Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: BEng H600; MEng H610
International Code: BEng EECU049; MEng EECU050

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

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

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

This course delivers strong academic content conveyed with a factual focus, with the aim of preparing you to take on the challenges present in the many fields of engineering and science which employ electrical and electronic engineering graduates.

Electrical and electronic engineers (EEE) design, develop and implement a multiplicity of systems associated with electrical and electronic engineering. On the electrical side, they could be involved in the generation, transmission and control of electrical energy or machine design and the implementation power drive systems which links to power electronic engineering.

EEE engineers are hugely involved in the expanding world of electrical vehicle design and make enormous contributions in terms of technological innovation and advancement in a range of other specialised fields; for example, aerospace systems, civil engineering in projects such as high-speed train design and development.

At Coventry University, we believe that studying engineering should be so much more than acquiring 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, the course curriculum covers the essential 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 from which to commence a career in electrical and electronic engineering.

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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • You will be provided access to engineering software such as MultiSim, Proteus, Matlab and DSP development tools
  • Attend expert guest lectures (subject to availability)
  • We currently have collaborative links with universities around the world, providing opportunities for student exchanges
  • Our 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 contemporary engineering and computing buildings with their extensive facilities and 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, power machines laboratory

Accredited by:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Accredited Programme

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) up to and including the intakes of 2023/24 on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for partial Chartered Engineer.


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What you'll study

First year subjects are designed to provide a firm foundation in the essential subjects of electrical and electronic engineering, the delivery of the curriculum is intended to motivate via the use of blended learning whereby the learning is undertaken in a variety of means, seminars, guided scholarly activities, studio sessions incorporating practical/simulation activities all of which prepare for study over the full duration of the course.

Modules

  • This module introduces you to the application of elementary analogue and digital electronic techniques. Learning is enhanced through an active approach involving computer circuit simulation and the design of practical circuits.

    Compulsory

  • The module introduces you to the basic concepts and principles used in Electrical Engineering. The emphasis is on steady state DC circuit analysis and AC circuit analysis and its use with appropriate models to investigate the characteristics of common electrical systems.

    Compulsory

  • The module will act as a vehicle for the personal tutorial system and will offer you an opportunity to work in groups, and to explore both specialised areas of technology as well as examining the professional practice industry norms.

    Compulsory

  • Adopting a very practical approach, this module aims to provide general and key technology skills associated with technical project implementation.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to further develop your competence in mathematical methods relevant to engineering, whilst at the same time emphasising fundamental concepts which the engineer needs to understand in order to produce a mathematical formulation of a problem.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software engineering. The main topics covered include data representation, main components of a computer and their functions.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

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

Modules

  • This module aims to provide you with the capability to produce useful practical designs in the technology area of analogue and digital electronics. It adopts an activity led learning style requiring you to conceive and simulate your own designs.

    Compulsory

  • This module emphasises the fundamental concepts that an engineer needs to understand in order to formulate and analyse practical problems.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to develop a broad understanding of the principles, techniques and applications associated with control engineering and instrumentation.

    Compulsory

  • The module allows you, via group activities, to apply appropriate theoretical and practical project management methods to aid the design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle embedded products.

    Compulsory

  • The curriculum of this module covers topics associated with electrical engineering. These topics will include single phase and three phase circuits, transformers, motors, and generators.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop your understanding of failure analysis of electronic systems linked to manufacture and environment, and the regulatory aspects involved in the design development and manufacture of electronic systems.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

During your Year two studies you will have the chance to apply for a professional work placement or a study abroad in a partner institution. Work placements afford opportunities to experience industry and commerce whilst study abroad affords to gain know-how of studying in commensurate universities outside of the UK.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between second and third years of your course. You are normally able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (for example having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module will be registered on a non-credit bearing module. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of marked activities reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of the activities, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript.

Modules

  • Optional

  • Optional

This year aims to bring you to a level of professional capability equivalent to that of a graduate electrical and electronic engineer. As part of your Year three studies, you will undertake an individual project which will entail undertaking research and design studies with the guidance of a supervisor to provide a set of engineering solutions. Other study subjects are as shown below and include an optional subject choice thus giving the opportunity to tailor your level three studies.

