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Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng

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Code
BEng: H611
MEng: HP10
Start
October 2018
Duration
BEng: 3 years full-time
MEng: 4 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£13,000 (INT) *
Course leader
Vaibhav Gandhi

Develop the technical knowledge and project experience for a career as an electronic engineer designing the circuits, processors and devices at the core of technological evolution.

Why study BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering at Middlesex University?

Electronic Engineering at Middlesex is available as either a three-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and a four-year Master of Engineering (MEng).

As part of our suite of Design Engineering courses, the Electronic Engineering degrees produce professional and competent multi-disciplinary engineers specialist in analogue and digital electronic systems. You will design and build complex electronic circuits and systems-on-a-chip using a range of methods and software tools, applying a systems engineering approach to problem solving.

To support your career success, you will build a professional portfolio of work throughout your degree and receive regular guest lectures and project feedback from industry professionals, with the option of spending a year on industry placement.

Flexible programme design

Our suite of Design Engineering courses share a common first year of study, which enable students to experience all aspects of engineering. Depending on your interests, you can then continue with the Electronic Engineering degree or transfer to one of these specialist honours programmes:

  • Design Engineering - Design and implementation of digital systems
  • Mechatronics - Design of electro-mechanical systems using computer control aspects
  • Robotics - Analysing and developing robotics systems

Course highlights

  • You will be encouraged to enter prestigious design engineering competitions to enhance your experience and career prospects
  • Our dedicated facilities in the new Ritterman Building open in Autumn 2016 and are equipped with industry standard equipment in electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutions
  • All the essential software needed to study the course is provided, including LabVIEW, SolidWorks and STEP-7
  • You will extend your industry knowledge through our series of weekly guest lectures delivered by some of the UKs leading design experts and companies
  • A year-long work placement is available as part of the course
  • If you apply for our four-year MEng course you will gain a masters qualification as soon as you successfully complete your undergraduate degree
  • Whichever pathway you choose, you can change to another after your first year. You can also change onto the main Design Engineering pathway after your second year if desired
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering?

Whether you opt for the BEng Electronic Engineering or MEng Electronic Engineering you will study a broad range of disciplines including systems, mechanical, electrical, computer and control engineering.

In addition to the fundamentals of Design Engineering, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the specialist area of Electronic Engineering. You will study analogue and digital electronic theories before putting these into practice building a range of complex electronic circuits using various methods and software tools. The course also introduces students to the design and implementation of system-on-a-chip and systems engineering approaches to problem solving.

The MEng Electronic Engineering degree allows you to specialise further and gives you the option to study cutting-edge developments in the subject. You will demonstrate your advanced skills and mastery of the area by working on a team project in your chosen specialism.

What is the difference between the BEng and MEng course?

There are two honours degree programmes available for each area of study – a three-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and a four-year Master of Engineering (MEng).

Both degrees share a common first year but due to the advanced nature of the MEng programme students must demonstrate they have the high-level knowledge and skills required at the end of year 2 and 3 to progress on the programme.

You must apply direct to either the BEng or the MEng, but you can also choose to change programme. You must apply for the MEng in Year 1 if you want to guarantee your student loan will cover the fourth year of fees.

BEng Modules

  • Year 1

    • Design Engineering Projects 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of modelling and prototyping processes and techniques in order for you to successfully complete a number of projects. You will learn to use a range of workshop machinery to accomplish this and the projects will require you to develop and use a variety of problem solving skills and to utilise knowledge gained from other taught modules.

    • Formal Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of tools and techniques available to support efficient application of mathematics to engineering design.

    • Physical Computing Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of electronics. You will develop a range of practical skills, attitudes and techniques required to construct electronic circuits successfully.

    • Physical Computing: Programming (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to enable you to write computer programmes in response to a given brief which will respond to and control physical devices and processes.

  • Year 2

    • Analogue and Digital Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide detailed knowledge of analogue and digital electronic theories and their application. In analogue electronics, you will gain an understanding of the analogue electronic design skills such as a range of circuit analysis theorems, principles and applications of transistor and operational amplifiers. In digital electronics, this module equips you with the necessary knowledge of combinational and sequential logic circuits, finite state machines, and FPGA design using VHDL. The module will enable you to design analogue and digital electronic circuits using appropriate methods and software tools.

