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1 The Third Year EEE/ISE B.Eng. / M.Eng. Information for students finishing second year in 2011 Third year organiser EEE: Paul Mitcheson ISE coordinator: Jeremy Pitt

2 3 rd year - overview Years 1 and 2 were about giving you core knowledge across all of EEE/ISE Now you get to specialise and concentrate on the things that you find the most interesting The good news – most people consider year 2 is the hardest In year 3 there is a group design and build project for MEng and individual project for BEng What must happen for you to move from EE/ISE2 to EE/ISE3?

3 Step 1 - Pass your EE2/ISE2 Exams Good luck Don’t cheat (don’t take prohibited items into the exam room – this is an exam offense) If you are suspected of cheating, the case is handled by registry: the dept has little or no say in your fate Exam Offenses Policy is available at: There are 3 options if you are found guilty of cheating: Minor reprimand (impossible if you have done anything other than something totally trivial) Fail the year (most likely) Expulsion (automatic on second offense)

4 This Years Exam Results 2011 Examiners meeting is Friday 8 th July Pass/Fail (only) indication available from Monday 11 th July on the dept web site Full results from Registry in late July Make sure Registry and the U/G Office have an up to date address for you

5 What if it all goes wrong? If you marginally fail your result is deferred and you may be given a Supplementary Qualifying Test (SQT) Maths SQT is normally an examination here in London in early September EE SQT will normally be in the form of a re-sit of selected questions here in London in the same week Problem cases interviewed soon after 11 th July

6 Assuming you pass….. You need to know and consider: The differences between the degree streams The lecture courses on offer (you now have options…) The marking and coursework scheme The critical times for responses from you

7 Step 2 - Deciding Streams Three year courses: B.Eng. EE B.Eng. ISE Four year courses: M.Eng. ISE M.Eng. E&E Eng (Technology Oriented) M.Eng. E&E Eng with Management M.Eng. E&E Eng with Year Abroad M.Eng. ISE with Year Abroad

8 B.Eng. or M.Eng. ? Little difference in first two years – general material Choice now is between 1 year or 2 years of specialisation 4th year courses are M.Sc. Courses about 40 E&E Eng options to choose from ISE students can also choose from around 10 DoC courses M.Eng. EEE has an entrance requirement >50% in second year overall and >50% in Maths and no SQTs from EE2 Year abroad requires higher grade (>55%) and evidence of language skills for some cases. M.Eng. ISE has an entrance requirement >50% in second year overall and no SQTs or resits Year abroad requires higher grade (>55%) and evidence of language skills for some cases.

9 M.Eng. or B.Eng. ? M.Eng. necessary for UK Chartered Engineer Possible to become chartered with 2(ii) B.Eng plus an approved master degree Most countries in the world expect engineering degrees to be at least 4 years. Bologna declaration foresees European norm of 3-year Bachelor’s degree followed by 2-year Master’s degree for professional engineers A Master’s (M.Eng.) degree as a first degree not always understood outside UK – although with Bologna and ECTS this is not really an issue

10 Year Abroad Scheme Students go abroad in their final year to one of the following: ENST Paris (for students specializing in Communication), ENST Paris INPG Grenoble, INPG Grenoble Ecole Polytecnique,Ecole Polytecnique Politecnico of Milan, Politecnico of Milan KTH (for students specializing in Power), KTH LTH (for students specializing in Control), LTH KU Leuven, KU Leuven University of Seville, University of Seville University of Rome "Tor Vergata“ RWTH Aachen, RWTH Aachen ETH Zurich, ETH Zurich TU Delft,TU Delft ParisTech.ParisTech University of California National University of Singapore.National University of Singapore Tel Aviv University Information via the intranet and advice from Prof. Astolfi www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.astolfi/teaching/yearabroad Final decision to go abroad is taken during the 3 rd year Students need to follow technical stream in 3 rd year if in E&E Eng

11 Step 3 – Choose courses EEE Eng Autumn Term Subjects (Provisional) CodeCourse TitleCodeCourse Title 3-01Analogue ICs and Systems 3-02Instrumentation 3-03Communication Systems 3-07Digital Signal Processing 3-09Control Engineering 3-10Mathematics for Signals and Systems 3-14Power Electronics3-06VHDL and Logic Synthesis 3-18Microwave Technology 3-14 will clash with 3-06

12 EEE Eng Spring Term Subjects (Provisional) CodeCourse TitleCodeCourse Title 3-19Real Time DSP 3-05Digital system Design 3-11Advanced Electronic Devices 3-08Advanced Signal Processing 3-12Optoelectronics3-16Artificial Intelligence 3-13Electrical Energy systems 3-17Communication Networks 3-11 will clash with 3-08, 3-12 will clash with 3-16 Even if lectures do not clash, the exams will…

13 ISE Subjects Autumn Term (Provisional) (check DoC's database for details of DoC courses)DoC's database All optional EE3-03Communication Systems EE3-06VHDL and Logic Synthesis EE3-07Digital Signal Processing EE3-09Control Engineering EE3-10Mathematics for Signals and Systems EE3-15User-centred Information Systems CO335Distributed Systems CO337Simulation and Modelling CO343Operations Research Clashes currently unknown as timetable also depends on DoC

14 ISE Subjects Spring Term (Provisional) (check DoC's database for details of DoC courses)DoC's database All optional except databases EE3-05Digital System Design EE3-08Advanced Signal Processing EE3-16Artificial Intelligence EE3-17Communication Networks EE3-19Real-time Digital Signal Processing CO317Graphics EE4-52Embedded Systems CO526CompulsoryDatabases CO318Custom Computing CO341Introduction to Bioinformatics CO527Computer Networks and Distributed Systems CO528Concurrent Programming Clashes currently unknown as timetable also depends on DoC

