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Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MEng (Hons)


Course Description

Do you want to lead society towards a more energy-efficient future, enhance your business acumen, and further develop your technical and design ability? The MEng course develops your communication and entrepreneurial skills, and prepares you for a range of high-end careers in electrical and electronic engineering. This course, which meets the full academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status, is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

You will develop highly practical skills and learn through doing. You'll access one of the largest undergraduate laboratory spaces in the country, which you can use to further your own understanding of communications, electronics and renewable energy technologies. You will benefit from free IET membership (whilst at University) as the University is an IET Academic Partner. You will further your knowledge with a placement after successfully completing year two.

Key features

-Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2016 National Student Survey 91 per cent of our final year students said that “The course is intellectually stimulating”.*
-Draw on our strong industry links and benefit from industry participation in course development, delivery and project sponsorship.
-Take part in our final year student project open day showcasing the excellence of the engineering skills development and the high levels of achievement of our undergraduates, with many industrially sponsored prizes awarded.
-Develop highly practical skills and learn through doing.
-Take advantage of our flexible course, allowing you to switch between electronics and robotics until your final year, as your interests develop.
-Immerse yourself in a degree accredited by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
-Benefit from free IET membership (whilst at University) as the University is an IET Academic Partner.
-Joining our MEng course means working towards an honours degree that provides the shortest route to professional and chartered status.
-Challenge yourself. Final year MEng students work in groups to undertake a major design project that will give them the opportunity to experience a broad selection of strategic, ethical, environmental, management, operational, logistical, technical, financial, contractual and team-working challenges.
-Further your knowledge with a placement after successfully completing stage 2 or between the final two years of the MEng course.
-Receive an Apple iPad along with your core e-text books to support your learning.
-Access one of the largest undergraduate laboratory spaces in the country, which you can use to further your own understanding of communications, electronics and renewable energy technologies.

Course details

Year 1
In the first year you'll use our well-equipped laboratories to develop your knowledge and practical problem solving skills. From the start of your studies you'll find that there is an emphasis on learning by doing, and group project work will enable you to develop your problem solving and communication skills. An integrating project will encompass business and technical skills, and focus on activities that are typical of a start-up company.

Core modules
-ELEC143 Embedded Software in Context
-BPIE112 Stage 1 Electrical/Robotics Placement Preparation
-ELEC141 Analogue Electronics
-ELEC142 Digital Electronics
-ELEC144 Electrical Principles and Machines
-MATH187 Engineering Mathematics

Optional modules
-ELEC137PP Electronic Design and Build
-ROCO103PP Robot Design and Build

Year 2
You'll develop a greater understanding of underlying engineering principles and circuit design methods in the second year. Again, we place an emphasis on team work and you'll have the opportunity to do both group and individual presentations of your projects. You'll use industrial standard software tools for design and simulation in preparation for your final year individual project or for your optional placement year.

Core modules
-MATH237 Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
-BPIE212 Stage 2 Electrical/Robotics Placement Preparation
-ELEC239 Communication Systems
-ROCO218 Control Engineering
-ELEC237 Power Electronics and Generation
-ELEC240 Embedded Systems
-ELEC241 Real Time Systems

Optional placement year
You can enhance your studies with relevant experience by taking an optional placement year in the UK, France, Germany and Japan. Placements give you the opportunity to put theory into practice, and are excellent opportunity to seek final year sponsorship. Many of our graduates have been offered permanent jobs with their placement company.

Core modules
-BPIE332 Electrical Industrial Placement

Year 4
Year 3 (or Year 4 if you took an optional placement year) is an exciting opportunity to develop an individual project. You'll consolidate your knowledge, explore and evaluate new technologies, and demonstrate your communication skills in the oral and written presentation of your project. Previous project have included a landmine detection system, CreatoBot (a modular robotic system) and DishDynamics (Global Ordinance And Targeting System [GOATS]).

Core modules
-ELEC345 High Speed Communications
-ELEC347 Information and Communication Signal Processing
-ELEC349 Design and Control of Renewable Energy Technology
-PROJ324 Individual Project
-ELEC351 Advanced Embedded Programming

Final year
Your final year includes additional technical modules and a large interdisciplinary design project. Past projects have included designing a product that involved a local company and a central government department, the challenge was to build a prototype system, which was showcased at the Project Open Day. This project will most likely result in the formation of a real company (later in the year). You also have the possibility of continuing your studies to MSc level in the same academic year.

Core modules
-PROJ515 MEng Project
-ELEC512 Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics
-ELEC518 Digital and Wireless Communications
-ELEC514 Advanced Power Systems

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

Visit the Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MEng (Hons) page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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