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Unit information: Year of Study Abroad in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Year of Study Abroad
Unit code EENG30600
Credit points 120
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Achim
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


The MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Study Abroad (HH62) was introduced two years ago. In its first year of operation students abroad were registered on the unit EENG30500 which is more appropriate for students studying in Europe. Students who study in Europe are taught in the home language of the European university they attend. Students taking this unit are taught in English and therefore the emphasis is on studying a technical subject in another country. This unit is therefore more appropriate for students who are studying in an English speaking overseas university.


  • To give students the opportunity to study a technical subject in English, in a university abroad.
  • To give students the opportunity to experience mobility as part of their student life.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will acquire skills similar to those corresponding to the third year of the H606 programme offered at Bristol. In particular, students are required to ensure that material equivalent to the following units forms part of their Year 3 abroad: Control 3 (EENG33000), Embedded and Real-Time Systems - Basic (EENG34030), VLSI Design 3 (EENG34050), Networks and Protocols 3 (EENG34200), Electronics 3 (EENG36000), Industrial Electronics 3 (EENG37000). The learning outcomes should be equivalent to the learning outcomes defined by these units In addition, students are advised to take a group project equivalent to EENG 38030 while abroad. This ensures that students who study abroad are satisfying all the professional requirements of the discipline when they return from their year abroad.

Teaching details

The host institutions programme structure and modes of teaching will be followed. All institutions are approved by the university in consultation with the department for international exchange via the international office.

Assessment Details

Assessments for the year will be based on the work at the chosen University. Assessment methods are in the form of written exams and submission of assessed coursework. All assessments are run by the host institution. The assessment is to be based on approximately 120 Bristol credits or a minimum of 100 with additional project work. Each destination will have a designated number of credits that is considered equivalent of 120 Bristol credit points. The mark awarded by the chosen University will be adjusted to an equivalent Bristol mark using approved conversion algorithms.

Reading and References

Reading lists will be provided by the host University.