EE3L11 Bachelor Thesis Project

Topics: Final project for BSc students
The “Bachelor graduation project” is a complex educational activity offering the students the possibility to materialise the knowledge and practical skills accumulated during the complete Bachelor curriculum in a design project in the area of Electrical Engineering. The students are expected to go through the complete design process, from drawing up a set of requirements, through the concept analysis and design, concept selection, to the presentation of the final design, in a structured and iterative manner. For stimulating an entrepreneurial spirit, the graduation project also requires the students to write a business plan describing how the technology can be transformed into some commercial product. In view of the prime importance of the societal awareness for the future engineers, the students will be also involved in an “Ethics and technique” module that will discuss responsibility, ethical theories, ethical dilemmas in companies, taking decisions in an environment of uncertainty, ethics and law etc. The module’s expected effect is to train students to think about their role as future engineers and be able to raise their voice and participate in moral debates in their future occupation.

The project is to be carried out in groups of 6 students (groups consisting of less students may also be accepted in some special, well justified, cases). The group’s task is approached concurrently by 3 or 2 sub-groups that address specific aspects or components of the given assignment. Each sub-group is required to draw a thesis (one per sub-group) that must then be defended in front of a jury consisting of specialists in the area (see below). The complete group must also jointly prepare one Business Plan that must be presented and advocated during a competition termed “Grand Finale”.

The “Bachelor graduation project” is carried out, as a rule, in the fourth quarter of the third year (the ‘main entry point’). Access to this discipline is only granted upon fully completing the curriculum for the first two years. For those not reaching the entry requirements at the reference moment (see below), a second round will be scheduled during the second quarter of the next year (the ‘alternative entry point’). The entry requirement for this point is the complete Bachelor curriculum, except for EE3L11. The reference moments are: the end of the first semester for the ‘main entry point’; the beginning of the first semester for the ‘alternative entry point’.

This discipline consists of 3 modules: “Bachelor thesis”, “Business Plan” and “Ethics and technology”. The credits are granted as follows: 10 ECTS for the Bachelor thesis itself, 3 ECTS for the “Business Plan” module and 2 ECTS for the “Ethics and technology” module.

Teachers

dr. Ioan Lager

Computational electromagnetics, antenna engineering

K.L.M. Bertels

J.W. Sadowski

Last modified: 2017-11-14

Details

Credits: 15 EC
Period: 0/0/0/5 pr
Contact: Ioan Lager