This module will provide students with a taste of modern day electronics and communications technologies, including the Internet of Things. The inner workings of the everyday smartphone will be used as a vehicle to describe the underlying scientific principles and engineering practices.
Specifically, the aims of the module are:
- To provide an informative treatment of the architecture of a smartphone including the technologies and techniques used to transmit signals between different locations
- To introduce students to the concepts and physical principles required to develop these technologies and techniques
- To deliver a basic understanding of key topics in electronic engineering, such as devices, circuits, systems and signal processing
- To offer insights into the emerging theme of the Internet of Things
- To give an introduction to the challenges encountered in the world of high-tech business
Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
- Understand the fundamental principles of electronic engineering
- Have gained knowledge of a modern day smartphone’s system architecture
- Comprehend the technologies and techniques used to build smartphones and transmit signals
- Realise that the underlying concepts of smartphones and communication networks may be extended and applied to other areas, such as the Internet of Things.
This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in technology and in particular, mobile communications. Students with a background in technical subjects, such as maths, physics, electronics or computing, are likely to benefit the most from this module.
London , United Kingdom