The broad field of electrical engineering involves working with all manners of electronic devices, from pocket calculators to super-computers. Often overlapping with computer engineering, a degree in electrical engineering can open up the door to a career in almost any industry. Since technology is always changing and expanding, the need for electrical engineers is always growing. Through an understanding of the ways electricity is generated and controlled electrical engineers specifically design, develop, and test electrical equipment. Like any other kind of scientist, they must also know how to communicate their ideas to others in their field. A successful electrical engineer possesses not only an understanding of his or her area of concentration, but also a broad grasp of engineering in general. This is why most degree programs offering electrical engineering begin with the fundamentals of engineering itself. Once the student has mastered these fundamentals, they can start to focus on a specialty.
Electrical engineering students learn through a combination of design and lab work. This mix of theoretical and practical application allows students to think things through and then apply their ideas in a variety of real life situations. Students also learn to diagnose problems and develop
a variety of solutions for specific engineering problems.
B. Programme Educational Objectives:
- To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent, and innovative, who will contribute towards the human capital in electrical engineering.
- To produce graduates who have effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal, nonverbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry.
- To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility and committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
- To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.
C. Programme Learning Outcomes:
- Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex electrical engineering problems;
- Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature and analyse, complex electrical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
- Design/ Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex electrical engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations; The ability to design systems, components or processes to meet industrial needs.
- Investigation: Conduct investigation into complex problems using research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions;
- Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex electrical engineering activities, with an understanding of limitations;
- The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to
- Assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities
- Relevant to professional engineering practice;
- Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of professional engineering
- Solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development;
- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice;
- Communication: Communicate effectively on complex electrical engineering
- Activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions;
- Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings;
- Life Long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
- Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments;
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
- To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative, which will contribute towards the human capital in electrical engineering technology
- To produce graduates who have effective leadership and team work skills as well as verbal and non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry
- To produce graduates who are highly committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement
- To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility
- To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and electrical engineering technology to defined and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems or methodologies. (P)
- Identify, formulate, research literature and solve systematically broadly defined electrical engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to electrical engineering discipline. (C)
- Design solutions for broadly defined electrical engineering technology problem and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, environmental and sustainability. (P)
- Plan and conduct experimental investigations of broadly defined electrical technology engineering problems using data from relevant sources. (P)
- Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern electrical engineering tools, with an understanding of the limitations. (P)
- Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams.(A)
- Communicate effectively with the electrical engineering community and with society at large. (A)
- Demonstrate awareness and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities and norms of electrical engineering technology practice. (C)
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of electrical engineering technology practice. (A)
- Demonstrate the understanding of the impact of electrical engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development. (C)
- Demonstrate an understanding of management, business practices and entrepreneurship.(C)
- Recognize the need for professional development and engage in independent and lifelong learning. (A)
A degree in electrical engineering can allow you to pursue a job in almost any industry you can think of. After all, nearly everyone uses electricity and electrical devices, so industries demand skilled professionals to build, repair and improve these devices. Graduates in this field may find employment as Research Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer, System Engineer and Application Engineers.
1. The programme is fully accredited and approved by relevant authorities.
2. Hands-on approach with high percentage of practical work to support fundamental knowledge.
3. Teaching-and-learning approach is both conventional and interactive.
3. Academic staff with industrial experience and members of professional bodies.
4. Exposure to various leading edge technologies in the areas of control and instrumentations, power and energy, industrial automation, etc.
5. Versatile programme where students may pursue study at masters and PhD levels in many different engineering fields
6. Professional Certification
Upon completion, BET Electrical Degree holders may register as an Engineering Technologist and join the industrial workforce in many sectors such as:
a. Manufacturing (Production technologist, Quality Control technicians, Logistic engineer)
b. Oil and Gas (Control technician, Instrumentation technologist)
c. Research and development (Design technologist, product developer)
d. Education (Lecturer, technician, academic executive)
e. Technical service providers (Consultant, engineering contractors)
f. Engineering product trading (Suppliers, Vendors, Marketing executive, Product engineer)
g. Technopreneurship (Innovator, Designer, Entrepreneur, Motivator)