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Using our state-of-the-art electronics and computer networks labs, you will learn strong practical and design skills, enabling you to solve industrial problems by applying existing and emerging technology.

Our close ties with industry partners will ensure you learn skills that are relevant, up-to-date and valued by employers.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained the expertise needed for a career in management and technology in the engineering sector.

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Using our state-of-the-art electronics and computer networks labs, you will learn strong practical and design skills, enabling you to solve industrial problems by applying existing and emerging technology.

Our close ties with industry partners will ensure you learn skills that are relevant, up-to-date and valued by employers.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained the expertise needed for a career in management and technology in the engineering sector.

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Course Information

UCAS Code
H610

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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You’ll learn through lectures and laboratories as well as time with tutors where you’ll develop your problem solving skills. You’ll be encouraged to research existing and current technologies for each module and explore the developments taking place in industry. 

Laboratory sessions provide demonstrations of the theory covered in lectures and bring practical problems and limitations to life. These are often directly informed by the industrial expertise and research interests of the academic staff.

As part of this course you’ll undertake a substantial individual Design Engineering Project which will allow you to demonstrate your design, analytical and practical skills in a specific area of engineering design and technology.

If you’re an International student, you’re encouraged to attend academic communication sessions in your first semester and develop your English language skills so that you can take full advantage of the learning opportunities offered.

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Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Academic staff bring a wealth of industry experience and leading-edge research to many related study subjects. They include experts in microwave imaging and antenna design, microprocessors, digital electronics and systems development and analysis.

Staff / Meet the Team

We are an enthusiastic, committed, knowledgeable and likeable staff team, who are here to motivate you and propel you through your degree and beyond.

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Your learning experience is enhanced by the latest technology which provides online links for further reading and online videos that allow you to review taught material in your own time. 

Seminar work, laboratory exercises and online tests will provide feedback on how you’re developing your skills and knowledge. You’ll also be assessed via assignments, exams, technical reports, presentations and project work and receive continual feedback on both your written work and on discussions and ideas.

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Course content is informed by industry and research, based upon the professional experience, consultancy or personal research interests of academic staff. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that have practical applications in real-world scenarios.

A key part of the course includes a substantial individual project where you’ll investigate a problem related to relevant industry or research interests. This gives you the opportunity to explore and develop your design ideas to provide innovative solutions to a variety of real-life challenges.

You’ll be encouraged to get involved with University research groups, particularly during your project work, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate innovation, experience and enterprise. There’s a strong vocational and professional emphasis, backed by the industrial expertise of staff and working with businesses. 

Research / Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

From statistics to complex and nonlinear phenomena, astrophysics to smart materials, and communications to renewable energy, the pioneering research in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering focuses on a wide range of issues.

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You’ll develop key transferable skills throughout the course, including communicating ideas and the use of appropriate IT tools; personal time management, problem solving abilities and independent learning skills. 

During your individual project module, you’ll be encouraged to investigate a problem related to the industrial or research interests of the department which will enhance your employability and research experience.

You’ll also be able to demonstrate examples of, teamwork, presentation skills and time management through your assessments.

Developing additional professional skills such report writing, problem solving, and communication with both technical and non-technical audiences will also help you progress in your future career.

Student Life

A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

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Course in brief

Your course in brief

Year 1

Year one Through a mixture of both lectures and lab sessions, you will develop a broad engineering skill base as well as taking on a major design engineering project

Who would this Course suit?

For anyone with an HND or Foundation Degree in a related subject, this one-year completion course in is the ideal way to develop your technical knowledge and project management skills while gaining an Honours degree.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent.

 

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

     

    International Qualifications:

    The University is pleased to welcome international applicants from over 100 countries and considers a wide range of qualifications for entry to its programmes.  For specific information please visit our International Admissions pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/

    International applicants are also required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below:

    A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51. The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International admissions team.

