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2014 entry electrical engineering


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Presentation on electrical engineering for students interested in 2014 entry from University of Brighton open day June 2013.

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2014 entry electrical engineering

  1. 1. Why study electrical and electronic engineering (including Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications) at the University of Brighton? Dr Deshinder Singh Gill, Course Leader Dr Shaun Lee, Admissions Tutor
  2. 2. Highlights of the course at Brighton • Project–oriented, fun • Mix theory with practical work - learning by doing • Engaging with the course regularly with projects • Develop engineering skills for employment (Specification, planning, execution of the project, logbooks, working in groups, communicating..)
  3. 3. Highlights of the course at Brighton • All courses accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly Institution of Electrical Engineers - IEE) • MEng and BEng programmes • Flexible – can switch titles as late as the end of the second year • Good links with industry (sandwich placements, KTP programmes) • Influenced by research within the school
  4. 4. Innovative and relevant Academic centre of excellence for vehicle electronics research and training in the UK
  5. 5. Research rating • UK Government Research Assessment Exercise 70% of its research rated internationally excellent or world leading • Rank 13th out of 33 in the RAE 2008 results • Staff engaged with European and KTP projects in Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering topic areas. • Our high rating means that we can attract the best staff and can invest in excellent laboratory facilities. This benefits all of our activity from undergraduate and postgraduate teaching to research and knowledge transfer.
  6. 6. A leading professional university Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET formerly known as the Institution of Electrical Engineers, IEE)
  7. 7. Membership of professional body • Qualifying as either CEng or IEng is recognition of an engineer’s dedication to maintaining competence and committing to professional development. • CEng, MIET and IEng are the internationally recognised marks of a professional engineer. • Regional support networks including Young Member activity groups. • Technical development and management conferences and seminars with a network of technical and social contacts in the UK and overseas.
  8. 8. Career- focused Develop career from first year using eportfolio Optional paid placement year Graduate jobs in process control, flight simulation, railways, power generation plants and telecomms
  9. 9. Why go on industrial placement? • Students return to university from a year in the workplace with more confidence, maturity and self-discipline • Research conducted by ASET, a professional body that promotes work- based learning, found that students on sandwich courses were more likely to achieve a first or 2.1 than those on regular three-year degrees.• • Placement students were 4.6% more likely to gain a first 6% more likely to achieve a 2.1 than non-placement students.• • Sandwich degree undergraduates were also more likely to find full- time work after graduation.•
  10. 10. Placement companies Previously known as SEOS
  11. 11. Excellence in teaching and support Project-based learning approach Two Students’ Union Excellence Awards for Dr Gill: e-learning Teaching and ‘Mastermind’ of studentcentral
  12. 12. Tutoring scheme • Designed to support you throughout the year in all aspects of the course • Main aim is to make sure you have someone to talk to if you have any problems • Your tutor may also be able to help you with technical aspects of the course • In Year 1 and 2 your tutor will organise regular individual meetings • In year 3 your tutor is normally the project supervisor
  13. 13. Digital online tools: studentcentral: our virtual learning environment studentfolio: our virtual learning environment • The student intranet: studentcentral (Blackboard), is available anywhere, anytime, from any university site or over the internet. • Gives you a personalised homepage to help you manage your studies. • Special app for smartphones and tablets (iOS, Android). • Access to our new e-portfolio tool: studentfolio (Mahara). • Students have free access to Microsoft languages, MS Project and screen recording software. Access to: • Course material provided by teaching staff • Administrative information such as timetables • Personal course management data from our central database • The online library
  14. 14. Development of personal skills Courses place emphasis on • Communication (oral and written) • Working independently and within group • ICT • Applying technology • Creativity in design • Practical skills
  15. 15. Facilities fit for the future Electrical and mechanical engineering teaching laboratories
