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Electronic Engineering

H610 BEng Electronic Engineering
H612 MEng Electronic Engineering


Electronic engineers play a vital role in almost all aspects of our everyday life and are the power behind the 'information revolution' that is increasingly impacting on all our lives.

Electronic engineers hold a pivotal role in the design and manufacture of a vast range of products and systems from smart phones to communications satellites and from personal computers to medical diagnostic systems. These have been made possible by a remarkable combination of scientific and technical innovations that encompass both the design and development of physical systems (hardware) and in many cases the programs that define their operation (software).

All Electronic engineers need analytical, design, information technology and management skills. Our courses develop these by the use of a range of modern learning and teaching techniques that are used throughout all years of the course. Project work plays a unifying role in all years, bringing together technical and analytical material, developing design skills and encouraging innovation.

At Warwick teaching and project work build on the considerable research strengths within the School in areas such as communications, embedded systems, power electronics, sensors and devices. This research expertise, together with our considerable industrial collaboration, keeps our courses at the leading edge of electronics.


What you'll study

In the first year and the first term of the second year, all Engineering students across streams follow the same programme. The course is designed to give you a broad overview of engineering, much favoured by industry. From the second term of the second year you are able to specialise, or continue the General Engineering route. At this stage you can also chose between progressing onto the MEng (providing you meet the academic requirements) or following the BEng route.


Year 1

There are nine modules in the 1st year with the option to take a language module on top.

Core modules Optional extra module
Dynamics and Thermodynamics A Modern Foreign Language
Electrical and Electronic Circuits  
Engineering Design  
Engineering Mathematics  
Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing  
Introduction to Engineering Business Management  
Materials for Engineering  
Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism
and Practice
Statics and Structures  

Year 2

In the first term all Engineering students follow common course content, after which you will begin to specilise through the introduction of Electronic core modules. You will study eight modules in total - seven core and one optional module in an engineering topic that interests you. You can also choose to take a language or introduction to secondary school teaching modules in addition to the eight modules that make up the second year.

Core modules Optional modules
choose 1-2
Analogue Electronic Design Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
Computer Architecture and Systems Introduction to Secondary School Teaching
(Physics) (extra module)
Dynamics and Fluid Dynamics Modern Foreign Language (extra module)
Electromechanical System Design Motor Vehicle Technology
Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation
Semiconductor Materials and Devices Starting a Business
Technical Operations Management Systems Engineering Principles
  Technology in International Development

For Intercalated Year degree only

Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng:

Optional Core (choose one)
Year in Research
Study Year Abroad
Work Placement Year

Year 3 (B/MEng)

The third year is made up of six core modules and an individual project.

Core modules Core module prerequistes
Communications Systems  
Digital Systems Design Requires second-year 'Computer Architecture and Systems' module
Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Design  
Individual Project  
Microwave Engineering and RF Circuits Requires second-year 'Analogue Electronic Design' modules
Power Electronics

Requires second-year module:

  • 'Analogue Electronic Design', and
  • guided independent learning of second-year module
    'Semiconductor Materials and Devices' (for non-Electronic students who did not choose it).
Signal Processing  

Exchange Year

If enrolled on the Exchange Year degree, MEng students may take their third year at a partner university.

Year 4 (MEng)

You will take part in a group project, study four other core modules and choose two optional modules.

Core modules Prerequisites for core modules Optional modules -choose two Prerequisites for optional modules
ASICs, MEMS and Smart Devices   Advanced Robotics  
Advanced Power Electronic Converters and Devices  

Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks

Requires third-year 'Communications Systems' and 'Signal Processing' modules

Group Project   Optical Communication Systems  

High Performance Embedded Systems Design

Requires third-year 'Digital Systems Design' module

Information Theory and Coding  
Radiowave Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory

Requires third-year 'Communications Systems' and 'Signal Processing' modules


Placements in industry or research

Gain hands-on experience on a year out or during the Summer vacation. Undertaking a placement is a great way to apply what you have learnt at university, to a real-life situation. We regularly advertise opportunities and our dedicated Placements and Internships Officer is here to help too. Placements can be undertaken in industry or research, to suit your career aspirations. Many students are subsequently offered employment with the companies with which they spend their placements.

Students undertaking an industrial placement will spend one year at an approved Industrial Placement between the second and third years (BEng) or third and fourth years (MEng).


We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small groups in laboratories. You are allocated a personal tutor, who normally stays with you throughout your time at Warwick. They will help you get the most from your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software, are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time to suit you.


Students are assessed by a mixture of methods that include assignments, design-orientated projects, laboratory-based course work, oral presentations and written examinations.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well placed to contibute within a variety of sectors and industries such as power electronics, electrical power generation, aeropsace, automotive and the built environment.

Why Warwick?

  • £26,000 - Average graduate's starting salary
  • 100% undertaking work or further study (6 months after graduating)
  • Industrial or research placements on all courses
  • Top 10 in all major league tables
  • World-leading research

Entry requirements

BEng Electronic Engineering 2018
MEng Electronic Engineering 2018

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