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Electronic Engineering with Space Systems BEng (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Systems

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Electronic Engineering with Space Systems
DipHE Electronic Engineering with Space Systems
CertHE Electronic Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFA12017 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFA12017 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100165, 100116

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

UK-SPEC; EC document ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes in Engineering’; IET document ‘IET Learning Outcomes Handbook (incorporating UK-SPEC) for Bachelors and MEng Degree Programmes’.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Computer Science and Electronic Eng

Programme Leader

QUDDUS Atta (Elec Elec En)

Date of production/revision of spec

06/02/2023

Educational aims of the programme

  • The overarching aim of the BEng in Electronic Engineering with Space Systems is to provide a broad education in electronic, electrical and computer engineering in the early stages of the programme with opportunities for the student to specialise in the later stages. The programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding and application of their knowledge of space and satellite engineering with opportunities for students to study space physics, orbital mechanics, space mission design, space propulsion systems, as well as the system and electronic design of space vehicles. An individual project will be chosen by the student in Year 3 allowing them to assist with professional career development as a graduate engineer within industry or to serve as a precursor to academic research.
  • To ensure that our BEng programmes partly meet the education requirements for Chartered Engineer status and the MEng programmes completely satisfy the CEng educational requirements thereby allowing our graduates to obtain professional recognition.
  • To produce graduates equipped with subject specific knowledge and transferable skills aligned to the Surrey Pillars of graduate attributes and graduates capable of planning and managing their own life-long learning to equip them for roles in industry, in research, in development, in the professions, and/or in public service.
  • To provide relevant professional experience to students on programmes incorporating a Professional Training Year as a route to improve their employability.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of engineering concepts and tools in analysis of engineering problems.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of design principles in the creation and development of innovative products to meet a defined need.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the role of the engineer in society and application of ethical and societal, including equality, diversity and inclusion, principles within an engineering context.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of engineering practice including the importance of project management, teamwork, and communication within an engineering context.
  • To provide opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their global and cultural intelligence through working with students from around the world and working on a rich variety of assignments and individual and group projects appropriate to their programme.
  • To provide opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their digital capabilities through the use of assignments and projects making various use of programming languages as well as enhancing their general transferable information technology skills in the analysis of data, and via the preparation of assignments, individual and group reports and presentations.
  • To provide opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their employability skills via participation in a professional training year in industry. Students¿ employability skills will also be enhanced by opportunities to master their problem solving skills as they advance from well-structured problems to open-ended problems, group and individual project.
  • To provide opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their resourcefulness and resilience skills via use of authentic style coursework and assignments, working in teams and undertaking a major individual project in Year 3. This will build up a student¿s personal confidence as they advance from well-structured problems to open-ended problems and individual and group project work.
  • To provide opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their knowledge and awareness of sustainability via consideration of sustainability issues such as the UN¿s Sustainability Development Goals appropriate to their programme.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems in electronic engineering and space systems. K Ord, BEng (Hons) C1
Analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles in electronic engineering and space systems. KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C2
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex problems in electronic engineering and space systems, recognising the limitations of the techniques employed. KCT Ord, BEng (Hons) C3
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address complex problems in electronic engineering and space systems. CPT Ord, BEng (Hons) C4
Design solutions for complex problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate to include consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards in electronic engineering and space systems. CPT Ord, BEng (Hons) C5
Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex problems in in electronic engineering and space systems. KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C6
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems and minimise adverse impacts CPT Ord, BEng (Hons) C7
Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices informed by professional codes of conduct PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C8
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular project or activity PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C9
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C10
Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice and recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C11
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex problems PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C12
Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes, recognising their limitations KC Ord, BEng (Hons) C13
Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C14
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management, and relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C15
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C16
Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C17
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD PT Ord, BEng (Hons) C18
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to broadly-defined problems. K DipHE
Analyse broadly-defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles KC DipHE
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to address broadly-defined problems CPT DipHE
Design solutions for broadly-defined problems that meet a combination of user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable health & safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal and environmental matters, codes of practice and industry standards CPT DipHE
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to broadly-defined problems CPT DipHE
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks PT DipHE
Recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion PT DipHE
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate broadly-defined problems PT DipHE
Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes KC DipHE
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team PT DipHE
Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences PT DipHE
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD PT DipHE
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to well-defined problems. K CertHE
Analyse well-defined problems reaching substantiated conclusions KC CertHE
Use appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model well-defined problems KCT CertHE
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks PT CertHE
Recognise the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion PT CertHE
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate well-defined problems PT CertHE
Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences PT CertHE
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD PT CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
EEEP012 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

No optional modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.