Electronics (2020)

Electronics is the science and technology concerned with the controlled flow of electrons and other carriers of electric charge. It covers theory, design, and construction of electronic devices, circuits, instruments, or systems.

Electronics is available as a major for the BSc degree.

To complete a major in Electronics, students must gain 135 points in Electronics papers, including ENGEN111, PHYSC101; and 60 points at 200 level including ENGEE231, ENGEE232, ENGEE233, and a further 15 points from one of COMPX203, ENGEE211, and ENGEE280; and a minimum of 45 points of Electronics papers at 300 level.

Further information regarding papers, staff and research details is contained in brochures available from the School of Engineering office or website.

Note: There will be no new enrolments into the Electronics major from 2019. Students who commenced a major in Electronics in 2018 or prior should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for advice. A specified programme in Electronic Engineering is available for the BE(Hons).


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(Elec) and GradDip(Elec)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Electronics at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(Elec), PGDip(Elec), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech)

    Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. Up to 30 points of the level 500 COMPX papers listed below can contribute to the major in Electronics. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Chairperson of School.

  • Prescriptions for the MEngPrac

    Students completing a Master of Engineering Practice are required to take a research project and a selection of papers. To complete a MEngPrac in Electronics, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including ENGEE506, 30 points from EXMBM511, EXMBM512, EXMBM514, EXMBM521 and EXMBM522, 60 points from ENGEE516, ENGEE532, ENGEE585, ENGEN583, ENGEN584, ENGEN585, ENGEN586, ENGEN587, ENGEN588, ENGME557 and ENGME585, as well as 60 points from ENGEN508.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEE323Sensors and the Internet of Things20B (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.
    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.
    ENGEE334Transmission Lines & Antennae20A (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.
    ENGEE336Power Electronics20B (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.
    ENGEN390Special Topics in Engineering 120X (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX514Carrier and ISP Networks20B (Hamilton)
    One or more special topics in computer communications, at an advanced level.
    ENGEE504Analog Filter Design20B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals.
    ENGEE506Electronics Systems Analysis20A (Hamilton)
    This paper uses the approach of problem based learning for the analysis of common electronics circuits and their applications.
    ENGEE516Surge Protection of Electronic Systems20B (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.
    ENGEE591Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    ENGEE592Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    ENGEE593Electronics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENGEE594Electronics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENGEE595Electronics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project20X (Hamilton)
    This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
    ENGME580Product Innovation and Development20A (Hamilton)
    ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEE800Electronics MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEE900Electronics PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    No description available.

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

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