In the modern electronic age, the distinction between hardware and software is becoming increasingly blurred. With the increasing speed and decreasing cost of microprocessors , many functions that were historically only able to be implemented by a dedicated electronic chip (hardware) can now be replaced by a few lines of code.
Our electronic and computer systems engineering specialisation has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern, 21st century industry demands. We train our students to understand the inter-relationship and interdependence between hardware and software solutions to a range of real-life complex and engineering problems.
Elective courses in artificial intelligence, security systems, user interfacing, industrial and interaction design are all possible with this specialisation. Students will be presented with state-of-the-art electronics and computer system laboratories, and may find themselves working on one of New Zealand's most diverse collection of autonomous mobile robots or developing new sensors and techniques to monitor the health of unborn babies.