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BENG (HONS) ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS H600 / H606

Course Length:

BENG - 3yrs MENG - 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.

First Year: SEMESTER 1 First Year: SEMESTER 2

Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project 

Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project 

Engineering Mathematics 

Electricity and Magnetism 
Electrical Circuit Analysis

Programming for Engineers

Analogue Electronics

Digital Electronics

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.

Second Year: SEMESTER 1 Second Year: SEMESTER 2

Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project

Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project
Control and Power Engineering

Analogue and Digital Design

Communication engineering

Power Electronics and Electrical Machines

Engineering Tools and Techniques

Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)

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. 

Final Year: SEMESTER 1 Final Year: SEMESTER 2

MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)

 MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)

MANDATORY: Renewable Energy and Sustainability

 MANDATORY: The Professional Engineer 

MANDATORY: Photonics and Optical Communications

 MANDATORY: Power Systems Operation
OPTIONAL: Power Electronic Converters  OPTIONAL: Mobile Communications

OPTIONAL: Managing & Leading Teams*

 OPTIONAL: Small Business Enterprise*

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

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.

 

Our facilities

The ground-breaking Engineering and Design Department is based at our new Engineering & Digital Technology Park. It is the UK’s first purpose built facility for delivering engineering through the problem-based learning, CDIO approach. 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
  • Practical project-orientated engineering workshop and teaching facilities
  • Dedicated electronics and mechanics laboratories
  • Fabrication laboratory
  • Specialist 3D printers
  • Facilities to teach Computer Aided Design
  • 300 square-metre television production studio, with auxiliary 100 square-metre special effects room
  • 400 square-metre media operation centre
  • Media editing and finishing suites
  • Hands-on educations spaces for partnerships with schools and colleges
  • Co-working spaces and IT suites

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.

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 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 (First Year):

SEMESTER 1

  • Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis
  • Analogue Electronics

SEMESTER 2

  • Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project
  • Electricity and Magnetism           
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics

 

Level 5 (Second Year):

SEMESTER 1

  • Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project
  • Control and Power Engineering
  • Communication engineering
  • Engineering Tools and Techniques

SEMESTER 2

  • Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project
  • Analogue and Digital Design
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Machines
  • Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)

 

Level 6 (Third Year):

SEMESTER 1

  • MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)
  • MANDATORY: Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • OPTIONAL: Power Electronic Converters OPTIONAL: Managing & Leading Teams*

SEMESTER 2

  • MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)
  • MANDATORY: The Professional Engineer
  • MANDATORY: Power Systems Operation
  • OPTIONAL: Mobile Communications
  • OPTIONAL: Small Business Enterprise*

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

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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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.