BSc. Electric and Electronic Engineering
The four-year BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme was introduced in the 2013/2014 academic year with the aim of producing graduates with firm grounding in the principles at the heart of the subject, through teaching, practical work, and projects which foster innovation and creativity, supported by excellent ICT and laboratory teaching facilities.
The programme has been designed in response to a recognized need from industry for highly skilled Electrical & Electronic Engineers who have a detailed knowledge, appreciation and fundamental understanding in Communications & Networks, Integrated Circuits & Embedded Systems, Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics, Signal Processing, Microelectronics Technologies & Devices, Microwave and RF, Power and Energy Systems. The availability of such highly skilled human resource will rapidly enhance Ghana’s drive to industrialise the economy. The programme revolves around a core electrical & electronic energy engineering curriculum that provides a broad but balanced framework for power systems and machines, electronics and communications, automation and control. The four-year duration of the course makes it possible to include specialist electrical & electronic engineering courses.
During their senior years of study (third and final years), students may choose to specialize in electrical or electronic engineering through their selection of elective modules. Students who specialize in electrical engineering may select elective modules which concentrate on:
- Electrical Machines
- Power Systems analysis and Protection
- Plant Automation and Control
- Renewable Energy Systems
Others who choose electronic engineering may select elective modules which concentrate on:
- Communications Systems & Networks
- Integrated Circuits & Embedded Systems
- Intelligent Systems & Robotics
- Signal Processing
The educational and professional objectives of the BSc. Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme are to train graduates who have the following attributes:
- Technical skills: are technically competent to solve complex problems in electrical & electronic engineering and can adapt effectively in a fast changing environment
- Critical thinking: are able to critically think, analyse and make decisions that give due consideration to global issues in business, ethics, society and the environment
- Leadership, team building: are able to communicate effectively, act with integrity, and have the inter-personal skills needed to engage in, lead, and nurture diverse teams
- Attitude: are committed to lifelong learning, research oriented, resourceful and embrace global challenges and opportunities to make a positive impact in society.
2.5.1 Programme Outcomes
By the end of the BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme, the student will have demonstrated through essay writing, written and numerical examination, simulation and oral presentation, comprehensive academic knowledge, ability and practical skills related to integrated approach to design of power, control and electronic communication systems, both in theory and in practice. The following are the learning outcomes expected from the programme with respect to knowledge and understanding:
- A1. The fundamental, cross-disciplinary principles and practices that underpin power generation and its industrial and research applications.
- A2: Knowledge of a basic core of electrical engineering principles necessary to analyze electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems.
- A3: An appreciation of how industry utilises greater fundamental and applied research findings in the field of electrical & electronic engineering.
- A4: Specialist knowledge in the design of power, control and electronic communication systems through taught modules and by undertaking a research project.
- A5: A range of relevant practical techniques and methodologies and their uses, together with appropriate procedures for analysis and presentation of energy generation and consumption data.
- A6: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems.
2.5.2 General Admission Requirements
A SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants
To be admitted to any Engineering Degree programme, SSSCE Candidates should have Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) elective science subjects as follows: Physics, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry/Applied Electricity/Applied Electronics. WASSCE Candidates should have Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) elective science subjects Physics, Elective Mathematics, Chemistry/Applied Electricity/Applied Electronics. In addition, SSSCE and WASSCE Candidates should have at least a grade D and C6 in Social Studies, respectively.
B Foreign Applicants
In addition to the above, other qualifications acceptable for consideration for admission include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, American Grade 13 examinations and other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels). Foreign certificates shall be referred to NAB for evaluation. International students whose first language is not English are required to have one of the following English language qualifications before they can register on the programme. However, applicants from English speaking countries may have these requirements waived.
- IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.0 in any element)
- TOEFL paper-based 550 (no less than 4.0 in TWE)
- TOEFL IBT 79 (no less than 17 in any element)
C Mature Students’ Entry
Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace (preferably, the formal workplace). Such applicants should normally not exceed 5% (for Public Tertiary Educational Institutions) and 20% (for Private Tertiary Educational Institutions) of the total admissions of an institution in a given academic year. The applicant must:
- be at least 25 years old by 1st September of the academic year one wants to enrol;
- show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least 5 years old at the time of application;
- provide introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment;
- pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by UENR (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test). In lieu of such examinations, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English and Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s NAB should be consulted.
D Professional and Post-Diploma Applicants
Candidates in this category must possess:
- A Diploma or Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalence in a relevant programme from a recognised institution (e.g. electrical, chemical, mechanical, civil, material etc);
- Must pass an interview;
- Two years post qualification working experience;
Candidates with HND/relevant professional or diploma certificates and who obtained First class or Second class upper honours will enter at level 300. Those with Second class lower honours or pass will enter at level 200.
2.5.3 Duration of Study
The minimum period for completion of the Bachelor’s programmes shall be 8 semesters and the maximum shall be 12 semesters. The University may adjust this duration to satisfy new programmes as approved by the Academic Board and the Council. These minimum and maximum periods are calculated from the day of first registration.
2.5.4 Requirements for Bachelor Graduation
A student shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for graduation, if:
- s/he has satisfied all General University and School requirements;
- s/he has accumulated the minimum number of credits required by the School and Department, including core and prescribed electives.
2.5.5 Job Opportunities
After the successful completion of the programme, students can gain employment in but not limited to the under listed institutions/ organizations/ companies:
a) Ministry of Energy
b) Energy Commission
c) Electricity Utility Companies
d) Electric Power Generation Companies
e) Telecommunication Companies
f) Municipal and District Assemblies
g) Private Renewable Energy Companies
h) Manufacturing Companies
i) Information and Communication Technology Firms
j) Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology
k) Teaching and Research institutions
l) National Communications Authority
m) Ghana Civil Aviation Authority