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Part 1: Basic Data
Awarding Institution University of the West of England, Bristol
Teaching Institution Northshore College of Business & Technology, Sri Lanka
Delivery Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Faculty responsible for Faculty of Environment &Technology
Department responsible for Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
Modular Scheme Title
Professional Statutory or
Regulatory Body Links
Name of PSRB
Type of approval
Highest Award Title MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Electronic)
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering(Electrical)
Default Award Title
Interim Award Titles BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering(Electronic)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering(Electrical)
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering(Electronic)
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering(Electrical)
Certificate of Higher Education Electrical and Electronic
Diploma of Higher Education Electrical and Electronic
UWE Progression Route
Mode(s) of Delivery Full-time
Codes UCAS: H600 / H601 JACS: H600 / H601
Relevant QAA Subject Engineering
Benchmark Statements
CAP Approval Date July 2015 v1.2
Valid From September 2015
Valid until Date September 2018
Version 1.2
Part 2: Educational Aims of the Programme

The programme is a rationalisation of the current MEng Electronic Engineering and MEng
Electrical & Electronic Engineering programmes. It provides for a common first year of study
with an increasing degree of specialisation through each succeeding year of study. This is
provided by two pathways, electrical engineering and electronic engineering.

The programme is designed to provide the balance of theoretical and practical

understanding needed to meet the demands of the engineering industry for engineering
practitioners, and in particular to meet the requirements for professional accreditation in
partial fulfilment of CEng.
To produce graduates with a broad and deep understanding of the discipline in conjunction
with a detailed understanding of their chosen specialism of either electrical or electronic
The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme produces graduates with a wide
range of expertise relevant to the electronics and/or electrical industry. The programme
covers a range of disciplines such as digital and analogue circuit design, power electronics,
control systems, signal processing and project management. A number of developments
have occurred in both electrical and electronic engineering in recent times. Although, signals
are analogue in nature, most electrical or electronic designs involve conversion to digital
format as soon as possible and processing by microprocessor or digital integrated circuit. In
recognition of this, this programme allows students to develop expertise particularly in
system design, microprocessor hardware/software design and simulation and modelling
techniques. For the Electrical Engineering pathway, students gain competence in modern
power generation and distribution systems

The aims are that the graduate shall:

gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles governing the
behaviour of electronic or electrical systems and of the related mathematics;
be capable of analysis of the behaviour of complex electronic, digital electronic or electrical
systems ;
demonstrate a capacity for innovative and creative design and be able to draw on
knowledge of the fundamental principles and proven systems to further develop existing
systems and to generate new systems which meet required specifications;
have a broad knowledge and understanding of engineering theory, practices and
applications and be able to use advanced techniques of analysis, synthesis and
implementation in the field of electronic engineering or electrical engineering,
have developed the ability, interest and motivation to conduct independent study and keep
abreast of future changes in technology and engineering practices;
be able to work in a largely unsupervised way to undertaken an individual research project
and present the findings in a professional manner;
be able to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively with individuals and groups,
using a professional standard of English, both orally and in writing;
demonstrate the leadership and innovative design expertise required of a Master of

Part 3: Learning Outcomes of the Programme

The award route provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge
and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
Part 3: Learning Outcomes of the Programme

Learning Outcomes Teaching, Learning and Assessment


A Knowledge and Understanding

A Knowledge and understanding of Teaching/learning methods and strategies:

