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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

EL MSc Advanced Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert
Programme title Advanced Systems Engineering
Programme code ELPT30
Length of programme The maximum period of study is 8 years. The programme is available on a part-time basis. The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of two calendar years following the completion of the taught modules. If two consecutive years of academic inactivity occur the School will normally deem the student to have abandoned their studies and will request that their registration on the programme be terminated.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Advance Systems Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of the systems approach to multi-disciplinary and complex engineering problems.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Knowledge and technical expertise in applying systems principles to a selected range of technologies.
  • More extensive and deeper knowledge in related areas through the availability of elective modules.
  • An integrated systems engineering approach to related technologies, processes, techniques and their effective use.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Masters' degree characteristics, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education,  November 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to systems engineering
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to systems engineering
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to systems engineering
  • Relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks
  • Relevant operational practices and requirements for safe working

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant engineering problems
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 In the following table ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module.  Four optional modules should be chosen.

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Systems Engineering

ELP062

Systems Thinking

15

1

c

ELP072

Systems Architecture

15

1

c

ELP060

Soft Systems Engineering

15

1

c

ELP066

Systems Design

15

2

c

ELP068

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

o

ELP069

Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineers

15

1

o

ELP462

Understanding Complexity

15

2

o

ELP067

Validation and Verification

15

2

o

ELP071

Holistic Engineering

15

2

o

ELP460

Engineering and Management of Capability

15

2

o

ELP063*

Individual Project

30

2

c

ELP064*

Team Project

30

2

c

ELP065*

Individual Project

60

2

c

 *Advanced Systems Engineering students opt to take EITHER ELP063 and ELP064 OR ELP065 compulsory modules.

Systems Engineering students may only take ELP065

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Re-assessment of modules for candidates eligible under the relevant sections of Regulation XXI will normally take place when the modules are next routinely assessed. Part time students re-assessment may be deferred for one year but in such cases the re-assessment must be taken ‘with attendance’.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL Curriculum-Based Component of Doctor of Eng Research Prog in Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award EngD/ MSc / PG Dip/ PGCert
Programme title Curriculum-Based Component of the Doctor of Engineering (EngD)Research Programme in Systems Engineering
Programme code ELPRE21
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis (4 years). The curriculum-based component should normally be completed within the first two years of registration. Candidates who have previously studied appropriate Level 7 (MSc) material, already possess an appropriate MSc or have appropriate industrial experience may be allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme. Eligibility for a reduced curriculum-based component will be decided on an individual basis by the Programme Director and the Department’s Director of Studies. All Research Engineers who are registered on the Systems Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme are required to register for and satisfy the regulations for the curriculum-based component of the programme.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

As well as being read in conjunction with  Regulation XXI and the relevant module specifications, this programme specification should also be read in conjunction with Regulation XXVI Higher Degrees by Research. 

The EngD programme in Systems Engineering at Loughborough is open to graduates in any appropriate branch of engineering provided that they are articulate, well qualified and highly motivated. The usual EPSRC eligibility requirements apply.

The minimum entry qualification is a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. A lower qualification is acceptable if supplemented with an appropriate postgraduate (MSc) qualification and/or substantial industrial experience.

Exemptions

Candidates who have previously studied appropriate Level 7 (MSc) material, already possess an appropriate MSc or have appropriate industrial experience may be allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme. Eligibility for a reduced curriculum-based component will be decided on an individual basis by the Programme Director and the Department’s Director of Studies.

 

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Engineering Doctorate in Systems Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of the systems approach to multi-disciplinary and complex engineering problems.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Expert knowledge of engineering/science areas relevant to the research project(s).
  • An appreciation of industrial engineering and development culture including: The role of research, product development, marketing awareness, minimisation of environmental impact.
  • Project and programme management skills - financial planning and control.
  • Teamwork, leadership and communication skills - oral, written, technical, non-technical.
  • The ability to apply skills/knowledge to new and unusual situations.
  • The ability to seek optimal solutions to complex or multifaceted problems.
  • Research capability and the ability to undertake research in association with an industrial partner.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Master's degree characteristics, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • Mathematical methods appropriate
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications
  • Relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks
  • Relevant operational practices and requirements for safe working

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant engineering problems relevant to complex systems
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Plan and execute safely experimental laboratory work
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

The curriculum-based component of the programme will follow the taught modules drawn from the School’s MSc Programme in Systems Engineering. Research Engineers should refer to these regulations for an up-to-date module listing.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

As well as being read in conjunction with  Regulation XXI and the relevant module specifications, this programme specification should also be read in conjunction with Regulation XXVI Higher Degrees by Research. 

