Electrical engineering is a diversified and challenging profession concerned with the design, development and control of electrical energy and equipment upon which our technological society so largely depends. Electrical engineers utilize their knowledge of devices and systems design in a multitude of areas. These include generation, transmission, distribution, control and usage of electrical energy in a safe, economic and sustainable way.
This programme provides a broad foundation in electrical and automation engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares the student for entering the profession of electrical and automation engineering as well as for further study at graduate level. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for positions in design, development, research applications, maintenance and operation in the fields of electrical energy systems, power systems, control and automation. The curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, engineering science, controls and electrical engineering topics.
This programme allows student to work in industry with placement on Year 3 of the programme. This programme includes practical and project-based learning in well-equipped modern laboratories and builds the practical aptitude of the learners. It introduces them to key relevant technologies and the knowledge necessary for employment in the electrical and automation sectors. The department maintains close links with local industries and consequently many of our graduates are offered employment even before graduation.
Who is the programme suited to?
This programme is designed for persons requiring advanced knowledge in the areas of Advanced Control and Automation Systems, Energy Management, Electrical Power Systems and Power Quality. It has a broad-based curriculum with strong practical content.
Career opportunities exist in the areas of: Advanced Control/Automation Systems, Energy Management, Electrical Power Systems, Power Quality and other related fields.