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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMME IN
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

18.1 Entry Requirements

• A candidate shall hold a Master’s degree or its equivalent, from a recognised institution and shall submit evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the proposed programme

• A candidate who does not hold a Master’s degree shall first register for a Master’s degree by research. If he/she proves himself/herself to be of sufficient caliber by the end of the first year of the programme, he/she may be recommended to register for the PhD degree; this registration shall be deemed retrospective from the date of the original registration for the Master’s degree

• A candidate, who does not satisfy the requirements stated above but is otherwise adjudged suitable, may be admitted.

For the purpose of assessing his/her suitability, such a candidate may be interviewed or required to take an entrance examination, or both as directed by the School of Postgraduate studies on the recommendation of the Departmental Board.

18.2 Programme Duration


A candidate shall pursue a full-time programme of study and research for at least two years, except that:

• A candidate fully engaged in advanced study and research for his/her degree, who, before registration, was engaged in research to the satisfaction of the Department concerned, may be exempted for not more than one academic year.

• In special circumstances, the Department may recommend that a candidate be allowed to spend not more than one academic year of his/her programme in advanced study research at another institution, provided that his/her work can be supervised in a manner satisfactory to the Department and the School of Postgraduate Studies.

• A Full-Time candidate who is engaged in research for the PhD Degree shall present himself/herself for examination not later than three (3) years from the date of his/her registration.

• A Part-Time candidate shall present himself/herself for examination not later than four (4) years from the date of registration.

In special cases, an extension up to one (1) year of these time limits may be granted on the recommendation of the Department.

 

18.3 Areas of Research

A candidate may be required to audit appropriate courses/modules and also submit a thesis under the supervision of an academic staff in any of the following areas of research:
• Power systems protection and control
• Control and design of power electronic circuits for alternative energy systems
• Power system operation, planning, management, optimization and economics.
• Power Quality Studies.
• Distribution System Analysis and Automation
• High-Power Power Electronics.
• Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
• Robotics and Control
• Electric Drives.
• Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).
• Computer Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence Systems.
• Industrial Automation Systems.
• Power Systems Analysis and Automation.
• Intelligent Control Systems.
• Stochastic modeling, analysis, optimisation and control problems arising in communication networks and distributed systems.
• Analytical and experimental research in traffic modeling, traffic engineering, and quality of service techniques in communication networks.
• Telecommunications Network control and management.
• Optimal Resource Allocation in Wireless Access Networks.
• Distributed Algorithms for Wireless Ad hoc Networks.

 

18.4 Employment Opportunities

There are employment opportunities in the following areas:

• Power generation, transmission and distribution industries e.g. VRA, GridCo, ECG
• Manufacturing industries e.g. Kabelmetal, VALCO, Unilever, Aluworks.
• Automated pharmaceutical and allied industries.
• Mining companies.
• Oil and gas industries.
• Universities and other Educational and Research institutions.
• The Ghana Armed Forces.
• United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
• Project management consulting firms.
• Process and Plant Automation consulting firms.
• Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, TV3, Metro TV, TV Africa, etc.
• Telecommunications industris, e.g. Vodafone, TIGO, MTN, Kasapa, etc.

18.5 Available Resources

a) Academic Staff
See the list of academic staff presented in Appendix I.

b) Facilities and other Resources
See Appendix II for the existing facilities.

18.6 Resources Needed


See Appendix III for the resources needed to run the programme.

18.7 Cost of Module

Module fees shall be GH?250.00 (or its dollar equivalent) per module (module fees are subject to changes without notice).

 

APPENDIX I

LIST OF ACADEMIC STAFF

Name

Qualification

Areas of Specialisation

Prof. D. Mireku-Gyimah

DSc ( KNUST), PhD, DIC(London), MSc(Moscow Min. Inst.), CEng, MIMM, MSME, MNYAS, FghIE

Mine Design and Planning, Operation Research, Mine Economic and Financial Evaluation, Mineral Resource Estimation, Mine Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Assessment.

Prof. N. Amegbey

Dr. Ing (TU Berlin),

MSc (Romania), FMVS, MGDMB, MSME

Mine Ventilation, Environmental and Safety Engineering/Human Factors, Mining Regulations, Mine Machinery

Prof. I. A. Adetunde

PhD (Ilorin), Nigeria

MSc (Ilorin), Nigeria

BSc (Ilorin), Nigeria

N.C.E. (Ibadan), Nigeria

Numerical Analysis, Operations Research, Statistics.

Prof. Sulemana Al-Hassan

PhD (Wales), BSc, PgD (KNUST), MIMM

Mine Planning and Design, Surface and Underground Mining Technology, Geostatistics, Mineral Economics

 

Prof. V. A. Temeng

PhD ( Michigan Tech) MSc (Zambia), PgD, BSc (KNUST)

Operation Research, Materials Handling, Mine Economic Evaluation, Mine Planning

Ing. E. Normanyo

MSc ( Kharkov), MGhIE

Automated Electric Drives, Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Control, Automatic Control Engineering, Mechatronics

Ing. J. C. Attachie

MSc ( Kharkov), MGhIE

Power Systems and Networks, High Voltage Engineering

Mr. John Annan

MPhil (UMaT),

BSc (KNUST)

Communications and Control Systems, Computer-Aided Design

Mr. Solomon Nunoo

MPhil (UMaT),

BSc (KNUST)

Telecommunications, Signal Processing, Control Systems, Computer-Aided Design, Solar Technology

Mr. C. K. Amuzuvi*

MSc (Kharkov), GMGhIE

Communications and Control Systems

Prof. E. A. Jackson

(Adjunct staff)

PhD ( USA), MSc (KNUST), BSc (KNUST)

Automatic Control, Telecommunications, Energy and Computers in Engineering Education.

Prof. R. K. Appiah

(Adjunct staff)

PhD (Scotland),

BSc (Scotland)

Systems and Control Engineering

* On study leave.

 

APPENDIX II

LIST OF AVAILABLE LABORATORIES

S/N.

Item

Quantity

 

1.

 

Electricity and Electronics Laboratory

  • Fundamentals of Electronics and Electricity: EB-101, EB-102, EB-103, EB-105, EB-109, EB-145, EB-146.
  • Semiconductor Devices: EB-111, EB-112, EB-113, EB-114, EB-115
  • Communications Circuits: EB-170, EB-171
  • Linear Electronics: EB-116, EB-121, EB-122, EB-141
  • Basic Digital Logic, EB-131, EB-132, EB-133, EB-134, EB-136, EB-220, EB-215, EB-216

1

20 Each

 

20 Each

 

20 Each

20 Each

20 Each

 

2.

 

Technical Preparation Laboratory

  • Basic Communications, TP-ELC
  • Principles of Robotics, TP-HE
  • Basic Hydraulics, TP-LT
  • CNC-Lathe, TP-ME
  • Basic Mechanics, TP-MI
  • CNC-Milling Machine, TP-PLP
  • Basic Pneumatics, TP-PRC
  • Process Control, TP-PVB
  • Bending and Vacuum Forming of Plastics, TP-SE
  • Solar Energy, TP-ST
  • Computerized Storage, TP-WE

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3.

 

Process Controls Laboratory

  • Process Control Simulator, PC-SIM
  • Thermocouples Temperature Transducers, PS- 2160
  • PT-100 Platinum Temperature Transducer, PS-2170
  • Pressure, Flow & Level Transmitters for Process Control, PS-2180
  • Load Cell Transducer, PS -2190

1

1

10

1

10

 

1

4.

 

Computer-Integrated-Manufacturing Laboratory

  • SCORBOT-ER 4u
  • Palletizing Rack
  • Gravity Parts Feeder
  • Pneumatic Feeder for Square Parts
  • Closed Loop Conveyor
  • FMS Station
  • Automatic Storage and Retrieval System

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

APPENDIX III

LIST OF RESOURCES NEEDED

S/N.

Item

Quantity

1.

