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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EEE1.EPS
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: GUIDA R Dr (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Autumn and Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark(%)


Semester One:


1. Research and Presentation Skills Assignment


(to assess research and data analysis skills as well as communication skills)


Semester Two:


1. Product Design and Development Assignment 


(to assess basic circuit design skills and product development skills)





Qualifying Condition(s) 


-Compulsory attendance and participation in lectures and workshops


- Students need to hand in each piece of coursework to the UG office at the required time. 


Module Overview

This module helps first-year students to begin to develop skills in design and technical presentation, along with other skills required by the professional engineer.

Module Aims

The aims of this course are to give the students an understanding of some principles of engineering, the design of circuits and systems/products, an idea of the opportunities and boundaries of engineering and finally some of the skills that all engineers will need.


This module will be integrated with other modules, in particular the practical elements of this module, will be coordinated with the laboratory exercises.


The level 1 course provides the foundation for level 2 EDPS where these ideas will be consolidated and expanded.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the students should be able to:


(i)              Understand the role of the professional engineer


(ii)            To develop research techniques


(iii)           To develop oral and written presentation skills


(iv)          To develop basic circuit design, analysis and characterisation skills


   (v)       To develop product development skills

Module Content
Lectures and Course Workshops
1.              Overview of the course
2.              Skills of a Professional Engineer
3.              Opportunities in Electronics and Engineering
4.              Research and Data Analysis
5.              Oral presentation techniques
6.              Report Writing
7.              Circuit design and characterisation
8.       Product and system design
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Lectures and Workshops
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated

12 August 2010