  16. 16. Facilities fit for the future Cockcroft building refurbishment: £26m investment will create improved state- of-the art learning and teaching facilities
  17. 17. Laboratories, workshops and CAD suites • Well equipped electrical and mechanical engineering teaching laboratories • Electronic laboratories have now been re-equipped with new equipment • Printed circuit board manufacturing facilities • Aircraft simulator room (car simulator room coming on line this year) • State of the art Design Suites (creativity centre) • Electrical Engineering Machines laboratory • Access to professional TV studios • Computer pool rooms (3rd & 4th floor Cockcroft, all of 2nd floor Watts)
  18. 18. Other major equipment • Rapid prototyping machine • 3D Laser scanner • CNC machines • A range of software (2D and 3D CAD/CAM, design) • Wind tunnels
  19. 19. Outstanding Locations Moulsecoomb campus South Downs National Park Good links to London and Europe
  20. 20. Living in Brighton & Hove Cinemas, theatres and the festival Excellent opportunities for part-time work
  21. 21. About our courses
  22. 22. • Digital Electronic, Computer and Communications BEng(Hons)/MEng • Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng(Hons)/MEng Available with integrated foundation year • Electronic Engineering BSc(Hons) Top-up year from Foundation Degree or HND) Our undergraduate courses
  23. 23. Integrated foundation year The one year integrated foundation year programme is available with BEng(Hons) courses to allow suitably qualified applicants with non standard qualifications to gain entry to these degree programmes. This may be useful if you are a mature student and have not studied for years. Modules studied include: Core Mathematics, Geometry , Engineering Mathematics, Core Science, Engineering Science, Engineering, Mechanics, Engineering Communications, Design Studies
  24. 24. Cert HE EFY FdEng 1 BEng 1 FdEng 2 BEng 2 BSc (Hons)BEng 3MEng 3 MEng 4 MSc FdEng BSc (Hons) BEng (Hons) MEng MSc PhD Dip HE MPhil MPhil PhD Fd Cert
  25. 25. • Digital Electronic, Computer and Communications Design, Digital Electronics, Computer Programming, Microcontrollers, Advanced Microcontrollers, VHDL, Communications and Digital Signal Processing. • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design, Electrical Power Generation and Machines, High Voltage Technology and applications, Analogue and Power Electronics, Computer Programming, Microcontrollers, Communications or Digital Signal Processing. Electrical engineering pathways
  26. 26. Stage 1 Educational Level 4 MEng / BEng(Hons) Modules common to all study pathways MEng / BEng Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications MEng / BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Stage 2 Educational Level 5 Stage 3 Educational Level 6 Stage 4 Educational Level 7 BEng(Hons) Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng Digital Electronics, Computin g and Communications MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Cert HE Dip HE BEng (Hons) MEng Entry Point Entry Point Entry Point Progression BEng(Hons) to MEng Industrial Placement: optional for all pathways
  27. 27. Aims of BEng(Hons) courses • To provide a broad engineering educational base with an emphasis on core electrical and electronic engineering subjects (control, analogue and digital electronics, electrical machines, power electronics, computer programming, VHDL, microcontrollers, high voltage technology, data and broadcast communications, digital signal processing, engineering management and design) which graduates can use to build careers in industry, research, education or the service sector. • To integrate the use of analytical tools and the application of practical skills through design exercises, case studies and projects. • To develop students skills to utilise the latest technologies including computer based tools for design, modeling and simulation.
  28. 28. Aims of MEng courses All the aims of the BEng course To provide a MEng programme that fulfils the educational requirement for Chartered Engineer status. To prepare graduates for high level careers in industry, research, consultancy or the service sector by developing student’s versatility and depth of understanding enabling them to deal with new problems in different areas of engineering, provide technical and managerial leadership and implement changes in technology.
  29. 29. Modules and assessment • Modules mix of 10 and 20 credits • 120 credits per year • For BEng(Hons) you need 360 credits • For MEng you need 480 credits • Examinations and coursework in most modules
  30. 30. Modules in a degree programme • A degree programme in the UK requires a student to study 120 CATS per year of study. • Usual definition • 10 CATS = 10 hours of study per week over 15 weeks of study • Our programme specifies study over 30 weeks • Assessment comprise a combination of examinations and coursework, with the examinations held at the end of the semester or year. Most modules are taught over two semesters.
