Modules for course H618 | MENG/EEIE
MEng Electronic Engineering with International Experience

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

The list may not be complete, and the final course content may be different.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • IES-1005: Circuit Design (10)
  • ICP-1024: Java Programming Laboratory (10)
    Course Content (Mathematics Benchmark deliberately does not specify content and so there are no cross references) Introduction to the concepts of information systems and key hardware in a modern computer system. Discuss the storage, processing and movement of data within a computer. Discuss the development of programming languages from 1st to 5th generation and influence each generation had on programming. Introduce the Matlab programming environment Introduce the stages of creating a computer program Discuss data types and their uses and limitations Introduce logical expressions Introduce statement programming structures Introduce conditional programming structures Introduce repetition programming structures Discuss unstructured programs and their limitations Introduce structured programming principles Introduce functions and procedures Discuss functional decomposition methods Introduce pseudo code and its usage Introduce flowcharts and their uses Introduce Nassi-Schneiderman charts and their uses Compare advantages and disadvantages of notation forms Introduce the Jackson Program Design Method. Investigate structure diagrams to represent data and program structure Introduce stages of Jackson Program Design Method Discuss example programs design Introduce iteration rules and multiple data structures Introduce selected well known mathematical methods and their implementation as programs
  • ICP-1029: Imperative Programming in C (10)
  • ICP-1033: Computer Architecture (10)

Year 2 Modules

Year 4 Modules

Year 5 Modules

Compulsory Modules

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