Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - BEng (Hons)
Course Code: ET1HE591
UCAS Code: H690
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This field of engineering has in recent years been increasingly oriented towards fields such as IT and computing, embedded systems, robotics, high tech, and energy to achieve optimization, simplicity and reliability for the new devices of the 21st century.
Electrical and electronic engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines in the world, and has been responsible for most technological advances science has made.with electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.
Our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway takes into account the changing face of engineering and will provide you with a modernised set of modules. The programme consists of core common modules at Level 4 such as engineering mathematics and science, computer-aided design and professional engineering management.
After you have mastered these foundational subjects, you will explore advanced, practical subject topics such as microprocessors and microcontrollers, control and simulation, embedded systems, digital signal and image processing.
Embedded within the modules are hands-on learning opportunities and many innovative activities in a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an exciting specialism which adapts easily to many engineering areas and works very well for those interested in technology and innovation.
It also is adaptable to numerous areas of the industry and engineers in the field work well with mechanical engineers and various other technicians from the broader field of engineering.
This means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates within a variety of sectors.
Many of our graduates are now employed by major companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields, BAE Systems, Airbus, Leyland Trucks and PACCAR, NIC, GE, and Ford Motor Company as design, production, project or research and development engineers.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure timely processing of paperwork, and to investigate potential funding through the Student Loan Company if required.
Depending on your qualifications or experience you may wish to choose between starting at Level 4 (3-year full-time course) or 5 (2 years).
Level 4 entry criteria
A minimum of 48 UCAS points from either:
- 2 A Levels (or equivalent), to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or science-based subject.
- A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a science or technology-based subject, including passes in mathematics.
Level 5 entry criteria
- HNC from B&FC for direct entry onto Level 5.
- HNC or HND, or Foundation Degree with an overall merit grade in Mechanical, General, Electrical/Electronic or Aeronautical Engineering, or another appropriate Engineering discipline through recognition of prior learning from the College’s internal panel and Lancaster University.
International qualification or qualification from other universities or colleges within the UK/EU might enable candidates to enter Level 5, subject to prior approval from the College’s internal panel and Lancaster University.
Considerations for both levels
- Applicants with any other qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis, and will be invited for an interview to determine suitability.
- If English is not the candidate's first language, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills is also required.
- Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work experience or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis and will be invited for an interview to determine suitability.
Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.
Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.
Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.
|Assessment Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Level 4 Modules
|Managing a Professional Engineering Project||ET4MD215||20||Mandatory|
|Computer Aided Design||ET4MD217||20||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Academic Study Comp Sci Eng||ET4MD219||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Further Engineering Mathematics||ET5MD223||20||Mandatory|
|Professional Engineering Management||ET5MD225||20||Mandatory|
|Analogue and Digital Electronic Systems||ET5MD229||20||Mandatory|
|Electrical Energy Systems||ET5MD230||20||Mandatory|
Level 6 Modules
|Control and Simulation||ET6MD187||20||Mandatory|
|Microprocessors and Microcontrollers||ET6MD190||20||Mandatory|
|Electrical Power||ET6MD204||20||Optional (most common)|
|Digital Signal and Image Processing||ET6MD205||20||Optional|
Teaching and Learning Methods
Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.
Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.
Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.