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MEng, BEng Electronic Engineering (Industrial)Year 3 Placement

Year 4

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Engineering)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the three-year BEng programme, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline, including some which are at the forefront of the subject.
• Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, and also computational and analytical techniques and models, in order to solve complex engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions.
• Demonstrate the ability to select, use and evaluate technical literature, and recognise the limitations of knowledge in the discipline.
• Demonstrate the ability to design solutions to complex problems, and carry out extended engineering projects, considering a range of societal, user and commercial factors and industry standards.
• Demonstrate the ability to apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems.
• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental impacts of engineering, making appropriate decisions informed by professional codes of conduct.
• Demonstrate the ability to apply the techniques of risk management in order to deal with technical uncertainty in engineering projects, and mitigate the effects of security risks.
• Demonstrate the ability to use a range of practical and laboratory skills, in order to solve complex engineering problems, selecting appropriate materials, equipment and processes, recognising their limitations.
• Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of quality management systems, and demonstrate the ability to apply professional project management skills.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will also have had the opportunity to:
• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility.
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both the results of their own work and other complex information, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms.
• Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, and acquire the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and may include written examinations, in-class and online tests, problem sheets, assignments, and coursework in the form of projects, reports, presentations and posters.

This programme is subject to supplementary rules for progression and award which are additional to the University’s standard rules. These additional rules include the following criteria: In order to progress to the next level of study, or to be awarded the degree of Bachelors or Masters (including Integrated Masters), students must obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in every module that contributes to the engineering learning outcomes. For most programmes, this means every module that is included in the programme. Students must also obtain a minimum mark not lower than 10% below the nominal pass mark in any significant assessment component within a taught module (a component worth more than 30% of the module marks) in order to pass the module and receive the module credit. This rule applies to all ‘ELEC’ coded modules.

Full details about the assessment rules are available in the version of the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study.


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