5.1 All Research Engineers who are registered on the Systems Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme are required to register for and satisfy the regulations for the curriculum-based component of the programme. 

5.2 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.3 Each module in the curriculum-based component of the programme will be assessed and credit awarded in accordance with the levels of achievement specified in Regulation XXI.

5.4 Candidates will be eligible to progress on the EngD programme when they have accumulated 180 credits from the curriculum-based component within the period of time specified under 'Programme Length and Type' in this specification, except where exemption has been granted in accordance with 'Exemptions' under 'Admissions Criteria' in this specification. 

5.5 Candidates who have completed part or the entire curriculum based element of their programme, but who subsequently do not complete the requirements for the award of EngD, may be eligible for the award of the Degree of Master, the Postgraduate Diploma or the Postgraduate Certificate. In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.6 Candidates who have, because of their previous study or experience, been allowed to reduce the curriculum-based component of the programme may not qualify for an award

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Networked Communications

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET

Final award MSc
Programme title Networked Communications
Programme code ELPT 12
Length of programme The duration of the programme is one year. The programme is available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/communicationnetworkssecurityandforensics/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Networked Communications is designed to provide a fundamental background and knowledge of practical solutions relevant to both wired and wireless communication networks. 

The programme:

  • Provides an understanding of the principles and practices related to communication networks, including their protocols and the vulnerabilities to attack.
  • Allow students to understand the characteristics of communication networks through practical measurement and analytical approaches.
  • Students will have an opportunity to conduct project work in well equipped research facilities and work alongside experienced networks researchers.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Master's degree characteristics, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. March 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme
  • Design principles and techniques appropriate to electronic and electrical components, equipment and associated software
  • Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 All modules for the Networked Communications programme are compulsory.

 

Code

 

Moduletitle

 

Modular weight

 

Semester

 

Networked Communications

 

ELP002

 

MATLAB as a Scientific Program m ing Language

 

15

 

1

 

c

 

ELP009

 

Communications Networks

 

15

 

1

 

c

 

ELP010

 

Personal Radio Communications

 

15

 

1

 

c

 

ELP019

 

Channel Coding for Networks

 

15

 

1

 

c

 

ELP003

 

Research Project

 

15

 

2

 

c

 

ELP005

 

Project in Networked Communications

 

60

 

2

 

c

 

ELP016

 

Communication Network Security

 

15

 

2

 

c

 

ELP017

 

Mobile Network Technologies

 

15

 

2

 

c

 

ELP018

 

Advanced Networks

 

15

 

2

 

c

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Digital Communication Systems

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Digital Communication Systems
Programme code ELPT 10
Length of programme The duration of the programme is one year. The programme is available on a full-time basis
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/digitalcommunicationsystems/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims


The Master of Science programme in Digital Communication Systems aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the design and development of the next generation of digital communication systems.

The programme: 

  • provides opportunities, through group and individual learning, for the study of key engineering topics required in modern digital communications.
  • enables students to access specialist material related to networked and mobile systems, and the signal processing they require for secure comunication.
  • enables students to study advanced material that is the result of recent research, often involving design techniques and basic theories that have been developed in the School.
  • provides the opportunity to undertake an advanced project in association with the research groups in the School: in the Centre for Mobile Communications Research or in one of the research groups in wireless communications, high speed networks and advanced signal processing. Occasionally such projects can be taken in industry or in a number of European institutions participating in EU exchange programmes.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Master's degree characteristics, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme
  • Design principles and techniques appropriate to electronic and electrical components, equipment and associated software
  • Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

In the following table ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module.

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Digital  Communication Systems

ELP002

MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language

0

1

 

ELP006

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

c

ELP007

Intelligent Signal Processing

15

2

o

ELP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

o

ELP009

Communication Networks

15

1

o

ELP010

Personal Radio Communications

15

1

o

ELP011

Information Theory and Coding

15

1

c

ELP014

Project in Digital Communication Systems

60

2

c

ELP015

Communication Channels

15

1

o

ELP016

Communication Network Security

15

2

o

ELP017

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

o

ELP003

Research Project

15

2

c

ELP019

Channel Coding for Networks

15

1

 o

ELP018

Advanced Networks

15

2

c

Students on the Digital Communication Systems programme should select two option modules indicated in semester 1 and two option modules indicated in semester 2.