1. scientific principles and methodology Acquisition of 1 through 9 is through a

necessary to underpin electrical and combination of formal lectures, laboratory work,
electronic engineering, to enable tutorials, student directed learning and
appreciation of its scientific and coursework, both individual and group.
engineering context in support of Additional support is provided through tutorial
understanding of future developments and sessions along with drop-in sessions for
technologies. mathematics support. Appropriate software and
2. mathematical principles necessary to technical support is provided for all years.
underpin electrical and electronic
engineering and mathematical methods, Throughout, the learner is encouraged to
tools and notations used in the analysis undertake independent reading both to
and solution of electrical and electronic supplement and consolidate what is being
engineering problems, number systems taught/learnt and to broaden their individual
and their applications. knowledge and understanding of the subject.
3. the range of applicability of abstract
models of electronic components and their At level M students will be expected to
fundamental limitations in linear and non- demonstrate synthesis of the previous study
linear circuit applications. and the application of this learning to novel
4. electronic components, digital circuits and situations or to form innovative solutions to
logic families and an ability to characterise existing problems. This will be supported by an
them; ability to use combinatorial and increase in the use of problem based learning
sequential logic circuits; basic computer for the laboratory sessions with tutors acting as
structure (microcomputer and DSP) their mentors and facilitators.
use in real-time applications. Ability to use
HDL systems and techniques (electronic Assessment:
5. system-on-chip design methodologies and Testing of the knowledge base is through
their application to the top-down design of assessed coursework (individual and group),
electronic systems (electronic pathway). laboratory work, oral presentation, observed
6. the design, application and utilization of group meetings, through tasks undertaken
electrical and electronic equipment with under controlled conditions and through formal
emphasis on a systems approach to real examinations.
world problems and applications (electrical
7. the design of power generation and
distribution systems and the impact of
renewable energy sources on such
systems (electrical pathway)
8. the commercial, ethical, economic and
legal context of engineering processes,
including sustainable development, risk
management, health and safety and
environmental legislation.
9. management and business practices, and
their limitations, and how these may be
applied appropriately.
Part 3: Learning Outcomes of the Programme

B Intellectual Skills

B Intellectual Skills Teaching/learning methods and strategies:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the need Intellectual skills (esp. 1) are developed

for a high level of professional and ethical throughout all modules, supported by
conduct in engineering. presentations to the first year and final year
2. The ability to investigate and define a students from the professionals from the
problem and identify constraints including industry and the relevant local professional
environmental and sustainability bodies (IESL, IEEE Sri Lanka Chapter, IET Sri
limitations, health and safety and risk Lankan Chapter). Skill 1 is addressed in the
assessment issues. Career Development Programme (CDP)
3. Critically review available literature sessions.
relevant to the subject discipline.
4. Demonstrate independent thinking in the The engineering subject modules will develop
design and development of solutions to the skills to evaluate different methods or
real-world problems. designs, to balance conflicting requirements.
5. The ability to select and apply appropriate
computer-based methods for modelling 3 is addressed in all years, particularly in
and analysing problems in fields relating to Professional Studies, Group Project &
the design, manufacture and control of Management and Individual Project.
electrical and electronic components and
systems. 2, 4, 5 & 6 are introduced at level 1 through
6. The ability to understand issues relating to examples and laboratory exercises and further
the marketing of products and the developed through the use of problem based
management processes associated with learning along with tutorial examples and
their design and manufacture. further laboratory exercises, culminating in
7. The ability to use fundamental knowledge unaided solution of design problems at level
to investigate new and emerging M.
8. Wide knowledge and comprehensive As a means to develop intellectual skills
understanding of design processes and problem based learning is a key feature of
methodologies and the ability to apply and engineering modules at level 2, 3 & M : Micro-
adapt them in unfamiliar situations Controller Based Systems, Embedded Co-
9. The ability to make general evaluations of Design being examples.
commercial risks through some
understanding of the basis of such risks 7 & 8 are addressed at M level in modules
such as Mobile Communications or Wireless
Sensor Networks as well as through the MEng
individual and group projects.

9 is addressed in the Group Projects


Comprehension of and ability to apply

intellectual skills are tested in all engineering
modules, through coursework, lab and
computer exercises and examinations.

