Coventry has a long tradition of teaching computing and electronics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. We have extensive industry links, collaborating with a broad range of commercial partners, including ABB, IBM, Halliburton, BlackBerry and Bosch, many of whom offer competitive placement opportunities to our students, as well as visits and guest lectures.
Informed by the Engineering Council UK-SPEC standard, the technical focus of the programme is intended to develop the practical skills expected of a professional computer system engineer or system administrator. As such, we concentrate on a number of core themes to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in: engineering mathematics; analogue and digital electronics; computer engineering, operating systems; computer networking and security; software engineering; and network management and design.
We adopt an innovative activity-led approach to learning, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage in both individual and team work on practical engineering projects. In the first stage ‘Systems Project’ module, for example, we have previously implemented an electronic design, providing specific design, simulation, building and testing challenges.
Students regularly praise the enthusiasm of our lecturers (NSS 2016) and you’ll be taught by staff with teaching experience in the Higher Education sector and/or industry experience, many of whom are active researchers with expertise in electronics and computing. This helps to inform their teaching, keeping you abreast of new developments and issues, as well as providing opportunities for collaborative research projects. For example, in the past, students have worked on industry inspired research projects, such as the development of an Android application, VeriMaster Mobile, for producing ABB flow meter calibration and verification reports and development of a robotic operating system (ROS).