Electrical and Electronic Engineering With Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

In this high-tech and forward-thinking world, Electrical Engineers are essential to the innovation of our daily lives and the future. With this comes responsibility to minimise the environmental damage currently being done, that’s why sustainability is an integral part of this course. Whether you’re designing parts of a performance car, a space craft, or a new medical device, you’ll learn the skills to become an engineer capable of imagining and creating ground-breaking products. Why study at BNU? Led by a dedicated teaching team with a wealth of experience within, you’ll benefit from their insider-knowledge and the professional-network they bring with them. Our array of industry practitioners and working alumni will be involved in delivering guest lectures, masterclasses and workshops, site visits and where possible, contribute to the assessment of your work. During your three year degree programme you'll learn hands-on practical skills to help you stand out to potential employers. You’ll get to grips with industry-standard equipment including Zero Energy Systems, Power electronics, Machines and Drives, Industry 4.0, Mechatronic, Robotics, PLC and electro-mechanical rigs to provide real-time hands-on experiences - ensuring upon graduation you are prepared for your exciting future career. Delivered through lectures, tutorials, laboratory and studio-based work, each of the modules you study will help to build your identity and specialist knowledge as an Electrical & Electronic Engineer. You will also work closely with other students across a range of disciplines allowing you to experience the professional structures you will be a part of in the workplace. Local to the University are high tech business clusters and with London only a short train ride away, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with representatives from industry during your course. What facilities can I use? We have a range of state-of-the-art-facilities for you to get hands-on with, here you’ll have access to Digital technologies and industry standard software including Autodesk ECAD and MCAD software, MATLAB Simulink and SolidWorks. You’ll develop essential skills within our Electrical and Electronic Suite and the Engineering IT Studio, using programmes such as Matlab-simulink, AutoCAD (electrical), 3d Studio Max, Rhino and Photoshop through structured lessons in the IT/CAD suites and studios. You’ll also get hands-on with programming digital assets, 3D printing, robotics and automation, and augmented reality (AR) technology. What will I learn? This practical and hands-on course incorporates innovation and creativity at every stage of learning. During your time with us you’ll gain an extensive knowledge and critical understanding of professional ethics, social and cultural values in engineering. You’ll study the principles, characteristics, control design requirements and applications of instrumentation and power systems used in industry. During your time with us you’ll create, simulate, build and test prototype circuits and systems using printed circuit boards, MATLAB Simulink, LTSpice and electronic laboratory equipment. Modules are centred around industrial systems, analogue, digital and power electronics with basic engineering. With a focus on sustainability, you’ll learn skills to help you identify and solve electrical engineering problems, whilst meeting the needs of the industry and the forward-thinking sector. Graduates of this course will be able to use a sound, evidence-based approach in applying innovative technologies, processes and systems and leadership skills to transform ideas into fully functioning real products, individually and working as a team, by meeting client, financial, environmental, quality, statutory and safety objectives.

Modules

Year One Core Modules Mathematics for Engineers Science and Materials for Engineers Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Computer Aided Design and Simulation Modelling and Analysis of Electromechanical Systems Individual Engineering Project and Management Year Two Core Modules Circuit analysis and three-phase systems Analogue and Digital Electronics PLC, Microprocessor and Embedded Systems lab Sensors, actuators, and instrumentation Control Systems Engineering and Mechatronics Power system analysis, Smart Grids and All-Electric Vehicles Year Three Core Modules Leadership and Management Advanced Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Emerging and Sustainable technologies for Engineers Research Project Option Modules Robotics, Automation and Industry 4.0 OR Control and Automation of Sustainable Electrical Power Network

Assessment method

A range of active teaching methods and authentic assessment strategies will be used during the course, with an emphasis on both practical and traditional teaching approaches. Laboratory sessions and a range of practical activities will build upon previous learning from lectures and tutorials. Traditional forms of assessment include; Written assignments Report Portfolio and digital models In-class assignments Computer-based test Set Presentations (for example, poster and oral) Proposal Dissertation You’ll study in a close-knit tutor group where everyone’s input is recognised and valued. Not only will you make friends for life, you’ll also make important connections that will last through your career, and you’ll form a network, just like you’d find in the working-world.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BE06
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15150* Year 1
International £15150* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Electrical and Electronic Engineering With Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS