Course Code: ET1HE604 UCAS Code: H690 Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - BEng Hons Degree Duration3 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Wednesday and Thursday Time09:00 - 17:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Years / £9,000 per year Apply now 09 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 3 Years / £9,000 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 SummaryThis is the 3-year, part-time Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - BEng (Hons) programme starting at Level 5. You will 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 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. Tomorrow's talent. Trained today. Entry RequirementsA 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 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. Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedBEng (Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Learning and Teaching MethodsScheduled 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. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Introduction to Academic Study ET4MD242 20 No Engineering Mathematics ET4MD243 15 No Engineering Science ET4MD244 15 No Engineering Design ET4MD245 15 No Managing Professional Engineering Project ET4MD246 15 No Computer Aided Design ET4MD247 15 No Workshop ET4MD248 10 No Electrical and Electronic Principles ET4MD249 15 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Research Project ET5MD238 20 No Professional Engineering Management ET5MD239 20 No Further Engineering Mathematics ET5MD240 20 No Embedded Systems ET5MD242 20 No Analogue and Digital Electronic Systems ET5MD247 20 No Industrial Power Electronics and Storage ET5MD248 20 No Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Major Project ET6MD211 40 No Professional Engineer ET6MD212 20 No Control and Simulation ET6MD213 20 No Electrical Power ET6MD215 20 No Microprocessors and Microcontrollers ET6MD216 20 Yes How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 73% 68% 63% Exam 5% 31% 34% Practical 22% 1% 3% Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou 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. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. 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. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 533 306 367 Independent 667 894 590 Placement 0 0 243 Total 1200 1200 1200 Programme Specification Programme Spec BENG-EE-2022.pdf Adobe PDF, 312.62 KB Career Options and ProgressionThe 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.