The EEE department has the following computational resources for academic and research purposes.
Highlights of Computing Facilities and Support
- The EEE department's computer lab is well-equipped with the most up-to-date desktops, LAN, and Internet access.
- The EEE department's computer lab offers 30 computers for conducting simulation studies in a range of subjects, including control systems, power electronics, signals and systems, and power systems, utilising software such as MATLAB 2021a, AutoCAD 2022, ETAP, PSCAD, Arduino and more open-source software.
- Microsoft Campus Agreement for operating Systems and Applications under Microsoft Campus Agreement
- Math Works Campus Wide License Agreement Standard Campus + Student Licenses + MAOTS (ML Online Training Suite)
- Moodle learning management software engage students and faculty members in active 24 x 7 learning outside of the classroom.
For academic and research purposes, the EEE department has the following software resources.
Use MATLAB® and Simulink® to generate code and operate it on hardware. Learn how to utilise MATLAB and Simulink to design, code, and evaluate your next embedded system from prototype to production using MATLAB and Simulink.
For drafting and designing, the AutoCAD programme is employed. It allows manufacturing sector users to conceptualise ideas, product designs, and drawings to the necessary level of technical accuracy, as well as perform rapid design calculations and simulations.
The Arduino board began to evolve in response to new needs and problems, moving away from simple 8-bit boards and toward solutions for IoT, wearables, 3D printing, and embedded settings. All Arduino boards are open-source, allowing users to create them on their own and customise them to meet their own needs.
PSCAD is a comprehensive design, simulation, and modelling tool for power systems. A broad library of system models, spanning from simple passive parts and control functions to electric machines and other complex systems, is available.
ETAP is a software that can be used to simulate, develop, monitor, control, train operators, optimise, and automate power systems. The most comprehensive set of operating solutions is provided by ETAP's complete digital twin platform.
For academic and research purposes, the EEE department has the following hardware.
Solar wind hybrid systems use a combination of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, to generate electricity. Solar panels and small wind turbine generators are used to generate electricity in this setup. Solar energy is only available throughout the day, whereas wind energy is available at all times of the day, depending on the weather. Because wind and sun energy complement each other, the system can create electricity virtually all year round.
In an on-grid solar system, where solar panels are mounted and connected in series to convert solar energy into electrical energy, a grid-tie solar inverter is frequently utilised. The system's electricity is sent into the grid and used to power a variety of devices.
Wind power generating entails converting wind energy into rotational energy of the blades and then transferring that rotating energy into electrical energy by a generator. Wind turbines can operate independently, be connected to a utility power grid, or even be integrated with a photovoltaic (solar cell) system.