Electronics/Computer Systems Engineering CV



Michael Faraday

Gauss Road, Canterbury, Kent CT9 9ZZ  mf999@kent.ac.uk

Tel. 01234 5667 Mob. 0777 777777

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  • I am a second year Computer Systems Engineering student at the University of Kent looking for a year long placement starting next summer.Well developed project management and IT skills combined with a flexible attitude to work.
  • Strong organisational skills in a variety of situations to achieve deadlines.
  • Have initiative and can work independently or as part of a team.
  • Get on well with people at all levels, easily making good working relationships.
  • Adaptable and quick to learn new skills.
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BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (IEE accredited).
I achieved a 2:1 in my first years.
  Mentions degree class as this is good

Selected Course Modules

First year
  • Object-Oriented Programming 68%
  • Computer Systems 55%
  • Further Object-Oriented Programming 63%
  • Introduction to Electronics 59%
  • Robotics Project 61%
  • Digital Technologies 62%
  • Engineering Mathematics 54%
  • Engineering Analysis 71%
Second year
  • Operating Systems and Architecture
  • Microcomputer Engineering
  • Image Analysis and Applications
  • Computer Interfacing
  • Instrumentation & Measurement Systems
  • Digital Implementation
  • Digital Signal Processing
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Group project based on sampling and study of an ECG signal via a single amplification circuit and software filtering and analysis systems. This required good communication between team members to ensure all work was accomplished within the specification. My role was to design and implement the software filtering system using LabView.

Individual project involved development and construction of a Controller Area Network (CAN) based system suitable for demonstrating the fundamentals of CANBus from an automotive perspective. I achieved a 2:1 grade

Electronics prize for a project to build a Digital Heart Rate meter


Mentions the role he has taken in his group project and also the group dynamics

Relevant projects and dissertations are well worth including.


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Tommy Flowers School,
2005 - 2013


2013 A Levels: Electronics B, Physics C, Mathematics D

2011 9 GCSE passes at grade A to C including Mathematics, English and Science

  Summarises GCSE results to save space

Computing and Other Skills

  • Applications: LabView, MATLAB, OrCAD Capture and Layout, Microchip MPLAB, ModelSim (VHDL using the Altera MAX+plus II 10 compiler), Tina Electronic package, Web design using Dreamweaver, MS Office.
  • Programming Languages: Java, C++, SQL, , TLearn,
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7, Symbian, Linux.
  • Can assemble Intel based PC's from component parts and fault diagnose hardware. Set up a home Ethernet network including wireless networks and firewalls/routers.
  • Full current clean driving licence
  • Speak basic conversational Spanish and French


July - Sept. 2014  Wheatstone Engineering (technician), Manchester.
I worked on a mobile communications project and I was doing SMT Soldering and fault finding and manufacturing of prototype boards.

July 2011-September 2013 Tesco (Shop Assistant), Manchester
Duties involved taking orders and stock control, generally dealing with customers and organising other assistants. I built a strong positive relationship with customers and staff.

  Evidence of people and teamwork skills


  • I was vice captain of the university hockey team. This involved organising squads, training sessions and competitions. 
  • While at school I took part in many group activities the most important of which was the Young Enterprise Scheme.  This scheme involved working in a group to manage and run a successful company and produce a viable product. The chosen product was a magazine which was demonstrated and sold at a nearby shopping centre. 
  • When in the Scouts, I was in charge of a group of 5 younger scouts. Scouts provided me with a variety of life skills including first aid and survival skills, but also gave me responsibility and leadership over groups of others at a young age.
  • Member of the Institute of Electronics and Technology (IET)

Shows evidence of people, leadership and organising skills

Evidence of business skills



I am happy to supply these on request   It's not necessary to put references on your CV unless the vacancy specifically asks for them.