University of Huddersfield

Electronic Engineering and Computer Systems University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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Electronics and computers are all around us and developments in both can have a big impact in our daily lives. ‘Invisible computers’ help to operate everyday equipment like supermarket scanners, central heating timers and car management systems, but also larger systems such as, diagnostic equipment used in hospitals, broadband and satellites. This STEM course has been designed to help you understand how electronics and computers work together, and could help you gain a job at the forefront of technological developments to meet the ever-increasing demand for new sustainable solutions to improve society and everyday life.

The aim of the course is to develop your understanding of:

  • Computer systems architectures

  • Networks

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Embedded systems

IoT is a network of physical objects (devices, vehicles, buildings etc) which are embedded with electronics, software and sensors, enabling them to collect and exchange data. We’ll look at software and hardware and how they are designed for embedded systems. And you’ll have the chance to understand the principles of electronic engineering and develop the skills to be able to work in a wide range of industries.

The course also covers areas of electrical, electronic and communication engineering enabling you to develop expertise in a variety of electronics and electrical engineering areas. This means you can explore different areas of the subject and if you find you are particularly interested in one area you can tailor your studies towards that.

It’s accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. That means you could become a registered Incorporated Engineer (IEng) if you graduate, and following further learning you could also be on your way to becoming a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng).

After your second year you’ll be given the chance to take a year’s placement working in industry. It could be the ideal opportunity to develop your skills even further to help you when you apply for a job after graduating.

You might like to hear what Philippa has to say about studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCNNgF6vHtI

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Computer Programming
Electronic Design Manufacture and Test
Mathematics
Professional Development
Electrical Principles 1
Electronics 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Enterprise: Electronic Product Design and Manufacture
Signal Analysis and Control
Embedded Systems
Electronics 2
Electrical Principles 2
Communications

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Final Year Project
DSP Applications
Parallel Computer Architecture Clusters and Grids
Digital System Integration

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include -
Control Systems
Analogue System Integration

Assessment method

Examinations, assignments, short tests and project work are all used for assessment. Our staff are committed to supporting you and helping to solve any problems you may have through tutorials and the personal tutor system.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 112 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information.
A level BBC - BBB A Levels must include Mathematics and at least one other suitable Science/Technology subject as listed in Additional Information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM in Engineering. DDM-DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science/Technology is also acceptable with A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C. See Additional Information for further details of what is accepted.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits in relevant Science/Technology subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 - 112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which must include Science/Technology subjects.

Additional Information
Successful completion of Engineering Foundation Year. To successfully complete the Foundation Year you must pass all 6 modules and achieve an average mark of 50% or above.

A Levels (in addition to A2 Mathematics) must include one of the following: Electronics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (instead of A2 Mathematics) must be one of the following: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/

Other suitable skills or experience gained in a relevant industry will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Students doing IET accredited courses can apply for these scholarships and grants. For further information please visit the IET’s website - http://www.theiet.org/membership/awards/index.cfm

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University of Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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