Electrical Engineering (BSc, 4 Years)
|Qualification Awarded||Electrical Engineering (BSc,4 years)|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English. Some of the first year courses are offered also in Greek.|
|Mode of Study||Full-time and Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Profile of the Programme
The programme is intended to qualify students to begin a professional career in the field of Electrical Engineering as engineers or to pursue further advanced post-graduate studies at the level of Masters or Doctorate degrees. The major engineering courses of the Bachelor’s programme contain, apart from theory and fundamental principles, elements of analysis and design, as well as significant laboratory work.
The graduate of this programme should:
- Have a fundamental understanding of a broad spectrum of topics in Electrical Engineering;
- Have advanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of at least one of the specialization areas of Electrical Engineering;
- Have a firm grasp of the basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, and possibly chemistry as a foundation for further post-graduate studies;
- Be able to communicate technical ideas effectively through both oral presentations and written reports;
- Have developed independent thinking and problem solving skills to tackle real-world Electrical Engineering problems;
- Have extensive hands-on laboratory experience in designing hardware and software solutions to challenging real-world problems in Electrical Engineering;
- Have acquired an interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge for a more fulfilling and rewarding career;
- Have adequate software programming skills that are needed in the process of analysis and design of electrical engineering problem solutions;
- Be a well-rounded individual that is knowledgeable of fields outside of science and engineering including business, and liberal arts;
- Be well prepared for either an entry-level job in Electrical Engineering or further studies toward an advanced post-graduate Masters and/or Doctorate degree.
The programme has both an academic and market orientation. Thus, it is targeting students who intend to pursue post-graduate studies, as well as those that will enter the job market after graduation.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to use the acquired technical knowledge and analytical skills to effectively tackle engineering problems and provide viable solutions. Recently, the EE programme degree has been acknowledged by the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus, thus allowing students to work in their field of studies in both the government and private sectors of the island. Potential employment opportunities include employment by:
- Telecommunication companies to design and monitor large-scale telecommunication systems;
- Electric companies in order to work in power generating plants, distribution networks, etc.;
- Companies dealing with any kind of home and outdoors automation systems;
- Software companies to design and develop algorithms that provide solutions to engineering type of application problems;
- Companies specializing in industrial automation and control;
- Companies that design electronic circuits that perform important functions for a wide range of applications; good examples are mobile phones, electronic gadgets, televisions, cameras, CD players, etc.;
- Companies that design and implement algorithms that improve network traffic, reduce time delays, eliminate noise and interference, etc.;
- Companies that seek IT engineers to set up Local Area Networks (LANs) and monitor data traffic and quality of service;
- Large, multi-national companies who seek consultants in the fields of telecommunications, semiconductors, electronics, and networks;
- High-Schools, as teachers of Technology and Electronics.
Access to Further Studies
Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate 2nd and 3rd cycle studies as they are admitted to institutions in Cyprus, the EU and the USA/Canada.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid terms, projects, and class participation. Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Upon the completion of this programme, the student will have the following:
- Solid foundation in fundamental areas of mathematics such as differential and integral calculus, linear algebra and differential equations, science including physics and engineering; knowledge of probability and statistics applicable to electrical engineering. Ability to apply this knowledge to solve engineering problems;
- Breadth of knowledge in basic areas of Electrical Engineering including electric circuits, digital and analogue electronics, numerical methods, signals and systems, digital signal processing, microprocessors, electromagnetics, electric machines, digital integrated circuits, digital signal processing, control systems, and principles of communications;