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Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng/BEng 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

H610

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4 years full-time, 5 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017
January 2018

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

A degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering can give you the skills needed to innovate and problem-solve in this advancing field.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is changing all aspects of our lives, be it communications, computing, energy generation or electric vehicles, you will find electrical and electronic engineers at the forefront of change. Who could imagine a sustainable future without their input?

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

What our students say...

The activity-led learning combined with the great facilities provides the perfect environment for me to understand why, what I learnt was useful.

Stuart james

Course information

At Coventry, we believe that studying engineering should be so much more than just learning theory and passing examinations. Instead, our activity-led learning means you can 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 covers the fundamental principles and should develop the advanced skills to create high quality solutions in electrical and electronic engineering, providing a solid foundation to start professional work in electronic design, control systems, communication systems and software engineering.

96%

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

NSS, 2016

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In your first year you will focus on the essentials of the electrical and electronic subject area. This will ensure that you are prepared for a detailed study of electrical and electronic engineering over the three- year course.

Modules

  • Systems Project

  • Electrical Engineering 1

  • Professional Skills

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 1

  • Engineering Mathematics 1

  • Introduction to Computer Engineering

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

The second year introduces specialist application areas such as control and instrumentation, and embedded microprocessors.

Modules

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics 2

  • Engineering Mathematics 2

  • Programming for Engineers

  • Control and Instrumentation 1

  • Embedded Microprocessors Group Project

  • Electrical Engineering 2

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

Modules

  • Professional Placement or Study Abroad

Overview

Your final year covers power systems, electronics and control. All of these subjects will provide expertise in design and project work at a level required to become a graduate engineer.

Modules

  • Individual Project

  • Advanced Electronics

  • Advanced Digital Systems

  • Control and Instrumentation 2

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

Modules

  • Industrial Group Project Advanced Electronics

  • Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Digital Signal and Image Processing

  • Kinematics, Dynamics and Applications

  • Microprocessor Applications

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • developing a technical skill set;
  • active hands-on approach to electrical and electronic engineering;
  • course content informed by our industrial links and research work;
  • accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET);
  • state-of-the-art facilities in the Faculty’s Engineering and Computing building.
  • first class study abroad opportunities exist with universities in 20 countries around the world;
  • academic staff excellence. Many staff are members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and are active researchers;
  • our approach to learning will allow you to acquire the necessary depth of knowledge and experience to develop high-quality solutions to electrical and electronic engineering problems;
  • excellent placement opportunities to apply for with national and international companies which in the past have included: IBM, Invensys, National Grid, GlaxoSmithKline, Severn Trent Water and Mercedes Benz;

Course content ranges from fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering, through to contemporary developments in electrical and electronic systems engineering.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and laboratory practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice. This means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 40%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 25%
  • Practical or project work: 20%
  • Group work etc: 10%
  • Presentations, posters etc: 5%

40% assessed by formal examinations

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 20 contact hours of study (classroom, laboratory, etc) and this breaks down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 2 hours of tutorials (or later, individual project supervision) each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 8 hours of practical 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, online activities, etc.

The Faculty has collaborative links with many universities around the globe. Studying at Coventry University means students come from all over the world and we encourage all of our students to take advantage of the opportunity to widen their own international experience.

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 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

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)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

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


21

global programmes

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

What our students say...

The activity-led learning combined with the great facilities provides the perfect environment for me to understand why, what I learnt was useful.

Stuart james

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

The activity-led learning combined with the great facilities provides the perfect environment for me to understand why, what I learnt was useful.

Stuart james

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 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


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 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£14,104 (per year)


January 2018

£14,104 (per year)


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:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Additional costs not included in the fees:

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

What our students say...

The activity-led learning combined with the great facilities provides the perfect environment for me to understand why, what I learnt was useful.

Stuart james

Career prospects

The course has a number of features designed to make you more attractive to employers and help you to obtain a good graduate-level job.

Not only is the course’s technical content 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 sector regularly asks for are well addressed.

As part of the course we also actively encourage and support our students to find and take summer internships and/or full industrial placements to provide you with the highly sought-after first-hand experience so prized by employers.

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.

The Faculty's Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.

85%

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

DHLE 2014/15

£27K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £27,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

The activity-led learning combined with the great facilities provides the perfect environment for me to understand why, what I learnt was useful.

Stuart james
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.