1,2 & 3 are also assessed in the professional

skills, project management and project
Part 3: Learning Outcomes of the Programme

C Subject, Professional and Practical Skills

C Subject, Professional and Practical Skills Teaching/learning methods and strategies:

The learner is able to These skills are introduced in level 1, and

further developed in levels 2 and 3, as the
1. select, apply and challenge appropriate students understanding increases.
quantitative methods and computer
software tools for the evaluation, analysis Electrical/Electronics and computer labs are
and solution of electrical or electronic used for practical classes, enabling students to
engineering problems and situations. gain skills in the use of suitable software and
2. apply experimental methods in the hardware, and to facilitate application of theory
laboratory relating to engineering design, to practical problems.
manufacture and test.
3. use relevant design, test and measurement Assessment:
4. execute and manage multi-disciplinary The modules with particular emphasis on lab
projects. skills at each level, in which each skill is
5. undertake practical testing of design ideas assessed through practical work (component
through laboratory work or simulation with B) are:
technical analysis and critical evaluation of
results. UFMEUK-20-1 Practical Electronics (2,3,5)
6. apply engineering techniques taking UFMETT-20-1 Digital Design &
account of environmental, industrial and Instrumentation(1,2,3,5)
commercial constraints
7. work with technical uncertainty UFMEVR-20-2 Electrical Technology (1,2,3,5)
8. show an understanding of appropriate UFMEVP-20-2 CPU Architecture with VHDL
codes of practice and industry standards (1,2,3,5)
including an awareness of quality issues UFME69-20-2 Micro-controller Based

UFMEMY-20-3 Embedded Co-Design with

VHDL & C(1,2,3,4,5,6)
UFME5L-20-3 Digital Signal Processing(1,3,5)
UFME5W-20-3 Control Systems Design(1,3,5)

UFPED7-30-M Group Project (1 8 )

In addition, skill 4 is assessed in Group Project

Management and, for the electronic pathway,
in Embedded Co-design.

D Transferable Skills and other attributes

D Transferable Skills and other attributes Teaching/learning methods and strategies:

The learner is able to Support for transferable skills is provided

through the GDP sessions, online library
1. to communicate using professional resources, specific modules such as
standards of English, both orally and in Professional Skills and Group Project
writing, including, for instance, the results of Management as well as being integrated into
technical investigations, to peers and/or to all teaching.
problem owners.
Part 3: Learning Outcomes of the Programme

2. to manage his or her own time; to meet Assessment:

3. to work with others, being aware of the Assessment of key transferable skills is
benefits and problems which teamwork can integrated into all modules. Students would not
bring, having gained insights into the succeed on this programme without
problems of team-based systems developing these skills.
4. to use software in the context of problem- Skill 1. In order to develop a wide variety of
solving investigations, and to interpret communication skills, students
findings maintain laboratory log books
5. to express problems in appropriate participate in electronic conferences,
notations. workshops, and groupwork sessions.
6. to gain experience of, and to develop skills participate in discussion tutorials
in, learning independently of structured present research topic findings in
class work, including the use of on-line tutorials
facilities to further self-study. participate in individual tutorials
7. to read and to use literature sources collaborate on group projects
appropriate to the discipline to support
learning activities. Skill 2. In order to develop personal time
8. demonstrate team leadership abilities. management skills, students
conduct self-managed practical work
participate in practically-oriented tutorial and
laboratory sessions
work through practical work-sheets in teams
practice design and programming

Skill 3 is developed widely throughout the

programme, and is specifically taught in the
following modules:
UFPENW-10-1 Professional Studies for
Electrical & Electronic Engineers
UFPENX-20-2 Group Project & Management
UFPED7-30-M Group Project

Skill 4. Use of software for problem solving is

used particularly in the following modules:
UFMERR-10-1, UFMEUY-20-3
UFMEWQ-20-2, UFME5W-20-3

Skill 8 is developed in
UFPENX-20-2 Group Project & Management
UFPED7-30-M Group Project

Students practice design and programming in

UFMEVP-20-2, UFMEMY-20-3

Students develop designs of larger systems in

UFME66-20-3, UFMEMY-20-3
Part 3: Learning Outcomes of the Programme

Use and development of Skills 5, 6 and 7 is

expected throughout all technical modules.
Both Group and Individual Projects require a
thorough literature review.
Part 4: Programme Structure

This structure diagram demonstrates the student journey from Entry through to Graduation for a
full time student, including: level and credit requirements; interim award requirements; module
diet, including compulsory and optional modules

