In addition to 24 x 7 access to the computing facilities available to all students in the campus computer classrooms, Electronics students have exclusive and open access to the department's computer laboratory.
The laboratory is situated in a purpose built facility offering video projection equipment for teaching purposes. It provides a comprehensive set of PCs with permanent Internet access via the campus Gigabit ethernet network. The PCs offer a wide range of both general purpose software such as word processing, graphics and e-mail, plus specialist teaching software such as JAVA, C, MATLAB and PSPICE. As a result of a generous donation from Texas Instruments, the laboratory also provides DSP based teaching equipment.
As well as access to their central file store and e-mail, Electronics students also have access to an additional departmental file store for use in group projects, assessments and laboratory practicals, helping to promote teamwork and interpersonal skills.
Technical support is provided between 09:00 and 17:15 Monday to Friday by the Computer Support Group which is located adjacent to the laboratory.
The Department encourages students to make full use of all the computing facilities available to them, not only as part of their timetabled courses but as a way of developing their general IT skills.