The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen six places to sixth in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as fifth in the Russell Group, rising two places since last year’s league table.
The survey highlighted that 94% of Birmingham’s Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering students are satisfied with their course and that 95% are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. Learn more on the Guardian website.
Professor Peter Gardner, Head of Department said:
In Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Birmingham, we take great pride in delivering a stimulating undergraduate education, informed by our leading edge research and our strong industrial links, that equips our students for rewarding careers in a vital and expanding sector of the economy. We are delighted to see this reflected in the 2017 Guardian League Table outcome, which places us first amongst UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering departments for graduate employment, and in sixth place overall.”
The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS).
The tables are compiled under guidance by an expert review group of professionals from UK universities. The group meets regularly to monitor changes in subject areas and the way data is collected to ensure the Guardian University Guide is as relevant to students as possible.