Middlesex University

Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng

4.9 excellent 4 opinions
Middlesex University
In London

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
Duration 3 Years
Start October 2020
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    October 2020
Description

Would you like to develop skills and tools that will enable you to start a career in the electronic engineering field?

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 Electronic Engineering at Middlesex University?
Electronic Engineering at Middlesex is available as either a three year BEng or four year MEng option so students can choose to complete either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in the subject.

As part of our suite of Design Engineering courses, the Electronics 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.

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Location

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London
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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT

Starts

Oct-2020Now taking bookings

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· Requirements

Qualifications 112 UCAS points including 80 points from at least two science or numerate based subjects and GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

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Opinions

4.9
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Course rating
100%
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4.7
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Centre rating

Reviews on this course

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Former Student
4.5 10/12/2016
What I would highlight: The course was awesome and the tutors were passionate about the field. Truly inspiring.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Former Student
5.0 18/10/2016
What I would highlight: The classroom is changeable but the teacher is funny and supportive. We can use all the IT resources. Some of my classmates are part-time students, they have job while they have this course. However, they are very passionate and have experiences to share.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Former Student
5.0 27/02/2016
What I would highlight: Excellent course that really counts towards my chosen career. The tutors are inspiring and supportive. Good facilities at great classrooms. The It resources are good too. I really enjoyed the classes.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Giuseppe
5.0 11/10/2014
What I would highlight: it would have been very expensive for me If it wasnt for the ERASMUS grant. Its very expensive to live and survive in a place like this.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Problem Solving
Computing
IT
Approach
Electronic Engineering
Design
Systems Engineering
Global
Project
systems
Engineering
Team Training
Communication Training
Control Systems
Electronic
Electronics
Formal Systems
Physical Computing
electrical|control engineering
Mobile Communications

Course programme

Course content

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. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.