Electronic Engineering (2020)
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 Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)).
To complete the specified programme in Electronic Engineering, students must complete 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 programme advice. Please refer to the new Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject for further information.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMPX102 Object-Oriented Programming 15.0 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) 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. ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20G (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 15.0 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN111 Electricity for Engineers 15.0 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20G (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 15.0 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (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 15.0 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 15.0 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMPX201 Data Structures and Algorithms 15.0 20A (Hamilton), 20G (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) This paper introduces programming with data structures using Java. Students learn how to program in Java and become familiar with the design, analysis, and application of commonly used data structures, including stacks, queues, lists, trees, and sets. COMPX203 Computer Systems 15.0 20A (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 and Machines 15.0 20A (Hamilton) This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context. ENGEE231 Electrical Circuits 15.0 20B (Hamilton) This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback. ENGEE233 Digital Electronics and Microprocessors 15.0 20A (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. ENGEE281 Design of Smart Systems 15.0 20B (Hamilton) The paper will involve a number of design case studies and design project, involving smart homes and buildings, smart manufacturing and agriculture, smart grids, and smart transportation. ENGEN201 Engineering Maths and Modelling 2 15.0 20B (Hamilton) & 20C (Online) 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 15.0 20A (Hamilton), 20C (Online) & 20X (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 0.0 20X (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. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 20X (Hamilton) First work placement for the DipEPP 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 Points Occurrence / Location COMPX301 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 15.0 20A (Hamilton) This course gives a survey of advanced algorithms and analysis of their performance, along with heuristic methods that include basic Artificial Intelligence techniques. COMPX310 Machine Learning 15.0 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga) This paper introduces Machine Learning (ML) which is the science of making predictions. ML algorithms strive to be fast and highly accurate, while processing large datasets. This paper will use standard Python-based ML toolkits to teach the fundamentals of ML. COMPX324 User Experience Design 15.0 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) An introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) where students develop skills and techniques for the design and evaluation of modern computer interfaces. COMPX361 Logic and Computation 15.0 20B (Hamilton) The syllabus includes: further development of predicate logic with application to program verification; mathematical induction including structural induction; finite state automata and regular languages; Kleene's Theorem; Turing machines, the Church-Turing thesis, universal Turing machines and the Halting problem; formal grammars a... ENGEE323 Sensors and Measurement 15.0 20B (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 15.0 20B (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 15.0 20A (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. ENGEE336 Power Electronics 15.0 20B (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 Maths and Modelling 3 15.0 20A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 20A (Hamilton) & 20C (Online) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 0.0 20X (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. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 20X (Hamilton) Second work placement for the DipEPP 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. ENGME352 Control and Applications 15.0 20A (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. ENGME353 Mechanical and Electrical Machines 15.0 20A (Hamilton) This paper builds on the fundamentals taught in ENGEN110, ENGEN111 and ENGEN180; it covers application of electromechanical machine characteristics in drive design, selecting suitable power sources and matching transmission components. Problem-based learning is used in conjunction with experimentation to compare theory to real mach... ENGME357 Mechatronics Design 15.0 20B (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 Points Occurrence / Location COMPX502 Cryptography 15.0 20A (Hamilton) An introduction to cryptographic methods. COMPX521 Advanced Machine Learning 15.0 20A (Hamilton) This paper exposes students to more advanced topics in machine learning. Rule induction, numeric prediction, clustering and state-of-the-art ensemble learning methods are among the topics covered. COMPX523 Data Stream Mining 15.0 20A (Hamilton) Data streams are everywhere, from F1 racing over electricity networks to news feeds. Data stream mining relies on and develops new incremental algorithms that process streams under strict resource limitations. COMPX529 Engineering Self-Adaptive Systems 15.0 20B (Hamilton) Software needs to manage itself to fullfill dynamic requirements in a changing environment. Self-adaptive software is currently employed in clouds, networks, IoT, autonomous robots, etc. Adaptation challenges include self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self protection. ENGEE504 Analog Filter Design 15.0 20B (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals. ENGEE506 Electronics Systems Analysis 30.0 20A (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 15.0 20B (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 15.0 20A (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 15.0 20B (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 15.0 20A (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... ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 20C (Online) & 20D (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN582 Honours Research and Development Project 45.0 20D (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton) This is the final year Honours, research and design "capstone" project. ENGEN583 Special Topics in Engineering 3 15.0 20X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 16 September 2021 6:58pm