The aims of the course are two-fold. Firstly, it provides skills that enhance the engineering competency of its graduates and, secondly, it allows for a more comprehensive knowledge of Electronic Engineering with a major focus on Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering.
The course commences annually in September. The regulations permit that the degree be undertaken in either a single full time year or part time two year period. However, timetabling constraints mean that we are unable to deliver the teaching on specific days of the week. Any applicant wishing to study the scheme part time should contact the Admissions Tutor for further details.
The scheme is divided into two stages:
In Stage I , students follow a set programme of lectures, laboratory and project work. This ensures that all students have a common grounding across the range of electronic topics offered by the scheme.
These consist of a Core, such as laboratory and advanced engineering management alongside modules in HF and RF engineering, advanced microwave CAD, fabrication and tests, signal processing, together with advanced communications systems, advanced communications networks and non-linear RF design and concepts.
A choice exists to study either fundamentals of micro and non-technology or optoelectronics.
Assessment is by a combination of written examination, coursework and individual project.
Stage 2 of the scheme, which may be undertaken following successful completion of Stage 1, comprises individual project work in a specialist area of electronic engineering leading to the submission of a dissertation.
The project may be undertaken in industry or at the University. A student's sponsors may provide a suitable project, which can prove to be of significant professional benefit for the student. Many projects are linked to the research activities being pursued in the Electronics Discipline of the School of Engineering. The project is of 15 weeks duration and is examined by dissertation.