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Electronic & Information Engineering BEng

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Overview

Our Electronic & Information Engineering BEng course focuses on four key areas: circuits and systems, programming, signal processing and communication. You will gain deep theoretical and practical expertise in general electronic and information engineering design techniques. You will also learn the necessary engineering and mathematical skills for careers in electronics and computer technology industries.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Unique combination of electronic engineering modules with those in computer science and robotics.
  • Gain a broad understanding of how engineering translates to everyday life through mobile and personal communications as well as information security.
  • Study in a multidisciplinary department.
  • Benefit from our longstanding links with various companies, including Orange, Vodafone, Nokia, NEC, BT and Texas Instruments.
  • Modules designed to enhance employability coupled with being based at the heart of the UK’s information hub ensures you leave with transferable and entrepreneurial skills.

 

Key information

UCAS code HG65

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Department Department of Engineering

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Course detail

Description

Our Electronic & Information Engineering BEng course provides you with a strong foundation in electronic engineering and information engineering at the same time as giving you a grounding in general communications and computer networks theory and practice. There is a strong focus on developing mathematical skills, which you will use for the analysis and design of control systems and communication systems. You will study modules across circuit theory, computer systems and hardware design. In your final year you can choose from optional modules that include robotic systems, pattern recognition, communication systems and other advanced topics.

You will be taught by academics who are world- leading experts in their fields and you will benefit from their decades of knowledge and experience. Our course will also help you develop practical skills by translating electronic engineering and information engineering into everyday life through security and mobile and personal communications.

You will have access to over 250 fast PCs running Windows and Linux. These are spread over several state of the art laboratories for the use of the Department.

Our student societies organise social and other activities.

Teaching

You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.

Assessment

You will be assessed through written examinations, project reports, and coursework. For the practical and design elements, you will be assessed through laboratory write-ups, design projects, presentations, research project reports and oral examinations.

Special notes

The Department of Informatics consists of expertise in four computer science groups (Agents & Intelligent Systems, Planning, Algorithm & Bioinformatics, and Software Modelling & Applied Logic), and groups in robotics and telecommunications. The selection of available optional taught course modules reflects the range of research interests in the department. All years of our programmes are kept under constant review and we reserve the right to change and improve them at any time.

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.
Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Computational & Mathematical Thinking for Engineers I (15 credits)
  • Computational & Mathematical Thinking for Engineers II (15 credits)
  • Computer Systems (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Computing 1 (15 credits)
  • Mechanics for Engineers (15 credits)
  • Electronics Applications Project & Engineering Lab 1 (15 credits)
  • Logic Design (15 credits)
  • Circuit Theory (15 credits)

 

 

Optional Modules

There are no optional modules for this course in Year 1.

Year 2

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Electricity & Magnetism (15 credits)
  • Signals & Systems (15 credits)
  • Principles of Electronics (15 credits)
  • Electronics Applications Project & Engineering Lab 2 (15 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Engineering & Entrepreneurial Skills (15 credits)
  • Electronic Circuits (15 credits)
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 15 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Foundations in Computing 2 (15 credits)
  • Internet Systems (15 credits)

Year 3

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Electronic Engineering Individual Project (30 credits)
  • Real Time Systems & Control (15 credits)
  • Hardware Design (15 credits)
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Communication Systems (15 credits)
  • Optimisation Methods (15 credits)
  • Sensors & Actuators (15 credits)
  • Computer Vision (15 credits)
  • Cryptography (15 credits)
  • Pattern Recognition (15 credits)
  • Robotic Systems (15 credits)
  • Artificial Intelligence Planning (15 credits)
  • Formal Verification (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D3 D3 M2

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels).

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

80% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Preferred subjects

Physics preferred, but not compulsory

Further information and other requirements

Entry requirements
A-Level  AAB 

Must include grade A in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Physics is a preferred subject, but not compulsory.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Access to HE Diploma 

D: 33 credits

M: 12 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Engineering, Mathematics, Science) will be considered with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including a substantial amount of Maths or Further Maths), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Physics is also a preferred subject at level 3, but not compulsory.
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2

Must include grade D3 in Mathematics or Further Mathematics (full course).

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DDM with eleven Distinctions and one A-level at grade A, including grade A in A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Physics topics are preferred within the BTEC, but not compulsory.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DM with six Distinctions and one A-level at grade A, including grade A in A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Physics topics are preferred within the BTEC, but not compulsory.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AB

or

M and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A in A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Physics is a preferred subject, but not compulsory.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AB at Advanced Highers

Must include grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Syllabus must contain pure mathematics.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. 

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Including 665 at Higher Level, and including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6. Physics is also a preferred Higher Level subject, but not compulsory.

The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band E Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable)The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree: 

Performance in STEP or AEA will be taken into account should you narrowly fail to meet your A-level offer.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £25,500 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

The Careers Service and the Department of Informatics run a careers programme for Informatics students, which includes skills sessions and visits from top employers. Our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of organisations including banking, finance, management, and the major software houses, where they work mainly on analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software applications and systems. Alternatively, many of our graduates choose further study.

 

 

Career destinations

Recent graduates from the department have found employment at:

  • Vodafone
  • British Telecom
  • Ericsson
  • Toshiba
  • Thales Group
  • Bosch
  • Skype
  • O2

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