The ECE labs incorporate a number of other areas that are critical to the professional development of the students and their success in their future endeavors. Included in this area are: professional service; community service; FE exam; communications skills; successful engineering skills; engineering economics; quality control; and other topics.
- EE 3331
All students in EE 3331 are required to pass the FCC "No Code" Technician Exam. Failure to pass the exam before the end of the semester will result in an F in the course. Reference information is available on the main ECE lab moodle web site. Books are available at a number of stores.
- EE 3332
All students in EE 3332 are required to pass the Basic Engineering Skills Exam. Failure to pass the exam before the end of the semester will result in an F in the course. The basic engineering skills exam includes all skills developed in the first 2 years of the engineering curriculum, such as, math, chemistry, physics, programming, circuits, digital systems, electronics and instrumentation. This information is equivalent to the corresponding areas in the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Reference information on the FE is available on the main ECE lab moodle web site. Books are available at a number of stores. Exam dates will be posted.
All other EE Labs
- Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)
All of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratories are used to assure students prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). All students in EE 3333, EE 4333 and EE 4334 are required to pass the real FE or the ECE department’s version of the FE. Failure to pass the exam before the end of the semester will result in an F in the course. Reference information is available on the main ECE lab moodle web site. Books are available at a number of stores. The College of Engineering usually offers study sessions in the Fall and Spring.
- Professional Service
Professional service includes activities such as: attendance at professional society meetings, technical presentations, departmental activities, etc. Professional service is an important ingredient in all professions. All professional service points must be completed at least one week prior to finals.
- Community Service
In line with the one of the University's Strategic Goals, the ECE department is incorporating a component of community service into the undergraduate lab programs. Community service includes activities such as: help with K-12 programs, K-12 visits, science fairs, WT-BEST competitions, etc.
- EE 3332/3334 − Service Learning
EE3332 and EE3334 have been designated as Service Learning courses by TTU. Each ECE 3332/4 Lab student will need to provide a weekly, verbal, in-class report on any outreach activities. Each ECE 3332/4 Lab student must submit a written, service-learning report on their outreach activities that includes: the contributions of the student, the contributions of the program, lessons learned by the schoolchildren, lessons learned by the ECE student, relevance of the activities to professional development and to future Engineering enrollment.