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Communication Lab
 
Location: S2-B4c-17
 
Tel: 6790-5456
 
 
The facilities in Communication Lab are mainly used for Design and Innovation Projects (DIP), third year laboratory experiments, final year design hands-on in Networking and Communication, final year projects and MSc course. All third year students will learn more about AM/FM and microwave through three experiments conducted in this laboratory. The laboratory also provides an opportunity for final year students in the Communication option to learn more about microwave and optical theories through design simulations. There is another section used for networking laboratory sessions. State-of-the-art computing and networking equipment are available for students to have hands-on experience on LAN and IPv6 implementation.
 
The experiments and design sessions conducted in Communication Lab are:
 
1.  E3001L  L3001A – Wave Propagation
2.  E3001L  L3001B – Microwave Circuit
3.  E3012L/IM3002  L3012 – Amplitude/Frequency Modulation
4.  E3017L/IM2003  L3017 – Internetworking of Switched LANs
5.  EE4109  Microwave Circuit and System Design using ADS and MatLab
6.  EE4110  Optical Communication System Design using Optisystem
7.  EE4718  Enterprise Network Design
8.  EE4151  RF & Microwave Engineering
9.  EE6128  RF Circuits for Wireless Communications using ADS (MSc course)
 
 
 

 
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Computer Engineering I
 
Location: S2-B4c-15
 
Tel: 6790-5446
 
 
Computer Engineering I is one of the main teaching laboratories that supports teaching activities in InfoCommunication Engineering. Teaching activities hosted in this laboratory include Design and Innovation Projects (DIP), second year project, third year experiments, final year design classes and final year projects. Besides providing more than 80 PCs for the various teaching activities, the laboratory also houses NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite, ARM Evaluation Board (STM32EXL+ULINK-ME), Analog Devices EZ-KIT Lite for the ADSP-BF533 Blackfin processors (ADZS-BF533-EZLITE / ADSP-BF533 EZ-KIT Lite), NI myRIO, and some standard equipment for undergraduate experiments and projects.
 
The experiments, project and design sessions conducted in Computer Engineering I are:

1.  E3002L/IM2002 L3002A – Programming the ARM Microcontroller using C
2.  E3002L/IM2002 L3002B – Five-judge Diving Scoreboard
3.  EE2073 Introduction to EEE Design and Project using NI ELVIS and LabView
4.  EE4413 DSP System Design using Blackfin BF-533 EZ-KIT Lite with VisualDSP++ and Matlab
5.  EE4455 Embedded Systems using NI myDAQ and LabView
 
 
 

 
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Computer Engineering II
 
Location: S2-B3b-08
 
Tel: 6790-5469
 
 
Computer Engineering II is one of the main teaching laboratories that supports mainly software-related teaching and development modules in InfoCommunication Engineering and First Year Common Engineering. These include first year Computing, Design and Innovation Projects (DIP), second year laboratory experiments, final year design classes as well as final year projects. The MOE Computer Enrichment Courses for PRC scholars are also conducted in this laboratory during the vacation period. Major equipment in the laboratory includes a number of Windows-based servers. It has more than 150 PCs for the various teaching activities.
 
The tutorials, experiments and design sessions conducted in Computer Engineering II are:
 1.  FE1008/CY1402 – Computing Tutorial and Hands-on.
 2.  E2010L/IM2004 L2010A – LTI Systems, Convolution and Impulse Response.
 3.  E2010L/IM2004 L2010B – Fourier Representation of Signals and Filtering.
 4.  E3014L/IM3001L L3014 – Digital Signal Processing and Applications.
 5.  EE4105/IM4105 - Cellular Communication System Design.
 6.  EE4476 - Image Processing.
 7.  EE4478/IM4478 - Digital Video Processing.
 8.  EE4717/IM4717 - Web Application Design.
 9.  EE4718/IM4718 - Enterprise Network Design.
10.  EE4904 – Biomedical Instrumentation.
11.  ECS0204 - Basic Media Writing (IEM course).
 
 

 
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Control Systems Laboratory
 
Location: S2.1-B4-02
 
Tel: 6790-4550
 
 
This laboratory supports a third-year experiment on the solar tracker setup for teaching feedback control system using PID control and two final year designs. In addition, it supports Design and Innovation Projects (DIP) and final year projects (FYP).
 
 

Major equipment include:
 
• Solar tracker
• Computers with Matlab/Simulink

Teaching Activities:
• Third-year laboratory experiment -  E3011L - L3011 Feedback Control of Solar Tracking Systems
• Final-year laboratory experiment - E4273L Digital Control Systems
• Final Year design - EE4901 Biomedical Control System Design
• Final Year design - EE4902 Design of Medical Information Processing Systems
 
 

 
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Electronics I
 
Location: S1-B3c-28
 
Tel: 6790-5476
 
 
The Laboratory is mainly used for teaching second and third year undergraduate electronic experiments. It also supports final year projects and second year undergraduate design & innovation projects (DIP)
 
The Laboratory supports experiment for second year laboratory and third-year laboratory:
  
1) E2002L Analog Electronics - L2002B Operational Amplifier – Parameters and Applications:

This experiment is divided into two sections:
• In the first section, we shall examine several basic limitations of an integrated circuit op amp for a
  linear application;
• In the latter section, we shall examine the effects of the non-idealities of the op amp for non-linear
  applications -comparator and square-wave oscillator.
 