15 Award of Honours for EE3 BEng Part III is worth 1/2 of your degree Each technical module has associated coursework. Within each module, the coursework weighting can vary but is normally 25% or 40% or 100% with a written examination making up the remainder of the mark. Modules that are 100% coursework will normally include a class test weighted at 15%. The overall module mark is weighted as 65% of Part 3 The individual project is worth 35% of Part 3 See the award of honours page on the EE web

16 Award of Honours for EE3 MEng Part III is worth 5/16 of your degree Each technical module has associated coursework. Within each module, the coursework weighting can vary but is normally 25% or 40% or 100% with a written examination making up the remainder of the mark. Modules that are 100% coursework will normally include a class test weighted at 15%. The overall module mark is weighted as 80% of Part 3 The individual project is worth 20% of Part 3 See the award of honours page on the EE web

17 Numbers of Lecture Courses - EEE Basic Lecture Course Programme B.Eng.: 6 Technical + 1 Humanities/Business/Language M.Eng. (T, EY or ISE): 7 Technical + 1 H/B/L M.Eng. (EM) : 3 Business + 5 Other (Technical or H/B/L) Extra Subjects B.Eng or M.Eng.: 1 extra course (T or B) can be taken (Only 1 humanity allowed per year) Other Considerations for M.Eng. (EM) All 6 Core business courses must be taken across 3 rd and 4 th year (minimum of 2 core courses taken in year 3) At least 7 technical lecture courses must be taken across 3 rd and 4 th year 3 rd year lecture courses can be taken in 4 th year (unlike T and EY)

18 Numbers of Lecture Courses - ISE Considerations for ISE CO526 Databases is compulsory At least one optional technical course from both E&E Eng and Doc: »B.Eng.(ISE): CO526 + I DoC + 1 E&EEng + 1 H/B/L + 3 DoC/E&EEng »M.Eng.(ISE): CO526 + I DoC + 1 E&EEng + 1 H/B/L + 4 DoC/E&EEng

19 Choosing Extra Subjects EEE and ISE Each course carries 20 hours of coursework as well as the 20 lectures You have to be good to cope with the extra work You can start more courses than you intend to finish (but not Business courses) You may only do one Humanities course There is a distorted average used when computing marks with an extra subject

20 Should I take an extra subject? Manipulate the formulae on the previous page and you can show that: If the mark in your additional subject is less than half the average of the best 8, you loose. Don’t take extra subjects unless you are doing well. Better to just pass 7 subjects than just fail 8

21 Step 4 – register for courses Technical subjects are registered on the EE web pages Humanities subjects are registered on the humanities web pages and once confirmed you must then register the course on the EE pages. Business school options are also registered first with BS and then with EE once confirmed

22 Business School Subjects Registration opens in June and runs until September - but popular courses fill up quickly so register ASAP after registration opens (first-come, first- served) Details via Business School webpage These courses can not be dropped once chosen (i.e. after the closing date) Once you have a place, also register it at E&E Eng. Registration page

23 Special Consideration for M.Eng. Your choices in third year affect the range of choices you can make in fourth year There are about 40 technical subjects in 4 th year They are not evenly distributed across the topic areas: Comms, Sig. Proc. & Control & Power have lots of courses In general, you need third year courses as preparation for fourth year courses even if they are not strictly pre- requisites. This should influence your choice in third year. Check prerequisites.

24 Project Work B.Eng. Individual Project Dr Tom Clarke will give details early next year You can suggest a project or pick from list The range of topics is likely to be similar to that shown on the 20010/11 website M.Eng. EEE Group Project – design and build ISE Group Project on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems ISE students can organise an Industrial Elective if they wish Project interviews/presentations occur in last week of Summer term. Do not be away.

25 Just in case you missed that… (Group) project interviews/presentations/ demos occur in last week of Summer term. Do not be away.

26 Step 5 - Programme Advice You will have a meeting with tutor in first week of next academic year Look through the course descriptions on the EE website Try to balance subjects sensibly between terms Your third year tutor is normally your first or second year tutor Year Group Meeting: (probably) Monday of first week next year

27 Critical Times Humanities registration has opened (first come first serve) 27 th May - Course Information meeting July/August - E&E Eng Dept registration web-page opens Confirm your choice of stream Register provisional choice of subject options You will be ed when this opens 11 th July – Pass Fail info available from web 20 th June – BS registration opens September - Final Registration of Stream (B.Eng. / M.Eng.) September - Cut-off of Provisional Subject Registration October - Course Advice Session (register before advice) Mid February - Final Registration of all E&EEng/DoC Subjects

28 The IET Power Academy An industry and IET initiative to promote careers in the electrical power industry Offers bursaries (£2200 p.a. plus £1000 toward fees) plus summer placements and training – subject to upcoming revision Talk to Dr Chaudhuri for more information And look at:

29 Industrial Scholarships  Get connected with employers in the electronics industry and benefit from:  An annual bursary of up to £1,500  Paid summer work placements  Industrial mentoring  Professional development and training UKSEF offers industrial scholarships to students studying BEng and MEng degrees in electronics or electrical and electronic engineering at UKESF partner universities. Successful candidates are matched with sponsoring companies for scholarships that include annual bursaries, paid summer work placements and mentoring. Further information is available from the UG Office

30 And Back to Step 1… Good luck in your exams!


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