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Electrical & Information Sciences

Electrical and Information Sciences covers a very broad area. Modules cover a wide range of electronic circuits and devices, digital representation and processing of signals, and the manipulation of data in computers. A student in this area will be seeking to gain a broad overview of systems from the signals that flow through them to the hardware platforms that implement them. 

Third Year

Students intending to qualify in this Engineering Area in the third year must include at least eight of the modules listed below:

Number and title of module
3B1   Radio frequency electronics
3B2   Integrated digital electronics
3B3   Switch-mode electronics
3B4   Electric drive systems
3B5   Semiconductor engineering
3B6   Photonic technology
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

Although many students will choose to do mostly B modules or mostly F modules depending on their inclination towards the electrical or information side, students who prefer to specialise exclusively in one or the other should consider one of the other relevant Engineering Areas (Electrical and Electronic or Information and Computer Engineering).

Recommended Engineering Area Extension Activity: Investigation of the design of CD players

Fourth Year

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

Number and title of module
4B2   Power microelectronics
4B5   Nanotechnology
4B6   Solid state devices and chemical/biological sensors
4B7   VLSI design, technology and CAD
4B11   Photonic systems
4B13   Electronic sensors and instrumentation
4B14   Solar-electronic power: generation and distribution
4B19   Renewable electrical power
4B20   Display technology
4B21   Analogue integrated circuits
4C3   Electrical and nano materials
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
4M6   Materials and processes for microsystems (MEMS)
4M12   Partial differential equations and variational methods
4M17   Practical optimization
4M20 Robotics