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Schedule for 2014 posted.

We kick off this year by a course on Microwave Filters by Riana Geschke and Tinus Stander. This is followed by the Introduction to Radar, this year given by Doug Gray.

To address the growing need for skilled engineers and scientists in the challenging fields of Radar and Electronic Defence, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR), in conjunction with international partners and industrial sponsors, have established a Masters Degree in Engineering. Hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, students studying towards this degree will focus on relevant theory, technologies and applications with both coursework and project components. The programme had its first intake of students in February 2011. Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to further your career!
Note: This programme is co-funded by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the UCT and the CSIR.
Keep up to date with the Programme by means of the Announcements section and RSS feed.

We meet in the L6 Seminar Room, 6th Floor, George Menzies Building, UCT Upper Campus. Directions to Upper Campus buildings on the UCT web page.

Degree Brochure

A brochure detailing the Masters degree can be downloaded here.

Important Course Information

Important information regarding the degree's courses is available here.

Important UCT Registration Info for International Students

A brochure detailing the Masters degree can be downloaded here.

Pricing Information

Information regarding the pricing of the Masters Degree and individual courses are available here.

Why study Radar or Electronic Defence?
Radar refers to all sensor systems that employ electromagnetic energy to sense the environment. Electronic Defence is the counter to this i.e. protecting sensors from unwanted interference by malicious agents. Radar and Electronic Defence embraces an extremely wide range of skills in all branches of engineering. This course sets you up to become a very systems-aware engineer, able to tackle any problem in modern electro-technology. You will see that the programme gives you a strong background in applied mathematics, signal processing, electromagnetics, information theory, and many more topics. Most importantly, you will be exposed to applications of these skills in a systems context, and this is a very useful skill in the commercial engineering world. Have a look at some of the radar research at UCT and the CSIR.

Continuing Professional Development Options:
Many of our courses can be taken in a one week, intensive format, suitable for Continuing Professional Development purposes. The students receive an attendance certificate. For more information, please see the UCT CPD web site.

We bring a wide range of expertise to this course through international experts.

Fabrizio Berizzi – University of Pisa                        Hugh Griffiths - University College London
Fulvio Gini – University of Pisa                                Chris Baker - Ohio State University
Keith Palmer – University of Stellenbosch               Maria Greco – University of Pisa
Michael Inggs – University of Cape Town                Robert Tough – Igence (UK)
Ferdie Potgieter - CSIR DPSS                                   Johannes Cloete – University of Stellenbosch
Marco Martorella – University of Pisa                      Pieter de Villiers - CSIR DPSS and University of Pretoria
Pieter Uys - University of Cape Town                      Barry Downing - University of Cape Town
Riana Geschke - University of Stellenbosch            Amit Mishra - University of Cape Town
Piet van Genderen - TU Delft                                  Willie Nel - CSIR DPSS
Jaco de Wit - CSIR DPSS


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