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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Students undertaking Part A 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)

 

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 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:46:29 BST

1. Programme Aims

The MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering aims to:

 

A1. Produce high quality graduates capable of shaping the future of Electronic and Electrical Engineering by becoming leaders in their chosen career, whether in industry or academia

A2.  Provide high-quality teaching and practical experience across a complete range of core subjects in order  to give students the skills to investigate new and emerging electronic and electrical engineering problems

A3. Develop engineers capable of designing innovative systems and managing the development process in order to deliver solutions that meet the requirements of customers

A4. Produce engineers with extensive knowledge and understanding of engineering management and business practices and of relevant ethical, business, sustainability and legal constraints.

A5. Develop graduates capable of integrating their knowledge of mathematics, science and the broader engineering context to solve complex problems.

A6. Promote innovation in engineering by applying appropriate knowledge, skills, tools and techniques in in delivering successful solutions to both familiar and unfamiliar technical problems

A7. Support personal and professional development, including, problem solving, leadership, team work and both oral and written presentation skills, as well as the ability to take the initiative in improving personal performance

 

 

 

 

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:

 

      • K1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of scientific, mathematical and engineering principles appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering

      • K2. Demonstrate an understanding of general engineering and broader principles relevant to engineering

      • K3. Understand the commercial, economic and sustainable aspects in the application of engineering processes

      • K4. Demonstrate awareness of the relevant codes of practice and regulatory frameworks and the operational practices for safe operation of engineering processes

      • K5.  Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the application of management and business practices appropriate  to engineering industries, including their limitations

      • K6. Recognise the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers

      • K7. Demonstrate awareness of developing technologies in electronic and electrical engineering

      • K8. Draw on a deep understanding of electronic and electrical engineering to form original solutions to engineering problems, some of which may have incomplete specifications

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

 

C1. Apply engineering principles to the analysis of electronic and electrical engineering problems;

C2. Apply mathematical and computer-based methods for modelling and analysing a range of practical and hypothetical engineering processes, components and products;

C3. Generate innovative designs for engineering problems within the framework of economic, social, ethical and environmental issues;

C4. Evaluate and respond to customer needs, including fitness for purpose and cost;

C5. Follow essential design principles appropriate to relevant components, equipment and associated software.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

 

    • P1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of design, modelling, simulation and analytical methods and tools appropriate to electronic and electrical engineering

    • P2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice in defining and solving practical engineering problems, including its limitations and likely future direction

    • P3. Demonstrate an ability to manage the design process

    • P4. Use conventional laboratory equipment and relevant test and measurement equipment in an appropriate and safe manner

    • P5. Apply engineering techniques taking into account relevant codes of practice, commercial constraints and industry standards

    • P6. Demonstrate awareness of contractual issues and intellectual property rights

    • P7. Work with technical uncertainty

    • P8. Use appropriate management tools for project work.

 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

 

    • T1. Search and retrieve information, ideas and data from a variety of sources

    • T2. Select and analyse appropriate evidence and data to solve problems;

    • T3. Apply skills in problem solving, communication, team working and in the use of general software tools;

    • T4.  Develop a personal work plan and take responsibility for its execution, independently, as team member  or as a team leader;

    • T5. Produce appropriate technical reports, papers, diagrams and drawings;

    • T6. Plan self-learning and be able to take the initiative in improving personal performance, as the foundation  for lifelong learning

 

4. Programme structure

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulosry Modules (20 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSA019 Industrial Group Project (Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits) 20

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (50 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSA010 Programming and Software Design 20
WSA011 Electronic Circuits 20
MAA103 Core Mathematics 1 10

Semester 2

Compulsory modules (50 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSA012 Electrical Science A 20
WSA013 Digital Systems 20
MAA203 Core Mathematics 2 10

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (20 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSB013 Robotics Project Design and Management (Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits) 20

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (50 credits)

Code Title Weight
WSB003 Electrical Science B 20
WSB010 Electronics 20
MAB103 Advanced Mathematics 1 10

 

 

Compulsory Modules (50 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSB002 Communications 20
WSB004 Control System Design 20
MAB203 Advanced Mathematics 2 10

 

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 (30 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSD001 Team Project (Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 20 credits) 30

Semester 1 

Compulsory modules (10 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSC200 Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality 10


Optional Modules (4
0 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSC302 Digital Communication Theory and Practice 20
WSC303 Renewable Energy Systems 20
WSC318 Embedded Systems Design and Implementation 20
WSC331 Bioelectricity and Biophotonics Engineering 20
WSC341 Digital and State Space Control 20

Semester 2

Optional modules (40 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSC304 Computer Networks 20
WSC322 Power Electronics 20
WSC339 Microwave Communication Systems 20
WSC354 Electronic System Design with FPGAs 20
WSC355 Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation 20

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

 Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory modules (60 credits)

Code Title Credits
WSD030 Advanced Individual Project 50
WSD034 Applying Management Theory 10

Semester 1

Optional modules (20)

Code Title Credits
WSD506 Digital Signal Processing 15
WSD509 Communication Networks 15
WSD510 Personal Radio Communications 15
WSD511 Information Theory and Coding 15
WSD515 Communication Channels 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 Credits
WSD508 Digital Signal Processing for Software Defined Radio 15
WSD516 Telecommunications Network Security 15
WSD517 Mobile Network Technologies 15
WSD518 Advanced Electronic Engineering Applications 15
WSD523 Antennas 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
XXXXXX Options from the University Catalogue 30

 

 

 

The options from the university catalogue allows a free choice of modules worth 30 credits from the University Catalogue. This choice should be restricted to modules from Part C or D level, subject to the overall requirement for the Part that at least 90 credits should be from Part D level or above. 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.

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award


5.1 Criteria for Programme Progression

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX and in addition candidates must accumulate 120 credits and achieve an overall average of 55% in each part.

To qualify for the Degree of Masters of Engineering, candidates must accumulate 120 credits from Part D, and achieve an overall average of 55%.

5.2    Criteria for Candidates who do not receive Permission to Progress or gain the Award of a Degree

Any candidate who fails to achieve the criteria for progression from Part A to Part B, Part B to Part C or Part C to Part D shall have the opportunity to repeat module assessments in accordance with the provisions of Regulation XX.  Alternatively, the candidate may elect to enter the BEng Honours Degree programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineeringl, provided that the candidate has satisfied the criteria for progression on the BEng programme at the appropriate point.

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

Any candidate who, having successfully completed Part C, is unable to commence or complete Part D or who fails to achieve the criteria necessary for the award of MEng may, at the discretion of the Programme Board, be awarded the degree of BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with a classification corresponding to the candidate’s achievements in the Part B and Part C assessments and determined on the basis of the weightings given for the BEng programme.

 

 

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 20: Part C 40: Part D 40, to determine the final Programme Mark.

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