Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2020)

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is based on studies in electronics, mathematics, and physics, along with new material related to modern power systems, smart grids, renewable energy and heavy current engineering, and related concepts, in combination with key material from information technology and computer science.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons).

To complete the specified programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, students must follow the following programme.


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  • Year 1

    Students must complete the following papers: ENGEN101, ENGEN102, ENGEN103, ENGEN111, ENGEN112, ENGEN170, ENGEN180, and COMPX102

  • Year 2

    Students must complete the following papers: ENGEN201, ENGEN270, ENGEE211, ENGEE231, ENGEE233, ENGEE281, COMPX201, and COMPX203.

    Students must also complete ENGEN271. If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN272 (in place of ENGEN271).

  • Year 3

    Students must complete the following papers: ENGEN301, ENGEN370, ENGEE331, ENGEE332, ENGEE319, ENGEE358, COMPX310, and COMPX349.

    Students must also complete ENGEN371. If you are studying the Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice, concurrent with the BE(Hons), you must complete ENGEN372 (in place of ENGEN371).

  • Year 4

    Students must complete the following papers: ENGEN570, and ENGEN582.

    Plus 30 points from: ENGEE505, ENGEE531, ENGEE534, ENGEE581, or ENGEE585. Plus 15 points from: COMPX518, COMPX521, COMPX523, COMPX527, or COMPX550.

    Plus another 15 points from these two sets of papers, or ENGEE532 or ENGME580.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX102Object-Oriented Programming20B (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.
    ENGEN101Engineering Mathematics 1A20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications.
    ENGEN102Engineering Mathematics 1B20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20C (Hamilton)
    A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods.
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing20A (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.
    ENGEN111Electricity and Electronics20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (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.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering20A (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX201Data Structures and Algorithms20A (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.
    COMPX203Computer Systems20A (Hamilton) & 20B (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.
    ENGEE211Electromagnetics20B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context.
    ENGEE231Circuit Theory20B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback.
    ENGEE233Digital Electronics and Microprocessors20A (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.
    ENGEE281Design of Smart Systems20B (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.
    ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 220B (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.
    ENGEN270Engineering and Business20A (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...
    ENGEN271Engineering Work Placement 120X (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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX310Machine Learning20A (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.
    ENGEE331Signals20B (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.
    ENGEN301Engineering Mathematics 320A (Hamilton)
    Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering.
    ENGEN371Engineering Work Placement 220X (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.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX518Cyber Security20A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the key topics in the important field of cyber security. It will cover a range of topics relating to defensive security (e.g. malware analysis, social engineering, intrusion detection and prevention), offensive security (e.g. pen testing, Web app security) and preventative security (e.g. cryptography, applied ...
    COMPX521Advanced Machine Learning20A (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.
    COMPX523Data Stream Mining20A (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.
    COMPX527Cloud Computing Technologies and Security20B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores cloud computing's underlying enabling technologies (e.g. virtualisation) and business models. It also covers key research topics in cloud computing security, trust and data privacy.
    ENGEE531Advanced Signal Processing20A (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.
    ENGEE532Image Processing and Machine Vision20B (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.
    ENGEE580Mechatronic Projects20A (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...
    ENGEN570Engineering and the Profession20D (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.
    ENGEN582Honours Research and Development Project20D (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    This is the final year Honours, research and design "capstone" project.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 16 October 2019 10:03am

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