Electronic Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: H601 (BEng )
H679 (MEng)
International Code: EECU051 (BEng)
EECU054 (MEng)

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

Electronic engineers are employed in a multiplicity of high technology industries where they find solutions and develop new technologies in fields such as signal processing, computing, and communications engineering.

  • This programme in electronic engineering aims to deliver strong academic content, conveyed with a strong factual focus with the aim of preparing you, upon successful completion, to take on the challenges present in the many fields of engineering and research which require electronic engineering graduate expertise.
  • 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 the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge by working on real-life problems and projects, many commissioned by our industry partners.
globe decorative icon

Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

human silhouette teaching in front of a blackdoard

Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Resume icon displaying a paper and a pen

Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

You will likely find electronic engineers developing a wide range of applications and 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 image processing.

  • Designed to meet the Engineering Council UK-SPEC standard, the course curriculum covers the essential principles of electronic engineering. It aims to develop the advanced skills needed by today’s graduates to develop high quality solutions in electronic engineering systems. Successful completion of this course provides a solid foundation from which to commence a potential future career in electronic engineering.
  • The programme includes an Add+vantage module at every year of study, available from a diverse subject range so as to provide opportunities to customise your study.
  • From the outset, we aim to place an emphasis on innovation, design, and development to enable you the opportunity to enrich your technical and transferrable skills.
  • You’ll have the chance to access to the latest technologies in the fields of electronic engineering via our well-equipped micro-electronics laboratories, power drives laboratory and other dedicated project facilities (subject to availability).
  • You will be taught by current staff with substantial research experience and expertise in areas such as: photovoltaics; semiconductor devices modelling, simulation, design and fabrication; electromagnetics; iron core saturation; control theory and applications; wireless sensors and embedded micro-electronics, so as to inform your study of new developments within the fields of this programme. Please note that staff are subject to change.

Accredited by

IET logo

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The BEng (Hons) course is Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) up to and including the May 2024 intake on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


My placement at DENSO

For his placement, Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) student Hameed Abdelbaky worked at the largest UK based manufacturing facility for leading Japanese automotive company DENSO.

Read Hameed's story
Hameed in front of a Denso banner

What you'll study

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.

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 aim to prepare students for study over the full duration of the course (subject to passing each year).

Modules

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

    Compulsory

  • The module aims to introduce 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

  • This module aims to introduce 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

  • 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 you 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, exam

Year 2 builds on Year 1 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 aims to provide a foundation of computer programming skills for students studying in the fields of engineering and technology. The module will develop basic problem-solving skills for task-oriented problems.

    Compulsory

  • The aim 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

  • This module provides you with an introduction to communication system engineering. Both analogue and digital communications techniques are introduced, along with the associated methods of modulation and demodulation, furthermore channel propagation and factors that impair signals in channels are reviewed.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to develop your understanding of failure analysis of electronic systems, linked to manufacture and environment and 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, exam

During your year 2 studies, you will have the chance to apply for a professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution*. Work placements afford opportunities to experience industry and commerce, whilst study abroad affords opportunities to gain knowledge 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 (i.e. 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 electronic engineer. As part of your year 3 studies, you will undertake an individual project which will entail undertaking research and design studies with the guidance of a supervisor, in order to provide a set of engineering solutions.

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.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to enable you to design a digital signal processing solution using two different approaches: hardware-only and programmable digital signal processor. It is an additional aim that you will experience the use of development tools appropriate to each approach.

    Compulsory

  • Optional

  • 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, exam

  • 2 from the following:

    Object Oriented Software - 20 credits
    This module aims to develop the skills required to design and implement object-oriented computer programs pertaining to engineering problems. It will enable you to design, develop and test object oriented (OO) programs.

    Communication System Engineering - 20 credits
    This module builds on your introductory knowledge of communication systems. You will carry out a more advanced study of digital transmission techniques which enable efficient and reliable communication to take place.

    Power Semi-Conductor 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.

    Engineering Impact (MEng only) - 20 credits
    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, cognizance of finance, legal and ethical requirements.

    Optional

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

Modules

  • This module will enable you, 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

  • The module aims to provide knowledge and experience of the engineering techniques and processes required for the realisation of embedded hardware systems. It involves a detailed study of advanced contemporary devices and their applications together with an opportunity to develop practical skills in the laboratory.

    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 module aims to provide you with practical design and implementation skills in devising wireless intelligent embedded systems. The module focuses on the nature of computation, communications and hardware/software support needed to design large scale distributed and wirelessly connected embedded systems.

    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

Learning on these programmes is via a blend of lectures and seminars along with tutorials. A significant part of your studies and learning will be derived from simulation and or seminar laboratory classes. A personal tutor will guide throughout your programme of study.

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 (e.g. seminars, tutorial sessions, lab sessions and workshops); and large group teaching (lectures).

The highly applied nature of the programme aims to enable you to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce, and research groups (subject to availability), therefore having the opportunity to simulate work that you may be subjected to in professional practice, upon graduation. Past students have undertaken studies in alternative energy, particularly in the field of PIC development applications.


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 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

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 a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) 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.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BEng: BBB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Tech. Excludes General Studies
MEng: 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 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including English and Mathematics
BTEC BEng: DMM in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units
MEng: DDM in an Engineering subject, to include Merits in 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units
IB Diploma BEng: 29 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher level
MEng: 31 points to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or IT at Higher level
Access Diploma 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.

Chat with UK admissions

Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


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

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.

Chat with International admissions


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).

electronics laboratories

Electronics Laboratories

Our labs are equipped with a range of test and measurement equipment for you to use. These include development boards for embedded electronics, communications and motor solutions, and a variety of interface applications such as GSM and Ethernet.

electrical power laboratory

Electrical Power Laboratory

This provides you with hands-on learning tools and test benches. You can benefit from training in the maintaining and running of electrical machines and learning of the properties of electrical generation use.
 

CISCO_lab-facilities-panel 767x460.jpg

Cisco Laboratory

The Cisco Laboratory is used for working with general networking as well as working towards accreditation by Cisco. You can take optional modules to work in the lab to develop your skills in preparation for the Cisco certification exam.
 


Careers and opportunities

Upon successful completion, 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.

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.

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, 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.

Further study

You can choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with our 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


Discover Uni stats


  • 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).