Today, and in the future, we look to electronics to provide answers for complex problems. Take the mobile phone: a very sophisticated computer and communications system that links to a worldwide network of antennas allowing it to connect to any other mobile or landline as well as the internet. Or the digital camera, at the heart of which is a sophisticated electronic device containing millions of individual light level detectors. Modern electronics requires an understanding of fundamental analogue and digital circuits to enable the design of elements that can be connected together to make small systems, which serve as the modular blocks for bigger, more complex systems. We live in an information age. Complex systems require digital signal processing (for images, audio and other signals). Technological developments in communications include concurrent processing (to allow the manipulation of the massive amounts of data), data networking and digital communication systems for both local distribution and across the internet. **Special Features** - The first three semesters (one and a half years) of the undergraduate courses in the department share the same content. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between our courses if required. - You will meet with your Personal Tutor on a weekly basis. - We are particularly excited about the Microcontroller/Embedded Systems Project in which you will design and build the electronics for an autonomous robotic buggy - then you will race it! See Embedded Systems project video above.