 

Modules

  • The aim of this module is to provide preparation for you to undertake a substantial project.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to undertake a substantial project which will exercise in-depth technical, problem-solving, creative, and other skills required of a professional practitioner, including working to appropriate ethical codes of practice.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to work in specialised areas of electronics involving radio frequency and power control functions.

    Optional

  • The aim is to enable the student to design a digital signal processing solution using two different approaches: hardware-only and programmable digital signal processor.

    Compulsory

  • Engineering has an impact on the environment, commerce, society, and the individual. The aims and objectives of this module are to strengthen graduate background in areas associated with these matters by further developing a skill set associated with managing engineering activities.

    Compulsory

  • You will also be able to take an Add+vantage module which can allow you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that doesn’t have to be related to your degree. The assessment type will depend on the type of Add+vantage module you wish to take.

    Compulsory

    Assessment: Coursework and exam

  • Choose two from the following:

    Control and Instrumentation 2 – 20 credits

    Control and Instrumentation provides an important link between contemporary digital based monitoring and control engineering and their usage in the field of engineering and science, particular emphasis is provided to application techniques.

    Power Semiconductor Devices and Convertors – 20 credits

    This module aims to develop the knowledge and understanding of power semiconductor devices and converters in the context of general industrial applications.

    Power Systems – 20 credits

    The module provides a study of subjects pertinent to the generation, supply, and control of electrical energy.

    Optional

Following on from successful completion of the BEng (Hons) study, students can opt to proceed to the MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the curriculum of which is described below.

 

Modules

  • This module will enable students, working in groups and in conjunction with industry, to produce successful system and sub-system designs, incorporating where necessary the most advanced technical and mathematical concepts from both their past knowledge and that acquired during the course.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to enhance your understanding of electrical machines and their associated drive systems, to develop the relationship between the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.

    Compulsory

  • This module will first revise/introduce the fundamentals of the analysis of digital signals and systems. This will then lead to the development of higher-level signal processing techniques and filters design before applying them to some problems to demonstrate their applications.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce the science and engineering of mechanical manipulation, an introduction to mobile robotics, some common sensors used in the field, drive mechanisms and their differing configurations and some of their applications.

    Compulsory

  • The Control Engineering segment is aimed to provide you with exposure to the underlying classical linear control theory and design tools with extensive applications in industrial practice.

    Compulsory

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.


How you'll learn

Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the level of study and the requirements of a particular semester. In a typical week your time will be divided amongst personal tutorial and small group teaching; medium group teaching (for example seminars, tutorial sessions, lab sessions and workshops); and large group teaching (lectures).

In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week, depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 18 contact hours per week in the first and second years, dropping to around 16 contact hours per week in the final year as you become a more independent learner.


Assessment

Course curricular will be assessed using a variety of methods depending upon the nature of each 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.


Job ready

On successful completion, you will have comprehension of:

  • Scientific principles and methodologies relevant to electrical & 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 have expertise in:

  • Solving technical and management problems involving uncertainty.
  • Design of innovative products and systems employing recognised methodologies.
  • Planning and executing research-oriented project work.
  • Selecting and apply appropriate components, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Planning and executing practical work involving experimentation, data collection, prototype construction, testing and specialised instrumentation.
  • Use of specialised software tools and information technology equipment.
  • Accessing and evaluating information sources including technical literature, standards, and codes of practice.

International experience opportunities

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 engage on an OIL project or to spend a period 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.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

EECU049 (BEng)

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Tech. Excludes General Studies.
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
BTEC DMM in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units.
IB Diploma 29 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology and IT at a higher level.

EECU050 (MEng)

Requirement What we're looking for
A level ABB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Tech. Excludes General Studies.
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
BTEC DDM in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units.
IB Diploma 31 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology and IT at a higher level.
Access Grades 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.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an International Foundation Year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no component lower than 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £18,050 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

The faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing boasts modern, multifunctional teaching and research buildings that support hands-on learning. Laboratories and workshops are equipped to commercial and industrial standards and are available to students both in and out of class time (subject to availability).

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.


Careers and opportunities

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 aim to ensure that the capabilities and skills that the sector regularly asks for are well addressed.

Successful electrical and electronic engineers should be 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.

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.

Further study

You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with the Electrical and Electronic Engineering MSc. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.


How to apply


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  • Student Contract

    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 2021/22 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.

    Tuition fees

    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.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).