Engineering a bright future
TECHNOLOGICAL advancement in electrical and electronic engineering has impacted the world more than any other engineering field. Electrical and electronic engineers are in great demand across the globe and in Malaysia and the wider Asian region where the development of electrical power schemes, telecommunication networks and electronic manufacturing industries have resulted in an unprecedented demand for professionals in the field.
Recognising the growing needs, Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) offers the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) major under its Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programme.
Students taking this four-year course at Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science can specialise in either Electrical Power Engineering or Electronic and Communication Engineering, both highly relevant to today’s world.
There is hardly any aspect of modern civilisation not dependent upon electrical energy. Electrical Power Engineering considers the applications of electrical energy, together with its generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the harnessing of sources of renewable and sustainable energy.
The Electronics and Communication fields represent two of the fastest growing technology areas internationally and job opportunities abound. With the rapid progress of the information society, the role of electronic communications is becoming more crucial to increase industry efficiency and competitiveness. In this stream, students will learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of modern electronic and communication systems.
In the first year, engineering students will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY), which builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering and developed in partnership with the industry. After completing this common year, students can select to major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a focus on either Electrical Power Engineering or Electronic and Communication Engineering.
In the final year, students will undertake a major research or design project. They will also need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience. High-achieving students may complete an additional Honours year.
The development of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major is guided by an Industry Advisory Committee whose members are drawn from senior members of industry and academia. The course emphasises fundamental knowledge and the development of practical, problem-solving, design and generic skills. The Faculty of Engineering and Science has highly-qualified teaching staff with extensive experience in the industry. In addition, the faculty has relevant teaching and research laboratories. These laboratories, with up-to-date equipment, materials and supplies, allow students to increase mastery of their studies.
Meanwhile, extra-curricular activities organised by the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Curtin Malaysia Student Branch focusing on the many facets of electrical and electronic engineering allow students to gain hands-on experience.
■ For more information of the major, go to http://courses.curtin. edu.my/courses-and-study/ undergraduate/engsci/beng/ electricalelectronic/
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There is hardly any aspect of modern civilisation not dependent on electrical energy.