Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering

To be eligible for admission a candidate must have:
At least 5 ‘O’ Levels including Mathematics, Physical Science and English Language
AND
5.2 Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics, Physics and a third relevant Science subject
OR
Higher National Diploma (HND) in either Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or
Electric Power Engineering and Control & Instrumentation and other relevant HEXCO.

Registration shall normally take place at a specified time determined by the Bindura University of Science Education in accordance with General Regulations.

The programme shall extend over a period of five years, each year comprising of two semesters. Students are expected to do a minimum of ten courses in each academic year during Part I, II, III and V.
                   Part I Semester I Semester II
                   Part II Semester I Semester II
                   Part III Semester I Semester II
                   Part IV Semester I Semester II
                   Part V Semester I Semester II
In Part IV students will be on Industrial Attachment.

ASSESSMENT OF COURSES

  1. Each taught course shall normally be assessed through a three-hour final examination and course work.
  2. Where a practical examination is not included in a course, evaluations shall be based on course work assessment and final examinations. Course work shall account for 30% and the final examination shall account for 70% of the overall assessment.
  3. The Research Project assessment shall be based on a dissertation submitted on a specified date set by the Departmental Board. Students may be required to present a seminar or attend an oral examination based on their research project.
  4. Students shall be attached to a relevant organisation/institution for at least eight (8) months.
          Students shall produce a report at the end of their attachment.
  5. The student report shall follow the format set by the Department.
    5.1  College lecturers shall normally visit students twice in the year for assessment.
    5.2 There shall be line supervisors at places of attachment who shall assess each student’s progress.
    5.3 The weighting of the assessment shall be as follows:
           • Host Organisation: 50%
           • College Supervisor(s)/Lecturers: 20%
           • Student Report: 30%

DETERMINATION OF RESULTS

  •  For each Practical Course, Lab Course or Project Course and for each student the Departmental Panel of Examiners shall determine a final mark and whether that student has passed or failed that Course. The final mark shall be based on the observation of student’s performance in the laboratory, classroom or in the field and the assessment of the written report or the dissertation.
  • For any other Course, the Departmental Panel of Examiners shall determine, for each student a course work assessment mark, a final examination mark, a final mark and whether the student has passed or failed that course.
  • The Departmental Panel shall submit, for each course under its control and each student, enrolled in that course, the final mark and the result to the Faculty Board of Examiners.


AWARDING AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE DEGREE
To be eligible for the award of a Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering, a candidate must have passed all the courses in the programme

The following grading shall be adopted for all courses:
Class Mark (%)
          1         :   75-100
         2.1       :   65-74
         2.2       :   60-64
         Pass    :   50-59
         Fail      :    Less than 50

Each degree shall be classified using results of all parts and the weighting shall be as follows:
        Part I 10%
        Part II 15%
        Part III 25%
        Part IV 10%
        Part V 40%
 In each Part, marks for the ten courses in which the student has obtained the highest scores, including marks for all the Core Courses, will be used to classify the student’s degree class.
Results shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations.

CodeDescription CorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 1101Engineering Mathematics IAY 4
EEN 1102Engineering DrawingY 4
EEN 1103Modern PhysicsY 4
EEN 1104Electrical Engineering CircuitsY 4
EEN 1105Electronic Engineering WorkshopY 4
CS 101Introduction to Computer ScienceY 4
PC 103Communication SkillsY 4
HS 102Health EducationY 4
     
Part I Semester II    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 1201Engineering Mathematics 1BY 4
EEN 1202Electrical MeasurementsY 4
EEN 1203Analogue ElectronicsY 4
EEN 1204Electronic Engineering CircuitsY 4
EEN 1205Electronic Engineering WorkshopY 4
EEN 1206Software Engineering ConceptsY 4
EEN 1207Graphics for Electronic EngineersY 4
     
Part II Semester I    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 2101Engineering Mathematics 2AY 4
EEN 2102Network TheoryY 4
EEN 2103Electrical MachinesY 4
EEN 2104Digital ElectronicsY 4
EEN 2105MicroprocessorsY 4
EEN 2106Design ProjectY 4
EEN 2107LaboratoryY 4
     
