Undergraduate Laboratories: Additional Lab Requirements
All ECE lab students must complete the online safety certifications found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ehs/Web/TrainModDesc.aspx
- Chemical Hygiene Plan: - 1 time only
- Hazard Communication: - 1 time only
- Safety Awareness: - 1 time only
- Laboratory Safety: - Every year
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.
All students in ECE 3331 are required either to get CPR certification OR 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 Blackboard web site. Books are available at a number of stores.
All students in ECE 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 Blackboard web site. Books are available at a number of stores. Exam dates will be posted.
All other ECE 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 ECE 3333, ECE 4333 and ECE 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 Blackboard web site. Books are available at a number of stores. The College of Engineering usually offers study sessions in the Fall and Spring.
Professional or Community Service
Professional service includes activities such as: attendance at professional society meetings, technical presentations, departmental activities, graduate seminars, etc. Professional service is an important ingredient in all professions. All professional service points must be completed at least one week prior to finals. 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, GEAR and WT-BEST competitions, etc. Service can include safety certifications and CPR certifications.