Industrial and Creative Activity Term

ICAT is a four-week term after the fall semester. It is focused on creativity and innovation – an essential competency for engineering graduates.

Faculty and students get engaged in industry-focused design/development projects and innovative/creative activities – working on 6 credit projects is mandatory during ICATs.

Students and faculty are also free to set their own personal teaching and learning goals based on personal interests. Individual students and support staff can also offer non-credited activities to exhibit their personal talent. Some of the projects of ICAT are as follows:

100-Watt Inverter (UPS)

An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails. 100-watt invertor was designed by freshmen students to provide uninterrupted power supply for up to a 100-watt load. Since small and smart solutions for back up energy systems are of great demand so this project will play an important role where students can make a UPS for their personal devices.

Multi Rotors Drone / Quadcopters

During this exciting project, students learnt to build and fly quadcopters. They mastered basic technical skills related to drone flight and gained knowledge of practical and implementable flight control systems. Students programmed the quadcopters in a variety of ways implementing their class room knowledge.

Three-Dimensional Printer

The project was first conceived to develop a compatible and cost-effective alternate to expensive 3D printers available in the market. The model conceived was then assembled to form a fully functional prototype. The project is now in an advanced stage, where an industrial prototype is under development.