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BENG (HONS) ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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Institution C58

UCAS H600 / H606

Bognor Regis campus

3 - 4 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Tariff points: 96 - 112

A levels: BBC - CCC (including Mathematics)

BTEC: DMM - MMM (including Engineering, Maths or Science)

GCSEs: Mathematics at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points (including Higher Mathematics and a science)

Candidates may also request an interview after which they may receive a revised, more targeted offer.

Not sure you can reach these entry requirements? Take a look at our integrated foundation year.

 

Course content

Our Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE) degree will give you a broad exposure to the huge and rapidly growing fields of Electronics, Photonics and Electrical Engineering. You will learn to apply knowledge, techniques and skills in a practical environment, individually and as part of a team as well as gaining a strong foundation in scientific principles and mathematics.

Traditional engineering courses often involve large, impersonal lectures but out courses are taught in small, interactive seminar groups in our state-of-the-art facilities. This means more demonstrations and guided experiences working as a team with others in your department and from related courses such as Business, Product Design or Digital Media.  

The University of Chichester is a member of the CDIO worldwide initiative alongside other leading universities. However, our unique CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) approach means that our courses are designed to be practical and lab-focused from the ground up.

Each academic year of the BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering degree centres on a two-semester long design-build challenge. The knowledge and techniques that you will apply in your design-build-test challenges are gained in workshops, seminars and practical lab based modules that are specific to Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

Design-build-test challenges start with a design brief, to which you must apply the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) engineering cycle. The course also contains many specialist modules to provide you with the breadth knowledge and skills needed for a career in engineering and science.

In your first year of study, you will take part in a team CDIO challenge with other students from the Electronic & Electrical Engineering cohort. Alongside this, you will study engineering mathematics along with electromagnetism, which is the foundation of electronic and electrical engineering. You will also learn about circuit theory, analogue and digital electronics and computer programming.

The second year CDIO challenge is an interdisciplinary team challenge, where you will tackle your design brief with students from other engineering disciplines. Year two introduces topics that are more advanced, which include power electronics and communications as well as the mathematical tools needed.

In the final year, you will work on an individual project and present your work technically to other engineers and to a non-technical audience. The final year teaches engineering management, finance, law and the ethics expected of a professional engineer. Optional modules are available at this point, allowing you to specialise your field of study.

Read our Engineering Department brochure.

Our facilities

Electronic and Electrical Engineering is taught in our state of the art Engineering & Digital Technology Park on the Bognor Regis Campus.

The Engineering & Digital Technology Park is the UK’s first purpose built facility for delivering engineering through the problem-based learning, CDIO approach.

Tech Park Exterior  

Coast to Capital

With cutting edge teaching labs containing brand new equipment and apparatus, you will enjoy world class facilities for engineering education including:

  • A large, double height space for delivering our unique, exciting and rewarding design and build experiences

CDIO lab 

  • Practical project-orientated engineering workshop and teaching facilities

Practical space

  • Dedicated electronics and mechanics laboratories

Engineering laboratories

  • Fabrication laboratory

Fabrication laboratory

 

  • Specialist 3D printers

3D Printer

  • Facilities to teach Computer Aided Design

Computer Aided Design

 

The Tech Park is situated on our Bognor Regis campus, with our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) at the heart of the campus, which hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study.

LRC Exterior

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans. 

The Engineering & Digital Technology Park is based on our Bognor Regis Campus, located just 600 metres from the beach and next door to the leafy and tranquil Hotham Park.

Bognor Seafront

Where this can take you

Engineering graduates are prized by a wide range of companies and employers.

As a numerate and scientifically trained thinker, you’ll have skills that are immediately transferable to a diverse range of sectors including: the electronics industry; ICT; the automotive industry; manufacturing; electrical power, the financial sector; transportation; construction and utilities.

Most large, and many SME, electronics companies have research and development departments, in which electronic and electrical engineering graduates could work, developing next generation technologies.

Our inclusion of industrially-relevant project and lab experiences along with access to business and enterprise units will provide you with a rounder set of skills than your engineering knowledge alone.

This will provide you with the know-how to set up your own business, if you so wish, and enable you to stand-out in the competitive jobs market. 

Work placements

You can apply for a year long industrial placement in your second year of study. 

The placement typically begins after the second year and following the placement, you will return to complete your degree (effectively extending your study by one year). 

The placement will be a paid position, with pay at or above the National Minimum Wage. 

This is a competitive process and, although staff will assist you in finding a suitable placement, a placement is not guaranteed.

Indicative modules

 

LEVEL 4 (1ST YEAR)

Mathematical Principles I

This is an introductory module to provide the foundation mathematics for Engineering students. The module assumes some experience in applied mathematics at level 3 (A level, BTech). The module is essential for studying other modules in both electrical and mechanical engineering and is followed at level 5 by Mathematical Principles II.

Mechanical Principles

The module provides students with an introduction to statics, dynamics thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to provide students a wide understanding of the basic principles of mechanical engineering.

Electrical Principles

The module provides students with the fundamentals, tools and techniques required for DC and AC circuit analysis. In addition, it Introduces the fundamental properties of electromagnetic fields and their application in engineering context.

Computer Aided Engineering 1

This module provides a basic introduction to several software packages that are used in the BEng. degrees and is aimed at providing a basic competency in using the software package. The module also stresses the importance that CAE plays in modern engineering practice.  