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc European Masters in Renewable Energy

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title European Masters in Renewable Energy
Programme code ELPT21
Length of programme The programme is available on a full-time basis. The duration of the programme is 15 calendar months. The 60 credit (30ECTS) Master’s project is a requirement for the award of MSc and is undertaken after the completion of the taught modules in Semester 2. The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of one calendar year following the completion of the taught modules. The normal duration of the project is five months starting in June.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements of the University, which can be found at

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/admissions/pgt/student/entrance/index.htm

and of the School which can be found in the Postgraduate Prospectus at

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.html

English language requirements are specified by the University’s general entrance requirements and can be found at

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The European Masters in Renewable Energy aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the viable renewable energy technologies, with special reference to the generation of electricity in developed and developing countries.

The programme:

  • Provides a firm technical background in the key renewable energy fields and creates a context for energy production and use.
  • Enables students to specialise in a particular technology or implementation aspect.
  • Enables students to undertake a project related to the specialisation in industry, a research laboratory or at the university and during which the student can gain practical or research experience.
  • Enables students to gain experience in at least two European countries.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Master's degree characteristics, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • The principles of a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion
  • The characteristics of the various types of technologies and the associated processes of manufacturing such systems
  • Codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to renewable energy systems
  • The socio-economic effects of the introduction and use of the relevant technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • Statistically assess renewable energy resources at a specified location given appropriate data
  • Make general performance predictions about various renewable energy system output
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • Design a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion at a given location and for particular applications
  • Analyse economic and planning aspects of renewable energy systems as well as technological considerations
  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to renewable energy systems
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 Content

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

European Masters in Renewable Energy

ELP033

Solar Power 1

15

1

c

ELP034

Wind Power 1

15

1

c

ELP035

Water Power

15

1

c

ELP036

Biomass

15

1

c

 

30 ECTS Technology Specialisation

60

2

c

 

30 ECTS European Project

60

 

c

 

4.2 The first semester is studied at Loughborough. The second semester is undertaken away from Loughborough and comprises a 60 credit (30 ECTS) specific technology specialisation taken from:

•Wind energy National Technical University of Athens
•Grid Integration University of Zaragoza
•Photovoltaics University of Northumbria
•Hybrid Systems University of Kassel
•Solar Thermal University of Perpignan
•Ocean Energy IST Lisbon

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Mobile Communication Systems

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Mobile Communication Systems
Programme code ELPT 11
Length of programme The duration of the programme is one year. The programme is available on a full-time basis
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/mobilecommunications/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Mobile Communication Systems is designed to provide a fundamental background and thorough knowledge of practical solutions relevant to mobile communication systems.

Our Masters in Mobile Communications is designed to help students hit the ground running in employment. It is taught by leaders in the field of communications research at a leading UK University known to be expert in engagement with Industry. Our State-of-the-Art labs provide hands-on experience of the practical problems encountered in the design and measurement of communications systems as well as the theoretical solutions to the problems of 2, 3 and 4G.  The course is taught in English with training in technical writing and presentation skills. Take this course for routes to employment if you wish be part of the mobile communications community and share in the prosperity being generated by the most popular technology in the world.

The Programme:

  • provides a foundation for a career in modern information engineering through study of advanced modules in digital and mobile communication.
  • equips students with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in areas covering personal and mobile systems. 
  • exposes students to a variety of group and individual learning experiences.
  • gives opportunity to be part of the research community within the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering and attend seminars and interact with world-leading visiting researchers.
  • delivers graduates with the skills necessary to work in areas of mobile communication systems, which includes smart phones and new multimedia, interactive services, as well as provision of anywhere-anytime communications.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme
  • Design principles and techniques appropriate to electronic and electrical components, equipment and associated software
  • Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Mobile Communication Systems

ELP006

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

c

ELP007

Intelligent Signal Processing

15

2

c

ELP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

c

ELP010

Personal Radio Communications

15

1

c

ELP011

Information Theory and Coding

15

1

c

ELP015

Communication Channels

15

1

c

ELP017

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

c

ELP003

Research Project

15

2

c

ELP004

Project in Mobile Communications

60

2

c

All modules for the Mobile Communication Systems programmes are compulsory.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET, IMechE, Energy Institute

In order to qualify for the professional institutes’ examination exemptions offered to graduates from this degree, candidates must achieve minimum module marks stipulated by these bodies which, in some cases, exceed the minimum marks required for progression and degree award.  Up to date information may be obtained from the relevant professional bodies.

