School of Electrical & Communications Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a science oriented field that is concerned with many disciplines such as power systems engineering, electronics and communications engineering, electromagnetics, control systems engineering, and computer engineering. Further, it encompasses many other sub-disciplines such as electric machines, power electronics, antenna and propagations, instrumentation and process control, mechatronics and robotics, industrial electronics and automations, biomedical engineering, consumer electronics, sensors and measurements, and computer networking. 

In fact, almost all technologies in modern life from nano and micro scale devices to small-scale devices, and the large scale systems rely on electrical engineering. In the nano/micro scale, technologies such as pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and many other implantable devices can scavenge energy from everyday actions (motion), ambient radiations (thermal), or even from the vivo-fuel cells that oxidize blood glucose to provide a small trickle of energy. The small scale systems such as mobile phones rely on battery storage for power supplies, whereas the large scale systems such as aircraft, ships, and power systems are driven by large electric machines.

Here at PNG University of Technology, the School of Electrical & Communications Engineering offers undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (B.E.E), and postgraduate degree programs leading to Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the newly approved master’s by course work leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Communications Engineering. The School also offers PhD program in either Communications or Power Engineering.

The courses taught in Communications Engineering are aimed to deepen the knowledge and skills of students on the basic concepts and theories that will equip them in their professional work involving analysis, systems implementation, operation, production, and maintenance of the various technologies such as computer network, the cellular services that include the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and more.

The undergraduate program covers mathematics and physics in addition to the core curriculum in either power engineering or communications engineering and other required electives. The program enables students to specialize in any one of the following two areas: Communications and Power Engineering. In the final year of the studies, students undertake research projects on various topics in Electrical Engineering. 

The students show their ingenuity and innovation in researching on various topics and building prototypes or undertaking simulation models and presenting their work at the end of the academic year. The research projects are designed to trigger engineering curiosity of students and finding new methodologies to foster innovative design that employ the synergistic effect between design and innovation as the key in promoting engineering ingenuity.