As part of the fourth year, students are required to carry out a design project in electrical engineering and submit a technical report. The project is a substantial piece of work that will require creative activity, original thinking, and extensive teamwork to complete the usual four phases of projects: initiation, analysis, design and implementation. Approved projects account for four credit hours and extend over a full academic year. Throughout the phases of the project, students work in groups under the supervision of a faculty member. The project aims to provide students with a transitional experience from the academic world to the professional world. It is designed to serve as a platform in which teams of Electrical Engineering students engage in a meaningful design experience requiring the solution of significant and practical engineering design problems. The objectives of the final year project are:


• Allow students to demonstrate a wide range of the skills learned at the College of Engineering during their course of study by asking them to deliver a product that has passed through the design, analysis, testing and evaluation stages.
• Encourage multidisciplinary research through the integration of material learned in a number of courses.
• Allow students to develop problem solving, analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills.
• Encourage teamwork and interaction between students.
• Improve students' communication skills by asking them to produce both a professional report and a professional poster and to give an oral presentation on their work.
• The project is important for a number of reasons:
• It is the largest single piece of design work that a student does during his/her BE degree.
• It allows students to specialize in a topic that they enjoy.
• It is the work that prospective employers will most likely ask students about during interviews.
• It allows students to show a wide range of the skills learned since the first year.
• Students must demonstrate these skills by delivering a product that has passed through the design, analysis, testing and evaluation stages.