2019-2020 / APRI0007-1

Major project in electronics (including fundamentals of project management)


20h Th, 300h Proj.

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering11 crédits 


Marc Biron, Bernard Boigelot, Guillaume Drion, Fabrice Frebel

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The aim of this course is to train students to manage a multi-disciplinary project that puts into practice the theoretical material taught in the "Elements of Power Electronics", "Embedded systems" and "Linear Control Systems" classes. The project consists in designing, developing, building and testing an electronically controlled system, including its power supply.
The theme of the project is chosen by the students in concertation with the academic staff, and can be be coupled with external projects such as the "ingénieurs de projets" contest.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of the course, the students will have gained a practical knowledge of project management methods and tools, and will have exploited them for the realization of a practical project. They will also have put into practice the material taught in the "Elements of Power Electronics", "Embedded systems" and "Linear Control Systems" courses.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

"Elements of Power Electronics", "Embedded systems" and "Linear control systems" courses.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Project management workshops - Practical project carried out by independent groups of 3 or 6 students, with access to a laboratory and with the support of assistants and technicians.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)


Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

The project is evaluated on the basis of a written report, an oral presentation and a practical demonstration. Several evaluations are also organized during the year in order to assess the progress of each project.
The final evaluation is mandatory during the first exam session, and cannot be postponed to the second exam session.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Cf. the course website.


Power electronics: F. Frebel
Embedded systems: B. Boigelot
Control: G. Drion
Management: M. Biron