03/08/2021

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Carbon Neutral Electronic Engineering: An Exciting Breakthrough

Interested in electrical and electronic engineering? Thanks to the latest industry advancements, theres never been a better time to study!

Does sustainable electronic engineering interest you? A recent scientific breakthrough could make electronic devices less power hungry, paving the way for a greener future and creating an exciting new employment space within this field.

This latest discovery comes at an important time, a time where people are searching for the right solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprint. Businesses and consumers alike are looking for change, and carbon neutral electronics could be the next big thing to watch!

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Is carbon neutrality possible?

All electricity generation technologies emit CO2 at some point in their lifecycle, which means electricity isnt totally carbon-free. But this new development could see us moving towards a carbon neutral future.

The latest research uses a semiconductor measurement technique to remotely measure the electric field inside a semiconductor. This allows precise quantification of electric fields, something that has previously relied on trial and error simulations.

By gaining insight into the inner workings of electronic devices, it could be possible to understand exactly what needs to be done to make them more efficient.

Semiconductor devices, which for instance convert an AC current from a power line into a DC current, often create energy loss (such as waste heat). A good example to think about is how our laptops are warm to the touch at the power brick.

By minimising heat loss like this, we should be able to achieve much better efficiency for electronic devices and products. In fact, this technology could also make electronic devices much faster and more reliable, contributing even further to projects of efficiency and sustainability.

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Why study electrical and electric engineering?

A degree in electrical and electronic engineering places you at the forefront of everyday technology. It gives students a chance to expand their knowledge in improving the devices and systems that are used by people all over the world.

From solar energy systems to mobile devices, innovation is paramount. In recent years theres been an added focus on sustainable practices, and electronic engineers will be key players in helping nations move towards a carbon neutral future.

Other reasons to pursue this career path:

- Electric engineers are in demand

- Excellent job opportunities exist nationwide

- Starting salaries are competitive

- There’s plenty of room for professional development

 

Find out more…

Does this sound like the subject for you? Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are highly-recognised with accreditation from the Engineering Council and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

We’re in the Top 50 UK Universities for Electrical Engineering Courses*, and weve also ranked No.1 for Student Satisfaction in Greater Manchester and the North West** for three consecutive years!

Theres nowhere better to start your journey than the University of Bolton, where we put you, and your needs first. Were passionate about delivering #UniAsItShouldBe and provide a supportive and friendly learning environment for students to reach their potential.

Both our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are also highly recognised with accreditation from the Engineering Council and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. And students will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories in our £13 million purpose-built centre!

To find out more about applying to start in September 2021, see our available courses.

Or if you have further questions, please dont hesitate to get in touch on +44 (0)1204 903 394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk.

 

* The Guardian University League Tables 2021

** Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019

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