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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng

Queen's University Belfast
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Belfast
English
Fall 2021

Program description

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng

In a world where sustainable energy, smart home technology, the Internet of Things and even self-driving cars are a reality, studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers students immeasurable potential opportunities. The advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are so great that every part of 21st Century life is improved by them.

As a result, Electrical and Electronic Engineering is one of the broadest and impactful exciting engineering disciplines on offer at Queen’s University. The degree programme covers a wide spectrum of topics, from micro-electronic chip design and manufacturing to power generation and distribution. Rapid advances in fields such as telecommunications, computer firmware, hardware and networking, medical electronics, security, control and robotics and renewable energy systems are also reflected in the course structure.

Globally there is a critical shortage of experienced and talented engineers. This means that Electronics and Electrical Engineering graduates have excellent career prospects across a broad range of sectors.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Electronics, Further Mathematics or Double Award Life & Health Sciences.

 Access Course

Successful completion of Access Course with 80% in each module.

Must be a relevant Access Course including two modules in Mathematics (Level 3) and two modules in Physics (Level 3).

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry

BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma

QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade, with Distinctions required in four specified units (40 credits), including Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians.

RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 780 GLH at Distinction grade (including all externally assessed units) and 300 GLH at Merit grade, with Distinctions required in four specified units, including Engineering Principles and Further Engineering Mathematics.

Graduate

A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirement is also met

English Language Requirements

An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.


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Program content

Introduction

This is an enhanced, three-year Honours degree. All BEng students are normally required to complete at least 12 weeks of approved industrial training before graduating. The BEng is also offered incorporating a year in industry. This professional experience year is usually taken after Stage 2. Transfer from BEng to MEng is possible at the end of Stage 2, subject to satisfactory performance.

The programme contains the following themes which may change due to technology and industry needs:

Stage 1

  • Embedded Systems
  • Mathematics 1
  • Electronics 1
  • Computer Programming
  • Electrical Engineering

Stage 2

  • Circuits and Control
  • Professional Engineering Practice 2

Stage 2 Optional Courses

  • Electronics 2
  • Electrical Power Engineering 2
  • Signals & Communication System 2
  • Embedded Systems 2

Stage 3

  • Project 3
  • Software Engineering 3

Stage 3 Optional Courses

  • Electrical Power & Energy
  • High Frequency System Techniques
  • Networks & Communication Protocols
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Digital Systems Architecture
  • Signal Processing and Communications
  • Connected Health
  • Computer Algebra

Tuition fees

  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
  • EU Other - £21,400
  • International - £21,400

Career opportunities

There is a shortage of electrical and electronic engineers, not only locally in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, but worldwide, so employment prospects are excellent. The employment rate for graduates of this degree from Queen's (2013) was 100% (percentage employed in a graduate level job within 6 months of graduating).

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...


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Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom

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