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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering pioneered the development of modern electronics, following the construction, in 1889, of the thermionic valve by the first head of department, Professor Ambrose Fleming. Current research activities centre upon communications and information systems; electronic materials and devices; sensors, systems and circuits; photonics; and optical networks.

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Why study Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL?

The department has been a leader in its education and research field for over a century. Consequently, we can offer you the wide choice and intellectual stimulation that comes from world-class research activity.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Our approach to the teaching of electronics focuses on the rigorous study of the fundamentals of the subject, balanced with effective practical application and communication, developing skills which are highly valued by employers within the engineering industries and beyond.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is carried out by a mixture of lectures, laboratory classes and tutorials. Assessment may be by examination, coursework and assessed practicals and tests.

Modules in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Level 1 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ELEC101P Introduction to Electronic Engineering 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC102P Analog and Power Electronics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC103P Digital Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC104P Physics of Electronics and Nanotechnology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC105P Signals and Systems I 2 (US) 3.75 (ECTS) 0.25 (CU)
ELEC106P Programming I 2 (US) 3.75 (ECTS) 0.25 (CU)

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ELEC201P Design and Professional Practice 2 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC202P Analog Electronics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC203P Digital Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC210P Connected Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC211P Introduction to Nanotechnology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC214P Electromagnetic Theory and Semiconductor Devices 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC215P Photonics and Communication Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC216P Programming and Control Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ELEC3002 Power Electronics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3003 Control Systems I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3005 Digital Signal Processing 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3006 Optoelectronics II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3016 Electronic Circuits III 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3027 Advanced Digital Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3029 Electronic Devices and Nanotechnology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3030 Numerical Methods 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELEC3915 Renewable Energy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 4 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ELECM001 Antennas and Propagation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELECM004 Radar Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELECM006 Optical Transmission and Networks 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELECM007 RF Circuits and Sub-Systems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELECMT25 Photonic Subsystems 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ELECMT26 Advanced Photonic Devices 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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Professor George Pavlou
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