Part II Semester II    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 2201Engineering Mathematics 2BY 4
EEN 2202Electromagnetic Fields & MaterialsY 4
EEN 2203Electronic DrivesY 4
EEN 2204The Professional EngineerY 4
EEN 2205Digital Devices and SystemsY 4
EEN 2206Design ProjectY 4
EEN 2207LaboratoryY 4
EEN 2208Computer EngineeringY 4
     
Part III Semester I    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 3101Engineering MathematicsY 4
EEN 3102Digital Signal ProcessingY 4
EEN 3104Linear Integrated CircuitsY 4
EEN 3105Analogue CommunicationsY 4
EEN 3106Software EngineeringY 4
EEN 3107Design ProjectY 4
EEN 3108LaboratoryY 4
  Y 4
Part III Semester II    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 3201Electromagnetic TheoryY 4
EEN 3202Embedded Computer SystemsY 4
EEN 3203Control EngineeringY 4
EEN 3204Design ProjectY 4
EEN 3205LaboratoryY 4
EEN 3206Digital CommunicationsY 4
     
PART IV    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 4000Industrial Attachment  40
     
Part V Semester I    
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN5101Engineering ManagementY 4
EEN5102Integrated Circuits and MicroelectronicsY 4
EEN 5103Communication Systems PerformanceY 4
EEN 5104Computer Architecture and Operating SystemsY 4
EEN 5105Modern Control EngineeringY 4
EEN 5106Honours ProjectY 4
     
 Part V Semester II   
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 5201Engineering ManagementY 4
EEN 5202Honours ProjectY 12
 Optional Courses (Select two): –   
CodeDescriptionCorePre-ReqWeight
EEN 5203VLSI Design  4
EEN 5204Power Electronics Applications  4
EEN 5205Communication Systems  4
EEN 5206R F and Microwave Devices and Circuits  4
EEN 5207Mobile Communication Systems Design  4
EEN 5208High Speed Networks  4
EEN 5209Advanced Software Engineering  4
EEN 5210Industrial Control  4

PREAMBLE
The programme is designed focussing on electronics as a specialty in the engineering field. It offers students up-to-date courses in microelectronics and applications. It covers analysis and design using latest international tools and software adopted by modern industry. The curriculum is designed incorporating solid background of the primary electronic engineering areas such as computers, communications, power and control. Students attain the needed practical skills that go hand in hand with the learned theoretical knowledge in various fields.

The programme and its regulations are adapted from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo (Yearbook 19 2011/2012 pg. 645 – 687).

The course codes have been changed to Bindura University of Science Education codes, but the narrations and synopsis have been maintained.

Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) university wide courses have been added.
The courses SCS 1101 Introduction to Computer Science and TCE 1103 Professional Engineering Skills were replaced by BUSE university wide courses CS101 Introduction to Computer Science and PC103 Communication Skills respectively.

These regulations shall be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations for undergraduate degrees of Bindura University of Science Education, hereafter referred to as the General Regulations.


AIMS
The main objective of the programme is to produce highly skilled Electronic Engineering professionals capable of designing, constructing, manufacturing, maintaining and commissioning electronic circuits in the computer industry, telecommunications and electronics industry and in the manufacturing industry.
The programme has the following educational aims:

  •  To develop intellectual and professional skills that will enable graduates of the programme to have a successful professional career.
  • To instil habits of good workmanship, sound engineering traits and ethics so that the graduates of the program will continue to learn and to adapt in a world of constantly evolving and innovative technology.
  • To build team spirit for the graduates to collaborate with others to solve problems with creative thinking and effective communication.


PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
The programme provides opportunities for student to develop and fit into the Electronic Engineering field.
A.  Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the programme students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

A1. Mathematics, Science, and Engineering applications.
A2. Contemporary issues.
A2. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

B. Cognitive/Intellectual skills/Application of Knowledge
At the end of the programme students should be able to:

B1. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
B2. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
B3. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

C. Communication/ICT/Numeracy/Analytic Techniques/Practical Skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:

C1. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
C2. Communicate effectively.
C3. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

D. General transferable skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:

D1. Demonstrate understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
D2. Recognise the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning while influencing communities.

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates from this programme can embark on diverse careers as: aerospace engineer, broadcast engineer, control and instrumentation engineer, design engineer, electrical engineer, electronics engineer, IT consultant, network engineer, nuclear engineer, systems analyst, management consultant, multimedia programmer, project manager, technical author, technical sales engineer