Practical Work

As electrical and computer engineering is an applied science practical work is central to the undergraduate curriculum. Examples of laboratory work at Levels 1 and 2 include:

  • Using testing equipment and simulation software
  • Designing, implementing and testing circuits
  • Programming
  • Using MATLAB or other software for computer aided numerical analysis
  • Implementing circuits for analog modulation
  • Controlling a DC motor
  • Analyzing and modeling electromechanical systems (induction machines and synchronous machines), transformers and 3 phase systems
  • Designing and implementing digital electronics using FPGAs
  • Designing, implementing and testing microcontroller based systems

Year 3 elective courses may incorporate additional laboratory components relevant to those courses.

The Department hosts nine laboratories: Microprocessor, Control Systems, Electronics, Energy Systems, Power Simulation, Special Projects, Shared Computer and Year 1.

The full laboratory courses at Levels 1 and 2 and the year-long special project done at Level 3 comprise the Engineering Practice Curriculum.

Practical Work