This program is taught in the UAE
The BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is an internationally recognized qualification that will give you the skills to develop a career in most areas of modern electrical and electronic engineering.
You will study both the theoretical and practical nature of electrical and electronic engineering. There will be a significant emphasis on the application of electronics in the form of embedded systems – electronic systems that can be embedded in other products that are not necessarily electronic, such as cars, medical or other industrial systems. The course also covers cutting-edge and emerging technologies. These include the smart grids that will form the next generation of electrical services worldwide as electrical grids are modernized, as well as body area networks – wireless networks of wearable computing devices that have many potential applications including inexpensive and continuous health monitoring.
The final level of the course offers optional modules that will allow you to gain specialist knowledge in areas of applied electronics that are in significant demand in the industry. These include areas such as digital signal processing, integrated circuit design, power systems, smart grids and renewable energies.
About the course
This area of engineering is well established at the University of Bolton with a history of more than forty years in various formats. The teaching staff brings extensive academic and industrial expertise to the course, incorporating their practical, applied and research-oriented experience into the teaching programme.
The course is different to many similar courses in that it has a much higher laboratory-based content. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to demonstrate that you will be of more immediate and direct benefit to potential employers than the theoretically-based students from competitor courses.
Project work features significantly at each level of the course and is developed in a coordinated way to lead you from the first encounter with electrical and electronic design to undertaking a major individual project in your final year. Your project activity becomes the focus for the application of the diverse knowledge and skills that are developed during your course of study.
The department offers industry-standard facilities, including a wide variety of CAD and design simulation software.
- The course uses a wide variety of assessments including project-based learning, assignments, and formal examinations.
- The module learning material will be made available on our virtual learning environment (Moodle) allowing you to support your face-to-face learning with study at a time and location to suit you.
- We also have dedicated application servers that host the CAD, simulation and software tools used throughout the course. Many of these software packages are available online, giving you the greatest flexibility possible in terms of where and when you can complete your assignments and projects.
What you will learn
You will learn the theories and principles of electrical and electronic engineering and their application to applied projects. Specifically, during the first level of the course, you will be taught the fundamental concepts of electrical principles, analog and digital electronic engineering and embedded computer systems and programming.
During the second level, the same subjects are taught but at a higher level and more emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of small systems. Also, new topics are introduced including instrumentation and control and signal processing. You will also study the fundamentals of communication theory given that this an essential background to the wireless applications that are becoming so prevalent in modern consumer and industrial electrical and electronic engineering.
At the final level, you will study one of four optional specialist modules and undertake an individual project.
Throughout the course, you will learn the principles of management and enterprise which are key skills for the graduate engineer.
Learning is achieved through lectures, practical work, and tutorials, supported by the considerable hands-on use of computers and advanced technical equipment. The application of ideas, principles, and techniques is emphasized by the use of experimentation and project work, together with relevant case-studies.
What you will study
Level 1 (Level HE4)
Introductory Engineering Mathematics; Introductory Electrical Principles; Engineering Environment; Introductory Digital Electronics; Introductory Analogue Electronics; Introductory Embedded Systems.
Level 2 (Level HE5)
Engineering Modelling and Analysis; Instrumentation and Control; Intermediate Digital Electronics and Communications; Intermediate Electrical Principles and Enabling Power Electronics; Intermediate Embedded Systems; Analogue Signal Processing and Communications.
Level 3 (Level HE6)
Project; Management and Enterprise in Engineering; Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Drives; Engineering Electromagnetism.
Optional modules (choose one): Digital Signal Processing; Integrated Circuit Design; Power Systems and Smart Grids; Renewable Energies.
240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) including mathematics, or successful completion of the Engineering Foundation Year.
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics, and science.
If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).
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