Undergraduate study
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up)

BEng Tech (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up)

UCAS code: H603 Tech/EEE

This one-year electrical and electronics engineering top-up degree is ideal if you are qualified to QCF Level 5 in an electrical, electronic or communications subject and you wish to enhance your career prospects. Eligible qualifications include BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) and foundation degrees (Fd).

Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year

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Part-time

  • 2 years

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  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800

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  • The top-up degree may be used as a stepping stone to master’s degree-level study.

  • 100% of our BEng Tech (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up) degree graduates are in work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015-16).

The programme comprises 120 credits, three 20-credit specialist modules including one option chosen from either Power Electronics or Communications Systems, one 10-credit and one 20-credit broadening module and a 30-credit Project.

Course structure

Core modules

Electronics

To extend the depth of your understanding of analogue electronics, especially in the context of integrated circuits, this module covers the interaction of circuit segments (loading), temperature dependence and device variability, and how to robustly design around these problems.

You use the ‘library’ of common configurations to build larger circuits and to see how integration and component matching facilitates complex general and application-specific circuits, with examples drawn from the variety of analogue devices currently available.

Laboratories enable you to perform analysis, simulation and synthesis of relevant circuit configurations, both using components on Breadboard and by simulation in SPICE.

Group Design

This is a group project module which is part of the group project theme running through all the en-gineering programmes. You are exposed to the practice of creating an engineered design and to the organisational issues of controlling and participating in a group project.

It will provide the opportunity to work in a team in order to solve a well defined problem. In the process, you will gain understanding of your own and other people’s knowledge and limitations, along with an appreciation of group dynamics and the process and importance of working with other members of a team.

An entire week is taken out from the standard teaching timetable and allocated to this module which allows the real time application of skills and knowledge developed in the preceding weeks to be applied to enable manufacture of the designed product.

Each group of students will be expected to produce a tangible output from the design and manufacturing work which will account for 60% of the module. For the remaining 40% of marks, you will be assessed on the group work process.

Power Electronics and Drive Systems

You develop the skills to analyse and design power electronic converters and to integrate them in electric drive systems.

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials including guided exercises. There is also a series of practical classes that reinforce the theory and demonstrate the dependence of the drive system performance on the characteristics of the power converter and the control scheme employed.

Project

This module extends the development of independent learning skills by allowing you to investigate an area of engineering or technology for an extended period.

You receive training in writing technical reports for knowledgeable readers and you produce a report or dissertation of the work covered. In addition, you give an oral presentation, a poster presentation or both. The topic can be in the form of a research project or a design project.

You develop key skills in research, knowledge application and creation through keynote lectures where appropriate and self-managed independent study. Support is provided through regular tutorial sessions.

 

and one optional module

Communications Systems

The module encompasses the theoretical and practical aspects of modern digital and industrial communications systems. It provides an introduction to the principles of the design and analysis of digital compact discs and digital wireless communication systems. Learning and teaching takes place through a variety of mechanisms including lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Topics are introduced in lectures and discussed through guided learning activities. Concepts are illustrated by a sequence of practical work.

Power Systems

This module presents methods of power system analysis to give you a sound understanding of a broad range of topics related to power system engineering.

You study operation and design, and the economics of high voltage generation and transformation systems.

Frequency and voltage control, and transient schemes are covered for both normal and fault conditions.

Lectures offer explanations of principles and discussion of applications. Tutorials provide guided exercises. You take part in a series of practical classes designed to reinforce the theory you have learnt. You also take part in a series of practical sessions, utilising a range of electrical power systems, laboratory equipment and industry standard software to analyse power systems.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The programme provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratories, projects, examinations). You are also expected to spend time on your own - this self-study time is to review lecture notes, prepare course work assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. For example, each 20-credit module typically has around 200 hours of learning time. In most cases, around 60 hours will be spent in lectures, tutorials and laboratories. The remaining learning time is for you to use to gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totalling 120 credits, so, during one year of full-time study you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment.

Some of the modules involve compulsory one-week block delivery periods (Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm). There is one such week in this course. These are intensive problem-solving sessions designed to enhance team-working and provide you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems.

How you are assessed

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including examination and in-course assessment with some utilising other approaches such as group-work or verbal/poster presentations.


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Career opportunities

Work opportunities exist in industries which include aerospace, communications, power generation and transmission, manufacturing and process, research and development and many others.

When you complete this degree with at least 2.2 honours you can apply for one of several MSc programmes for further study.

Entry requirements

Edexcel/BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HND) or equivalent in a closely related discipline.

International students must also provide evidence of English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component (or equivalent).
International students should also read the information on our international pages.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 1 year

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Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738800

Contact details

Further information