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Programme code ELPT22
Length of programme The duration of the programme is one year The programme is available on a full-time basis The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of one calendar year following the completion of the taught modules.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/renewableenergysystemstechnology/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Renewable Energy Systems Technology aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the viable renewable energy technologies, with special reference to the generation of electricity in developed and developing countries.

The programme:

  • Provides a firm technical background in the key renewable energy fields and creates a context for energy production and use.
  • Enables students to specialise in a particular technology or implementation aspect.
  • Enables students to undertake a project related to the specialisation in industry, a research laboratory or at the university and during which the student can gain practical or research experience.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Master's degree characteristics,  The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. March 2010.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of…

  • The principles of a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion
  • The characteristics of the various types of technologies and the associated processes of manufacturing such systems
  • Codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to renewable energy systems
  • The socio-economic effects of the introduction and use of the relevant technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Statistically assess renewable energy resources at a specified location given appropriate data
  • Make general performance predictions about various renewable energy system output
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Design a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion at a given location and for particular applications
  • Analyse economic and planning aspects of renewable energy systems as well as technological considerations
  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing        engineering problems relevant to renewable energy systems
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 Content

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester (where appropriate)

Renewable Energy Systems Technology

ELP031

Sustainability and Energy Systems

15

1

c

ELP032

Integration of Renewables

15

2

c

ELP033

Solar Power 1

15

1

c

ELP034

Wind Power 1

15

1

c

ELP035

Water Power

15

1

c

ELP036

Biomass

15

1

c

ELP038

Energy Storage

10

2

o

ELP039

Solar Thermal Systems

10

2

o

ELP040

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

2

o

ELP041

Wind Power 2

10

2

o

ELP044

Energy System Investment and Risk Management

10

2

o

ELP045

Project

60

2

c

Modules marked 'c' are compulsory. 30 credits of optional modules (indicated as 'o') should also be chosen.

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Distance Learning)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET, IMechE, Energy Institute

In order to qualify for the professional institutes’ examination exemptions offered to graduates from this degree, candidates must achieve minimum module marks stipulated by these bodies which, in some cases, exceed the minimum marks required for progression and degree award.  Up to date information may be obtained from the relevant professional bodies.

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Programme code ELPT20
Length of programme The programme is available on a part-time distance learning basis. The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of two calendar years following the completion of the taught modules. The maximum period of study is 8 years. If two consecutive years of academic inactivity occur the Department will normally deem the student to have abandoned their studies and will request that their registration on the programme be terminated. Distance learning students may attend local modules at the discretion of the Programme Director, however, they are always registered on the distance learning modules. Local taught modules are delivered at Loughborough in one or two week blocks. Students may not undertake modules that have the same title but are delivered using different techniques.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/renewableenergysystemstechnology/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Renewable Energy Systems Technology aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the viable renewable energy technologies, with special reference to the generation of electricity in developed and developing countries.

The programme:

  • Provides a firm technical background in the key renewable energy fields and creates a context for energy production and use.
  • Enables students to specialise in a particular technology or implementation aspect.
  • Enables students to undertake a project related to the specialisation in industry, a research laboratory or at the university and during which the student can gain practical or research experience.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of…

  • The principles of a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion
  • The characteristics of the various types of technologies and the associated processes of manufacturing such systems
  • Codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to renewable energy systems
  • The socio-economic effects of the introduction and use of the relevant technologies

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Statistically assess renewable energy resources at a specified location given appropriate data
  • Make general performance predictions about various renewable energy system output
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Design a range of renewable energy systems for optimal energy conversion at a given location and for particular applications
  • Analyse economic and planning aspects of renewable energy systems as well as technological considerations
  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing        engineering problems relevant to renewable energy systems
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 Content 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester (where appropriate)

 

ELP631*

Sustainability and Energy Systems

15

1

c

ELP632*

Integration of Renewables

15

2

c

ELP633*

Solar Power 1

15

1

c

ELP634*

Wind Power 1

15

1

c

ELP635*

Water Power

15

1

c

ELP636*

Biomass 1

15

1

c

ELP638*

Energy Storage

10

2

o

ELP639*

Solar Thermal Systems

10

2

o

ELP640*

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

2

o

ELP641*

Wind Power 2

10

2

o

ELP644*

Energy System Investment and Risk Management

10

2

o

ELP645*

Project

60

1+2

c

Modules marked 'c' are compulsory.

* Three modules to be chosen from the 5 (10 credit) modules list. Pre-requisites apply.


