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Electronic Engineering (Integrated master's) MEng (Hons)

Studying Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) will give you the skills and abilities to become a professional Engineer. The difference between the MEng and the BEng route is that as well as specialising in more advanced topics, you will fully meet the AHEP3 academic requirements for professional registration at the Chartered Engineer level.

Overview

 

 

Electronic Engineering puts you at the forefront of advanced systems that contribute to developing the way in which we live and the technology that is around us.

Reasons to study Electronic Engineering (Integrated master's) at De Montfort University:

      • Enhance your employability further with an integrated master’s|
        this course can be studied as a three year BEng (Hons) or a four year MEng (Hons) degree, allowing you to continue your study with a number of modules at master’s level in year four, to further develop your skills and enhance your employability
      • Enhance your employability further with an integrated master’s
        this course can be studied as a three year BEng (Hons) or a four year MEng (Hons) degree, allowing you to continue your study with a number of modules at master’s level in year four, to further develop your skills and enhance your employability
      • 100% graduate employability
        of our Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) graduates were in work or further study within six months of graduating*, earning an average salary of £23,500 and securing jobs at companies such as The Railway Engineering Company, Atkins Global and ESG
      • Develop your practical and professional skills further                                                  dedicated student group DMU Racing challenges our students to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then tested around the famous Silverstone Circuit at the national Formula Student competition
      • Get involved in the DMU Electronics Club                                                         
        gain experience in further practical electronics, in a structured social and educational club for students from across the faculty
      • Experienced academic staff
        help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career
      • Dedicated industry-standard facilities                                                                 including state-of-the-art experimental equipment, a CAD design suite, a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage and a digital design suite
      • Dedicated work placements
        enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent placements undertaken at Cummins, Airbus and GE Druck

we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.

we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.

This practically focused programme, supported by rigorous theoretical content, stresses the links between theory and practice, and provides a broad base, comprising of specialist modules in the final year which focus on various areas of electronic engineering.

 

 

“Each module is well explained and easy to understand, and I learned a lot

of ways to fix issues I faced. It will help me in future as I will have the

knowledge and technical skills necessary for a career in Electronics.”

Vaibhav Harsad,

Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

 

Please note: From 2017 entry, this programme will be run as Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons). Please see our Electronic Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) page for more information.

*The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2013/14

 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: H936

Duration: Four years full-time, five years with placement, six to eight years part-time (depending on level of entry)

Fees and funding: £9,000

EU Students: Find out about student loan information, the LoveEU bundle and scholarships for 2016.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: H936

Duration: Four years full-time, five years with placement, six to eight years part-time (depending on level of entry)

Fees and funding: £12,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal.

Entry criteria

2016 Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 300 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DDM or
  • Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course.
    • Access to HE Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Science and Mathematics
    • Physics and Engineering
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details.
  • English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ points with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

2017 Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 120 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DDM or
  • Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course.
    • Access to HE Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Science and Mathematics
    • Physics and Engineering
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details.
  • English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 30+ points with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Portfolio Required : No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Work experience and placements 

 

 

First year

Core modules:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Principles of Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • CAD and Programming

Second year

Core modules:

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Electromagnetism
  • Applied Electronics
  • Project Management
  • Embedded Systems

 

Third year

Core modules:

  • Final Year Project
  • Advanced Digital Design

Optional modules:

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Power Electronics and Generation
  • Systems Integration
  • Communication Networks
  • Mobile Communications
  • Fourth year (MEng)

Core modules:

  • Group Project
  • Business Management Society and Accounting
  • Optional modules:
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Control and Instrumentation
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility
    • Power Electronics
    • Advanced Power Networks

The course is taught by experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career. A variety of techniques are used throughout the course with an emphasis on becoming a competent industrial practitioner of electronic engineering.

The majority of technical modules use a split assessment scheme, with 50 per cent of the module being assessed by examination and 50 per cent by coursework. Some modules are assessed 100 per cent by coursework. Each module will have an allocated period of self-directed study.

Coursework components are varied and range from traditional formal reports, to group exercises assessed by logbook, oral examination and directed independent study.

In the first year as part of the Principles of Engineering Design module, students take part in a group design project involving the design and construction of a machine to a set specification. This is also assessed part way through the year by a presentation made to a practicing Project Manager from local industry.

 

 

The final year Engineering project in the final year provides you with the opportunity to work on an engineering project as a multidisciplinary team, which will be similar to that found in industry.  The project will enable you to practices engineering design using appropriate technical information and engineering knowledge, problem solving, application and development of mathematical and computer models, the understanding and selection of components and materials, the necessary workshop and laboratories techniques. The key skill aspect will include understanding and practising project management, leadership, risk management applied to a technical project, communication of ideas within a team and wider audience, as well as the social, and environmental aspects.

You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

 

 

You can improve your CV, become highly employable and put the skills you learn on your course into practice by taking a work placement as part of your studies.

Technology's dedicated Placement Unit provides support to all of our students looking to integrate a placement within their university career on both undergraduate degrees and postgraduate masters programmes. The placement unit will help you search for placement opportunities, create and refine your CV and interview approach, and offer any advice you need to find a great placement. Our placement students have worked for a range of organisations from small business through to multinational companies across the world including Microsoft, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and PepsiCo International.

 

 

Students from this course have taken part in work experience placements at a number of national and international companies over the past three years including Airbus, Cummins Generators and GE Druck.

While studying you also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of engineering and project management to propose a design solution for a real problem in a developing country based on the Engineering without Borders (EwB) Challenge. This can help you to become more socially and environmentally aware, teach you to manage stakeholders’ expectations throughout the project and to integrate Sustainable Development in the design process. This will be of benefit because employers are increasingly looking for “well rounded” engineers who understand sustainability and are keen to take on complex global challenges, with practical experience helping you stand out from the crowd.

Facilities and features

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

The main mechanical laboratory is a large open-plan space designed to accommodate the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has an area with machine tools for manufacture of student designs.

There is a purpose built engine testing facility with full instrumentation to measure engine performance and emissions. This facility is normally used by our final year engineering and research students. Typical student projects include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to improve performance and emission characteristics.

Electronic Engineering Laboratory

Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities are divided into five main areas: general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each facility is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including Microsoft Office, OrCAD and PSpice.

A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high speed programmable logic development environments. Power generation, transmission, distribution, conversion, drives and control are catered for in our power and control laboratories, equipped for experimentation from the component level to the systems level.

Library and Learning Zones

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

Increasingly, employers need graduates with a range of transferable skills combined with the ability to work competently in electronics.

Electronic engineering links into many industries, with many graduates pursuing careers in electronic product design, radio frequency design and mobile communications, signal processing, control and power electronics, electronic control systems, telecommunications, military and aeronautical electronics.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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DMU Racing is a student team that speaks to the passion and creativity of the student body. Each year DMU Racing takes part in the Formula Student competition.

Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student challenges universities from across the world to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year. The cars are then judged on their speed, acceleration, handling and endurance, while the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills. 

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