Computer Application Technology teaches you to combine digital electronics, microprocessors and software to develop and enable the potential of embedded computer systems.
Embedded systems are found in mobile phones, games consoles, car engine management systems, traffic lights, and wireless routers, to name but a few. Unlike PCs and traditional desktop computers that are designed for multiple tasks, embedded computer systems often have a dedicated function or purpose within a larger electromechanical system, and are often small, rugged and low power. They use microprocessors and microcontrollers, and link to sensors and sensor systems. Electronic and computing systems engineers define the hardware, firmware, and software that enable and are implemented within these embedded computer systems.
The theory of digital electronics and electrical engineering underpins the studies, but complimented and augmented with subjects such as computer architecture and design, programming and embedded software engineering, field-programmable gate arrays (FGPA) design, digital interfacing and development, control and management theory. Like all computers, embedded systems are subject to Moore’s Law, and are increasing in capability, year by year, thus increasing the opportunity for application management and control.
Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and will provide you with the digital electronic, microprocessor and software knowledge, tools and experience, to design and implement embedded computer systems in a range of applications, products, environments and industries.
By choosing to study our Computer Application Technology degree you will gain a thorough understanding of electronic design, electronic fabrication, analogue and digital electronics, computer architecture and design, embedded system design, plus much more.
This will allow you to develop careers in national and multi-national companies, defining, understanding and designing embedded electronic and computer systems for consumer and industrial products, across many different industrial sectors