Semiconductor Devices (B12)

The B12 lectures on semiconductor devices are offered to third-year undergraduate students on the Engineering Science course at Oxford University. The course syllabus covers a number of topics, ranging from wave mechanics to junction transistors.

Advanced Communications (C16)

The C16 lectures on Advanced Communications are offered to fourth-year undergraduate students on the Engineering Science course at Oxford University. The first half of the course covers fundamental physical layer digital communication theory and techniques, while the second half focuses on wireless communications.


Oxford's undergraduate programme is built on the "tutorial system", in which students in College meet their Tutors for focused learning several times each week during term. Dr Coon is a Tutorial Fellow in Engineering at Oriel College, where he teaches numerous topics in mathematics, information engineering and electrical engineering to first and second year students. Students are taught in groups of two in order to enable a tailored learning programme and to create a relaxed atmosphere so as to foster uninhibited discussion. At present, Dr Coon teaches the following:

  • First Year
    • Calculus I (1P1A)
    • Calculus II (1P1H)
    • Complex Algebra and Fourier Series I (1P1B)
    • Complex Algebra and Fourier Series II (1P1C)
    • Vectors and Matrices I (1P1D)
    • Vectors and Matrices II (1P1E)
    • Ordinary Differential Equations I (1P1F)
    • Ordinary Differential Equations II (1P1G)
    • Mathematical Modelling of Physical Systems (1P1J)
  • Second Year
    • Linear Algebra (2A1C)
    • Probability and Statistics (2A1D)
    • Time-Frequency Analysis I (2A1G)
    • Time-Frequency Analysis II (2A1H)
    • Microcontroller Systems (2A2B)
    • Control Theory I (2A2C)
    • Control Theory II (2A2D)
    • Electromagnetism (2A2E)
    • Communications I (2A2F)
    • Communications II (2A2G)
    • Discrete Systems (2A2H)

Graduate Student Supervision

Dr Coon supervises several graduate students within the larger Oxford Communications Research Group. Information about his and his students' research can be found here.