Innovative Projects Showcased at Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering Open DayGeneral

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering students with Dean and Head of School, Professor Cristina Trois, and Academic Leader Professor Thomas Afullo.Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering students with Dean and Head of School, Professor Cristina Trois, and Academic Leader Professor Thomas Afullo.

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering students ended 2016 with a bang when they showcased futuristic projects at their annual Open Day on the Howard College campus.

The Discipline’s Academic Leader, Professor Thomas Afullo, said he was impressed by the amount of work participating students put into their projects. ‘In as much as students learn from the past they should also be creative and design new products and services at a high level of performance.’

The final-year Design Project forms the pinnacle of the design activities in the four-year degree programmes. Students have just five intense weeks to come up with innovative designs and work on the projects they then display. The design projects undertaken by the students are a test of their individual abilities to survive as design engineers.

Mr Matthew de Neef won the Most Innovative Design Project in Computer Engineering; Mr Ahmad Khalid received the award for the Best Computer Engineering Final Year Design Project as well as the Final Year Student in Computer Engineering Award, while The Most Innovative Design Implementation by a Final Year Student in Electronic Engineering award went to Mr Muhammed Dawood.

Mr Bernard Bussy won awards for the Best Final Year Electronic Engineering Design Project and the Best Final Year Student in Electronic Engineering.

Mr Nathan Sparks won the award for the Best Final Year Student in Power; Mr Mbusiseni Kubeka won the award for the Best Control System, and Mr Disebo Sesing took the first prize and Mr Nathan Sparks second prize for the Best Final Year Electrical Engineering Design Project.

The Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering thanked all the students, staff and members of the public for taking part in the event and for their enthusiastic support.

Basetsana Mogashoa