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Using our state-of-the-art electronics and computer networks labs, you will learn strong practical and design skills, enabling you to solve industrial problems by applying existing and emerging technology.

Our close ties with industry partners will ensure you learn skills that are relevant, up-to-date and valued by employers.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained the expertise needed for a career in management and technology in the engineering sector.

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Using our state-of-the-art electronics and computer networks labs, you will learn strong practical and design skills, enabling you to solve industrial problems by applying existing and emerging technology.

Our close ties with industry partners will ensure you learn skills that are relevant, up-to-date and valued by employers.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained the expertise needed for a career in management and technology in the engineering sector.

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Course Information

UCAS Code
H610

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

Department / Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

BTEC HND/Foundation degree, or equivalent

in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a related subject.

If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

BTEC HND/Foundation degree, or equivalent

in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a related subject.

If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* This is the tuition fee for 2021/22 entry, and the maximum permitted to charge UK students as per Government Regulations. Government are yet to announce 2022/23 fees, if there is a change fees will be adjusted accordingly.


EU Fee in Year 1: £16,500

International Fee in Year 1: £16,500


Please keep checking back for updates on 22/23 Scholarships.

For more information on Fees and Funding, please visit the main funding pages.

 


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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KD6001 -

Microcontrollers in Embedded Systems (Core,20 Credits)

The student will learn the architecture, and how to program a high performance microcontroller - ARM M0+ cortex. Specifically this will include: A consideration of the relative merits of a number of commercially available microcontrollers A detailed investigation of the ARM cortex series of microcontrollers, including architecture, peripherals and capabilities. Using ARM IDE development tools to compose, compile and faultfind programs written in a high level programming language ('C'). Features of the ARM microcontroller that will be considered are: Clock generation - internal/external GPIO - general purpose input/output ADC - analogue to digital converter USART, SPI, I2C - serial communications Timers Interrupt capability

More information

KD6002 -

Electronic Systems Design (Core,20 Credits)

Finite State Machine Design: FSM: Design specification and satisfaction of criteria, including social-economic, environmental impacts, risk modelling/analysis (including health and safety), and sustainability issues. A review of FSM types; Moore, Mealy architectures. The state diagram, need for unit distance coding of secondary state variables. The synchronous and asynchronous FSMs. Synthesis of synchronous and asynchronous FSML from a state diagram. Verifying a FSM to its state diagram. The development of simple state diagrams for some popular applications, such as, control of ADC, memory, motors, LEDs and the monitoring of switches and other inputs. The use of external timers to introduce wait states in the FSM. Hardware Descriptive languages: Introduction to PLD and FPGA device technology, design flows and tools. The use of HDLLs in the design of Programmable Logic Devices - Design Entry, Simulation and Place/Route. Describing structure, behaviour and data flow using HDLs. Describing combinatorial and sequential digital circuits using a HDL:. Examples such as finite state machines, registers, counters, data selectors and decoders. Logic Compilation and Synthesis for PLDs: Overview of the synthesis process, input constraints and output results. Language coverage and acceptable modelling styles for synthesis.

More information

KD6004 -

Design Engineering Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module will develop the students ability to demonstrate, on an individual basis, their technical skills in designing, analysing and applying technology and engineering design to a particular task. The module also will help develop self reliance and individual responsibility.
The student will be provided with a range of predefined project titles and specifications, in the appropriate technological area, at the start of semester 1 of the session.

To meet University requirements and gain practical experience, students must perform a risk assessment to identify potential risks/hazards associated with the project.

During semester 1, the student will produce a planning/progress report. With their supervisor’s guidance, this will help the student to develop some of the key skills necessary to carry out a significant engineering project. These skills include how to prepare a project plan, how to prepare a time schedule for a project, how to do a literature search and analyse different engineering systems / projects related to their project.
In semester 2, the students must produce a final report. This report will build upon the first report and further develop key engineering skills such as time management, analysing their own performance in relation to the original time schedule. At the end of semester two each individual student will be required to provide practical demonstration / poster presentation to the supervisor, second markers and peers.

By following this process students will develop key transferable skills that can be applied to most industries.

More information

KF6028 -

Project Management and Professional Development (Core,20 Credits)

This module will further develop your academic skills in the planning and control of projects to the level expected on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme. You will learn about project management techniques and professional issues associated with industry and will enhance your critical reflection and other transferable skills which will aid your studies and support your career progression after graduating.

The module will help you to develop a strong appreciation of the key issues associated with the disciplines of professional development and management and of business practices in project management. The requirements expected from a student on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme, in terms of the need to critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on material from relevant sources and from your own personal development will be covered. You will learn about a range of techniques to assist in project management and your academic study on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme. You will study tools and techniques to enable you to set out a personal professional development strategy and plan, and the tools and techniques to conduct critical research and evaluation.

