Electronics (2018)

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 ENGEN280; 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: Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Faculty of Science and Engineering for programme advice. A specified programme in Electronic Engineering is also available for the BE(Hons).


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN111Electricity and Electronics18A (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.
    PHYSC101Physics for Engineers and Scientists18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Secondary School - Unistart)
    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.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX203Computer Systems18A (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.
    ENGEE211Electromagnetics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context.
    ENGEE231Circuit Theory18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback.
    ENGEE232Analog Electronics18B (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...
    ENGEE233Digital Systems18A (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.
    ENGEE280Electronics Design18B (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.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMP311Computer Systems Architecture18B (Hamilton)
    This paper considers interaction between computer hardware and software; instruction sets; memory and disk hierarchy, caching and performance; traps and exceptions; performance of compiled code.
    ENEL301Special Topics in Electronics18A (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.
    ENEL312Electromagnetic Waves18A (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.
    ENEL317Microprocessor Applications and Control18B (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.
    ENEL321Application Specific Integrated Circuits18B (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.
    ENEL324Optoelectronics18A (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.
    ENEL382High Speed Communications18B (Hamilton)
    This lecture and laboratory paper presents an introduction to communications theory and its application to wireless and fibre-optic communication systems.
    ENEL385Power Electronics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the theory and practice of power converters, power management, protection and variable speed drives.
  • 400 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENEL417Mechatronics18A (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...
    ENEL423Electro-optical Instrumentation18B (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.
    ENEL485Power Electronics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the theory and practice of power converters, power management, protection and variable speed drives.
    ENGG401Control Theory and Image Processing18A (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with PID feedback control of linear systems using classical as well as state space methods. It also deals with signal processing with special attention to image processing. It is highly computer and project based.
  • 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 Faculty of Science and Engineering.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGG501Control Theory and Image Processing18A (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with PID feedback control of linear systems using classical as well as state space methods. It also deals with signal processing with special attention to image processing. It is highly computer and project based.
  • 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 pts of the level 500 COMP 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMP513Topics in Computer Networks18B (Hamilton)
    One or more special topics in computer networks, at an advanced level.
    COMP514Carrier and ISP Networks18A (Hamilton)
    One or more special topics in computer communications, at an advanced level.
    COMP589Programming for ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    COMP590Research in Computer ScienceThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    ENEL501Special Topics in Electronics18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    ENEL504Analog Filter Design18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals.
    ENEL505Rechargeable Batteries and their Management18A (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    ENEL506Surge Protection of Electronic Systems18B (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    ENEL517Mechatronics18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the design of electromechanical systems combining sensors and actuators interfaced to microcontrollers for feedback control: the enabling technologies of robotics. A series of projects require students to integrate hardware and firmware to achieve specific practical goals.
    ENEL522Electro-optical Instrumentation18B (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.
    ENEL585Power Electronics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the theory and practice of power converters, power management, protection and variable speed drives.
    ENEL590Directed Study18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    ENEL591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    ENEL592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    ENEL593Electronics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENEL594Electronics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    ENEL595Electronics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENEL800Electronics MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENEL900Electronics PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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