Electronic/Electrical Engineering

The difference between electrical and electronics engineering is often blurred, but it is generally true to say that electrical engineers are concerned mainly with the large-scale production and distribution of electrical power, while electronics engineers focus on much smaller electronic circuits.
At bachelor level, an electrical engineering degree will aim to give students grounding in the underlying principles of electronic and electrical engineering, before allowing specialization in an area of interest later on in the course. Students will also be involved in projects working within groups.

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Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
The University of Bath
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted). Selectiveness varies, with some courses being more competitive than others.
Researched Focused Institution
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Brighton
UK
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
Brunel University London
UK
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted) Admissions rate varies by subjects, with Medicine and Healthcare subjects extremely selective
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Cambridge
UK
A Collegiate University offering the benefits of both campus and city life
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - Generally 7,7,6 at HL and may be subject specific
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BEng
Intelligent Automation
BEng
Nanotechnology
BEng/MEng
Automotive Engineering with Electric Vehicles
BEng/MEng
Electrical Power Engineering
BEng/MEng
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
BEng
Telecommunications Engineering
BEng
Optical Engineering
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Programming / Coding
ICT
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Design Mindset
Teamwork
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