Electronics and Communications Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Course summary

This course presents electronics and communication engineering (ECE) as a synergy of electronics, signal processing, computing, and data transmission. ECE Graduates are expected to move into careers creating cutting-edge systems in a wide range of fields, from autonomous vehicles to the Internet of Things. This programme in electronic engineering aims to deliver strong academic content, conveyed with a strong factual focus with the aim of preparing you, upon successful completion, to take on the challenges present in the many fields of engineering and research, which require electronic engineering graduate expertise.

  • The main aim of the course is to develop a wide range of applications and technology in the field of electronics and communication such as 5G/6G communication, autonomous vehicle, IoT, amongst others.
  • From the outset, we aim to place an emphasis on innovation, design, and development to enable you the opportunity to enrich your technical skills in the field of electronic and communications.
  • A further aim is to develop the intellectual and independent thinking necessary to participate in contemporary projects and to peruse further studies and research in the field of electronic communication engineering.
Key Course Benefits
  • Well-equipped dedicated electronics and communication laboratory to build an electronic prototype.
  • Explore latest networking and security protocols in a modern CISCO laboratory.
  • Opportunities to gain international experience through field trips and group-based final year project*
  • Wide variety of support through personal tutoring, sigma centre, centre of academic writing and personal tutoring scheme*


This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses: Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) Year One Modules Engineering Mathematics Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles Engineering Design Analogue and Digital Devices Electronic Systems in Action Introduction to Programming Year Two Year two builds on Year one learning and introduces new curriculum material. You will be introduced to signal and systems module, which will prepare you for more advanced signal processing technique on the following year. Communication and networking module will introduce the technologies and protocols used in modern communication system. More advanced electronics and system design topics will be covered in the electronic modules. This will include electronic system design, manufacturing, and testing. Modules Analogue and Digital Systems Object Oriented Programming Signals and System Analysis Embedded System Design & Development Manufacture of Electronic Systems Communication and Networking Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year As part of your year three studies, you will undertake an individual project, which will entail undertaking research and design studies with the guidance of a supervisor to provide a set of engineering solutions. Other modules will cover digital communications fundamentals, high-speed communications signal processing techniques and you will have an option to choose between high frequency electronics and VLSI design module. Modules Digital Signal Processing and Applications Communication Engineering Individual Project Preparation Individual Project Realisation High Speed communication Optional modules (choose one from the following): High Frequency Electronics VLSI Design Additional Year In this additional year, more advanced topics related to electronics and communication engineering will be investigated which is beyond the scope of undergraduate study. More advanced technology and their applications such as robotics, wireless intelligent systems and image processing technique will be investigated. You will also undertake a group based industrial project relevant to the modern engineering problems. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Coursework Phase tests Portfolios Practical or project work Group work Presentations and posters Reports Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Electronics and Communications Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS