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Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) is an exciting high technology discipline. It covers a wide range of technologies that help meet many challenges that societies face today in diverse areas such as energy, environment, health care, information technology and poverty. Particular areas of emphasis include Solid State Energy (Ecotronics), Bioelectronics, Nanotechnology, Networking, Multimedia, Wireless Communications, Embedded systems, Integrated Circuit Design and Automatic Control and Robotics. Advanced Training in these fields will open up vast employment opportunities in the industry, business and financial institutions, government service and universities worldwide.
The ECE Department is an exciting place for studying electronic and computer engineering. It is committed to world-class research and excellence in teaching with significant international impact and a strong local commitment. It has amassed a talented group of faculty with PhDs from the world’s top universities. The Department has equipped its laboratories and classrooms with state-of-the-art facilities for cuttingedge research and multimedia teaching, striving to prepare its students to become high-quality engineers or productive managers in the ever-changing world of high technology. A full range of courses are currently offered leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Electronic Engineering, and Electronic Engineering
(Information and Communication Engineering), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). A BEng in Computer Engineering is offered jointly with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The wide range of programs well-cater for the needs of the modern electronic engineering professionals.
On 2 October 1991, the Department opened the doors to its first class of 122 undergraduate students and 24 postgraduate students (both full-time and part-time) under the name of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). To reflect the department’s educational foci and strategic development, the department name was changed in May 2006 to the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE). The Department currently has around 500 undergraduate students and 200 postgraduate students. There are around 40 highly qualified teaching faculty and a large number of world-renowned researchers in the Department, including 29 IEEE Fellows.
Faculty research focuses on the two broad areas of microelectronics and information technology, which are further subdivided into seven closely-related sub-areas. Currently, research in ECE is supported by more than 100 research grants. More than 100 postgraduate students are supported by postgraduate research assistantships. Additionally, approximately 90 postgraduate students are supported by postgraduate teaching assistantships.