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Instrumentation & Control

Instrumentation and Control covers a range of topics which are important to the monitoring and control of modern systems. 

Third Year

Students intending to qualify in this Engineering Area in the third year must include 3F1 or 3F2 at least five of the modules listed below. Students are strongly advised to take both 3F1 and 3F2.

Number and title of module
3B1   Radio frequency electronics
3B2   Integrated digital electronics
3B5   Semiconductor engineering
3B6   Photonic technology
3C5   Dynamics
3C6   Vibration
3F1   Signals and systems
3F2   Systems and control
3F3   Signal and pattern processing
3F4   Data transmission
3F5   Computer and network systems
3F6   Software engineering and design
3G4   Medical imaging and 3D computer graphics
3M1   Mathematical methods

The B modules cover basic circuits and device technology and the F modules cover the representation, capture and manipulation of signals. The C modules cover the relevant engineering aspects of mechanical systems.

Recommended Engineering Area Extension Activity: Investigation of the design of CD players or IC engine performance/emissions

Fourth Year

Students intending to qualify in this Engineering Area must include at least four of the modules listed below in their fourth year:

Number and title of module
4B11   Photonic systems
4B13   Electronic sensors and instrumentation
4C6   Advanced linear vibration
4C7   Random and non-linear vibrations
4C15   MEMS: design
4F1   Control system design
4F2   Robust and non-linear systems and control
4F3   Optimal and predictive control
4F5   Advanced communications and coding
4F7   Digital filters and spectrum estimation
4F8   Image processing and image coding
4F10   Statistical pattern processing
4F11   Speech and language processing
4F12   Computer vision and robotics
4F13   Machine learning
4M20 Robotics