2019/2020

BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic) / ME (Electrical and Electronic)

Last updated on 18 September 2019

NFQ Level 8/9, Major Award

General

From 2018/19 students enter First Year Engineering and complete a common programme of study. In Second Year students enter separate programmes leading to degrees in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering and Process and Chemical Engineering.

NOTE: Students who entered Third Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic) prior to 2017/18 will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic). Students entering Third Year from 2017/18 may at the end of Third Year register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic). Students who choose not / are not eligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic).

No student may register for Second Year until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the First University Examination in Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AM2032 Numerical Methods and Programming (5 credits)
CE2001 Solid and Structural Mechanics I (5 credits)
EE2011 Digital Electronics (5 credits)
EE2012 Linear Circuit Analysis (5 credits)
EE2013 Non-Linear Circuit Analysis (5 credits)
EE2014 Signals and Systems 1 (5 credits)
EE2015 Signals and Systems 2 (5 credits)
EE2016 Electrical Power Engineering I (5 credits)
EE2017 Electrical Power Engineering II (5 credits)
EE2020 Semiconductor Devices (5 credits)
MA2013 Mathematics for Engineering (5 credits)
PE2003 Heat Transfer (5 credits)

Students Repeating Second Year BE (Hons) in 2019/20
A student who repeats the second year of the programme must pass and progress in the current prescribed programme which may differ from the programme in an earlier attempt year. Where a student has been granted exemptions due to having passed module(s) in an earlier attempt year, an exemption in any particular module is relevant to the repeat year only where that module is included in the current prescribed programme. Students repeating third year BE (Hons) in 2019/20 may be required to take new modules as prescribed by the School.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Third Year until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

EE3011 Power Electronics and AC Machines (5 credits)
EE3012 Electric Vehicle Energy Systems (5 credits)
EE3013 Electromagnetic Fields for Engineers (5 credits)
EE3014 Signal Processing (5 credits)
EE3015 Telecommunications I (5 credits)
EE3016 Control Engineering I (5 credits)
EE3018 Analogue Integrated Circuits (5 credits)
EE3019 Digital Integrated Circuits (5 credits)
EE3021 Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Commercial World and Work Placement (5 credits)
EE3022 Electronic Circuit Design (5 credits)
EE3023 Electronic Embedded Systems (5 credits)
ME3003 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)

Note: The Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering shall be held in Spring to allow students to participate in the module Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Commercial World (EE3021).

Most of the workload and formal assessment associated with EE3021 takes place in third year. However, the elements of assessment associated with the work placement (which is carried out principally during the third semester of third year, i.e. before the commencement of Fourth Year) are examined at the start of Fourth year. Therefore, the performance in EE3021 is formally reported at the Fourth Year Examination Board. A pass in EE3021 is a requirement for the award of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Degree. Students who have registered for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic) and fail EE3021 at the first attempt will be ineligible to continue on the ME programme and will be re-registered on Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic).

Year Abroad (Third Year)
On the recommendation of the Head of the School of Engineering and subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, a student may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of his/her BE studies at an approved institution abroad following a study programme equivalent to 60 credits. Where a language other than English is the language of instruction at the approved host institution, up to 20 credits of the programme may be dedicated to formal study of the language of instruction, subject to the approval of the Head of School of Engineering. The detailed programme of study shall be proposed by the student in consultation with the approved host institution and the Director of the BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Programme and shall require the approval of the Head of School of Engineering.

The student will be examined by the approved host institution. A student who achieves a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have passed the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A student who fails to achieve a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have failed the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and will be eligible to undertake the Third Year programme at UCC in a Repeat Year. The detailed transcript of results will be communicated by the host institution to the Autumn Examination Board, UCC, and will form part of the student's formal academic record.

Registered Second Year Electrical and Electronic Engineering students who have achieved a 2H1 in first year may apply to undertake the Third Year of their BE studies abroad. An application to study abroad must be made to the Head of the School of Engineering by 31st January. Permission to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be conditional on the student achieving at least a 2H1 in the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Summer Examination.

The number of students who may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be limited by the number of places available in any given year at approved host institutions.

Entry to the ME in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Entry to the ME in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is determined based on student performance during Third Year. Students who pass the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, achieving at least a 2H2 will be eligible to register for Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic). Students who are eligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic), but choose not to, will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic). Students passing the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering who are ineligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic).