ENTRY Compulsory Modules Optional Modules Interim Awards

UFMERR-10-1 Analogue Certificate of Higher

Circuit Analysis Education Electrical
UFMEUK-20-1 Practical and Electronic
Electronics Engineering
UFMETT-20-1 Digital
Design & Instrumentation 120 credits with at least
UFMETU-20-1 Digital 100 at level 1 or above
Year 1

Systems Development
Programming in C
Mathematics for
Professional Studies for
Electrical & Electronic

Compulsory Modules Optional Modules Interim Awards

UFME69-20-2 Micro- Diploma of Higher

controller Based Systems Education Electrical
UFMEWQ-20-2 Signal and Electronic
Processing & Circuits Engineering
UFMF6W-20-2 Industrial
UFQEQ8-20-2 240 credits with at least
Mathematics for Signal 100 at level 2 and a
Analysis & Control further 120 credits at
UFPENX-20-2 Group level 1 or above
Year 2

Project & Management

Students must also select


Electrical Pathway
UFMEVR-20-2 Electrical
Electronic Pathway
Architecture with VHDL

Year Out:
Optional Industrial placement module UFPEJH-210-P
Compulsory Modules Optional Modules Interim Awards

UFPERX-30-3 MEng BEng Electrical and

Individual Project part A Electronic
UFMEHL-10-3 Engineering(Electronic)
Integrated Case Studies
UFME5W-20-3 Control BEng Electrical and
Systems Design Electronic
UFME77-20-3 Engineering(Electrical)
300 credits with at 60
credits at level 3, a
further 100 credits at
Students must also select
level 2 or above and a
further 120 at level 1 or
Year 3

Electrical Pathway
UFME66-20-3 Power
Systems BEng (Hons) Electrical
UFMEB4-20-3 and Electronic
Alternative Energy Engineering(Electronic)
or BEng (Hons) Electrical
Electronic pathway and Electronic
UFMEMY-20-3 Engineering(Electrical)
Embedded Co-Design
with VHDL & C 360 credits, of which at
UFME5L-20-3 Digital least 100 must be at
Signal Processing Level 3 or above, at least
a further 100 at Level 2
or above and a further
140 at Level 1 or above.

Compulsory Modules Optional Modules Target/highest

UFPERY-30-3 MEng UFME7F-15-M MEng Electrical and

Individual Project part B Advanced Control & Electronic
UFPED7-30-M MEng Dynamics Engineering(Electronic)
Group Project UFME7L-15-M Mobile
UFMFTG-30-M Communications MEng Electrical and
Engineering UFMF36-15-M Electronic
Management Intelligent Algorithms Engineering(Electrical)
Level 4

Students must also select Credit requirements

480 credits to include at
Electrical Pathway least
UFME7M-15-M Modern 320 @ level2 or
Power systems greater,
or 220@ level 3 or
Electronic Pathway greater,
UFMF3E-15-M Wireless 120 @ level M
Sensor Networks

Part 5: Entry Requirements

The Universitys Standard Entry Requirements apply with the following additions/exceptions*:

Standard UCAS tariff of 320 points, which must include:

GCSE: Maths and English Language at Grade C or above

Specific subjects:

At GCE A level - grade C or equivalent in Maths plus one of Chemistry, Computing,

Design and Technology, Electronics, Engineering, Physics, Computing.

Relevant BTEC National Diplomas to included Further Maths for Technicians.

14-19 Engineering Diploma provided that the Additional Specialist Learning module in
Mathematics or an A level in Mathematics is taken alongside.

