Most of the second year of the Master's Program Systems & Control consists of the graduation project (45 credits). Students are stimulated to do experimental work, but a theoretical project is also a possibility. It is indispensable for a control engineer to experience a research project, because it enables them to validate the theoretical work. The graduation project is primarily meant to gain experience in modeling, analysis, and/or design of a new control system or to explore new research questions. You will learn the drawbacks and pitfalls of exploring unknown territories and will understand that abstraction and simplification are their main tools for success.
The graduation work consists of a master project, a report, an abstract of the report and a presentation. You can opt to carry out research within one of the Systems and Control research groups at the TU/e or in a company or research institute.
Interested in doing your graduation project at ILI? Please contact ILI.
Example: The influence of wall illuminance on satisfying lighting in an open office
On average lighting accounts for approximately 40% of the electrical energy used in office buildings. With the changing nature of work, and the need to use workspaces economically, open plan offices are more often considered than cell offices in workplace design. Guidelines and standards give recommendations regarding horizontal illuminance levels and luminance distributions in the visual, although they are based on research results from static lighting systems. Therefore, when designing the lighting for modern offices, greater importance should be attached to the creation of a well-balanced luminance distribution in the field of view.
An experiment has been carried out in a simulated work environment in which test participants were instructed to adjust the task illuminance to their preferred level of lighting while the wall luminance level and uniformity changed during the test. With the results of the experiment, further analyses have been performed. According to this study, it can be concluded that energy savings can be enhanced if occupants in an open office space are offered a personal dimming control with a broad range in task illuminances. The start point for dimming should be the minimal luminaire output combined with a non-uniform wall luminance.
Graduate Program: Built Environment
Company: Philips Research
Promotor/Supervisor: Sanae Chraibi, Msc (Philips) / Prof.Dr. Evert van Loenen / Prof.Dr. Alex Rosemann (TU/e)
Current employment: Lighting Application Specialist