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  • 1. School of Engineering and Design BRUNEL UNIVERSITY BRUNEL UNIVERSITY School of Engineering and Design School of Engineering and Design Electronic and Computer Engineering Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • 2. School of Engineering and DesignElectronic and Computer Engineering • Prof. Abdul H. Sadka (Head of Subject Area) • D I D Dr. Ian Dear (Deputy Head – T ht P (D t H d Taught Programmes) ) • Dr. Peter Turner (Director of UG Studies / Work  Placement Tutor) • Dr. David Smith (UG Admissions Tutor)  sed ug admissions@brunel ac uk 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 Electronics Courses  Computer Systems Engineering Courses  Modules • MEng Programmes • Teaching and Learning  NSS Results NSS Results • Sandwich Courses
  • 5. School of Engineering and Design ECE UG Programmes Three main UG teaching areas: • El t i E i Electronic Engineering i  BEng and MEng programmes • Computer Systems Engineering  BEng and MEng programmes • Digital Media  BSc programmes BSc programmes
  • 6. School of Engineering and Design UG Degree Programmes • Electronic programmes:  MEng Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy  Systems   BEng/MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering   BEng/MEng Electronic and Communications  Engineering   E i i  BEng/MEng Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • 7. School of Engineering and Design UG Degree Programmes  • Computer and Multimedia Communications  programmes:  BEng/MEng Computer Systems Engineering   BE C BEng Computer Systems Engineering (Networks)  t S t E i i (N t k)  BEng Computer Systems Engineering (Software)
  • 8. School of Engineering and Design Vertical Themes in ECE  Electrical Engineering  Computer Architecture  Electronics  Computing/Software Computing/Software   Control Systems Engineering  Telecommunications Telecommunications   Media Technology and  ed a ec o ogy a d  Signal Processing Enterprise  Mobile and Wireless Mobile and Wireless   Multimedia Communication  Systems  Management  Data Networks Data Networks  Skills  Digital Systems (VLSI)
  • 9. School of Engineering and Design Overlaps E&EE E&CommE E&CompE CSE MEng Level Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 1
  • 10. School of Engineering and Design Electronics BEng Courses • BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering • BE El t i BEng Electronic and Communications Engineering  dC i ti E i i • BEng Electronic and Computer Engineering  Broad based courses which aim to produce well rounded electronic  engineers with high levels of analytical and engineering design skills engineers with high levels of analytical and engineering design skills Common first year grounding in all electronic engineering disciplines,  with increasing content of either electrical, communications or  computer engineering in years 2 and 3
  • 11. School of Engineering and Design Computer Systems BEng Courses • BEng Computer Systems EngineeringThe aim of the course is to provide professional engineers who have the  required skills to design the next generation of computer systems The four main course themes are: By selecting suitable final year modules and a  Programming and Software Engineering relevant project, students may elect to  Computer Architecture and Systems graduate with one of the specialist degrees: Data Communications Computer Systems Engineering (Networks) Digital and Electronic Systems Design Computer Systems Engineering (Software)
  • 12. School of Engineering and Design Level 1 BEng Courses Common Digital Systems and Microprocessors g y p Programming and System Design g g y Engineering Laboratory and Skills Electronic Engineering Computer Systems Engineering Electronic Engineering Mathematics  Computer Engineering Mathematics  Devices and Circuits Scripting and Web Applications Engineering Science, Systems and Society Internet and Web Technologies
  • 13. School of Engineering and Design Level 2 BEng Courses Common Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering Engineering Group Design Project Engineering Group Design Project Management E&EE  E&CommE E&CompE CSE– Electronic Systems – Electronic Systems – Electronic systems  – Data Networks, – Signals and Systems – Signals and Systems – Signals and Systems Services and Security– Communications – Communications – Computer  Architecture  – Multimedia Content  and Interfacing Analysis and Delivery   Analysis and Delivery– Electrical Engineering  – Computer  Architecture  and Sustainability and Interfacing – Object‐Oriented Systems  – Computer Architecture  and Programming and Interfacing – Object‐Oriented Object Oriented  Systems and  Programming
  • 14. School of Engineering and Design Level 3 BEng Courses All 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 SystemsControl Systems   Digital Communication Systems  coreMultimedia Digital Signal Processing   Advanced Digital Systems g y   core Renewable Energy Systems Software Engineering and Technology  Distributed Systems and Computing  coreE‐Business SystemsE Business Systems Network Design and Advanced Data Security e‐Systems Development 
  • 15. School of Engineering and Design MEng and BEng (Hons) The MEng has:  A more wide ranging group project with an industrial A more wide‐ranging group project with an industrial  and/or commercial involvement  An increased depth and range of specialist An increased depth and range of specialist  understanding and knowledge A b d A broader understanding of leadership, social and  d t di f l d hi i l d business awareness  A id A wider awareness of risk, environmental, health and  f ik i t l h lth d safety, and regulatory issues
