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Electronic Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Electronic
Engineering

From smart phones to satellites, learn how Electronic Engineers play a pivotal role in the design and manufacture of a vast range of products and systems.

Recent scientific and technical innovations mean the electronic engineers are central to the design and manufacture of a vast range of products and systems. Our Electronic Engineering degree draws on both industrial and academic experience to provide skills that are aligned with best commercial practices and much sought after by employers.

All Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, students on the Electronic Engineering degree continue to study the same modules as those on the Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme until the end of the second year. The later years of the degree reflect our key research areas including communications, embedded systems, power electronics, ASICs and silicon-based smart sensors.

Practical work in electronic engineering begins in the first year, with the third-year individual project forming an important part of the course. Past individual project titles, supported by industry, include ‘A Mobile Phone Based Electronic Nose’ that analyses the breath of patients in local hospitals and ‘Delivering Satellites to Space with Power Electronics’. Our refurbished, state-of-the-art laboratories are equipped with software and instrumentation to support the different teaching activities.

Our graduates are well placed to contribute within a variety of sectors in addition to electronic engineering, such as design and production, energy, transport, the built environment, information and communications.

  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H610)
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H612)

All Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, students on the Electronic Engineering degree continue to study the same modules as those on the Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme until the end of the second year. The later years of the degree reflect our key research areas including communications, embedded systems, power electronics, ASICs and silicon-based smart sensors.

If you aspire to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, a degree from Warwick is a great starting point. The majority of our degrees are accredited by licensed professional engineering institutions, such as the IET, IMechE and JBM and provide the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Electronic Engineering 2022

MEng Electronic Engineering 2022

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University website.

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days give you the chance to visit the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise.

All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, you continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after you which you can specialise in Electronic Engineering, choose another specialism or continue on the general engineering pathway.

Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements and regulations are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.


Year 1

In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics (ES190)
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ES191)
  • Engineering Design (ES192)
  • Engineering Mathematics (ES193)
  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management (ES194)
  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice (ES101)
  • Materials for Engineering (ES195)
  • Statics and Structures (ES196)
  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation (ES197)
Optional extra modules
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics (ES2C5)
  • Electromechanical System Design (ES2C6)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics (ES2C7)
  • Technical Operations Management (ES2D8)
  • Analogue Electronic Design
  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Examples of optional modules
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Introduction to Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Systems and Software Engineering Principles
  • Starting a Business
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 3

Core modules
  • Communication Systems
  • Digital Systems Design
  • Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Design
  • Microwave Engineering and RF Circuits
  • Power Electronics
  • Signal Processing
  • Individual Project (ES327)

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • ASICs, MEMS and Smart Devices
  • Advanced Power Electronic Converters and Devices
  • High Performance Embedded Systems Design
  • Radiowave Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory
  • Group Project (ES410)
Examples of optional modules
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks
  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Information Theory and Coding

The information on this page is applicable for 2021 entry. Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.

Our course and module content is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check this website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.

Intercalated degrees

Students may choose to spend a year in industry, research or study abroad between years two and three, or between year three and four for MEng. If you choose to take an intercalated year, this will be reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree programme.

Exchange year abroad

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad, subject to academic requirements and approval of study programme.

MEng students who take their third year abroad as an Exchange Year, and do not complete an individual project, will be required to do so as a core module during their MEng (fourth) year at Warwick.

Tuition fees

Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.

Scholarships

The School of Engineering is privileged to attract high fliers and seeks to recognise and promote achievement, talent, ideas, hard work and diversity. We regularly offer a number of scholarships.

Electronic Engineering graduates are well placed to contribute within a variety of sectors in addition to electronic engineering, such as design and production, energy, transport, the built environment, information and communications. Our Industrial Advisory Panel supports our aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in industry when you graduate.

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Electronic Engineering at Warwick has given me the opportunity to understand a wide range of electronics on a theoretical and practical level. I've worked with cutting edge researchers, allowing me to extend my third year project on solar cells into a summer research project which has since been published. Studying this degree has opened the door to a huge range of careers and has given me the opportunity to go into nuclear fusion research after graduation.

 

Jenny, 4th year Electronic Engineering student

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code
H610 (BEng)
H612 (MEng)

Duration
BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year

Application deadline
26 January 2022

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 University course pages.

Enquiries
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

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How to apply

This information is applicable for 2022 entry.