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BEng (Hons) Electronic & Instrumentation Engg

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This programme aims to produce professional engineers with the skills, expertise and knowledge to apply electronic and instrumentation systems to a wide range of engineering situations. It will equip you with skills via a broad education in electronic and instrumentation engineering with an emphasis on the application of theory into practice.

Programme

Modern electronics is the prime mover of all industrial development and holds an important place in the realm of engineering practice. The major strength of the Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering Programme lies in its faculty, the basic philosophy on which the curriculum is built, and the outstanding laboratory facilities. Students work in a variety of areas including analogue and digital electronics, network analysis and synthesis, digital and analogue system design, signal processing, control system and instrumentation. There is a strong demand for instrumentation engineers in national and multinational process and manufacturing industries as well as in various ministries, government institutions and consulting organisations.

Placement

As part of this programme, placement opportunities are available in various private and government sectors, such as petroleum development companies, oil and gas companies, hospitals, defence, and aviation.

Career Opportunities

This programme offers a number of career options in electronic or instrumentation areas such as microcontroller applications, analogue and digital system design, signal processing, system modelling, control and instrumentation systems.

Awards

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible for an internationally recognised Honours Degree awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Two exit options are available as given below:

  • On successful completion of Level 2: Award of University Diploma
  • On successful completion of Level 4: Award of BEng Honours Degree

The Diploma awarded after Level 2 is equivalent to Diploma (Oman) and BEng Honours Degree awarded after Level 4 is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Oman), conforming to the Oman Qualifications Framework.

