Our students do hands-on design and research in several laboratories.
- You can build, design, develop, and test circuits and micro-processors in the electrical engineering laboratory.
- You can work with engineering graphics, computer aided graphics (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and 3-D solid modeling in the engineering computational laboratories.
- You’ll gather and record wind and solar radiation data, test solar collector efficiencies (photovoltaic, air-heating, water-heating), and observe wind turbine performance in the solar energy laboratory.
- Your senior design project may come to life in the design and prototyping laboratory. Equipped with fabrication and machine tools capable of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numeric control (CNC) machining, you can work from computer model to physical prototype, a design-to-manufacturing process that is becoming more and more seamless in today’s world.
- You can test an air-foil in a wind tunnel or measure the impact of a high-speed fluid jet on a vane in the fluid mechanics and thermodynamics laboratory.
- You’ll find answers to questions such as “When will it break?” and “How far will it bend?” in the mechanics and materials laboratory.
- You’ll be able to do research and larger projects (e.g. combustion research, soil testing, concrete research, and design projects) in the high-bay engineering research and development laboratory.