Individual Engineering Project
In this unit you choose a problem in a specialist field, evaluate the related industrial and professional context, including safety, environmental and ethical considerations. You then research, design, plan and manage a specialist technology solution to the chosen problem. At the end of the unit you will present and defend the project to academic specialists in the field. You will also present your work to peers, industrialists and employers at an end of year degree show.
Electronic Engineering Design
This unit is about the electronic engineering used for the design of radio communication systems. You will learn how to develop designs for radio communication systems and how to implement parameters and characteristics in microwave circuit design. You will also learn how to analyse RF Circuits and design antenna and apply the specification and performance requirements necessary for the operation of wireless and RF links.
Control and Automation
In this unit you will study the kinematics, dynamics and control of robot arms and learn how to use both physical analysis and computer simulation to build kinematic and dynamic models of robot arms. You will also learn how to use high level programming languages to control the behaviour of an automation system and how to build and test a factory automation system using hardware and software.
Digital Signal and Image Processing
This unit is about the operation and underlying theory of digital signal and image processing (DSIP) algorithms. You will learn how to model the fundamental concepts of DSIP including Z, continuous and discrete Fourier transforms and how to apply DSIP to analogue filter analysis. You will also learn how to apply spatial image processing techniques, and how to design and simulate DSIP algorithms.
This unit is about the principles of engineering management. You will learn how to apply business and management knowledge to industrial engineering and how to deploy advanced practices for managing operations in an industrial context. You will also develop skills to model, simulate and analyse engineering management systems, learning how to build appropriate probabilistic models to support effective decision-making.
Power Generation and Distribution
In this unit you will learn how to use quantitative analysis techniques to evaluate the operating principles and challenges presented by conventional and renewable energy sources. You will learn how to analyse 3-phase generation, transmission and distribution systems and consider the electrical loading effects on those systems. You will also learn about the role of power electronics technology and energy storage options for renewable energy systems.
Electronic Systems Design
This unit is about the application of electronic and programming principles to the design of complex and innovative embedded systems. You will learn how to analyse the characteristics of electronic systems to design an innovative electronic system typical of current industry requirements and in line with current codes of practice and technical regulations. You will also learn how a design addresses and adjusts for its environmental and ethical impact.
Communication Systems and Networks
This unit is about the operation and performance of modern communication systems and networks. You will learn how signal and broadcast principles and standards are applied to the design and operation of communication systems and how to analyse and characterise different types of communication networks and how to evaluate their performance.