Departmental Prizes

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

First Year Prizes

Loughborough University Development Trust Prize

A prize to the value of £50, to be awarded annually to the part A Student Rep who the department judges to have made either a significant contribution to the department or who has had the best improvement in their academic performance.

This prize is funded through the The Development Trust. The Trust exists to support the University in giving students an outstanding quality of educational experience. It raises funds from former students and other friends of the University. Their generosity has made this prize possible.

    Peter Smith Part A Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £120 to be awarded to the student with the best overall academic performance in Part A of any BEng or MEng undergraduate programme in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Examination Board.

The prize is in memory of Professor Peter Smith, who was Head of Department from 2001 until his untimely death in February 2006. Peter Smith came to Loughborough in 1989 as a lecturer and was appointed Professor of Photonics Engineering in 1998. A leading researcher in the applications of photonics in healthcare Peter was active in areas such as drug delivery systems, clinical risk assessment, biomedical monitoring and diagnosis, on-line process monitoring and control, particle counting, sizing and shaping. He was the co-founder of the DaVinci network which brings together innovative engineering and clinical professionals to create ground breaking improvements in patient care. Peter’s work led to a number of commercial ventures and two spin out companies in plethysmography and pulse oximetry.


Second Year Prizes

Bill Forsythe Part B Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £120 to be awarded to the student with the best overall academic performance in Part B of any BEng or MEng undergraduate programme in Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Examination Board.

The prize is in memory of Dr Bill Forsythe, who was a member of staff in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from 1964 to 2002, where he was well known for his superb knowledge and care of the students, both academically and personally.

National Instrument Project Prizes

Annual prize of £70 to each member of the winning group, £50 each to the second prize and £30 each for the third prize awarded following a project presentation. The three best groups are chosen during previous assessment and the Prize Giving culminates in a sponsored Buffet.

 

Final Year Prizes

BEng Final Year Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £100 for the BEng student graduating with the highest degree mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

MEng Final Year Merit Prize

A prize to the value of £100 for the MEng student graduating with the highest degree mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

BEng Final Year Project Prize

A prize to the value of £75 for the BEng student graduating with the highest project mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

MEng Final Year Project Prize

A prize to the value of £75 for the MEng student graduating with the highest project mark across all Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Programme/Review Board.

The David Goodson Prize for the Best Project with an Environmental Theme

A prize to the value of £150 to be awarded to the Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering final year student with the best final year solo project with an environmental theme. The prize winner will be chosen by the appropriate Examination Board.

The prize is in memory of David Goodson, who was a member of staff in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering for 26 years until his untimely death in January 2004. David was a Chief Experimental Officer in the Underwater Acoustics Research Group and established himself by becoming a genuine world authority on bioacoustics. He crossed the divide between engineering and biology with such success that he was regularly invited to present his research at prestigious institutions around the world. He also published many academic papers and participated in high-profile European Commission projects.

Rohde and Schwarz Prize

A prize of £250 worth of books to be awarded to the Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering final year student with the best final year solo project identifiably in the area of RF or wireless communications. The judgment will be made by the relevant programme board who will canvas recommendations from Rohde and Schwarz.

 


Postgraduate Prizes

Clark-Griffiths Best Student Prize

A prize to the value of £500 awarded to the student with the highest programme mark presented to the programme board on the MSc in Digital Communications Systems.

Clark-Griffiths Project Prize

A prize to the value of £250 to be awarded to the student with the highest mark in the Project module ELP014 on the MSc in Digital Communications Systems.

Professor Tony Marmont Award for Best REST MSc Student 

A prize to the value of £500 to be awarded annually to the student (either full time or distance learning) with the highest average % overall mark for the REST MSc programme.

Professor Leon Freris Award for Best REST MSc Project 

A prize to the value of £250 to be awarded annually to the student (either full time or distance learning) on the REST MSc programme with the highest average % mark for the MSc project.

The winner of the Tony Marmont Prize shall be excluded from consideration for this prize.

 

Updated 8th March 2017