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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.

The Department leads the EPSRC funded Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES) and Photonic Systems Development, both joint centres with the University of Cambridge. Other CDTs that EEE academics are involved in are the Imperial-UCL CDT in Advanced Characterisation of Materials and the UCL CDT in Developing Quantum Technologies.

We are proud of our heritage as the first Electrical Engineering department in England and our ethos of constant development and innovation continues a tradition inspired by our first Head of Department, Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve and hence the founder of the discipline of electronics.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering (F46)

CPD

F46 Advanced Photonic Devices

Description

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the design, operation and performance of advanced photonic devices including:

  • light emitting diodes
  • LEDs
  • a range of semiconductor lasers
  • photodetectors
  • liquid crystal devices
  • Photovoltaic solar cells for a variety of applications including optical communications and solar power generation.

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18/01/202315/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Antennas and Propagation

Description

This antennas and propagation course aims to give you a good grounding in:

  • a range of antenna and array designs
  • methods used for their measurement

the principles of radiowave propagation.

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16/01/202313/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Applied Machine Learning Systems 2 (MLS-2)

Description

This module will cover advanced principles and practice of machine learning systems engineering, including

deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, generative adversarial networks, and future directions in machine

learning engineering.

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17/01/202314/03/2023£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Customer Service, Operations and Planning

Description

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.

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13/02/202317/02/20230£2500.00[Read More]
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F46 Deep Learning For Natural Language Processing

Description

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where artificial neural networks, algorithms inspired by the human brain, learn from large amounts of data. The field of natural language processing (NLP) is one of the most useful application areas of deep learning which is now integrated into various aspects of our daily lives from smartphones to search engines. In this module, we will explore the intersection of modern deep-learning technologies with the fundamental concepts of NLP. By mastering cutting-edge approaches, students will gain the skills to move from the basics of deep learning to implementing complex deep models for real-world NLP applications such as dialogue systems, automatic summarisation, and translation. The course will offer lab sessions and assignments specifically targeted at putting some of the learned technologies into practical use by implementing and testing them on real-world natural text datasets. The main implementation tool to be used will be the PyTorch framework and HuggingFace tools for building NLP applications.

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19/01/202316/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Emerging Topics in Integrated Machine Learning Systems

Description

This module consists of a series of weekly seminars delivered by high-profile academics,

industrialists, or other stakeholders in machine learning technology to expose students to the most

cutting-edge topics in the field, including recent advances in machine learning theory, algorithms, and

applications, as well as issues such as privacy, fairness and ethics in artificial intelligence. Each

student will be required to maintain an up-to-date blog reporting the state-of-the-art in key topics.

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16/01/202320/03/2023£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Internet of Things

Description

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.

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16/01/202313/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Network and Services Management

Description

This 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.

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19/01/202316/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Optical Transmission and Networks

Description

This 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.

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17/01/202314/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Organisational Design, People and Innovation Management

Description

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.

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20/03/202324/03/20230£2500.00[Read More]
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F46 Photonic Sub-Systems

Description

This 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.

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19/01/202316/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Radar Systems

Description

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.

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13/02/202317/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Radio Frequency Circuits and Devices

Description

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.

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20/03/202323/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Security and Privacy

Description

This module will cover the design, the development and the evaluation of secure computer systems &

networks. In particular, it will be focused on security/privacy challenges in a "Big Data" world.

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20/01/202317/03/2023£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Telecommunications Business Environment

Description

This 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:

  • scene-setting descriptions of the macro-economic and regulatory environment of today (focusing on the UK, but also with a global view)
  • An introduction to the management of a telecommunications business

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18/01/202322/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]
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F46 Wireless Communications Principles

Description

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.

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20/01/202317/03/20230£1500.00[Read More]

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