Bangor University, School of Electronic EngineeringBy Asian Correspondent Dec 11, 2012 4:13PM UTC
Bangor University, School of Electronic Engineering
Bangor University is a UK leader, and according to Times Higher Education, it ranks well inside the top 300 universities worldwide. Asian students seeking engineering qualifications gravitate to the university due to its research prowess and affordability factor.
The School of Electronic Engineering offers a range of specialized programs in electronics engineering. Much of the curriculum is planned through collaboration with the School of Computer Science, ensuring interdisciplinary relevance and a lively academic environment.
Bangor University research is outstanding. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, Bangor ranked second in the UK, setting the stage for excellent postgraduate education opportunities.
All of the courses at Bangor a bolstered by strong industry links, granting students the opportunity to gain experience and lay the foundations of a professional network before they graduate. Many of the programs can also arrange for students to take a yearlong work placement between their second and third years.
The labs and facilities operated by the School of Electronics Engineering are cutting-edge, and every student receives a laptop outfitted with relevant, up-to-date software upon enrollment. Many of the degrees are accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and graduates can waive the admission examinations and become automatic members.
These are the main engineering degrees offered at Bangor University:
Computing Systems Engineering (BEng, MEng or BSc)
The BEng and MEng courses cover the hardware and software aspects of designing computer systems. Meanwhile, the BSc is intended for students who lack typical qualifications in mathematics and physics but would like to pursue an interest in computer science to degree level.
Control and Instrumentation Engineering (MEng)
This four-year master’s course covers general aspects of electronic engineering along with more specialized modules. Control and Instrumentation comes to play in a variety of contexts. Graduates assume positions everywhere from manufacturing facilities to renewable energy production plants.
Critical Safety Engineering (MEng)
This is a new, four-year program at Bangor, and it prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed to design, specify, audit and manage critical safety systems. Strong links with the public sector and transportation industry provide dynamic career opportunities for graduates.
Electronic Engineering (BEng, MEng or BSc)
The BEng and MEng courses in this field prepare students to assume a technical or managerial role as an electronics engineering in a high-tech field. The BSc course has been specially designed for students who lack the usual qualifications in mathematics and physics and compensates for this in the coursework.
Music Technology and Electronics (BSc)
This program blends creativity with technical expertise to great effect. It is taught jointly by the Schools of Electronic Engineering and Music, and students can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts if they prefer. The BSc course focuses on engineering and design aspects of music and audio creation.
The city of Bangor is the perfect size for a university town. It’s small enough to feel warm and welcoming, but it still has plenty going on in the way of shopping, dining and recreation. Bangor also has a reputation as one of the most affordable cities in the UK, which makes the university even more attractive to international students.
Bangor University campus is a dynamic place to live and study. Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled, and that hail from upwards of 110 different nations. Classroom discussions and project work cross national and cultural boundaries on a daily basis, and graduates are primed to work internationally in a multicultural environment.
The university hosts more than 150 societies that span academic subjects, sports, music and leisure. Getting involved is a great way for international students to integrate and develop a stronger sense of belonging.
Bangor is by the sea, and there are plenty of attractions around the university, including a castle, waterfall and attractive bridges. The city cathedral dates to the 6th century and stands at the heart of the city. Meanwhile, the Victorian pier provides pleasant seaside views. This area springs to life every evening when as the surrounding pub scene lights up.