Habib University has state of the art well-equipped Computer Engineering labs, allowing students to connect theory with practice, build customized team projects and equip themselves with practical knowledge.
Circuits & Electronics Lab
This lab is used to support courses such as Electric Circuit Theory and Basic Electronics, in addition to more advanced electronics courses.
It provides students with their first exposure to practical Electrical Engineering. Each workbench is equipped with basic measurement instruments including a power supply, function generator, analog oscilloscope, multi-meter, breadboard, and a computer. Some examples of experiments conducted in this lab include studying the properties of electrical components and networks, verifying different network theorems, and building simple electronic circuits like amplifiers from discrete components.
Digital Systems and Instrumentation Lab
The courses served by this lab include Digital Logic & Design and Microcontrollers & Interfacing. Each workbench is similarly equipped with basic measurement instruments including a power supply, function generator, digital oscilloscope, multi-meter, breadboard, and a computer. Typical experiments conducted in this lab include studying and building the basic building blocks of a modern digital circuit like logic gates, adders, flip-flops, counters and shift registers. Students also study the design of modern computers and learn to build hardware and software for automating various tasks using microcontrollers.
This lab will support Signals and Systems, Analog and Digital Communication and more advanced courses in Communications and Signal Processing. This lab will house equipment to enable students to study the basic properties of analog and digital signals and systems, various techniques for transmitting data, voice, and video over wire, fiber and wireless media. The students will also study modern communication systems such as cellular phone systems, microwave communication systems, etc.
Power Systems Lab
This lab is designed to assist in the teaching of basic and advanced courses in feedback control systems, power, and instrumentation. Students will conduct experiments to study various methods of generating electrical power, transmitting it over long distances and then distributing it to individual customers. Students will also study AC and DC motors and generators. This lab will also house equipment for the study of feedback control systems and their properties. Students will use frequency-domain and time-domain techniques to design controllers for the speed control of DC motors, balancing an inverted pendulum, etc.
Student Projects Lab
This lab will be available to students to design, test and fabricate their course and final year capstone projects. Each workbench will have basic test and measurement instruments. In addition, soldering stations and a facility for printed circuit board design and fabrication will also be provided. This lab will also house basic mechanical equipment for cutting, drilling, shaping and turning various materials used in students’ projects.
This lab is designed to introduce the applications of physics and chemistry in the domain of renewable energy. Via usage of chemical tools along with specialized energy kits, the students will be introduced to the creation and functioning of experimental setups including solar cells, wind mills, solar thermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind / solar to hydrogen, bio fuels etc.
This lab is designed to impart the students with the necessary hands-on practical engineering skills to design and build their prototypes effectively. The workshop is equipped with metal and wood lathe machines, CNC milling machine, electric saws, sander, grinder, drill press, welding machine, gas profile cutter, an assortment of hand tools. It also stocks different materials including metal, wood, and plastic. The workshop also houses a 3D printer and a PCB milling machine. The students typically receive basic training on most of the equipment present in the workshop, and can also opt to train further on any machine.