Since the discovery of the electron in 1897, and the invention of the transistor in 1947, Electrical Engineering has continued to experience tremendous growth which in turn has greatly impacted our lives. The present "information age," which features electronic data storage, retrieval, manipulation, and high-speed computing and communications, is based on high-density microelectronic and nano-electronic solid-state integrated circuits. Revolution in wireless and optical communications technologies also necessitates fundamental understanding of the generation, propagation, and detection of the electromagnetic and optical waves.
Aims and Objectives
Keeping in view the rapid technological advancements and the continual development in the field of Electrical Engineering, NUST-SEECS is offering a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering program starting from October, 2009. The program, based on strong fundamentals, broadens the students' knowledge and enables them to apply electronic solutions to the ever growing “high-tech” industry.
The envisaged program is designed to prepare students for a career in the pervasive disciplines of electronics including communications, signal processing, control systems, microelectronics, optoelectronics, and microwave engineering.
Overview of the Curriculum
The Bachelor's degree program in Electrical Engineering is spread over four years of study. The program will follow the American system of competitive grading (Grade Point Average (GPA)), which is also prevalent at other constituent colleges of NUST including NUST-SEECS.
In essence, the first three semesters of the undergraduate curriculum focus primarily on strengthening the foundations which are essential for engineering major. These include mathematics, basic sciences, computers, fundamental concepts in analog and digital electronics and their practical skills. The curriculum aims at developing a high degree of proficiency in solving mathematical, scientific and engineering problems. Practical skills such as analysis and design are a vital component of engineering education and are needed to translate ideas into physical reality.
Formal course work in the remaining semesters includes in depth study of the various sub-fields of respective engineering curricula. Wherever required, design has been supplemented with practical work. The undergraduate program has a strong component of analysis, which leads the students to equally understand the strong component of design. The curriculum also includes some product development courses that enable the students to estimate and manage resources for the implementation of a product.
Students will be provided an opportunity to undergo Internship with reputed public and private sector enterprises during the summer holidays. This exercise will expose them to the production and management policies being implemented in those organizations. It also allows the students to gain practical experience in their own field of engineering discipline and also provides avenues for employment to the students in the organizations where they carry out this training.
The seventh and eighth semesters consists of professional advance level courses focusing on mobile & satellite communication, optoelectronics, VLSI and Instrumentation. The final year design project is also included in the degree plan that may be with the collaboration of industry to prepare the students to start their career as a professional engineer and give them confidence to apply their knowledge according to the needs of the industry.
Electrical Engineering at NUST-SEECS includes a wide-ranging research and educational program covering a few large intimately interconnected domains as mentioned below:
- Electronic Engineering
- Telecommunication Engineering
- Power Engineering
- Control Engineering
- Computer Engineering