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Fees and Funding

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Overview

The course is subject to validation.

Electrical and Electronic engineering is a specialist undergraduate degree that equips you with the tools and techniques necessary to address electrical and digital electronics issues and to develop new digital products to meet global challenges. The focus of technology-related economy is drastically shifting towards electrically or electronically controlled autonomous digital systems, smart communication devices, automation and robotics, controlled remotely via smart technology using green energy resources. This undergraduate programme combines principles from electrics, electronics, control, power, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart and cognitive systems and devices, which utilise a combination of these disciplines. 

What makes this course different

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Future of energy

The future is full of electrification, green energy, digitization, automation/ robotics and electronics, which is all covered in this course.

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Interdisciplinary courses

We house latest assets (digital and physical) in electrical and electronics engineering as we a offer variety of sibling courses in the areas of mechatronics, mechanical, computer systems, electrical automotive, railway and aeronautical engineering as well.

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Award winning

UEL's engineering students and staff have won several prestigious national and international awards and are in collaboration with various industrial partnerships via variety of channels (e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, KTPs funded by the Innovate UK).

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

The undergraduate programme combines principles from electrics, electronics, control, power, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart and cognitive systems and devices, which utilise a combination of these disciplines. For various applications, these systems and devices are required to interact with objects, know where the objects are, and be able to perform tasks such as moving the objects to a required new position. 

The electronics require information from sensors that can detect position, orientation, and visual or audio signals.  The electrical inputs from the sensors have to be interpreted and the appropriate signals sent out to the actuators to perform the required operation.  Students on this programme will gain knowledge of engineering processes, product design, analogue and digital electronics, energy harvesting technologies and combination of these disciplines.

The programme will also offer an optional placement year to all students, enabling them to experience the real world and effectively connect their University experience with it.

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This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life 1

    Developing the key psychological and physical determinants of human performance are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills, competencies and experience required for successful development to, and in, a range of potential future career areas.

    Herein you will begin to recognise the areas for your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    Central to the developmental process is for each student to cultivate the reflective skills, openness and self-awareness to enable themselves to assess what they are doing, identify areas for improvement, and confidently receive and give constructive feedback. Students will additionally develop knowledge of strategies to advance their own physical intelligence through 'life style' and 'self-care' approaches to inform their health and wellbeing.

    Having acquired understanding of the key developmental areas, you will have opportunity to pitch a small scale design project to a panel of practitioners, and be mentored and supervised by students from higher years. In this position you will learn and begin to apply the cognitive, cultural and social intelligences developed elsewhere in your studies (and from external activities) as required in the workplace, namely cognitive flexibility, emotional resilience, motivation, ethical decision-making, managing your audience, coordinating with others, negotiation, creativity, active listening, attention, problem solving, research, synthesis and analysis.

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    Engineering Principles

    To provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts involved with dynamics, machine elements and electrical and electronic engineering.

    To enable the students to select appropriate electromechanical systems to solve real-life engineering problems.

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    Applied Mathematics & Computing

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 5 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Thermofluids

    The main aim of this module is to introduce the basic theories of thermo fluid mechanics. You will learn about the fundamentals of fluid behaviour, the interaction of fluids with solid bodies and fluid flow in pipes.

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    Computer Systems and Networks

    The module aims to provide a basic understanding of computer architecture and the relationship between hardware and software components of a computer system. It also aims to equip students with an understanding of the fundamentals of computer networking.

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    Mental Wealth Professional Life

    Developing the key intellectual and practical skills, and the psychological and physical determinants of human performance are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to identify the skills, competencies and experience required for successful development prior to embarking on your university degree. It also aims to help to inform you about your future direction of study as well as providing useful insights into your potential and abilities. You will begin to recognise the areas for your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    Central to the developmental process will be for each student to cultivate the reflective skills, openness and self-awareness to enable themselves to assess what they are doing, identify areas for improvement, and confidently receive and give constructive feedback. You should also begin to acquire a range of skills in observation, research & reviewing methods, critical thinking, writing and communication.

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    Applied Electronics

    The module aims to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of electrical circuits in terms of theory, analysis, design and application.

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    Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks

    The module aims to provide a basic understanding of fundamental principles of digital communications employed in telecommunication networks terms of theory, analysis, design and application. This will include techniques of baseband transmission, design of transmitters and receivers and various digital modulation techniques employed in telecommunication networks

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    Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 6 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

    Optional Modules
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    Industry Placement (Sandwich Year)

    • Plan, prepare and undertake a work placement in industry that is pertinent to their career objectives.
    • Research, identify and pursue appropriate realistic placement / employment opportunities.
    • Enhance professional practice through experiential understanding and development of employability and practical skills.
    • Recognise and report on their understanding of various roles within a professional team.
    • Give opportunity for possible networking environments that may lead to a form of mentorship/sponsorship.
    • Record and reflect upon experiences whilst on placement in order to enhance their ability to contextualise the working environment.
  • Core Modules
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    Mental Wealth Professional Life

    Developing the key intellectual and practical skills, and the psychological and physical determinants of human performance are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to identify the skills, competencies and experience required for successful development prior to embarking on your university degree. It also aims to help to inform you about your future direction of study as well as providing useful insights into your potential and abilities. You will begin to recognise the areas for your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    Central to the developmental process will be for each student to cultivate the reflective skills, openness and self-awareness to enable themselves to assess what they are doing, identify areas for improvement, and confidently receive and give constructive feedback. You should also begin to acquire a range of skills in observation, research & reviewing methods, critical thinking, writing and communication.

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    Capstone Project

    The main aim of this module is to equip students with the necessary skills to carry out and report research in order to consolidate the knowledge gained in other modules in a chosen field of study, combine it with the published knowledge of others, investigate it practically and report their findings.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Your academic team includes a dynamic mix of research-active industrial practitioners, renowned researchers, chartered professionals and technologists, whose combined knowledge ensures you leave with a comprehensive understanding of engineering practice and research. You will be setting your own hands-on and research–based learning where you will evaluate and critique recent data, literature and case studies as well. You will be delivered guest sessions by industry specialists (e.g. Atkins, Costain Skanska, Siemens, Laing O’Rourke, HS2 project etc.) to strengthen your knowledge of real-world issues and how they link to the concepts, theories, principles and hands-on practical elements taught during the course.

Guided independent study

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

Academic support

Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students.

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skillzone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT.

Workload

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:

Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Assessment will consist a combination of coursework and exams. Coursework can include presentations, software demonstrations, research-based assignments and practical exercises involving real life engineering problems.

All assessments are designed to ensure that our engineering course equips you with all of the skills required to get into the engineering sector giving you a major competitive edge. Apart from the coursework and exams, you will be assessed by using technology and other diverse modes. Your learning journey will be further supported by using technology enhanced learning as you will also participate in learning latest industry-standard software.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Studying electronics/electrical engineering is a specialised skill set, and this is something that can be beneficial beyond a career. Being capable at physics and maths is useful, and studying a degree in electrical engineering imparts practical skills that can aid you in a number of everyday situations, and to make a better future for you and the coming generations.

Dr Jaswinder Lota Course Leader

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Electrical and electronic engineers are highly employable and can find work in many areas, including the electronics, automotive, IT, gaming, telecoms, manufacturing, power, transport, utilities and construction industries. In the UK, graduate starting salaries are around £24,000 to £28,000, average salaries for experienced senior engineers range from £35,000 to £60,000 and salaries for specialist or chartered electrical/ electronic engineers can reach £85,000+.

Examples:

  • Electronics Design Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Communications Systems Engineer
  • Digital Design Engineer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.