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BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Course Description

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the core of the modern world, from computers, to digital circuits, photonics and a wealth of electronics.

Our society relies on Electrical Engineers for everything from low power electrical machines, control systems, to high voltage electrical power generation and distribution systems. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the core of the modern world, from computers, to digital circuits, photonics and a wealth of electronic devices. Electrical and Electronic engineering is one of the most satisfying subjects that you can study.

If your interests are science, technology or mathematics, then consider electrical and electronic engineering as your career. You will use your imagination, creativity and knowledge to provide society with the complex systems it needs. In your future career you may design the machines that supply our energy needs, digital control systems for aircraft, internet-enabled sensors, design complete computer systems on a silicon chip, photonics to instrument the ocean depths, create stunning electronic displays, or design the latest communications satellite or mobile phone.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the core of the modern world, from computers, to digital circuits, photonics and a wealth of electronics. Our society relies on Electrical Engineers for everything from low power electrical machines, control systems, to high voltage electrical power generation and distribution systems. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the core of...

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Course Content

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year.

It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be accomplished at any point until the second half session of fourth year. Successful BEng candidates will be offered the chance to change to the MEng and there is no quota, meaning that if grade requirements are met that transfer is guaranteed.

  • Year 1

In year 1 you can study topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Principles of Electronics, Electronics Design, Fundamental Engineering Mechanics, Fundamentals of Engineering Materials and Computer Aided Design & Communication.

Compulsory Courses

Principles of Electronics (EG1008) - 15 Credit Points

CAD and Communication in Engineering Practice (EG1010) - 15 Credit Points

Electronics Design (EE1501) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Mathematics 1 (EG1504) - 15 Credit Points

Fundamentals of Engineering Materials (EG1012) - 15 Credit Points

Fundamental Engineering Mechanics (EG1510) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (EG2004) - 15 Credit Points

Design and Computing in Engineering Practice (EG2501) - 15 Credit Points

Process Engineering (EG2011) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012) - 15 Credit Points

Electrical and Mechanical Systems (EG2503) - 15 Credit Points

Electronic Systems (EE2504) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

You have the opportunity to study from a range of courses leading to specialisation in your chosen discipline. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study. Advanced courses continue to develop your specialist interests.

Compulsory Courses

Control Systems (EE3043) - 15 Credit Points

Engineering Analysis and Methods 1 (EG3007) - 15 Credit Points

Signals, Systems and Signal Processing (EE3053) - 15 Credit Points

C / C++ Programming (EE3093) - 15 Credit Points

Communications Engineering 1 (EE3576) - 10 Credit Points

Electrical & Electronics Engineering Design (EE3579) - 10 Credit Points

Project and Safety Management (EG3599) - 10 Credit Points

Electrical Power Engineering A (EE3557) - 15 Credit Points

Digital Systems (EE3580) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 4

The major feature is the individual project in the area of your specialisation. The project occupies half of your study time and can be undertaken in Aberdeen or abroad. The opportunity exists to study a European language to support this study.

Compulsory Courses

BEng Individual Project (EG4014) - 30 Credit Points

Sensing and Instrumentation (EE4017) - 10 Credit Points

Electrical Machines and Drives (EE40FE) - 10 Credit Points

Computer and Software Engineering (EE40GA) - 10 Credit Points

Communications Engineering 2 (EE4546) - 15 Credit Points

Group Design Project (BEng) (EG4578) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

The first two years cover general Engineering, with elements of Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum and Electrical/Electronics, as well as Civil. In the later years you specialise, following your chosen discipline in greater depth. You do not need to finalise your choice of specialisation until you begin third year. It is possible to move between MEng and BEng and this can be...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*)
Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission.

Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)
Applicants who achieve our Minimum entry requirements over S4 and S5 are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.

Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics*)
Applicants who meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria and who achieve good performance in Maths and one other subject may be made an adjusted offer of entry. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers maybe required in order to receive an offer of admission.

* These subjects can be either held at the time of application or be achieved during the appropriate admissions cycle.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may be made an offer of admission.

Minimum: BBC (Good performance required in Mathematics, plus at least one from Physics, Design & Technology, Engineering or Chemistry). Applicants who are predicted to achieve the Minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

Adjusted: BB (Good performance required in Mathematics)
Applicants who meet one or more Widening Participation criteria and who are predicted to achieve a good performance in Mathematics and one other subject may be made an Adjusted offer of entry.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

FOR CHEMICAL AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

Please note: for entry to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering an SQA Higher or GCE A Level or equivalent qualification in Chemistry is required for entry to year 1, in addition to the general Engineering requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: ABBB (Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science required*) Applicants who achieve the Standard entry requirements over S4 and S5 will be made either an unconditional or conditional offer of admission. Minimum: BBB (Good performance required in Mathematics and Physics*)

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of...

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