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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MEng, BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Programme code:MEBE-ELE/E&EUCAS code:H600
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mr Roland Clarke Contact address:R.G.Clarke@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

- AAA A-Levels including A-Level Mathematics
- A wide range of other qualifications accepted.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

Aims
- To provide in-depth education in the key underpinning topics of electronic and electrical engineering such as electronic circuit theory, electromagnetism, electronic materials, computing, communications and embedded systems.
- To offer specialisation in topics in electrical engineering, such as electrical power systems, electric drives, electronic control systems, and renewable energy systems.
- To provide a research-led curriculum and learning approaches in all topics, in particular in electrical power systems, electric drives, electronic control systems, and renewable energy systems.
- To demonstrate the application of electrical engineering in industry; especially in the power generation, power distribution, electronic vehicle, and industrial control sectors.
- To develop students' generic and transferable skills in written/verbal communication, management, leadership and business for careers in engineering or other professions.
- To provide extensive practical experience of electronic and electrical engineering through laboratory work and the completion of an extensive independent project in every year of study.
- To meet the full educational requirements (in the case of the MEng programme), in compliance with UK-SPEC, to permit progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and registration with ECUK as a Chartered Engineer.
- To meet the educational requirements expected of a 3 year Engineering programme (in the case of the BEng programme), in compliance with UK-SPEC, to contribute to progression to Chartered Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and registration with ECUK as a Chartered Engineer.

Objectives
On completion of the 3 year BEng programme, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the underlying science and mathematics of electronic and electrical engineering.
- Apply mathematical and computer models to electronic and electrical engineering problems.
- Apply a knowledge and understanding of electronics, power systems and electric drives to engineering projects.
- Apply a systems approach to electronic and electrical engineering problems;
- Show competence in the use of modern software and hardware tools, materials, components and equipment for the design, construction and test of electronic circuits, control systems drives and electricity generation systems.
- Demonstrate a range of design skills including the ability to identify design constraints and to appreciate user needs.
- Demonstrate creativity in the design of electronic or electrical engineering systems.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and societal aspects of electronic and electrical engineering and understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering.
- Show an awareness of the legal frameworks governing electronic and electrical engineering, including governmental legislation, intellectual property and contractual issues.
- Show awareness of the environmental and sustainability, health and safety and risk assessment issues associated with electronic and electrical engineering.
- Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards - including quality standards - and be able to deal with technical uncertainty.
- Use a wide range of technical literature and other information sources.
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication

On completion of the 4 year MEng programme, graduates will have achieved all of the above and, additionally, will have further developed their skills and abilities in the following areas:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of electronic and electrical engineering, including an awareness of historical, current, and future developments and technologies.
- Apply an extensive range of mathematical and computer models to electronic and electrical engineering problems an d show an appreciation of their limitations.
- Apply a knowledge and understanding of electronics, power systems and electric drives to group and individual engineering projects.
- Use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies in electronic and electrical engineering.
- Apply theoretical concepts and simulation tools to unfamiliar problems in electronic & electrical engineering.
- Show knowledge and comprehensive understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to develop an innovative design for an electronic or electrical engineering system.
- Demonstrate an in-depth appreciation of practices and priorities in the electronic and electrical engineering industry.
- Apply research methodologies to electronic or electrical engineering project work.
- Analyse and synthesize information from electronic and electrical engineering research literature
- Demonstrate an appreciation of current developments in research in electronic and electrical engineering and their potential impact on industry and society.
- Work effectively as part of a team.



Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC1130Circuit Analysis and Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC1405Communications Networks and Signals10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1420Communications Systems10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1620Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC1704Further Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1801Electronic Design Project10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC1900Physical Electronics 110 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1901Physical Electronics 210 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students entering with BTEC or Access to HE Diploma qualifications will be required by the School to take ELEC1701 instead of ELEC1702 and ELEC1703. All other students are required to take ELEC1702 and ELEC1703.

ELEC1701Introduction to Engineering Mathematics20 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1702Engineering Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC1703Algorithms and Numerical Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for progression/award.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC2130Electronic Circuit Design10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC2140High Frequency Electronics10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC2240Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC2430Communications Theory20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC2530Power Electronics10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC2540Control Systems10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC2645Embedded Systems Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC2665Microprocessors and Programmable Logic20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for progression/award.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]


Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:-

ELEC3030Professional Studies10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3285Integrated Circuit Design10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC3565Electric Machines10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3575Electric Power Systems10 creditsSemester 2
ELEC3662Embedded Systems20 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3885Group Design Project50 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

ELEC3360RF and Microwave Engineering10 creditsSemester 1
ELEC3430Digital Communications10 creditsSemester 2

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for progression/award.


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC5870MMEng Individual Project45 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study at least 30 credits from the following optional modules:

ELEC5562MPower Electronics and Drives15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5564MElectric Power Generation by Renewable Sources15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 creditsSemester 1

Students will be required to select 30 credits from the following optional modules, with an appropriate workload balance between semesters:

ELEC5333MWireless Communications Systems Design15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5471MData Communications and Network Security15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5566MFPGA Design for System-on-Chip15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5650MMedical Electronics and E-Health15 creditsSemester 2

Some combinations of module choices may be prohibited due to timetabling constraints.

Students are referred to the School's Code of Practice on Assessment for the rules for award.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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