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BEng Electronics and Computer Engineering For students entering from September 2024 onwards

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Engineering)

Learning outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex engineering problems. Some of the knowledge will be at the forefront of the particular subject of study.
2. Analyse complex engineering problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles.
3. Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex engineering problems, recognising the limitations of the techniques employed.
4. Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address complex engineering problems.
5. Design solutions for complex engineering problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health and safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards.
6. Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex engineering problems.
7. Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex engineering problems and minimise adverse impacts.
8. Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct.
9. Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity.
10. Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks.
11. Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice and recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.
12. Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex engineering problems.
13. Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes, recognising their limitations.
14. Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex engineering problems.
15. Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights.
16. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team.
17. Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences.
18. Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD.

Skills Learning Outcomes
a) Application of science, mathematics and/or engineering principles
b) Problem analysis
c) Application of computational and analytical techniques
d) Searching and using technical literature
e) Design skills
f) Integrated systems approach
g) Sustainability
h) Professional ethics practice
i) Risk management
j) Mitigate security risks
k) Equality, diversity and inclusion
l) Practical and workshop skills
m) Technical awareness of engineering materials, equipment, technologies, and processes
n) Quality management
o) Engineering and project management
p) Teamwork
q) Communication
r) Lifelong learning


Achievement may 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.