Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCLan provides a balance between the interrelated but distinctly different areas of electrical engineering and electronic engineering. You will develop skills in power electronics, motor control systems, renewable energy and compliment this with in depth knowledge of electronics such as analogue circuits and embedded systems development. The course has practical modules based around building skills needed within industry such as problem solving in an engineering context, project management and communications skills. You will be given opportunities to explore specialist areas in our dedicated laboratories that include modern test and measurement equipment as well as more specialist equipment for power electronics and robotics.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three Years; Part-time: Six Years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BEng (Hons)

  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:

    LE10

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Taught by research active staff with many years’ experience in industry.
  • You will develop skills in power electronics, motor control systems and renewable energy and complement this with in-depth knowledge of electronics such as analogue circuits and embedded systems development.
  • Benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

Course Overview

Year 1

  • ER1010 Engineering Analysis
  • ER1630 Engineering Applications
  • ER1730 Electronics and Electronic Engineering Practice
  • ER1731 Digital Electronics and Programmable Systems

Year 2

  • EL2801 Power Engineering
  • EL2205 Electronic System Applications
  • EL2241 Electronic Systems
  • EL2242 Digital Systems
  • EL2104 Instrumentation and Control

Optional Modules

  • EL2006 Data Communications
  • EL2311 Software Development 2

Year 3

Optional Industrial Placement Year

  • EL3995 Project
  • EL3996 Engineering Professionalism
  • EL3813 Power Electronics
  • EL3800 Power Systems Operation and Control

Optional Modules

  • EL3300 Machine Intelligence
  • EL3251 System on Programmable Chip
  • EL3425 Computer Aided Instrumentation
  • EL3250 Microcontroller Systems
  • EL3243 Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • EL3147 Digital Signal and Image Processing A

More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.

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Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points including Maths and Physics at C or STEM at C.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit including Maths units.
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects & HL5 in required subject.
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

International Students

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Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Not got the grades?

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

Foundation Entry Route

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Further Information

During your studies at the UCLan Preston campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry enabling you to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
 

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Sandwich Placement Year

This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years. You are responsible for finding your own placement. We will support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and UCLan Careers, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during a placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs.

If you’re in any doubt about placements, do it! It gives you an idea of being in the industry you have chosen to be a part of. You can make sure it is right for you and gives you an idea of what area within that industry you enjoy, what you don’t like and where the most money is made. That way you can focus your time learning and honing the skills required for that chosen area while the facilities are still available while you are a student.

Oliver Forbes-Shaw, INDUSTRY PLACEMENT STUDENT

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Engineering Workshop

Electronic & Control System Laboratory

Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

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.

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Course Enquiries

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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Engineering

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry | 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.