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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: H603

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

The continuing rapid expansion of technology calls for highly qualified and skilled electronic and electrical engineers. Studying electrical and electronic engineering will prepare you for a vast range of exciting careers, equipping you with technical engineering skills as well as technology, communication and design expertise.
Students will:
• Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of engineering-based disciplines and their applications
• use our on-site advanced facilities to help prepare for the demands of working in this industry
• use our computer-aided design (CAD), electronics and engineering laboratories
• investigate the theory of electrical and electronic engineering and then put your learning into practice, developing skills in CAD, computer application, business management and project
• discover specialist topics to study including analogue and digital electronics, software design, digital signal processing, control engineering, microprocessors, radio systems and industrial control systems

• Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
• Computer-aided design labs, modern electronics labs, specialist manufacturing systems simulation software, industry-standard instrumentation labs and industry specification Rapid Prototyping facility (fused deposition method).
• Access to industry-standard software packages – MATLAB and Simulink, Multisim and Ultiboard, Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Altium Designer, HPVee, Xilinx ISE, Altera MAX+PLUS II, Microchip MPLAB, Siemens software.
• Strong industry links. Opportunities to visit local and regional companies to gain invaluable work experience in the engineering industry.
• Focus on specialisms within Power, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control.
• Dedicated maths support centre for students.

You can also choose to study this course as a three-year programme (without a foundation year) BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering UCAS Code:H600

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year will provide a grounding for students in all aspects of Engineering and Design in order to prepare them for further years of study.

Analytical Methods for Engineering
Design and Technology
Mechanical Science
Electrical and Electronic Science
The Skills You Need
Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

The level 4 modules are common to both the electrical and electronic programmes, these modules will lay the foundations for the rest of your degree programme and will equip you with the core theoretical and practical skills you will need to successfully complete the remaining years of study.

MODULES

Mechanical Science
Electrical Science
Laboratory Methods and Materials
Engineering Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice
Analogue and Digital Electronics

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

In this year you will specialise in your chosen route. You will study a combination of core modules and either the electrical or electronic modules at level 5, depending on your chosen route of study.

MODULES

Business, Research & Professional Development
Further Engineering Mathematics
Instrumentation & Control
PLC’s
Electrical Power Engineering
Embedded Systems

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

The focus of your final year will be your supervised engineering project. This will give you the opportunity to showcase the engineering skills that you’ve developed in years 1 and 2. The rest of the level 6 credits for your final year will comprise of either electrical or electronic modules, depending on your chosen route of study.

MODULES

Dissertation (Honours)
Engineering Modelling and Simulation
Electronics, Design & Testing
Further Control Engineering
Power Electronics & Electric Drives (Electrical Optional)
Industrial communication Systems (Electronic Optional)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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