Undergraduates

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This is a set of special courses that allow students form teams to solve open-ended real life problems. Working alongside friends from different disciplines, the goal is to build some kind of novel object – preferably something useful, but possibly something just for fun! Along the way, students gain expertise in a variety of hands-on tasks, and learn how to apply their domain knowledge in practical circumstances.

The course aims to provide students with opportunities to freely explore and take risks. Even failures are fruitful and enriching experiences!

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PS9888 - Making & Tinkering

4 AU, offered in Special Term I & II

Students taking this module form teams of 2–4, containing students from at least 2 different divisions, or different schools (at least one student must be from SPMS). If the team has a project idea of their own, they can submit a proposal. Otherwise, the team indicates their interests, and explores project ideas based on key phrases proposed by supervisors.

PS9886 - Making & Tinkering Lite I

2 AU, offered in Semester 2

In this module, students are taught about computer-controlled electronics (using Arduinos) and 3D printing, and work in pairs on project-based assignments.

PS9887 - Making & Tinkering Lite II

2 AU, offered in Semester 2

In this module, students are taught about computer-based simulation and prototyping, usng programs such as COMSOL Multiphysics, along with some hands-on experience in mechanical prototyping and 3D printing. Students work in pairs on project-based assignments.