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Course Level:Undergraduate
Next Start Date: February 2023
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time
UCAS Code:H610

About the course

Our recent £1m investment in a new electronic engineering lab demonstrates our commitment to this course, and means you use state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy top-tier teaching as you study.

Throughout this degree, you develop skills in all key electronic engineering areas, including analogue and digital electronics; signal processing; sensors; digital communications; software engineering; and embedded programming. You learn via a combination of theoretical learning, high-quality learning materials and hands-on, practical experience, quickly becoming adept at solving real-world engineering problems.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology - Accredited Programme

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council, fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Why choose this course?

  • It has a high student satisfaction rating of 92% for teaching (NSS 2022)
  • Provides the knowledge and technical skills you need to analyse, interpret and make sense of electronic engineering
  • Ensures you are up to date with emerging processes and technologies
  • Develops your knowledge and understanding of the commercial and economic contexts of engineering processes
  • You explore the computer software and hardware toolkits commonly used by electronic engineers
  • You gain a thorough awareness of possible equality and diversity issues within electronic engineering
  • Benefit from our well-established professional links with local and regional industry partners
  • Take the degree over four years and include a fee-free year in industry (see below)
  • If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year (see below), which guarantees your place on the degree course

Accreditations

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Course Leader - Dr Tahmina Ajmal

Dr Tahmina Ajmal joined the University of Bedfordshire as a Lecturer in Engineering in October 2010 and soon became Senior Lecturer. She has completed her PhD from the University of Essex on Secure Optical Networks (2007). After completing her PhD she worked there on IST EU MUSE (Multi Service Access Everywhere) project for developing a high speed access network.

In 2008, she joined the University of Bristol as a post doctoral researcher on a multi-disciplinary project for developing a low-cost water testing device for use in developing countries.

She began her academic career in India when she joined the Department of Electronics Engineering in Aligarh Muslim University after completing her BSc Eng and MSc Eng there. During this time her research activities focused on different applications of low-cost fibre sensors. She left the University to pursue a PhD in 2003.

Research

Leading research in water engineering at the School in collaboration with Science Department and Business School

  • REAMIT - Improving Resource Efficiency of Agribusiness supply chains by Minimising waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors Interreg North-West Europe (2019- 2023) Role Co- I (PI in Business School)
  • Aquaculture 4.0 -- Advancing Digital Precision Aquaculture in China (ADPAC) (March 2019 – February 2022) in collaboration withChelsea Technology Group, Perceptive Engineering Limited and University of Surrey. Role PI at University of Bedfordshire. Collaborating Investigators in Business School.
  • RIVER- Non-Carbon River Boat Powered by Combustion Engines, Interreg North West Europe (Sept 2017- Sept 2020) Role- Co-I
  • Implementing technology solution for sustainable development of artisanal fisheries in Santa Catarina - TAF; 100K; 18 months from April 2018 incollaboration with Business School Role: Co-I (PI in Business School)
  • TECO Project Travel Grant (Nov 2018)- to work on low-cost portable water testing device in India.1 month;
  • Nanofluor($ 100k) ABB research grant (June 2013-May 2016) -Feasibility Study for A Nanoantenna Array Enhanced Fluorescence Sensor For Water Monitoring – in collaboration with University of Bristol. Role PI
  • Selex project (5K - 2015) – Feasibility study into design of an Optical Microphone.
  • Luton Hoo water project – in collaboration with Science Department, Luton Airport, Luton Borough Council, Environment Agency and Luton Hoo (Elite Hotels group).
  • Research students-
    • Completed PhD Student: Modelling and Prediction of Surface Water Contamination using On-line Data

Administration Experience

  • UG Engineering Periodic Review Coordinator 2017-18
  • IET coordinator and contact person for accreditation of courses (2010 – 2013)
    • Six Engineering courses accredited till August 2014. Accredited courses included three BEng and three MSc Courses.
  • IET Academic contact (since 2010)
  • Link tutor for Foundation degree on Security and Networking at Bedford College from 2011-2013
  • Course Leader for BEng Electronic Engineering (since 2015)
  • Course Leader for BEng Computer Systems Engineering (from 2018)
  • UG Electronic Engineering subject lead (from 2018)

