BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (with Foundation Year)

Course details

  • UCAS CodeH603
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 4 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 48-72
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
Students using electrical engineering facilities

Course Highlights

Maths support

Access to a dedicated maths support centre

Accredited

by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Specialise

in either electrical or electronic engineering

Why choose this course?

From transport and renewable energy to aerospace and robotics, this degree equips you with the sought-after skills to work at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. The course, accredited by the Engineering Council, explores how electrical engineers shape the future of these sectors through innovation and design.

You will:

  • Have access to electronic design and testing labs, power electronics labs, programmable logic controllers (PLC) labs and computer-aided design (CAD) labs.
  • Gain practical experience on industry-standard software packages, developing skills that are sought-after by industry.
  • Be equipped with analytical, computational, design and transferable skills, including an awareness of social, environmental and ethical implications.
  • Benefit from strong links to local and national industry, with opportunities for site visits.
  • Focus on specialisms within power, electronics, instrumentation and control.
  • Be able to tailor your module choices to specialise in either Electrical or Electronic Engineering, depending on your goals and interests.

This course is also available without a foundation year BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering UCAS Code: H600

Key course features

  • Includes a foundation year to prepare you for university-level study.
  • Focus on practical as well as academic study, with access to the facilities in our electronic design and testing labs, power electronics labs, programmable logic controllers (PLC) labs and computer-aided design (CAD) labs.
  • Gain practical experience on industry-standard software packages, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MATLAB and Simulink, Multisim and Ultiboard, Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Microchip MPLAB, Keysight Vee Pro and Siemens Step 7 software.
  • Strong industry links provide opportunities to visit local and regional companies to gain invaluable work experience in the engineering industry.
  • Focus on specialisms within power, electronics, instrumentation and control.
  • Dedicated maths support centre for students.
  • This degree programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), helping to improve graduate employability.

What you will study

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year provides a grounding in all aspects of engineering and design in order to prepare you for further years of study.

MODULES

  • Analytical Methods for Engineering
  • Design and Technology
  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Science
  • The Skills You Need
  • Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

The Level 4 modules will lay the foundations for the rest of your degree programme and will equip you with the core theoretical and practical skills you will need to successfully complete the remaining years of study.

MODULES

  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical Science
  • Energy Systems & Sustainability
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Design and Practice
  • Analogue & Digital Electronics

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

In this year you will specialise in your chosen route. You will study a combination of core modules and either the electrical or electronic modules at Level 5, depending on your chosen route of study.

MODULES

Core

  • Business, Research & Professional Development
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • PLC’s

Electronic Route

  • Embedded Systems
  • Applied Analogue & Digital Electronics

Electrical Route

  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electrical Machines

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

The focus of your final year will be your supervised engineering project. This will give you the opportunity to showcase the engineering skills that you’ve developed in the previous years. The rest of the Level 6 credits for your final year will comprise of either electrical or electronic modules, depending on your chosen route of study.

MODULES

  • Dissertation (Honours)
  • Engineering Modelling and Simulation
  • Electronics, Design & Testing 
  • Further Control Engineering
  • Industrial Communication Systems (Electronic Optional)
  • Power Electronics & Electric Drives (Electrical Optional)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

Our general requirement for the foundation year is UCAS tariff points of 48-72 but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications, as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

Teaching & Assessment

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study and feedback given to students.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

There is a recognised shortage of qualified electrical/electronic engineers in the UK. A qualification in the field will make you instantly attractive to employers as a result. You will have the skills to contribute to the design and development of electronic systems and processes. Employment opportunities exist in the aerospace industry in aircraft instrumentation systems (technician or engineer level) or in the armed forces.

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section