Overview

 

The first year is designed to allow students from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a solid start on the course.

 

Computer Engineering looks at the building blocks of computers and how they communicate, while Electrical Engineering covers essential electrical circuits and power systems topics to give you the ability to power large computer systems reliably and efficiently. In Electronics, we explore the digital logic and electronic circuits which are the foundation of computer hardware engineering.

 

Accreditations and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)

  

Why choose this courses

Coventry has a long tradition of teaching computing and electronics with a strong emphasis on its applications in practical situations. We have extensive industry links, collaborating with a broad range of commercial partners, including ABB, IBM, Halliburton, BlackBerry and Bosch, many of whom offer competitive placement opportunities to our students, as well as visits and guest lectures. 

 

Informed by the DETC standard, the technical focus of the programme is intended to develop the practical skills expected of a professional computer system engineer or system administrator. As such, we concentrate on a number of core themes to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in engineering mathematics; analogue and digital electronics; computer engineering, operating systems; computer networking and security; software engineering; and network management and design.

 

We adopt an innovative activity-led approach to learning, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage in both individual and teamwork on practical engineering projects. In the first stage ‘Systems Project’ module, for example, we have previously implemented an electronic design, providing specific design, simulation, building and testing challenges. 

 

Students regularly praise the enthusiasm of our lecturers and you’ll be taught by staff with teaching experience in the Higher Education sector and/or industry experience, many of whom are active researchers with expertise in electronics and computing. This helps to inform their teaching, keeping you abreast of new developments and issues, as well as providing opportunities for collaborative research projects. For example, in the past, students have worked on industry inspired research projects, such as the development of an Android application, VeriMaster Mobile, for producing ABB flow meter calibration and verification reports and development of a robotic operating system (ROS).


·      Meets the full academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration.

·      95% of students felt staff were enthusiastic about what they teach in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.

·      Well-equipped dedicated electronics laboratory and CISCO laboratory, featuring electronic development and testing equipment, networking devices, associated tools and software.

·      Regular expert guest lectures, which previously have covered topics such as 3D printer PCB design by RS Component, embedded development with ARM processors by ST Microelectronics and system security by IET members.

·      Our Research Centres in Mobility and Transport and Low Impact Building have a strong portfolio of research in wireless sensors, Pervasive Computing, distributed computer systems, digital forensics, computer security, serious games, virtual reality, aerodynamics and electrical energy.

 

Course information

If you love solving problems and working with computers, this professionally accredited course focuses on the engineering and integration of hardware and software systems, encouraging you to think creatively and independently, ready to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing technological environment.

 

 Overview

 The first year is designed to allow students from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a solid start on the course. 

Computer Engineering looks at the building blocks of computers and how they communicate, while Electrical Engineering covers essential electrical circuits and power systems topics to give you the ability to power large computer systems reliably and efficiently. In Electronics, we explore the digital logic and electronic circuits which are the foundation of computer hardware engineering.

  

Modules Listed

Professional skills

Understanding Design Principles & essentials of PCB Designing

Types of PCB & their Specifications

Analogue and digital electronics 1

Electrical engineering 1

Testing and validating the software module

Introduction to Circuit Designing

Schematic & Layout Design Techniques

Terms Related to Design Process & Design Techniques

Fabrication Process

Knowledge of electronics and electrical devices

 

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