ULSTER UNIVERSITY

Electronic Engineering + German Masters Degree

MEng  |  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.

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.

Key Modules

Job prospects in a wide range of engineering industries are excellent with the majority of graduates finding employment within four months of graduation. Graduates with a BEng Hons, first class or upper second class award all satisfy the requirements for a wide range of postgraduate research posts and scholarships in, electronic and biomedical 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.

 

Advanced Control Systems
Year: 4

Status: C

 

This module covers theoretical and practical aspects of advanced state space controllers.

 

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.

 

German (ab initio)
Year: 4

Status: C

 

This introductory module is to equip students with a basic linguistic competence and give them confidence in their own language learning abilities. The teaching methods aim at encouraging learner autonomy at the crucial early stages of language acquisition. The research on aspects of contemporary German society is to tune the students' sensitivity to another culture.

 

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.

 

Microelectronics
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The course covers the theoretical background, analytical tools and practical skills to design digital integrated circuits in CMOS technology from device level up to register level.

 

Power Electronics
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module is designed to enable students to be able to implement power electronic circuits based on modern switch technology with the aid of calculations and simulation programs.

 

Scientific Project with Seminar
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module is designed to equip students with the appropriate research and project management skills needed to complete an electrical engineering project.

 

Academic Placement - Kempten
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The module is offered in Germany and enables the student to study electrical and electronic engineering through the German language and partially fulfils the requirements for being awarded the German Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering.

 

Electrical Drive Systems
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module covers the theoretical and practical aspects of modern electric drive systems and enables students to work on the field of development and application.

 

Academic placement - Augsburg
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The module is offered in Germany and enables the student to study engineering through the German language and partially fulfills the requirements for being awarded the German Master's Degree in Mechatronic Systems.

 

Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module is offered in Augsburg, Germany, and covers the theoretical and practical aspects of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines combined with the required new power semiconductors.

 

VLSI Design
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The module is offered in Germany and covers the theoretical and practical aspects of VLSI by design and fabrication of ASIC chips specified to perform signal processing functions.

 

Control and Automation
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The module is offered in Germany and covers theoretical and practical aspects of modern process automation concepts.

 

Communications
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The module is offered in Germany and covers theoretical and practical aspects of digital communication systems.

 

Telecommunication Systems
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This course covers the theoretical background, algorithmic details and practical aspects of modern digital telecommunication systems.

 

Mechatronics
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

This module is offered in Germany and covers the theoretical and practical aspects of mechatronics, control and simulation techniques for micro-mechanical systems combined with electronics and bonding technologies to connect both.

 

Electric Power Systems
Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

 

The module covers theoretical and practical aspects of electric power systems with a large share of decentralised and renewable generation units.

 

Year five
MEng Final Year Dissertation
Year: 5

Status: C

 

This module is designed to equip students with the appropriate research and project management skills needed to complete an MEng level project and prepares them to be able to contribute positively in their first engineering graduate employment. An ethos of professionalism can be developed and demonstrated in the way that earlier learned material can be successfully applied in engineering applications; this can continue after graduation and is an essential requirement of a practising Chartered Engineer.

Students are expected to design the project in collaboration with their supervisor. They will be responsible for carrying out the project and writing up and presenting their work in the form of an oral/poster presentation and a final written dissertation.

 

Product Innovation
Year: 5

Status: C

 

This module aims to provide participants with the capability to improve the competitiveness of companies through new product and/or process innovation. A major team design project is addressed, derived from a real problem from within a local manufacturing company. Material covered is supported through tutorial/lecture sessions as appropriate.

 

Embedded Systems RTOS Design
Status: O

Year: 5

This module is optional

 

This module enables the student to design and implement cost-effective reliable real-time embedded systems that can be shown to meet the current industry performance, reliability and safety standards.

 

RF Design
Status: O

Year: 5

This module is optional

 

This module will equip the student with a deeper knowledge of RF circuit design and provide an understanding of how practical RF devices are implemented in integrated circuit form for deployment in modern communication systems.

 

Digital Signal Processing
Status: O

Year: 5

This module is optional

 

This module enables the student to understand, design apply and evaluate digital signal processing algorithms.

 

Micro- & Nano-Scale Devices
Status: O

Year: 5

This module is optional

 

The course provides an in depth knowledge of micro and nanofabrication techniques using elements from surface science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, plasmas and thin films, biosensors, tissue engineering and biomaterials.

 

 

Entry Requirements

A level:

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

 

  • GCSE Grade C (or above) in English Language (or equivalent).

 

  • 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: 5 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