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

Course code:

BEng H601; MEng H679

Study options:

3 years full-time (BEng award)
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (MEng award)
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 H601; MEng H679

Study options:

3 years full-time (BEng award)
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (MEng award)
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 EECU051; MEng EECU054

Study options:

3 years full-time (BEng award)
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time (MEng award)
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

Electronic engineering is a synergy of the electronics, signal processing, computing and communications engineering. Successful graduate electronic engineers could be involved in developing cutting edge technology such as power-dense electronic controllers; creating an integrated RF analogue-to-digital signal devices; developing scalable, multi-function, phased array radar systems or designing algorithms for use in a diverse range of applications such as error detection and correction and image processing.

Previous successful graduates of these courses have typically become team leaders and Chartered Engineer’s, or progressed onto further PhD study.

As an electronic engineering student, you will have access to modern facilities as well access to an annual programme of free to attend lectures on contemporary engineering and computing topics presented by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and British Computer Society (BCS).

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) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of meeting the academic requirement for registration as PCEng i.e. partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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.

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...

I've enjoyed the practical aspects of my course the most. It's been really interesting to work in groups to build robots and systems.

I was able to go on a department-organised trip to Shanghai where we took part in an electronics project partnered with students from the university in Shanghai. I managed to get a Year in Industry at GE where I was able to apply the knowledge I've learned at the university so far to a business environment.

The university has given me so many opportunities, from the Add+vantage scheme which has enabled me to learn new languages, to the rep system, which has given me the chance to act as the voice for my course and faculty.

Hannah Lawrence, Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons), graduated 2018

Course information

Course learning outcomes are delivered by blended learning, which incorporates Activity-Led Learning (ALL) in core modules at each level of the course.

This innovative blended learning strategy aims to ensure that students experience a stimulating learning environment cultivated by a variety of means, for example projects, problem solving, scenarios, and case-study enquiry and research questions.

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year is designed to allow students from a wide range of backgrounds to make a solid start on the course; the curriculum places a strong emphasis on electrical and electronic engineering, alongside computer engineering.

The study of electrical engineering covers essential electrical circuits and power systems topics, which aims to enable you to power large computer systems reliably and efficiently. While, in the area of electronics, we 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

  • Programming for Engineers

  • Control and Instrumentation 1

  • Embedded System Design and Development

  • Communications Systems Principles

  • 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 an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution. Past students have undertaken placements working on design and development in aerospace software and electrical system development.

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 balances study between advanced electronics techniques, the main application areas for electronics and project work, which should raise your skills and expertise to the level of a professional engineer working in the electronics industry.

You will perform a detailed research or design study with the help of an experienced supervisor into 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

  • Engineering Impact (required for MEng study)

  • Add+vantage

  • Optional modules

    2 from the following:

    • Object Oriented Software
    • Communication System Engineering
    • Power Semi-Conductor Devices and Convertors

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 (min equivalent award applies, please see course specification document for further information).

Modules

  • Industrial Group Project (ALL)

  • Embedded Hardware Engineering

  • Digital Signal and Image Processing

  • Kinematics, Dynamics and Applications

  • Wireless Intelligent Systems

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...

  • Meets the full academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration upon successful completion of the course. Further details can be found on the IET website.
  • 91% of electronic engineering students stated they were satisfied overall with the quality of the course in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Regular expert guest lectures, which previously have covered topics such as the National Grid in areas of power distribution.
  • Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world providing study exchange opportunities (additional costs, competitive application and meeting applicable visa requirements may apply).
  • Faculty Research Centres with a strong portfolio of world-leading research in wireless sensors, pervasive computing, distributed computer systems, digital forensics, computer security, serious games, virtual reality, aerodynamics and electrical energy.
  • Study in our modern £50m engineering and computing building, with access to extensive cutting-edge facilities in our purpose designed laboratories and studio suites that enable emulation of embedded microprocessor, evaluation of communication system design and performance, design and simulation of analogue and digital electronic systems, simulation of radio frequency system, develop and implement designs in the areas of power electronics.

Your main study themes are:

  • Analogue and digital electronics: Aims to develop your capability to produce useful practical designs in the technology area of analogue and digital electronics. You will 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. You’ll explore and analyse continuous and discrete-time signals and systems, which aims to give you the opportunity to develop 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. You will explore the principles, techniques and applications associated with control engineering and instrumentation, which aims to give you the chance to gain a good engineering insight into the implementation of modern computer based control system methodologies.
  • Communications Systems: You will have the opportunity to study digital transmission techniques in the context of contemporary communications, including analogue and digital communications. We look at the associated methods of modulation and demodulation, as well as reviewing the factors that can impair signals.
  • Electrical engineering: Explores the concepts, principles and techniques used including steady state DC circuit analysis, AC circuit analysis, single phase and three phase circuits, transformers, motors and generators.
  • Engineering mathematics: Aims to develop your competence in mathematical methods relevant to engineering. You will explore and analyse problems using appropriate mathematical techniques carrying out the manipulation themselves and also using modern mathematical software.

Your course will be taught using lectures, with associated seminars, tutorials and guest speeches, 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 specialist 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, mirroring the work you may be subject to do in professional practice. This means that while 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.

We also aim to incorporate real-life case studies wherever possible. For example, when studying embedded microprocessors in groups, we will examine the ‘PICFI84520’, an innovative 8-bit PIC® microcontroller, taking a detailed look at its internal architecture. Working in groups, you will develop and test a complete microprocessor system devised to implement a real life task, giving you the opportunity to gain direct experience of the true capability of such devices.

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:

  • Analyse electronic systems and processes using appropriate modelling techniques.
  • 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: meetings with tutor (or later, individual project supervision) each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 8 hours of tutorials and practical work each week.
  • Large group teaching: 10 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-directed study each week, for example consolidating learning via guided handouts, further reading or online activities.

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

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: EECU051 (BEng Hons) and EECU054 (MEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma Access Grades GCSE requirement
To include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Tech. Excludes General Studies. DDM-DMM (BEng);
DDD - DDM (MEng) in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units.
29 points (BEng);
31 points (MEng) to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology and IT at a higher level.
To include 30 Level 3 credits (BEng);
30 Level 3 credits all at merit or above (MEng) in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.
Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English 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

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.

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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.

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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.

Starts

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

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

Your career options could range from traditional circuit design engineering, electronic manufacturing, through 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.

The practical and professional focus of the course aims to allow you to demonstrate your capability to future employers. Course content is regularly reviewed by the university and other professional organisations, including the IET.

When you are ready to find permanent employment, you will have the opportunity to receive support from our faculty’s employability and placements unit EEC Futures, 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 Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates from the course have gone into predominately industry roles in diverse range of industries, for example, JLR, GE and National Grid, Jaguar Land Rover, Blackberry, IBM, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Advanced Electronics Company, Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, PX Group and more. Some have chosen to progress to further study of an MSc or PhD.

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 university will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The university will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the university 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 planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit from the European Union, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. Coventry University will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. For international students, the university 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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