Guidelines on full/partial DL provision are available on the intranet at:

https://internal.lboro.ac.uk/admin/registry/uniwide (Distance Learning flow chart)

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Signal Processing in Communication Systems

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

IET

Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Signal Processing in Communication Systems
Programme code ELPT 50
Length of programme The duration of the programme is one year. The programme is available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/signalprocessingincommunicationsystems/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Signal Processing aims to develop a thorough knowledge and fundamental awareness of both theoretical and practical solutions for processing signals within digital communication systems.

The programme:

  • provides a foundation for a career in modern information engineering through study of advanced modules in digital communications and signal processing.
  • Equips students with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in areas such as multi-modal, audio and video, and multi-sensor, distributed cognitive radio, systems through pursuing an advanced individual project working within the advanced signal processing group.
  • Exposes students to a variety of group and individual learning experiences such as using the latest industry-standard real-time signal processing tools from Texas Instruments and case studies provided by academic staff and guest lecturers.
  • Gives opportunity to be part of the research community within the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering and attend seminars and interact with world-leading visting researchers.
  • Delivers graduates ready to exploit signal processing in a wide range of emerging application areas such as big data, bioinformatics, information processing in the smart grid, sensing and networks, software defined and cognitive radio, and wireless communications.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Master's characteristics, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to the programme
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to the programme
  • Design principles and techniques appropriate to electronic and electrical components, equipment and associated software
  • Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme
  • Use relevant test and measurement equipment
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources 
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Signal Processing in Communication Systems

 

ELP006

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

15

1

c

ELP007

Intelligent Signal Processing

15

2

c

ELP008

Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio

15

2

c

ELP009

Communication Networks

15

1

c

ELP011

Information Theory and Coding

15

1

c

ELP012

Project in Signal Processing

60

2

c

ELP015

Communication Channels

15

1

c

ELP017

Mobile Network Technologies

15

2

c

ELP003

Research Project

15

2

c

All modules for the Signal Processing in Communication Systems programme are compulsory.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Systems Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc/ PGDip / PGCert
Programme title Systems Engineering
Programme code ELPT31(FT) ELPT30(PT)
Length of programme 1 year full-time, 3 years (typical) part-time. Maximum period of study is 8 years. Part-time study: The Master’s project must be completed within a maximum period of one calendar year following the completion of the taught modules. If two consecutive years of academic inactivity occur the School will normally deem the student to have abandoned their studies and will request that their registration on the programme be terminated.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/eleceng/systemsengineering/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Systems Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques required for the application of the systems approach to multi-disciplinary and complex engineering problems.

The programme aims to develop:

  • Knowledge and technical expertise in applying systems principles to a selected range of technologies.
  • More extensive and deeper knowledge in related areas through the availability of elective modules.
  • An integrated systems engineering approach to related technologies, processes, techniques and their effective use.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence: The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 2011.

IET Handbook of Learning Outcomes for BEng and MEng Degree Programmes, October 2009.

The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, April 2012.

Master's degree characteristics, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, March 2010.

The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, August 2008.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, November 2010.

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, September 2006.

The Northern Ireland Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (NICATS); Principles and Guidelines, 2002.

Proposals for national arrangements for the use of academic credit in higher education in England; Final report of the Burgess Group, December 2006.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of

  • Mathematical methods appropriate to systems engineering
  • Principles of engineering science appropriate to systems engineering
  • Principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to systems engineering
  • Relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks
  • Relevant operational practices and requirements for safe working

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing practical and hypothetical engineering problems
  • Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products
  • Develop engineering solutions to practical problems
  • Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources
  • Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing relevant engineering problems
  • Use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate)
  • Design systems, components or processes
  • Undertake testing of design ideas and analyse and critically evaluate the results
  • Search for and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources
  • Manage a project and apply appropriate processes
  • Produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments

4. Programme structure

4.1 In the following table ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module. Four optional modules should be chosen, normally one option module from semester 1 and three option modules from semester 2.

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Systems Engineering

ELP062

Systems Thinking

15

1

c

ELP072

Systems Architecture

15

1

c

ELP060

Soft Systems Engineering

15

1

c

ELP066

Systems Design

15

2

c

ELP068

Sensors and Actuators for Control

15

1

o

ELP069

Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineers

15

1

o

ELP462

Understanding Complexity

15

2

o

ELP067

Validation and Verification

15

2

o

ELP071

Holistic Engineering

15

2

o

ELP460

Engineering and Management of Capability

15

2

o

ELP065

Individual Project

60

2

c

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 Re-assessment of modules for candidates eligible under the relevant sections of Regulation XXI will normally take place when the modules are next routinely assessed. Part time students re-assessment may be deferred for one year but in such cases the re-assessment must be taken ‘with attendance’.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

EL MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering - pre-2016
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

n/a

Final award MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Programme code ELPT01 – Full-Time, ELPT02 – Part-Time
Length of programme
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses /departments /eleceng/

All students register on the MSc programme, the PGDip and PGCert are only available as exit awards.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The Master of Science programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering aims to develop a thorough knowledge of principles and techniques in state of the art electronic and electrical engineering including areas of national importance:- renewable energy, networks, mobile communications and modern sensor systems, with a focus on emerging technologies and relevant applications.

