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On completion, graduates are awarded a MEng Honours degree from Ulster University and a Master’s degree from one of two German partner institutions.
Study Electronic Engineering at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
Within this programme you have the option to study for a semester at either of two partner institutions in Germany, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences or Kempten University of Applied Sciences. This will lead to a second award of Masters in Mechatronic Systems or Masters in Electrical Engineering, respectively. During this study period all lectures and assessments are delivered in English.
Expanding upon the knowledge gained in the first four years (3 in study, 1 in industry), this course will allow you to choose specialist subjects in the fifth year of your studies. This will enable you to extend your knowledge in an area of interest to you, or an area which will provide further career opportunities.
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About this course
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Core to this degree is the Industrial Placement, in which you will take up employment in an engineering company, within the UK or worldwide. This industrial placement provides an important real world context for your studies and also allows you to gain relevant industrial experience, which is beneficial when applying for graduate positions.
Diploma in Professional Practice DPP
Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI
Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS
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Duration and Mode of Attendance
Full-time: five years (including placement).
Typically 18-20 timetabled hours per week between 09.15 am and 5.15 pm. There are no timetabled activities on Wednesday afternoons.
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We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.
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The GCE A Level requirement for this course is 340 UCAS tariff points to include grades AB to include GCE A Level Mathematics and one from GCE A Level Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Design and Technology or Engineering.
The requirement for this course is successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a related Engineering subject area with overall award profile of DDD to include a minimum of 11 unit distinctions. Also requires a minimum Distinction in a unit of Further Mathematics.
The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by telephone on 028 9036 6305 or email email@example.com.
Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence
Irish Leaving Certificate
Overall Irish Leaving Certificate Highers requirement for this course is A1,A1,A1,B1 (typical grade profile) including minimum of A2 in Higher Level Mathematics and one other Higher Level subject from Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Biology, Technology, Engineering or Technology and Design.
The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is AAAAB (to include minimum of A in Mathematics and B in another science subject).
Scottish Advanced Highers
The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is AAB (to include Mathematics and a science subject).
Overall International Baccalaureate Diploma requirement for this course is a minimum of 28 points to include 14 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and grade 5 in another Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.
Access to Higher Education (HE)
MEng entry is not available directly from an Access course.
GCSE Grade C (or above) in English Language (or equivalent).
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Additional Entry Requirements
OCR/Cambridge Technical Combinations
The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept a range of alternative combination of qualifications such as OCR Nationals and OCR Cambridge Technicals. For further information regarding the above qualifications please contact the Faculty admissions staff on T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The General Entry Requirements must also be met including English Language minimum GCSE grade C (or equivalent). Please check the following link http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements#ger
Teaching and learning assessment
Formal lectures are supplemented by tutorials and laboratory investigations, as appropriate. Practical ‘hands on’ laboratory sessions are an integral part of many modules throughout all years. Case studies and group mini-project work are also extensively used. In the final year there is a major individual project.
Generally, a combination of continuous assessment and examination is employed in each module. Continuous assessment includes class tests, library and laboratory based assignments, and individual and group project work. Some modules across all years are continuously assessed.
Exemptions and transferability
Applicants who have successfully completed studies equivalent in content and level to the Year 1 modules are considered for direct entry into Year 2. Students who choose not to undertake the opportunity of study in Germany can transfer to the linked MEng Electronic Engineering.
Careers & opportunities
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Job prospects in a wide range of engineering industries are excellent with the majority of graduates finding employment within four months of graduation. Graduates with a BEng Hons, first class or upper second class award all satisfy the requirements for a wide range of postgraduate research posts and scholarships in, electronic and biomedical engineering.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Fees and funding
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Scholarships, awards and prizes
The Faculty of Computing and Engineering Prize list is available at :