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“As such, we place emphasis on experiential learning that puts theory into practice as an absolutely critical component. Undergraduate research projects can provide outstanding opportunities for students to further synthesise a coherent conceptual framework that enables solving real-world problems.”

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“Real-world projects are rarely well-defined,”

says Dr. Damon Miller, an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

As a student of Electrical Engineering at WMU, you’ll be taught to design, develop, test, operate and apply various electrical and electronic system components and concepts to real-world scenarios. This is taught alongside a world-class faculty that are leaders in the field, alongside plenty of guest speakers, technical films, industry trips and social gatherings to establish oneself in the industry.

Practical opportunities are a major component. For their senior design project, Nigerian student Adebola Oke and his two team members are working on constructing a Helmholz Cage. This is part of a mission to launch a nanosatellite into Low-Earth Orbit for comparison of the performance of an electrospray thruster in ground and space operations.

“Being a multifaceted problem makes it a very challenging one, but in my opinion makes it all the more rewarding,” says Oke. “My team members and I have come to appreciate what our professors meant when they described engineering as a game of making precise and accurate ‘approximations’ during this senior design project. It has been extremely thrilling to envision and implement theoretical concepts and slowly mold the cage to specifications.”

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