    • Control Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of control systems and explains the principles of feedback control. The module also develops your ability to analyse techniques for designing and modelling controllers to solve real world problems based on block diagrams and transfer functions, and to use such techniques in the context of engineering design.

    • Design Engineering Projects 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out engineering projects and will give you the opportunity to apply them, together with knowledge and skills from other modules, in practical projects.

    • Engineering in Context (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to explore and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of engineers in various contexts outside your subject specialism. These would cover issues such as recognising obligations to society, the profession, the environment and commitment to professional standards. The module will also cover other wider issues such as globalisation (global manufacturing, operating in global markets, cultural issues, financial concerns, risk etc) and its impact on business operations.

  • Year 3

    • Design Engineering Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of self-directed engineering design using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. The module will provide the opportunity to engage in the project over an extended period and allow you to make a significant personal contribution to all phases of the engineering design and development process appropriate to the goals of your programme.

    • System Design and Validation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce a systems engineering approach for the development of solutions to embedded problems. You will be exposed to the complexities of the design and evaluation of sociotechnic systems, including problems of managing existing components, legacy systems and other imposed constraints such as legal frameworks.

    • System-On-a-Chip Design (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce you to the design and implementation of systems typically having potentially complex concurrent behaviour, stringent timing requirements, and significant communication requirements in a single field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. Examples of the system-on-a-chip (SoC) are ubiquitous and range from portable devices such as cell phones to larger devices such as routers or aircraft controllers. You will learn how to design and integrate central processing unit (CPU, here we use MicroBlaze architecture) with a range of software drivers, periphery interface circuits and memory banks to form a soft processor to suit your specific applications. This design flow will create a complete computing system which constitutes a whole embedded SoC design.

MEng Modules

  • Year 1

    • Design Engineering Projects 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of modelling and prototyping processes and techniques in order for you to successfully complete a number of projects. You will learn to use a range of workshop machinery to accomplish this and the projects will require you to develop and use a variety of problem solving skills and to utilise knowledge gained from other taught modules.

    • Formal Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of tools and techniques available to support efficient application of mathematics to engineering design.

    • Physical Computing Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of electronics. You will develop a range of practical skills, attitudes and techniques required to construct electronic circuits successfully.

    • Physical Computing: Programming (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to enable you to write computer programmes in response to a given brief which will respond to and control physical devices and processes.

  • Year 2

    • Analogue and Digital Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide detailed knowledge of analogue and digital electronic theories and their application. In analogue electronics, you will gain an understanding of the analogue electronic design skills such as a range of circuit analysis theorems, principles and applications of transistor and operational amplifiers. In digital electronics, this module equips you with the necessary knowledge of combinational and sequential logic circuits, finite state machines, and FPGA design using VHDL. The module will enable you to design analogue and digital electronic circuits using appropriate methods and software tools.

    • Control Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of control systems and explains the principles of feedback control. The module also develops your ability to analyse techniques for designing and modelling controllers to solve real world problems based on block diagrams and transfer functions, and to use such techniques in the context of engineering design.

    • Design Engineering Projects 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out engineering projects and will give you the opportunity to apply them, together with knowledge and skills from other modules, in practical projects.

    • Engineering in Context (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to explore and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of engineers in various contexts outside your subject specialism. These would cover issues such as recognising obligations to society, the profession, the environment and commitment to professional standards. The module will also cover other wider issues such as globalisation (global manufacturing, operating in global markets, cultural issues, financial concerns, risk etc) and its impact on business operations.

  • Year 3

    • Design Engineering Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of self-directed engineering design using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. The module will provide the opportunity to engage in the project over an extended period and allow you to make a significant personal contribution to all phases of the engineering design and development process appropriate to the goals of your programme.

    • System Design and Validation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce a systems engineering approach for the development of solutions to embedded problems. You will be exposed to the complexities of the design and evaluation of sociotechnic systems, including problems of managing existing components, legacy systems and other imposed constraints such as legal frameworks.

