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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Online)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Online)* BEng Tech (Hons)

Our online top-up degree is ideal if you wish to study flexibly from anywhere in the UK or the world and enhance your career prospects.

 

Course overview

It is a natural progression route for holders of a QCF Level 5 Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification in a related discipline.

Modules include industrial electrical and electronic systems, power systems and drives, sustainability and Industry 4.0. Your degree can be decided following discussion between you and your online project supervisor, enabling you to focus on an area of particular interest to you.

You study via distance learning using Teesside University’s online learning platform which means you can easily fit your studies around work and other personal commitments.

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Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Electric Drives

This module aims to provide students with the capability to analyse and design power electronic converters and to integrate them in DC and AC electric drive systems. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, guided reading, laboratory sessions and tutorials. Extensive use of modern experimental facilities will give the students the opportunity to explore converters’ operation in full and to gain a deep understanding of practical design constraints.

Problems used in the module are intended to strengthen understanding of the phenomena and interactions of electric drives, and include examples from current research and industry practice.

Industrial Electronics

This module introduces you to the fundamental of industrial electronics including power electronic devices, power electronic converters and their application to switched mode power supply and other power electronic applications. The module also considers the principles of modelling, analysis and design of industrial electronics circuits such as switch mode power supply.

The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and practical sessions. Lectures will provide an explanation of principles and discussion of industrial electronics applications. Extensive use of appropriate software tools (such as MATLAB, PSpice) in the practical sessions will give you the opportunity to explore these principles in greater depth. The practical sessions will be used to design and analyses of the electronic circuits.

Power Systems

This module presents methods of power system analysis to give a sound understanding of a broad range of topics related to power system engineering. It includes studies on operation, design and economics of power generation, transmission/distribution systems. Frequency and voltage control, and protection schemes are covered for both normal and fault conditions.

The module is taught with lectures, for explanation of principles and discussion of applications, and seminars for guided exercises There are also a series of practical's utilising industry standard software for the analysis of power flow and fault levels which will incorporate examples of current industry practice.

Project (BEng Tech)

This module advances the development of your independent learning skills by allowing you to investigate an area of engineering for an extended period. You are given training in writing technical reports for knowledgeable readers and you produce a report or dissertation of the work covered. You also 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. You are supported through regular tutorial sessions and project supervision meetings.

Sustainable Systems and Industry 4.0

The emergence of Industry 4.0, often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, has been attributed to advancing automation, decentralisation and system integration and cloud computing. In the cyber-physical environment, machines can communicate, collect information, and make informed decisions through artificial intelligence (AI), big data and industrial internet of things (IIoT). The evolution of Industry 4.0 has great potential to improve the energy, equipment, and human behaviour. At the same time, in the era of the so-called circular economy, industry across all sectors is under huge pressure to make their manufacturing operations ethical and sustainable. Therefore, we must learn to adopt or implement the latest Industry 4.0 technologies.

The term sustainability has a multi-disciplinary use and meaning. As future engineers you will learn sustainability is represented as the synergy between environment, economics, and society. In this module students specialising in Sustainable Systems and Industry 4.0 will focus their studies and deepen their knowledge in a range of sustainability themes such as energy management and power systems, sustainable water and wastewater systems, sustainable transportation technologies, transitions to sustainable food systems and mechanical manufacturing systems.

The subjects will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Lectures will develop key concepts and knowledge. Seminars will allow more focused examinations of important issues and approaches

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn


You learn through lectures, tutorials, projects, and assessments. Your self-directed learning time is used to review lecture notes, prepare course work assignments, work on projects and revise for examinations.

Lectures prepare you with the relevant theory and concepts for independent learning. Online seminars provide a context for interactive learning. Online practical sessions allow you to explore industry-standard software packages for digital design, modelling and simulation of engineering systems.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods include examination and in-course assessment with some utilising other approaches such as project-work or verbal and poster presentations.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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

If you do not already hold an eligible HND you might wish to consider our online HNC and HND courses.

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

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements


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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Employability

Career opportunities

Graduate engineers can seek employment in almost every sector of industry, including automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, marine, medical, rail, power, processing, chemical, oil and gas, and food production.

On successful completion of this degree with at least 2.2 honours there are several postgraduate master's programmes available at Teesside University for further study. These include masters courses in cognate subjects as well as in alternative subjects such as project management.

 

Learning platform

Teesside University online learning courses are delivered through the Brightspace Learning Environment.

Here are some of the benefits.

  • You can use it on your smartphone, tablet and computer.
  • And you can use it anytime, so that you can plan your learning to fit your own schedule.
  • It's easy to use and navigate.
  • Modules are set out by topics and themes. You can use the progress bar to understand where you are in your modules, and appreciate your achievements.
  • We support you to become familiar with your VLE, helping you to start learning quickly.
  • You get feedback, help and guidance from tutors throughout your course through the VLE, and you can ask questions at any time.
  • Our tutors use a live activity feed to keep you updated about your course.
  • You can create a student profile, collaborate with other students and take part in online discussion forums.
 

Our virtual learning environment (VLE) is the platform you use to access your online course

 
 

Online learning

Online learning allows you to get a university-level qualification from the comfort of your own home or workplace. You'll have access to all of the world-class teaching and support that Teesside University has to offer, but all of your lectures, tutorials and assessments will take place online.

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University of the Year

Teesside University was named University of the Year at the Edufuturists Awards 2022.

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2022/23 entry

Fee for all applicants
£4,500 (120 credits)

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  • Length: 2 years
  • Attendance: 100% online
  • Start date: September, January and May
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