16. Engaging Engineering Students in a Development Program for a Global South Nation through Service-Learning

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. Willie K. Ofosu,
  2. Francois Sekyere and
  3. James Oppong

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch16

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

How to Cite

Ofosu, W. K., Sekyere, F. and Oppong, J. (2012) Engaging Engineering Students in a Development Program for a Global South Nation through Service-Learning, in Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education (ed B. A. Nejmeh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100349

Online ISBN: 9781118319130

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Keywords:

  • Global south nation;
  • Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC);
  • power-line communication (PLC);
  • Service-Learning

Summary

Commerce and industry have been two of the main drivers of progress in global north nations, placing them in leading positions in the world economy. Global south nations seek to be equal partners with global north nations in the global economy. Service- learning is one of the approaches being used in the Master of Science program in Telecommunication Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. In this chapter, the project being used in the service-learning format is on power-line communication (PLC). PLC is a technology in which data transmission is overlaid on electric power transmission. Analysis and simulations of the problem are done using the Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC), and the results are compared to experimental measurements. The initial intention was to ensure that the analytical results compared well with experimental results. To do this, computational analysis was done at the frequencies stated.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

carrier transmission on power lines; learning systems