The science and engineering education programs at East West University emphasize hands-on-experiences of students in labs. University labs play a central role in supporting faculty and student research. For these reasons, the university is committed to developing and maintaining state-of-the-art labs for students and faculty members. East West University has developed one of the best lab facilities in the country for computer science and engineering, information and communication engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, electronics and telecommunication engineering and pharmacy programs. The engineering labs are shared by the three engineering departments, namely, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE), and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). The Pharmacy labs are used by students and faculty members of the Pharmacy as well as by engineering students for their chemistry courses.
The following is a description of the labs within the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering.
Electrical Circuits and Machines Lab: This lab has state-of-the-art Lab-Volt electro-mechanical training systems that can be used to carry out experiments on DC machines, transformers, induction motors, and synchronous machines. This laboratory also has inductor, capacitor, and resistor banks, single and three-phase variable AC power sources, DC power supplies, oscilloscopes, signal generators and various types of measuring instruments to enable students to conduct experiments on electrical circuits. In addition, the electrical circuits and machines laboratory houses modern high-frequency signal generators, high-frequency digital storage oscilloscopes, true RMS (AC+DC) volt and current meters, and a LCR meter with computer interface to facilitate research.
Electronics Lab: Work related to electronics and power electronics courses is performed in this lab. It is equipped with modern digital storage oscilloscopes, analog and digital trainer boards, signal generators, DC power supply and all types of IC chips, small-signal MOSFETs, BJTs and other semiconductor devices.
Switchgear and Control Systems Lab: Experiments and project works on switchgear, controls and data acquisition are done in this lab. The lab has five sets of ADVANTECH data acquisition cards run by dual-core computers to detect various types of electrical faults and subsequent operations of relays on custom-made fault simulation boards. This lab also houses five sets of Siemens PLC (S7-1200) with necessary input/output modules and proprietary computer interface software tools. PLC sets are used to train students on modern industrial control systems.
VLSI Lab: Design and simulation type lab work is performed in the VLSI Lab. It has more than 40 state-of-the-art dual core workstations and 2 servers running on both MS Windows and Linux platforms. A wide range of engineering and design software tools, including ADS, MAGIC, HSPICE, ANSOFT, MATLAB, PSPICE, etc. are available in this lab. ADS, MAGIC and HSPICE are advanced industry standard EDA tools used worldwide in design and research.
Software Engineering Lab: The Software Engineering Lab is equipped with a HP Server, 30 Lenovo desktop computers, and a multimedia projector. All the computers of the lab are networked and use CISCO switches. The lab provides a range of software to support lab classes and research works in the broad field of Software Systems including programming, database systems, information system design, software engineering, computer networking, and high-performance simulation and modeling.
Digital Systems Lab: The Digital Systems Lab is equipped with instruments that range from digital storage oscilloscopes, digital trainer boards, micro-controllers, interfacing adapters, data acquisition cards and other supporting peripherals. It also provides hardware devices for FPGA design. Projects related to digital logic design, computer interfaces and embedded systems are pursued in this lab.
Telecommunication Lab: The purpose of the Telecommunication Lab is primarily to offer hands-on experience to students for training and research by providing them scope for practical demonstrations and enabling exercises for courses in communications. The TIMS equipment set constitutes an important part of this lab. This set consists of TIMS-301 basic system, PC based virtual instruments, TIMS-Interactices for simulation, and Emona TIMS advanced modules. The lab also contains microwave trainers, DSP trainers, cellular mobile trainers, analog communication trainers, digital communication trainers and optical fiber communication trainers. The university is in the process of procuring additional equipments for experiments in RF, antenna and microwave, and telecommunication switching and signaling.
Computer Communications and Networking Lab: This lab has been established recently. It is equipped with one high performance server, twenty work stations, switches, routers, networking kits, radio equipment for short distance indoor and outdoor wireless networks, point-point XDSL/VDSL/HDSL and other supporting instruments.
Physics Lab: The Physics Laboratory is equipped with modern instruments for carrying out everyday physics experiments. The dark room facility helps students in carrying out optical experiments.
Laboratory Facilities in the Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy has seven laboratories for students and faculty members where they can perform experiments. Different individual laboratories are well equipped with modern equipments for individual courses. In addition to supporting the lab requirements of pharmacy courses, these labs also provide necessary infrastructure for research activities.
The laboratories are equipped with the following equipment/instruments:
- PC based Automated Binary Gradient High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Prominence system with Refractive Index (RI) detector and Photodiode Array (PDA) detector.
- Shimadzu PC based Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (Prestige-21) with RI solution software including Temperature controlled High-sensitivity DLATGS Detector and Advanced Dynamic Alignment system.
- Shimadzu Gas Chromatography system with Flame Ionization Detector, Flame Thermionic Detector, Electron Capture Detector.
Other equipment/instruments are as follows:
- Thermocycler for PCR
- High Resolution Centrifuge
- Gel Electrophoresis
- Karl Fisher Water Determination Apparatus
- Rotary Evaporator
- Single Punch Tablet Machine
- Capsule Filling machine
- Dissolution Apparatus
- UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
- High Resolution Microscopes
- Freeze Dryer
- Filtration Pump
- Carbon Dioxide Incubator
- Fundamental Chromatographic Instruments as well as other supporting equipments