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Study Electronics at Otago

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Overview

Electronics is a rapidly changing area, and is a major growth industry worldwide. It includes electronic communications technologies such as radio and lasers, large-scale integrated electronics systems, and the software that governs the application of this technology.

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Contact details

Associate Professor Colin Fox
Tel 64 3 479 7806
Fax 64 3 479 0964

Email fox@physics.otago.ac.nz
Website physics.otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

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Papers

See the full list of Electronics (ELEC) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Electronics

Level Papers Points
100-level

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

PHSI 132  Fundamentals of Modern Physics

COMP 150 Practical Programming, or COMP 160 General Programming recommended

18

18

200-level

ELEC 253  Electronics: Introduction

PHSI 232  Electromagnetism and Optics

PHSI 282  Experimental Physics 1

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

ELEC 353  Analogue Electronics

ELEC 358  Digital Electronic Design

ELEC 361  Measurement and Analysis

PHSI 365  Computational Physics

72

Plus

162 further points must include 18 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Note: PHSI 132 assumes an understanding of NCEA Level 3 Physics and Mathematics.

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Electronics

Papers
  • ELEC 490  Dissertation

  • Three of:
    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 20 further 400-level points, as approved by the Programme Director

    Prerequisites:
    At least five 300-level papers including:
    At least three 300-level ELEC papers
    one further 300-level ELEC, MATH or PHSI paper

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Electronics

Papers

    40 points from:

    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 80 further 400-level points, as approved by the Programme Director

      Only one of ELEC 480 or ELEC 490 may be included

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Electronics

Papers

    40 points from:

    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 100 further 400-level points, as approved by the Programme Director

  • One of:

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Master of Science (MSc) in Electronics

Papers and Thesis

    40 points from:

    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 80 further 400-level points, as approved by the Programme Director

      Only one of ELEC 480 or ELEC 490 may be included.

  • Thesis: ELEC 5

Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Electronics as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

MATH 160  Mathematics 1 or MATH 170  Mathematics 2

One of:
PHSI 131 Physical Law and Its Application
PHSI 132 Fundamentals of Modern Physics
PHSI 191 Biological Physics

18

18

200-level

ELEC 253  Electronics: Introduction

PHSI 282  Experimental Physics 1

18

18

300-level One 300-level ELEC paper 18
Total   90

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