Electronic engineers perform a critical role in today’s modern world, designing and developing systems for almost every type of industry – from aerospace, automotive, chemical and construction sectors to those in pharmaceuticals, power, telecommunications and transport.
At Coventry University, we believe that studying engineering should be so much more than just learning theory and passing examinations. Instead, our activity-led learning aims to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge by working on real-life problems and projects, many commissioned by our industry partners.
Why choose this course?
Designed to meet the Engineering Council UK-SPEC standard, the course covers the fundamental principles and programming skills required in electronic engineering, providing a solid foundation to start professional work in electronic design, control systems, communication systems and software engineering.
You’ll study in our state-of-the-art £50m Engineering and Computing building, with access to our well-equipped microelectronics laboratory, power laboratory and dedicated project laboratory.
We enjoy high level of student satisfaction on this course and students regularly praise the enthusiasm of our lecturers. You’ll be taught by staff with extensive research backgrounds in areas including: photovoltaics; semiconductor devices modelling, simulation, design and fabrication; electromagnetics; iron core saturation; control theory and applications; wireless sensors; and embedded microelectronics. This informs your teaching, keeping you abreast of new developments and issues, whilst providing opportunities to partner staff on research projects.
International experience opportunities
Electronic engineering is applied throughout the world and, as such, we adopt a global perspective within our teaching. During the course, you will 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.
Your career options could range from traditional circuit design engineering, through electronic manufacturing, 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, with opportunities for a variety of work experience, demonstrates 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 award-winning Faculty careers service, 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.