Electronic Engineering Summer Camp

21 July - 4 August 2018

Our summer camp offers advanced undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to develop their knowledge of electronic engineering and gain first-hand experience of laboratory work and industrial application.

You will be able to work with world-leading research and academic staff from in the School of Engineering's high-quality facilities, located in the multi-million-pound Queen’s Buildings complex.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a workshop with National Instruments, the global leader in test, measurement and control solutions.

In addition to a fantastic learning experience, our Electronic Engineering Summer School includes accommodation in the centre of the city, two cultural trips in cities across the UK and entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. Our Summer School will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the British culture and travel the UK with new friends from all across the world.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Lecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Wednesday 25 July 2018Lecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Thursday 26 July 2018Lecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Friday 27 July 2018Lecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018Lecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Tuesday 31 July 2018Industrial site visit
Wednesday 1 August 2018Lecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Thursday 2 August 2018Hands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Friday 3 August 2018Lecture: Final assessment day
Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 4 August 2018Departure from Cardiff (Drop off at Heathrow provided)


The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 21 July, drop off is on 4 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk.