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Electronic Engineering Summer School

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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.

The Summer School takes place from 18 July until 1 August 2020.

Electronic Engineering will examine cutting-edge application areas such as:

  • Working knowledge of key tools LabVIEW and Keysight's ADS for instrument control and circuit simulation
  • The concepts of Amplitude Modulation and demodulation
  • Time and frequency domains and how to interrogate data in each domain
  • Communication channels and how they impact modulated signals
  • RF power amplifier design and communications
  • Advanced PA optimization for 5G
  • Soldering techniques

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.

Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this itinerary is not final and is subject to change.

Saturday 18 JulyArrival in Cardiff (pick up from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)
Sunday 19 JulySocial event
Monday 20 JulyWelcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 21 JulyLecture: What are mobile communications?
Build a freestanding mobile system transmitter tower
Laboratory session
Wednesday 22 JulyLecture: Interdisciplinary uses of microwave sensors and actuators
Lecture: Radio communication, modulation and detection
Laboratory sessions
Thursday 23 JulyLecture: Mobile base station power amplifiers
Laboratory sessions
Friday 24 JulyLecture: Information theory, encoding and networks
Laboratory sessions
Saturday 25 JulyField trips and free time
Sunday 26 JulyField trips and free time
Monday 27 JulyLecture: The development of active harmonic load-pull and the development of RFPAs
Laboratory sessions
Tuesday 28 JulyIndustrial site visit
Wednesday 29 JulyLecture: RF I-V waveform measurement and engineering
Tour of School research laboratories
Free time and social event
Thursday 30 JulyHands-on laboratory with National Instruments
Friday 31 JulyLecture: Final assessment day
Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 1 AugustDeparture from Cardiff (drop off at Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport 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 Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 18 July, drop off is on 1 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Your visit

In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will stay in city centre accommodation, embark on two cultural trips within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. This is an opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe.

Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Sophie Lewis in our International Summer School team.

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