Labs and Facilities for Department of Computer and Communications Engineering

  • Circuits and Electronics LaboratoryIn the Circuits and Electronics Laboratory, second year students carry out experiments in circuits and electronics featuring diode and transistor circuits, amplifiers, op-amps, wave generators, and digital electronics. Projects in third year courses and during the final year are also built and tested in this lab. Equipment includes oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, function generators, power supplies, and frequency counters. Components are available to build circuits ranging from a simple diode rectifier to complete microprocessor-based systems. This laboratory is used by Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design course (0901 200), the Electric Circuits Laboratory (0901 211), the Electronics Laboratory (0901 321), as well as for the Final Year Projects.
  • Microprocessor and Digital Systems LaboratoryIn the Digital Systems Laboratory, students use digital integrated circuits, microprocessors, and FPGAs to build a variety of circuits and systems. The lab experiments enhance students’ knowledge of hardware description languages, computer architecture, assembly language, as well as I/O interfacing techniques. The lab is equipped with twelve computers as well as Xilinx and Altera FPGA boards and microprocessor programmers. This laboratory is used for the Digital Logic Design Laboratory (0901 335), the Microprocessor Systems Laboratory (0901 431), Introduction to Electrical Engineering Design course (0901 200), as well as for the Final Year Projects.
  • Communications LaboratoryIn the Communications Laboratory, students carry out experiments in analog and digital modulation techniques. The laboratory is equipped with reconfigurable arbitrary generators and data acquisition boards that allow the generation and demodulation of any type of signal. These boards are controlled by a dedicated processor and specialized software. Courses using this laboratory include Communication systems Laboratory (0901 451), Digital Communications Laboratory (0901 552) as well as the Final Year Projects.
  • Networking LaboratoryThe Networking Laboratory is equipped with state of the art hardware and software that can be used to build local-area and wide-area computer networks. The lab has six complete stations each equipped with four Dell Power Edge 650 servers, as well as four Cisco routers and four 3Com hubs. Students use this lab to develop their skills in networking, router and server configurations, and internet protocols. The lab is also used for conducting research in this field. The laboratory is used to instruct the computer networks Laboratory (0901 472), Wireless Networks course (0901 570), Higher Layer Network Protocols course (0901 571) as well as the Final Year Projects.
  • Signal and Image Processing LaboratoryIn this laboratory, students carry out experiments in digital signal, image, and speech processing. Equipment includes DSP kits, audio synthesizers, computers and multimedia accessories. The laboratory is equipped with state of the art equipment that allowed the offering of an elective course in image and Multimedia engineering. This laboratory will enable the department to offer specialized laboratory courses at the senior undergraduate level as well as the standard undergraduate offerings. Courses using this laboratory include Digital Signal Processing (0901 460), Digital Signal Processing laboratory (0901 462), Digital Image Processing (0901 566), as well as the Final Year Projects.
  • Computer LaboratoryComputer Laboratory is available to students for instruction and project execution. Several computers are available. Scanners, plotters, and laser printers are also available. Additionally, working space and computer stations are available to computer and communications engineering students in the various laboratory and departmental facilities, described above. Students can connect to the University data network using the networked computers available in laboratories, or use their personal laptops or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant) to connect to the campus-wide wireless network.
  • RF Systems and Wireless Communications LaboratoryThe RF lab is equipped with the several network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, and power meters. It is utilized by students to design, build, and test RF filters, power amplifiers, and antennas. The laboratory uses several design and verification software tools to simulate the design before actual implementation. The laboratory is used to teach the latest technologies in wireless communication,. Standard design networks using industry grade network planning tools and then use drive test equipment to validate and test cellular networks. This facility is also used for research in radio frequency circuits and systems, and in wireless communications. Several courses are instructed in this laboratory such as Radio-wave propagation and Antennas (0901 407), and Wireless Communications (0901 559).


 Labs and Facilities for Department of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure

The Civil Engineering department maintains specialized teaching laboratories for environmental, geotechnical, hydraulics, materials and structural engineering. Equipment and instrumentation are also available to conduct investigations and surveys in transportation and surveying engineering. Computer facilities are available for student instruction and training Course projects and the final year project make effective use of the facilities. The laboratories are serviced by specialized staff, with one full-time faculty member serving as the faculty supervisor to each facility.

