About the BSc (Hons) Engineering Top Up (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) programme
This top-up degree, validated by the TEC Partnership, will enable current and previous Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering students the ability to progress to level 6 studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Grimsby Institute.
Students enrolling onto the BSc (Hons) Top-up in either Mechanical or Electrical & Electronic
Engineering must have achieved on the Higher National Diploma in the respective discipline or on a
similar qualification such as a Foundation Degree with appropriate relevance to Engineering,
Mathematics and/or science. An entry test could be used to assess the learners to identify any gaps in
fundamental prerequisite knowledge to ensure that the student is able to undertake the Level 6
Programme to a sufficient standard.
What you will learn
Level 6 (Honours Stage)
The programme is made up of a range of different modules:
- Embedded Systems
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Project/Dissertation
- Electrical Machines and Power Systems
Optional Modules (choose one):
• Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology
• Communication Engineering
Learning & Teaching Methods
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. There may be opportunities to integrate a work-based or placement opportunity for example, within Project based modules. Additionally, methods of teaching and learning are designed to primarily emphasise experiential forms of learning.
A recent NSS survey complemented the enormous support provided by tutors and support services. The support services include excellently differentiated pastoral care for all students throughout the academic year, student counselling, health & well-being sessions and employability services such as CV writing and interview techniques.
Lectures and seminars
Face to face. These are the most common techniques used by tutors. They offer an opportunity to engage with a large number of students, where the focus is on sharing knowledge through the use of presentations. Guest speakers and lecturers will be sourced from the local and national area, including shared expertise with the TEC Partnership.
Workshops and student led learning
These are used to build on knowledge shared via lecturers and seminars. Teaching can be more in-depth where knowledge is applied, for example to case studies or real-life examples. Workshops could be student-led, where students present, for example, findings from independent study.
Optional work placements may be offered depending upon availability and permit regulations.
These present an opportunity for focused one-to-one support, where teaching is led by an individual student’s requirements. These are timetabled and are regular for every student.
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
The VLE used is Canvas, already in place and used successfully across the Engineering department. An individual page will be available per module which will include the module structure, resources and assessments to be issued. This will be a place for lecturer/student discussion and collaboration.
These could be experts from industry or visiting academics in the subject area that is being studied. They could be used to present a lecture/seminar, a workshop or to contribute to assessment. The objective is to make the most effective use of an expert’s knowledge and skill by adding value to the teaching and learning experience.
Engineering offers exciting career opportunities; it allows graduates to be creative, solve problems and explore how things work every day.
A career in engineering will provide:
Higher income potential – Pursuing an undergraduate/graduate role rewards immensely. (i.e an average starting salary of around £24,000). With more experience, one may earn between £50,000 and £80,000 (National Careers Service).
Employability – Engineers are constantly in high demand in many industries, such as petrochemical, aerospace, electronics, contracting and support industries. Due to the skills acquired, they can also gain employment in many other sectors.
For UK-domiciled, of first degree Engineering graduates from 2013/14 who had been studying Engineering full time, 56% had entered full-time work after 6 months, whilst a further 20% were pursuing further study.
Royal Academy of Engineering. 2020. Employment outcomes of engineering graduates: key factors and diversity characteristics. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/reports/employment-outcomes-of-engineering-graduates-key-f. [Accessed 15 May 2020].
International opportunities - As a graduate engineer you could get the opportunity to work on industrial project for large international companies and organisations on a global basis. You will get to experience different cultures and also greater employment prospects.
This programme ultimately prepares students for post-graduate study with partner Institutions and/or a career or employment in the respective Engineering discipline. Aspirations of students are also boosted by significant growth of engineering job vacancies, both locally and nationally which is also echoed by recent data from the Labour Market Intelligence (LMI).
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