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Studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering puts you at the centre of a vibrant and fast-moving discipline of relevance to industries such as electronics, information technology, manufacturing, energy generation and supply, transport, and communications. Choosing the four-year MEng degree offers you a quicker, more direct route to Chartered Engineer status than the three-year BEng. It allows you to use the last two years to expand and strengthen your knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering. You will benefit from advanced learning in design and management and an appreciation of the techniques needed to manage and organise a multidisciplinary engineering design project. This course includes the opportunity to take a year of industrial placement between your second and third years of academic study. With this option we will support you in finding a placement that will allow you to experience at first- hand, a professional working environment. If you are successful in securing a placement you will be paid a salary and will enhance your employability skills through direct experience of working in business, industry or the public sector. You will also have the opportunity to spend one semester studying engineering through the medium of English in a partner university overseas. There are currently more than 65 destination universities on four continents. The course is reviewed annually with input from our industrial partners to ensure that the modules taught are at the cutting edge and reflect the current state of the industry. Other Cardiff University Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses include: A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering if you choose a BEng course Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: Fast-track route to Chartered Engineer status The facilities that come with a successful research unit The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, through direct access to academic staff, many of whom are Chartered Engineers or have worked in industry Some external scholarships may be available from the UK Power Academy and UK Electronic Skills Foundation UKESF (Cardiff is a member of both schemes) The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) An open and engaging culture between students and staff One semester is spent studying abroad The opportunity to follow a sandwich year in industry
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB - ABB||To include A level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking. A pass in the science practical is normally required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD in BTEC plus grade B in Maths A-Level|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - ABB||To include A level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 - 34 points||Including 5 or above in HL Maths, or 655 in 3 HL subjects to include Maths.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or GCSE Maths Grade C or 4 is required|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.