Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) 2020/21 entry

Course code:

BEng H600; MEng H610

Study options:

BEng:
3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
MEng:
4 years full-time
5 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

BEng H600; MEng H610

Study options:

BEng:
3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
MEng:
4 years full-time
5 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

BEng EECU049; MEng EECU050

Study options:

BEng:
3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
MEng:
4 years full-time
5 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

A degree in electrical and electronic engineering at Coventry University could provide you with the perfect start for a fascinating career in numerous sectors of science and engineering.

Electrical and electronic engineers design, develop and implement systems associated with generation, transmission and control of electrical energy. They are also hugely involved in the rapidly expanding world of electrical vehicle design and its associated systems.

Electrical and electronic engineers make enormous contributions in terms of technological innovation and the advancement in an extensive range of specialised fields; for example in research, where focus and skills-based requirements frequently dictate electrical/electronic expertise input; and in aerospace, where there are developments in electrically powered civil aircraft that could offer lower fuel costs and carbon emissions.

Similarly, civil engineering projects such as high speed train design and development processes are both heavily dependent on engineers with ‘electrical and electronic engineering’ skill sets.

You will benefit from a course that incorporates strong academic content with a factual focus, taught with the aim of preparing you to take on the challenges present in many fields of engineering and science which require electrical and electronic engineering expertise.

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 (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council

This course is currently accredited for our 2019-20 entry by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at CEng level (partial). IET regulations apply. Following changes which have been made to improve the course, we have applied for re-accreditation in November 2019 for entrants of 2020-21. Please note that accreditation is subject to application and approval and is therefore not guaranteed.

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Support makes all the difference

From the university’s Centre for Academic Writing to its Mathematics and Statistics Support Centre, there is a wide range of university and faculty specific support available to all our students.

Our Facilities

Electrical Power Laboratory

Electrical Power Laboratory

Provides students with hands-on learning tools and test benches. Supports learning of the properties of electrical generation use, with the aim of training students in the maintenance and running of electrical machines.

Electronics Laboratories

Electronics Laboratories

Equipped with a range of test and measurement equipment, development boards for embedded electronics and a variety of interface applications such as GSM, Ethernet and numerous communications and motor solutions.

Sigma Centre

Sigma Centre

An award-winning Mathematics Support Centre which provides a wide range of learning resources in mathematics and statistics. Students can make use of drop-in sessions or one-to-one appointments.

What our students say...

My modules taught me a range of subjects and topics which have helped me build a solid foundation in engineering. In my final year, I was able to tailor my dissertation to match my interest in electrical vehicles while applying creative problem solving and analytical skills.

Akshitha Canchi, Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons), graduated 2019

Course information

At Coventry University, we believe that studying engineering should be so much more than just learning theory and passing examinations. Our Activity-Led Learning (ALL) approach aims to enable 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, this course covers the fundamental principles of electrical and electronic engineering. It aims to develop the advanced skills needed by today’s graduates to develop high quality solutions in electrical and electronic engineering. Successful completion of this course provides a solid foundation to start a professional career in electronic design, control systems, communication systems and software engineering.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year is designed to provide you with the opportunities needed to make a solid start on the course; the curriculum lays a firm foundation in the essential subjects of electrical and electronic engineering, in order to motivate and ensure that you are prepared for a detailed study over the full duration of the course, as well as introducing key aspects of computing.

Within the subject of electrical engineering, you will cover essential electrical circuits and power systems topics to give you the ability to power large computer systems reliably and efficiently. In the study of electronics, you will explore digital logic and electronic circuits in computing, together with the fundamentals of computer hardware engineering.

Modules

  • Analogue circuits and embedded systems

  • Electrical Engineering 1

  • Professional Skills

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 1

  • Engineering Mathematics 1

  • Introduction to Computer Engineering

  • Add+vantage

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

Year two builds on year one learning and introduces new curriculum material.

Modules

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 2

  • Engineering Mathematics 2

  • Control and Instrumentation 1

  • Embedded System Design and Development

  • Electrical Engineering 2

  • Manufacture of Electronic Systems for Regulatory Compliance

  • Add+vantage

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

Following your second year, you will have the option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Previous students have undertaken a variety of placements covering areas such as the design and development of vehicle software and electrical systems.

Professional placements and study abroad options may be subject to additional costs, availability, competitive application and meeting applicable visa requirements.

