Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 years full-time or 4 years sandwichEngineering and Environment
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus
If you're looking to choose a course that's going to give you skills that are in high demand both locally and internationally, look no further than Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Recent innovation in technologies such as smart phones, tablet computers, electric vehicles, solar panels and MRI scanners help to improve people’s quality of life and have been driven by electrical engineers. As a graduate from this course, you will be well-placed to work in such exciting areas as you’ll be able to:
- design electrical/electronic circuits to a given specification
- investigate electrical/electronic circuits by testing and taking measurements
- quantitatively analyse your results and measurements
- use industry standard software tools for design, simulation and development
- perform research and exercise engineering judgement
- create solutions to electrical and electronic engineering problems
- plan and cost an electrical and electronic engineering project
This programme provides you with an integrated approach to electrical and electronic engineering and combines academic rigour, engineering design applications, marketing and business skills to prepare you for a range of exciting careers.
The structure of the programme gives you the opportunity for industrial experience and specialisation in the final year. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the placement option as it emphasises the relevance of the programme, increases confidence and enhances employment prospects.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme is delivered through a range of lectures, seminars and practical workshops as well as guided independent study. Independent learning skills are a critical aspect of the degree, and this enables graduates with the ability to develop new skills throughout their careers.
Throughout the programme your ownership for your own learning increases, culminating in identifying a specialist area to study for your final year project, on which you will receive one-to-one supervision. This will develop your practical and academic skills and significantly enhance your employment prospects.
Assessments are carefully designed to ensure all students have gained a thorough understanding of their areas of study. You’ll be assessed through coursework, laboratory work and examinations and you'll also work on a project and dissertation in your final year in an area which appeals to your own chosen area of special interest.
This programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and has Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation. Graduates can achieve Chartered Engineer status after undertaking further learning.
Graduates of this course have excellent career prospects thanks to their highly-valued and in-demand skills, particularly in the consumer electronics, software, telecommunications, healthcare, power and renewable energy and defence sectors. Many students have been able to select from a number of job offers following their work placement or project.
An annual Employer's Fair takes place in the autumn term for students from all Engineering and Environment disciplines, providing the opportunity to meet a wide range of employers and explore placement and graduate employment opportunities. This is an invaluable networking opportunity and consistently receives excellent feedback from both students and employers who are impressed with the students they meet.
People who looked at this course also looked at:
- Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) Full Time
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Extended Degree Programme) BEng (Hons) Full Time
- Computer Science BSc (Hons) Full Time
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) Part Time
- Ethical Hacking BSc (Hons) Full Time
- Applied Computing BSc (Hons) Full Time
Northumbria University has taken reasonable care to ensure that the information published is accurate at the time of publication. However, the University gives no warranty or representation as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of the information.