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Electronic Engineering Summer School

This course has now closed for 2019 entry. Please contact for further enquiries.

International summer school 2019

Our Electronic Engineering Summer School 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 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 itinerary is not final and is subject to change.

Day 1 - Saturday 20 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Day 2 - Sunday 21 July 2019Social event
Day 3 - Monday 22 July 2019Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Day 4 - Tuesday 23 July 2019Lecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Day 5 - Wednesday 24 July 2019Lecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Day 6 - Thursday 25 July 2019Lecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Day 7 - Friday 26 July 2019Lecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Day 8 - Saturday 27 July 2019Field trips and free time
Day 9 - Sunday 28 July 2019Field trips and free time
Day 10 - Monday 29 July 2019Lecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Day 11 - Tuesday 30 July 2019Industrial site visit
Day 12 - Wednesday 31 July 2019Lecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Day 13 - Thursday 1 August 2019Hands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Day 14 - Friday 2 August 2019Lecture: Final assessment day
Final Gala Ceremony
Day 15 - Saturday 3 August 2019Departure 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 20 July, drop off is on 3 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