2) E3019L Integrated Electronics - ADC and DAC

The objectives of this experiment are:
• To study the transfer characteristics of the DAC and ADC;
• To measure the resolution of DAC and ADC and derive its functional dependence on the reference
• voltage and data word size;
• To study the role of reconstruction filter;
• To study aliasing effect, the application of Nyquist Sampling Theorem and the function of anti-aliasing
  filters.
 
 
 
 

 
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Electronics II
 
Location: S1-B3c-27
 
Tel: 6790-6897
 
 
The laboratory is primarily used to conduct experiments for second year undergraduate student. It also supports second year undergraduate design & innovation projects (DIP). Apart from basic electronic laboratory equipment like d.c. power supplies, oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters etc, the laboratory is also equipped with a number of source measurement unit, digital guassmeter, luxmeter and oriel spectrometer.
 
The Laboratory supports two experiments for second laboratory:
 
1) EE2003L Semiconductors Fundamentals – L2003A Semiconductor Parameter Measurements:
    
The objectives of this experiment are:
• To determine the resistivity, impurity concentration and carrier mobility of silicon samples using the four-
  point probe technique;
• To determine the dopant/carrier type, Hall coefficient, carrier concentration, conductivity and carrier
  mobility of germanium samples using Hall effect measurement.
 
2) EE2003L Semiconductors Fundamentals – L2003B PN Junction Devices:
 
The main objective of this experiment:
• To understand the basic concepts of the p-n junction: I-V (current voltage) characteristics, diode
  parameter extraction and temperature dependence;
• To study the light emission properties of light emitting diodes (LEDs).
 

 

 
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The laboratory also supports the following experiments at Device Fabrication Simulation (S2-B5a-01):
  
1) L1002 - Diffraction Grating Measurement of the Wavelength of Light:
  
The objectives of this experiment are:

• To understand the difference between a continuous spectrum and a discrete spectrum of a light source;​
• To understand that light produced by a discharge in a gas of a particular chemical element has a spectrum
  that is characteristic of the element;
• To determine the average spacing between lines of a diffraction grating from the given characteristic
  wavelengths of a mercury lamp;
• To determine the characteristic wavelengths of a helium lamp and an incandescent light bulb.
 
2) L3018 – Optical Polarization and Birefringence:
  
The main objective of this experiment is to demonstrate how various types of polarized light are produced and study the characteristics of polarized light. To achieve this objective, the experiment consists of the following parts:​.​
  
• To study how light is polarized by selected absorption and to demonstrate how light intensity varies with the
  angle between two polarizers;
• To study how light can polarized by birefringence material and to demonstrate the application of quarter-wave
  plate;
• To demonstrate how polarized light can be used to display the stress distribution in an optical-transparent
  object.
 

 
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Energy and Machines Laboratory
 
Location: S2-B5c-07
 
Tel: 6790-5450
 
 
 
This laboratory is mainly used for undergraduate teaching and project work in the areas of electrical machines, clean energy and Altera software experiment. Currently, three second-year and three third-year experiments are conducted in this laboratory in each academic year. It also supports Design and Innovation Projects (DIP), full-time and part-time final year projects (FYP).
 
Major equipment and facilities include:
 
• Synchronous machines
• Induction machines
• Torque meters and speed indicators
• Power quality analyzers
• 3 phase 220v supply
• DC 220 supply
• Single phase variacs
• Single phase to 3 phase invertors
• Computers with license MAX+plus II software (for Capture, Simulate and Analyze logic circuits)
 
Teaching Activities:
 
• Second-year laboratory experiments:
  E2001L - L2001A Circuit Theorems and Time Response of Passive Networks
  E2001L - L2001B Two-Port Network Parameters and Transient Response of a General Second Order Circuit
  E2004L Digital Electronics – L2004C Logic Circuit Simulation


• Third-year laboratory experiments:
  E3010L - L3010A Testing and Operation of A Transformer
  E3010L - L3010B Operation and Speed Control of Induction Motors
  E3015L - L3015 Operation of a Power Generation and Protection System
 
 
 

 
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Power and Clean Energy Design Laboratory
 
Location; S2-B5c-02
 
Tel: 6790-4536
 
 
The laboratory is focused on the teaching of two first year experiments, one second year project and two final year design modules.
 
The laboratory provides software license support for PSIM, ERACS, PowerWorld and VisSim software.
 
