The discipline of Electronic and Computer Engineering is one of the largest in the University, with a portfolio of research contracts totalling £5.0 million, and strong links with industry.
This academic area has a wide range of groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are:
Communications and Signal Processing;
Multimedia Systems and Parallel Computing Technology;
Power Systems and Control;
Sensors, Instrumentation and Radiation Effects (SIRE).
The laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. There are comprehensive computing resources within the School in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The School is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects.
Brunel Information Technology Laboratory (BITLab), a postgraduate research facility supporting research in multimedia, 3D visualisation, holography, grid computing and animation, is based in Electronic and Computer Engineering.
This programme aims to educate graduates not only to the high academic standards expected from PhD research but also in generic personal, business and communication skills. Because it extends the usual PhD from three to four years, it develops an integrated range of skills and knowledge that both broaden and deepen the individual's subject expertise beyond the bounds of the usual research degree.
Major Research Areas
Networks and Multimedia Communications
Sensors and Instrumentation