     

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KD6001 -

Microcontrollers in Embedded Systems (Core, 20 Credits)

The student will learn the architecture, and how to program a high performance microcontroller - ARM M0+ cortex. Specifically this will include: A consideration of the relative merits of a number of commercially available microcontrollers A detailed investigation of the ARM cortex series of microcontrollers, including architecture, peripherals and capabilities. Using ARM IDE development tools to compose, compile and faultfind programs written in a high level programming language ('C'). Features of the ARM microcontroller that will be considered are: Clock generation - internal/external GPIO - general purpose input/output ADC - analogue to digital converter USART, SPI, I2C - serial communications Timers Interrupt capability

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KD6002 -

Electronic Systems Design (Core, 20 Credits)

Finite State Machine Design: FSM: Design specification and satisfaction of criteria, including social-economic, environmental impacts, risk modelling/analysis (including health and safety), and sustainability issues. A review of FSM types; Moore, Mealy architectures. The state diagram, need for unit distance coding of secondary state variables. The synchronous and asynchronous FSMs. Synthesis of synchronous and asynchronous FSML from a state diagram. Verifying a FSM to its state diagram. The development of simple state diagrams for some popular applications, such as, control of ADC, memory, motors, LEDs and the monitoring of switches and other inputs. The use of external timers to introduce wait states in the FSM. Hardware Descriptive languages: Introduction to PLD and FPGA device technology, design flows and tools. The use of HDLLs in the design of Programmable Logic Devices - Design Entry, Simulation and Place/Route. Describing structure, behaviour and data flow using HDLs. Describing combinatorial and sequential digital circuits using a HDL:. Examples such as finite state machines, registers, counters, data selectors and decoders. Logic Compilation and Synthesis for PLDs: Overview of the synthesis process, input constraints and output results. Language coverage and acceptable modelling styles for synthesis.

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KD6004 -

Design Engineering Project (Core, 40 Credits)

This module will develop the students ability to demonstrate, on an individual basis, their technical skills in designing, analysing and applying technology and engineering design to a particular task. The module also will help develop self reliance and individual responsibility.
The student will be provided with a range of predefined project titles and specifications, in the appropriate technological area, at the start of semester 1 of the session.

To meet University requirements and gain practical experience, students must perform a risk assessment to identify potential risks/hazards associated with the project.

During semester 1, the student will produce a planning/progress report. With their supervisor’s guidance, this will help the student to develop some of the key skills necessary to carry out a significant engineering project. These skills include how to prepare a project plan, how to prepare a time schedule for a project, how to do a literature search and analyse different engineering systems / projects related to their project.
In semester 2, the students must produce a final report. This report will build upon the first report and further develop key engineering skills such as time management, analysing their own performance in relation to the original time schedule. At the end of semester two each individual student will be required to provide practical demonstration / poster presentation to the supervisor, second markers and peers.

By following this process students will develop key transferable skills that can be applied to most industries.

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KF6028 -

Project Management and Professional Development (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will further develop your academic skills in the planning and control of projects to the level expected on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme. You will learn about project management techniques and professional issues associated with industry and will enhance your critical reflection and other transferable skills which will aid your studies and support your career progression after graduating.

The module will help you to develop a strong appreciation of the key issues associated with the disciplines of professional development and management and of business practices in project management. The requirements expected from a student on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme, in terms of the need to critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on material from relevant sources and from your own personal development will be covered. You will learn about a range of techniques to assist in project management and your academic study on a final year of an undergraduate degree programme. You will study tools and techniques to enable you to set out a personal professional development strategy and plan, and the tools and techniques to conduct critical research and evaluation.

The syllabus of the module will cover topics such as:
• Key concepts, tools, techniques and approaches to project management; functions of a project manager; different types of projects; impact of people on projects
• Project management essentials: planning; scheduling; estimating; risk management; resource allocation; monitoring and control; closing projects; use of a PC-based project management tool
• Staffing considerations: selecting project teams; managing project teams; personnel training and motivation; appreciation of the computing marketplace
• Quality issues; what is quality; quality assurance; quality control; quality plans; configuration management and version control
• Professional issues: professionalism as a concept, impact of professionalism on personal development responsibilities and duties of a project manager; professional codes
• Independent learning, academic expectations and conduct, developing research techniques, using on-line support, developing skills for critical analysis, academic report writing, time-management , learning and studying / learning styles, reflecting on your academic experiences, preparing for projects, planning for the future

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KF6047 -

Principles of Wireless Mobile Networks (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is designed to be suitable for a variety of networking professional roles including those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of 802.11 protocols, security and enterprise deployment. Additionally, it is suitable for wireless network administrators and support or design staff requiring a greater understanding of the new technologies and applications of modern converged networks and delegates seeking Certified Wireless Network Associate (or similar) certification. You will study the following areas: Enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies. Antenna charactersitics Mobile wireless protocols including 802.11 protocol operation Technologies underpinning wireless communication including those fronm the 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 families Wireless security issues

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KL5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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