West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

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Course summary

The course aims to train future generations of engineers in skills suitable for industry both locally and nationally. It covers the basic engineering topics early in the program to ensure students are equipped to study the more advanced topics such as microprocessor-based systems, power transmission with electromechanics, digital engineering and industry 4.0 in following years. A common first year allows students to make informed choices for future specialisations, whilst still including some multi-skilling. The courses is written to allow candidates on higher apprenticeships to progress to completion, via APL, without adversely affecting direct entry candidates; the college already has an engineering access course approved for delivery for those candidates returning to study or requiring additional tuition. Students may be accepted from alternate higher education pathways in engineering, previous study will be assessed to provide the correct entry point on the program. The delivery team have significant industry experience in a variety of engineering industries to draw on, as well as utilising college industrial connections to ensure content is applicable to the modern engineering environment. Currently there is no clear progression for the HND Electrical Engineering students wishing to progress to Level 6. The existing programs do not fully satisfy the requirements of this student group.

Course details


Year 1 modules Computer aided design Introduction to electrical, electronic & control engineering Engineering mathematics Engineering science & Materials Workshop practices Manufacturing Principles Year 2 modules Engineering design Research Project Quality Systems Specialist Modules Further Mathematics Electrical & Electronic Applications Design of Electrical & Electronic Systems Year 3 modules Lean manufacturing Engineering Project Specialist Modules Microprocessor Based Systems Control Systems Design & Analysis Power Transmission with Electro Analysis

Assessment method

There is formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of exams, project reports, laboratory reports, coursework assessments, The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Access to year 2 can be achieved with an engineering based HNC, entry to year 3 can be achieved with an engineering based HND depending on units studied. This will be assessed by tutors on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500* Year 1
England £8500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500* Year 1
Scotland £8500* Year 1
Wales £8500* Year 1
Channel Islands £8500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students are encouraged to join one of the engineering institutions. Fees vary depending on institution selected, approximately £20.
Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) at West Suffolk College - UCAS