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Emerging Technologies - ELE00125M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kanapathippillai Cumanan
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module summary

A range of current “hot-topics” in research are introduced. Students have the opportunity to study one selected subject in depth, and prepare a Presentation.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce a range of relevant ‘hot topics’ in communications, which may be not dealt with elsewhere

Graduate skills aims:

  • To have an opportunity to study a novel topic in depth

  • To gain formative practice in preparing a detailed technical presentation.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Have an appreciation of a selection of the current most important issues in communications.

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be familiar with literature searching techniques, and the use of the library and Internet in finding information.

  • Have practice in preparation and delivery of a presentation.

Module content

Topics will vary from time to time.


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Write an in-depth paper
N/A 100

Module feedback

During student’s preparation period, there will be individual or small-group progress sessions on a supervision-type basis, providing feedback; this may include trial presentation sessions. Feedback will also be given following the final assessed presentation in the form of direct verbal feedback reinforced with an e-mail within two weeks.

Indicative reading


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