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Applicant Day Course Talk - Electronic and Computer Engineering 2013

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  • 1. School of Engineering and DesignBRUNEL UNIVERSITYSchool of Engineering and DesignElectronic and Computer Engineering
  • 2. School of Engineering and DesignElectronic and Computer Engineering• Dr. Ian Dear (Acting Head of Subject Area)• Dr. Ian Dear (Deputy Head – Taught Programmes)• Dr. Tatiana Kalganova (Work Placement Tutor)• Dr. David Smith (UG Admissions Tutor)sed.ug.admissions@brunel.ac.uk
  • 3. School of Engineering and Design
  • 4. School of Engineering and DesignElectronic and Computer Engineering• Undergraduate Degree ProgrammesElectronics CoursesComputer Systems Engineering CoursesModules• MEng Programmes• Teaching and LearningNSS Results• Sandwich Courses
  • 5. School of Engineering and DesignECE UG ProgrammesThree main UG teaching areas:• Electronic EngineeringBEng and MEng programmes• Computer Systems EngineeringBEng and MEng programmes• Digital MediaBSc programmes
  • 6. School of Engineering and DesignUG Degree Programmes• Electronic programmes:MEng Electrical Engineering with Renewable EnergySystemsBEng/MEng Electronic and Electrical EngineeringBEng/MEng Electronic and CommunicationsEngineeringBEng/MEng Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • 7. School of Engineering and DesignUG Degree Programmes• Computer and Multimedia Communicationsprogrammes:BEng/MEng Computer Systems EngineeringBEng Computer Systems Engineering (Networks)BEng Computer Systems Engineering (Software)
  • 8. School of Engineering and DesignVertical Themes in ECE Electrical Engineering Electronics Control Systems Telecommunications Signal Processing Mobile and WirelessSystems Data Networks Digital Systems (VLSI) Computer Architecture Computing/SoftwareEngineering Media Technology andEnterprise Multimedia Communication Management Skills
  • 9. School of Engineering and DesignOverlapsLevel 1Level 2Level 3E&EE E&CompE CSEMEng LevelE&CommE
  • 10. School of Engineering and DesignElectronics BEng CoursesBroad based courses which aim to produce well rounded electronicengineers with high levels of analytical and engineering design skillsCommon first year grounding in all electronic engineering disciplines,with increasing content of either electrical, communications orcomputer engineering in years 2 and 3• BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering• BEng Electronic and Communications Engineering• BEng Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • 11. School of Engineering and DesignThe aim of the course is to provide professional engineers who have therequired skills to design the next generation of computer systemsComputer Systems BEng Courses• BEng Computer Systems EngineeringThe four main course themes are:Programming and Software EngineeringComputer Architecture and SystemsData CommunicationsDigital and Electronic Systems DesignBy selecting suitable final year modules and arelevant project, students may elect tograduate with one of the specialist degrees:Computer Systems Engineering (Networks)Computer Systems Engineering (Software)
  • 12. School of Engineering and DesignCommonDigital Systems and MicroprocessorsProblem Solving and ProgrammingEngineering Laboratory and SkillsElectronic EngineeringElectronic Engineering MathematicsDevices and CircuitsEngineering Science, Systems and SocietyComputer Systems EngineeringComputer Engineering MathematicsScripting and Web ApplicationsInternet and Web TechnologiesLevel 1 BEng Courses
  • 13. School of Engineering and DesignCommonDigital Systems Design and Reliability EngineeringEngineering Group Design ProjectManagementE&EE– Electronic Systems– Signals and Systems– Communications– Electrical Engineeringand SustainabilityE&CommE– Electronic Systems– Signals and Systems– Communications– Computer Architectureand InterfacingE&CompE– Electronic systems– Signals and Systems– Computer Architectureand Interfacing– Object-Oriented Systemsand ProgrammingCSE– Data Networks,Services and Security– Multimedia ContentAnalysis and Delivery– Computer Architectureand Interfacing– Object-OrientedSystems andProgrammingLevel 2 BEng Courses
  • 14. School of Engineering and DesignAll courses involve a relevant Individual Design ProjectModules – select 4 from: E&EE E&CommE E&CompE CSEAdvanced Electronics core core coreDesign of Intelligent Systems    Power Electronics and Systems Control Systems   Digital Communication Systems  coreMultimedia Digital Signal Processing   Advanced Digital Systems   core Renewable Energy Systems Software Engineering and Technology  Distributed Systems and Computing  coreE-Business Systems Network Design and Advanced Data Security e-Systems Development Level 3 BEng Courses
  • 15. School of Engineering and DesignMEng and BEng (Hons)The MEng has:A more wide-ranging group project with an industrialand/or commercial involvementAn increased depth and range of specialistunderstanding and knowledgeA broader understanding of leadership, social andbusiness awarenessA wider awareness of risk, environmental, health andsafety, and regulatory issues
