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From electric vehicles to Raspberry Pi®, ultrasound machines to manufacturing robots, and washing machines to wind farms; every single day, electrical and electronics engineering enhances our lives enormously. Our IET-accredited BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree aims to educate the engineers who will lead the next phase of the digital revolution.
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Advances in electrical and electronics engineering underpin the digital revolution that started in the 1950s and continues to the present day. The University of Bolton’s BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering is designed to prepare you for a career in this world-changing industry. We want to help you gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to understand, use, enhance and design electrical- and electronics-based technology.
We offer ‘real world’ engineering knowledge and skills developed through a combination of theory and practical applications taught in a vibrant and supportive environment. This includes our range of highly specialised modules covering areas such as electromagnetism, embedded systems, digital signal processing, power electronics and renewable energy systems. Your professional development and training are encouraged through hands-on projects, live briefs, industrial visits and work placement opportunities.
You can learn about cutting-edge and emerging technologies such as Smart Grids that are transforming global electricity delivery systems. We also place significant emphasis on the application of electronics in the form of embedded systems. These are electronic systems that can be embedded in other products that are not necessarily electronic, such as cars, medical devices and industrial systems. In this way, we aim to prepare you for careers in growth areas of the industry.
The University of Bolton’s BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
After graduation, you’ll be able to achieve the educational requirements for full accreditation meeting the IET and the Engineering Council’s requirements for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by further completing the University of Bolton’s MSc in Systems Engineering (Electronic) and Engineering Management.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Electrical and electronic engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, electrical systems for renewable energies, electric vehicles, and industrial machinery and equipment. The rapid expansion of the technology sector over the last few decades has created a demand for those who can create, understand and alter electrical control systems.
In addition to technical knowledge, this degree offers you the opportunity to develop a range of key employability skills that are highly transferrable to a wide range of areas beyond engineering, such as IT, finance and management. These skills include the ability to use specialist knowledge creatively and innovatively to solve problems, the ability to produce and interpret technical solutions, the ability to explain design ideas, effective communication (spoken and written), good team working skills, project and time management, and strong decision-making skills.
As a graduate of this BEng degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to define your own pathway to a rewarding career in electronics engineering and be qualified to pursue exciting opportunities in research and development if you wish.
Electrical and electronic engineers are employed in industries such as electronics, IT, manufacturing, power, transport, and construction and building services. Opportunities are also found in telecommunications, research and development, and petrochemicals. With experience, you could specialise in project management, research and development or consultancy work. You could also move into senior roles in operation management or at technical director level.
Typical employers include local authorities, the armed forces, manufacturers in all industries, power and water companies, renewable energy firms, and building services contractors. Global opportunities also exist for those willing to travel.
Another possible course of action for graduates is to pursue further study in a specialist field or in research. Courses include an MSc or PhD in areas such as internet engineering, nanotechnology, wireless and optical communications, and telecommunications.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Roles may include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you achieve your potential. Formally timetabled classes, including lectures, guest lectures, tutorials and tutor-led in-class exercises, along with case studies, laboratories, investigations and assignments, in groups and individually, are designed to help you acquire and develop appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. Our personal tutor system underpins all our teaching activities and provides one-on-one support, peer support and individual care and attention.
Other teaching methods, such as coursework, projects and practical activities, provide opportunities to develop creativity and innovation skills. These are designed to meet the professional body accreditation requirements, as well as help you apply, assimilate and integrate your understanding of the course material. Personal study time is required, along with online learning in the form of maintaining an electronic personal development plan (ePDP).
Guest lectures and taking part in competitive design and make exercises will offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and practical skills.
The taught modules are assessed individually and we award you credits when you successfully complete each module. In terms of assessment, you can expect time-constrained exams, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios and others. These contribute to your final module marks and allow you to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes.
We also use other forms of assessment to help you learn, provide you with feedback and inform your development, though these don’t count towards your final module mark. During seminars, you’ll be provided with a series of structured tasks to complete that will test your understanding of the topics covered and your problem-solving skills. You’ll also receive feedback on assessment drafts. These will help to identify any areas that would benefit from extra attention on your part, or where you need extra support from your tutor.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 73%, Written exams 27%|
|Level two||Coursework 40%, Written exams 60%|
|Level three||Coursework 63%, Written exams 37%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 66%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 34%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 78%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 78%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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