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Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

School of Engineering

UCAS Code

H610

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Foundation Entry Route

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study this degree.

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years; four years sandwich, Part-time: Depends on level of entry and number of modules studied per year

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    H610; Short form: BEng/EE

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BEng (Hons)

Why study this course?

Take your place in the expanding and dynamic world of electronics on this accredited, respected course. You’ll learn the fundamental principles of electronic engineering and the programming skills necessary for modern embedded system design - all while developing an understanding of current practice in electronic system design, including microcontrollers and FPGAs, signal analysis and conditioning, and interfacing and communications. You can tailor your study to include various specialist topics according to your interests and ambitions - and when you graduate, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to succeed as a modern graduate electronic engineer in industry.

Entry Requirements 2016/17

280 points at A2 inc Maths at C, Physics at C or STEM at C, General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction Merit Merit (including Maths units)
Pass Access To HE: 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: Grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English or equivalent

Entry Requirements 2017/18

112 Points at A2 including Maths at C, Physics at C or STEM at C; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit (including Maths units)
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent 

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

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25th September 2016

Course at a Glance

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Electronic Engineering Practice
  • Digital Electronics
  • Software Development 1
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Mechanics

Optional modules - choose one

  • Engineering Analysis A, or
  • Engineering Analysis B

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Signals & Systems
  • Electronic System Applications
  • Electronic Systems
  • Digital Systems
  • Software Development 2

Optional modules - choose one

  • Data Communications
  • Robotic Systems
  • Embedded System Design
  • ECAD
  • Elective

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Microcontroller Systems
  • Project
  • Engineering Professionalism

Optional modules - choose one pair

  • Electronic Systems and IC Design OR
  • Embedded Real-Time Systems and System on Programmable Chip

Optional modules

  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Communication Engineering
  • Digital Signal & Image Processing A
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Computer Aided Instrumentation

Part-time students can study up to four modules in a year.

Further Information

The BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering course aim is to develop graduates with a broad understanding of current technology and practice in electronic engineering, covering the relevant aspects of analogue and digital electronic systems and additional specialist areas according to the option modules studied.

The discipline of electronic engineering encompasses a wide skills base and the emphasis of this course is placed on electronic system design rather than that of individual component devices. By concentrating on the principles fundamental to system level design, the course equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of electronic engineering and the transferrable skills to find employment in a diverse set of industrial and commercial sectors.

Course content is informed by our links with the Applied Digital Signal & Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre, research-active in areas including non-destructive evaluation, medical data analysis and computer vision.


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Getting the opportunity to get involved with things outside of the classroom is the best thing about being a student in UCLan. I have been an ambassador for engineering going into schools to promote engineering, was an exhibitor at the Lancashire Science Festival, and had real engineering project experience working on new and exciting technology for a local entrepreneur. Also, I have been sponsored by UCLan to travel on an all-expenses-paid internship to the United States of America and contribute to space research with NASA. Apart from the excellent laboratory and testing environment, learning programming and software development, the analogue electronics module and engineering practice modules were the most useful to me on my project in the US. The internship involved building and testing low frequency radio receivers with staged amplifier circuits. The international experience was good fun and has really broadened my horizons.

Robert McLaughlin

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On the BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering course, you will study various aspects of the subject, including analogue and digital electronic systems, microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, FPGA and IC design, signal processing, and software development. The course includes option modules enabling you to select specialist topics according to your interests and aspirations, tailoring your programme of study to your own requirements. Each student undertakes two individual projects and a final-year group project.

Senior academic staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) with real-world industrial experience. UCLan practices research informed teaching, and the course team includes reviewers and editors with IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis and other publishers. They contribute to industrial and professional advisory panels and help write international engineering standards. Subject matter expertise includes the following general domains: Advanced Manufacturing; Circuit Design; Data Communications; Embedded Real-time Systems; Intelligent Systems; Signal Processing; Measurement and Control; and Robotics.


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What I like best about UCLan is the open-door policy which was different to my experience of college. UCLan staff are always willing to help and give extra classes where needed. My favourite modules were robotics and artificial neural networks and what I learnt in engineering practice, programming in C#, signal analysis and signal processing has been most useful to my research. Since graduating I have been successful in securing an industry sponsored PhD project to develop digital manufacturing and manufacturing execution capabilities for aerospace platforms.

Chris Duerden

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There are opportunities for paid, real-world industrial experience working on ERDF funded commercial projects connected to local industry in the North West, and Summer Undergraduate Internships, working on actual research projects - we recently placed a student with NASA.

Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means the career options for you are varied. You could find yourself working in high value manufacturing - perhaps aerospace or the automotive industry - or in the Ministry of Defence, or in research and development. Careers in digital communications, consumer electronics, security and surveillance, as well as banking and commerce, are also open to graduates.

The majority of graduates embark on careers in high value manufacturing. A course module that will help you plan your career as an engineering professional is part of your degree programme. Opportunities for further study include a taught postgraduate MSc course in Digital Signal and Image Processing or Renewable Energy Engineering. The School has significant research activity in this area and graduates can opt for an MSc, MPhil or PhD with the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre, Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) Research Centre or Centre for Power and Energy Management.

2015 National Student Survey (NSS) Results

Students who completed the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) and studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering related courses at UCLan scored the following areas 100%;

  • The course is intellectually stimulating
  • The criteria used in marking have been clear in advance

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

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Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

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Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Industry Links

Our partners and industrial collaborators include: BAE Systems, CISCO, NASA, NHS, and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.

Professional Accreditation

The BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The MEng course has been submitted for accreditation, expected on completion of the first cohort.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You can benefit from industrial sponsorship. Typically you would be working full-time in a junior engineering position at a local company while studying part-time.

A variety of teaching and learning methods is used, including traditional lectures, laboratory-based sessions using specialist facilities, computer sessions and simulations, tutorials, design exercises and directed study. The practical facilities are located in a purpose-built building with impressive computer facilities and dedicated laboratories.

Assessment uses formal examinations and coursework. The balance of assessment varies from module to module; a typical breakdown over the full course is in the range 60%-70% examination, 30%-40% coursework, exclusive of major individual project work.

Opportunities

Employability is central to our degree provision and you will be taught the basic aspects of electronic engineering to ensure you have the skills required to succeed in industry. Course delivery allows for you to specialise in your chosen area depending on module choices, including digital design, signal processing, real-time systems, neural networks and communications. This ensures your studies are shaped to suit your career aspirations.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long industrial placement before your final year. This will be a great opportunity for you to broaden your practical work experience and to consolidate your learning. The invaluable industry experience will also be of great benefit when you return to UCLan as well as giving you a significant advantage in your early career development. Successful completion of the industrial placement module is recognised by the endorsement “with industrial placement” in the award title.

You’ll enjoy access to world-class resources through the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility. An opportunity to experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software, including CISCO industrial networks, manufacturing execution systems and industrial robots.

Testimonials

The fact that the UCLan course is accredited by the IET has helped me with my professional development because now my employers are sponsoring me to proceed with a master's course so that I can complete my registration as a Chartered Engineer. Tom Bulloch

Facilities

You’ll enjoy access to world-class resources through the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility. An opportunity to experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software, including CISCO industrial networks, manufacturing execution systems and industrial robots.