Electronic Engineering (2019)
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.
Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Electronic Engineering programme in 2020. Students who commenced Electronic Engineering in 2019 or prior should consult the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for advice. Please refer to the new Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject for further information.
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Students must take the following papers: COMPX102, ENGEN101, ENGEN102, ENGEN103, ENGEN111, ENGEN112, ENGEN170 and ENGEN180.
Students must take the following papers: COMPX201, COMPX203, ENGEE211, ENGEE231, ENGEE233, ENGEE280, ENGEN201, ENGEN270 and ENGEN271.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN272 (in place of ENGEN271).
Students must take the following papers: ENGEE323, ENGEE331, ENGEE334, ENGEE335, ENGEE336, ENGEN301, ENGEN370, ENGEN371 and ENGME352.
If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN371).
Students must take the following papers: ENGEN570 and ENGEN582.
Plus 60 points of electives from: ENGME353, ENGME357, ENGEE531, ENGEE532, ENGEE580 or ENGEN583.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology 19A (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 19B (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 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 19C (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Secondary School - Unistart) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (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 19B (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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton) Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas. ENGEN111 Electricity and Electronics 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Tauranga) & 19T (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 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) 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 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19S (Hamilton), 19S (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX203 Computer Systems 19A (Hamilton) & 19B (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. ENGEE211 Electromagnetics 19B (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 19A (Hamilton) This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback. ENGEE232 Analog Electronics 19B (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 Electronics and Microprocessors 19A (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 19B (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 19B (Hamilton) & 19S (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 19A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 19C (Hamilton), 19S (Hamilton) & 19T (Hamilton) First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGEE323 Sensors and the Internet of Things 19B (Hamilton) The paper covers the theory and applications of semiconductor sensors and the basic theory and design concepts used in common electronic measurement systems used by electronic engineers. ENGEE331 Signals 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers communications signalling and modulation, and signals fundamentals. Wired and wireless, baseband and passband, the Fourier representation of signals, bandwidth, and transmit filtering, are taught. ENGEE334 Transmission Lines & Antennae 19A (Hamilton) The paper uses classical electromagnetic theory to describe the propagation of electromagnetic waves and to analyse applications like transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, and microwave circuits. ENGEE335 Integrated Circuits 19B (Hamilton) The paper covers techniques for fabricating ICs, CMOS devices, logic gate characteristics and design, monolithic topologies such as differential pairs, multipliers, current mirrors, bandgap references, opamps, device failure mechanisms, ESD, electromigration, and estimating circuit reliability. ENGEE336 Power Electronics 19B (Hamilton) Paper covers theory, design, applications and the systems approach in power electronics. Subjects include power semiconductors, power converters, energy storge devices, DC power management, AC power conditioning and surge protection. ENGEN301 Engineering Mathematics 3 19A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 19C (Hamilton) Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year. ENGEV342 Sustainable Engineering 19A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGME352 Control and Applications 19A (Hamilton) This paper teaches students the theory and application of control in mechanical and electrical systems. This paper covers the introduction of s-domain and plane, open and closed-loop control, PID control, digital control, root locus and frequency response analysis. ENGME357 Mechatronics Design 19B (Hamilton) This paper teaches students the basics of mechatronics with advanced theory of control and analysis. This paper covers theory of microcontrollers, state space, basic programming for obstacle avoidance, path planning and navigation of mobile robots.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGEE504 Analog Filter Design 19B (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals. ENGEE505 Topics in Renewable Energy 19A (Hamilton) The paper will introduce and explore one or more advanced topics in Renewable Energy systems. ENGEE506 Electronics Systems Analysis 19A (Hamilton) This paper uses the approach of problem based learning for the analysis of common electronics circuits and their applications. ENGEE516 Surge Protection of Electronic Systems 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers the essential principles related to surge protection of electronic systems powered by the commercial AC power utility and the systems interconnected via data or telecommunication interfaces. ENGEE531 Advanced Signal Processing 19A (Hamilton) This paper introduces advanced methods for digitally processing signals. It covers signal transforms with applications in 1D and 2D, principles and practical methods of digital filter design, statistical signal processing. ENGEE532 Image Processing and Machine Vision 19B (Hamilton) This paper is an introduction to image processing and machine vision in the context of machine automation and control and includes noise suppression, object recognition and tracking, and camera technologies and geometries. ENGEE580 Mechatronic Projects 19A (Hamilton) The paper brings together electronic, programming, and mechanical skills into projects where real-time systems are designed, constructed, and demonstrated. Timing of actuators and sensor inputs from fastest to slowest limits of a real-time controller imparts an appreciation of scheduling what is possible in any given mechatronic pr... ENGEE585 Power Electronics 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers theory, design, applications and the systems approach in power electronics. Subjects include power semiconductors, power converters, energy storage devices, DC power management, AC power conditioning and surge protection. ENGEE591 Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. ENGEE592 Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. ENGEE593 Electronics Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. ENGEE594 Electronics Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. ENGEE595 Electronics Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. ENGEN581 Honours Research Project 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton) Final year honours research project carried out on a topic assigned and supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN582 Honours Research and Development Project 19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19Y (Hamilton) This is the final year Honours, research and design "capstone" project.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGEE800 Electronics MPhil Thesis 19C (Hamilton) No description available.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGEE900 Electronics PhD Thesis 19C (Hamilton) & 19D2 (Hamilton) No description available.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 March 2020 8:55am