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Third Year until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Electricaland Electronic Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

EE3011 Power Electronics and AC Machines (5 credits)
EE3012 Electric Vehicle Energy Systems (5 credits)
EE3013 Electromagnetic Fields for Engineers (5 credits)
EE3014 Signal Processing (5 credits)
EE3015 Telecommunications I (5 credits)
EE3016 Control Engineering I (5 credits)
EE3018 Analogue Integrated Circuits (5 credits)
EE3019 Digital Integrated Circuits (5 credits)
EE3022 Electronic Circuit Design (5 credits)
EE3023 Electronic Embedded Systems (5 credits)
ME3003 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
ST3905 Applied Probability and Statistics (5 credits)

Year Abroad (Third Year)
On the recommendation of the Head of the School of Engineering and subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, a student may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of his/her BE studies at an approved institution abroad following a study programme equivalent to 60 credits. Where a language other than English is the language of instruction at the approved host institution, up to 20 credits of the programme may be dedicated to formal study of the language of instruction, subject to the approval of the Head of School of Engineering. The detailed programme of study shall be proposed by the student in consultation with the approved host institution and the Director of the BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Programme and shall require the approval of the Head of School of Engineering.

The student will be examined by the approved host institution. A student who achieves a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have passed the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A student who fails to achieve a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have failed the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and will be eligible to undertake the Third Year programme at UCC in a Repeat Year. The detailed transcript of results will be communicated by the host institution to the Autumn Examination Board, UCC, and will form part of the student's formal academic record.

Registered Second Year Electrical and Electronic Engineering students who have achieved a 2H1 in first year may apply to undertake the Third Year of their BE studies abroad. An application to study abroad must be made to the Head of the School of Engineering by 31st January. Permission to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be conditional on the student achieving at least a 2H1 in the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Summer Examination.

The number of students who may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be limited by the number of places available in any given year at approved host institutions.

Work Placement Module in Fourth Year (BE Hons)
A student who wishes to take the elective module, EE4060 BE Work Placement, in Fourth Year is required to have made final arrangements, as prescribed by the Module Co-ordinator, for the work placement by 31 May of their Third year. The work placement is undertaken during the period, June to September, after the Third Year University Examination. A student who makes arrangements for taking the work placement module and fails to pass the Third University Summer Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will not be permitted to take the module for examination in Fourth Year. The module is described in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020. Further information is available from the Module Co-ordinator.

Entry to the ME in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Entry to the ME in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is determined based on student performance during Third Year. Students who pass the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, achieving at least a 2H2 will be eligible to register for Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic). Students who are eligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic), but choose not to, will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic). Students passing the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering who are ineligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic).

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

In Fourth Year students complete either the BE (Hons) or the ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic)as follows:

No student may register for Fourth Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In order to be admitted to the BE (Hons) Degree / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic) Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

BE (Hons)
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
EE4016 Transmission Lines (5 credits)
EE4019 Photonic Signals and Systems Application (5 credits)
EE4050 BE Project (10 credits)
MG4034 Entrepreneurial Business Start-Ups (5 credits)

and 10 credits from the following Electrical or Electronic options:

either

Electrical
EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives (5 credits)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)

or
Electronic
EE4022 Analogue IC Design (5 credits)
EE4023 Digital IC Design (5 credits)

and 15 credits from the following:

EE4004 Telecommunications II (5 credits)
EE4007 Optical Communication Systems and Devices (5 credits)
EE4011 Radio Frequency IC Design (5 credits)
EE4012 Biomedical Systems (5 credits)
EE4024 Processing of Integrated Circuits (5 Credits)

Note that elective modules are offered subject to sufficient teaching resources being available, and to a sufficient number of students taking a particular module.

Students Repeating Fourth Year BE (Hons) in 2019/20
A student who repeats the fourth year of the programme must pass and progress in the current prescribed programme which may differ from the programme in an earlier attempt year. Where a student has been granted exemptions due to having passed module(s) in an earlier attempt year, an exemption in any particular module is relevant to the repeat year only where that module is included in the current prescribed programme. Students repeating fourth year BE (Hons) in 2019/20 may be required to take new modules as prescribed by the School.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

ME Pathway
Students take modules to the value of 60 credits, consisting of 30 credits of lecture modules specified in Part A and a Placement Module in Part B to the value of 30 credits as follows:

Part A:
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
EE4016 Transmission Lines (5 Credits)
EE4019 Photonic Signals and Systems Application (5 credits)
EE4022 Analogue IC Design (5 credits)

Part B:
EE6060 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Work Placement (30 credits)

Change of Registration to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic)
A student may elect to change registration to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) provided formal notification is received by the Student Records and Examinations Office (sreo@ucc.ie) before the end of Week 8 of Semester 1 of Fourth Year.

