THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BEng  |  Placement Year:   No

We have longstanding links with the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP) which means that you will have the opportunity to do paid work placements as part of your degree and you will be introduced to key industrial contacts before you’ve even graduated. This course will give you all the skills and knowledge you will need for a successful career, empowering you to drive the industry forward and make change for good in the Engineering world. During this course you will study electrical and electronic engineering, design and simulation, computing and programming, control systems and embedded systems, as well as investigating sustainability and innovation within the industry and business practice.

In the first and second year of this course, you will develop your ability and confidence to assess and analyse different situations in engineering, focusing on the electrical and electronic aspects. At this point you can choose to go on a University-supported industry placement. In the third year you will work on an independent research project that allows you to explore an area of your particular interest in more detail. It will be industry driven and will test your research and analysis skills, as well as your ability to source materials and components, culminating in a written dissertation and a presentation. At the end of the third year you can choose to either graduate with a BEng level qualification, or continue onto the integrated postgraduate fourth year to achieve the MEng qualification.

The fourth year allows you to explore new and exciting topics, expanding your knowledge and allowing you to demonstrate your expertise. Your work will consist of prolonged projects which you will use to showcase all of the skills you have developed throughout the course.

Programme description

We have longstanding links with the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP) which means that you will have the opportunity to do paid work placements as part of your degree and you will be introduced to key industrial contacts before you’ve even graduated. This course will give you all the skills and knowledge you will need for a successful career, empowering you to drive the industry forward and make change for good in the Engineering world. During this course you will study electrical and electronic engineering, design and simulation, computing and programming, control systems and embedded systems, as well as investigating sustainability and innovation within the industry and business practice.

In the first and second year of this course, you will develop your ability and confidence to assess and analyse different situations in engineering, focusing on the electrical and electronic aspects. At this point you can choose to go on a University-supported industry placement. In the third year you will work on an independent research project that allows you to explore an area of your particular interest in more detail. It will be industry driven and will test your research and analysis skills, as well as your ability to source materials and components, culminating in a written dissertation and a presentation. At the end of the third year you can choose to either graduate with a BEng level qualification, or continue onto the integrated postgraduate fourth year to achieve the MEng qualification.

The fourth year allows you to explore new and exciting topics, expanding your knowledge and allowing you to demonstrate your expertise. Your work will consist of prolonged projects which you will use to showcase all of the skills you have developed throughout the course.

Key Modules

Career Opportunities

This course is an excellent foundation for careers in a number of different sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace, IT and telecommunications, energy and utilities. 

Some of the examples of jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Systems analyst
Module & Subject
  • Computer Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSY1014
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1050
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Engineering Industry Practice (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1048
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1004
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Mathematics for Engineers (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG1051
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSY1020
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage2

  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2045
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Control Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2050
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Industrial Appreciation (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2046
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Microprocessor Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSY2015
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2051
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Electromagnetism for Engineers (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG2054
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage3

  • Advanced Electro-Mechanical System Design (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3022
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Digital Signal Processing (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSY3022
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Engineering Project (40 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG4004
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Lean Manufacturing and Quality Applications (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3005
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Advanced Digital Electronics (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENG3022
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage4

  • Advanced Control Technology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM007
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Condition Monitoring (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM008
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Distributed Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSYM016
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Group Engineering Project (60 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM006
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Mathematical Modelling (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM001
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Modern Computer Architecture (20 Credits)

    • Module code: CSYM028
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Professional Practice for Techologists (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENGM009
    •  
    • Core module Y
Entry Requirements
  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BBC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We look for applicants with A-Level Maths at grade C or above and an A-Level in Science at grade C or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.
  • All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    1.for study at undergraduate level – minimum standard – IELTS6.0 (or equivalent
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  11700.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER