Engineering - Electrical-Power-and-Machines-Engineering

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  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh, Tripoli
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Program Description

Chairperson Ziad Osman.
Professors Soubhi Abou Chahine, Ali Haidar.
Associate Professors Mohamad tarnini, Mohammad Ayache.
Assistant Professors Abdallah El Ghaly, Alaa Daher, Amira Zaylaa, Hiba Halabi, Manal Fattoum, Ziad Doughan.
Lecturer Hiba Bazzi, Iman Haidar, Youssef Ajra.
The Electrical Power and Machines Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power and Machines (EPM). 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 Electronic Circuits, Electrical 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 electrical power engineering to cater for working professionals in electrical power companies, utilities, manufacturing establishments and the energy sector in Lebanon.


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. Advance in engineering careers involving the design, optimization, and implementation of electrical systems, take innovative entrepreneurial ventures, and /or successfully pursue an advanced degree.

2. Acquire new knowledge and adapt to emerging technologies.

3. Assume leadership roles in multidisciplinary teams and promote sustainable eco-solutions in contemporary issues.

4. Communicate effectively and demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in a multicultural work environment.

Student Outcomes

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c. 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.

d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g. An ability to communicate effectively.

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. 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 Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent.

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

The Student’s Study Plan is given to every EPM student upon his/her enrollment. The EPM curriculum consists of the following components:

Common Requirements Credits
General University Requirements 20
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 26
General Engineering topics 9
EPM Program-Specific Requirements Credits
Engineering Topics from Outside the Major 20
Electrical Power and Machines Core 58
Electrical Power and Machines Technical Electives 12
Final Year Project 4
Internship 1
Program Catalog

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Laboratories (Click here to navigate to the laboratories page)

  • Communication Laboratory
  • Microprocessor Laboratory
  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Electronic Circuits Laboratory
  • Measurements Laboratory
  • Electric machines and drives Laboratory
  • Electric power and protection Laboratory
  • Control and Automation Laboratory
  • Power electronics Laboratory

Student Enrollment History


Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) BSMC
ENGR002 Introduction to Engineering 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
------- General Electives 2 (2) E
Second Semester
CHEM405 Solid State Chemistry 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
MCHE213 Dynamics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
POWE212 Electric Circuits I 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) ETOS
Summer I
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
COME212L Electric Circuits Lab 1 (1Cr.:0Lec,2Lab) CEECC
COME214 Electric Circuits II 3 (3 Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) CEECC
COME221 Electronic Circuits I 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CEECC
COME221L Electronic Circuits I Lab 1 (1Cr.) ETOS
COMP225 Digital Systems I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec, 2Lab) ETOS
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
POWE271 Electromagnetic Fundamentals 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) EPMECC
Fourth Semester
COMP326 Intro. to Microprocessor with Applications 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) ETOS
COMP326L Introduction To Microprocessor With Applications Lab 1 (1Crs.: 0Lec, 2Lab) ETOS
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
POWE324 Electrical Power Systems 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE324L Electrical Power Systems Lab 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWE342 Control Systems I 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE342L Control Systems Lab 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWE344 Instrumentation And Measurement 3 (3 Crs.: 2 Lec, 2 Lab) EPMECC
Summer II
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
------- General Electives 2 (2) E
Fifth Semester
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
POWE423 Electrical Power System Analysis 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE433 Power Electronic Circuits I 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE433L Power Electronic Circuits Lab 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWE435 Electric Machinery I 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE435L Electric Machinery I Lab 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWE445 Control Systems II 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
Sixth Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
ENGR003 Engineering Project Management 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) CECC
POWE420 Electrical Power System Protection 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE420L Electrical Power System Protection LAB 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWE434 Power Electronic Circuits II 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE436 Electric Machinery II 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE436L Electric Machinery II LAB 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
Seventh Semester
POWE499 Internship 1 (1 Cr) EPMECC
POWE500 Research Methodology 2 (2 Crs.: 2 Lec) EPMECC
POWE501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) EPMECC
POWE531 Electrical Drives 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) EPMECC
POWE531L Electric Drives Lab 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWE543 Industrial Automation 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE543L Industrial Automation Lab 1 (1 Cr.: 2 Lab) EPMECC
POWExxx Technical Electives 1 6 (6) E
Eighth Semester
POWE502 Final Year Project II 3 (3 Cr.) EPMECC
POWE526 Introduction To Renewable Energy 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWE528 Electrical Power Generation 3 (3 Crs.: 3 Lec) EPMECC
POWExxx Technical Electives 2 6 (6) E