To be successful in the twenty first century, engineers need to be innovative in design, familiar with the fundamentals of microprocessor control systems, and make use of the latest materials and computer-aided engineering tools. They also need to understand about business and modern manufacturing techniques and be able to work in a team.
These degrees provide a broad common engineering experience for those who are, or seek to be employed in, electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering fields at higher technician and professional or managerial levels.
Content and Modules
Core modules include:
Analogue and Digital Electronics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Electrical Principles, Instrumentation and Control, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, and Process Quality Assurance.
Electrical and electronic route module options include:
Applied Engineering Software, Design of Electronic Systems, Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers, and Microprocessor Systems Programmable Logic Controller Systems and their applications.
Full-time students are expected to complete a period of work experience in suitable companies during the summer break at the end of the first year. Assistance will be given in securing an appropriate placement. Most part-time students are normally in appropriate employment within the engineering sector.
Assessment is through a combination of written examination, seminars, practical demonstration, individual or group presentations and assignments. To reinforce the acquisition of relevant practical skills, all modules include a significant coursework element and some are assessed entirely by coursework assignments.
These courses provide a recognised qualification for application for membership of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), or the Institute of Incorporated Engineers (IIE)
Graduates already employed in the engineering sector will gain enhanced promotion prospects and greater self-confidence. Students also have the opportunity to progress to BA (Hons) Professional Studies at UCS.
What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.