Industrial/Research Orientated Project
You’ll work on an individual project of direct industrial or research relevance which will be undertaken in collaboration with a suitable company, or research group within the university.
The project specification will be drawn up after you meet with your project supervisor and an advisor at the collaborating company.
You’ll work under the supervision of a member of staff with weekly individual tutorials and where appropriate, will maintain contact with the collaborating company through meetings and visits.
Advanced AC Drives
This module covers a range of advanced control techniques used in a wide range of engineering applications. Typical topics include multivariable state space modelling, linear and nonlinear systems, continuous and discrete domains and observer theory.
Advanced Electrical Machines
Advanced Power Electronics (autumn)
This module covers the design of power electronic converters for real applications. Both component-level design and the impact of non-idealities on modelling and operation are considered.
Coursework 1, 30.0%
Coursework 2, 30.0%
Power electronic systems design exercise that puts module content into practice using modelling and simulation tools.
Key Module Topics
Advanced modelling and control of power converters
Enabling technologies of power conversion (semiconductor devices, packaging, cooling)
Applied Computational Engineering
This module covers the development of advanced engineering software projects, spanning a range of application areas. Generic topics to be discussed include: Large-scale software management, robust design and coding techniques, accurate and efficient numerical computing for technological simulations, parallel computing techniques applicable to several classes of parallel computer e. multicore, distributed and graphics processing unit (GPU) based systems, database design and implementation. You’ll have a two-hour lecture each week to study for this module.
Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
Selected topics from the field of artificial intelligence with particular focus on the interface with electronic systems.
Digital Signal Processing
Explore the principles, major algorithms, methods of implementation and applications of digital signal processing.
Distributed Generation and Alternative Energy
This module aims to give an understanding of the operation of power systems which incorporate significant input from renewable energy generators, especially wind power systems and will enable design and analysis of such systems.
HDL for Programmable Devices
This module introduces both the syntax and application of HDL for the design of modern electronics. That would typically cover Xilinx, Mentor Graphics, and combinational and sequential circuits design. The module will use the software tools from both Xilinx and Mentor Graphics to present FPGA based digital system design flow with VHDL.
Instrumentation and Measurement
The aim of this module is to develop a broad understanding of instrumentation techniques which are used in a wide range of engineering applications. Topics taught will include: the physics and mathematics of sensor action, measurement errors and their control, data conditioning and conversion hardware and relevant signal processing techniques. You’ll spend two hours in lectures each week as well as completing coursework for study of this module.
Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications
This module aims to develop an understanding of the design and operation of power systems in aerospace, marine and automotive applications. With the introduction of more electrical technologies in these application areas, the understanding and expected performance of the power system has become a critical platform design issue. You’ll have five blocks of four hour lectures to study for this module.
This module covers the main concepts in design of high-speed circuits and devices. These typically include passive circuits, amplifiers and active devices.
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. Please refer to the module catalogue
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