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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Students undertaking Part D in 2020)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)
Energy Institute (EI)

See also further details in 'Programme Structure' below.

 

Final award MEng/ MEng+DIS / MEng+DPS/ MEng+DIntS
Programme title Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Programme code WSUM10
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters or 10 semesters if taken with either the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). The programme is only available on a full-time basis.
UCAS code H601, H605
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/electronic-electrical-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:24:44 GMT

1. Programme Aims

To meet the aims of the BEng programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and to further enhance a student’s learning experience by providing a high quality educational experience, for well motivated high achievers, that:

  • A1.   increases the depth and breadth of technical study to the level expected of Masters level graduates;
  • A2.   develops knowledge and skills, to a depth and breadth expected of Masters level graduates, as a preparation for a career in the electronic and electrical engineering industry;
  • A3.   develops an enhanced capacity for independent learning, planning and self–reliance;
  • A4.   enhances teamwork and leadership skills, equipping graduates of the programme to play leading roles in industry and potentially take responsibility for future innovation and change.

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

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer Standard, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2013.

UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence; The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Engineering Council UK, 3rd edition, 2014.

Guidance Note on Academic Accreditation, Engineering Council UK, 2014.

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

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

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • K1.   mathematical methods appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines, including their limitations and range of applicability
  • K2.   principles of engineering and/or systems science appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines, including their range of applicability;
  • K3.   principles of Information Technology and Communications appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • K4.   design principles and techniques appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software;
  • K5.   characteristics of relevant engineering materials and components;
  • K6.   management and business practices appropriate to engineering industries, their application and limitations;
  • K7.   codes of practice and regulatory frameworks relevant to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • K8.   operational practices and requirements for safe operation relevant to electronic and electrical engineering and related disciplines;
  • K9.   the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers;
  • K10.  team roles, team-working skills and leadership skills;
  • K11.  relevant research methods.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • C1.   an understanding of standard mathematical and/or computer based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering problems, and the essential principles of modelling and analysing routine engineering systems, processes, components and products;
  • C2.   an ability to develop innovative solutions to practical engineering problems;
  • C3.   a competence in defining and solving practical engineering problems;
  • C4.   the ability to apply systems processes in a range of different engineering contexts.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • P1.   use appropriate or novel mathematical methods for modelling and analysing pertinent engineering problems;
  • P2.   select and use relevant test and measurement equipment;
  • P3.   plan and execute safely novel or unfamiliar experimental laboratory work;
  • P4.   select and use computational tools and packages (including programming languages where appropriate);
  • P5.   design, and where appropriate construct, new systems, components or processes;
  • P6.   undertake testing of design ideas in the laboratory or by simulation, and analyse and critically evaluate the results;
  • P7.   search for, retrieve and evaluate information, ideas and data from a variety of sources;
  • P8.   manage a project and produce technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings at an appropriate level.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • T1.   manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms;
  • 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 and/or systems approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations;
  • T5.   be creative and innovative in problem solving;
  • T6.   work effectively as part of a team and show potential for leadership;
  • T7.   use a wide range of information and communications technology;
  • T8.   manage time and resources;
  • T9.   use appropriate management tools;
  • T10.  communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level;
  • T11.  learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

4. Programme structure

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulosry Modules (120 credits)

Code Title Credits
ELA005 Electromagnetism A 20
ELA004 Signals and Systems 20
ELA007 Introduction to Systems Engineering for Projects 20
MAA303 Mathematics A 20
ELA001 Circuits 20
ELA003 Electronics A 20
ELA010 Programming and Software Design 20

The 20 credit module ELA001 Circuits is taught over both semesters, 2/3 of the module is taught in Semester 1 and 1/3 in Semester 2.

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (105 credits)

Code Title Weight
ELB002 Communications 15
ELB003 Electromechanical Systems 15
ELB004 Control System Design 15
ELB010 Electronics B 20
ELB013 Engineering Project Management 20
MAB303 Mathematics B 20

Optional Modules (students should take one of the optional modules indcated)

Code Title Credits
ELB012 Renewable Energy Systems Analysis 15
ELB014 Software Engineering 15
ELB019 Computer Architecture 15
MMB140 Mechanics 15

 

4.3       Part I

Code Title
WSI010 Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) (Non-credit bearing)
WSI020 Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) (Non-credit bearing)
WSI035 Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) (Non-credit bearing)

For candidates who are registered for the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS),Part I will be between Parts B and C or between Parts C and D and will be in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XI and Regulation XX.

