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1 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 1 The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 2 Topics for Today’s Presentation What is Engineering? Do I want to be an Engineer? How can I become an Engineer? Different Engineering disciplines Focus on Electrical and Computer Engineering

3 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 3 What is Engineering? It is an ‘applied science’. The purpose is to improve our quality of life by developing and implementing innovative solutions to real world problems. Engineering requires imagination, creativity and expertise to solve problems.

4 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 4 Do I want to be an Engineer? Do you enjoy solving problems and helping others? Do you enjoy math and science? Do you have ideas you’d like to explore or things you’d like to make? Do you like working in teams? If the answer is yes to these questions, then maybe engineering is for you!

5 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 5 How can I become an Engineer? Take the right courses in high school. –Grade 12 physics, math, chemistry, and english –Advanced placement courses if possible –Technical electives such as drafting, electronics, or computer applications Minimum acceptance averages in the low 80’s in recent years.

6 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 6 How can I become an Engineer? Take a Bachelor’s degree in an accredited engineering program. After graduation, become an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) by registering with the Association of Professional Engineers where you are working.

7 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 7 How can I become an Engineer? After 4 years as an EIT, apply to become a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) You can now call yourself an engineer!

8 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 8 Responsibilities of an Engineer An obligation to perform work to the best of our ability. Responsibility to safeguard human life and the environment. Act in good faith and with fairness to everyone that you work with or for. Uphold values of truth, honest, and trustworthiness.

9 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 9 The Iron Ring Ceremony Ceremony at the end of 4th year. Ring worn on the small finger of your writing hand. Ring serves as a constant reminder of your obligation to maintain a high standard of professional conduct. Original rings made from parts of a bridge in Quebec that collapsed during construction due to design errors, killing 75.

10 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 10 Engineering programs at UBC Chemical and Biological Civil Computer Electrical Engineering Physics Environmental Geological Integrated Materials Mechanical Mining (Common first year for all disciplines)

11 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 11 What is Electrical and Computer Engineering? Electrical Engineering –the design and development of new and useful technologies or techniques based on electrical or optical phenomena. Computer Engineering –the physical design of computers, computer systems, and the development of stable, reliable software.

12 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 12 Some of the things we might do (in research or in industry) include: Communication systems –Routers, switches, networks, encryption software, etc. Power systems –Transmission lines, transformers, monitoring equip., power supplies, energy conservation, clean energy, etc. Computers and computer software –Microprocessors, control or automation software, productivity tools, games, entertainment applications, etc. What is Electrical and Computer Engineering?

13 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 13 What is Electrical and Computer Engineering? Some of the things we might do (in research or in industry) include: Photonic systems –Optical sensors, electro-optic devices, telecom systems, etc. Robotic systems –Mechanics, control, actuators and sensor systems, machine- human interaction, etc. Imaging systems –Hardware and software for image acquisition, analysis, enhancement, and storage, etc.

14 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 14 What is Electrical and Computer Engineering? Computer Engineering vs. Computer Science? CE has a hardware component as well as broader scope as compared to CS. CE is more project, systems design, and outcome oriented. There is a closer link to real-world problems and closer connection to physical systems.

15 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 15 Some research areas in ECE Power Systems Communications Microelectronics Photonics Robotics Signal & Image Processing Control Computer Engg. Software Engg. Biomedical Multimedia Microwave & RF Electromagnetics VLSI & SOC Human-Comp Interface

16 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 16 Research in ECE at UBC Power Engineering

17 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 17 Research in ECE at UBC Robotics and Control Engineering

18 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 18 Research in ECE at UBC Optoelectronics, RF test & measure, novel materials, sensors, and devices.

19 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 19 Research in ECE at UBC Microfabrication facilities

20 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 20 Research in ECE at UBC System on a Chip (SoC)

21 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 21 ECE Program Options Second year –Traditional lecture-based learning –Project Integration Program (PIP) Third year –Electrical Engineering option –Computer Engineering option (can also choose software option within CE) Fourth year –Increasing diversity in elective options –More projects allow you to apply your knowledge

22 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 22 ECE Program Options General program flow shown below EE / CE choice made when entering 2 nd year Two additional options are available (they generally require extra time to complete): Honours Mathematics Option (noted on diploma) Minor In Commerce (noted on transcript)

23 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 23 Project Integration Program (PIP) PIP replaces all 2 nd year ECE courses. Emphasis on project- and problem-based learning 4 group projects are completed during the year (new projects are created each year). Modified lecture/tutorial format designed to deliver information in a timely way to aid in the completion of each project. Dedicated meeting and lab facilities for PIP students Currently a maximum of 72 students working in teams of 6 with 5 instructors teaching/supervising.

24 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 24 Co-operative Education Program Regular program –Complete your degree in 4 years –Your choice of what you do in the summer –Some summer course offerings allow the chance to reduce course load over subsequent terms

25 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 25 Co-operative Education Program Co-op program –Complete your degree in 5 years –Obtain valuable work experience & references –Get paid (avg. salary in recent past ~ $2500/mo.) –Get practice job hunting, interviewing

26 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 26 Undergraduate Facilities Our department is part of the Provincial “Double the Opportunity” (DTO) Initiative. Our current 2 nd year intake has now doubled and stands at approximately 260 students. Number of Professors, Instructors, and graduate students are also increasing. We have approx. 40 faculty members. In the last 2 years we have hired several new Professors and 4 Instructors. Additional hires are planned. We are expanding and upgrading our facilities to accommodate new students and new programs.

27 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 27 Undergraduate Facilities The new ECE building, scheduled for completion in late 2004, will free up space in our existing building for additional undergraduate facilities as the program expands.

28 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 28 Undergraduate Facilities The existing ECE building has been undergoing classroom renovations. Many presentation formats are supported, and the UBC Wireless LAN project allows internet access in class.

29 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 29 Undergraduate Facilities Undergraduate electronics laboratories.

30 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 30 Undergraduate Facilities Undergraduate computing facilities.

31 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 31 Undergraduate Facilities Undergraduate DSP lab facilities.

32 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 32 Undergraduate Facilities Student machine shop available for use when working on projects.

33 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 33 Student Activities Students work hard but there are many opportunities for social activity: –Club EZZIE (ECE students club) –IEEE Student Branch –Engineering Undergraduate Society –Clubs to suit just about any interest can be found around the university

34 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A UBChttp://www.ece.ubc.ca 34 Contact Information UBC Admissions: ECE Contacts: (604) – main office ECE High School Liaison: Carol Jaeger (604)


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