embracing School, welcoming people from all over the world.
In 2014, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed an overall 93% student satisfaction rating for the quality of our programmes.
The University of Birmingham is ranked 10th in the Russell Group for Electrical and Electronic Engineering according to the Complete University Guide and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, 86% of the research in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering was ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
Technological systems invented, designed and managed by Electronic and Electrical engineers have a huge influence on our daily lives, our environment, and our social interaction. If you’ve enjoyed maths and physical sciences at school, studying at Birmingham will give you an exciting chance to learn about all levels of design, from transistors, transmission media and electromagnetic devices, to the organization and control of large-scale systems such as computers, communications networks, and energy generation, and distribution infrastructure.
The Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme gives you a solid grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles of the subject, along with a thorough overview of the electronic technology and its applications.
Unistats data show that 90% of our students go on to work or further study after graduation and that those in work succeed in finding graduate-level jobs with salaries in the region of £23-£28,000 per annum.
Preparing for your career is one of the first things you need to think about when you start university. There is a great demand for trained engineers and armed with a good degree from a world-renowned university like Birmingham, our graduates have the opportunity to get involved in all sorts of exciting projects close to home or further away. Our accredited degree programmes provide an excellent preparation for rewarding professional careers in the electronics, computing, telecommunications and energy industries. But the skills you'll gain, such as technical engineering, applied science and mathematical, computing, teamworking, and project and management skills, also open up career opportunities in the fields of financial services and consultancy.
At the University of Birmingham, we enhance your employability with superb opportunities to gain industry experience, assisting you to secure mentoring opportunities, global internships, and placements. Spending a whole year in industry between your second and final study years is a chance to earn money and gain real-life experience, allowing you to get involved in serious projects and put into practice the skills and knowledge gained from your degree. It's a great chance to prove your worth and placements often lead to sponsorship and/or the offer of a graduate job.
We also offer voluntary work which complements your studies by helping you gain practical experiences in occupational settings while contributing back to society. This can bring new skills that will be useful throughout your future and can make a positive impact on your learning whilst at the university. Volunteering enables you to develop skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, self-confidence, and self-discipline all of which can be transferred into your studies.
Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.
Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialized team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge. In addition, our employer-endorsed award-winning Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognizes your extra-curricular activities and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects.
Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.
Career destinations of recent graduates include:
- Engineering Officer (RAF)
- Graduate Engineer (Network Rail)
- Digital Media Assistant (Road Safety Analysis)
- Graduate Electrical Construction (National Grid)
- Design Engineer (IDX co. Ltd)
- Systems Designer (Amor Group)
- Graduate Test Engineer (Goodrich)
- Advanced Product Creation Engineer (Jaguar Landrover)
- Production Manager (Powelectrics Ltd)
Cost & Fees
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2016/17 are as follows:
- £9,000 (Home/EU students)
- £19,020 (International Students)
About the School
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