The syllabus of the module will cover topics such as:
• Key concepts, tools, techniques and approaches to project management; functions of a project manager; different types of projects; impact of people on projects
• Project management essentials: planning; scheduling; estimating; risk management; resource allocation; monitoring and control; closing projects; use of a PC-based project management tool
• Staffing considerations: selecting project teams; managing project teams; personnel training and motivation; appreciation of the computing marketplace
• Quality issues; what is quality; quality assurance; quality control; quality plans; configuration management and version control
• Professional issues: professionalism as a concept, impact of professionalism on personal development responsibilities and duties of a project manager; professional codes
• Independent learning, academic expectations and conduct, developing research techniques, using on-line support, developing skills for critical analysis, academic report writing, time-management , learning and studying / learning styles, reflecting on your academic experiences, preparing for projects, planning for the future

More information

KF6047 -

Principles of Wireless Mobile Networks (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the following areas: enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies, antenna characteristics, mobile wireless protocols including 802.11 protocols, operation technologies underpinning wireless communication including those from the 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 families, wireless security issues.

More information

KL5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KD6001 -

Microcontrollers in Embedded Systems (Core,20 Credits)

The student will learn the architecture, and how to program a high performance microcontroller - ARM M0+ cortex. Specifically this will include: A consideration of the relative merits of a number of commercially available microcontrollers A detailed investigation of the ARM cortex series of microcontrollers, including architecture, peripherals and capabilities. Using ARM IDE development tools to compose, compile and faultfind programs written in a high level programming language ('C'). Features of the ARM microcontroller that will be considered are: Clock generation - internal/external GPIO - general purpose input/output ADC - analogue to digital converter USART, SPI, I2C - serial communications Timers Interrupt capability

More information

KD6002 -

Electronic Systems Design (Core,20 Credits)

Finite State Machine Design: FSM: Design specification and satisfaction of criteria, including social-economic, environmental impacts, risk modelling/analysis (including health and safety), and sustainability issues. A review of FSM types; Moore, Mealy architectures. The state diagram, need for unit distance coding of secondary state variables. The synchronous and asynchronous FSMs. Synthesis of synchronous and asynchronous FSML from a state diagram. Verifying a FSM to its state diagram. The development of simple state diagrams for some popular applications, such as, control of ADC, memory, motors, LEDs and the monitoring of switches and other inputs. The use of external timers to introduce wait states in the FSM. Hardware Descriptive languages: Introduction to PLD and FPGA device technology, design flows and tools. The use of HDLLs in the design of Programmable Logic Devices - Design Entry, Simulation and Place/Route. Describing structure, behaviour and data flow using HDLs. Describing combinatorial and sequential digital circuits using a HDL:. Examples such as finite state machines, registers, counters, data selectors and decoders. Logic Compilation and Synthesis for PLDs: Overview of the synthesis process, input constraints and output results. Language coverage and acceptable modelling styles for synthesis.

More information

KD6004 -

Design Engineering Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module will develop the students ability to demonstrate, on an individual basis, their technical skills in designing, analysing and applying technology and engineering design to a particular task. The module also will help develop self reliance and individual responsibility.
The student will be provided with a range of predefined project titles and specifications, in the appropriate technological area, at the start of semester 1 of the session.

To meet University requirements and gain practical experience, students must perform a risk assessment to identify potential risks/hazards associated with the project.

During semester 1, the student will produce a planning/progress report. With their supervisor’s guidance, this will help the student to develop some of the key skills necessary to carry out a significant engineering project. These skills include how to prepare a project plan, how to prepare a time schedule for a project, how to do a literature search and analyse different engineering systems / projects related to their project.
In semester 2, the students must produce a final report. This report will build upon the first report and further develop key engineering skills such as time management, analysing their own performance in relation to the original time schedule. At the end of semester two each individual student will be required to provide practical demonstration / poster presentation to the supervisor, second markers and peers.

By following this process students will develop key transferable skills that can be applied to most industries.

More information

KF6028 -

Project Management and Professional Development (Core,20 Credits)

This module will further develop your academic skills in the planning and control of projects to the level expected on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme. You will learn about project management techniques and professional issues associated with industry and will enhance your critical reflection and other transferable skills which will aid your studies and support your career progression after graduating.

The module will help you to develop a strong appreciation of the key issues associated with the disciplines of professional development and management and of business practices in project management. The requirements expected from a student on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme, in terms of the need to critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on material from relevant sources and from your own personal development will be covered. You will learn about a range of techniques to assist in project management and your academic study on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme. You will study tools and techniques to enable you to set out a personal professional development strategy and plan, and the tools and techniques to conduct critical research and evaluation.

The syllabus of the module will cover topics such as:
• Key concepts, tools, techniques and approaches to project management; functions of a project manager; different types of projects; impact of people on projects
• Project management essentials: planning; scheduling; estimating; risk management; resource allocation; monitoring and control; closing projects; use of a PC-based project management tool
• Staffing considerations: selecting project teams; managing project teams; personnel training and motivation; appreciation of the computing marketplace
• Quality issues; what is quality; quality assurance; quality control; quality plans; configuration management and version control
• Professional issues: professionalism as a concept, impact of professionalism on personal development responsibilities and duties of a project manager; professional codes
• Independent learning, academic expectations and conduct, developing research techniques, using on-line support, developing skills for critical analysis, academic report writing, time-management , learning and studying / learning styles, reflecting on your academic experiences, preparing for projects, planning for the future

More information

KF6047 -

Principles of Wireless Mobile Networks (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn the following areas: enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies, antenna characteristics, mobile wireless protocols including 802.11 protocols, operation technologies underpinning wireless communication including those from the 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 families, wireless security issues.

More information

KL5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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