The HND/C Electronics Engineering course will develop knowledge of both the hardware and software systems needed for modern computers. It also concentrates on analogue electronics, digital electronics, microprocessors and digital signal processing and communications. Emphasis is put on hands on exercises to reinforce the theoretical concepts covered in the lectures. Heavy use is put on industrial standard software packages such as Matlab, Xilinx, Mentor Graphics and Microsoft’s Visual Development Studio. The School is equipped with state of the art digital signal processing and digital synthesis development systems made possible by equipment donations from Xilinx and Texas Instruments, this gives students the chance to gain first-hand experience on the best technology currently in use in industry. There has been a move away from large scale design and manufacturing companies and small highly skilled SMEs have taken their place. Students in such an environment may therefore need to think about starting their own business. The overall aim of this programme is to develop students with the skills to work in the computer systems and electronics industries. Through a number of industrial links the school has established a strong industrial demand for this programme. The expertise and skills you develop from creating and managing software and hardware solutions as part of a team is highly regarded by employers.