Major equipment and software include:
 
• National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS II)
• Labview software
• Omicron CMC 356 Test Set and Test Universe Software
 
Teaching Activities:
 
• First year laboratory experiments – FE1073 An Introduction to Engineering and Practices
  E1 Electric field
  E2 Magnetic Field
• Second year project:
  EE2073 Introduction to EEE design and project
 
• Final year designs:
  EE4503 Power Engineering Design
  EE4504 Design of Clean Energy Systems
 
 

 
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Project Laboratory
 
Location: S2-B4a-01/02
 
Tel: 6790-5464
 
 
The Laboratory supports for first year, second year and Final year Design laboratory:
 
1) EE1071 - Basic Electronics:
 
This course is designed to help students familiarise themselves with the EEE laboratory equipment by way of briefing before the start of each module, followed by hands-on practice in building simple electrical circuits and taking the measurements. In addition, the students will also be trained in the proper techniques of soldering. Overall, this course is expected to provide enough experience in using common laboratory equipment, so that the students will be equipped with some new skills and able to focus on other new experiments when they advanced to laboratories running at higher levels.
 
2) E2002L Analog Electronics – L2002A Diode Rectifier Circuits:

The objectives of this experiment are to observe:
• The rectifier diode i-v characteristics;
• Voltage transfer characteristic and waveform displays of half-wave and full wave rectifier circuits with resistive &
  load;
• The use of capacitors as filters to provide smoother d.c. voltage waveforms;
• The effects of load and capacitance on the rectified voltage waveforms;
• The use of the diode in clipper circuits.
 
3) E2002L Analog Electronics - L2002C B.J.T. Differential Amplifier:
 
The objectives of this experiment are:
• To measure the dc biasing conditions of the BJT amplifier;
• To evaluate the small signal gain of the amplifier;
• To analyze the effect of inclusion of an additional emitter resistor.
 
4) E2004L Digital Electronics – L2004A Combinational Logic Circuits:

The objectives of this experiment are to study:
• To appreciate logic gates through measurements of voltage levels at gate inputs and output, and to
  haracterize other parameters relating to the logic gates.
• To build arithmetic logic circuits, i.e. a 1-bit half-adder and full-adder logic circuits; and a 1-bit full-
  subtractor logic circuit;
• To use K-map simplification method in designing minimum combinational logic circuits that drives
  the seven-segment display.​
 
5) E2004L Digital Electronics – L2004B Counter And Shift Register:
 
The objectives of this experiment are to build and analyse:
• Simple register circuit such as the parallel in - serial out shift register;
• Counter circuit such as the ring counter (asynchronous counter).
 
6) EE4207 Control Engineering Design:
 
The design course provides students the opportunity for practical implementation of the control techniques taught in the design course using a microcontroller. The control of a dc-dc converter is considered due to the emphasis on clean energy and energy conversion.
 
 

 
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Software Engineering Laboratory
 
Location: S2.2-B4-04
 
Tel: 6790-6544/6545
 
 
The laboratory is well equipped with state-of-the-art computing and networking equipment for students to gain hands-on experience through laboratory sessions. The laboratory supports undergraduate teaching for B.Eng. (EEE) and B.Eng. (IEM), GDip-InfoComm, final year projects and design and innovation projects.

Facilities:

-  Apple Intel Workstations with DigiDesign Mbox2 interfaces and Pre-Sonus HP4 sets
-  TVLogic Multi-Format Monitors
-  Windows-based PCs for teaching and projects
-  Software includes Pro Tools, Autodesk Maya, AutoDesk
-  Design Suite, Adobe Web Premium for Windows, Adobe Production Premium for Mac and Unity 2D & 3D game
   programming software
-  Audio/video system includes BluRay disc player, HD projector capable up to 1920x1080 resolutions, AV
   receiver and a 7.1 sound system
-  Audio/video editing facilities include fibre cabling system, SANs server, Apple Mac Pro Workstations with
   editing software
-  Audio/video recording equipment includes camcorders, voice recorders and professional standard
   microphones
 
The tutorials, experiments and project sessions conducted in Software Engineering Lab are:
1.    E2008L/IM1001L  L2008A – Abstract Data Types and their Implementations
2.    E2008L/IM1001L  L2008B – Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving
3.    E3014L/IM3001L  L3014 – Digital Signal Processing and Applications
4.    EE5706  Web Technology (GDip InfoComm course)
5.    EE5703  Object-oriented Programming (GDip InfoComm course)
6.    IM1003  Object-Orientated Programming (IEM course)
7.    IM2073  IM201 – Game Programme (IEM course)
8.    IM2073  IM202 – Web Programme (IEM course)
9.    IM2073  IM203 – Mobile Programme (IEM course)
10.  CS0204  Basic Media Writing (IEM course)
11.  CS2024  Web Design and Technology (IEM course)
12.  CS2070 Single Camera Production (IEM course)
13.  CS3021  Audio Radio Production (IEM course)
14.  DA3000  Thinking and Communicating Visual III (IEM course)
15.  DV2008  Interface Design (IEM course)
 
 

 
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