-- NathanielLibatique - 26 May 2009

Welcome! To our final year undergraduate engineering and science students (ACS, ECE, COE and students from other disciplines), welcome to this integrative year of your Bachelor of Science program. Your faculty are looking forward to working with you this year on many important research areas and fields that are at the frontiers of society's problems and at the leading edge of the engineering discipline.

Five Areas. Our department research teams and thesis/research seminar topics are organized around: Biomedical Science and Engineering, Complex Systems, Energy, Environment and Industrial Support. These five organizing principles cluster together science and engineering faculty and both graduate and undergraduate students around exciting multidisciplinary research on topics that have high impact on society and industry in general.

Skill Sets. The final year undergraduate thesis is not only an integrative experience and will not only require you to utilize components from your engineering toolset, but will also push you to learn new things and work in multi-disciplinary areas and applications. The range of technologies used to design your solutions and to enable you to acquire meaningful tests and measurements include microcontrollers and embedded hardware design, field programmable gate arrays and IP cores, wireless telemetry and communications, mobile device programming, .NET platform development, Web 2.0 technologies, signal and image processing, secure communications and cryptography, virtual instrument and system design, high performance cluster and grid computing, and IC design.

Long term impact. For undergraduates in the process of choosing a research group and topic, note that the opportunitites that you will create through the conduct of your thesis work cannot be underestimated. Upon graduation, this thesis experience can have a powerful impact, if you decide right at the outset, on your immediate post-undergrad career. Whether your goal is (1) graduate school, or (2) a technical start up company of your own, or (3) immediate employment in a technology company, it will behoove you to decide that in this thesis year you will pour your energies on (1) research that is grounded on deep science and sound engineering principles of efficiency, economy and elegance, (2) that answers a strong societal and industrial need and (3) requires the acquisition and practice of leading edge engineering skills and technologies, all informed by, indeed inspired by the highest standards of ethical and moral principles.

Again, welcome to the world of research and development. Let's get it on and have fun!

List of undergraduate thesis mentors and advisers you can approach (Note that your primary faculty adviser will be part of the five research clusters above, and will also likely co-advise in multi-disciplinary teams). Please also contact our department secretary for a list/table of thesis titles-former students-faculty mentors.

  • tris_calasanz.doc: engr. tris calasanz will not be advising this year as he is on leave for First Semester 2009

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
docdoc Rafael_Saldana.doc manage 32.5 K 27 May 2009 - 22:58 RafaelSaldana Sign-Up Sheet for Thesis Students of Dr. Rafael Saldana
docdoc Research_Projects_-_GLT.doc manage 22.5 K 27 May 2009 - 16:33 GregTangonan greg tangonan projects file
Topic revision: r10 - 02 Jun 2009 - 06:00:55 - NathanielLibatique
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding ECCE? Send feedback