SKEE 3732


Course Synopsis

Third Year Laboratory is a required course for third year students in Bachelor of Engineering degree program. This course requires students to conduct twelve experiments in six different laboratories (Basic Power, Basic Machine, Basic Communication, Instrumentation, Microprocessor and Basic Control). The students are grouped into 3-4 students. Each week, they are required to conduct an experiment in the lab within 3 hours. However, in this semester, the experiment will be conducted online. The assessment are based on group and individual assessment. Group assessment consist of 'pre-lab', 'short-report' and 'long-report', while the individual assessment is based on 'in-lab', 'oral-interview' and 'peer-review' assessment. Each group will submit only one short report at the end of each lab session. Each student is assigned to write only one long report based on one experiment that they have conducted for this course. This long report should be submitted within a week after the student performed the assigned experiment.

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Course Outcomes

At the end of the course the students should be able to:

    CO1    Use techniques, skills, modern engineering tools, instrumentation and software/hardware appropriately.

    CO2    Perform laboratory experiments with analytical observation.

    CO3    Work together in a team cooperatively to complete the laboratory experiment successfully.

    CO4    Communicate, analyze and interpret outcomes, both in writing and verbally, effectively.

Program Outcomes

PO2.   Ability to conduct experiments and researches, perform analysis and interpret data for complex engineering problems.

PO4.  Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, instrumentation, software and hardware necessary for complex engineering practice with an understanding of their limitations.

PO6.  Ability to articulate ideas, communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large.

PO7.    Ability to function effectively as an individual and as member or leader in diverse teams.

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Accessment scheme

    In general, the assessment scheme for this course is as follow:

    Pre-Lab (Team Work) 15%

    In-Lab performance (Individual) 30%

    Short Report (Team Work) 10%

    Oral Interview (Individual) 15%

    Long Report (Team Work) 25%

    Peer Review (Individual) 5%

                                                                TOTAL 100%

Detail Assessment Scheme 

1.    Pre- Lab 15%  ]

The Pre-Lab task could be a short quiz (approximately 15 minutes) which should be carried out before continuing an experiment. Besides that, it also could be a simulation task or an assignment that should be performed before entering the particular laboratory. 

The purpose  of this Pre-Lab task is to ensure that preliminary work (homework) is done before proceeding to the laboratories.  The content of a quiz could be taken from the laboratory's website or the references stated by the particular laboratory. Therefore, please refer to the laboratory website or visit the laboratory to obtain further details, at least ONE WEEK before.

2.    In - Lab Performance 30%  ]

The assessment is made based on the following aspects:

3.    Short Report [  10%  ]

The assessment is made based on the following aspects:   


4.    Oral Interview 15%  ]

  Each student will be interviewed by the lab instructors (lecturers) several questions related to the experiment.

5.    Long Report 25%  ]

Each student is required to produce only one long report per semester.    

  * Please refer to Guideline to Long Report Writing.

The suggested content of the Long Report should (at least) consists of the following sections:

6.   Peer Review 5%  ]

Each student is required to evaluate their peers performance especially in terms of team working.