Electronic Engineering Summer Camp

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.

Please note: this Summer School course is now fully booked for the 2017 session.

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.

Throughout the two-week long camp, there will be other planned excursions and free time included in the schedule for participants to explore Cardiff, get a feel for life in the UK and socialise with each other.

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Electronic Engineering Summer Camp programme

Electronic Engineering Summer Camp programme

15 December 2016

Programme for the Electronic Engineering Summer Camp.


Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 15 July 2017Arrival in Cardiff
Sunday 16 July 2017Free time
Monday 17 July 2017Welcome talk and social event
Tuesday 18 July 2017Lecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Wednesday 19 July 2017Lecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Thursday 20 July 2017Lecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Friday 21 July 2017Lecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Saturday 22 July 2017Field trips and free time
Sunday 23 July 2017Field trips and free time
Monday 24 July 2017Lecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Tuesday 25 July 2017Industrial site visit
Wednesday 26 July 2017Lecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Thursday 27 July 2017Hands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Friday 28 July 2017Lecture: What is engineering?
Saturday 29 July 2017Departure from Cardiff


The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast & lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July, drop off is on 29 July) 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.