Capacity building of existing staff

  • Staff to be trained in Microwave Engineering and Broadcasting Technologies
  • Staff to be trained in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Staff to be trained in Modern Power Systems Protection and Control and SCADA

 

2

 

2

2

 

2.

Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory

  • Thyristor Module, TR 1003
  • Analog to Digital Converter
  • Digital to Analog Converter
  • ACS 550-U1-038A-4-DRIVE, AC
  • Thyristor Drive System (TDS-2)

 

1

3

3

1

1

3.

Telecommunications Systems Laboratory

  • Detector Probe
  • Microwave Transmitter and Receiver
  • 60 MHz Dual Trace Oscillooscope
  • Video and Image Processing Module
  • Digital Signal Processor Board

 

2

1

2

2

2

4.

Power Systems Laboratory (Transmission and Distribution)

  • Overhead Line Module
  • Three-phase Transformer Module
  • Busbar Systems Module
  • Protective Systems Module

 

1

1

1

1

5.

Microprocessor Systems

  • C++ Programming Software
  • Digital Signal Processor Board
  • MPC 8240/8250 Microcontroller Card
  • 8096Microcontroller Card
  • 8051 Microcontroller Card
  • 68000 Micocontroller Card

 

1

2

2

2

2

2

6.

Computer Software Programmes

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Matlab/SIMULINK
  • C++
  • C#
  • Labview
  • 20-Sim
 

S/N.

Item

Quantity

7.

Laboratory Technologists

3

8.

Academic Teaching and Research Staff

  • Professors (1 each in Power Systems, Mechatronics and Telecommunications Engineering)
  • Associate Professors
  • Senior Lecturers

 

3

 

4

 

5

9.

Lecture Rooms with Modern Facilities for Postgraduate Studies

2

10.

Office Complex for Teaching and Research Staff

1

11.

Laptop Computer

2

12.

Smart Board

2

17.

Reference Textbooks for the Programmes*

Over 65

 

APPENDIX IV

LIST OF REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS

 

1. Hyungsung, C. (2003), Opto-Mechatronics Systems Hanbook: Techniques and Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 652 pp. ISBN-10: 0849311624, 978-0849311628.

2. Isamann, R. (2009), Mechatronics Systems – A Short Introduction, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, 564 pp. ISBN: 978-3-540-78830-0.

3. De Silva, C. W. (2010), Mechatronics: A Foundation Course, CRC Press Informa LLC, ISBN: 978-1-4200-8211-1.

4. Das, S. (2009), Mechatronic Modeling and Simulation Using Bond Graphs, CRC Press Informa LLC, 483 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200731-4-0

5. Bolton, W. (2008), Mechatronics: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 593 pp. ISBN-13: 9780132407632, 10: 0-13-240763-9

6. Billingsey, J. and Bradbeer, R. (2008), Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Springer Verlag, Germany, 348 pp. ISBN: 978-3-540-74026-1

7. Bishop, R. H. (2007), Mechatronic Systems, Sensors and Actuators: Fundamentals and Modeling, Taylor & Francis, 375 pp. ISBN-13: 9780849392580, 0849392586.

8. Rosenberg, R. C., Margolis, D. R. and Karnopp, D. (2006), System Dynamics: Modeling And Simulation of Mechatronic Systems, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 563 pp. ISBN: 978-0-471-70965-7.

9. Horowitz, P. and Hill, W. (1989), The Art of Electronics, Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1125 pp. ISBN-13: 9780521231510, 0521231515

10. Stiffler, A. K. (1992), Design with Microprocessors for Mechanical Engineers, McGraw-Hill, New York, 594 pp. ISBN 10: 0070613745.

11. Walsh, R. A. (2000), Electromechanical Design Handbook, Third Edition, McGraw Hill, New York, ISBN-10: 0071348123 , 13: 978-0071348126

12. Hurricks, P. L., Dimond, S. and Hurricks, P. L. (1994), Handbook of Electromechanical Product Design, Longman Publishing Group, United Kingdom, 559 pp. ISBN: 0582040833.