1st Year Engineering Projects

This year-long module provides to the students the opportunities to work in groups on a defined project, offered by the departmental staff. It allows the students to develop their research, planning and practical skills, from inception to completion. You will develop skills in appraising your results in order to identify solutions supported by relevant theory and literature. In this module you will also get the opportunity to develop your skills in time management, constructing and documenting a detailed project plan and presenting your work practically, visually and through presentation.

1st Year Engineering Labs 

The module aims to develop basic laboratory and analytical techniques of students and develop their mathematical, statistical and IT skills.

Students will practise recording laboratory data and maintaining a lab-book. Students are encouraged to think independently, analytically and creatively in order to interpret laboratory data and understand them in light of available literature. Students will be communicating their findings effectively in developing electronic laboratory reports.

 

Level 5 (2nd Year)

Control and Instrumentation 

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the important fields of instrumentation, sensing and control design for electromechanical systems. This provides a framework for student to develop the ability to select a suitable transducer and associated system for a given measurement application and to consider possible alternative solutions and demonstrate a thorough understanding of feedback control system principles.

Mathematical Principles II

This is a follow-on module to Mathematical Principles I and builds on knowledge and techniques provided by the level 4 module. The module assumes the student has studied and passed Mathematical Principles I or has an equivalent knowledge in applied mathematics gained at level 4 study. The module is essential for studying other modules in both electrical and mechanical engineering.

2nd Year Engineering Projects

This year-long module provides to the students the opportunities to work in a small group on a defined project, offered by the departmental staff. It allows the students to develop their research, planning and practical skills, from inception to completion. You will develop skills in interpreting and appraising your results in order to identify key conclusions supported by relevant theory and literature. In this module you will also get the opportunity to develop your skills in time management, constructing and documenting a detailed project plan and presenting your work visually and through presentation.

2nd Year Electrical Labs

This unit builds upon the Engineering Laboratory module studied at Level 4 and aims to further develop laboratory and analytical skills along with their mathematical, statistical and presentation abilities.

Students will record laboratory data and maintain a lab-book. Students are encouraged to think independently, analytically and creatively in order to interpret laboratory data and understand how can be used by comparison with theory and other analytical methods. Students will be communicating their findings effectively in developing electronic laboratory reports.

Analogue & Digital Design 

This module introduces the tools and techniques for the analysis and design of analogue/digital  circuits and analogue systems.

Power Systems and Electrical Machines 

Introduce the basic principles of three phase power distribution and transmission. It will also introduce the basic types of electrical machines and how these are used to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa.

Level 6 (3rd Year)

Signal Processing 

The module develops a basic framework for signal processing and also demonstrate some applications. It also provides students with a good understanding of the types and behaviours of a number of different digital filters as well as techniques for analysis.

Renewable Energy & Sustainability 

This module will introduce to the students the fundamental operating principles of the commonly adopted renewable energy sources, as well as the economic and ecological impact of these different generation types. Electrified transportation will also be covered in this module as part of the energy sustainability. This module will also deliver the technologies for future ‘smart grid’ power networks with emphasis on the integration of electric vehicles and renewable energy resources and enabling technologies.

Individual Engineering Projects 

This year-long module provides to the students the opportunities to work independently on a substantial project, chosen from a range of research subjects offered by the departmental staff. It allows the students to develop their research, planning and practical skills, along with the ability to identify key objectives and combine these in an investigation that you, with guidance from your supervisor, take from inception to completion. You will develop skills in interpreting and critically appraising your results in order to identify key conclusions supported by relevant theory and literature. In this module you will also get the opportunity to develop your skills in time management, constructing and documenting a detailed project plan and presenting and defending your work visually and orally. These activities culminate in the production of a final report and further develop the valuable skills that will enhance your future career prospects.

Control

The aim of this module is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the principles of a closed-loop control system. This will also provide a framework, within which students can carry out tasks such as state -space modelling, control performance analysis, controller design and synthesis, with applications to Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics systems.

Communication Systems

The module serves as an introduction to communications systems, taking a wide-ranging approach, but focussing on the core theoretical concepts required by all communications systems

Business for Engineers

This module aims to provide a basic grounding in business to a level that would enable a student completing the module to appreciate the importance of business in engineering and to set-up and run a Ltd. business.

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

This is an exciting time to join a brand new Engineering and Applied Design department. Our intention is to ensure that our newly formed Engineering and Product Design courses are fully accredited with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and The Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) respectively. We will be working closely with both, and our students, to ensure our courses gain accreditation with the intention that we will back date accreditation for those graduating in 2021.

Typical contact hours for the BEng degree are 14 hours per week at levels 4 and 5, falling to 10 hours per week at level 6.

The course is delivered through seminars/workshops; tutorials; computer labs; physical labs and project practical time.

There is a split of about 50% of time in seminars and tutorials and the remaining 50% in labs and projects work.

Electronic & Electrical Engineering is a demanding subject with significant contact hours.

In addition to scheduled learning activities, students are expected to engage in intensive self-study. 

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: coursework; written examinations; lab and practical work; project work; presentations and online tests.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs

Working with industry

Our Engineering, Creative Science and Product Design degrees offer a practical approach to learning based on a syllabus designed in partnership with local businesses.

This ensures that graduates are ready for work and are highly employable in these competitive industries.

The Engineering and Digital Technology Park will offer students the chance to develop practical expertise alongside local businesses.

It will include a large multi-purpose engineering laboratory which is also open to local companies, incorporating a workshop, prototype manufacturing facilities and collaborative co-working spaces.