The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electronics and communications engineering recognised in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the course will:
· address industry’s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of electronics and communications engineering, and apply them to the analysis and synthesis of products and systems
· enable students to pursue professional careers in the electronics or communications engineering field at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook
· furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of electrical engineering, electronics, and telecommunications, enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate approach to solve engineering problems
· engender a top-down, systems approach to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of engineering products and systems.
· provide a broadly based education in electrical engineering, electronics, communications engineering and design allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within the engineering field.
The Department of Engineering and Technology specialises in the integration of the mechanical engineering and electrical/electronic engineering disciplines. The BEng Electronics and Communications Engineering course reflects this emphasis and, in addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core subject, students also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.
The field of information systems, supported by electronics and communications, is extensive and services a rapidly expanding market. Graduates from this course will find many opportunities for well-paid jobs such as designing communication networks, managing networks, or developing novel electronic systems. The multidisciplinary nature of the electronics and communications engineering subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industries, from consumer goods design and manufacture to large process control plants, and of course the telecommunications sector.
The course enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within a relatively short time.
Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the Department.
The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in nontechnical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. design and synthesise electronic and telecommunications products, systems, and processes, and demonstrate an innovative approach to design realisation
2. evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, drawn from a broad-based knowledge of electronics, electrical engineering, communications engineering and cognate engineering disciplines
3. select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of electronics and communications engineering systems
4. contribute to teamwork effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues
5. select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results
6. relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable electronics-based products and Systems
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has accredited the Electronics and Communications Engineering course.
Courses delivered in part-time (day-release) mode are accredited to the same level as the full-time courses, providing all students with equal recognition.
The IET state that an IET accredited course is “…a mark of quality…”. It is this mark of qualitythat confirms a graduate from this course possesses knowledge to a level that is recognised globally by the engineering and technology community. This provides a sound basis from which to develop a career, and progress to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Any professional accreditation will be done by means of the Washington Accord.
BEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering
All applicants should possess:
GCSEs (or equivalent) in Mathematics, English, and a technology or science-based subject at grade C or above
A-levels (or equivalent) in Mathematics and either a technology or science-based subject.
First year entry to the BEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering course requires applicants to:
possess tariff points in the range 160 to 240, with AS (or equivalent) qualifications counted where appropriate
have successfully completed the Technology Foundation Year.
Direct entry into the second year (level 5) of the BEng course may be considered for applicants possessing an appropriate HNC/HND or equivalent qualification.
Transfer from the BEng to the MEng course is under the discretion of the course leader. The minimum academic achievement for transfer from BEng to MEng is the equivalent of a lower second class honours degree.
International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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