Students Repeating Fourth Year ME Pathway in 2019/20
A student who repeats the fourth year of the programme must pass and progress in the current prescribed programme which may differ from the programme in an earlier attempt year. Where a student has been granted exemptions due to having passed module(s) in an earlier attempt year, an exemption in any particular module is relevant to the repeat year only where that module is included in the current prescribed programme. Students repeating fourth year ME Pathway in 2019/20 may be required to take new modules as prescribed by the School.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BE (Hons) Degree / ME (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

In Fourth Year students complete either the BE (Hons) or the ME (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway as follows

No student may register for Fourth Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In order to be admitted to the BE (Hons) Degree / ME Pathway (Electrical and Electronic) Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

BE (Hons)
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
EE4016 Transmission Lines (5 credits)
EE4019 Photonic Signals and Systems Application (5 credits)
EE4050 BE Project (10 credits)
MG4034 Entrepreneurial Business Start-Ups (5 credits)

and 10 credits from the following Electrical or Electronic options:

either

Electrical
EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives (5 credits)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)

or
Electronic
EE4022 Analogue IC Design (5 credits)
EE4023 Digital IC Design (5 credits)

and 15 credits from the following:

EE4004 Telecommunications II (5 credits)
EE4007 Optical Communication Systems and Devices (5 credits)
EE4011 Radio Frequency IC Design (5 credits)
EE4012 Biomedical Systems (5 credits)
EE4024 Processing of Integrated Circuits (5 Credits)
EE4060 BE Work Placement (5 Credits)

Note that elective modules are offered subject to sufficient teaching resources being available, and to a sufficient number of students taking a particular module.

Work Placement Module in Fourth Year (BE Hons)
A student who wishes to take the elective module, EE4060 BE Work Placement, in Fourth Year is required to have made final arrangements, as prescribed by the Module Co-ordinator, for the work placement by 31 May of their Third year. The work placement is undertaken during the period, June to September, after the Third Year University Examination. A student who makes arrangements for taking the work placement module and fails to pass the Third University Summer Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will not be permitted to take the module for examination in Fourth Year. The module is described in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020. Further information is available from the Module Co-ordinator.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

ME Pathway
Students take modules to the value of 60 credits, consisting of 30 credits of lecture modules specified in Part A and a Placement Module in Part B to the value of 30 credits as follows:

Part A:
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
EE4016 Transmission Lines (5 Credits)
EE4019 Photonic Signals and Systems Application (5 credits)
EE4022 Analogue IC Design (5 credits)

Part B:
EE6060 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Work Placement (30 credits)

Change of Registration to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Electrical and Electronic)
A student may elect to change registration to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) provided formal notification is received by the Student Records and Examinations Office (sreo@ucc.ie) before the end of Week 8 of Semester 1 of Fourth Year.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BE (Hons) Degree / ME (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Fifth Year of the ME until he/she has passed the Fourth ME Pathway University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Final ME (Electrical and Electronic) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Fourth ME Pathway University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules:
EE6050 ME Research Project (20 credits)
MG6315 Project Management (5 credits)
MG6327 Entrepreneurship Practice and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)

plus
Students must choose a maximum of 10 credits from Group I (if not taken in Year 4) and a minimum of a 20 credits from Group II.
The sum of units taken from Groups I and II must equal 30 credits. A student may not study more than 20 credits from Groups I and II in Semester 1. A student may not study more than 20 credits from Groups I and II in Semester 2. Modules in Group I and Group II are offered subject to availability and timetabling cnstraints. Alternative modules may be offered. The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Head of Discipline of Elecreical and Electronic Engineering.

Group I Modules
EE4004 Telecommunications II (5 credits)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
EE4012 Biomedical Systems (5 credits)
EE4023 Digital IC Design (5 credits)
NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems (5 credits)

Group II Modules
EE6034 Optical Communications and Optoelectronics (5 credits)
EE6036 Design of RF Integrated Circuits (5 credits)
EE6038 Advanced VLSI Design (5 credits)
EE6040 Mobile and Cellular Communications (5 credits)
EE6041 Advanced Digital Signal Processing (5 credits)
EE6042 Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless and Cellular Systems (5 credits)
EE6044 Advanced Analogue IC Design (5 credits)
EE6045 Data Converter Techniques: Circuits and Architectures (5 credits)
EE6047 Semiconductor IC Processing (5 credits)
EE6048 Smart Grids (5 credits)
ME6008 Robotics (5 credits)
ME6012 Advanced Robotics (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the ME (Electrical and Electronic) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fifth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for ME (Electrical and Electronic) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BE (Electrical and Electronic) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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