 

 

4.3       Part C - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (45 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSC008 Business Management 15
WSD001 Team Project 30

 Optional Modules (75 credits)

Code Title Credits Group
WSC002 Principles of Digital Communications 15 OA
WSC003 Renewable Energy Sources 15 OA
WSC004 Computer Networks 15 OA
WSC007 Electromagnetism C 15 OA
WSC012 Systems Engineering Applications Theory 15 OA
WSC013 Electromagnatic Compatibility 15 OA
WSC014 Biophotonics Engineering 15 OA
WSC018 Real-Time Software Engineering 15 OA
WSC022 Power Electronics for Renewables 15 OA
WSC030 Bioelectricity - Fundamentals and Applications  15  OA 
WSC039 Microwave Communication Systems  15  OA 
WSC041 Digital and State Space Control  15  OA 
WSC054 Electronic Systems Design with FPGAs  15  OA 
WSC055 Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation 15 OA
WSC056 Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing 15 OA
DSC502 Human Factors in Systems Design C 15 OA
MPC022 Materials Properties and Applications 15 OA
XXXXXX Options from the University Catalogue 30 OB

 

The option OB allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part B, C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part C level or above. Choosing modules from Part D may result in examinations at the end of Semester 1. This free choice includes language modules from the University-wide Language Programme.  The total of 120 credits should be arranged as near to 60 credits per semester as possible. 

All optional module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

 

4.4       Part D - Degree Modules

Students need to select FOUR modules across the year, totalling 60 credits.  Students should look to balance the credit and workload across they year.

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules

Code Title Credit
WSD030 Advanced Individual Project (Sem 1: 20 credits; Sem 2: 30 credits) 50
WSD034 Applying Management Theory (Sem 1: 5 credits; Sem 2: 5 credits) 10

 

Semester 1

Optional Modules

Code Title Credit
WSD506 Digital Signal Processing 15
WSD509 Communication Networks 15
WSD510 Personal Radio Communications 15
WSD511 Information Theory and Coding 15
WSD530 Programming Multi-Many Core Systems 15
WSD531 Renewable Energy Technologies, Economics and Policy 15
WSD533 Solar Power 15
WSD534 Introduction to Wind Turbine Technology 15
WSD535 Water Power 15
WSD536 Bioenergy 15
WSD546 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 15
WSD568 Sensors and Actuators for Control 15

Semester 2

Optional Modules

 

Code Title Credit
WSD062 Understanding Complexity 15
WSD508 Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio 15
WSD516 Telecommunications Network Security 15
WSD517 Mobile Network Technologies 15
WSD518 Elements of Pulsed Power Technologies 15
WSD523 Antennas 15
WSD525 Advanced Electronic Engineering Applications 15
WSD526 Radio Frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuit Design 15
WSD532 Integration of Renewables 15
WSD538 Energy Storage 10
WSD540 Advanced Photovoltaics 10
WSD541 Wind Turbine AeroDynamics and Load 10

 

All optional module choice is subject to availability, timetabling, student number restrictions and students having taken appropriate pre-requisite modules.

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Programme Progression

 

Progression from Part A to Part B, Part B to Part C and from Part C to Part D will be subject to provisions set out in Regulation XX and in addition candidates must accumulate 120 credits and achieve an overall average of 55% in that part.

 

For candidates who commence study on the programme before October, 2016:

To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part A, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part A of at least 55%.

To progress from Part B to either Part C or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part B, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part B of at least 55%.

To progress from Part C to either Part D or Part I, (a period of professional training and/or study at an approved institution abroad, DIS or DIntS), candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part C, with no module mark less than 30% and obtain an average mark in Part C of at least 55%.

5.2 Degree award

To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Engineering, candidates must accumulate 100 credits from Part D, with no module marks less than 30%.

In addition, candidates should normally obtain a mark of at least 50% in all modules with the prefix WSD5xx in order to accumulate credit.

 

 

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

A candidate's final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments at Parts B, C and D in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 15: Part C 42.5: Part D 42.5, to determine the final Programme Mark.

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