Electronic Engineering Summer Camp

International summer school 2017

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

The Electronic Engineering Summer School will run on the following dates:

  • 7 July - 21 July 2018
  • 21 July - 4 August 2018

Please note the preliminary schedule is subject to change.

Day 1 - SaturdayArrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Day 2 - SundaySocial event
Day 3 - MondayWelcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Day 4 - TuesdayLecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Day 5 - WednesdayLecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Day 6 - ThursdayLecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Day 7 - FridayLecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Day 8 - SaturdayField trips and free time
Day 9 - SundayField trips and free time
Day 10 - MondayLecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Day 11 - TuesdayIndustrial site visit
Day 12 - WednesdayLecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Day 13 - ThursdayHands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Day 14 - FridayLecture: Final assessment day
Final Gala Ceremony
Day 15 - SaturdayDeparture 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.