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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year of Professional Experience

Academic Year 2022/23

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Programme Title BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year of Professional Experience Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Engineering
Programme Code ELE-BENG UCAS Code H604 HECoS Code 100163 - Electrical and electronic engi - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 4 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 480
Exit Awards available No

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 03-12-21

Regulation Information

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

None

Programme Specific Regulations

Progression

Stage 2
In order to proceed to Stage 2, students must normally have passed a minimum of 5 Stage 1 modules (100 CATS, taking account of any prerequisites).

In order to proceed to Stage 3, students must normally have passed a minimum of 5 Stage 2 modules (100 CATS, taking account of any prerequisites) and have passed 6 modules (120 CATS) at Stage 1.
Students achieving six Stage 2 module credits (120 CATS) with an average of at least 55% on their first module enrolments may after consultation with the Advisor of Studies transfer to the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme at Stage 3.

Students normally proceed to placement after completion of stage 2.

Stage 3
Unless exempted, students must have successfully completed the Year of Professional Experience prior to entering Stage 3.

Award of Degrees
For the award of a BEng degree students must normally: have passed at least 16.5 modules (330 CATS) to include ELE3001; have achieved a weighted average mark of at least 40%; have scored no less than 30% on any module.

For those students that have transferred to this programme from Stage 4 of the equivalent MEng degree programme, a pass in either ELE3001 or ELE4001 (but not both) will be used for the purpose of meeting the requirements for the award of a BEng Degree.

A student who does not qualify for a BEng degree may be required to transfer to the BSc pathway in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

The overall aims of the programme are to provide a broad foundation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, to provide opportunities to study selected themes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in greater depth, and to develop a range of practical and transferable skills to prepare graduates for careers in the engineering and IT industries as well as other professional roles.

•The fundamental principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering are taught in Stages 1 and 2. The themes of Electric Power, Digital Electronics, Analogue Electronics, Control, Communications, Computer Programming and Embedded Programming form the core curriculum. This is designed to ensure that each student is well grounded in the full breadth of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

•In-depth study of selected themes is provided in Stage 3. This is designed to allow students to choose topics for which they have a particular aptitude, to encourage students to develop individual expertise in these topics and to expose students to recent developments and unanswered questions in particular disciplines. The final year project aims to provide each student with an opportunity to engage in a year-long practical study within their chosen field. It is an aim of the programme that students will be well prepared for and attracted to full-time postgraduate study.

•The programme aims to develop practical skills in parallel with fundamental understanding. The laboratory classes and design projects in Stages 1 and 2 are designed to be slightly more prescriptive, whilst the individual final-year project in Stage 3 is designed to be more open-ended to encourage innovative thinking and problem-solving skills. Oral presentations and technical reports are a key aspect of all project work and these aim to ensure that graduates will have strong communication skills.

•Consistent with the general educational aims of the programme and the specific requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence, this specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme, and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate.

The year of professional experience aims to give the student a practical insight into working as part of a professional team in an engineering context and the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and skills gained from university study.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to broadly-defined problems. Some of the knowledge will be informed by current developments in the subject of study.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and tutorials at all stages. Stages 1 & 2 focus on foundational maths; all stages explore application of Maths concepts.

Methods of Assessment

Unseen written examinations
Structured laboratory classes
Coursework assignments
Written reports

Analyse broadly-defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Design problems in lectures/tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Structured laboratory classes
Coursework assignments
Written reports

Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model broadly-defined problems, recognising the limitations of the techniques employed.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Project supervision

Methods of Assessment

Written reports
Oral reports

Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address broadly-defined problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Literature review; oral discussion.

Methods of Assessment

Written reports
Oral reports

Undertake mathematical analysis of engineering components and systems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, labs in multiple thematic areas (e.g. electric circuits, analogue circuit design) at all levels.

Methods of Assessment

Unseen written examinations
Structured laboratory classes
Coursework assignments

Appreciate the role of the engineer in society regarding economic development.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Design solutions for broadly-defined problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health and safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group projects with dedicated thematic seminars and mentor feedback.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments

Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of broadly-defined problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Tutorials.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments
Written exams

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to broadly-defined problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars after, and in the context of, practical design projects.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignment

Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars in advance of design projects.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignment.

Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Online training.

Methods of Assessment

Written reports

Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, mentor-led groupwork.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments

Recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, particularly prior to groupwork engagement and group selection.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Laboratories; groupwork.

Methods of Assessment

Written reports
Presentations

Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Screened oral and written presentations at various points across the stages, with detailed feedback.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments
Written reports
Presentation

Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Literature and state-of-the-art reviews in the final year project; external online courses (provided by university).

Methods of Assessment

Written reports
Oral presentation

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate broadly-defined problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Module-owner guided laboratory exercises.

Methods of Assessment

Laboratory reports.

Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering
technologies and processes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Instructor-led tutorial exercises; mentor feedback in design projects.

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments
Laboratory reports.

Recognise the need for quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of broadly-defined problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures

Methods of Assessment

Coursework assignments

Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project management and relevant legal matters.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, mentor guidance and feedback.

Methods of Assessment

Written reports
Presentations

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Signals and Communicatons ELE1057 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 60% 20% 20%
Mathematics 1 ELE1012 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 50% 0% 50%
Digital Systems ECS1005 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 60% 0% 40%
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits ECS1006 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 20% 75% 5%
Embedded Systems ECS1001 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 100% 0% 0%
Electrical Engineering ELE1056 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 40% 0% 60%
Digital Systems ECS2039 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 60% 40% 0%
Electronics and Circuits ELE2041 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 30% 70% 0%
Signals and Control ELE2038 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 50% 50% 0%
Communications ELE2040 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 25% 75% 0%
Electrical Power Engineering 2 ELE2019 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 10% 20% 70%
Embedded Systems 2 ELE2025 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 0% 40% 60%
Mathematics and Algorithms ELE2035 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 20% 0% 80%
Employability Skills and Placement Preparation ELE2037 2 0 YES -- 12 weeks N YES -- 0% 100% 0%
Sandwich - Year of Professional Experience ELE2034 3 120 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 100% 0% 0%
Engineering Entrepreneurship ELE3043 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 70% 30% 0%
Digital Audio Effects MUS3006 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 100% 0% 0%
Control Systems Engineering ELE3042 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks Y -- YES 30% 0% 70%
Power Electronics and Motor Drives ELE3045 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks Y -- YES 30% 20% 50%
Advanced Electronics ELE3046 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks Y -- YES 50% 0% 50%
High Frequency System Techniques ELE3037 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 30% 0% 70%
Project 3 ELE3001 4 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES -- 100% 0% 0%
Connected Health ECS3003 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 30% 0% 70%
Electrical Power and Energy ELE3039 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks Y -- YES 30% 0% 70%
Networks and Communications Protocols ELE3040 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N -- YES 20% 0% 80%
Signal Processing and Communications ELE3041 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks Y -- YES 15% 0% 85%

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