  • To provide, through group and individual learning, a broad knowledge base within  core material covering the key engineering topic areas of renewable resources, modern sensor systems and very large scale integrated circuits.
  • To allow students the flexibility to choose between a broad or deep programme of study, over a very wide range of topics, based on their interests.
  • To provide concentrated presentation of material in block taught modules allowing completion of each topic as a complete, individual unit. 
  • To allow students time between block taught modules for individual study, scholarship and project work. 
  • To provide a structure that allows part time study. 
  • provides the opportunity to undertake an advanced project in association with one of the research groups in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Loughborough, in industry, or in a number of European institutions participating in EU exchange programmes.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • IET Learning Outcomes Handbook Incorporating UK-Spec for Bachelors and MEng Degree Programmes 2009. 
  • Subject Benchmark Statement: Engineering, Quality Assurance Agency, 2010.
  • Master's degree characteristics, Quality Assurance Agency, March 2010.
  • The University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • UK Quality Code for Higher Education (the Quality Code) 2011.
  • Master’s degree characteristics, Quality Assurance Agency, March 2010.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of a programme, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:

(K1) Mathematical methods appropriate to the programme

(K2) Principles of electronics, electrical engineering and applications (nanoelectronic circuit design, simulation and test, advanced control and electrical power integration). In particular

(i)  Distributed Generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power.

(ii) Dynamic behaviour of sensor and actuator systems and the faults that may occur with them.

(iii)The design flow for ASIC circuits.

(iv)  Principles of EEE in other areas as determined by options choice.

(v) Research methods applicable to the field of electronic and electrical engineering

(K3) Principles of ICT appropriate to the programme.

(K4) Operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to the programme

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

(C1)Select and apply appropriate mathematical and/or software approaches for modelling and analysing engineering problems

(C2)Model and analyse engineering systems, processes, components and products

(C3)Develop engineering solutions to practical problems

(C4)Integrate, evaluate and use information, data and ideas from a wide range of sources

(C5)Develop new systems, processes, components or products by integrating ideas from a wide range of sources

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

(P1)     Use appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems relevant to the programme

(P2)     Use relevant test and measurement equipment

(P3)     Use computational tools and packages (including the UNIX and Windows OS and a variety of programming languages where appropriate)

(P4)     Design systems, components or processes

(P5)     Undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory and/or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results

(P6)     Integrate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources

(P7)     Manage a project and apply appropriate processes

(P8)     Produce technical figure, papers and reports.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

(T1) Represent data in a range of different forms and select the most appropriate.

(T2) Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems

(T3) Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems

(T4) Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations

(T5) Be creative and innovative in problem solving

(T6) Use a wide range of information and electronic or electrical engineering technology including industry standard packages for ASIC design

(T7) Manage time and resources appropriately

(T8) Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing

(T9) Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

Students should choose five optional modules over the two semesters.  It is suggested that two are chosen in semester one and three chosen in semester 2. 

Module Code

Module Title

Weight

Semester

Compulsory/ Optional

ELP405

ASIC Engineering

15

1

Compulsory

ELP068

Sensors and Actuators

15

1

Compulsory

ELP032

Integration of Renewables

15

2

Compulsory

ELP020

Project

60

2

Compulsory

ELP009

Communication Networks

15

1

Option

ELP010

Personal Radio Communications

15

1

Option

ELP033

Solar Power 1

15

1

Option

ELP035

Water Power

15

1

Option

ELP072

Systems Architecture

15

1

Option

ELP069

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

15

1

Option

ELP404

Technology and Verification of VLSI Electronic Systems

15

2

Option

ELP007

Intelligent Signal Processing

15

2

Option

ELP008

DSP for Software Radio

15

2

Option

ELP017

Mobile Networks

15

2

Option

ELP071

Holistic Engineering

15

2

Option

ELP460

Management of Capability

15

2

Option

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements covered by the University Regulation XXI (Postgraduate Awards).

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

n/a

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