Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering is going through a period of rapid change and expansion. What was considered state-of-the-art a few years ago is now often no more than a few lectures in one of our undergraduate courses.
The driving force behind this bewildering expansion is research and the Department has a strong tradition of excellence in research. Research in its broadest sense is exploration of the unknown. It is the result of an idea and a belief that there is something new and exciting to be found. Research is what differentiates a true university from a teaching-only institution and the Department is fortunate to be situated in a progressive, high-tech community, with strong ties to local industry. The local entrepreneurial activities in electronics are particularly strong, creating an hospitable environment for challenging research and professional development.
Why are we so good at research? It is the fortunate mixture of quality staff and quality students. With 21 academic staff positions, 18 support staff and 70 postgraduates we have what might arguably be the largest group of electrical engineering innovators in the country. We are proud of our past achievements and enthusiastic about our present activities and would like to share them with you.
The Department offers five degree programmes
- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Computer Engineering (co-taught with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering)
- Mechatronics Engineering (co-taught with the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Endorsed)
- Doctor of Philosophy