ULSTER UNIVERSITY

Electronic Engineering

BEng  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Core to this degree is the Industrial Placement, in which you will take up employment in an engineering company, within the UK or worldwide. This industrial placement provides an important real world context for your studies and also allows you to gain relevant industrial experience, which is beneficial when applying for graduate positions.

Students who maintain a high enough standard within the first two years of the course have the option to transfer to the MEng Electronic Engineering.

Programme description

Core to this degree is the Industrial Placement, in which you will take up employment in an engineering company, within the UK or worldwide. This industrial placement provides an important real world context for your studies and also allows you to gain relevant industrial experience, which is beneficial when applying for graduate positions.

Students who maintain a high enough standard within the first two years of the course have the option to transfer to the MEng Electronic Engineering.

Key Modules

Core to this degree is the Industrial Placement, in which you will take up employment in an engineering company, within the UK or worldwide. This industrial placement provides an important real world context for your studies and also allows you to gain relevant industrial experience, which is beneficial when applying for graduate positions.

Students who maintain a high enough standard within the first two years of the course have the option to transfer to the MEng Electronic Engineering.

Module & Subject

Year one
Analytical Methods for Engineers
Year: 1

Status: C

 

This module provides an understanding of the language and terminology of mathematics, together with the mathematical techniques from algebra, calculus and statistics that are necessary for the description and analysis of engineering systems.

 

Engineering Fundamentals
Year: 1

Status: C

 

This module provides the fundamental principles mechanical and electrical technologies and provides a methodology for their practical application. The module covers topics such as: Statics and Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Linear DC Circuits, Energy Storage and AC Circuits.

 

Electronics 1
Year: 1

Status: C

 

This module will provide an introduction to semiconductor devices and their application in electronic circuits such as power supplies, voltage regulators and simple amplifier circuits.

 

Introductory Software Development
Year: 1

Status: C

 

Students will be introduced to the basic aspects of software development through the use of the Python programming language. An emphasis is placed on developing a broad understanding of the types of programming used in Engineering and beyond, rather than depth in each specific area. Students will learn about objects, modules and code re-usability and self-documentation. They will be encouraged to take a platform independent approach to development and choose their own tools. They should complete the module with a knowledge of the development landscape in terms of tools and techniques.

 

Electronic Design Automation
Year: 1

Status: C

 

This module provides an introduction to Electronic Design Automation, specifically in relation to the design, development and manufacture of electronic circuit boards.

 

Professional Studies
Year: 1

Status: C

 

This modules makes students aware of the relevant professional, ethical, legal, and sustainability issues associated with being a professional engineer. Induction in how to study at university is included at the start of the module. Assessment is a combination of individual report, class test and team group report.

 

Manufacturing Processes
Year: 1

Status: C

 

A module which integrates formal study with a significant practical programme for the understanding and application of common manufacturing processes. Production of a working electro-mechanical product will deepen knowledge and develop basic skills for selected manufacturing processes. Candidates will critique their work to improve the product design and select appropriate production processes for batch manufacture.

 

Year two
Microcontroller Systems
Year: 2

Status: C

 

This module is designed to enable students to be able to implement intelligent digital systems based on microcontroller technology.

 

Signals and Communications
Year: 2

Status: C

 

This module provides a foundation in the fundamental principles of signals and communication systems.

 

Control Theory & Applications
Year: 2

Status: C

 

This module provides an understanding of the theoretical concepts and use of feedback-control systems. Theoretical studies are supported by the use of appropriate PC-based analysis and design packages.

 

Engineering Analysis
Year: 2

Status: C

 

This module provides a strong basis in important analytical techniques from algebra and calculus and statistics, which are necessary for the description and analysis of engineering systems.

 

Electrical Machines
Year: 2

Status: C

 

Electrical services: the operation and application of transformers, AC and DC motors including selection, electromagnetic fields, circuits and electronics. Lighting systems. Students will also conduct laboratory experiments and undertake pratical laboratory based projects.

 

Electronics 2
Year: 2

Status: C

 

This module considers further component and system level analysis and design of analogue and digital electronic circuitry, appropriate to fields such as computing, communications, signal processing and instrumentation.

 

Engineering Programming
Year: 2

Status: C

 

This module is designed to introduce engineering students to the basic principles of algorithmic programming, and the solution of engineering problems using MATLAB and LabVIEW.

 

Year three
Industrial Placement
Year: 3

Status: C

 

This module is a year's paid industrial placement programmed to complement the undergraduate engineer's academic studies. The student will be employed as a junior engineer to enable improvement in their understanding of the work environment and development of their transferable, communication and personal skills. The experience will enhance their engineering ability, maturity and eventual employability.

 

International Academic Studies
Status: O

Year: 3

This module is optional

 

This module provides an opportunity to undertake an extended period of study outside the UK and Republic of Ireland. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the academic discipline whilst generating educational and cultural networks.

 

Year four
Signal Processing
Year: 4

Status: C

 

The module provides a knowledge of analogue and digital signal processing with particular application to biomedical signals.

 

Final Year Project
Year: 4

Status: C

 

Each student taking this module will carry out an individual project on a topic relevant to their degree of study. Students are expected to design the project in collaboration with a nominated supervisor. They will be responsible for carrying out the project and writing up the results in the form of a final dissertation.

 

Embedded Systems
Year: 4

Status: C

 

This module enables the student to understand, design and program embedded systems using a 32-bit microcontroller.

 

Industrial Management
Year: 4

Status: C

 

This module provides an insight to key areas of management within organisations; operations management, strategic management and human behaviour within organisations. Teaching methods include lectures, guided discussions and seminars.

 

Nanotechnology
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module gives the student an overview of nanotechnology and its applications in engineering.

 

Object Oriented Programming
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module extends the students understanding of the design and creation of software structures using an object-oriented paradigm. The programming language is C++ which is of particular relevance to engineering students.

 

Communications circuit design
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module enables the student to undertake complete analogue communications circuit design problems.

 

ASICs and digital design
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

Students taking this module are introduced to the major considerations of Digital Design using modern devices and tools.

 



Entry Requirements

A level:

The GCE A Level requirement for this course is grades BBB to include Grade B in one from GCE A Level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Engineering or Electronics.

See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the GCE A level subject presented.

Access to Higher Education (HE):

The entry requirement for this course is successful completion of an Ulster University validated Access route in Science/Technology with Overall Mark of 70% and 70% in NICATS Mathematics (Level 2). Equivalent Mathematics qualifications considered for the Mathematics requirement

GCSE:

If offering GCE A Level Technology and Design, Engineering, or Electronics must have GCSE Mathematics at Grade A (or equivalent) and GCSE English Language at Grade C (or equivalent) otherwise GCSE Grade C in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent) is required.

  • English language requirements for international applicants
    The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
  • Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

 

Foundation Campus
Pathway Foundation Campus: BANGOR UNIVERSITY Bangor
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  13680.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Jordanstown campus, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB, United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER