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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

University of Liverpool
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Liverpool
English
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Program description

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

In the first year, subjects covered range from digital electronics and electronics circuits through to electromagnetism and electromechanics. A similar range of modules are covered in the second year. In the final year you will be able to choose a specialisation from ‘electrical engineering’, ‘electrical and electronic engineering’, ‘electronic engineering’, or ‘electronic and communication engineering’. ‘Electrical engineering’ is not simply about producing and transmitting electrical energy, it is also about how it is used. In both its transmission and usage there are significant and increasing challenges facing electrical engineers; many of these are related to sustainability and the environment. Over the last decade there has been an increase in the generation of electrical energy from greener sources (eg wind, wave, solar etc) and more efficient consumer products with increased electronics and software.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is the broadest of the four specialisations and will allow you to choose lecture modules from an extensive list of options including subjects as diverse as Power generation and transmission, Antennas and Digital systems design with verilog. The ‘electronics’ specialisation will prepare you for the world of modern electronics. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics is particularly strong in electronics with research groups in solid state silicon electronics, molecular electronics and bionano electronics. The Department also has excellent links with the electronics industry; for example ARM Ltd, who design the microprocessors that go into 90% of all mobile phones, have supported the Department through donations (from the Founding CEO of ARM plc, Sir Robin Saxby, an electronics graduate from the University of Liverpool), summer work placements, ideas for project work and, most significantly, employment for many recent graduates.

It is an exciting time for the electronic and communications industry. New and innovative products are coming out every day. The rapid growth of the wireless market is fuelled by technological innovation. The current wireless communication systems include 3G mobilephones, Bluetooth, wireless local area network (WLAN), and Wi-Fi. More exciting wireless systems and technologies (such as WiMAX and 4G) are emerging all the time. This programme is designed for those students with an interest in communications engineering and associated electronics. It covers a wide range of topics in electronic and communications engineering. You will not only learn how a communication system works, but also understand what electronic components are required for such a system.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

Subject requirements

A level Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

For applicants from England: For science A Levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a Pass is required.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Distinction in BTEC (any subject) plus AB in A Levels.

A Levels must include Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

D*D in a relevant BTEC considered alongside grade B in A Level Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D in a relevant Diploma, including Distinction in 'Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians' unit. Students will also be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.

International Baccalaureate

35 overall, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 in a Higher Level science subject.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

ABB in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Accepted at grade B alongside A Level grades AB in Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

D3 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade A M2 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade B Global Perspectives and Short Courses are not accepted.

Access

Considered if taking a relevant subject. 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Mathematics is required. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.

Extended Project Qualification

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our A Level offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be AAB or ABB plus A in the EPQ.

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


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Program content

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • Digital & Integrated Electronics Design
  • Electrical Circuits and Systems
  • Electromagnetism & Electromechanics
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Skills
  • Introduction to Programming in C
  • Mathematics A for Electrical Engineers
  • Mathematics B for Electrical Engineers

Year Two

Compulsory Modules

  • Cmos Integrated Circuits
  • Communication Systems
  • Digital Electronics & Microprocessor Systems
  • Electrical Circuits & Power Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Field Theory and Partial Differential Equations
  • Signals and Systems
  • Applied Design & Industrial Awareness

Year Three

Compulsory Modules

  • Engineering Management and Entrepreneurial Skills

Optional Modules

  • Advanced Modern Management
  • Antennas
  • Application Development With C++
  • Digital and Wireless Communications
  • Digital Control and Optimisation
  • Digital System Design
  • Drives
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Electronics for Instrumentation and Communications
  • Embedded Computer Systems
  • Image Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Organic Electronics
  • Photonics and Optical Information Systems
  • Rf Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics
  • Signal Processing & Digital Filtering
  • Plasma System Engineering
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics

Tuition fees

  • Home (UK) Undergraduates: £9,250 per academic year
  • International/EU Undergraduates: £22,650 per academic year

Career opportunities

Our degrees have excellent career prospects: 90% of graduates go on to graduate level jobs. Graduate employers include Siemens, BAE Systems, BT and Guardian Media Group. Careers are many and varied and include Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Medical Physicist, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Radio Frequency Scientist. Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.

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University of Liverpool

14 Oxford St
L69 3BX Liverpool
United Kingdom

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