Students develop "hands-on" laboratory experiments

The special feature of studying at a university of applied sciences is the practical element. This is why exercises and laboratory experiments are integrated into many courses. Laboratory experiments in particular are a proven method for students to gain practical experience in electrical engineering. In the Department of Electrical Engineering, it is even possible for students to participate in the conception and development of these courses.

It is very motivating when you can work on laboratory experiments for your fellow students in coursework and bachelor's theses and receive immediate feedback. For the Communication Technology and Wireless System course, for example, a student developed laboratory experiments on high-frequency measurement technology. Modern wireless technology is impossible without high frequencies. Everyone is familiar with WLAN, mobile radio, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS, but the exact function of radio transmitters, receivers and antennas is usually unclear. Students can familiarise themselves with high-frequency technology with simple laboratory experiments.

Very expensive measuring equipment, such as a vector network analyser, is replaced by many inexpensive but sufficiently accurate measuring devices with the corresponding measuring circuits so that each student can work with them and gain experience. This helps students understand radio technology.

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