The EE curriculum enables students to design a customized programme comprising a specific set of modules, tailored to meet their individual interests and career goals. Design is emphasized in the curriculum through various project modules. In the first stage of the programme, students will receive broad-based training which, in addition to establishing a strong foundation in mathematics and computing, will also be immediately exposed to the use of electrical components and equipment in solving fundamental engineering problems in EE. They will also be introduced to the different areas in EE which are driving the technological developments of today. In the second stage, students will enrol in core modules that focus on fundamental knowledge in EE. These core modules provide the essential foundation for a variety of specialised technical areas in EE.
During their senior years of study, students may specialize in certain fields of EE through their selection of 22 MCs of elective modules. Students need to choose elective modules from the outer core as well as a number of areas of concentrations as follows: Bioelectronic Systems, Communications & Networks, Integrated Circuits & Embedded Systems, Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics, Signal Processing and New Media, Microelectronics Technologies & Devices, Microwave and RF, Power and Energy Systems, Engineering Science and Information Processing. The elective modules in each concentration are categorized as breadth/outer-core or depth elective modules. A breadth module enables students to achieve a broad understanding of concepts in the particular concentration. A depth module is a higher-level module that provides greater depth and coverage in the particular concentration.
The outer core modules are organised in eight areas of concentrations. Students need to read three modules from a minimum of three areas of concentrations of outer core modules to achieve exposure to various facets of EE. To achieve depth, students need to read a minimum of two depth electives. EE students also need to read one elective which can be chosen from the breadth or depth elective of any concentration. All six technical electives must add up to at least 22 MCs. EE students should read at least 16 MCs of technical elective modules offered by the EE Department (i.e., those with EExxxx module codes). By specific choice of electives, EE students will be able to specialise in a variety of areas. Click here for the specialization tracks available to EE students. Students may take additional ECE elective modules to satisfy the Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEM) requirements.