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Electronic Engineering (BEng) (Full-Time)

Why study Engineering at Warwick?

  • The School of Engineering is consistently in the top ten of all UK league tables, including the Guardian University Guide 2016, and were fourth in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 under 'General Engineering'.
  • Our accredited courses, which can lead to Chartered Engineer status, are collaboratively delivered between the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group). This unified approach equips you with the multidisciplinary skills needed to design today’s complex products, which extend beyond the traditional engineering disciplines. We also have a strong track record of collaborating with industrial partners (e.g. aguar Land Rover, Arup and Rolls-Royce) through both research and teaching activities.
  • Flexible courses enable you to experience the different engineering disciplines before making your final decision to specialise in automotive, civil, electronic, manufacturing and mechanical, or mechanical engineering, or to focus on general engineering or business. This means that you will normally only find Warwick under ‘General Engineering’ in league tables.

Dr James Covington

Engineering at Warwick

Rich Young

Engineering Undergraduate

Why study at Warwick

A view from our academics

What will I learn?

(Accrediting institution: IET)

This course is for you if you are looking for an accredited Electronic Engineering degree that provides specialist knowledge in the field and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams that involve other branches of engineering. Our multidisciplinary, research-oriented approach to learning supports personal development and provides key skills that are aligned with best commercial practices – and much sought after by leading employers. This enables our graduates to contribute within a variety of sectors, in addition to microelectronics, such as design and production, energy, transport, the built environment, information and communications. You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, example classes, face-to-face contact with academics for resolving module queries, laboratories, coursework assignments and projects.

State-of-the-art laboratories are equipped with software and instruments to support the varied teaching activities. For example, in the area of microcontrollers and field-programmable gate arrays we benefit from close interaction with prestigious semiconductor manufacturers.

The third-year individual project and fourth-year multidisciplinary group project (if you are an MEng student) also form major parts of your degree. Your first two years follow an integrated multidisciplinary route to engineering, with modules covering core areas of the subject, including electronics. Optional modules related to electronics are available (such as Computer Engineering and Programming). In subsequent years, there is a focused specialisation in electronic engineering.

Practical work in electronics starts from the first year. MEng students have greater choice in their fourth year, with optional modules reflecting the School’s research strengths in areas such as power electronics, communications, ASICs and silicon-based smart sensors. Electives are also offered that enable you to add either Business Management or Communications to your degree title.

How will I learn?

You will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. To help you make the transition from school to university, in your first year you will meet your personal tutor each week in a group usually of five or six students to address academic issues arising from lectures. Engineers are always involved in interdisciplinary group work and this forms part of our courses from year one.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through examinations and coursework. Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations

What opportunities are there for work experience and study abroad?

You can gain industrial experience during your course via visits and project work. The School encourages students to undertake some form of industrial experience. Many students undertake internships and other work experience over the summer. Some students can take a year-long placement in industry or in a research environment.

Becoming a Chartered Engineer

This requires both academic qualification and responsible experience in your chosen industry. The preferred academic qualification is a four-year accredited Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. Alternatively you can complete a three-year accredited Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree and complete ‘Additional Learning’ after graduation, perhaps in the form of an accredited MSc.

All our degrees (except Engineering Business Management and Engineering and Business Studies) are accredited as providing the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.

Entry Requirements

A level AAB, to include A level Mathematics and Physics.
You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.

A levels in applied subjects and mixed portfolios Candidates are considered on an individual basis. Grades will be similar to those for candidates taking academic A and AS qualifications.

International Baccalaureate 36 points, to include Grade 5 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these should be at Higher Level.

Other Qualifications Advanced Diplomas and Engineering Principal Learning qualifications will be considered alongside other qualifications and on a case by case basis. We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

Access/BTEC Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) and BTEC Extended Diplomas in appropriate subjects considered, if offered with A level Mathematics at grade A for MEng or grade B for BEng/BSc. Distinctions are required in Access and BTEC qualifications.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude these subjects.

Essential Subjects

You must have studied Mathematics and Physics at Advanced or Higher level study. You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.
However, we recognise that Engineering draws on many skills and we are willing to consider highly motivated applicants with different qualifications provided there is good evidence of mathematical ability. We invite anybody in this situation to discuss their aspirations with us at the earliest opportunity.

We offer a Foundation in Mathematics module that can be taken in the first year in place of an optional module for those students not offering Mathematics at Advanced or Higher level study.

Further Information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

Open Days UK based applicants are invited to a Departmental Open Day and a number of these are scheduled during the year. If you cannot attend then the information presented will be available online. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

What modules could I study?

Initially, all students follow the same programme covering topics which we believe are important for all engineers to understand. By year three you are able to specialise into one of the disciplines of engineering: Mechanical; Civil; Electrical or continue on the general route following a systems approach to Engineering.

There are six modules in the first year. The five core modules are currently: Engineering Mathematics and Systems Modelling; Mechanics, Structures and Thermodynamics; Circuits, Devices and Power Systems; Design for Function and Introduction to Engineering Business Management. Students are offered one further module to introduce, for example: Biomedical Engineering; Multimedia Technology; Technology in International Development; The Aesthetics of Design or a Modern Foreign Language.

In the second year the six core modules are currently: Energy Conservation and Power Systems; Engineering Design; Engineering Materials; Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing; Mechanics and Thermofluids and Technical Operations Management. Optional modules are wide ranging and currently include Computer engineering and programming; Forensic engineering; Introduction to Secondary school teaching; Modern foreign languages; Motor vehicle technology; Starting a business.

In the final year students undertake a major individual project. The final year modules are currently Analogue Systems Design; Communications Systems; Digital Systems Design; Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Design; Signal Processing and Power Electronic Converters and Devices.

The modules listed represent choices available to current students. As the subject of engineering and our school continuously evolve, the range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years. Applicants will be informed as soon as the changes are approved. Current students will be consulted prior to the changes been approved.

Find out more about the degree structure and updated module options.

 

What careers can a Warwick degree in Electronic Engineering lead to?

An engineering degree is a passport to opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. The breadth of experience we provide means that graduate employment rates are high. The majority of our graduates follow careers in engineering and IT, with job roles ranging from software engineering at Sony-Ericsson to mechanical systems engineering at Network Rail, as well as roles in accountancy, consultancy or finance.

Some of our recent graduate destinations include Design and Production Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover; Business Systems Analyst, Tesco; Relationship Manager, Barclays Bank; Graduate Civil Engineer, Transport for London; Graduate Management Trainee, NHS Institute for Innovation.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB to include A level Mathematics and Physics, plus a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable).

IB: 36 points to include Grade 5 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these should be at Higher Level.

UCAS Code
H610

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Duration
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
School of Engineering

Warwick Manufacturing Group

Student blogs
Yvonne Ayanru - Engineering

Thomas Wilson - Engineering

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.

Enquiries
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact: engadmissions@warwick.ac.uk

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.