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Study Abroad

Overview

The final undergraduate year aims to bring you to the level necessary to enter professional practice in electrical and electronic engineering; reflecting both the latest advances and research work in the subject, together with the contemporary jobs market.

You will perform a detailed research or design study with the help of an experienced supervisor in a technical aspect from the course. You can choose a topic to suit your interests or to assist your career aspirations.

Modules

  • Individual Project

  • Advanced Electronics

  • Advanced Digital Systems

  • Add+vantage

  • Engineering Impact

  • Optional modules 2 from the following:

    • Control and Instrumentation 2
    • Power Semi-Conductor Devices and Convertors
    • Power Systems

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

Following on from successful completion of a BEng (Hons) study, a follow-on MEng study may be undertaken (subject to meeting minimum requirements, please see course specification document for further information).

Modules

  • Industrial Group Project (ALL)

  • Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Digital Signal and Image Processing

  • Kinematics, Dynamics and Applications

  • Advanced Control Engineering and Instrumentation

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

15th

We are ranked as the 15th best University in the United Kingdom in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

In more detail...

  • Access to engineering software such as MultiSim, Proteus, Matlab and TI DSP development tools.
  • Regular free-to-attend expert guest lectures (subject to availability), which have previously covered topics such as National Grid in areas of power distribution.
  • Collaborative links with universities in 20 different countries around the world, providing opportunities for student exchanges (subject to additional costs, availability, competitive application and meeting applicable visa requirements.)
  • 90% of electrical and electronic students were in work and/or further study six months after finishing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2016/17).
  • Faculty Research Centres with a strong portfolio of research in wireless sensors, pervasive computing, distributed computer systems, digital forensics, computer security, virtual reality, aerodynamics and electrical energy.
  • Study in our modern £50m engineering and computing building, with access to extensive facilities in our purpose-built laboratories and studio suites that enable emulation of embedded microprocessors, evaluation of communication system design and performance, design and simulation of analogue and digital electronic systems, simulation of radio frequency systems.

Your main study themes are:

  • Analogue and digital electronics: this module aims to develop your capability to produce useful practical designs in the technology area of analogue and digital electronics. You will be given an opportunity to conceive and simulate your own practical computer circuit designs. Topics covered include semiconductor diodes and their application in power supplies, bipolar junction transistors in single-stage amplifiers, and field effect transistors. Digital topics include the realisation of logic gates, design of small and medium scale combinational functions and the use of flip-flops in sequential logic.
  • Digital Signal Processing: Computer-based systems are increasingly required to detect, analyse and manipulate signals, or data, from a wide range of sources, such as sound, light, temperature or pressure. We aim to teach you to analyse continuous and discrete-time signals and systems, developing higher level signal processing techniques and filters, together with knowledge of digital image processing and pattern recognition.
  • Control Systems: Control and instrumentation provides an important link between modern integrated computer-based monitoring and control applications and traditional engineering disciplines. It is used in a wide range of areas, including process control, aerospace, automotive, robotics, environmental and energy efficient manufacturing industries. Upon successful completion of the module, you should develop a broad understanding of the principles, techniques and applications associated with control engineering and instrumentation, gaining a good engineering insight into the implementation of modern computer based control system methodologies.
  • Communications Systems: You will study digital transmission techniques in the context of contemporary communications, including analogue and digital communications. You will also look at the associated methods of modulation and demodulation, as well as reviewing the factors that can impair signals.
  • Electrical engineering: This module explores the concepts, principles and techniques used in electrical engineering including steady state DC circuit analysis, AC circuit analysis, single phase and three phase circuits, transformers, motors and generators.
  • Engineering mathematics: This module aims to develop your competence in mathematical methods relevant to engineering. You should learn to analyse problems using appropriate mathematical techniques, carrying out the manipulation yourself using modern mathematical.

This course will be taught using lectures, with associated seminars, tutorials and guest speeches (subject to availability), practical laboratory classes and personal tutorials. Your personal tutor will meet with you during the first academic year and assist with your transition to studying in Higher Education (HE). You’ll have access to modern teaching and learning facilities and a well-equipped library.

The highly applied nature of the course aims to enable you to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups (subject to availability), mirroring the work you may be subjected to in professional practice. This means that whilst you explore the technical content of your degree, these projects aim to develop the professional skills required including: problem analysis and design; project, task and time management; risk assessment; team work and leadership; technical report and bench assessment; troubleshooting and more. For example, past students have undertaken studies in alternative energy, particularly in the field of solar engineering.

