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Study Guide2009Bachelor course In Electrical / Electronic EngineeringStudy routes Telecommunication Mechatronics / Robotics

Table of Contents1. ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, FULL-TIME 4 YEAR ENGLISH BACHELOR COURSE ..5

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.72.

OBJECTIVE AND TERMS OF COMPLETION STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME THE MAJOR-MINOR MODEL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME FINAL YEAR PROGRAMME GENERAL OVERVIEW BACHELOR PHASE (4TH YEAR)ORGANISATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME

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2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.53

TEACHING METHODS TEACHING SUBJECTS AND PROJECTS PROCEDURE DURING A QUARTER EXAMINATION OF A SUBJECT OR PROJECT STUDY PROGRESSPROPAEDEUTIC YEAR

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3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.54 5. 6.

STUDY PROGRAMME CONCLUDING THE PROPAEDEUTIC PHASE STUDENT SUPERVISION AND COUNSELLING PRELIMINARY STUDY ADVICE STUDY ADVICECORE PHASE BACHELOR PHASE GENERAL INFORMATION ON STUDY PROGRESS

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6.1 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.77.

SUPERVISION INTERNSHIPS CONCLUDING THE BACHELOR PROGRAMME HONOURS DEGREE GRADUATION BOARD MEETING GRADUATION CEREMONYSUBJECT AND PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

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IntroductionThe bachelor courses in Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication, Mechatronics and Robotics are a four year international course, leading to the international bachelor degree in (BEng) Engineering. It is a university bachelor course, in the English language, intended for the professional field of Electrical and Electronic engineers with a specialisation either in telecommunications, mechatronics or robotics. Our students are trained to become an all-round expert in the above fields. With the knowledge and practical skills collected at Fontys University of Applied Sciences the students can start to work as high level engineers.

Staff membersFunction Head of Course Management assistant Secretary Name L.J.H. Maessen P.L.M. Scheepers H.M.B. Tegenbosch Telephone+31 (0) 877 870 051 +31 (0) 877 878 347

Email l.maessen@fontys.nl p.scheepers@fontys.nl h.tegenbosch@fontys.nl

+31 (0)87770971

For additional information about this university course please go to the following website http://www.fontys.edu/ICTandEngineering

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Preface

Perhaps the most important decision that any young adult must face is choosing the best beginning for his or her university experience. In this Study Guide we want to inform you about studying at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, department of Engineering. In this Study Guide you will find information on the content of the English taught Engineering programmes, information on Fontys university and student services that will help students to make their study period at Fontys university a successful one. All study programmes offered by Fontys University department of Engineering are focused on professional practice in a modern society. This focus is expressed through a combination of theoretical and practical lessons, practical placements and the use of well-equipped laboratories and modern information and communication technology. Teaching is done by qualified teachers and professors having a strong background and expertise in the relevant fields Fontys University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions for higher university education in the Netherlands. Fontys is a 'learning community' where students and employees are able to grow in the acquisition of knowledge, competences and experience. Fontys provides high-quality higher university education for Bachelor and Master degree education. In addition, practice-based scientific research is undertaken in the service of professional development and innovation. Fontys has some 36,000 students and 3,900 members of staff. The number of students from European countries in 2007 totalled: 2,078 The number of students from non-EER countries in 2007 totalled: 613 Students originate from more than 45 different countries. The courses and services from Fontys University of Applied Sciences are provided within 35 separate schools (with their own boards of management). One of these schools is the department of Engineering offering bachelor courses in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics. The overall management of Fontys University of Applied Sciences lies with the Executive Board. Both the Executive Board and the individual schools call upon the Fontys Support Unit for a range of services. The Support Unit itself comprises a series of departments including ITC services. Student facilities. Administration, Domestic facilities and Housing agency. Fontys promises true education. An effective combination of knowledge, ability and activity. Nothing more and nothing less. Knowledge,'*skills and attitude are developed in such a way that graduates are fully prepared for actual employment. Good supervision with a clear focus on practice means a demanding learning environment. But we promise a valuable certificate that gives graduates an advantage on the labour market. A wide range of courses offers students an opportunity to make their own choices. In the Fontys learning community, a student will learn for each other, with each other and from each other. Learning is above all a community activity: with teachers and students in frequently-changing groups. The academic training of individuals: that is the ideal we all share. Each Academic year is divided into 4 quarters of about 7 weeks each, followed by so called Examination-weeks (E-weeks). These weeks are weeks in which exams, activities, resits, presentations, cross-cultural activities, lectures and so on will be planned.

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Attached to each subject are obtainable European credits (EC) and the corresponding study load in hours for a student. Each subject is therefore graded with a certain amount of European credits (EC). One credit represents twenty-eight hours (28) of study load. Every semester of the course covers 30 credits mounting up to 840 hours of study load. This study load is divided into actual hours spent in a classroom, laboratory, meeting room, preparing tasks or doing your homework. As all English bachelor courses have a year system, students will be able to obtain 60 credits (EC) for each academic year. Whether a student obtains these credits depends on the conditions set for each subject or project. The conditions are mentioned in the study manuals of each subject. Some subjects will determine your grade by an exam or test(s). Other subjects, for example: practical lessons in a laboratory setting, require result(s) during or at the end of these lessons. In this Study Guide you will find more information on the content of the courses offered at Fontys University department of Engineering. In addition, your commitment, presence, attitude and social skills determine your grade and therefore the credits you obtain. Grades can be figures between 1 and 10 but also other descriptions like "voldoende (V) = sufficient" or "onvoldoende (OV) = insufficient can be used. Finally, this Study Guide is primary written for eligible students who are interested to study at Fontys University, department of Engineering, but also for colleagues of related university courses who are interested in cooperation activities with Fontys University. I wish you lots of reading pleasure. Mr. L. J. H. Maessen Head of course Fontys University of Applied Sciences Department of Engineering

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1.1.1

Electrical / Electronic Engineering, full-time 4 year English bachelor courseObjective and terms of completion

The educational objective of the Department of Electrical / Electronic Engineering is to train you to become an allround Bachelor of Engineering. Theory is combined with practical and projects. The standard curriculum also allows you to select a minor from the broad variety Fontys offers. Having graduated as an allround Bachelor of Engineering from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences, you will be able to: Set up a definition of the requirements, Given the requirements; o Model the data, o Design and build a robust, maintainable hardware product with the help of software tools for simulation and hardware design, o Test and integrate the hardware, o Design and build a robust, maintainable, efficient and effective software product, using higher generation programming languages and other resources; o Test and integrate the software Give advise of a technical nature to management, Lead projects, Show managerial and / or entrepreneurial skills. The Electrical / Electronic Engineer must be able to solve problems of engineering and must be able to communicate with engineers of different disciplines. It is for this reason that the educational program does not limit itself to subject specific knowledge, but also concentrates on aspects of co-operation, communicative and managerial skills. 1.2 Structure of the study programme

Each academic year is divided into four quarters. Each quarter is composed of a number of subjects and topics with a clearly defined study load that lead up to a number of credits (European Credits). These subjects and topics are associated with a number of training and educational activities that lead to the described level of knowledge and ability upon completion. Two quarters also form a semester and two semesters one academic year. Study load and credits For e