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Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

ECU132

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104)

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

An Electronic Engineering degree aims to make you ready for the professional world, where you could end up working in any number of fields.

Electronic engineers are vital to the continuous development of a technological society. Smart phones, computers, clever power drive systems, and energy saving devices all characterise the momentous impact that electronics is having in our lives.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This programme is IEng accredited and fulfills the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

What our alumni say

Many of my successes are owed to Coventry University. I have completed my undergraduate and masters degrees here and am now a PhD student.

Olukunle Ojetola

Course information

At Coventry, we believe that studying engineering should be so much more than just learning theory and passing examinations. Instead, our activity-led learning enables you to develop your skills and knowledge by working on real-life problems and projects, many commissioned by our industry partners.

Designed to meet the Engineering Council UK-SPEC standard, the course covers the fundamental principles and programming skills required in electronic engineering, providing a solid foundation to start professional work in electronic design, control systems, communication systems and software engineering.

You’ll study in our state-of-the-art £55m Engineering and Computing building, with access to our well-equipped microelectronics laboratory, power laboratory and dedicated project laboratory. 

95%

of our students are satisfied by the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The degree commences with a fundamental study of electrical and electronic engineering. This helps ensure that students from many different backgrounds are prepared for a detailed study of electronics.

Modules

  • Systems Project

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Professional Skills

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 1

  • Engineering Mathematics 1

  • Introduction to Computer Engineering

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

You will continue to study electronics and be introduced to some of its specialist application areas in the second year. Subjects include Engineering Management, Communications Systems, and an Embedded Microprocessors Group Project.

Modules

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 2

  • Programming for Engineers

  • Control and Instrumentation 1

  • Embedded Microprocessors Group Project

  • Communications Systems 1

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

The final year balances study between advanced electronics techniques, the main application areas for electronics and project work that will take you to the level of a professional engineer working in the electronics industry. Your individual project will see you working closely with your own academic supervisor to develop research aspects of electronic systems.

Modules

  • Individual Project

  • Advanced Electronics

  • Advanced Digital Systems

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Object Oriented Software
    • Communication Systems 2
    • Control and Instrumentation 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Study abroad opportunities exist with universities in 20 countries around the world.
  • An approach to learning that allows you to acquire the necessary depth of knowledge and experience to develop high-quality solutions to electronic engineering problems.
  • Many staff are members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), are active researchers with considerable industrial experience, delivering via an active hands-on approach.
  • Accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This programme is IEng accredited and fulfills the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.
  • An environment where becoming an engineer is so much more than studying the theory and passing examinations - we have designed our electronics degree programme to give you the best possible experience to develop your expertise as an electronic engineer with regularly reviewed teaching and updated course content informed by our industrial links and research work.

Excellent placement opportunities to apply for with national and international companies which in the past have included: IBM, National Grid, GlaxoSmithKline, Severn Trent Water and Mercedes Benz.

Your study will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, laboratory practical classes and personal tutorials. In addition, your personal tutor will meet with you weekly during the first year and assist with your transition to studying in higher education. 

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 40%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 25%
  • Practical or project work: 20%
  • Group work: 10%
  • Presentations, posters: 5%

40% assessed by exams

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 20 contact hours of study (classroom, laboratory etc) and this breaks down as follows:

 

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 2 hours of tutorials (or later, individual project supervision) each week
  • Medium group teaching: 8 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
  • Large group teaching: 10 hours of lectures each week

Additionally, you will be expected to complete 20 hours each week studying in your own time.

The Faculty has collaborative links with many universities around the globe and studying at Coventry University means joining an international family where we encourage all of our students to take advantage of the opportunity to widen their own international experience.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say

Many of my successes are owed to Coventry University. I have completed my undergraduate and masters degrees here and am now a PhD student.

Olukunle Ojetola

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: ECU132
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB-BBC to include one from Mathematics and one from Electronics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, ICT, Design Technology or further Mathematics. Excludes General Studies DDD-DDM in an engineering subject to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics’ units. 29 points to include Mathematics and either Chemistry, Physics or Design Technology at Higher level 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 24 Level 3 credits in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

What our alumni say

Many of my successes are owed to Coventry University. I have completed my undergraduate and masters degrees here and am now a PhD student.

Olukunle Ojetola

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

2018/19 Fees - TBC* (2017/18 Fees - £14,104) (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our alumni say

Many of my successes are owed to Coventry University. I have completed my undergraduate and masters degrees here and am now a PhD student.

Olukunle Ojetola

Career prospects

Successful Electronic Engineering graduates can be employed in a wide variety of roles. Your career options can range from traditional circuit design engineering, through electronic manufacturing, to integrating, installing and maintaining system solutions based on electronics for a multitude of different industries including the manufacture of audio recording systems, mobile phones, embedded microprocessor systems, control and security applications and electronic controllers for vehicles.

There are also many opportunities to further your education and embark on research studies at the end of the course, including with the University’s own applied research institutes.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty's Employability and Placement Team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.

90%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

£23K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £23,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our alumni say

Many of my successes are owed to Coventry University. I have completed my undergraduate and masters degrees here and am now a PhD student.

Olukunle Ojetola
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

*Due to a delay in the UK Government's announcement of the Retail Price Index, the University is unable to set its fees for entrants in 2018 at this stage. Please note that we set fees for individual courses, and fees from previous years are no indication of fees for future years.