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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Degrees

BEng Honours
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (UCAS Code: H600)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 year sandwich) (UCAS Code: H604)

MEng Honours
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (UCAS Code: H602)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5 year sandwich) (UCAS Code: H605)

Contacts

For entrance requirements
E: admissions@qub.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)28 9097 3838

For course information
Dr Karen Rafferty
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
T: +44 (0)28 9097 4280
E: k.rafferty@qub.ac.uk
W: http://www.qub.ac.uk/eeecs

BEng

  • A-level
    BBB including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Design/Technology, Electronics, Further Mathematics or Double Award Applied Science.
    Note:
    applicants not offering Physics at A-level should have a minimum of a grade C in GCSE Physics or Double Award Science.

  • BTEC National Diploma
    A relevant BTEC National Diploma with 10 Distinctions and 8 Merits. Distinctions will be required in stipulated relevant units.

  • Higher National Diploma
    Those with good grades in a relevant Higher National Diploma will be considered on their individual merits for entry to Stage 2.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate
    B2B2B2B2CC/B2B2B2B2B2 including Higher Level grade B2 in Mathematics and Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry.

MEng

  • A-level
    AAB including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Design/Technology, Electronics, or Further Mathematics.
    Note
    : applicants not offering Physics at A-level should have a minimum of a grade B in GCSE Physics or Double Award Science.

  • BTEC National Diploma
    A relevant BTEC National Diploma with 16 Distinctions and 2 Merits. Distinctions will be required in stipulated relevant units. 

  • Irish Leaving Certificate
    AB2B2B2B2B2 including Higher Level grade A and B2 in any order in Mathematics and Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry.

Option to Transfer
Transfers between BEng and MEng may be possible at the end of Stage 2. 

For students whose first language is not English
An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable to the University. For further information on other acceptable qualifications click here

If you are an international student and you do not meet the entrance requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Queen's University Belfast, which will prepare you for successful study on these degree courses. INTO Queen's University Belfast is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses:
International Foundation in Engineering and Science
International Diploma in Engineering

There can be few modern enterprises and aspects of human life which remain untouched by electronics or electrical engineering. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is concerned with solving practical problems using electrical/electronic science. It is an area of immense growth with a worldwide shortage of qualified engineers: over 90 per cent of our graduates were employed within six months of graduating.

The subject area is broad, ranging from micro-electronic chip design and manufacture to power generation and distribution. Rapid advances are occurring in fields such as telecommunications, computer software, hardware and networking, medical electronics, security, virtual and augmented reality, control and robotics and renewable energy systems.

BEng
This is an enhanced engineering Honours course and, for suitably qualified students, normally takes three years of full-time study. All BEng course students are normally required to complete at least 12 weeks of approved industrial training before graduating. The BEng course is also offered incorporating a sandwich year in industry. This professional experience year is usually taken after Stage 2 and students may gain a Licentiateship of the City & Guilds from this period of work.

Transfer from the BEng course to the MEng course is possible at the end of Stage 2, subject to satisfactory performance.

Stage 1

Circuits and Communications
Computing for Engineers
Design Projects
Electronic Circuits and Devices
Electrical Engineering
Mathematics

Stage 2 and Stage 3
A choice of subjects is offered, including:
Communications
Computer Architecture
Computer Communications
Control
Electrical Machines
Integrated Circuits
Microprocessors
Power Systems
Signal Processing
Software Engineering
Virtual Reality

MEng

This is a four-year extended engineering course. It has been established to provide an adequate supply of well-qualified engineers with an appropriate blend of engineering knowledge and skills in business practice and management. There is a core component of entrepreneurship giving key insights into company creation. Most of the material in the first two years is common with the BEng course.

The subjects offered in Stage 4 include:
Advanced Circuit Design
Advanced Microelectronics
Energy Systems
Intelligent Systems and Control
Mobile Communications
Real-time DSP

All MEng course students must normally complete at least 24 weeks of approved industrial training before graduating.

The MEng is also offered incorporating a sandwich year in industry. This professional experience year is usually taken after Stage 2 and students may gain a Licentiateship of the City & Guilds from this period of work.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen’s has an excellent reputation, ranking in the top 10 in the UK in the Times League Table 2011.Queen’s is one of only seven UK universities involved in the prestigious Power Academy scholarship scheme. Each year this provides 60 generous scholarships worth over £30k each to well-qualified students on the BEng and MEng degree pathways across the seven member universities.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses at Queen’s are fully accredited by the relevant professional society. Students interested in travel may spend a placement abroad or gain summer work experience through the IAESTE international exchange programme.

The School has an outstanding record of achievement in research. There are a number of well-funded and very strong research groups engaged in leading-edge technology. Final year projects are heavily influenced by the research activities of staff.

This degree had a 95 per cent employment rate in 2010 (Unistats), which is one of the highest in the University. Graduates with a Queen’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are highly sought-after locally, nationally and internationally.

With a worldwide shortage of qualified engineers, there are excellent well-paid career prospects across a wide spectrum: design, research, development, production, marketing and sales in employment areas such as avionics and space, telecommunications and broadcasting, power generation and transmission, renewable energy, computing and software, electronic systems and microelectronics, advanced manufacturing and robotics. Current starting salaries for graduates of this course range from £20–£36K.

Work Experience/Taster Days – Spend two days with us!

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(incl. Software and Electronic Systems Engineering)

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February 2014 (9.30am-3.30pm)

Like to find out the real deal – what do you actually do in the above disciplines?

If you are currently in Year 13 (Lower 6th) at school/college, studying A Level Maths (or an equivalent qualification), and would like to find out a bit more about what is involved in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (incl. Software and Electronic Systems Engineering), then why not apply for the above work experience/taster days.

For full details and online application form click here.

 

To view a more detailed description of the modules offered for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway click here.