Access to HE Diploma; achievement of level 3 credits in Maths (to match content of A

level maths in Calculus and Pure Maths) plus at least one other Science or Technology
Baccalaureate IB: to include HL Maths and Science

Part 6: Assessment

Approved to University Regulations and Procedures

Will be governed by UWE Academic Regulations and Procedures

Assessment Map

The programme encompasses a range of assessment methods including; .. (eg essays,

posters, presentations, written examinations). These are detailed in the following assessment
Assessment Map for MEng/BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Type of Assessment*

Practical Skills Assessment

Open Book Written Exam

Oral assessment and/or

Unseen Written Exam

In-class Written Test

Written Assignment

Report / Project
Practical Exam



Compulsory Analogue Circuit (60) (40)
Modules Analysis
Level 1 UFMEUK-20-1 A B
Practical (50) (50)
Digital Design & (65) (35)
Digital Systems (40) (60)
Programming in (50) (50)
UFMF5D-20-1 A B
Mathematics for (80) (20)
Professional (10) (40) (50)
Studies for
Electrical &
UFME69-20-2 A B
Compulsory Micro-controller (50) (50)
Modules Based Systems
Level 2 UFMEWQ-20-2 A B B
Signal Processing (60) (20) (20)
& Circuits
UFMF6W-20-2 A B
Industrial Control (60) (40)
UFQEQ8-20-2 A B
Mathematics for (80) (20)
Signal Analysis &
Group Project & (100)
Electrical (70) (15) (15)
Technology (EE)
CPU Architecture (25) (20) (55)
with VHDL (EN)
Year Out Optional A
Industrial (100)
module UFPEJH-
Compulsory MEng Individual (100)
Modules Project part A
Level 3 UFMEHL-10-3 A B
Integrated Case (30) (70)
UFME5W-20-3 A B
Control Systems (60) (40)
UFME77-20-3 A B
Telecommunicati (70) (30)
on systems
UFME66-20-3 A B
Power Systems (70) (30)
UFMEB4-20-3 A
Alternative (100)
Energy (EE)
Embedded Co- (40) (60)
Design with
UFME5L-20-3 A B B
Digital Signal (70) (9) (21)
Processing (EN)
Compulsory Individual Project (100)
Modules part B
Level M UFPED7-30-M A A
Group Project (20) (80)
Mobile (60) (40)
Engineering (50) (25) (25)
Modern Power (100)
systems (EE)
Wireless Sensor (50) (50)
Networks (EN)

Part 7: Student Learning

Teaching, learning and assessment strategies to enable learning outcomes to be

achieved and demonstrated

At Northshore, we adhere to the UWE, Bristol policy for a minimum average requirement of 12
hours/week contact time over the course of the full undergraduate programme. This contact
time encompasses a range of face to face activities as described below. In addition a range of
other learning activities will be embedded within the programme which, together with the
contact time, will enable learning outcomes to be achieved and demonstrated.
Part 7: Student Learning

On the MEng/BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme teaching is a mix of
scheduled learning, independent learning and placement training.

Scheduled learning includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstration,

practical classes and workshops; fieldwork; external visits; work based learning; supervised
time in laboratories. Scheduled sessions may vary slightly depending on the module choices

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, case study
preparation, assignment preparation and completion etc. These sessions constitute an
average time per level as indicated in the table below. Scheduled sessions may vary slightly
depending on the module choices made.

Placement learning: may include a practice placement, other placement, year abroad. This
constitutes an average per level as indicated below.

Description of Distinctive Features and Support

With the newly built state-of-the art building of over 12,000 sqm2 of space within a 3 acre land
Northshore College of Business and Technology is geared to provide a comprehensive learning
experience along with ample facilities to students. Within Northshore, student learning will be
supported in the following distinctive ways:

through provision of specialised Electrical and Electronic laboratories equipped with the
latest apparatus and equipment ;
through provision of frequently available, computer laboratories that provide access to a
wealth of knowledge through the Internet;
through provision of the College System Support Helpdesk that provides a range of
support for learning to students including:
support for a wide range of applications used by the students;
help in the form of Assistants who are trained to resolve many common student problems;
and help in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), that cover a variety of
common student requests for information;
in level-3 and level-M modules there is scope for engagement with current leading-edge
research undertaken by researchers within the College, UWE and at collaborating

Part 8: Reference Points and Benchmarks

Description of how the following reference points and benchmarks have been used in the
design of the programme:

QAA subject benchmark statements

UWE 2020 Strategy
Staff research projects
Employer interaction and feedback
This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the
learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and
demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and
assessment methods of individual modules can be found in module specifications, available
on the Universitys website.