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DC190
Electronic and Computer Engineering

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More than any other discipline, electronic engineers have been at the heart of generating the technology of our modern society. However, there are still major global problems to be solved, and you can be sure that because of their knowledge and skills, electronic engineers will be at the forefront in creating solutions.

Whether it is problems of clean water, sufficient energy, global warming or better global nutrition and health, electronic engineers will be developing solutions that will complement and coordinate the activities of other disciplines.

Students have a choice of four Majors including : Systems and Devices, High Speed Communication, Digital Interaction, the Internet of Things and a research project in their chosen field in Fourth Year. The course also includes a strong software and programming theme.


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A six month (INTRA) paid engineering internship is part of the third year and can be spent at home or abroad.

Graduates enter careers as Research and Development Engineers, Design Engineer, Software Engineer in the areas of Electronics, Smart Economy, Sustainable Energy, Communication and the Health Sector.



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