Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

The continuing rapid expansion of technology calls for highly qualified and skilled electronic and electrical engineers. Studying electrical and electronic engineering will prepare you for a vast range of exciting careers, equipping you with technical engineering skills as well as technology, communication and design expertise. Students will: • Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of engineering-based disciplines and their applications • use our on-site advanced facilities to help prepare for the demands of working in this industry • use our computer-aided design (CAD), electronics and engineering laboratories • investigate the theory of electrical and electronic engineering and then put your learning into practice, developing skills in CAD, computer application, business management and project • discover specialist topics to study including analogue and digital electronics, software design, digital signal processing, control engineering, microprocessors, radio systems and industrial control systems • Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study. • Computer-aided design labs, modern electronics labs, specialist manufacturing systems simulation software, industry-standard instrumentation labs and industry specification Rapid Prototyping facility (fused deposition method). • Access to industry-standard software packages – MATLAB and Simulink, Multisim and Ultiboard, Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Altium Designer, HPVee, Xilinx ISE, Altera MAX+PLUS II, Microchip MPLAB, Siemens software. • Strong industry links. Opportunities to visit local and regional companies to gain invaluable work experience in the engineering industry. • Focus on specialisms within Power, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control. • Dedicated maths support centre for students. You can also choose to study this course as a three-year programme (without a foundation year) BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering UCAS Code:H600


YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) The foundation year will provide a grounding for students in all aspects of Engineering and Design in order to prepare them for further years of study. • Analytical Methods for Engineering • Design and Technology • Mechanical Science • Electrical and Electronic Science • The Skills You Need • Contextual Studies YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) The level 4 modules are common to both the electrical and electronic programmes, these modules will lay the foundations for the rest of your degree programme and will equip you with the core theoretical and practical skills you will need to successfully complete the remaining years of study. MODULES • Mechanical Science • Electrical Science • Laboratory Methods and Materials • Engineering Mathematics • Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice • Analogue and Digital Electronics YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) In this year you will specialise in your chosen route. You will study a combination of core modules and either the electrical or electronic modules at level 5, depending on your chosen route of study. MODULES • Business, Research & Professional Development • Further Engineering Mathematics • Instrumentation & Control • PLC’s • Electrical Power Engineering • Embedded Systems YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6) The focus of your final year will be your supervised engineering project. This will give you the opportunity to showcase the engineering skills that you’ve developed in years 1 and 2. The rest of the level 6 credits for your final year will comprise of either electrical or electronic modules, depending on your chosen route of study. MODULES • Dissertation (Honours) • Engineering Modelling and Simulation • Electronics, Design & Testing • Further Control Engineering • Power Electronics & Electric Drives (Electrical Optional) • Industrial communication Systems (Electronic Optional) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment. TEACHING AND LEARNING Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research. Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS