Course Code: ET1HE593 Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - BEng (Hons) (part-time) Duration3 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Time09:00 - 17:15 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 3 Years / £5,833 per year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This 3-year, part-time Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - BEng (Hons) programme starts at Level 5. You will therefore be expected to have achieved a Level 4 qualification before starting this programme. If you wish to start this course at Level 4, please visit our full-time, 3-year (Levels 4 to 6) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - BEng (Hons) programme information page. 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 may be one of the oldest engineering disciplines in the world, and yet it 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. 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. Subject to Validation & Revalidation To ensure we deliver the highest quality degree courses, all our honours programmes are initially validated by Lancaster University, our awarding body, and are periodically subject to revalidation. For students, this means they have the reassurance of knowing our courses meet the highest academic standards year on year. Find out more Course Detail Having already acquired the necessary core modeules at level 4 such as engineering mathematics and science, computer-aided design and professional engineering management, you will be ideally place to commence this honours degree programme. You will explore advanced, practical subject topics such as microprocessors and microcontrollers, control and simulation, embedded systems, digital signal and image processing. You will also be exposed to the various management aspects of engineering projects to prepare you for what a graduate role in this sector will eventually entailed. Embedded within the modules themselves are hands-on learning opportunities and many innovative activities in a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability. Entry Requirements A minimum of 48 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: DD from A levels to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or science-based subject PPP from Extended Diploma, MP from Diploma, MM from 90 Credit Diploma in a science or technology-based subject, including passes in mathematics Mathematics GCSE at Grade B/5 or above and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above The entry criteria for direct entry onto Level 5 of the programme are: HNC or HND with an overall merit grade in: Mechanical, General or Aeronautical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering discipline Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Qualification Obtained BEng (Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) What will I learn? Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Digital Signal and Image Processing ET6MD205 20 No Further Engineering Mathematics ET5MD223 20 No Research Project ET5MD224 20 No Professional Engineering Management ET5MD225 20 No Analogue and Digital Electronic Systems ET5MD229 20 No Electrical Energy Systems ET5MD230 20 No Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Embedded Systems ET5MD231 20 No Dissertation ET6MD185 20 No Professional Engineer ET6MD186 20 No Control and Simulation ET6MD187 20 No Microprocessors and Microcontrollers ET6MD190 20 Yes Electrical Power ET6MD204 40 Yes Industry Placement and Field Trips The programme has been designed to carefully align with industrial need. You are strongly encouraged to gain work experience, via summer internships, short courses in industry, and industrial visits. Although work placement is not an integral part of the programme, we regularly invite guest speakers, employers and previous students at relevant points throughout your studies to integrate the academic and work based experience. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer for engineering events and competitions which will involve hands-on, experiential learning tasks based on industry practice. Case studies of workplaces and employment will be embedded within specific modules and will feature throughout the programme, as will the development of aligning attitudes and behaviours expected of a professional engineer. Field trips to appropriate industry partners are arranged as per availability and as needs arise. We will aim to organise at least one field trip per year whether as part of employability or industry engagement. Other engagement opportunities in Engineering are also available, including conference participations, publications, competitions and events attendance. You will be able to use these towards a Degree Plus application and to enrich your continuous professional development. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning 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. Independent Study 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. Placement 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. Expert Tutors 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. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 64% 67% Exam 0% 36% 30% Practical 0% 0% 3% Assessment Methods Coursework 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. Exam 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 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. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 342 385 Independent 0 858 815 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 1200 1200 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment You will need your own scientific calculator; we recommend the Casio FFX-91ES (costs start from around £15). Books, journals and electronic resources can be accessed via the College's learning resources facilities. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec BENG-EE-2022.pdf Adobe PDF, 312.62 KB Career Options and Progression The UK has a significant shortfall of suitably skilled and qualified engineers. With an electrical and electronic engineering degree, you will be a very polyvalent employee and can find work in aerospace, automotive, construction, IT, telecommunications and broadcasting, nuclear energy, design among many others. You will do very well in jobs such as management consultant, project manager, technical inspector, systems analyst. You will easily collaborate with mechanical, automotive, mechatronics and industrial engineers, providing expertise in your specific domain. The job market in this field is stable with upcoming vacancies as a generation of engineers will be going into retirement between 2021 and 2026. The salaries at starting level are very good, ranging in the usual engineering salary scales, depending on skill sets and varying between companies and locations. Some international opportunities are also available. Nationally, above 98% of students are either in further study or already employed, which points to a bright future, should you choose this engineering field. Senior salaries are often double the starting ones and higher, depending on whether you have engaged in lifelong learning and professional development. There are numerous networking opportunities in this field with the IET, IEEE and other professional organizations which you might consider joining as a member. Successful students may also wish to continue their studies by undertaking a relevant postgraduate degree at another university institution, leading to even greater career opportunities. Studies for a Master or research qualification can take you either into higher positions within the industry, managerial or otherwise, into the research profession, or to teaching careers in further and higher education.