The Undergraduate Course leads to the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. The course has been designed to equip students with a broad knowledge of electrical engineering with the opportunity to specialize in power or communications engineering during the final year of study. The course is of four years duration and is supported by extensive practical work performed in well-equipped laboratories. The first year of the degree course provides emphasis on basic studies in English, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Science.

This is a four year programme, beginning with a Foundation Year, common to all branches of engineering. In the fourth year you have the option to do either communications or power engineering. If your choice is communication engineering you will study advanced courses on satellite communications, electronic navigation systems and data communications systems. On the other hand, if power is your choice you will study electric power systems, electrical machines, industrial control, industrial electronics and application of computers. Engineering is about change through design, so a major part of the final year programme is devoted to the Engineering Project. You may work to a specification or be required to research some aspect of a design. You will experience a realistic engineering working relationship with a supervisor and possibly other students, and will have to meet time deadlines and satisfy given design specifications. You may then be ready to step on the first rung of an interesting engineering career.

During the long vacations at the end of each year, students are expected to take employment with sponsors or organizations which deal in some aspect of Electrical and Communications Engineering. Experience gained during these periods is regarded as an essential and integral part of the student’s training. Students are required to accumulate at least ten weeks vacation training experience during the course. This training must be approved by the Head of Department and all students are required to submit a report at the end of each training period. The major employers of degree graduates are Telikom PNG Ltd, PNG Power Ltd, National Broadcasting Commission, Office of Civil Aviation, Department of Works, and mining industries.

The Department has a keen interest in rural outreach, and has research programmes in power systems, power electronics, microwave propa-gation (terrestrial and satellite communication), computer networks, micro-hydro generation, power systems, power system protection, computer architecture, PLC’s, microprocessors and industrial control.

Degree students are streamed after completing the 3rd year programme into two streams, i.e. Power & Communication streams. The Department is planning to introduce a third stream in the near future, i.e. Computer Engineering stream.

In response to requests from industry to provide further training for graduate engineers, the Department offers specialist short courses, which can be given at the University or at the industrial site.

The Department also has an extensive Masters programme. This Masters degree is based on research to be presented as a thesis and will normally take two years to complete. Masters degrees are offered in propagation studies, control engineering and instrumentation, power systems and computer networks. There will be shortly the opportunity to study for the M.Sc. by course work and dissertation in Power and Communications Engineering.

  • 4 years full time
  • On Campus (Taraka)
  • Available to domestic students
  • Start Year Intake – February
  • Course Code: B.Eng. (Elect.) Hons
  • Department: Electrical & Communications Engineering