    • System-On-a-Chip Design (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce you to the design and implementation of systems typically having potentially complex concurrent behaviour, stringent timing requirements, and significant communication requirements in a single field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. Examples of the system-on-a-chip (SoC) are ubiquitous and range from portable devices such as cell phones to larger devices such as routers or aircraft controllers. You will learn how to design and integrate central processing unit (CPU, here we use MicroBlaze architecture) with a range of software drivers, periphery interface circuits and memory banks to form a soft processor to suit your specific applications. This design flow will create a complete computing system which constitutes a whole embedded SoC design.

  • Year 4

    • Design Engineering Dissertation (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to further develop your research skills and written communication, and to develop your ability to build and articulate an evidence-based argument. It will also develop your ability to devise commercialisation strategies.

    • Advanced Topics in Electronic Engineering (30 credits) - Optional

      This module will allow you to study, in depth, an advanced topic in electronic engineering. The subject of the module will change periodically reflecting the interests of staff in the department, and the interests of the students studying it. The module mirrors the dynamic nature of electronic engineering and how it is applied, and serves to illustrate the ever-changing character of the subject. This module will allow you to encounter cutting edge areas of electronic engineering.

    • Mobile Communications (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to provide you with a comprehensive technical foundation of the mobile communication systems and wireless network products, services, design, operations, and applications of various radio access technologies.

    • Team Project (60 Credits)

      This module aims to contextualise, exemplify and consolidate the analytical and technical knowledge and skills in relevant subject areas through engineering group projects. It will provide you the opportunity to develop your competence in undertaking group projects and engaging in formal project management. It also aims to develop your abilities in problem solving, team working, written and oral presentations.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

  1. Overview
  2. Teaching and learning
  3. Assessment and feedback
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering support your career?

This course opens the door to a varied career in an exciting industry. Our degree prepares you for work in a number of areas including design engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering. We encourage you to develop a commercial approach to design engineering via supported live projects with industrial partners.

As a BEng/MEng Electronics graduate you will have excellent career prospects; the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. You can also choose to continue onto further study.

Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:

Design Engineer
A Design Engineer role includes researching and developing ideas for new products and systems, and improving those that already exist. Design Engineers work in a wide range of industries on a range of products and services.

CAD Technician
A Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) Technician uses software to develop design plans such as floor plans, buildings plans and exhibition layouts. CAD Technicians may also work on product designs which are then sent to engineers to create prototypes.

Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineers work on designing and developing electrical products and components. This can include electrical machinery, control systems and equipment in a number of industries from transport, to telecommunications, to the armed forces.

Mechanical Engineer
A Mechanical Engineer works on the design, development and maintenance of mechanical components, systems and machinery. A Mechanical Engineer can work in a range of industries where mechanical systems are used.

Work placements

Work placements increase your success in the job market – as well as being a fantastic experience. You can further develop your interpersonal skills, build your confidence, and make contact with industry leaders. By making a good impression during your placement year, you greatly increase your chances of securing a job with the company after graduation. Research shows that 70% of placements result in a graduate job offer.

What support is available?

Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.

Dr Vaibhav Gandhi
Senior lecturer

Dr Gandhi joined the department in 2013, and is currently the course leader for Design Engineering suite of programmes. He is actively involved in research areas as brain-computer interfaces, biomedical signal processing, computational intelligence, computational neuroscience, use-centric graphical user interfaces, and assistive robotics.

Dr Zhijun Yang
Senior lecturer

Dr Yang joined the department in 2013 and is actively involved in research areas such as computational neuroscience, biologically inspired algorithms, complex-system models (as neuromorphic models), Robot Operating System (ROS), distributed and parallel computation, etc.

Other courses

Design Engineering BEng/MEng

Start: October 2018, EU/International induction: September 2018

Duration: BEng: 3 years full-time, MEng: 4 years full-time

Code: BEng: H15A, MEng: H15B

Robotics BEng/MEng

Start: October 2018, EU/International induction: September 2018

Duration: BEng: 3 years full-time, MEng: 4 years full-time

Code: BEng: H6R1, MEng: H671

Mechatronics BEng/MEng

Start: October 2018, EU/International induction: September 2018

Duration: BEng: 3 years full-time, MEng: 4 years full-time

Code: BEng: H730, MEng: HR30

KIS information BEng (Hons)

KIS information MEng (Hons)

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