In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core subject, you will also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies. In addition to experimental work at the University you will use Radar equipment at the DCAE Cosford Royal Air Force base - the same equipment used to train Air Force personnel.
The first year of study will cover a range of engineering topics and is aimed at providing a sound base for the following years. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design. In the second year, you will learn about Telecommunications and Signal Processing, Electronic Design, and Control Systems. You will also study Engineering Management and learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. In your third year, you will complete an individual project, acquire specialist Electronics and Communications Systems knowledge, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture. Should you pursue the MEng then you will cover some of these topics in more depth alongside broadening studies, for example in business management and accounting.