Electronic Engineering (2018)
The Electronic Engineering programme is based on studies in electronics, mathematics, and physics. There are papers in design and a major electronic engineering project in the fourth year. Extensive experience is attained in electronic laboratories. Economic and professional training elements are also included. New Zealand's electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and New Zealand has a shortage of skilled people. Companies are targeting niche markets, such as telecommunications, and export their products all over the world. The largest number of exporters is in the industrial/commercial field, followed by healthcare, radiocommunications and agriculture.
Electronic Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons).
To complete the specified programme in Electronic Engineering, students must follow the following programme.
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Students must take the following papers: ENGEN103, ENGEN111, ENGEN112, ENGEN170, ENGEN180, ENGEN183 and ENGEN184.
Plus 15 points of electives from: Any 100 level CHEMY paper, BIOEB101, BIOMO101, COMPX102, ECONS102, ENGEN110 or PHYSC101.
Students must take the following papers: COMPX203, ENGEE211, ENGEE231, ENGEE232, ENGEE233, ENGEE280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270 and ENGEN271.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEE331, ENGEN301, ENGEN371, ENGEV342 and ENGME352.
Plus 60 points of electives. Choose 30 points from: ENGEE334, ENGEE335, ENGME353, ENGME357 and 30 points from: ENGEE311, ENGEE323, ENGEE336.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEN570 and ENGEN582.
Plus 60 points of electives from: Any Electronic Engineering 300 Level paper, Any Mechanical Engineering 300 Level paper, ENGEE517, ENGEE531, ENGEE532, ENGEE580, ENGEN585, ENGME518.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology 18A (Hamilton) An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a tour of the major forms of life and their defining characteristics. BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 18B (Hamilton) An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution. CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context 18A (Hamilton) This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines. CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy 18A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 18B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 18S (Hamilton) This paper continues from COMPX101, expanding upon data organisation and algorithms, and introducing code contracts, computer architecture, Boolean algebra, assembly language, program analysis and object-oriented programming. ECONS102 Economics and Society 18B (Hamilton) This paper introduces selected economic models, with a focus on developing and applying critical thinking skills to a range of business and social issues and to economic policies. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 18A (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics. ENGEN111 Electricity and Electronics 18A (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton) Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 18B (Hamilton) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 18B (Hamilton) Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 18A (Hamilton) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience. ENGEN183 Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) A study of introductory statistics and the fundamental techniques of algebra including Gaussian elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as basic statistical notions and tools, with engineering applications. ENGEN184 Calculus for Engineers 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications. PHYSC101 Physics for Engineers and Scientists 18B (Hamilton) This is a lecture and laboratory course covering fundamental physics concepts relevant to engineers and scientists. Topics covered include vectors, kinematics, force, work, energy, collisions, rotation, equilibrium, oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX203 Computer Systems 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) This paper provides an overview of the operation of computer systems. The central theme is the way in which the hardware and software co-operate to allow the execution of programs written in a high-level language. ENGCB280 Process Engineering Design 1 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools. ENGEE211 Electromagnetics 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context. ENGEE231 Circuit Theory 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback. ENGEE232 Analog Electronics 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers the characteristics of diodes and BJTs, CE, CC, CB, Darlington and cascode configurations, push-pull amplifiers and operating class, power supply and oscillator circuits. To an assumed understanding of feedback, operational amplification, and complex impedance, the ideas of dynamic resistance and small-signal anal... ENGEE233 Digital Systems 18A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction. ENGEE280 Electronics Design 18B (Hamilton) This course is an introduction to the design process in electronic engineering. The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) as a tool is reinforced using practical exercises. ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2 18B (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Fourier series. ENGEN270 Engineering Professional Practice 1 18A (Hamilton) Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENEL301 Special Topics in Electronics 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton) An independent theoretical, literature, or experimental investigation of an electronics topic, supervised by a member of staff. Progress and assessment are negotiated between student and supervisor, and typically take the form of a paper manuscript or report. ENEL312 Electromagnetic Waves 18A (Hamilton) This paper discusses electromagnetic wave phenomena using classical electromagnetic theory which is applied to a range of engineering applications like transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, electromagnetic interference, and microwave circuits. ENEL317 Microprocessor Applications and Control 18B (Hamilton) This paper provides an introduction to mechatronics. Topics covered include sensors, transducers, a/d and d/a converters, signal conditioning, systems theory and control theory. This paper includes a compulsory laboratory component in which a microprocessor is interfaced to real-world devices. ENEL321 Application Specific Integrated Circuits 18B (Hamilton) The design and construction of integrated circuits including silicon and compound semiconductor IC fabrication, design hierarchy, circuit layout, operating reliability and failure, verification and test. Circuits that can only be fabricated in a monolithic environment are studied and built. ENEL324 Optoelectronics 18A (Hamilton) This paper discusses the principles of modern optoelectronic components and systems in particular, lasers, semiconductor devices, electro-optic devices and optical fibres. Theoretical as well as practical aspects will be covered. ENEL382 High Speed Communications 18B (Hamilton) This lecture and laboratory paper presents an introduction to communications theory and its application to wireless and fibre-optic communication systems. ENGEV342 Sustainable Engineering 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGG372 Engineering Work Placement 2 18C (Hamilton) The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. ENGG379 Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience 18A (Hamilton) Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering. ENGG381 Engineering Statistics 18A (Hamilton) Aimed specifically at Engineering students, this paper covers statistical models, experimentation for quality design and control, process measurement and improvement, statistical process control and capability, and reliability.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENEL417 Mechatronics 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers embedded micro-programming, feedback control, interface to electro-mechanical systems involving gears, motors, belt drives, actuators, and sensors: the enabling technologies of robotics. A series of projects require students to integrate software, control, mechanical and electromotive skills to achieve practical g... ENEL423 Electro-optical Instrumentation 18B (Hamilton) Theoretical and practical aspects of advanced electro-optical instrumentation will be discussed and applied in practical sessions. Topics include telemeters, interferometers for velocity or vibration detection, optical gyroscopes, optical fibre sensors, and others. ENEL485 Power Electronics 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers the theory and practice of power converters, power management, protection and variable speed drives. ENGG492 Honours Research and Management Project 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton) An engineering research and development project, including design philosophy, market requirements, specifications, design and analysis, component and materials selection, prototype development, documentation, quality and failure analysis, standards and codes, IP protection, and project planning and management.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 March 2020 8:55am