School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
Students: €9,250 International GDL
The BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is designed primarily for school/college leavers but has also been popular with industry-sponsored students in the part-time day-release mode – HNC holders enter at level 5 (equivalent to full-time year 2) and can complete the day-release programme in three years. Regular updates to course content ensure currency with developments in industry.
The BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course aims to provide a stimulating learning experience with a broad mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in analogue electronics, digital electronics, embedded systems, signal and systems and business management.
- The Faculty offers a vibrant learning environment for a study programme that places emphasis on practical applications and innovation.
- The faculty encourages it's students to engage with projects through an exciting range of collaborative ventures, such as The Micromouse competition. In this annual international event in the design of autonomous guided vehicles, students can compete to design and make a small intelligent robot capable of navigating most quickly through a maze. The competition has been hosted by the faculty since 2004 and the Micromouse Club meets monthly.
- The course is designed to prepare students for a career as a professional electronic engineer with a focus on design, development and innovation, within a wide range of electronic engineering systems and technologies.
- The faculty are proud of our close links with regional industry, which enhance the student learning experience through case studies, projects and industrial placements. Government funded schemes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and Knowledge Innovation Technology Transfer Schemes (KITTS) have funded faculty research posts in companies including CISCO Systems, Jaguar-LandRover, Pixsoft and Uniscan. This has led to some excellent opportunities for undergraduate projects and placements.
- The faculty are also proud of our prestigious accreditations. This course is accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Successful completion meets the educational requirements for CEng status.
- Measurement and Analysis-15 credits
- Mathematics-30 credits
- Electrical Principles-15 credits
- Electronics-30 credits
- Computer Programming-30 credits
- Management in Engineering Innovation-15 credits
- Communications Systems-30 credits
- Analogue Electronics-15 credits
- Digital Electronics-30 credits
- Embedded Systems-30 credits
- Project-30 credits
- Digital Signal Processing-15 credits
- Analogue electronics and Instrumentation-30 credits
- Micro Electronics-15 credits
- Embedded Systems-30 credits
Business: This theme provides an understanding of market-led innovation planning and management, enabling you to start production of marketing plans, relating resources and enterprise development to the needs of markets and wealth creation. It also further develops your teamwork skills in evaluating and effectively communicating information in both written and oral form. The project module itself allows you to research and report on a topic of study that relates to your programme, and is further supported by the measurement and analysis module.
Signals and System: This is concerned with the design of the circuits and systems and components used to create, transmit, receive and process signals used for information transfer in communication systems.
Analogue: The analogue electronics theme offers students an opportunity to gain important key design skills and techniques in analogue electronics circuits. The knowledge gained in this theme underpins approaches used across a range of modules including those found in the embedded systems theme to develop an intelligent system.
Digital: The theme provides knowledge and understanding of the structured design and implementation of complex digital electronic systems including microprocessor architecture and using techniques with hardware description languages.
Embedded: The theme is practically based and enables development of programmable electronic systems that involves the integration of electronic hardware and software required to operate on a real-time basis. It provides you with the knowledge of the development of embedded systems to specify, design, implement and test microprocessor-based hardware and software for real-time applications.
We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including continuous assessment, in-class tests, examinations, laboratory exercises and project work. We find this helps us to appraise your all-round ability and gives you the best opportunity to excel.
We encourage you to further enhance your career prospects by including an industrial placement in your course. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years.
As well as providing the workplace experience that many employers are looking for, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path. The Faculty's placements team will give you every support throughout the placement process.