  • 16. School of Engineering and DesignMEng Programmes• Aim to produce graduates equipped to play leadingroles in related industries• First 2 years follow the BEng programmes• Third year similar to BEng but with 1 or 2 specialisedmodules (programme specific)• All MEng programmes have a related BEngprogrammeStudents may change during 1st year or at the end of year 2 if they meetthe entry criteria
  • 17. School of Engineering and DesignMEng Programmes• Final yearSpecialised technical modules(from MSc programmes)Interdisciplinary group project(work with MEng Mechanical Engineering students)Innovation, Business, and EnterpriseResearch Methods and Ethics
  • 18. School of Engineering and DesignMEng Electrical Engineering withRenewable Energy SystemsLevel 3Core– Major Individual Project and Project Management– Advanced Devices and Electronic Systems Design– Control Systems– Power Electronics and Systems– Renewable Energy in Power SystemsMEng LevelCore– Major Group Project– Innovation, Business and Enterprise for EngineersOptions (choose 4)– Energy Economics and Power– Power Electronics and FACTS– Power System Stability and Control– Sustainable Power Generation– Power System Analysis and Security– Power System Operation and Management
  • 19. School of Engineering and DesignTeaching and Learning• Our goal is to develop problem solving andindependent learning skills
  • 20. School of Engineering and DesignTeaching and Learning• Helping Students to take responsibility over theirown learning:Student-CentredRange of Teaching and Learning MethodsPeer group learningRange of Assessment MethodsBlackboard Learn (web based learning support)Range of Support Systems (pastoral and academic)
  • 21. School of Engineering and DesignTeaching and Learning• Pastoral and academic support:Administrative and School Office Staff (Pastoral)Personal TutorModule Academic Tutorial leaderModule leaders/lecturersLevel Co-ordinatorCourse/Programme DirectorSenior Tutor
  • 22. School of Engineering and DesignTeaching and Learning• Pastoral and academic support:Work Placement TutorWork Placement Visiting TutorDeputy Head of Subject Area (Taught Programmes)Head of Subject AreaUG Electronics SocietyUniversity and Student Union Support network
  • 23. School of Engineering and DesignInduction Week Egg Race
  • 24. School of Engineering and DesignLevel 1 Multidisciplinary Project
  • 25. School of Engineering and DesignNational Student Survey 2012• Overall satisfaction score of 4.5 (out of 5)• Improvements in all categories:4.3 Teaching4.2 Assessment and Feedback4.4 Academic Support4.2 Organisation and Management4.6 Learning Resources4.3 Personal Development
  • 26. School of Engineering and DesignModes of Study• BEng/MEng Full-Time (3/4 Years)• Thick Sandwich (+1 year in industry after year 2)• Sandwich Courses provide many benefits:Professional developmentPersonal developmentEnhanced employment prospectsImproved academic performanceFinancial support (paid placements)
  • 27. School of Engineering and DesignSandwich Courses• Brunel has a long history and reputation forpromoting sandwich courses• Professional team to help you find a placementcompany:We cannot guarantee a placementNearly all students that make an effort do get aplacement
  • 28. School of Engineering and DesignSandwich Courses• The University monitors training periods:It is an assessed part of the courseTutor visits• Placement learning counts towards the degreeclassification
  • 29. School of Engineering and DesignMinimum £ Maximum £ Average £Gross perWeekGross AnnualEquivalentGross perWeekGross AnnualEquivalentGross perWeekGross AnnualEquivalent222 11,586 444 23,100 306 15,940Placement Salary Survey 2012• How a Work Placement Can Pay for Your Degree:
  • 30. School of Engineering and DesignPlacement Companies Intel ARM Renesas Technology Europe Hasbro UK Ltd Research in Motion Novatel Wireless Ultra Electronics Mitsubishi Qualcomm Xerox Motorola Vauxhall Motors Symantec Agilent Technologies Corus Group Cisco/Nortel Siemens O2 Visteon GlaxoSmithKline BAE Systems Fujitsu Microelectronics National Grid Microsoft 3M UK Plc Coca-Cola Enterprises BMW Dolby Laboratories IBM BP Goldman Sachs Accenture
  • 31. School of Engineering and DesignPlacement ExperiencesOsman Assenay placement at Intel Patrick Diai placement at General Motors
  • 32. School of Engineering and DesignWhy Engineering at Brunel? Professional Accreditation Excellent international reputation Full portfolio of traditional and modern engineering programmes Flexible programmes and modes of study Excellent placement opportunities We develop student’s learning abilities Interdisciplinary problem solving Subject area has excellent and improving NSS scores Active research focused staff All engineering areas have intensive research activities Strong PG taught and research programmes
  • 33. School of Engineering and DesignThank you for coming