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2017/12/15 12:17:44 PM

The Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Open Day recently took place at the Howard College campus


 

 The Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Open Day recently took place at the Howard College campus.

At the annual Open Day, students display their Final Year Design Projects to External Examiners, parents, donors and the public. This is generally the last event in the undergraduate curriculum for the majority of the EECE students.

Students had the opportunity to interact with their guests and demonstrate how their products and services work and their impact. They also fielded technical and non-technical questions posed by industry and other guest.. Dr Leigh Jarvis, Academic Leader of the Discipline, said in his introduction that the Final Year Design Project forms the pinnacle of design activities in the four-year degree.

‘The design specifications are always technically advanced, and this teaches students good self-study and research habits,’ said Jarvis. ‘It also gives them confidence in their own abilities by confirming theory through experimentation and build a product that meets the specifications imposed.’

The showcase event is also a chance for the next generation of budding engineers to come and see the most cutting-edge technology being applied to real-world problems to inspire them to follow suit and pursue a similar, stimulating career path.

‘Open Day allows the professionals in the industry and general public to see how knowledgeable, skilful and talented this year’s batch of EECE students are, and allows students to display their many months of hard work,’ said Dr Tahmid Quazi.

The Open Day also enabled students to showcase new products and innovations designed to provide solutions to real world problems.
 

Manqoba Hadebe

UKZNDABA online

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