Analogue and low-power systems will always be required for electrical and electronic systems, even though today most devices have the majority of the functionality on embedded devices. This programme shares the first two years with the more general BEng Hons/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree but then focuses on advanced electronics through specialist courses and a major individual project in electronic engineering in the final year. The aims of the programme are to develop you to enable you to can produce creative and innovative design solutions to electronic and engineering problems and develop you to charter engineering Status.
Who is this course for?
For those looking for a career as a professional electronic engineer with the focus on innovation, analysis, and development within a wide range of advanced engineering technologies. Electronic engineers work on a project throughout its life from inception through to implementation – this is the career for you if you want an in-depth role in engineering.
Year 1 includes Electrical Principles, Engineering Science, Engineering Applications (Electrical), Computer-Aided Design (Electrical), Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Principles, Computing and Programming for Engineers, Materials and Manufacturing. Year 2 includes Introduction to Power Engineering, Analogue Electronics, Control and Instrumentation, Systems Modeling, Hardware Systems and Design, Engineering Management 1. Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement) Final Year includes Advanced Hardware Systems and Design, Advanced Analogue Electronics, Engineering Management 2, Group Design and Project Management, Individual Project.
Skills and experience gained
The University provides access to books, journals and computer equipment with general software through the libraries across all three campuses. Students can access these no matter where their programme of study is located. Through its portal and Virtual Learning Environment (V.L.E.), students have access to timetables, teaching material, electronic journals, emails, as well as general support and advice. These resources, along with the expertise of the teaching staff, are the backbone of the material you will need to engage with to develop as a student in the School of Engineering. The programme of study you will embark on will move you from a student to a professional, with an array of skills, knowledge, and expertise in developing solutions. You will develop as an independent learner, with a vast array of transferable skills, with understanding how to use knowledge and skills in an alternative situation. Students are taught how to design electronic systems for use in a wide range of applications whilst developing the necessary skills and attributes to work as professional engineers.