The course

UCAS code
H600
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

Provides a broad-based education in electrical and electronic engineering. During the first three Levels students study topics from low current electronics to high power systems. In Level 4 students can choose from a set of specialism courses to complement their thesis topic selection.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Circuit Theory, Digital Design, Mathematics, Computer Programming and Electronic Design form the core subjects. In addition, students choose an elective option from a list that includes Mechanics and Physics.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:37%
  • Independent study:63%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:63%
  • Practical:4%
  • Coursework:33%
Year 2

Further study of Electronic Design, Digital Design, Embedded Programming and Mathematics is complemented by introductions to Signals and Electromechanical Systems supported by appropriate lab and project work.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:36%
  • Independent study:64%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:62%
  • Practical:2%
  • Coursework:36%
Year 3

Emphasis turns to design synthesis. Subjects include Energy Systems, Analogue Electronics, Electromagnetics, Physical Electronics and Communications. A quarter of the year is spent working on a large team-based project, incorporating Digital and Software Design, Mechanics and Management.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:35%
  • Independent study:65%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:52%
  • Practical:17%
  • Coursework:31%
Year 4

Students work on an individual Honours project and select taught topics from a list that includes Embedded Systems, Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, Communications, Image Processing, RF Communications, Analogue Electronics and Microwave Techniques.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:21%
  • Independent study:79%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:49%
  • Practical:8%
  • Coursework:43%

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