Our course will provide you with a thorough and deep understanding of electronic engineering and design techniques. The diverse nature of our course will give you a strong foundation in electronic engineering combined with general communication and computer networks.
You will be taught by academics who are world- leading experts in their fields and you will benefit from their decades of knowledge and experience. There is also a strong focus on developing mathematical skills, which you will use to analyse the performance of communication and control systems.
You will study modules across electronic circuits, hardware design, telecommunication networks, introduction to robotics, and foundations of computing, with optional modules in the final year to specialise in digital signal processing, robotic systems, optical communications, and other advanced topics. This course will challenge you to think more broadly; translating electronic engineering into everyday life through information security and mobile and personal communications.
You will have access to over 250 fast PCs running Windows and Linux. These are spread over several state of the art laboratories for the use of the Department.
Our student societies organise social and other activities.
You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours work per credit for each module you attend in your degree, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, independent study, coursework and preparation for examinations.
You will be assessed through written examinations, project reports, and coursework. For the practical and design elements, you will be assessed through laboratory write-ups, design projects, presentations, research project reports and oral examinations.
The Department of Informatics consists of expertise in four computer science groups (Agents & Intelligent Systems, Planning, Algorithm & Bioinformatics, and Software Modelling & Applied Logic), and groups in robotics and telecommunications. The selection of available optional taught course modules reflects the range of research interests in the department. All years of our programmes are kept under constant review and we reserve the right to change and improve them at any time.