Our Undergraduate degree programmes aim to educate engineers to a standard which will enable them to provide a substantial and lasting contribution to the profession of electrical and electronic engineering. A further aim is to produce graduates with the ability to continue with their own personal development beyond graduation. It is an objective of the degree programme to provide students with the necessary technical competence, tools and personal skills that will enable them to continue to develop their understanding, expertise and professionalism as they progress through their career.
The aims and objectives of the degree programmes are met by providing a progressive education in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. Though lectures, laboratory work, project work and tutorial activities appear in all stages of the courses, the emphasis changes as the student matures. Directed support, through the personal and course tutor system, is given in early studies, with the emphasis on project work, student independence and decision making growing throughout the course until, for the final stage of the MEng programmes, the majority of the work is project based.
Students on each stage of the degree programmes will study the equivalent of 120 credits in a year. A BEng honours degree thus requires the completion of 360 credits, a MEng honours degree requires 480. Module courses are usually weighted as single units of 10 credits but some subjects are double modules of 20 credits and a few count as 5 credit modules.
Up until the end of Stage 2, teaching and examinations are common for both the MEng and BEng degrees. Subject to certain conditions, transfer between the two streams is possible up to this point.
Each year of the course is managed by a Year Tutor. Students who have problems or concerns may discuss these matters, both with their own personal tutor, or with the Year Tutor. The Degree Programme Director and the Head of School are also available to deal with matters of a general nature. A Board of Studies is responsible for the management of these courses, two student representatives form part of this board. The Staff Student Committee provides a more general forum for discussion. This has a student representative from each stage of the course.
All of our UK based undergraduate programmes are Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) and Engineering Council accredited. The School will seek accreditation for our Singapore programme once it is running. This provides students with a good foundation for professional registration and shows that our programmes have been assessed against defined and accepted standard criteria. It also shows that the IET and Engineering Council agree that our programmes meet the needs of industry.
Our school has a truly international flavour with students from 57 different countries studying here. The University has an even more diverse population. We believe that mixing with people from different cultures and backgrounds helps to improve the educational experience. New for 2013 is our 2 year BEng Honours in Electrical Power Engineering with the Singapore Institute of Technology.
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