Electronic and Computer System Engineering
Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This subject is taught by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.
In the modern electronic age, the distinction between hardware and software is becoming increasingly blurred. With the increasing speed and decreasing cost of microprocessors , many functions that were historically only able to be implemented by a dedicated electronic chip (hardware) can now be replaced by a few lines of code.
Our electronic and computer systems engineering specialisation has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern, 21st century industry demands. We train our students to understand the inter-relationship and interdependence between hardware and software solutions to a range of real-life complex and engineering problems.
Elective courses in artificial intelligence, security systems, user interfacing, industrial and interaction design are all possible with this specialisation. Students will be presented with state-of-the-art electronics and computer system laboratories, and may find themselves working on one of New Zealand's most diverse collection of autonomous mobile robots or developing new sensors and techniques to monitor the health of unborn babies.
Electronic and Computer System Engineering can be taken as part of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours BE(Hons).
Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering students must complete the following components to obtain their BE(Hons).
- ENGR 101 Engineering Technology
- ENGR 110 Engineering Modelling and Design
- COMP 102 Introduction to Computer Program Design
or COMP 112 Introduction to Computer Science
- COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
- ENGR 121 Engineering Mathematics Foundations
- ENGR 122 Engineering Mathematics with Calculus
- PHYS 114 Physics 1A
- ENGR 142 Engineering Physics for Electronics and Computer Systems
- Students may substitute (MATH 142 and 151) for (ENGR 121 and 122).
- Students may substitute PHYS 115 for ENGR 142.
A full programme of study consists of eight courses per year. If you are doing seven courses we recommend that you take a Part 3 paper.
To gain entry to part 2, students will need to pass their Part 1 courses with at least a B average.
This is the core component of the BE(Hons), and is made up of various 200-, 300- and 400-level courses:
- ENGR 301, 302, 401, 489
- ECEN 201, 202, 203, 220, 301, 320, MATH 244
- At least one course from COMP 261, NWEN 241, 242, 243, SWEN 221
- At least two courses from ECEN 302, 303, 310, 315, 330, COMP 307, NWEN 301, 302, 304, SWEN 303
- At least three courses from ECEN 401-439, ENGR 440;
one further course from ECEN 401-439, ENGR 440-441, COMP 421, NWEN 402, 403, 404, SWEN 422
This consists of three courses outside of your specialisation forming a coherent addition to your programme of study. This is an opportunity to explore some other interests outside of the BE(Hons) programme. These can be any level, but at least one of the courses must be at 200-level or above and need to be approved by the Dean once chosen.
This consists of 800 hours of approved work experience in an engineering environment.
Information about postgraduate study in Computer Science can be found on the School of Engineering and Computer Science's postgraduate study pages.
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Contact the Faculty of Engineering Student Administration Office for information on Admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
Courses, degrees and other qualifications in Engineering are taught by the School of Engineering and Computer Science.
School Office: Cotton Building 358, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 0-4-463 5341
|On this page:|
|100 Level Courses|
ENGR 101 – Engineering Technology
ENGR 110 – Engineering Modelling and Design
ENGR 121 – Engineering Mathematics Foundations
ENGR 122 – Engineering Mathematics with Calculus
|200 Level Courses|
ECEN 201 – Data Acquisition
ECEN 202 – Digital Electronics
ECEN 203 – Analogue Circuits and Systems
ECEN 220 – Signals and Systems
ENGR 291 – Work Experience Preparation
|300 Level Courses|
ECEN 301 – Embedded Systems
ECEN 302 – Integrated Digital Electronics
ECEN 303 – Analogue Electronics
ECEN 310 – Communication Engineering
ECEN 315 – Control Systems Engineering
ECEN 320 – Introductory Signal Processing
ECEN 330 – Electronic Materials and Devices
ENGR 301 – Project Management
ENGR 302 – Group Project
ENGR 391 – Practical Work Experience
|400 Level Courses|
ECEN 403 – Advanced Electronics
ECEN 405 – Power Electronics
ECEN 410 – Advanced Communications Engineering
ECEN 415 – Advanced Control Systems Engineering
ECEN 421 – Advanced Signal Processing
ECEN 426 – Special Topic
ECEN 427 – Special Topic: Communications
ELCO 489 – Research Project
ENGR 401 – Professional Practice
ENGR 440 – Directed Individual Study
ENGR 441 – Directed Individual Study
ENGR 489 – Engineering Project
ENGR 491 – Professional Work Experience