Electronic and Electrical Engineering (F46)
The Department is one of the leading departments in its subject area, worldwide, and of departments that submitted all of their academic research staff for assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), UCL was ranked as one of the leading department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the UK.
We continue to push in new directions in both research and teaching, building on our long-established links with industry. We are a major contributor to the London Centre for Nanotechnology, one of the first Electronic Engineering departments in the UK to introduce Problem Based Learning into our undergraduate courses, and an innovator in postgraduate training with specialist programmes such as the sector leading MSc in Telecommunications with Business and a two year Masters programme with a year in industry in partnership with Cisco.
Electronic and Electrical Engineering (F46)
This four-day course will give you an in-depth understanding of the design, operation and performance of advanced photonic devices including:
Photovoltaic solar cells for a variety of applications including optical communications and solar power generation.
This four-day antennas and propagation course aims to give you a good grounding in:
the principles of radiowave propagation
This five-day short course/CPD module aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the theories, techniques and tools to model, analyse and simulate today’s communications systems and networks.
It's aimed at those working in the telecommunications industry.
This five-day module addresses the key to customer satisfaction, namely the effective day-to-day management of operations and services. The objective of the module is to apply theory to the practices encountered in the real life of a telecom and ICT service provider. In addition, the module presents the best practice in operations and customer service.
This five-day module provides a thorough examination of the generic principles of finance, but using telecommunications and ICT service providers as example companies. The objective is to give students sufficient understanding of financial analysis so that they appreciate the financial implications of topics in subsequent modules.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) for postgraduate students who already have a background in electronic engineering or a related subject, an understanding of basic networking and some software (coding) experience. The course is designed to give the students a solid grounding of the key technologies involved and how they are integrated to form complete IoT systems. We also aim to give students an understanding of how the internet of things fits within the wider context of the ICT industry.
This four-day short course/CPD module introduces you to internet protocol (IP) networks and data networks in general.
It follows a bottom up approach, starting in layer 2 with coverage of ethernet and IEEE 802.11.
You'll then go on to look at:
analysis of upper layer functionality, namely session and application layer protocols and security
This four-day short course/CPD module considers the fundamentals of mobile and wireless communications systems.
This four-day course will introduce you to the principles, frameworks, technologies and protocols used for network and service management in both telecommunication and internet service provider (ISP) networks.
This four-day course on optical systems will give you an advanced understanding of the physical layer of optical transmission systems and networks on different time, and length, scales.
The course covers all types of photonic networks, from access and metro to wide-area networks; next-generation optical modulation formats and transceivers; optical signal transmission impairments and mitigation, and optical multiplexing methods, e.g. wavelength division multiplexing, and optical and electronic network switching technologies.
This five-day module addresses the principles of organisational design and the management of people as a resource within a set of effective processes. This is then developed to consider the way that a company exploits its R&D; activity and in particular the management of innovation from concept to product. Finally, the global dimension of all the business aspects (marketing, product management, organisational design, etc) is examined.
This four-day course covers the principles of photonic sub-systems including external optical modulators and optical amplifiers, both semiconductor and fibre.
It teaches to the state of the art in design, fabrication and performance of photonic circuits.
It will also consider emerging topics such as coherent systems and sub-system integration.
Applications are discussed in communications and high precision measurement.
This four-day short course/CPD module emphasises physical principles, modern radar systems and signal processing techniques (for both civilian and defence applications).
It's aimed at graduate-level engineers with a background in electronic engineering or physics.
This four-day course will give you a good grounding in a range of RF (radio frequency) devices including the fundamentals of device physics, RF circuits, system architectures and noise measurement techniques.
You'll learn about impedance matching, stability and noise figure for amplifier circuit design.
This will be consolidated with a full-daycomputer simulation exercise where you'll perform RF amplifier design tasks using the industry standard software package Agilent ADS.
This course is primarily experiential in character. Lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations are combined to provide exposure to, and experience of, a range of software skills appropriate to communication engineering, specifically addressing the increasingly important role of object oriented (OO) software techniques in telecommunications. The module is assessed through a set of coding and written assignments, some of which will be carried out during the module.
This five-day course aims to give you an appreciation of the external environment in which a telecommunications business operates, as well as an understanding of how a company can successfully conduct business in this environment.
Two perspectives are taken:
This module covers the principles associated with data transmission, with a special emphasis on aspects concerning the physical-layer and the medium-access control layer. The module emphasizes both the foundations as well as the applications of the various algorithms, techniques and protocols.