The department is at the cutting edge of local and international trends, working closely with industry producing graduates with an excellent foundation in the principles of electrical engineering.
During the four-year BSc in Electrical Engineering with a choice of specialisations in electronic engineering, power engineering and computer engineering, students develop their minds and nurture their abilities to conceptualise, analyse and solve problems.
Research projects cover a wide range of subjects, including neural networks, acoustics, design of computer communication protocols, the simulation of electricity markets, the use of computer control and instrumentation to optimise process performance, the design of wind generators and telecommunications.
Electrical engineering is the branch of the engineering profession responsible for the planning and design of systems using electricity, either as a form of energy (so-called heavy-current or electrical engineering) or as a means of representing, storing, and transmitting information (light-current or electronic engineering).
Electrical and electronic engineers work in many organisations and companies, including private consultation firms and development laboratories, large and small private enterprises involved with the design, development, production, and marketing of electronic systems, subsystems, and components of products, as well as in government.
Graduates of the mechatronics programme can be found building underwater robots, designing artificial intelligence software to identify faulty machinery, designing new packaging systems for bottled beverages, and developing diagnostic systems for the next generation of motor vehicles.
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