University of Wolverhampton

BEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering

The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electronics and communications engineering recognized in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practice 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 judgment, 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 realization 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 course learning outcomes are:

1. Design and synthesize electronic and telecommunications products, systems, and processes, and demonstrate an innovative approach to design realization

2. Evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, drawn from abroad-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 realization of viable electronics-based products and Systems

Career Path:

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/ Ph.D., within the Department.

The transferable skills gained during the course, including project management, a group working, and analytical thinking, also enables a graduate to pursue careers in nontechnical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.
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