Electronic Engineering with a specialism in Information Technology is concerned with the Design and Construction of reliable and efficient Computer-based Electronic Systems. It is especially relevant to systems where the Software is used to control interaction between a Computer-based System and the real world.
As Computer Technology is applied to an ever-widening range of Electronic Engineering Applications, it is becoming increasingly important to have engineers who understand both hardware and software, and their interaction, to build the next generation of Computer-based Electronic Systems.
The major areas of electronic engineering with computing include:
These modules provide an appropriate platform for an Engineering Professional to understand the basic Principles of Engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Analogue and Digital Electronics, Engineering Materials, Applied Mechanics and Design Principles. In addition, a thorough grounding in Principles of IT and Management are provided by the Introduction to C Programming and Management Modules. Modules such as Engineering Mathematics and Business and Communication Skills provide the basic academic skills required. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for your own independent learning are also introduced.
Here, you start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Further, in-depth Electrical and Electronic skills are developed here with modules such as Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Control Engineering, Communication Engineering, Power, Fields and Devices and Physical Electronics. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules. A common theme that underlines all the awards is the development of innovative thinking with the Creativity & Innovation module. Independent learning continues in all modules.
This specialism develops skills and applications required for you to function as a professional in the field of Electronics with computing via suitable modules such as Programming concepts in C++, Digital System Design and Communication Engineering. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Your personal and professional development is enhanced by the module in Project Management. You will enhance your technical capability and understand how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas.
The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application technological skills which will become very handy for employment upon graduation. These modules include, Digital Signal Processing, Signals and Linear Systems, Microprocessor Systems and Embedded Software. The Investigation in Electrical & Electronic Engineering module and Innovation Management & New Product Development will enable students to take on to R&D with commercialisation. The Electronics with Information Technology project also develops the academic and practical aspects of your chosen areas of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. This is where you will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance your employability.