The University was founded 35 years ago.
Electronic Engineering Laboratory founded 30 years ago.
The department has over 20 full-time academic staff, and approx 24 full-time research staff. Funded by research councils and industry.
The department offers a number of undergraduate courses, electronic engineering, communication engineering, electronics and medical electronics, electronic system engineering and computer system engineering. In addition there is a masters course in communication systems engineering.
Student numbers are approx 300 full-time undergraduates and 50 postgraduates, taught courses and research, and 8 000 students on the campus.
The Research Faculties are divided into two domains: communications and digital systems. Themes of research in communications include Antenna options, GaAs microwave circuits, Opto-electronics for networks, microwave measure units and radio astronomy. Research themes in Digital Systems are Image Processing, CAD for VLSI, Medical Instrumentation and Neural Systems.