Electronics-based products play a vital role in our daily lives. Examples include diagnostic equipment used in modern hospitals, broadband, satellite, and wireless communication technologies, and consumer electronics in the home. At Kent, our research led degrees mean our graduates can work at the forefront of the major areas of electronic engineering and you will combine theory with practical and project work, turning ideas into real systems.
We have strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and our student work has won international prizes. Also, our visiting industrial professors contribute a strong industrial relevance of our courses.
Our degree programme
The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our three-year Engineering degrees.
In your Foundation Year, you are mainly taught by the University’s academic staff via lectures, example classes and laboratory sessions and the knowledge you gain is, in most cases, equivalent to A level standard. While in your Foundation Year, you can take part in all student activities. On successful completion of your Foundation Year, you move on to the first year of our BEng programme.
Our BEng programme covers all aspects of electronic engineering, which means on graduation you can enter any branch of electronics.
Your first year lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on computer systems, electronic circuits, engineering analysis and mathematics. You also complete a robotics project which gives you the chance to construct a robot.
In your second year, you further develop your understanding of the field, gaining further practical experience. As your knowledge grows you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that in your final year you can begin to specialise in preparation for your final-year project.
We provide first-class facilities to support your studies, including:
- 120-seat multi-purpose engineering laboratory
- four air-conditioned computer suites housing around 150 high-end computers
- CAD and development software
- PCB and surface-mount facilities
- an anechoic chamber
- 3D body scanner
- motion-capture studio
- mechanical workshop staffed with skilled mechanical engineers.
The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our programmes.
There are many ways to get involved in School life. You could become a student representative, giving students a voice on School committees or become a student ambassador and work with us in secondary schools to promote engineering and technology.
We also host events where you can meet industry experts and former students.
In addition, you can take part in student-led societies including:
- TinkerSoc – a society that embraces all forms of technology, where you build, hack and make things.