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					Presenting opportunities to study in the UK
Richard Gatward:
Principal Lecturer in Computer Science
richardg@coventry.ac.uk

Irene Glendinning:
Academic Manager for Student Experience
ireneg@coventry.ac.uk




                  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




                       Introduction
Where is Coventry?




                     City of Coventry
City of Coventry
What sort of university are we?

        • Founded in 1843
        • 18,000 students




                    Coventry University
What sort of students come to Coventry


                                         • 3000 international
                                           students

                                         • 100 countries worldwide

                                         • 28 years of European
                                           exchange experience




                      International Profile
• 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



         Faculty of Engineering and Computing
How can you achieve a bachelor degree?


• 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




                        Entry Requirements
How do you acquire the 60 ECTS credits?


 • 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




                       Study Methods
Technical Programmes

• B.Eng. (Honours) in European Engineering Studies

• B.Sc. (Honours) in Informatics

• B.Eng. (Honours) in European Construction Engineering




                Honours Degree, Technical
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




              Honours Degree, Management
What can you do after you have completed your degree?

 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…




                    Post graduate progressions
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




                        Leonardo da Vinci project
  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


                 Study Options, Masters
What are the language requirements?

• All teaching in English

• Study of English (as a subject/module)

• Encourage involvement in social activities




                            Language
How do we study?

• 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




                   Educational philosophy
Library
                    • 400000 books

                    • 2500 Electronic databases

                    • Open 0845–0000

                    • 7 day access

                    • Subject specialist librarians

                    • Bookable study resources




          Study Resources
IT Resources

                            • 24/7 access to IT
                              resources

                            • Extensive current
                              professional software

                            • Wireless access in all
                              buildings

                            • Broadband access in
                              University residences

                            • Virtual learning portal
                              Moodle @ CU




               Study resources
Meetings with tutors
                           • Open door tutorial policy

                           • Staff availability and contact details
                             published

                           • Access not restricted during office
                             hours (within reason)

                           • Specialised admin support




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




                         Student care
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




                         Employment prospects
• Costs to study in an English University

• Costs of living (in Coventry)

• Earning some money - Part-time jobs




          Economic considerations
What will be the cost for non-Erasmus?


• 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




                      Undergraduate fees
• MSc – Approximately £3720

• Fees can be paid in a number of instalments




             Costs to study, Masters
How much does it cost to live?
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




                              Living costs
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




                       Earning some money
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:




                          Social and cultural
Sports Centre




                Sports and Activities
• Enhances your C.V.

• Improved understanding of cultural difference

• Once in a lifetime opportunity




          Reasons to study abroad
Coventry University




    “The best decision”
• For further advice please contact:

• admissions.ec@coventry.ac.uk
• richardg@coventry.ac.uk – undergraduate
• ireneg@coventry.ac.uk - postgraduate




                   Contact details
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.




    BSc (Hons) European Engineering Business
              Management (EEBM)
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




    BSc (Hons) European Information Technology
               Management (EITM)
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




                BA (Hons) European Logistics
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




          BEng (Hons) European Engineering
                      Studies
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.




                     BSc (Hons) Informatics
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




          BEng (Hons) European Construction
                    Engineering

				
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