College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

The specialization of the Department encompasses wide fields of Electrical Engineering activities. These include Communications, Electronics and Control, Electric Energy, and computers. The Department offers a variety of opportunities for the acquisition of mental and technical skills.

Our modern society is highly dependent on reliable power, communications, and electronic systems. Electrical and electronic engineers design the equipment and systems that provide these essential services.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering involves communications and information technology, the applications of microprocessors and computers, electric power generation and the application of modern instrumentation and high-power electronics. This degree covers power systems, power electronics, radio systems, control systems, electronics, telecommunications, digital signal processing, and computer systems.

Studying Electrical Engineering

The pace of change in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is so rapid that it is neither possible nor desirable within a four-year degree programme to cover all aspects of current technology, even in a fairly limited field of specialization. The attempt is made instead to provide a foundation of basic science, engineering science, electrical engineering science and selected fields of current technology, upon which the professional engineer can build throughout his or her working life.

These include a study of electrical materials and electronic devices; circuit theory; software design and mathematical modeling tools. Introductions to engineering electromagnetics and computer systems are provided and the programme is broadened by examining how engineers communicate material of a complex and technical nature.

The same strands are then further developed in Electrical and Electronic Engineering core courses to expose to all modern Electrical and Electronic Engineering concepts with the opportunity to choose from a number of elective courses.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Electrical and Electronic Engineering encompasses diverse fields providing a range of opportunities. Graduates are employed in roles related to communications, wireless computing technologies, electronics, instrumentation, power electronics and motor-control. Opportunities are also available in the processing industries such as timber, pulp and paper, steel, aluminium, meat, and dairy.

The graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department represents a potential candidate to become one of the pillars of any design, development or operational electrical engineering fields in the industry and the society. Graduates of the Department find good opportunities in the industrial sector to work in the following:

  • Electronic and communications industry.
  • Control systems.
  • Telecommunication and information technology.
  • Electric power generation systems and power plants