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The Electronics and Computer Engineering major incorporates electronics, information and Signal Processing, computer Engineering and, Telecommunications and Networks. Electronics pervades much of modern society and is present in household devices, factories and every conceivable type of machinery, communication systems and computers. Information and Signal Processing is a wide field that encompasses the acquisition of data from the world around us, manipulating or processing that data into a useful form, the extraction of information from that data, and the interpretation of that information. Computers are now an integral part of modern daily life. Telecommunications systems and networks are critical elements for business in the modern world. They enable communication across geographical, political and cultural boundaries as well as deep into space.
The 1st year provides an introduction to engineering principles based on mathematics and physics. A strong emphasis throughout the degree is placed on project based learning wherestudents are encouraged to apply their learning to the solution of problems within a specific context. In the first year there are two projects. The first is centred on the internationally recognized Engineers Without Borders. Here the emphasis is on solving problems using engineering knowledge within a specific cultural or societal setting. The second project focuses on design for the future where students are challenged to design truly creative products or solutions for a future based environment. The 2nd year builds on the fundamentals of electronics, computer engineering and engineering mathematics within the context of applied projects. The 3rd and 4th years offer students the opportunity to specialize in areas including electronics and computer systems, telecommunications and networks and software engineering.
16 credits in Mathematics with calculus and physics to NCEA level 3, or approved equivalent.
Graduates in electronics & computer engineering can be found in a range of occupations including systems programming, network operations and management, performance analysis and project management.
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