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BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sandwich including Professional Placement)

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The module begins by providing basic training of safe use of electrical and electronics laboratories and the fabrication laboratory. Each year a list of innovative topics/problems is made available to students. Students work in teams and each team has to design and implement a particular electronic device. Students have to determine the full specifications and add certain features to their chosen device. This is to stimulate their innovation and engagement into their learning. Students will be prepared for taking on their projects through a one-hour interactive seminar per week for the whole academic year. In addition, they will be introduced to the basics of electronic circuit simulation software, the use of PCB design package and MATLAB. In addition they will be trained to make safe use of the mechanical workshop so that they can manufacture their own mechanical components they may need for their projects. This will be necessary for the first year students due to the lack of their technical background.

Engineering Mathematics

Functions: Revision of the definition and graphs of polynomial, trig and hyperbolic functions. Differentiation: Concept of differentiation as the as rate of change. Differentiation rules and differentiation of polynomials, trig, parametric, implicit, and logarithmic. Applications of differentiation. Integration: Integration of polynomials, trig, and hyperbolic functions. Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions. Applications of integration; maxima and minima, average and RMS values of a periodic function, areas and volumes. Numerical integration. Matrix algebra: Properties of matrices and matrix algebra and applications. Vectors: Vectors and scalars. Components of a vector. Vector addition and subtraction. Scalar multiplication of vectors. Dot and cross products of vectors. Complex Numbers: Addition, subtraction and multiplication of complex numbers. De Moivre’s theorem. Rectangular, polar and exponential form.

Electrical Circuit Analysis

To introduce the tools and techniques required for DC and AC circuit analysis

Analogue Electronics

This module introduces the structure, characteristics, and the principles of operation of basic semiconductor devices and their applications in linear and nonlinear circuits.

SEMESTER 2

Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project

The module begins by providing basic training of safe use of electrical and electronics laboratories and the fabrication laboratory. Each year a list of innovative topics/problems is made available to students. Students work in teams and each team has to design and implement a particular electronic device. Students have to determine the full specifications and add certain features to their chosen device. This is to stimulate their innovation and engagement into their learning. Students will be prepared for taking on their projects through a one-hour interactive seminar per week for the whole academic year. In addition, they will be introduced to the basics of electronic circuit simulation software, the use of PCB design package and MATLAB. In addition they will be trained to make safe use of the mechanical workshop so that they can manufacture their own mechanical components they may need for their projects. This will be necessary for the first year students due to the lack of their technical background.

Electricity and Magnetism   

Introduce the fundamental properties of electromagnetic fields and their application in engineering context.        

Programming for Engineers

Aim: To introduce the fundamental ideas behind the development of a program using the object-oriented approach to programming through the widely-used C++ object-oriented language. Particular emphasis will be placed on solving numerical problems with engineering context.

Digital Electronics

Introduce the fundamentals of combinational and sequential logic circuit design.

 

Level 5 (Second Year):

SEMESTER 1

Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project

The aims of this CDIO module are to provide: Students with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills of taking an innovative idea or a real world-problem and turn it into a product. This involves students starting from their own specification to the design, implementation and testing of their product. Students with the opportunity to make the link between theory and the design and manufacturing processes of a practical engineering product. The majority of projects and initial specifications are drawn directly from industry.

Control and Power Engineering

Introduce fundamental techniques for the analysis and design of feedback control systems. Introduce the basic principles of power system operations, protection, control, distribution and transmission.

Communication engineering

Introduce the fundamental techniques for modulation, transmission and demodulation of information.

Engineering Tools and Techniques

Introduce mathematical tools and techniques for analysing analogue and digital systems in both time and frequency domains and provide the background for applying these tools in further studies particularly in communications and control engineering.

SEMESTER 2

Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project

The aims of this CDIO module are to provide: Students with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills of taking an innovative idea or a real world-problem and turn it into a product. This involves students starting from their own specification to the design, implementation and testing of their product. Students with the opportunity to make the link between theory and the design and manufacturing processes of a practical engineering product. The majority of projects and initial specifications are drawn directly from industry.

Analogue and Digital Design

To introduce the tools and techniques for the analysis and design of analogue circuits and digital systems.

Power Electronics and Electrical Machines

This module aims to introduce the fundamental semiconductor devices, their operation and characteristics and their applications in power electronic converters and how these are used in electrical energy conversion. 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.

Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)

Introduce the architecture, programming, interfacing and applications of the modern microcontrollers.

 

Level 6 (Third Year):

SEMESTER 1

MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)

The aims of this CDIO module are to provide: Students with the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills of taking an innovative idea or a real world-problem and turn it into a product. This involves students starting from their own specification to the design, implementation and testing of their product. Students with the opportunity to make the link between theory and the design and manufacturing processes of a practical engineering product. The majority of projects and initial specifications are drawn directly from industry.

MANDATORY: Renewable Energy and Sustainability

(Module information to come)

OPTIONAL: Power Electronic Converters OPTIONAL: Managing & Leading Teams*

(Module information to come)

SEMESTER 2

MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)

(Module information to come)

MANDATORY: The Professional Engineer

(Module information to come)

MANDATORY: Power Systems Operation

(Module information to come)

OPTIONAL: Mobile Communications

This module offers a critical study of mainstream mobile technologies and digital culture more broadly and examines how these devices keep people connected to information sources and others. More often, these devices have become more than just tools for communication, rather they keep one involved in the world. The course is concerned with how such technologies have transformed personal communication, working and consumption practices, information seeking behaviours, while also offering opportunities for creativity and self-promotion.

OPTIONAL: Small Business Enterprise*

The module aims to focus on the environmental factors that are directly relevant to a small business context, and to allow students to develop a critical understanding of the entrepreneurial process. The module has a very practical emphasis that draws upon students’ earlier business related studies or discipline specific self-employment options. Whilst relevant to business studies students in general, it is designed to be of particular use to those students that desire studying business as either a joint or minor element in combination with another degree programme.

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

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

Include Additional Costs: 

Working with industry