Although the latest National Student Survey ranks Electronics at Kent as the best of its kind in the UK, the Department is still working hard to ensure that current and future students will benefit from the best possible environment and facilities, as well as the best and most-up-to-date equipment.
Michael Fairhurst, Professor of Computer Vision and Head of the Department of Electronics, said, ‘The subjects we teach are fast-moving and at the cutting edge of technology. It is very important that our teaching and research environment reflects this, and we are delighted that our students will be able to study in such modern and well-equipped laboratories. The established high quality of our teaching and research can only be further enhanced by these developments.’
Steve Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, added, ‘So far, we have spent over half a million pounds refitting and installing equipment in our teaching laboratories. This includes high spec computers in our multimedia and audio-visual laboratories and state-of-the-art test equipment for our new engineering laboratory. Students will also benefit from our upgraded computing infrastructure running throughout the teaching laboratories.’
Electronics at Kent has an excellent reputation for teaching and research (the Guardian Higher Education League Tables has ranked it within the top five in the UK for Electrical Engineering). With strong industrial links, much of its research is supported by commercial organisations and there is a range of industrially sponsored prizes for best students in each year. The department offers undergraduate degree programmes in Multimedia Technology and Design, Web Computing, Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic and Communications Engineering, and postgraduate degree programmes in Information Security and Biometrics, Broadband and Mobile Communications Networks, Information and Communication Technologies, and Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects. Research degrees are available in the areas of broadband and wireless communications; image processing and vision; embedded systems engineering; and digital media.
Prospective students are welcome to view the new look department and speak to the staff during the University’s Clearing Open Day on Saturday 19 August or during the Department’s Open Day on 7 October (when a number of talks will be held on the Department’s courses followed by tours of the facilities and labs).
Gary Hughes | alfa
System draws power from daily temperature swings
16.02.2018 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Researchers at Kiel University develop extremely sensitive sensor system for magnetic fields
15.02.2018 | Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Breakthrough provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale
Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague), Institute of Physics of the CAS (IP CAS) and Palacký University...
For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.
But today's glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, such as ultrathin cameras or tiny microscopes, require...
Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and their neuronal progeny over months within the intact adult brain. This study sheds light on how new neurons are produced throughout life.
The generation of new nerve cells was once thought to taper off at the end of embryonic development. However, recent research has shown that the adult brain...
Theoretical physicists propose to use negative interference to control heat flow in quantum devices. Study published in Physical Review Letters
Quantum computer parts are sensitive and need to be cooled to very low temperatures. Their tiny size makes them particularly susceptible to a temperature...
Let’s say the armrest is broken in your vintage car. As things stand, you would need a lot of luck and persistence to find the right spare part. But in the world of Industrie 4.0 and production with batch sizes of one, you can simply scan the armrest and print it out. This is made possible by the first ever 3D scanner capable of working autonomously and in real time. The autonomous scanning system will be on display at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 6 and at the Hannover Messe proper from April 23 to 27, 2018 (Hall 6, Booth A30).
Part of the charm of vintage cars is that they stopped making them long ago, so it is special when you do see one out on the roads. If something breaks or...
15.02.2018 | Event News
13.02.2018 | Event News
12.02.2018 | Event News
16.02.2018 | Information Technology
16.02.2018 | Health and Medicine
16.02.2018 | Physics and Astronomy