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best unis for EEE?

in yr12 and want to do electrical eng, considering applying to warwick and durham along with oxford, ucl and bath but neither wawrick or durham show up in the league tables, is it worth applying to one of them?
Reply 1
Original post by gliz
in yr12 and want to do electrical eng, considering applying to warwick and durham along with oxford, ucl and bath but neither wawrick or durham show up in the league tables, is it worth applying to one of them?

Hi, I'm making my UCAS app (also in yr12) rn and am applying to both Warwick and Durham. They are both excellent universities, both russell group (Which typically means they are some of the best universities in the country). I don't know much about rankings for EEE, so you'd be best getting other people's opinions too, but Durham and Warwick are both so highly regarded that it won't matter if their EEE course isn't what they're best known for, because they'd still give you a leg up in job applications.

Here's Warwick's EEE program: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/undergraduate/electrical_and_electronic_engineering/
And here's Durham's: https://www.durham.ac.uk/study/courses/h514/

Durham requires A*AA, and Warwick requires AAA. Physics and Maths are also needed, but you probably know that already.

Best of luck! Hope you get offers!
Reply 2
Just be careful about picking 5 high-grade very-competitive Unis - you need at least one choice that is below you predicted grades. Ignore League Table - look for the courses and Unis that interest you and then go to the Open Days.

Lower grade Unis with a good reputation for STEM :
Sheffield AAB - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/2024/electrical-engineering-beng
Sussex - AAB - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/subjects/engineering-and-robotics/undergraduate
Swansea - AAB - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/aerospace-civil-electrical-general-mechanical-engineering/electrical-engineering/
Liverpool - ABB - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/electrical-engineering-and-electronics/study-with-us/undergraduate/
Portsmouth ABB - https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate/beng-meng-electronic-engineering
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Reply 3
Original post by Lil_Student
Hi, I'm making my UCAS app (also in yr12) rn and am applying to both Warwick and Durham. They are both excellent universities, both russell group (Which typically means they are some of the best universities in the country). I don't know much about rankings for EEE, so you'd be best getting other people's opinions too, but Durham and Warwick are both so highly regarded that it won't matter if their EEE course isn't what they're best known for, because they'd still give you a leg up in job applications.

Here's Warwick's EEE program: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/undergraduate/electrical_and_electronic_engineering/
And here's Durham's: https://www.durham.ac.uk/study/courses/h514/

Durham requires A*AA, and Warwick requires AAA. Physics and Maths are also needed, but you probably know that already.

Best of luck! Hope you get offers!


thanks for ur advice, hope you get your offers as well!
Reply 4
Original post by McGinger
Just be careful about picking 5 high-grade very-competitive Unis - you need at least one choice that is below you predicted grades. Ignore League Table - look for the courses and Unis that interest you and then go to the Open Days.

Lower grade Unis with a good reputation for STEM :
Sheffield AAB - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/2024/electrical-engineering-beng
Sussex - AAB - https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/subjects/engineering-and-robotics/undergraduate
Swansea - AAB - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/aerospace-civil-electrical-general-mechanical-engineering/electrical-engineering/
Liverpool - ABB - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/electrical-engineering-and-electronics/study-with-us/undergraduate/
Portsmouth ABB - https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate/beng-meng-electronic-engineering

yes thank you one of my choices should be lower than my predicteds just in case, thanks for the links
To answer OP Question:
1) Oxbridge
2) Imperial
3) Southampton
4) Manchester
5) UCL
6) Edinburgh
7) Bristol
8) Sheffield
9) Nottingham
10) Kings/Qmul (if you want to stay in London)
Reply 6
Original post by hfufdub466
To answer OP Question:
1) Oxbridge
2) Imperial
3) Southampton
4) Manchester
5) UCL
6) Edinburgh
7) Bristol
8) Sheffield
9) Nottingham
10) Kings/Qmul (if you want to stay in London)

I do not take further Maths so i have essentially ruled out options 1 and 2. (I Take Maths, Phys, Chem)

I really want to go to UCL or KCL (Essentially just stay in London for Uni)

I'm quite interested in working in wireless communications, I reckon I'm going to be Predicted well enough to meet and hopefully exceed A*AA. Enough for UCL and Soton etc.

Apart from UCL and KCL what else would you recommend I apply to?
Original post by donke
I do not take further Maths so i have essentially ruled out options 1 and 2. (I Take Maths, Phys, Chem)
I really want to go to UCL or KCL (Essentially just stay in London for Uni)
I'm quite interested in working in wireless communications, I reckon I'm going to be Predicted well enough to meet and hopefully exceed A*AA. Enough for UCL and Soton etc.
Apart from UCL and KCL what else would you recommend I apply to?

Definitely, apply to Southampton/Manchester both are great for EEE.
But since you also need 1 or 2 safe choices I would say either "Nottingham or QMUL"
Reply 8
Original post by hfufdub466
Definitely, apply to Southampton/Manchester both are great for EEE.
But since you also need 1 or 2 safe choices I would say either "Nottingham or QMUL"

Thank you, I combed through both the course pages for QMUL and Nottingham, and I reckon Nottingham's would be more interesting to me, Also Nottingham's year abroad does look like it would be a blast.

I assume you are quite knowledgeable about Electronics, Honestly apart from the A level Physics part of Electricity (which I really enjoyed studying) I don't have much clue about how I could get started with doing Projects on my own. Anything you suggest I should do in order to get started?

