Modules for course H601 | MENG/EE
MEng Electronic Engineering (4 yrs)

This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2019–20 academic year.

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Semester 1

  • IES-4002: Advanced Sensor Systems (15)
    Sensor principles - definitions, desired qualities, sensor system elements, null and deflection methods, input-output configurations, interfering and modifying inputs. (E2, E4, E6) Microsensor systems intro. Silicon and fibre optic technologies, MEMS. Signal conditioning and signal processing methods. (E2, E3) Description of components, types and applications of thermal, mechanical, magnetic and biochemical microsensor systems. (E2, E4) Smart sensors - desired qualities - examples and applications - a look to the future. (E2, E4)
  • IED-4066: Quality, Value & TQM (10)
  • IED-4099: MEng Team Project (40) Core
  • IES-4101: Intr to Nano& Micro Technology (15)
    What is NMT? Why is it important? Trends in microelectronics, IT and telecommunications. Moores Law outstripped, NMT roadmap. Overview of manufacturing processes. Precision engineering processes and limitations, Microelectronic processes and evolution into microfabrication. Nano and micro manufacturing foundries in Europe and rest of world. Application areas. Optics, Chemistry, Robotics, Sensors, Biotech, Biochem, Medicine, IT, Mechanical Eng, Environment, aerospace,automotive Commercialisation of NMT. Business view of NMT, Types of nanotechnology (top down, bottom up, engineering, molecular) Examples - Fullerenes advantages and exploitation, Nanoparticles, function and exploitation. Medical MEMS Case studies - Nanophase Technologies Inc. MEMSCAP, iSTAT. Business development, Technology businesses, IPR, Funding, Incubation Added value from microsystems and nanotechnology, Market size vs Cost, Stages of development, Technology commercialization supply chain, Technology acquisition supply chain. Case studies - Debiotech, iSTAT, RadiMedical, microgyroscope, accelerometer, inhaler

Semester 2