Module


Credits Level 1 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Computer Programming This module aims to master basic procedural programming constructs. Students will learn to write and debug small programs using a full range of procedural techniques using a variety of input sources (console, file) and a variety of output destinations (console, file). Students will learn the design principles that are relevant to style of “programming in the small” including decomposition, use of parameters and return values to create flexible components.
20 Circuit Theory and Analysis The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the fundamentals of electrical parameters and apply these fundamentals in the analysis of circuit theory to solve engineering problems required for initial design activities. It provides the student with the basic knowledge of ac and dc circuit analysis and to study capacitors, inductors and magnetic circuits and their applications.
20 Technical Communication This module is aimed at providing students with skills needed to critically analyse, assess and present a technical or a non-technical situation both at group discussions and in writing. The focus is on strengthening students’ ability in technical writing and expressing/ describing the case or situation effectively. Students will learn taking responsibilities and roles in researching and distributing roles to fellow students in the group. This will further enhance their skills in leadership and delegation, time management and providing constructive feedback as well as work effectively in teams. Students will analyse case studies, use practical scientific methods in solving problems and recommend improvements, They learn to research, process, utilise, analyse and present information providing source. They contribute to discussions, exchange information, conduct and participate in meetings, present and discuss proposals. They will work on enhancing and developing proficiency in meeting the communication related requirements of the industry as well as of academic world. They will be able to demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods and give effective presentations.
10 Physics The aim of the module is to provide the student with the basic knowledge and understanding of Physics for its application in the field of Engineering.
20 Electro-Mechanical Workshop This module aims to expose the students to know about:
Safety and importance of PPEs
Method of using fundamental workshop tools and to get professional hands on experience, which is used in day to day activity. Further, students will get an understanding of professional engineer at work in terms of time management and workshop skills.
This module develops a strong foundation for the students to entering into the engineering stream.
20 Technical Mathematics 1 The module provides grounding in a range of mathematical topics including partial fractions, expansion of binomial, inequalities, vectors, trigonometry, matrices, differential and integral calculus. Applications of the mathematics are considered whenever appropriate. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions.Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
20 Mechanical Principles The aim of this module is to provide the students the basic knowledge of Mechanical engineering Science and Principles and apply them to the design and analysis of engineering components.
10 Energy and Environmental Science The aim of this module is to make the student understand the conventional and non-conventional energy sources, energy management, impact of various physical and chemical processes to control and minimize the pollution like air, water, solid, noise and radiation pollution caused by various activities of industries.
  English for Engineers - I
Credits Level 2– Total of 140 Credits
20 Analogue Electronics The aim of this module is to provide the student with knowledge of the characteristics and parameters of various discrete and integrated circuit electronic devices. The aim of this module is also to enable the student to understand the operation and design of a range of electronic circuits including amplifiers, filters, oscillators and timers.
20 Digital Electronics This course will provide the student with an awareness of the scope of digital electronics and the components, methods and strategies used in the design and application of digital circuits.
20 Technical Mathematics 2 This module aims to build on the work of Level 1 and extend those aspects of Mathematics required in this and later stages of the degree programme. The module also provides grounding in those aspects of Calculus required in this and later stages of the degree programme. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions.Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
10 Electronics Lab The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of electronic engineering through the experiments. It provides the student with the knowledge of the operation and characteristics of various electronic devices such as diodes, BJTs, TTL gates, flip-flops, and counters.
20 Employability Skills Development This module focuses on the following key areas:
The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
20 Electrical and Electronic Measurements This module covers the basic concepts of electrical measurements using analogue and digital instruments. Working principle and construction details of measuring instruments like Ammeter, Voltmeter, Wattmeter and CRO are covered in this module. Transducers and display devices are also included to understand the use of electronic instruments in measuring electrical and physical quantities. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
20 Sensors and Transducers The aim of this course is to provide a detailed foundation in the basic construction and fabrication of sensors and transducer. The focus of this course is in the area of Industrial Instrumentation, specific to sultanate of Oman. Concepts of modern sensors used in Industrial Instrumentation applications are introduced in this course.
10 Instrumentation Lab The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of electrical & electronic measuring methods through experiments. It provides the student with the knowledge of the operation of various kinds of measuring instruments.
  English for Engineers –II
Industry Orientation Prog
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Credits Level 3 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Entrepreneurial Skills Development This module focuses on the following key areas:
The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
20 Control Systems The aim of this module is the provision of a detailed foundation in classical control systems from little background. The use of mathematical techniques is kept to a minimum whilst aiming at an understanding of control systems that extends beyond merely qualitative ideas.
20 Signals and Systems The aim of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to analyze, design, and test analogue and digital electronic systems, use various implementation techniques to verify for the designed systems.
10 Control Systems Lab The aim of the course is to provide practical knowledge of sensor and actuators which are useful for the modern industries and also to provide knowledge of virtual instrumentation.
20 Advanced Mathematics The aim of the module is to impart student with the ability to apply mathematics through vector calculus, important transforms, numerical solutions, and probability and statistics as applied to engineering problems applications. Learning is emphasized on the development of students’ ability to apply mathematics and statistics as a tool with understanding to solve engineering problems.Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
20 Non Technical Elective Islamic Ethics and Culture
This module provides a student with good understanding of Islamic ethics and culture and lays foundation to the origin of Islam and Islamic life.
Oman History and Evolution
This module provides a student with good understanding of Omani history and civilization, people of Oman their culture and heritage.
20 Microcontroller and Applications This course aims to develop the student's hardware, software and interface knowledge and skills to perform the necessary analysis, design and implementation activities to build a microcontroller based embedded system capable of performing its intended task within known cost and performance constraints. On completion, the student will have an expanded grasp of microcontroller architecture and peripheral interfaces in the context of program development and system performance for the embedded environment. The student will also gain additional skills and knowledge to design, implement and debug system solutions using a high-level language and an appropriate integrated development environment. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions.Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
10 Microcontroller Lab This course develops the student's knowledge and understanding of typical microcontroller systems, building on CPU architecture and fundamentals of high-level language programming by using appropriate development tools for programming. On completion, the student will have an expanded grasp of microcontroller architecture, instruction set architecture, and peripheral interfaces in the context of program development and system performance for the embedded environment. The student will also gain additional skills and knowledge to design, implement and debug system solutions using a high-level language and an appropriate integrated development environment.
Credits Level 4 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Electronic Design The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to design, construct and test analogue and digital electronic circuits.
20 Industrial Instrumentation The aim of this course is to provide a detailed foundation in sensors and transducer Instrumentation in Oil and Gas industries and the use of Matlab, Simulink and VI software for analyses. The focus of this course is in the area of Industrial Instrumentation, specific to sultanate of Oman. Concepts of modern Industrial Instrumentation theory and applications are introduced in this course. Requirements of Instrumentation for process measurement are stressed upon.
20 Process Control Technology The aim of this course is to provide a detailed foundation in process control system and use of modern software tools such as Matlab, VI-Lab-view and Simulink for analyses. The focus of this course is in the area of process control for petrochemical industries.
10 Research Methodology This module provides the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out effective research work that forms basis underpinning Level 4 Project.
10 Industrial Internship The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of various functions within an industry through orientation programme; to get exposure to various engineering activities including production, production methods, quality and maintenance etc., to gain experience working with professional engineers and knowledge in solving industrial related problems. The module will focus on students gaining hands-on-experience during industrial training.
20 Technical Project This module develops and integrates the technical and project management skills gained from other units. The work carried out in MHH120950 Research Methodology may form the basis of this individual project. The project consists of elements of design, analysis, specification, implementation, validation (testing) and communication.
20 Industrial Studies The aim of this module is to understand the design, planning, operation and control of operating systems and appropriate measures of economic performance; to develop an understanding of maintenance and reliability.
20 Technical Elective

Bio-Medical Instrumentation
This course deals with the design and operation of various types of instrumentation used in the hospitals. Emphasis is also given in trouble shooting of biomedical instruments.

Laser and Optical Instrumentation
The aim of this course is to provide the student with a foundation in advanced optical and laser based instrumentation which will cover a wide range of topics in photonics and laser based instrumentation. This is a useful module for students who are looking for a job in industry or preparing for research in optical instrumentation and laser. The major objectives of the course is to provide the undergraduate students with the knowledge of a broad range of topics in optics, optoelectronics, optical technology, and laser based instrumentation and prepare the students for graduate studies or for an industrial job in optical instrumentation and laser based instrumentation.

Renewable Energy
The course is intended to cover the alternate sources of electrical energy sources. Energy sources from Solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass and waves are covered in this course. Costing aspects are also included for the above sources of energy. Some hybrid sources are also included.

Digital Signal Processing
This module examines the nature of digital signals and the relationship between the S-plane and the Z-plane; the design and implementation of digital filters; the analysis of processor architectures for the efficient implementation of digital signal processing algorithms; concepts and techniques used in the transmission and coding of digital information.

Exit with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering

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