Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School School of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Electrical and Railway Engineering with Industrial Year Full-time
Programme Code 392C
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of this programme is to produce Electrical Engineers who are equipped to work effectively in a professional and managerial capacity, for example in design, construction or research and development, with specific application to the railway sector.

BSc Electrical and Railway Engineering graduates will be able to contribute specialist skills to such activities. They will also have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development. The programme consists of 80 credits per year of Electrical Engineering and up to 40 credits per year of specific railway-focused railway engineering material taught by staff from a number of Schools. BSc Electrical and Railway Engineering graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Electrical Engineering and other important specialisms. Some of their knowledge and understanding will be at the forefront of the discipline. Graduates will also have a broad, analytical and integrated understanding of railway engineering, including railway infrastructure, traction, train control, communications and operations. Typical BSc Electrical and Railway Engineering graduates will be able to make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, with an awareness of the context in which they work. They will be self-motivating, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development. They will only need to complete further learning to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
A broad knowledge and understanding of the important principles underpinning Electrical Engineering and Railway Engineering.
A knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computation methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering situations.
A knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Electrical and Railway Engineering, and their limitations.
Knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies.
An understanding of important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering.
A knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering principles.
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate, and how they are managed.
An awareness of ethical and social issues related to engineering, and of professional responsibilities.
The methods used for controlling day-to-day work and records within an engineering company;
The application of technical knowledge in an industrial context at an appropriate level for the student’s qualifications;
The basic financial aspects of the work of a company;
The standard of professional presentation skills required in modern industry.
Lectures; Tutorials, problem classes and group work; Web-based and conventional guided learning; Laboratories; Computer-based workshops; Group design work; Independent work, site visits; industrial placement

Work in an industrial environment under the supervision of an approved Industrial Tutor.

Maintenance of a logbook and completion of training records and/or other records required by the procedures of a company.

Completion of a piece or pieces of work required by the company in the normal operation of its business such that the student develops responsibility for his/her actions.
Unseen and open book examinations; Problem solving exercises; Oral presentations; Computer-based exercises; Written reports; Industrial placement report/presentation; Training records; Written report; Oral Presentation
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Select and apply scientific principles, routine mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools in solving familiar civil engineering problems.
Model and analyse routine engineering systems, processes and products
Search for information for solving a problem, and present it for discussion
Consider given information and extract that which is pertinent to a routine problem
Develop a conceptual design to meet a client's brief and be able to modify an existing design
Apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account of typical technical risks, with some grasp of environmental risk
Take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner
Using computer based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the result.
Using laboratory instrumentation appropriately.
Conduct prescribed laboratory experiments, and draw limited conclusions.
Working safely and promoting safe practice.
Making acceptable presentations of technical information in a variety of ways using a range of media, including reports.
Managing time and resources effectively.
Working as part of a team.
Learning under guidance.
Developing a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints.
Sorting, manipulating and presenting data through a range of standard forms.
To keep suitably referenced records of correspondence;
To write professional reports suitable for presenting to clients;
To give professional oral presentations under pressure of time;
To maintain a professional and responsible attitude to work;
To reflect on their learning.
Lectures; Tutorials and group work; Problem classes; Web-based and conventional guided learning; Computer-based workshops; Group design work; Independent design work; Laboratories; Guided study; Research project, site visits; industrial placement

Exposure to normal work practices within an engineering company under the supervision of an approved Industrial Tutor
Unseen and open book examinations; Problem solving exercises; Oral presentations; Computer-based exercises; Group design reports; Independent design reports; Individual research project; Laboratory reports; industrial placement report/presentation; Training records; Written report; Oral presentations