In your first year, you will study Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology, Electronics, and Signals & Systems. Throughout the four modules you will gain an insight into the various professional roles and themes in your academic discipline, and learn how to develop practical solutions to complex problems.
Module 1: Introduction to Electrical Engineering & Electronics
This module gives you a general overview of the field of electrical engineering. It teaches you the basics of electronics, electrical networks, signal theory, electronic instrumentation, system design and programming to electronic hardware, as well as providing you with the corresponding foundation in mathematics. You will learn to develop sensors to find out more about the parameters you are dealing with. Your project will involve electrical measurements on humans, for example in sports (e.g. measuring match endurance) or in healthcare (quantifying responses to certain materials, early detection of illnesses).
MODULE 2: ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
The aim of this module is to learn various ways to analyse and apply electrical networks comprised of sources, resistors, capacitors and inductors. You will also learn about the mathematics (calculus) necessary to perform the analysis. Your project will focus on designing a circuit to feed the (energy) output of a solar cell into the power grid, addressing the question of how to use a solar cell efficiently.
MODULE 3: ELECTRONICS
This module is dedicated to electronics, and builds on the knowledge you have obtained in the previous two modules. Analogue circuits are extended to systems with feedback in order to create stable circuits and oscillators and more complex analogue circuits and digital electronics. You will also receive an introduction to (radio frequency) transmitter systems. The mathematical component of this module deals with solving sets of linear equations. Your project will focus on understanding and designing a radio emitter and receiver.
MODULE 4: FIELDS AND WAVES
In this module, you will deal with the Maxwell theory, which describes electromagnetic fields, and explore the mathematics to describe fields (vector calculus), electrostatics, magnetostatics and electromagnetic waves. In the project you will design and test electromagnetic antennae with a view to obtaining the best signal.
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