  31. 31. Year 1 / Level 4 subjects * Engineering Concepts (20) (applications of electronic and mechanical engineering, developing career-building skills, communications skills) Technology Projects (20) (Power, Digital) 120CATS week 1 week 30 * Mathematics (20) (now in collaboration with Pearson with a new online support facility) Analogue Electronics (20) (includes problem based approach) Digital Electronics (20) (includes Project) * Taught jointly with Mechanical engineering students Electrical Engineering I (10) Electronic Computer Aided Engineering (10)
  32. 32. Year 2 / Level 5 subjects * Engineering Design, Innovation and Management (20) (includes practical projects such as Pasta Bridges, design for globalisation issues, Robot Wars) Computer Programming (20) 120CATS * Mathematics and Control (20) Analogue Electronics (includes projects and labs) (10) Microcontrollers & Data Communications (20) (includes several projects) * Taught jointly with Mechanical Engineering students Electrical Engineering II (10) Programmable Logic with VHDL (10) week 1 week 30 Radio & Navigation Systems * (includes projects and labs) (10)
  33. 33. Digital Electronics, Computing & Communications BEng(Hons) Final year / Level 6 subjects Digital Signal Processing (20) Communications (20) (DTV, internet protocols, mobile comms) 120CATS week 1 week 30 * Product Innovation and Development (20) Individual Project (40) Microprocessor Systems Design (20) * Taught jointly with Mechanical engineering students
  34. 34. Digital Electronics, Computing & Communications MEng Third year / Level 6 subjects Digital Signal Processing (20) Communications (20) 120CATS week 1 week 30 * Product Innovation and Development (20) Individual Project (40) Integrating Case Study (20) * Taught jointly with Mechanical engineering students
  35. 35. Digital Electronics, Computing & Communications MEng Final year / Level 7 (Masters) • Interdisciplinary Major Team Project • Operations Management for Logistics • Automotive Control Systems • Automotive Communication Systems • Embedded Processor Systems • Engine Control Unit Design
  36. 36. Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng(Hons) Final year / Level 6 subjects Digital Signal Processing (20) or Communications (20) Electronics (20) 120CATS week 1 week 30 * Product Innovation and Development (20) Individual Project (40) High Voltage Power, Distribution & Utilisation (20) * Taught jointly with Mechanical Engineering students
  37. 37. Electrical & Electronic Engineering MEng Third year / Level 6 High Voltage Power, Distribution and Utilisation (20) Electronics (20) 120CATS week 1 week 30 * Product Innovation and Development (20) Individual Project (40) Integrating Case Study (20) * Taught jointly with Mechanical engineering students
  38. 38. Electrical & Electronic Engineering MEng Final year / Level 7 (Masters) • Interdisciplinary Major Team Project • Operations Management for Logistics • Automotive Control Systems • Automotive Communication Systems • Sensors and Interfacing • Power Electronics and Actuators
  39. 39. • Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng(Hons): BBB MEng: ABB • Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications BEng(Hons): ABB MEng: AAB …including Maths and a Physical science. • To either remain on the MEng or transfer from the BEng, students need to obtain at least 60% at the end of the second year (Level 5). Entry requirements
  40. 40. • Apply through UCAS • 15 January 2013: closing date for UK and other EU applicants • 30 June 2013: closing date for international applicants • Conditions of our offer communicated through UCAS • School open days • August 2013: confirmation Admissions process
  41. 41. Our postgraduate courses In the division of engineering and product design: • Automotive Electronic Engineering MSc • Automotive Engineering MSc • Product Innovation and Development MSc
  42. 42. Practical nature • Our courses were designed to be project oriented. • Students are required to have their own toolkit. • Students can therefore continue with most of their practical work in their own time, thus facilitating the learning process. • The remaining slides are pictures taken of students working on actual projects held in the induction week and the first 5 weeks of the course in the first year.
  43. 43. Recommended Toolkit Soldering Iron Tuning Tool Soldering Iron Stand Wire Strippers Side Cutters Adjustable Spanner Snipe Nose Pliers I.C Insertion tool Stripboard Cutter I.C. Earthing strap ‘Solder Sucker’ Dusting brush Tweezers – Angle and Claw Tool Case 'Protobloc 2' Project Board Multimeter Screwdrivers – Flat (Small and Medium) Screwdriver – Philips (Small and Medium) Screwdriver – Socket Head (Small and Medium) Screwdriver – Torx Head (Small and Medium) As this is a practically oriented course, students are expected to have a toolkit with them for all practical sessions. Use of the labs is encouraged outside the timetabled sessions. The following is the list of tools within the toolkit that students can buy from us (students can use their own) at a subsidised cost (£35) – now includes a good quality multi-meter with capacitance and temperature measuring capabilities) (school contributes a significant portion to the cost)
  44. 44. The Toolkit with Digital Multimeter, subsidised by the school.
  45. 45. Induction week - first year A signal generator kit was given as an exercise in the induction week. Other activities in the induction week include the design, build, test and performance of mini-wireless robots called antweights.
  46. 46. First year - Power supply This is an example of what the first year students so as a six week project in the first term
  47. 47. Engineering Applications projects and the logbook Students are encouraged to keep a record of their work in the laboratory and outside timetabled time in their logbook. This is to encourage the students to develop engineering skills which will stay with them for life and help them secure good jobs on graduating.
  48. 48. Another example of what our students have done in the first year - Cross-over assignment In this project, students had to analyse the impedance variations of the loudspeaker so as to help them specify, design, build and test passive and active cross-over filters.
  49. 49. • Learning and developing engineering skills from day one • Nearly all modules are a blend of theory and practice which motivates and aids learning • Blend of specialism and general electrical and electronic engineering • Flexibility to change degree titles at end of year 2 • Can transfer to MEng at the end of second year if overall average is > 60% • Links with industry • And the Brighton factor! Why study at Brighton?
  50. 50. Enjoy your visit 01273 642455