13. Miu, D. K. (1993), Mechatronics - Electromechanics and Controlmechanics, Springer-Verlag, New York/Berlin, 252 pp. ISBN: 0387978933, 13: 9780387978932, 978-0387978932.

14. Lynch, K., Choset, H. M. and Hutchinson, S. (2005), Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementation, MIT Press, Massachussets, USA, 603 pp. ISBN-10: 0262033275, 13: 978-0262033275.

15. Valentine, R. (ed.) (1998 ), Motor Control Electronics Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 704 pp. ISBN-10: 0070668108, 13: 978-0070668102.

16. Lavalle, S. M. (2006), Planning Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 826 pp. ISBN -10: 0521862051, 13: 978-0521862059.

17. Rizzoni, Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering, Irwin Publishing, ISBN-13: 9780256176889, 0256176884.

18. Alciatore, D. G. and Histand, M. B. (2007), Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 496 pp. ISBN-10: 0072963050, 13: 978-0072963052.

19. Meier, A. V. (2006), Electric Power Systems: A Conceptual Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, Canada 309 pp. ISBN-10: 0471178594 , 13: 978-0471178590.

20. Xiao-Ping Z., Rehtanz, C. and Bikash P. (2006), Flexible AC Transmission Systems: Modelling and Control, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 380 pp. ISBN-10: 3540306064,

13: 978-3540306061.

21. Weber, C. (2005), Uncertainty in the Electric Power Industry: Methods and Models for Decision Support, Springer Science + Business Media, Inc., 290 pp. ISBN-10: 0387230475 , 13: 978-0387230474.

22. Casazza, J. and Delea, F. (2003), Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology and the Marketplace, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 211 pp. ISBN-10: 0471446521 , 13: 978-0471446521.

23. Saccomanno, F. (2003), Electric Power Systems: Analysis and Control, 728 pp. ISBN-10: 0471234397, 13: 978-0471234395.

24. Bollen, M. H. J. (2000), Understanding Power Quality Problems: Voltage Sags and Interruptions, 576 pp. ISBN-10: 0780347137, 13: 978-0780347137.

25. El-Hawary, M. E. (2002), Principles of Electric Machines with Power Electronic Applications, Second Edition, 496 pp. ISBN: 978-0-471-20812-9.

26. Krause, P.C., Wasynczuk, O. and Sudhoff, S. D. (2002), Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems, Second Edition, 624 pp. ISBN: 978-0-471-14326-0.

27. Short, T. A. (2006), Electric Power Distribution Equipment and Systems, EPRI Solutions, Inc. Schenectady, NY, 310 pp. ISBN-10: 0849395763, 13: 978-0849395765.

28. Dugan, R.C., McGranaghan, M.F., Santoso, S. and Beaty, H.W., (2004), Electrical Power Systems Quality, McGraw –Hill, Second Edition, 521 pp. ISBN-10: 007138622X, 13: 978-0071386227.

29. Emadi, A. (2005), Energy-Efficient Electric Motors, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 383 pp. ISBN-10: 0824757351 : 978-0824757359.

30. Barzam, A. B. (1977), Automation in Electrical Power Systems, Mir Publishers, Moscow, 430 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0824726317.

31. Kothari, D. P. and Nagrath, I. J. (2006), Modern Power System Analysis, First Edition, McGraw-Hill, Dubuque, Iowa, 694 pp. ISBN: 0070494894

32. Wood, A.J. and Wollenberg, B.F. (1996), Power Generation, Operation and Control, Second Edition, J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 569 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0471586999.

33. Glover, J. D., Sarma, M. S. and Overbye, T. J. (2008), Power System: Analysis and Design, Fourth Edition, Thomson Learning, Toronto, Ontario, 752 pp. ISBN – 8131503623.

34. Grainger, J. J. and Stevenson, W.D. (1994), Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill, New York, 787 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0070612785.

