You are close to graduating! Half of the third year of the Bachelor’s Electrical Engineering consists of electives (minor), and the other half is dedicated to the last step you must take in order to call yourself Bachelor of Science: your thesis. The elective space gives you room to pursue your personal ambition. For example, you can study abroad for a semester.
Modules 9 and 10: Electives
Module 11: Electronic System Design
In this module you will apply the knowledge you acquired in previous modules as you engage in a major design project. Working on this assignment together with a large group of fellow students, you will break the problem down into sub-functions and sub-problems. Naturally, you will have to discuss the preconditions with each other, so that all of the different partial solutions can be merged into a single, total design at the end. In this module we will also consider the non-technical conditions related to your design, such as user-friendliness and social or ethical aspects.
Module 12: Graduation assignment
You carry out your final bachelor's assignment under the supervision of one of the chairs within the departments of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science: microsystems, semiconductor physics, robotics, telecom, Artificial Intelligence, integrated circuit design/architecture, nano-electronics or biomedical applications. You can gear your choice of topic towards preparing for a master’s specialisation or programme. You work together with researchers from the chosen field as you research and develop technical applications – for example, a new connection, a new sensor/sensor system, or a control system for a surgical robot.
You are to conclude your third year by writing a thesis, which you will have to defend before a research committee. If you pass this test, the Bachelor of Science degree will be yours. You can find more information regarding the graduation assignment.
Graduation subjects chosen by our students vary greatly. Here are some recent examples:
- Light detection at low temperatures in silicon photodiodes (IDS): applications such as aerospace have a strong desire for good functional electric circuits, which could work at cryogenic temperatures. The research focused on the influence of temperature on light detection in silicon photodiodes.
- Robot platform positioning in a theatre setting (RAM) Mobile robot positioning is normally used in different settings such as factories, homes or outside. Here a positioning system was proposed for a more unique kind of setting, a theatre.
- Electromagnetic Interference Analysis of Class D amplifiers (ICD) Class D amplifiers provide audio amplification with a very high efficiency as they use uses pulse width modulation instead of linear gain, this modulation is easier to amplify using two MOSFETs.
- Fixed layer Convolutional Neural Network (DMB): fully trained convolutional neural networks are being used nowadays in various applications. But, can we get an understanding on how they actually work?