  • 16. School of Engineering and Design MEng Programmes • Aim to produce graduates equipped to play leading  roles in related industries  roles in related industries • First 2 years follow the BEng programmes  • Third year similar to BEng but with 1 or 2 specialised  modules (programme specific) • All MEng programmes have a related BEng  programme Students may change during 1st year or at the end of year 2 if they meet  the entry criteria
  • 17. School of Engineering and Design MEng Programmes • Final year  Specialised technical modules Specialised technical modules                                      (from MSc programmes)  Interdisciplinary group project Interdisciplinary group project  (work with MEng Mechanical Engineering students)  Innovation, Business, and Enterprise  Research Methods and Ethics
  • 18. School of Engineering and Design MEng Electrical Engineering with  Renewable Energy Systems Rene able Energ S stems Level 3  MEng LevelCore Core– Major Individual Project and Project Management Major Individual Project and Project Management – Major Group Project Major Group Project– Advanced Devices and Electronic Systems Design – Innovation, Business and Enterprise for Engineers– Control Systems Options (choose 4)– Power Electronics and Systems Power Electronics and Systems – Energy Economics and Power Energy Economics and Power– Renewable Energy in Power Systems – Power Electronics and FACTS – Power System Stability and Control – Sustainable Power Generation Sustainable Power Generation – Power System Analysis and Security – Power System Operation and Management
  • 19. School of Engineering and Design Teaching and Learning • Our goal is to develop problem solving and  independent learning skills independent learning skills
  • 20. School of Engineering and Design Teaching and Learning • Helping Students to take responsibility over their  own learning: own learning:  Student‐Centred RRange of Teaching and Learning Methods f T hi dL i M th d  Peer group learning  Range of Assessment Methods  u‐link (web based learning support)  Range of Support Systems (pastoral and academic)
  • 21. School of Engineering and Design Teaching and Learning • Pastoral and academic support:  Administrative and School Office Staff (Pastoral) Administrative and School Office Staff (Pastoral)  Personal Tutor  Module Academic Tutorial leader  Module leaders/lecturers  Level Co‐ordinator  Course/Programme Director g  Senior Tutor
  • 22. School of Engineering and Design Teaching and Learning • Pastoral and academic support:  Work Placement Tutor 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 y pp
  • 23. School of Engineering and Design Induction Week Egg Race
  • 24. School of Engineering and Design Level 1 Multidisciplinary Project
  • 25. School of Engineering and Design National Student Survey 2011 • Overall satisfaction score of 4.4 (out of 5) • Improvements on all categories: Improvements on all categories:  4.1 Teaching  3.9 Assessment and Feedback  4.1 Academic Support  4.1 Organisation and Management   4.5 Learning Resources  4.1 Personal Development • T Top quartile of universities for Electronic Engineering il f i i i f El i E i i  13th out of 60 universities
  • 26. School of Engineering and Design Modes of Study • BEng/MEng Full‐Time (3/4 Years) • Thi k S d i h (+1 Thick Sandwich (+1 year in industry after year 2) i i d t ft 2) • Sandwich Courses provide many benefits:  Professional development  Personal development  Enhanced employment prospects  Improved academic performance Improved academic performance  Financial support (paid placements)
  • 27. School of Engineering and Design Sandwich Courses • Brunel has a long history and reputation for  promoting sandwich courses promoting sandwich courses • Professional team to help you find a placement  company: company  We cannot guarantee a placement  Nearly all students that make an effort do get a  placement
  • 28. School of Engineering and Design Sandwich Courses • The University monitors training periods:  It is an assessed part of the course It is an assessed part of the course  Tutor visits • Placement learning counts towards the degree  classification
  • 29. School of Engineering and Design Placement Salary Survey 2009 • How a Work Placement Can Pay for Your Degree: Minimum £ Maximum £ Average £ Gross per  Gross Annual  Gross per  Gross Annual  Gross per  Gross Annual  Week Equivalent Week Equivalent Week Equivalent 240 12,000 356 18,316 275 15,520 NOTE:  Extreme salaries have been disregarded
  • 30. School of Engineering and Design Placement Companies  Intel  Siemens  ARM  O2  Renesas Technology Europe  Visteon  Hasbro UK Ltd  GlaxoSmithKline  Research in Motion  BAE Systems  Novatel Wireless  Fujitsu Microelectronics  Ultra Electronics Ultra Electronics  National Grid N ti l G id  Mitsubishi  Microsoft  Qualcomm  3M UK Plc  Xerox  Coca Cola Enterprises Coca‐Cola Enterprises  Motorola  BMW  Vauxhall Motors  Dolby Laboratories  Symantec  IBM  Agilent Technologies  BP  Corus Group  Goldman Sachs  Cisco/Nortel  Accenture
  • 31. School of Engineering and Design Placement Experiences Osman Assenay placement at Intel Patrick Diai placement at General Motors
  • 32. School of Engineering and Design Why 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 ll l  We develop student’s learning abilities  Interdisciplinary problem solving 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 Design Thank you  Thank you for coming for coming