35. Gupta, B. R. (1998), Power System Analysis and Design, Second Edition, S. Chand, New Delhi, 651 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0136919902

36. Ilic, M. D., Galiana, F.D. and Fink, L. H. (1998), Power Systems Restructuring: Engineering and Economics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 559 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0792381631.

37. Casazza, J. and Delea, F. (2003), Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology and the Marketplace, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, 211 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0471446521.

38. Ashfaq, H. (2009), Electrical Power Systems, Fifth Edition, Satish Kumar Jain, New Delhi, India, 694 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0130930835.

39. Weedy, B. M. (1992), Electrical Power Systems, Third Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 538 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1439800270.

40. Miller, R. H. and Malinowski, J.H. (1994), Power System Operation, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 271 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0070419773.

41. Bergen, A. R. and Vittal, V. (1999), Power System Analysis, Second Edition, Upper Saddle River, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 619 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0136919902.

42. Jean-Claude, S. and Hadjsaid, N. (2009), Power Systems and Restructuring, Iste/Hermes Science Pub., 681 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0471495000

43. Iravani, R. and Yazdani, A. (2010), Voltage-Sourced Coverters in Power Systems: Modeling, Control, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 451 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-52156-4.

44. Momoh, J. and Mili, L. (2009), Economic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 300 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-47208-8.

45. Zhu, J. (2009), Optimization of Power System Operation, IEEE, 603 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0470298886

46. Mazer, A. (2007), Electric Power Planning for Regulated and Deregulated Markets, IEEE, 313 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-11882-5.

47. Thumann, A. and Franz, H. (2009), Efficient Electrical Systems Design Handbook, Taylor & Francis, 396 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1439803004.

48. Momoh, J. A. (2008), Electric Power System Applications of Optimization, CRC Pr I Llc, 608 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1420065862

49. Anttalainen, T. (2003), Introduction to Telecommunications Network Engineering, First Edition, Artech House Publishers, 377 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0890069844.

50. Bates, R. J. (2002), Broadband Telecommunications Handbook, McGraw-Hill Companies, 805 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0071346481.

51. Behrouz, A. F. (2003), Data Communications and Networking, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 973 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0072923544.

52. Craig, H. (2002), TCP/IP Network Administration, Third Edition, O’Reilly & Associates Inc., USA, 725 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0596002978.

53. Dunlop, J. and Smith, D. G. (1994), Telecommunications Engineering, Third Edition, CRC Press, 593 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0748740444

54. Flood, J. E. and Cochrane, P. (1991), Transmission Systems, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 503 pp. ISBN-13: 9780863411489.

55. Freeman, R. L., (2004), Telecommunication Systems Engineering, Dover Publications, 991 pp. ISBN: 978-0-471-45133-4.

56. Gibson, J. D. (2002), The Communications Handbook, Third Edition, CRC-Press, 1616 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0849383496.

57. Green, J. H. (2006), The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 770 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0071370585.

58. Jeruchim, M. C., Balaban, P. and Shanmugan, K. S. (2000), Simulation of Communication Systems: Modeling, Methodology & Techniques, Second Edition, Springer, 924 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0306462672.

59. Kularatna, N. and Dias, D., (2004), Essentials of Modern Telecommunications Systems, Artech House Publishers, 368 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1580534918.

60. Leon-Garcia, A. and Widjaja, I. (2004), Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures, First Edition, McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 900 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0072503531.

61. Pearce, J. G. (1981), Telecommunications Switching, First Edition, Prentice Hall, 338 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0130333094.

62. Pecar, J. A. and Garbin, D. A. (2000), The new McGraw-Hill telecom factbook, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Professional, 823 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0071351638.

63. Sanso, B. (1999), Telecommunications Network Planning, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 270 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0863413230

64. Scott, L. R. (2001), Wireless PC-Based Services, Third Edition Prentice Hall, USA, 449 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0130416643.

65. Smith, D. R. (2004), Digital Transmission Systems, Third Edition, Springer, 808 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1402075872.

66. Winder, S. (2001), Newnes Telecommunication Pocket Book, Third Edition, Newnes, 401 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0750652988.


 

 

 

 

 

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