Also, I would love to work abroad after I get my degree or a few years out of my degree, is an EEE degree from those 5 unis respected globally? (UCL, Southampton, Manchester, KCL, Nottingham)
Original post by donke
Thank you, I combed through both the course pages for QMUL and Nottingham, and I reckon Nottingham's would be more interesting to me, Also Nottingham's year abroad does look like it would be a blast.
I assume you are quite knowledgeable about Electronics, Honestly apart from the A level Physics part of Electricity (which I really enjoyed studying) I don't have much clue about how I could get started with doing Projects on my own. Anything you suggest I should do in order to get started?
Also, I would love to work abroad after I get my degree or a few years out of my degree, is an EEE degree from those 5 unis respected globally? (UCL, Southampton, Manchester, KCL, Nottingham)

Southampton/UCL definitely - KCL doesn't seem to have the best reputation for EEE and so does QMUL and Nottingham.
Manchester would be in between those.
As for projects, If you really are interested in making things then I would recommend playing around with an Arduino Kit - but it is way too early in my opinion.
Dealing with projects while studying for A-Levels can be quite tricky.
Also, assuming that you are new to electronics it will take time to get to know how to use such programmes like (C++) which is used for Arduino.
You wouldn't gain much from it other than just tinkering with small components and copying off scripts of code from some dude on YouTube lol.
However, that said if you really do want to make something, have good time-managing capabilities then sure go for it.
Aside from the previously mentioned, also look at Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Exeter.

Birmingham's graduate prospects for this subject are currently a massive 100% in general and in terms of going on to do something related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Source www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk
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Reply 11
Original post by hfufdub466
Southampton/UCL definitely - KCL doesn't seem to have the best reputation for EEE and so does QMUL and Nottingham.
Manchester would be in between those.
As for projects, If you really are interested in making things then I would recommend playing around with an Arduino Kit - but it is way too early in my opinion.
Dealing with projects while studying for A-Levels can be quite tricky.
Also, assuming that you are new to electronics it will take time to get to know how to use such programmes like (C++) which is used for Arduino.
You wouldn't gain much from it other than just tinkering with small components and copying off scripts of code from some dude on YouTube lol.
However, that said if you really do want to make something, have good time-managing capabilities then sure go for it.

Alright, Thank you very much for helping me. I've got like two work experiences lined up and I have a book on Telecommunication at Home, so Hopefully that should be enough for my PS.

I might Learn C as it seems to be on all the courses i'm applying to, but apart from those things thats it.
Do you mainly want to do high voltage or low voltage stuff? Can't speak much about high voltage but for low voltage for digital electronics it would be Southampton and ICL, and for mixed or analog ICL Edinburgh Manchester or Bristol from what I have heard from people in the industry.
Reply 13
Original post by JustBenjamin
Do you mainly want to do high voltage or low voltage stuff? Can't speak much about high voltage but for low voltage for digital electronics it would be Southampton and ICL, and for mixed or analog ICL Edinburgh Manchester or Bristol from what I have heard from people in the industry.

Most likely Low Voltage, but because i'm so inexperienced rn not so sure about what I want to specialise in, I don't think I can get into Imperial anyways cause my School didn't let me take Further Maths. Probably gonna get an A* A* A grade or A* AA with the A* being in Maths and the other being Chem/Phys.

Southampton I think should be my target, have you heard anything about UCL's and KCLs reputation? Mainly cause I would like to stay in London for uni, save a bit of money.
Original post by donke
Most likely Low Voltage, but because i'm so inexperienced rn not so sure about what I want to specialise in, I don't think I can get into Imperial anyways cause my School didn't let me take Further Maths. Probably gonna get an A* A* A grade or A* AA with the A* being in Maths and the other being Chem/Phys.
Southampton I think should be my target, have you heard anything about UCL's and KCLs reputation? Mainly cause I would like to stay in London for uni, save a bit of money.

To be honest I haven't heard of them though they may be also good, but I wasn't directly made aware. Southampton for digital electronics is likely the best or amongst and I think you're likely to get in with your grades, they have a really cool design project where you design a part of a circuit in a team that actually gets manufactured. I would if you manage to decide more certainly suggest to apply for EE instead of EEE, so you're able to take more EE modules, but if you're undecided by the time of uni EEE has more flexibility, though you have to take some modules from both
Reply 15
Original post by JustBenjamin
To be honest I haven't heard of them though they may be also good, but I wasn't directly made aware. Southampton for digital electronics is likely the best or amongst and I think you're likely to get in with your grades, they have a really cool design project where you design a part of a circuit in a team that actually gets manufactured. I would if you manage to decide more certainly suggest to apply for EE instead of EEE, so you're able to take more EE modules, but if you're undecided by the time of uni EEE has more flexibility, though you have to take some modules from both

I was thinking about doing just EE but I think the Power modules etc. in Electrical would still allow me to shift between industries far easier than a straight EE degree. Not completely sure as to how stable the industry for electronics is in this country, and other countries. But, I always know there will be jobs regarding high power grids and stuff. Is this reasoning sort of valid?
Original post by donke
I was thinking about doing just EE but I think the Power modules etc. in Electrical would still allow me to shift between industries far easier than a straight EE degree. Not completely sure as to how stable the industry for electronics is in this country, and other countries. But, I always know there will be jobs regarding high power grids and stuff. Is this reasoning sort of valid?

Hmm I do think that both industries are likely to be stable, though can't say country specific wise but UK does have companies like arm. Anyways if you're not sure, there's no harm in applying for EEE, sounds like as of now that's a better choice.
Reply 17
Original post by JustBenjamin
Hmm I do think that both industries are likely to be stable, though can't say country specific wise but UK does have companies like arm. Anyways if you're not sure, there's no harm in applying for EEE, sounds like as of now that's a better choice.

I wouldn't think it would limit me in the Electronics Job Market either (fingers crossed), I'll see what I really want over the summer, more time to think and what not. Thank you for the info!

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