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Science graduates with electronics skills are sought after by many industries that use or manufacture electronic equipment. New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Our companies are targeting niche markets, such as telecommunications, and exporting their products all over the world.

Please note: New students can enrol in Electronics as a postgraduate subject only.

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.

Facilities

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.

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Key information

Study Location:Hamilton
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Career opportunities

  • Design Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Electronic Technician
  • Information Systems Engineer
  • Mechatronic Designer
  • Embedded Programmer

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ENGEN111Electricity for Engineers15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (Hamilton)
Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
COMPX203Computer Systems15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga)
This paper provides an overview of the operation of computer systems. The central theme is the way in which the hardware and software co-operate to allow the execution of programs written in a high-level language.
ENGEE211Electromagnetics and Machines15.021A (Hamilton)
This paper covers engineering applications of electric and magnetic fields including capacitance, magnetic induction, and motors, taught in a problem-solving context.
ENGEE231Electrical Circuits15.021B (Hamilton)
This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback.
ENGEE233Digital Electronics and Microprocessors15.021A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction.
ENGEE281Design of Smart Systems15.021B (Hamilton)
The paper will involve a number of design case studies and design project, involving smart homes and buildings, smart manufacturing and agriculture, smart grids, and smart transportation.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ENGEE331Signals15.021B (Hamilton)
This paper covers communications signalling and modulation, and signals fundamentals. Wired and wireless, baseband and passband, the Fourier representation of signals, bandwidth, and transmit filtering, are taught.
ENGEE334Transmission Lines & Antennae15.021A (Hamilton)
The paper uses classical electromagnetic theory to describe the propagation of electromagnetic waves and to analyse applications like transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, and microwave circuits.
ENGEE336Power Electronics15.021B (Hamilton)
Paper covers theory, design, applications and the systems approach in power electronics. Subjects include power semiconductors, power converters, energy storge devices, DC power management, AC power conditioning and surge protection.
ENGEN390Special Topics in Engineering 115.021X (Hamilton)
An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
COMPX513Topics in Computer Networks15.021B (Hamilton)
One or more special topics in computer networks, at an advanced level.
ENGEE504Analog Filter Design15.021B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals.
ENGEE506Electronics Systems Analysis30.021A (Hamilton)
This paper uses the approach of problem based learning for the analysis of common electronics circuits and their applications.
ENGEE516Surge Protection of Electronic Systems15.021B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the essential principles related to surge protection of electronic systems powered by the commercial AC power utility and the systems interconnected via data or telecommunication interfaces.
ENGEE591Dissertation30.021X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENGEE592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENGEE593Electronics Thesis90.021X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGEE594Electronics Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGEE595Electronics Thesis150.021X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENGEN508Master's Capstone Project60.021X (Hamilton)
This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation.
ENGME580Product Innovation and Development15.021A (Hamilton)
ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ENGEE800Electronics MPhil Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ENGEE900Electronics PhD Thesis120.021I (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Contacts

School of Engineering
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: [email protected]
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