Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering – Live question and answer session

Join staff from the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering online to ask any remaining questions you have and find out about the great student experience the University of Birmingham has to offer.

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Please note that during the chat session your question will not show up in the chat window until it has answered. We will answer any questions as soon as we can, however during busy periods this can take a little longer.

The live sessions will take place 1-3pm and 5-7pm UK time (GMT). The chat will remain open for questions between the two sessions; any questions submitted during this time will be answered when the live session resumes.

Find out more about Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Speaker profiles

  • Dr Tim Jackson

    Admissions Tutor
    Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

  • Becca Rice

    Admissions Officer, School of Engineering

  • Ashley Turner

    Current student, MEng Computer Systems Engineering

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering – Live question and answer session live event.
Becca Rice asked:

Live Q&A Ending

Becca Rice replied:

The Live Q&A for the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering is now drawing to a close.

Thank you all for joining us this evening, we hope you found the session useful and if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at ug-admissions-eng@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Becca Rice asked:

Session Closing Soon

Becca Rice replied:

Just a reminder that this session will close in approximately 15 minutes at 7pm BST. Any last minute questions are welcomed.

Tim Jackson asked:

What do our graduates do?

Tim Jackson replied:

Hello,

I’m Tim Jackson, the admissions tutor for Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering. We often get asked about what students can do with a degree in our subject. We have some interviews with former students here:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/engineering/eese/undergraduate/engineering-pathways.aspx

and some graduate profiles here:

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/engineering/eese/undergraduate/engineering-pathways.aspx

You’ll see our students go into many different industrial and commercial sectors. Employers value both the technical skills and the analytical, process-related skills that students develop during their courses and their project work.

 

Omar asked:

Sorry to bother you, but can you give me examples of the companies that students will work in during the year in industry, or the companies former students worked at. Thank you

Becca Rice replied:

Hi Omar,

It’s no trouble at all – it’s what we’re here for!

Our students work in range of organisations in the industry, for both their Year in Industry experience and once they’ve graduated; recent companies include Arup, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, GlaxoSmithKline, EON, Thales, Network Rail, National Grid, and CBG Consultants . Some students go onto work as graduates in the company that they’ve been placed with in their industrial year, whilst others choose to work somewhere new.

You can learn about some of our graduates’ destinations from these links on our Department webpage:
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/engineering/eese/undergraduate/graduate-career-profiles.aspx
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/engineering/eese/undergraduate/engineering-pathways.aspx

 

Izzat Najmi asked:

may i know, are the accommodation fees seperated from the tuition fees?

Tim Jackson replied:

Hello Izzat,

I’m Tim Jackson, the admissions tutor for the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. The short answer is yes, the accommodation fees and tuition fees are separate. This means you could choose to stay in your own choice of private accommodation, or with family or friends, if that works best for you.

You can find all the details of our student accommodation, including how to apply, how much it costs, how to pay here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/study/accommodation/index.aspx. You will also find links to virtual tours of some of the accommodation options.

Student fees are dealt with separately. If you receive a First Class scholarship or an Excellence or Achievement scholarship for example, these are normally awarded as a discount from your fees. The scholarships are detailed on our School web pages here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/engineering/eese/undergraduate/scholarships.aspx

Regards,

Tim