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Blackburn College

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: FP00

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-48

Applicants to the foundation year with A-level (or other level 3 qualifications) gained within 5 years of entry will be required to have either a minimum 32 UCAS points from subjects related to their intended target award or a minimum of 48 UCAS points overall. Students meeting this criterion may be admitted without interview. In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications for these courses or from mature students whose Level 3 qualifications were gained more than 5 years ago. If this applies to you will be interviewed before your course and offered a place on the basis of your previously gained skills and experience.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Foundation Entry degree course is designed for students who want to study Engineering, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start the Honours degree programme just yet.

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering BEng (Hons) course is the traditional route for those who wish to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University. You'll study for four years full-time and will enjoy studying both at University Centre at Blackburn College as well as in The Futures Centre - a new state-of-the-art development in Blackburn equipped with specialist electrical laboratory spaces and workshop areas.

Our Electrical and Electronics Engineering degrees develop engineers with a firm grounding in electronics, plus the specialist skills required to work at the forefront of electrical engineering, power and control. Your specialism in BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering will give you the opportunity to address the great demand for highly skilled electrical (power and control) engineers worldwide. You will be exposed to the latest advances through up-to-date modules, experiments and project work, addressing real-world problems in power electronics, power engineering and control.

At University Centre at Blackburn College we have a strong history of training tomorrow's engineering professionals. We have strong links with industry in the North West and industry experts frequently contribute to the programme in the form of visiting lecturers or subject specific tutors.

Modules

Modules include:

First year modules include:
?Preparing for Higher Education
?Foundation in Mathematics
?Foundation Science for Engineering & Construction

In the second year, if studying full-time, you will study:
?Introduction to Algebra, Graphs and Complex Numbers
Introduction to Calculus
• Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals
• Mechanical Fundamentals
• Introduction to Materials
• Fields and Potentials
• Matrix Analysis and Further Complex Numbers
• Further Calculus and Solutions to Ordinary Differential Equations
• Engineering and Environmental Sustainability
• Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering
• Introduction to Robotic Automation
• Introduction to Engineering Simulation

In the third year, if studying full-time, you will study:
?Programming for Engineers
?Electronic Circuit Design and Analysis
?Digital Electronics
?Introduction to Power Electronics
?Group Project
?Engineering Mathematics

If specialising the core subject of Electrical and Electronics Engineering then the following options are taken:
?Electro-magnetic Field Theory and Applications
?Signals and Systems

If specialising in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Communications then the following options are taken:
?Signal Transmission Mediums
?Electronic Communication Systems Design

If specialising in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Energy and Power then the following options are taken:
?Electrical Energy Generation and Transmission
?Electrical Power and Machines

If specialising in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Management then the following options are taken:
?Maintenance Strategies
?Project Planning and Finance

In the final year of the programme, if studying full-time, you will study the following modules:
?Professional Issues
?Engineering Analysis
?Advanced Project
?Sensors and Instrumentation
?Power Electronics and Control

If specialising in the core subject of Electrical and Electronics Engineering then the following options are taken:
?Electronic Circuit Applications
?VLSI Design

If specialising in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Communications then the following options are taken:
?Digital Mobile Communication
?Digital Signal Processing

If specialising in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Energy and Power then the following options are taken:
?Power Line Protection Systems
?Electric Drive Systems and Power Systems

If specialising in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Management then the following options are taken:
?Engineering Management
?Engineering Quality and Process Improvement

Please note:

At the end of year 2 of the programme you will be able to select a specialism from the choice above as you move into years 3 and 4 of the course. Once you have selected your specialism you will ‘carry’ it through to the later years of your study. For example, you will not be able to study a Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Management specialism in year 3 and an Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Energy and Power specialism in year 4. Instead, you will need to choose the same specialism for both years.

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Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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