Electronic and Computer Systems (top-up, non-accredited) (BEng (Hons))

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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
1 Years

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About Electronic and Computer Systems (top-up, non-accredited) at University of Kent

Electronics-based products play a vital role in our daily lives, from the sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in modern hospitals to leading-edge fibre optic communications. Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are advancing at an ever-increasing pace. At Kent, we offer degree programmes teaching state-of-the-art technology, which means our graduates can work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering. Our degree programme You study the principles and methodology of electronic and communications engineering and gain specialist skills in hardware and software. Subjects covered include electronic circuit and system design, embedded systems design and control engineering. Our teaching is research-led so you get to know about the latest cutting-edge technologies, and this one-year programme combines theory with vitally important practical and project work – the chance to turn ideas into real systems. Study resources We provide first-class facilities to support your studies, including: 120-seat multi-purpose engineering laboratoryfour air-conditioned computer suites housing around 150 high-end computersCAD and development softwarePCB and surface-mount facilitiesan anechoic chambermechanical workshop staffed with skilled mechanical engineers. Kent School of Engineering and Digital Arts is undergoing a £3 million redevelopment and modernisation which is due for completion in July 2020. You gain state-of-the-art engineering and design facilities which include a virtual reality suite a production studio (including photography, video and green screen facilities) a large teaching and design studio engineering workshop and fabrication facilities a dedicated makerspace.  Extra activities There are many ways to get involved in School life. You could become a student representative, giving students a voice on School committees or become a student ambassador and work with us in secondary schools to promote engineering and technology. We also host events where you can meet industry experts and former students. In addition, you can take part in student-led societies including: TinkerSoc – a society that embraces all forms of technology, where you build, hack and make things. Professional networks The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our courses.

Teaching includes practical work in conventional laboratory experiments or projects, lecture modules and examples classes, which develop your problem-solving skills, and staff hold regular ‘surgeries’ where you can discuss any questions you have. Practical work is carried out in air-conditioned laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding IT infrastructure.

Stage 3 modules, with the exception of the final year project, are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. The programme includes project work to replicate industrial practice and develop skills to maximise employability.

Knowledge and understanding

You gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the mathematical principles relevant to electronic and communications engineering
  • scientific principles and methodology required in electronic and communications engineering
  • advanced concepts of analogue and digital circuits and systems, telecommunications and instrumentation
  • the value of intellectual property and contractual issues
  • business and management techniques that may be used to achieve engineering objectives
  • the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in electronic engineering
  • current manufacturing practice with particular emphasis on product safety and Electromagnetic Compatiility (EMC) standards and directives
  • characteristics of materials, equipment, processes and products
  • codes of practice, industry standards and quality issues
  • contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied.

Intellectual Skills

You gain the following intellectual abilities:

  • analysis and solution of problems in electronic engineering using relevant mathematical methods
  • apply and integrate knowledge and understanding of other engineering disciplines to support the study of electronic engineering
  • deploy engineering principles and apply them to the analysis of key electronic engineering processes
  • identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques
  • apply and understand a systems approach to electronic engineering problems
  • investigate and define a problem and identify constraints including cost drivers, economic, environmental, health and safety and risk assessment issues
  • use creativity to establish innovative, aesthetic solutions while understanding customer and user needs, ensuring fitness for purpose of all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • demonstrate the economic and environmental context of an engineering solution.

Subject-specific skills

You gain subject-specific skills in the following:

  • use of mathematical techniques to analyse problems in electronic engineering
  • the ability to work in an engineering laboratory environment and use a wide range of electronic equipment, workshop equipment and computer aided design (CAD) tools for the practical realisation of electronic circuits
  • the ability to work with technical uncertainty
  • apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to electronic engineering to solve engineering problems
  • design electronic circuits or systems to fulfil a product specification and devise tests to appraise performance
  • awareness of the nature of intellectual property and contractual issues and an understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards
  • the ability to use technical literature and other information sources and apply it to a design
  • apply management techniques to the planning, resource allocation and execution of a design project and evaluate outcomes
  • prepare technical reports and presentations.

Transferable skills

You gain transferable skills in the following:

  • the ability to generate, analyse, present and interpret data
  • use of Information and Communications Technology
  • personal and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • communication by various means: written, verbal and visual
  • to learn effectively for the purpose of continuing professional development
  • critical thinking, reasoning and reflection
  • the ability to manage time and resources within an individual project and a group project.

The programme aims to:

  • enable students who have gained 240 credits on equivalent modules to those on our Stage 1 and 2 Electronic and Communications Engineering programme to obtain a top-up to a full BEng honours degree
  • educate students to become engineers, well equipped for professional careers in development, research and production in industry and universities and who are well prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing subject
  • produce professional engineers with specialist skills in hardware and software
  • provide academic guidance and welfare support for students
  • create an atmosphere of co-operation and partnership between staff and students, and provide an environment where students can develop their potential.

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