B.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Power Engineering is designed to serve students who are desirous of pursuing a career path in electrical power generation, transmission and distribution.  It offers in-depth study of the generation of electricity from fossil fuel (oil, coal and gas), renewable sources (sun, wind, biomass, etc.) and nuclear energy. This 3-year programme is structured so that during the first year students are exposed to introductory courses in engineering physics and thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, programming, engineering mathematics, electronics, electrical circuits and electrical power systems. The second year courses introduce students to the core concepts of electricity generation. These concepts are further explored in laboratory and project courses, with an advanced engineering mathematics course providing the necessary mathematical rigour. The final year has a combination of core courses project and electives. The core consists of courses in electrical power systems and power distribution, engineering management and entrepreneurship, electromagnetism and a year-long capstone project.

During every semester of this 3-year programme, a teaching laboratory and project design course must be taken by each student. The practical application and testing of the concepts presented in the theoretical classes for that semester will be explored in these lab and project sessions. Engineering students learn through a combination of design and lab work. This mix of theory 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.

 

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Graduates from the Engineering programs in the Faculty of Engineering are expected to attain or achieve the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years of graduation:
  • A reputation as a source of innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Serve the community as ethical and responsible professionals
  • Pursue advanced study and research in engineering
  • Have developed life-long learning skills and abilities
  • Have developed essential (soft) skills to engage technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Guided by the principles of sustainable development and global interconnectedness, will understand how engineering projects affect society and the environment.

Last modified: April 8, 2019

 

COURSES:

The programme's courses are separated into three levels, click on the link for details on the courses: 

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DEGREE OUTLINE:

The Degree Outline contains the information required for students to complete their degree. Click on the link for details on the degree outline: 

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (STUDENT OUTCOMES):

Students successfully completing the BSc Electrical Power Engineering programme should have the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to solve problems in electrical power engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data from electrical power systems;
  • design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • function on multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
  • identify, formulate, and solve electrical power engineering problems;
  • demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively via oral and written media;
  • demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the impact of electrical power engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • recognize and articulate the need for life-long learning in the engineering profession and engage in such activities;
  • exhibit knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical power engineering practice.

 

ACCREDITATION:

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus is accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). 

Enrollment and graduation data by programme is available at mona.uwi.edu/engineering/enrollment.

 

TUITION & REQUIREMENTS:

Admissions

Applicants must meet the University’s matriculation requirements and the Faculty's entry requirments.

Tuition

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