Projects provide unique opportunities through which ECE students can develop important attributes of a competent professional engineer. Projects facilitate the development of engineering problem solving skills, i.e., formulating a problem and a set of specifications for the solution, the requirement to use a more holistic approach to arrive at an optimal solution, and the need to draw on the knowledge and skills from different disciplines and to bring it to bear on the solution. Every EE and CPE student is exposed to the following type of projects:
Group projects in which students experience mutual dependence while working in a team towards a common goal. Group work requires the students to develop their inter-personal and communication skills, hone their skills in the art of negotiation, persuasion and compromise in order to achieve consensus towards a common goal.
A systems design project that provides students with the experience of designing, building and integrating a modular electronic system that comprises of analog, digital and computer subsystems. Modern electronic systems include elements of hardware and software in an integrated design.
A technology assessment project that helps students to develop an understanding of the relationship between technology and business by performing some of the steps in the product development process.
A challenging individual final-year project (FYP), which is done throughout the final year of study. Students achieve technical depth, and develop self-reliance and confidence through the FYP. When students commence work on the FYP, they would have acquired the basic background necessary to conduct research on advanced topics in a chosen subject area. The process and effort required to execute the FYP enable the student to acquire independent research skills as well as in-depth knowledge of the area beyond that offered by coursework.