The MEng final year includes a group project based on real-world problems which, where possible, are sourced from industrial collaborators, alongside technical modules that reflect current research work in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, such as power drives.

Field trips have previously be undertaken to try to further enhance students understanding of course content. Previous students have visited Electric Mountain and other alternative energy centres. Moreover, opportunities may exist for travel to universities in both Europe and China to study abroad. Field trips and travel opportunities may be subject to availability, competitive application, additional costs and meeting applicable visa requirements.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, tests, portfolio, practical or project work, group work, demonstrations, presentations and posters.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion, you will have knowledge of:

  • Scientific principles and methodologies relevant to electronic engineering.
  • Mathematical and quantitative methods used in engineering analysis and design.
  • Engineering project management including: ethics, finance, risk, health and safety, and similar issues.
  • The wider multidisciplinary context of engineering, incorporating social, economic and environmental issues.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Solve technical and management problems involving uncertainty.
  • Design innovative products and systems employing recognised methodologies.
  • Plan and execute research oriented project work.
  • Select and apply appropriate components, materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Plan and execute practical work involving experimentation, data collection, prototype construction, testing and specialised instrumentation.
  • Employ specialised software tools and information technology equipment.
  • Access and evaluate varied information sources including: technical literature, standards and codes of practice.

In a typical week you will have up to 20 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: personal tutoring plus during the individual project individual supervision each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 8 hours of applied 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 and project work in your own time including some guided study using handouts and online activities.

Electrical and Electronic engineering is applied throughout the world and, as such, we aim to adopt a global perspective within our teaching. During the course you may have the opportunity to spend a period of time abroad for part of your studies. This may be through an organised exchange programme or faculty-funded projects that aim to support national development themes. Trips abroad may be subject to availability, competitive application, additional costs and meeting applicable visa requirements.

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 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

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


12

global programmes

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

What our students say...

The skills Coventry University has provided me with have been invaluable – the wealth of technical knowledge I gained from the degree serves as a solid foundation for technical electrical projects. I’ve also built life-long friendships and gained valuable skills in problem solving, and independent living that has supported my personal growth.

Farouk Ahmed Farouk, Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons), graduated 2019

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: EECU049 (BEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB-BBB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Tech. Excludes General Studies. DDM-DMM in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units. 29 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology and IT at a higher level. Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents. For information regarding what might amount to ‘specified equivalents’ please contact ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk



University Course Code: EECU050 (MEng)
A Level BTEC GCSE requirement
AAB-ABB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Tech. Excludes General Studies. DDD-DDM in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units. Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents. For information regarding what might amount to ‘specified equivalents’ please contact ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

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.

IB Diploma

31 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology and IT at a higher level.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits all at merit or above in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

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.

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.

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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.

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Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK 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 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,400 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

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:

Additional costs not included in the fees:

Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
Optional personal computer and software: £500+.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

The technical content of this course is regularly reviewed to reflect what is currently important and in-demand in the electrical and electronic engineering industry. We also ensure that the capabilities and skills that the sector regularly asks for are well addressed.

Successful electrical and electronic engineers are highly trained professionals, and there is likely to continue to be a demand for electrical and electronic engineers with the ability to specify and design electronic engineering solutions for future challenges, such as electric transportation, renewable energy generation, robot systems and medical diagnostics.

Your career options could range from electrical or electronic design through to electronic manufacturing and integrating, providing and maintaining system solutions for a multitude of different industries.

When you are ready to find permanent employment, you will also receive support from our faculty’s employability and placements unit the Talent Team, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.

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 Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

90%

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

DLHE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates from this course have gone into industrial roles in a diverse range of industries, for example defence, the motor industry, electrical and electronics, security and mobile development to name a few. Some have also chosen to progress to further study towards an MSc or PhD.

What our students say...

My placement year changed my way of reasoning and solving problems. I returned for my final year a better person and have secured a first class in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. My educational background, placement experience together with my final year project was made possible by the support of Coventry University, I now look forward to exploring the opportunities in the Engineering industry as a fresh graduate.

Samuel David, Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons), graduated 2019
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Graduate Immigration Route visa – Based on current information from the UK Government, students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

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University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
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