Master's (Modular) Programme In Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
17 MASTER’S (MODULAR) PROGRAMME IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

17.1 Title of Programme
The title of the programme is Masters (Modular) Programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

17.2 Programme Objectives
Electrical and electronic engineering is essential for maintaining and developing a modern society. From the production of electricity through the multiplicity of electrical and electronic apparatuses to communications and robotics, electrical and electronic engineering is fundamental to many of the technical systems that are used every day at work and at home. Electrical and electronic engineering is also changing rapidly.

The Masters programme is designed for Electrical/Electronic Engineering graduates who are practicing engineers, designers or industry planners who seek a further understanding of areas of electrical and electronic engineering such as power systems, mechatronics and industrial automation and communications engineering. The programme is intended to equip the student so as to adapt to the challenging demands of the modern electrical and electronic engineering industries.

The main objectives of the programme are to:

• Give candidates professional training in the theoretical and practical aspects of electrical and electronic engineering so as to turn out competent postgraduates to meet the current demands of analysis, synthesis and design of systems of the electrical and electronic engineering industries.

• To provide an academic environment for study and research for the engineer wishing to follow a MSc/PhD programme, in order to contribute in solving the problems of electrical and electronic engineering by the use of appropriate technologies.

• To enrich the capacity of the student to continuously adapt to the constant changes of the state of the art in electrical and electronic engineering.

17.3 Entry Requirements
a) The entry requirements for the Master’s degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are:

i. Applicants must have BSc First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) or its equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering or in related Engineering disciplines from a recognised University.
ii. All other applicants who do not satisfy (i) above but have degrees in Engineering and Science may be eligible only after passing an interview.
iii. Holders of UMaT Diploma in Mine Electrical Engineering who hold senior positions in an appropriate industry and have at least 5 years professional experience with proven ability in their discipline are eligible for admission.
iv. Foreign applicants with proficiency in English language who satisfy the requirements of (i) or (ii) above are eligible for admission after careful consideration of transcripts and relevant references.

b) A student may be admitted to participate in any module on non-scoring basis. In this case, the student may participate in class discussions, do practical work, take examinations and generally enjoy the privileges of a class member. No credit is given either on completion of a module or at a later time. Such a student shall be given the award of either a Certificate of Proficiency if the student takes examinations or Certificate of Participation if the student does not take examination or fails the examination.

17.4 Programme Requirements
The Department offers two Master’s Degree Programmes. These are:
i. MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree Programme

ii. MPhil Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree Programme

a) Graduation Requirements

i. MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree

• A minimum of 45 credit hours is required for the award of MSc. Degree. This is made up of a minimum of eight (8) modules (at least 24 credit hours) in five (5) core modules and at least three (3) other modules which must be selected by the candidate in consultation with his/her supervisor, a Graduate Seminar (3 credit hours), Field Trip and Report (3 credit hours) and a Thesis (15 credit hours).

• There shall be a minimum of forty (40) contact hours in each module (4 hrs/day).

• A student may take a module on non-scoring basis. In this case no credit will be given either on completion of a module or at a later time.

ii. MPhil Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree

• A student is required to audit five (5) core modules outlined in Section 17.5a. In addition, the student may audit modules recommended by the Supervisor to facilitate the student’s research work. The candidate is also required to present at least one seminar.

• The successful defence of a thesis is required for the award of the MPhil degree. The thesis should be an embodiment of independent research conducted by the student under the guidance of a Supervisor on a significant problem in a chosen area of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

b) Programme Duration

• Full-time: A maximum of four (4) semesters for coursework and thesis.

• Part-time: A maximum of six (6) semesters of coursework and thesis.

c) Registration

• Full time students will be required to register a minimum of three (3) modules per semester.

• Students should register modules they intend to participate in by the third week of every semester. Students may, however, pay module participation fees at the time the module is being offered.

• To be of good standing, a part-time student must enroll in at least three modules per annum.