Over the course of the Taster Course, you will discover the answers to the following:
What is Electronic Engineering?
Electronics is the use of electricity to communicate, compute and control the world around us. From amplifying the audio in your MP3 player, to the processor in your phone that makes billions of calculations a second, to the intelligent prosthetic arms that allow amputees to lead a normal life – electronics is everywhere. Electronic engineers are essential for solving society’s major challenges, including healthcare, science, security, the environment, power and transport. As an engineering discipline, electronics is underpinned by maths and physics – these are applied to designing and inventing cutting-edge products and systems.
What is Computer Science?
The practical side of computing can be seen everywhere. Getting computers to do what you want requires intensive training. But computer science can be seen on a higher level, as a science of problem solving; modelling and analysing problems. Many problems in science, engineering, healthcare and businesses can be solved effectively with computers but finding a solution requires both computer science expertise and knowledge of the particular application domain.