  • Structural and Materials LaboratoryThe Structural and Materials Laboratory is equipped with an array of instruments and tools that provide for the carrying out of a series of experiments. Undergraduate students use the lab to experiment with various construction materials to satisfy the core courses. Besides the state-of-the-art testing, the department has equipment to perform the evaluation of the performance and stability of rock and asphalt mixes, concrete sample preparation, material properties, and testing the durability of construction materials.
  • Soil Mechanics LaboratoryThe Soil Mechanics Laboratory houses various equipment that are necessary for performing the basic geotechnical tests and more advanced tests. Laboratory work is required from the students, as part of Soil Mechanics and Laboratory course , which introduces them to basic geotechnical principles and standard tests such as soil classification (sieve and hydrometer) and other soil properties (Atterberg limits, soil compaction, permeability, and consolidation). Sufficient equipment and space are available for performing tests simultaneously by several groups of students during one instructional lab session.
  • Surveying LaboratoryThe Transportation and Surveying equipment are typically used on site. The various facilities include instruments used in the Surveying course as the laboratory, in which laboratory work and field measurements comprise the majority of the course work. Sufficient surveying instruments are available; these include traditional transits, theodolites, total stations, and levels.
  • Environmental Engineering laboratoryThe environmental laboratories facilities are equipped to allow students to conduct experiments that can investigate chemical, physical, and biological contaminants associated with water, air, and solid wastes. The laboratories are furnished with benches and storage facilities, and supplied with glassware and various chemicals, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and analytical instruments.
  • Hydraulics LaboratoryThe Hydraulics Laboratory houses the basic equipment used in standard experiments, such as channels, flumes, hydrology system, which are normally present in hydraulic laboratories. Besides laboratory demonstrations, students are divided into groups to perform preset standard hydraulic experiments.  

 Labs and Facilities for Department Mechanical engineering / Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems

  • Engineering Workshops:It covers Carpentry, Welding, electrical installations, model making through milling and lathe.
  • Engineering Drawing:This course of study aims to teach students the necessary techniques of preparing engineering drawings, reading and interpreting a drawing, and solving three dimensional engineering problems that require the application of graphical analysis using computer aided design and modeling in 2 and 3 dimensions.
  • Strength of Materials Lab.:This laboratory serves mainly the measuring and/or determination of some material properties (strain and stress, yield stress, ultimate stress, fracture stress). Nondestructive testing of materials (NDT), micro and macro examination of materials and phase diagrams for steel. It is equipped with machines for conducting tests, such as: Tension, impact fatigue, bending, creep, hardness, and photo elasticity tests.
  • Engineering Measurements Lab.:Experimental methods on the following systems: pressure measurement, flow measurement, temperature measurement, strain gauges, strain rosettes.
  • Thermodynamics Lab.:Experimental methods in the following : Mechanical equivalent of heat; The adiabatic exponent; Marcet boiler; Bomb calorimeter; Flow through nozzle; Refrigeration system; Air conditioning system; Heat pump and air cooler; single stage air compressor; cooling tower; Thermic unit (steam turbine power plant).
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab.:Experimental methods in the following systems: center of pressure; impulse momentum principle; pumps, friction losses in pipes, stream lines and flow fields, buoyancy and boundary layer theory, Radial flow fan, Water turbine, Flow measurement.
  • Control Lab.:The lab consists of experiments that are related to: First and second order system analysis control experiments. Servo systems. Stability of dynamical systems. System identification. Design and tuning of a PID controller in closed loop systems. Simulation of systems using Simulink or Matlab.
  • Heat Transfer Lab.:Experimental work in heat transfer covering: Measurement of thermal conductivity, Natural and forced convection, Radiation, Boiling and condensation. Heat exchangers.
  • Design Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control Systems Lab.:The lab consists of experiments that are related to: fluid power systems design control and operation. Fundamentals of fluid flow, modeling and n port concepts, fluid power modulation, static and dynamic modeling of pumps, motor, control valves, transmission lines and fluid drives. It also deals with design control and operation of mechanical and electrical hydraulic servodrives with feedback. Emphasis is placed on linear hydraulic systems behavior.