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Electronic Engineering MEng

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Overview

Our Electronic Engineering MEng course focuses on four key areas in electronics: circuits and systems, signal processing, computing and communication. You will develop a deep knowledge of communication networks, digital signal processing and communications, which will provide a foundation for senior roles in electronics and signal processing technologies industries.

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

  • Unique combination of electronic engineering, computer science and robotics modules.
  • 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 H611

Duration Four 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 Informatics

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Course detail

Description

Our course will provide you with a thorough and deep understanding of electronic engineering and design techniques. The diverse nature of our course will give you a strong foundation in electronic engineering combined with general communication and computer networks.

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. There is also a strong focus on developing mathematical skills, which you will use to analyse the performance of communication and control systems.

You will study modules across electronic circuits, hardware design, telecommunication networks, introduction to robotics, and foundations of computing, with optional modules in the final year to specialise in digital signal processing, robotic systems, optical communications, and other advanced topics. This course will challenge you to think more broadly; translating electronic engineering into everyday life through information 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)
  • Electronics Applications Project & Engineering Lab 1 (15 credits)
  • Mechanics for Engineers (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)
  • Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Signals & Systems (15 credits)
  • Principles of Electronics (15 credits)
  • Electronics Applications Project & Engineering Lab 2 (15 credits)
  • Engineering & Entrepreneurial Skills (15 credits)
  • Electronic Circuits (15 credits)
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take one of the following modules:

  • Introduction to Robotics (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Computing 2 (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Group Project (30 credits)
  • Real Time Systems & Control (15 credits)
  • Communications Systems (15 credits)
  • Hardware Design (15 credits)
Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take three modules from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

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

Year 4

Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Electronic Engineering Individual Project (30 credits)
  • Random Variables & Stochastic Processes (15 credits)
  • Digital Communications (15 credits)
  • Telecommunication Networks I (15 credits)
Optional Modules

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

  • Digital Signal Processing (15 credits)
  • Telecommunication Networks 2 (15 credits)
  • Cryptography (15 credits)
  • Mobile & Personal Communications (15 credits)
  • Optical Communications (15 credits)
  • Communications Theory (15 credits)
  • Network Theory (15 credits)
  • Robotic Systems (15 credits)
  • Antennas & Propagation (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

AAA

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) and three Higher Level subjects at 666

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D3 D3 D3

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

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

85% overall

Required grades

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

Required subjects

Either Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements


Entry requirements
A-level AAA

Including grade A in either Mathematics or Further Mathematics

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: 36 credits

M: 9 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Engineering, Mathematics, Science) will be considered with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including a substantial amount of Maths or Further Maths), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 Including grade D3 in either 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)  

Extended Diploma in Applied Science at DDD with 12 Distinctions, and grade A in either of A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Diploma in Applied Science at DD with eight Distinctions, and grade A in either of A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics. 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)   D with four Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A in either of Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Higher

and

AA at Advanced Higher

Including grade A in both Advanced Higher Mathematics.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

 

International Baccalaureate 35 points

with three Higher Level subjects at 666 (including HL6 in either Maths or Further Maths). The total IB 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. 

 

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/expenses

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

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Career prospects

The Careers Service and the Department of Informatics run a careers programme for Informatics students, which includes skills sessions and visits from leading 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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