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Cert (PC) Electronics

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Cert (PC) Electronics

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

ELE-PC-EN

UCAS Code

JACS Code

H610 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

There is no direct entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Electronics. This award is only available to students who exit before completion of the MSc in Electronics programme but satisfy the conditions of the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sci

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor J Soraghan

University of Strathclyde

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

To be awarded a pass for a module, students must achieve a satisfactory performance (40% or more) in all of the specified compulsory elements (such as examination and coursework) as well as achieving an overall pass mark (50% or more) for the module.

Students who have failed two or less modules are normally permitted one further attempt to pass a failed module with the mark used in calculating the final award being capped at 50%.

Students who have failed more than two modules, or who have failed a module twice, will normally be required to withdraw from the course.

Those who fail to obtain 120 CATS points in the taught modules will be considered for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

To provide an opportunity for graduates in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering to extend, enhance and update their knowledge and experience, and for other suitably qualified students to acquire the capability for professional involvement in Electronics.

To develop critical and analytical problem solving skills and transferable skills that relate to literacy, numeracy, computing, team-working and personal presentations and interactions to prepare graduates for their future career.

Distinctive features:

teaching is informed by top grade research;

staff are accessible;

many aspects are supported by practical design examples.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Analyse and design advanced engineering systems/components.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, and tutorial examples.
Independent study.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods are linked to the learning outcomes for each module and include; written examinations; laboratory/workshops; coursework, design exercises, and reports.

Analyse, evaluate and interpret engineering data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Analysis of results from coursework exercises and experimental work. Examples from lectures and tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods include; written examinations; laboratory/workshops; coursework, designs, reports.

Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, and tutorial examples.

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; laboratory/workshops; coursework, designs, reports.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Make effective use of communication skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Production of written coursework in taught modules.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assessment includes written reports

Make effective use of Information Technology.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Coursework including use of specialised CAD and modelling packages as appropriate to the individual module. Use of word processing, spreadsheets, etc in production of coursework.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assessment, including written reports.

Demonstrate problem solving skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, tutorial examples .
Independent study.

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; coursework, design exercises, and reports.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant principles, methodologies and analytical methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, tutorial examples.

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; coursework, design exercises and reports

Prepare descriptive and interpretative technical reports.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Coursework in taught modules.

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Apply analytical and numerical techniques to a range of electronic engineering design and analysis problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, tutorial examples.

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; coursework, design exercises, and reports

Apply software, hardware and CAD skills as appropriate to electronic engineering problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, tutorial examples.

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; coursework, design exercises, and reports

Identify critical parameters in the analysis, design and evaluation of advanced electronic systems and components.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, coursework assignments, tutorial examples.

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; coursework, design exercises, and reports

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

High Frequency Technology and Design

ELE8058

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Digital Signal Processing

ELE8059

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Intelligent Systems and Control

ELE8066

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Wireless Communications

ELE8078

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Smart Grids

ELE8080

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Sustainable Energy Systems

ELE8082

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

MEMS Devices & Technology

ELE8083

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Microelectronics Devices & Technology

ELE8084

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Wireless Sensor Systems

ELE8096

7

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Notes