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1 Presenting opportunities to study in the UK

2 Introduction Richard Gatward: Principal Lecturer in Computer Science richardg@coventry.ac.uk Irene Glendinning: Academic Manager for Student Experience ireneg@coventry.ac.uk

3 Introduction Study: Internationally recognized qualification Educational philosophy Postgraduate prospects Money: Costs to study Costs of living Earning possibilities Social and Cultural: The life of a student in Coventry Language

4 City of Coventry Where is Coventry?

5 Coventry University Founded in 1843 18,000 students What sort of university are we?

6 International Profile 3000 international students 100 countries worldwide 28 years of European exchange experience What sort of students come to Coventry

7 Faculty of Engineering and Computing One of the largest technical faculties in the UK –4800 Students –250 teaching staff –150 support staff Industrial connections Jaguar, Land-Rover, Aston Martin, O2 12 active research groups High student satisfaction and employment

8 Entry Requirements To enter our bachelor programmes you will require a minimum of 120 ECTS credits You will need a suitable level of English –Evidence of language studied or –Recommendation from a member of staff from your home institution A bachelors degree with honours is achieved if you study and pass a further 60 ECTS credits at Coventry University How can you achieve a bachelor degree?

9 Study Methods A bachelor degree with honours is completed by EU students in two parts September to June –Students will study 5 modules (50 ECTS credits) August –Project Management module studied via distance learning (10 ECTS credits) Results published in September Graduation in November for successful students How do you acquire the 60 ECTS credits?

10 Honours Degree, Technical Technical Programmes B.Eng. (Honours) in European Engineering Studies B.Sc. (Honours) in Informatics B.Eng. (Honours) in European Construction Engineering

11 Honours Degree, Management Management Programmes B.Sc. (Honours) in European Engineering Business Management B.A. (Honours) in European Logistics B.Sc. (Honours) in European Information Technology Management General Programme B.A. (Honours) in European Combined Studies

12 Post graduate progressions Easy progression to higher degrees at Coventry M.B.A. M.Sc. M.A. Ph.D. Work or further study in an Anglophone country (Canada, U.S. New Zealand, Australia etc.) Return to study on the E.U. mainland Professional employment prospects Placement opportunities… What can you do after you have completed your degree?

13 Leonardo da Vinci project Work placements (6 months) post graduation in EU companies Free language training provided (if required) Opportunities in all EU countries eligible except country of origin and the UK Coventry is the largest provider of Leonardo placements in the UK Benefits: –up to 1,800/month, –free employability training, –EUROPASS certificate, –Possible job offers after placements

14 Study Options, Masters UK Masters degree is studied over 52 weeks (90 ECTS) We offer taught masters degrees in the following topic areas: Engineering Management and Manufacturing Information Technology and Management Computer Science and Forensics Networks and Communications Systems and Control Engineering Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Civil Engineering and Construction Assistive Technologies Also masters degrees by Research and PhD programmes

15 Language All teaching in English Study of English (as a subject/module) Encourage involvement in social activities What are the language requirements ?

16 Educational philosophy Less hours in class, more guided project work and an open-research based culture Excellent support facilities Library IT facilities Open Door policy Flexible timetables individually arranged How do we study?

17 Study Resources 400000 books 2500 Electronic databases Open 0845–0000 7 day access Subject specialist librarians Bookable study resources Library

18 Study resources 24/7 access Extensive professional software Wireless access in all buildings University residences have broadband access CU Online Computing on Campus

19 Study resources Open door tutorial policy Staff availability and contact details published Access not restricted during office hours (within reason) Specialised admin support Staff Access

20 Student care Student Centre The Student Centre offers guidance to students on –careers –accommodation –finance –course registration –funding issues Open normal business hours

21 Employment prospects Careers Guidance We support our graduates throughout their career with advice and guidance on their next step Dedicated, specialist advisors Guidance on CV writing Job Hunting Interview technique Selecting further study

22 Economic considerations Costs to study in a English University Costs of living (in Coventry) Earning some money - Part-time jobs

23 Undergraduate fees Tuition fee for 2010 is £1650 Undergraduate students who are non-Erasmus are liable for the tuition fee Payment after you enrol or via instalments What will be the cost for non-Erasmus?

24 Costs to study, Masters MSc – Approximately £3720 MBA – Approximately £7800 Fees can be paid in a number of instalments

25 Living costs Overall cost of living for students in Coventry is about £350 to £550/month This covers the cost of: Accommodation – possible through the University Food - eating like an English student Transport – good links from Coventry to most places Social life – Coventry has a large number of students How much does it cost to live?

26 Earning some money Part-time employment: Some jobs in bars, restaurants, supermarkets, through agencies and the University Jobs available in the Faculty and the University About 70% of students work part-time Normal pay is £6 to £8 per hour Recommendation, no more than 12 hours per week

27 Social and cultural Students Union, based in 2 buildings on campus Advice: legal, social, psychological Commerce: for student needs Societies: currently over 80 different activities organised Bars and clubs:

28 Sports and Activities Sports Centre

29 Reasons to study abroad Enhances your C.V. Improved understanding of cultural difference Once in a lifetime opportunity

30 The best decision Coventry University

31 Contact details For further advice please contact: admissions.ec@coventry.ac.uk

32 BSc (Hons) European Engineering Business Management (EEBM) This course is popular and is designed for students with a commercial background It introduces the study subjects required for successful operation of a commercial enterprise –The 4 Mandatory modules include: Group business project Manufacturing business organisations Project management English language –The 2 Optional modules from: Marketing, Finance, HRM, Industrial Entrepreneur, Purchasing, Logistics, International Business, etc.

33 BSc (Hons) European Information Technology Management (EITM) Course is intended for Management students with an background in IT It introduces the study subjects required for successful operation of an IT company or enterprise –The 4 Mandatory modules include: Individual Information Technology project Computer Project Management Digital Technology and Society English language. –The 2 Optional modules from: Business Info Mgmt. Strategy, M-commerce applications, Business simulation, Advanced Information Systems

34 BA (Hons) European Logistics Course is intended for Management students with a Logistics background It introduces the study subjects required for successful operation of an IT company or enterprise –The 6 Mandatory modules include: Individual Logistics Project Global Logistics Procurement and Inventory Distribution Management Project Management English language

35 BEng (Hons) European Engineering Studies Course is taken by the majority of technology students This allows a student to specialise in a chosen area and/or mix subject areas –1 Mandatory modules Individual Project –5 Optional Modules: From a range of modules including mechanical, electrical/electronic, aerospace, manufacturing management, motor sport, computing, telecommunication etc. English Language All students must study (or have studied) an element of management

36 BSc (Hons) Informatics Course intended for students who wish to focus their study on computing and information systems related subjects –1 mandatory modules to include: Individual project in computing and information systems –5 Optional modules from: Knowledge and Information Management, Computer Science, Systems Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

37 BEng (Hons) European Construction Engineering Course intended for students who wish to focus their studies on Civil and Construction subjects –1 mandatory modules to include: Individual project in Civil / Construction topic –5 Optional modules from: Building, Architectural Design, Surveying, Construction etc. All students must study (or have studied) management topics English Language


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