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TA221
Electronic Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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The course allows students to develop a deeper understanding of engineering principles and acquire the ability to quickly grasp engineering issues across a range of different fields. The graduate engineer will be able to offer solutions to problems that are driven by well developed analytical and practical skills. The BEng (Hons) Degree in Electronic Engineering is a strong technically focused programme and is targeted at producing graduate design engineers. 


 
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Electronic engineering is more concerned with light current systems, where electricity is used as a carrier of information, such as computers, televisions, CD player.


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TA221 - Electronic Engineering
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TA221 - Electronic Engineering
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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions. One of which must be C20174 or C20175 orC20139 or 5N1833 or 6N3395 (or OC1 in LCE Maths).

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Most Electronic Engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants. Others may spend time outdoors at telecommunication sites and production sites, where they monitor or direct operations or solve onsite problems. Some engineers travel extensively to plants or worksites. Supervisory engineers are responsible for major components of a design project or entire design projects. 

An Honours Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering is required for almost all entry level electronic design engineering jobs. However, an electronic engineer trained in one branch of electronics may easily work in related branches. This flexibility allows employers to meet staffing needs in new technologies and specialties in which engineers may be in short supply. It also allows engineers to shift to fields that more closely match their interests. Engineers design products and design systems that ensure the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process. 

Engineers develop new materials that both improve the performance of products and take advantage of advances in technology. They analyse the impact of the systems they design on the environment and on people using them. Engineering knowledge is applied to improving many things, including the quality of telecommunications systems, the quality of healthcare, and the operation of computer networks. In addition to design and development, many engineers work in testing, production, or maintenance. These engineers supervise production in factories, determine the causes of breakdowns, and test manufactured products to maintain quality. 

Increasing employment of engineers in high skill design and service industries will continue employment growth. Competitive pressures and advancing technology will ensure companies must continually improve and update product designs and optimise their manufacturing processes. Employers will rely on engineers to increase productivity and expand output of goods and services. 



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