You’ll have the latest technology at your fingertips in our new laboratories and be able to collaborate with other students on innovative projects to hone your skills.
Our course covers a number of contemporary topics, including power electronics, signal processing, renewable systems, holistic modeling of electronic systems and image processing. Building on your previous experience, and with developed practical skills, you’ll leave with the expert knowledge and understanding to practice safely and effectively in a wide range of environments.
Cambridge is home to the Silicon Fen, Europe’s largest high-technology commercial research and development centre. We have excellent, established links with many employers in the sector including:
- ARM Ltd
- Cambridge Network
- Ford Motor Company
- Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems
- South East Essex PCT
- Acteon Communications
- Pico Technologies
Students have previously visited Pico Technology as part of their course. Our specially equipped laboratories provide you with the essential tools you need in the field of industrial electronics and microelectronics. Among other features they are equipped with wind and solar energy systems, development boards with FPGA circuits and power electronics modules. You’ll also have access to our CAD laboratories with the very latest software.
The possibilities that are open to you range from design or systems engineering, to medical electronics, environmental monitoring, microelectronics, sound technology, biophysics, power, transport, industrial process control, and teaching. Across industry, there’ll be opportunities to find your own specialist niche. You could also apply your newly acquired skills to enter a research degree (PhD, ProfDoc).
Modules & assessmentCore modules
- Sustainable Technologies
- DSP Applications and ARM® Technology
- Digital Systems Design with VHDL and FPGAs
- Power Conversion Systems
- Remote Sensing and the Internet of Things
- Research Methods
- Major Project
You’ll be assessed through exams, written assignments, demos and vivas based on case studies and scenarios.