Awards/Scholarships/patent

  • University Merit Scholarship (1985-86)
  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers) Scholarship for MSc Engg (1990-1992)
  • Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD (Oct 2003- Jan 2007)
  • PCT/GB2010/050728: Apparatus for testing the quality of a fluid sample MkII patent, Stephen Gundry, Tahmina Ajmal, Robert Bain, Craig Whitman and Phil Walsh, international patent granted 2010.
  • GB1116273.2 "Method and Apparatus for Powering Electronic Devices", B Allen, T Ajmal, D Jazani, patent filed 2011.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow HEA
  • Member of IET (110186151) and IEEE (80730352)
  • Reviewer for a number of reputed Journals
    • IET Microwave and Antenna Propagation
    • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    • IEEE Photonics Journal
    • Computing and Informatics Journal etc
  • Reviewer for a large number of IEEE conferences since 2010
  • Reviewer for EPSRC Grants
  • External Examiner for UG courses at University of Essex (2016-2018)
  • External Panel member for validation of BSc (Hons) Computer Engineering & BSc (Hons) Systems Automation at Edge Hill University (February 2019)
  • External Academic Advisor for validation of MSc Sensor Technologies and Enterprise jointly delivered by Liverpool John Moore University and University of Liverpool (Sept 2016)
  • External Academic panel member for validation of degree apprenticeship in Embedded Electronic Engineering delivered by PROCAT and University of Essex (August 2016)
  • External Academic panel member for validation of HNC Electrical Power and Distribution Engineering delivered by Pearson (March 2018)
  • External Examiner for MSc by Research at University of Essex (Feb 2016)
  • PhD External Examiner at University of Essex (April 2018)
  • PhD Overseas External Examiner at Satyabama University India (from 2015- four students examined till now)
  • PhD Overseas External Examiner at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (2017).

Publications

Contact Details

Dr Tahmina Ajmal
Senior Lecturer in Engineering
School of Computer Science and Technology
University of Bedfordshire
Luton LU1 3JU

T: +44 (0)1582 489 221 (ext 9221)
E: tahmina.ajmal@beds.ac.uk

 
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The campus where this course is taught

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

 


Units

  • Engineering Mathematics (CIS034-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Electronic Systems And Computer Networks (CIS038-1) Compulsory
  • Fundamentals Of Computer Studies (CIS018-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Software Development (CIS020-1) Compulsory
  • Analogue And Digital Electronics (CIS071-2) Compulsory
  • Circuit Analysis And Signal Processing (CIS047-2) Compulsory
  • Digital Communications & Software Engineering (CIS072-2) Compulsory
  • Dsp And Embedded Systems Development (CIS048-2) Compulsory
  • Control, Energy And Wsn (CIS020-3) Compulsory
  • Research Methodologies And Emerging Technologies (CIS013-3) Compulsory
  • Social And Professional Project Management (CIS015-3) Compulsory
  • Undergraduate Project (CIS017-3) Compulsory

The assessments provide you with opportunities to diagnose your skills, abilities, academic/occupational background and to give you an early indication of what specific learning practices may help you improve in specific areas of study, starting from student induction period in conjunction with Fundamentals of Computing unit and throughout the entire in-course period of study.

There will be frequent opportunities to get feedback both from tutors, peers and via self-assessment, and some assessments will allow for draft submissions to be considered by a tutor or peers to identify aspects in need of development prior to final hand-in.

Assessment methods include portfolios, laboratory practical work, group and individual production projects, individual and group written reports and formal written exams.

Mini-projects and case studies provide you with real-world problems. You are expected to find solutions to the problems following the process of analysis, technique evaluation, design and syntheses, and solution evaluation.

These mini-projects and case studies are designed in both group work and individual work fashions to allow you to practice your communication skills and team working skills, and to develop the capability of working individually.

Reasons to study in the School of Computer Science and Technology

  • Specialist computing suites in our £40m STEM building
  • Our computing courses are BCS and IET accredited
  • Dedicated engineering environments & equipment in our new STEM building
  • Our Engineering courses are IET accredited

Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS Tariff Points

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

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Entry Requirements


We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS Tariff Points

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details


Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

80 UCAS points are expected from one or more following subjects at A/As level: Maths, Advanced Maths, Physics, Computing and Electronic Engineering.


Completion of this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities as an engineer or researcher in electronics, as well as many other opportunities within the electronics and telecommunications industry.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23 is £13,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2022/23 is £13,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student