Announcement: Open Day 2014

27 Mar 2014 - 14:15

On Saturday, 12 April 2014, the Department of Electrical Engineering, with the rest of the Faculty of the Engineering and Built Environment, will be hosting their annual Open Day 2014 for high schools.

(Photo above: Electrical engineering power generation, storage (a fuel cell in the foreground to capture power from renewable energy sources), utilization and power conversion (as per the various motors) and transfer exhibits.)

Prof Braae holding forth with a practical introduction to control theory. Prof Braae holding forth with a practical introduction to control theory.

This is generally most frequented by school pupils in grades 11 or 12, and individual students (who are not part of a school tour) are welcome to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Open Day is the ideal opportunity for potential applicants to get a better idea of what type of work graduates from the degree programmes are prepared for and with what they are likely to be involved.

Visitors can use this occasion to ask specific questions about the degrees available and the types of courses offered, and also more general questions, such as what it is like to be a student at UCT.

The Radar Remote Sensing Group (RRSG) as well as the other research groups in the engineering department will be providing some interesting exhibits, in the form of running videos, live equipment demos, prototyped systems, interesting simulations, as well as colourful posters about ongoing projects.

Exhibits related to the UCT space technology course which involved launching a small rocket with a payload that was designed and built by students doing the course. And an software defined radio and radio astronomy applications related to reconfigurable computers for SKA-related work that is on-going.

Exhibits related to the UCT space technology course, which involved launching a small rocket with a payload that was designed and built by students doing the course. And a software defined radio and radio astronomy applications related to reconfigurable computers for SKA-related work that is on-going.

Postgraduate students and some of the academic staff who teach the courses and run research projects will be available to respond to questions and advice concerning the various degree programme offered by the department.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm, and will be held in the Menzies Building on Level 3: Signs as well as student volunteers will point the way to the various exhibits.

Follow the signs to the ECE section (Electrical and Computer Engineering Programme) to find the RRSG group, as well as exhibits and people who can answer questions related to the Masters in Radar and Electronic Defence Programme.

It promises to be an exciting day!

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