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Electronic Engineering (BEng) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

Accrediting institution: IET

What will I learn?

This course is for you if you are looking for an accredited Electronic Engineering degree that develops your specialist knowledge in the field while working in multidisciplinary teams. Our joined-up, 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, such as microelectronics, 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. Practical work in electronics starts from the first year with the third year individual project forming a major part of your degree. Newly refurbished, state-of-the-art laboratories are equipped with software and instruments to support the varied teaching activities in electronic engineering. The course significantly benefits from close links with industry.

In your first year, and into your second year, you will follow an integrated multidisciplinary route to engineering, with modules covering core areas of the subject including electronics.

Optional modules related to electronics are available. In the final year you will specialise in electronic engineering.

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. Your tutor is there to support you throughout your university life and will especially help you to reflect upon your continuing development. 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level AAA, to include Mathematics and Physics.

  • 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.

  • Applicants with a strong profile but without A Level Physics may be considered. Please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk prior to applying.
  • International Baccalaureate 38 points to include 6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of those subjects should be at Higher level.

    BTECs: Applicants offering BTECs are advised to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team for
    further information prior to application (Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3723 Email: ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk)

    These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) and 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.

    We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.

  • Open Days UK-based offer holders are invited to our Departmental Open Days. If you are not able to attend, the information from these events will also be available online. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

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 the second term of Year Two you are able to specialise in Civil or switch to one of the other Engineering courses (such as: Automotive, Biomedical Systems, Electronic, Electrical and Electronic, Engineering Business Management, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Mechanical, or, Systems).

There are nine core modules in the first year which are currently:

  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management
  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
  • Materials for Engineering
  • Statics and Structures
  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing

You are also free to take A Modern Foreign Language module as an optional extra.

In the second year the core modules are currently:

  • Analogue Electronic Design
  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
  • Semiconductor Materials and Devices
  • Technical Operations Management

Optional modules include:

  • Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation
  • Starting a Business
  • Systems Engineering Principles
  • Technology in International Development

Extra modules are

  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language

In Year 3 the programme you will conduct and individual project and study core modules which are currently:

  • Communications Systems
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Design
  • Microwave Engineering and RF Circuits
  • Power Electronics
  • Signal Processing

Engineering is an actively developing subject and so modules listed represent those available to current students. As the subject of Engineering and our school continuously evolve, the range of modules available and the content of individual modules 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.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

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

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Jaguar Land Rover, Barclays Bank, NHS Institute for Innovation, Aston Martin, Deutsche Bank.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Business Systems Analyst, Graduate Civil Engineer, Aerodynamacist, Structural Engineer, Technology trader.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAA to include Mathematics and Physics.

IB: 38 points to include 6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of those subjects 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
Nathan Lavenstein - Civil Engineering

Jane Chan - Mechanical 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 please see the Additional Costs page.


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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.