Electrical Power and Machines Program

Mission

The Electrical Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power and Machines. The EPM program focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of power engineering by addressing the fundamental concepts of engineering mathematics, physical sciences, electrical machines, power electronics, power system analysis, and high voltage engineering. The department plays a vital role in providing Lebanon and the region with qualified electrical power engineers. The department also offers Master and Ph. D. degrees in power engineering to cater for working professionals in electric power companies, utilities, manufacturing establishments and the energy sector in Lebanon.

Objectives

The educational objectives of the program are determined to support career advancement of the graduates and as they pursue their career goals, the graduates will:
  1. Build a foundation of basic knowledge required for electrical  power  engineers
  2. Improve the analysis and solving problem skills related electrical power engineers
  3. Develop the research, and design of power electronic circuits, automated systems, and electrical power systems.
  4. Enhance the professional and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates shall be able to:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to 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
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power and Machines consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL.

Career Opportunities

Electrical power engineers are involved in a wide variety of technology ranging from huge global positioning systems that can pinpoint the location of a moving vehicle to gigantic electrical power generators. These engineers are responsible for designing, developing, testing as well supervising the production of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery. Electric motors, controls of machinery, lights and wiring in building complexes, vehicles, aircrafts, power generations, control and transmission devices used by electric utilities are all examples of equipment built by these engineers. Electrical power engineers may choose to specialize in various areas like power generation, transmission and distribution, manufacture of electrical equipment or one particular specialty within these areas. These engineers are involved in designing new products, writing requirements for their performance, as well as developing maintenance schedules and charts. Testing equipment and machinery, solving operations problems, estimating time and cost of electrical and electronic products also come under their job.

Program Overview