Electronics covers a wide range of exciting modern developments ranging from microscopic electronic circuits and machines, mobile and computer communications, advances in medical diagnosis and treatment, to developments in the latest audio and video technologies.
Studying electronics at the University of Waikato will give you valuable skills in electronic engineering and design. You will have the option to specialise in some of the most progressive areas in electronics today such as optoelectronics or mechatronics.
Optoelectronics deals with the conversion of electrical signals to light or vice-versa. Solar cells, fibre optics and lasers are integral components of everyday devices such as supermarket barcode scanners and long distance communication systems.
Mechatronics combines aspects of electronic software and mechanical engineering to produce devices such as printers, cars, aircraft, photocopiers and even washing machines. These are fast growing areas in which you can develop a productive and satisfying career.
The electronics laboratories at the University of Waikato feature the latest equipment and are supplied with a wide selection of modern components and powerful software. Classes are run in an environment just like that found in contemporary electronics companies. Engineering students have access to the latest equipment including vector impedance and spectrum analysers, precision meters, fast oscilloscopes, semiconductor analysers, lightning and surge simulators, distortion analysers, complex signal sources, a range of special-purpose measuring equipment, a mechanical workshop and high-power computing facilities.
- Design Engineer
- Electronic Engineer
- Electronic Technician
- Information Systems Engineer
- Mechatronic Designer
- Embedded Programmer
Study Electronics in any of these qualifications
|Introduction to Electronics||ENEL111||15.0 Points|
|Computer Systems||COMP200||10.0 Points|
|Analog Electronics and Circuit Analysis||ENEL205||20.0 Points|
|Electronics for Digital Systems||ENEL212||10.0 Points|
|Electricity and Magnetism||ENEL284||10.0 Points|
|Quantum and Solid State Physics||ENEL285||10.0 Points|
|Computer Systems Architecture||COMP311||20.0 Points|
|Special Topics in Electronics||ENEL301||20.0 Points|
|Electromagnetic Waves||ENEL312||20.0 Points|
|Microprocessor Applications and Control||ENEL317||20.0 Points|
|Application Specific Integrated Circuits||ENEL321||20.0 Points|
|High Speed Communications||ENEL382||20.0 Points|
|Power Electronics||ENEL385||20.0 Points|
|Electro-optical Instrumentation||ENEL423||20.0 Points|
|Power Electronics||ENEL485||20.0 Points|
|Control Theory and Image Processing||ENGG401||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Elec) and GradDip(Elec)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Electronics at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Elec), PGDip(Elec), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech)
Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. Up to 30 pts of the level 500 COMP papers listed below can contribute to the major in Electronics. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Chairperson of School.
|Topics in Computer Networks||COMP513||15.0 Points|
|Carrier and ISP Networks||COMP514||15.0 Points|
|Programming for Research||COMP589||30.0 Points|
|Research in Computer Science||COMP590||30.0 Points|
|Special Topics in Electronics||ENEL501||30.0 Points|
|Analog Filter Design||ENEL504||15.0 Points|
|Rechargeable Batteries and their Management||ENEL505||15.0 Points|
|Surge Protection of Electronic Systems||ENEL506||15.0 Points|
|Electro-optical Instrumentation||ENEL522||30.0 Points|
|Power Electronics||ENEL585||30.0 Points|
|Directed Study||ENEL590||30.0 Points|
|Electronics Thesis||ENEL593||90.0 Points|
|Electronics Thesis||ENEL594||120.0 Points|
|Electronics Thesis||ENEL595||150.0 Points|
|Control Theory and Image Processing||ENGG501||30.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
|Electronics MPhil Thesis||ENEL800||120.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
|Electronics PhD Thesis||ENEL900||120.0 Points|
Scholarships and prizes
For students who are enrolled in the second year of full-time study towards an undergraduate degree, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.Closing Date: 2017-05-31 23:59:00
For students who qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to enrol part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Science in either a 180pt masters, the taught components of a masters degree or the research component of a masters degree. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000 per year for two years.Closing Date: 2016-07-18 23:59:00
For school leavers who are intending to enrol full-time (120 pts) in the first year of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science(Technology) in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and are performing well academically in their final year of secondary school. The Scholarship has a value of up to $4,000.Closing Date: 2017-08-31 23:59:00
For students enrolling full-time in the first year MSc (research), MSc, MSc (Tech) ME or MEnvSci programme in the faculty of Engineering. Part-time applicants may be considered but any scholarship awarded will be on a pro-rata basis. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.Closing Date: 2017-03-15 23:59:00