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Electrical Power Engineering
Overview

Electrical engineers are essential to almost every industry. It is in fact difficult to imagine a modern industry which does not require the services of electrical engineers. With applications that span the very small, such as nano-technology and bio-medicine, to the very large, such as the exploration of outer space and study of remote stars, electrical engineering has been and continues to be a corner stone in every new technical development. Power utilities, communication networks, manufacturing plants, computer hardware and software developers, all depend strongly on the expertise of electrical engineers.

The job of electrical engineers usually involves design, feasibility studies, cost analysis studies, installation, operation, and maintenance of plants, processes, or equipment. In addition, an engineer with higher education and experience can train or educate students and other fellow engineers in his/her field of expertise. Such engineering educators are often times actively involved in research.
The focus of the electrical engineering program is on teaching, community service, and research. Program faculty recognizes the need to provide the graduating engineer with the appropriate background in order to meet the challenges and large demands of a fast growing country. Courses and programs are developed accordingly. For example, junior level students are required to complete summer training at one of the local industries. Often times these students come back with ideas for their senior year graduation projects, which is also a requirement. The program offers an engineering program leading to the professional degree of B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
Qualified students can complete the program in 10 semesters (5 years). All students are required to complete the core electrical engineering courses, which prepare the future engineer to have the fundamentals required by all the local industries. The students are then allowed to choose from a large number of elective courses in order to specialize in one of the four major areas offered: Biomedical, Electronics & Communications, Power Systems & Machines and Computer & Software Engineering.

Mission of the Electrical Power Engineering and Machines Program:
The mission of the Electrical Engineering Program is to provide high quality education in electrical engineering that benefits our students and the country. The program will graduate well-educated electrical engineers who will be successfully employed in the industry, or pursue graduate studies.

Objectives of the Electrical Power Engineering and Machines Program:
1. Fundamental engineering analysis and problem solving
The EE program provides its graduates with strong foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering.  They will be equipped with electrical engineering fundamentals, skills, tools, and experimental techniques.  Graduates should be able to use their knowledge to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve electrical engineering problems involved in the practice of engineering in the working environment.
2. Design skills
The EE program provides its graduates with skills necessary to design electrical engineering components or processes to meet desired goals.  Graduates are expected to think creatively, synthesize information, and to come up with practical solutions for closed- and open-ended practical design problems
3. Teamwork, leadership, and communication skills
Graduates should be able to function effectively individually, as well as in multi-disciplinary teams with ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
4. Knowledge of current technologies
Graduates are expected to develop broad knowledge of current technologies important to electrical engineering.  They are expected to gain proficiency in the use of modern engineering techniques and tools, with emphasis on the role that computers and information technology play in engineering.
5. Use of computers
Graduates are expected to be able to use computers for analyzing, solving, and designing electrical engineering problems, as well as for communication and learning.
6. Social context, professional ethics, and lifelong learning
Graduates are equipped with broad education in electrical engineering as well as other technical and non-technical disciplines.  They are expected to appreciate and understand the impact of electrical engineering and technology in a global and societal context including environmental issues.

  • Appreciate and understand the impact of electrical engineering and technology in a global and societal context including environmental issues.
  • Develop solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning in their profession as well as contemporary issues pertaining to their profession and society in which they live and work.