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Electronics and computing are two key growth areas for the technology industry, both making spectacular advances and impacting modern life beyond recognition. Studying all things electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kent will allow you to be part of this revolution and to gain the knowledge and skills to make your own mark in this exciting field.
The combination of electronic engineering skills with advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software engineering prepare you for creating the systems of the future. This course teaches many exciting topics including robotics/mechatronics, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence, as well as providing you with skills employers look for such as creativity, entrepreneurship and team working.
Throughout your course, you study a mix of compulsory and optional modules. Your first year lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on programming, electronics, engineering design, digital technologies, and engineering mathematics.
In your second year, you further develop your understanding of the field. As your knowledge grows, you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that in your final year you can specialise in preparation for your final-year project.
There’s a lot of support. If you go to the lecturers they will definitely help you out.
Krisha Kanumuru - Electronic and Communications Engineering BEng
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.
BBB including B in Mathematics plus one other science/technology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics)
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
DMM in an Engineering subject including Further Maths/Further Maths for Engineering Technicians. Other subjects are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
30 points overall or 15 points at HL including Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies) 5 at HL or 6 at SL or HL Maths: Analysis and Approaches at 5 (not Applications and Interpretations), and a science subject 5 at HL or 6 at SL
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.
Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.
Please see our English language entry requirements web page.
Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
Duration: 3 years full-time
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG3130 - Introduction to Programming (15 credits)
EENG3030 - Electronic Circuits (15 credits)
EENG3230 - Engineering Design and Mechanics (15 credits)
EENG3050 - Introduction to Electronics (15 credits)
EENG3110 - First Year Engineering Applications Project (15 credits)
EENG3150 - Digital Technologies (15 credits)
EENG3180 - Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
EENG3190 - Engineering Analysis (15 credits)
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG5780 - Systems Programming (15 credits)
EENG5600 - Microcomputer Engineering (15 credits)
EENG5770 - Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (15 credits)
EENG5620 - Engineering Group Project (15 credits)
EENG5650 - Instrumentation and Measurement Systems (15 credits)
EENG5680 - Digital Implementation (15 credits)
EENG5170 - Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)
EENG5700 - Communications Principles (15 credits)
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG6000 - Project (45 credits)
EENG6670 - Embedded Computer Systems (15 credits)
EENG6830 - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety (RAMS) (15 credits)
EENG6730 - Digital Systems Design (15 credits)
EENG6760 - Digital Signal Processing and Control (15 credits)
EENG6460 - Robotics and AI (15 credits)
EENG6770 - Communication Network and IoT (15 credits)
EENG5610 - Image Analysis and Applications (15 credits)
The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.
We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.Search scholarships
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.
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.
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.
The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either mathematics or a modern foreign language. Please review the eligibility criteria.
Most modules consist of a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and computer sessions. All modules are continuously assessed. All years include project work that replicates industrial practice to maximise the employability of our graduates.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
The course aims to:
85% of Kent Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates were in graduate-level jobs or further study 15 months after graduation. (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
Our graduates go into careers in areas such as:
They have gone on to work in companies including:
Some graduates choose to go on to postgraduate study, for example, PhD or Masters by Research in Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
For over 30 years, our BEng and MEng courses in Engineering have been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which enables fast-track career progression as a professional engineer.
The University also has a friendly Careers and Employability Service which can give you advice on how to:
In addition to the technical skills you acquire on this programme, you also gain key transferable skills including:
You can gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.
If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.
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