Advanced Electronic Design
Students develop their skills to apply a systems design approach to the design of low noise and high-frequency amplifiers, mixed-signal systems, ASICs and FPGA implementation, pipelined designs, and timing issues/metastability.
Power and Energy Management
Students develop skills to analyse power systems and explore high voltage systems, single- and three-phase inverters and trends in power and energy management.
Group Engineering Project
Students will work in teams to deliver substantial design solutions to a complex problem in engineering.
A resilient and sustainable economic future depends on engineering products and processes that use resources and energy at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment, or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Students will learn about the latest developments in harvesting energy from natural resources, such as wind, solar, bioenergy, hydrogen fuel cells, gaseous and liquid biofuels, etc. and about what informs business decision-making when evaluating sustainable plant performance and materials selection.
Smart Systems for Industry 4.0
Sensors gather the data for smart management of the systems that define Industry 4.0. Components, machines, production lines, whole factories and distribution systems all contribute data to optimise the entire value-creation chain. Effective specification, design and deployment of sensors require access to multidisciplinary expertise including artificial intelligence, control systems, and communication technologies and protocols.
Students will gain practical experience of working with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and learn about the latest innovations in condition monitoring and other sensing applications, such as RFID, barcode scanning, image processing, automation & control, etc.
Management of Projects Professional Practice
The aim of this Unit is to develop student knowledge in the management of projects in a professional practice setting via problem based learning. Students will be expected to analyse, critique and recommend solutions for an existing project.
Using a problem based learning approach, with a case study provided by an industrial partner, students will explore the management strategies, processes and stakeholders involved in the project, and develop communication and coordination plans to monitor and control the project information.
Advanced Communications and Networks
In this unit, you will study current industry standards in computer networking and satellite communication systems. You will learn how to analyse the structure, operation and suitability of major networking technologies for different applications and how to evaluate recent real-time network technologies and assess the performance and configuration of networks.