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EEE FAQs

Electrical and electronic engineers make ideas reality. They research, develop and create technology that changes lives. Think smartphones, tablet computers, advanced robotics, medical breakthroughs and more… Thinking of studying with us but got some questions? We’ve asked the School for answers to the questions they get the most.

What if I don’t have the right qualifications?

Don’t worry. We offer a Foundation Year in electrical and electronic engineering. It is a year-long course to equip you with the maths and science knowledge you’ll need to progress to one of our degrees. We also offer a shorter pre-entry maths course ..

What careers can it lead to?

This degree can lead to a rewarding well-paid international career. Electrical and electronic engineers are highly sought after by employers within the UK and abroad.

Typically our employment rate is over 90% and our graduates typically earn between £24,000 and £28,000 per year. You can expect this to increase significantly over the course of your career.

Why is professional accreditation so important?

Studying a professionally accredited degree fast tracks your progress to Chartered Engineer status, one of the most recognised professional qualifications worldwide. It means employers will recognise the quality of your degree because we meet the high standards expected by the industry.

What skills will I develop?

You’ll develop a well-rounded portfolio of practical and intellectual skills that make you highly employable. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of computing, mathematics electronics and engineering, covering topics like linear circuit theory and programming languages.

You’ll also gain practical skills in soldering, wiring and circuit board construction, as well as desirable transferable skills such as teamwork, project management, communication and collaboration.

Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

Yes. We offer a range of scholarships available, both at School and university level.

We are a member of the E3 Academy and the UK Electronic Skills Foundation, which gives you access to funding opportunities and industry contacts. Our degrees are also eligible for DTUS sponsorship, which is a Ministry of Defence scheme for students who hope to enter the engineering or technical branches of the armed services after graduation.

What facilities do you have?

We have the UK’s largest state-of-the-art electrical power labs for developing the electrical technologies of the future. Think high-performance electric vehicles and solar-powered aircraft. New facilities include our Smart Grid, one of the first of its kind in the UK, and the Intelligent Sensing Lab.

We also have fantastic computing facilities and industry-standard software and hardware. All facilities are reviewed regularly to make sure you learn on the latest kit.

Can I do a work placement?

Yes. Thanks to our strong industry links, all of our subjects offer you the chance to work on a real-life engineering project set by industry and you can do this anywhere in the world! Recent companies include Dyson, Siemens, Tridonic and Imagination Technologies.

If you think this sounds like you – developing practical electrical engineering skills to fast track you to an in-demand career – then check out our detailed degree information.

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