Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:48 months
Local:$ 9k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 14.9k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:853

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Description

Electronics-based products play a vital role in our daily lives, from the sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in modern hospitals to leading-edge fibre optic communications. Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are advancing at an ever-increasing pace.

At Kent, we offer degree programmes teaching state-of-the-art technology, which means our graduates can work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering.

Our teaching is research-led so you get to know about the latest cutting-edge technologies, and the courses combine theory with vitally important practical and project work – the chance to turn ideas into real systems. Our student work has been awarded international prizes.

The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our courses.

Our staff meet regularly with a team of senior industrialists to ensure that our courses keep up to date with industry, and you have the opportunity to spend a year working in industry, which improves your skills and career prospects.

Careers

If you choose to take our year in industry programme, you will gain practical work experience, while assessing possible future career options and making contacts in the industry. In addition to the technical skills you acquire on this programme, you also gain key transferable skills including the ability to present complex material in an accessible way, the ability to work independently and in a team, and the confidence to develop your own ideas.

Our graduates go into careers such as: electronic engineering and computing; telecommunications industries including radio, television and satellite communications; medical electronics, instrumentation and industrial process control, in companies including BAE Systems, Nokia, the Royal Navy, Xilinx, British Energy and RDDS. They also frequently go on to postgraduate study, for example, MSc in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks, Embedded Systems and Instrumentation or Information Security and Biometrics.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 14860 Year (Non-EEA)

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits Total Kent credits: 360
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

CO324 - Computer Systems

EL303 - Electronic Circuits

EL305 - Introduction to Electronics

EL311 - The Robotics Project

EL313 - Introduction to Programming

EL315 - Digital Technologies

EL318 - Engineering Mathematics

EL319 - Engineering Analysis

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

EL560 - Microcomputer Engineering

EL562 - Computer Interfacing

EL565 - Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement Systems

EL566 - Microwave Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves

EL567 - Electronic and RF Circuit Design

EL568 - Digital Implementation

EL569 - Signals and Systems

EL570 - Communications Principles

WSHOP094 - EDA Placement Information

Year in industry

Students on the Year in Industry programmes spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We have an Industrial Placement Officer who will help you apply for placements. The School has excellent industrial links, providing students with many placement opportunities.

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

EL671 - Product Development

EL677 - Digital Communication Systems

EL600 - Project

EL665 - Communication Systems

EL667 - Embedded Computer Systems

EL673 - Digital Systems Design

EL676 - Digital Signal Processing and Control

EL790 - Year In Industry

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement

  • A level:BBB including B in Mathematics and a science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics)
  • Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):Engineering: Distinction, Distinction, Merit including Distinction in Further Mathematics for Technicians
  • International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 15 at HL including Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies), and a science subject 5 at HL or 6 at SL

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2013 financial support package includes a fee waiver and cash bursary, as well as additional funds on your Kent account to help with accommodation, food, books and other living costs. Find out more on our fees and funding page.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created a new scholarship, The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages.

Accreditation

Accreditation and rankings

All of our engineering degree programmes are accredited by our professional body, the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, The Complete University Guide and the National Student Survey (NSS) continually rank us among the top schools in the UK for our degree programmes, standard and quality of teaching, as well as our commitment to enhancing our students’ employability.

Our accreditation

Our Engineering degrees have been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Our accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Our programmes in Computer Systems Engineering and Electronic and Communications Engineering provide you with a broad grounding in these vital fields.

Engineering Programmes at Kent have been continuously accredited by the IET for 30 years. The School of Engineering and Digital Arts is an IET Academic Partner.

EDA is proud to be a member of the Engineering Professors' Council – Promoting Excellence in Engineering in Higher Education.

Rankings

League tables

  • 100% student satisfaction with course and 7th place overall in Guardian League Table 2014
  • 4th for Electronic Engineering for Teaching Excellence – 2013 Sunday Times University Guide
  • 1st for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Student Satisfaction – 2012 Times Good University Guide
  • 1st for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Student Satisfaction – 2012 Complete University Guide
  • 3rd place for student satisfaction across the sector in Complete University Guide 2014

National Student Survey (NSS)

  • 1st (for the fourth time) for student satisfaction, 2012
  • 3rd in the UK, in subject, for teaching, 2012
  • 3rd in the UK, in subject, for assessment and feedback, 2012

Job prospects

  • 7th place across the sector in Complete University Guide 2014 for employability – 90% take up of work or further study six months after graduation
  • 14th in the UK for Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduating students' employment prospects, in Times Good University Guide 2012
  • 90% of Kent Electronic Engineering students found employment or went onto further study within 6 months of graduating in 2010
  • 95% of Kent Design studies students found employment or went onto further study within 6 months of graduating in 2010

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