University of Hertfordshire - BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Hertfordshire

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This course gives you a sound technological understanding in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. With access to modern engineering tools and a hi-tech laboratory environment, you’ll learn the latest skills and knowledge in digital signal processing, microelectronic and VLSI (very-large-scale integration) design practice, robotics and neural networks, power systems applications, and advanced power conversion and control application trends. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or work in industry for a year, boosting your CV and employment prospects.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECIB requirement
112-120BBC-BBB: Requires Maths and either Physics or Technology or Engineering based subjects, excluding General Studies/Critical ThinkingDMM-DDM: Requires Extended diploma in Engineering (DMM) to include Distinction in Further Maths112-120 points: From a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above to include HL Maths and Physics

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/C in Mathematics.

Access Course Tariff: Engineering diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at distinction to include maths and science or principles units. Any additional L3 credits must be at merit

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

The broad-based skills acquired during this course will equip you to enter a wide range of electrical and electronics sectors.  Our previous graduates have found employment in medical electronics, power generation and distribution industries, communications, avionics and automotive electronics, with many successfully moving into management positions within a few years. Many others decide to stay at the University and extend their engineering education to a postgraduate level.

Course Details

Our enthusiastic staff are always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. All of our courses include a significant practical element, which, together with tutorial sessions reinforce the theory delivered during lectures, and you have many opportunities to enhance your presentation skills ready for the workplace.

More about the Course

This course is designed to enable you to study a range of topics similar to those of the more specific courses but in a more flexible way, allowing you to choose a more diverse individual course.  Many of our students have an interest in one or more of the specialist areas and wish to combine them. This study route allows you to do that.

Final Year students benefit from the opportunity to study modules such as applications of electronics in subjects such as electrical and electronic power control, digital signal processing, micro-electronics, robotics and the option of telecommunication systems or micro-engineering and micro-technology. The aim is to allow you to keep your expertise broad if you wish, allowing you to specialise later.

This course starts with common study areas to give you a sound understanding of basic electrical and electronic engineering principles. Unlike the other courses, it maintains this breadth in your study of electrical and electronic engineering in the Final Year.

In your first year you focus on the basic principles and practices needed in electronic engineering, and on developing relevant analytical, design and organisational abilities. You will learn about digital fundamentals, computing concepts and the problem-solving tools that you will need as the course progresses.

In your second year you will explore in more depth the theories and techniques involved in product design and development, with particular emphasis on 'embedded' real-time microprocessor systems, programmable logic devices and power control. You will learn to apply practical skills to design, implement and test solutions relevant to electrical and electronic engineering.

In your final year the focus is on understanding more about the specialist technologies that are at the heart of today's advanced communication systems. Mobile communication concepts and computer networks, the design of high-speed analogue and digital electronics using integrated circuits, and radio frequency circuits and systems are all examined, along with key microprocessor topics, fuzzy logic and neural networks and digital signal processing. You will also carry out an individual double-module project on a topic relevant to electrical and/or electronic engineering.

Year 1

Computer programming for electronics engineers
Digital electronics & computer organisation
Electrical and electronic theory
Career skills development
Sustainable business of electronics
Electronic engineering practice
Introduction to practical safety for engineers
Introduction to electronic systems
Engineering mathematics
Engineering application of mathematics

Year 2

Electrical engineering and power control
Digital design & embedded systems
Real-time systems & programming
Mechatronic systems modelling and control
Mini projects (electrical)
Project management & product development
Career planning 0 credits compulsory
Foundations of safety 0 credits compulsory
Electronic communication systems
Further engineering mathematics

Optional modules
Exchange year 12
Exchange semester

Year 3

Advanced power conversion and control
Digital signal processing
Intelligent systems and robotics
Microelectronics and vlsi
Semester abroad 0 credits compulsory
Beng individual project (electrical) 30 credits compulsory
Power systems

Optional modules
Industrial placement
Telecommunication systems
Year abroad
Careers portfolio
Micro-engineering & micro-technology

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