Academic Programs

BS Electric Power and Energy

Overview Elective Courses

Overview

Developing and developed worlds have vastly different infrastructures, demands and opportunities regarding power and energy systems. Economies, geographies, population densities and natural resources play major roles in technology implementation. New technologies including fuel cells, batteries, and hybrid systems can meet or exceed conventionally agreed upon targets. Advances in fuel technologies including clean diesel, bio fuels and high compression combustion ignition require parallel fluency in vehicle technologies, which must be adapted for their use. This new BS in Electric Power and Energy Systems program is designed to provide skills in interlocking energy disciplines. It is particularly appropriate for students who want to work in power and energy-related areas, or those who want to refocus their careers or gain more in-depth understanding of the technical and societal drivers in electric power and energy technology development and realization. The department encourages the students to participate in research projects, and provide them with all possible facilities and guidance. In addition, they will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of different university societies, attend departmental seminars, and contribute to the departmental governance.

The Goals

Electric Power and Energy Systems is gaining importance as the society realizes that to maintain our standard of living, energy solutions must be found.  The aim of the BS program in Electric Power and Energy is to learn the generation and efficient use of electric power and energy. The BS degree program has been developed to prepare individuals to design and implement energy systems for innovative applications. This program is aimed for students who are ready to accept the grand challenge of energy in all its diverse forms and applications. BS-Electric Power and Energy program aims to produce graduates of intellectual standard and caliber designed to meet the current and future needs in the field of Electric Power and Energy, both in Pakistan and internationally, by contribution in theoretical foundations and critical analysis of application areas within the Power and Energy sector. The program is prepared to provide the students with a solid and applied knowledge of basic sciences, mathematics and engineering. The program is based on the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering with additional courses in Energy Resources.

The Electric Power and Energy Systems curriculum has been developed with the following outcomes:

  • To equip the students with fundamental and advanced concepts of Electric Power and Energy Systems with particular emphasis on the application of these concepts to further advance the state of technology and to resolve the power and energy crisis.
  • To equip the students with hands-on experience on energy resources and measurement equipment, where possible.
  • To impart effective leadership and decision-making skills.
  • To develop students’ ability to function on multidisciplinary team.
  • To develop students’ ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • To develop students’ understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • To train students in effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • To impart key principles and skills to enable the students to practice as good and responsible professional, through courses in ethics, engineering management, engineering economics, and entrepreneurship.
  • To equip the students with lifelong learning and research skills.

Why degree in Electric Power and Energy

Electric Power and Energy is gaining importance as the society realizes that to maintain our standard of living, energy solutions must be found. The aim of this program is to bring out the importance of generation and efficient use of electric power and energy. This BS degree program has been developed to prepare individuals to design and implement energy systems for innovative applications. This program is aimed for students who are ready to accept the grand challenge of energy in all its diverse forms and applications. The program aims to produce graduates of intellectual standard and caliber designed to meet the current and future needs in the field of Electric Power and Energy, both in Pakistan and internationally, by contribution in theoretical foundations and critical analysis of application areas within the Power and Energy sector. The program is prepared to provide the students with a solid and applied knowledge of basic sciences, mathematics and engineering. The program is based on the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering with additional courses in Energy Resources.

Career Opportunities

Electric Power and Energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing and ever green sectors in the economy. Clearly this sector will continue to change, and powerfully impact the way we conduct our lives.Typically BS Power and Energy jobs entail designing, installing, and testing/fixing Electrical systems and equipment. A career in BS Power and Energy is a promising one. The four year Bachelor of Science in Power and Energy prepares students for professional careers in a range of industries that encompass Power Plants, WAPDA, NTDC, PIA, Railway, and PTCL, PLC design and implementation and teaching positions in various universities across the country. This combination of knowledge and skills leads to careers as professional chartered engineers in a range of sectors, including Power electronics, power supply and distribution, instrumentation and control, construction, plus numerous manufacturing industries. Electrical and electronic engineers are also valued in business and commerce, where their numeracy, team working, analytical and project management skills can be put to good use. In this diverse field career options are available in the following areas.

  • Power Transmission and switching systems
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Microprocessor based power protection
  • Computer Aided Design and Monitoring
  • Data Acquisition and Supervisory control
  • Industrial Control of Plants
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Nuclear Power Plants

Area of Specialization

Elective courses are offered in the 3rd and 4th year of the program and give students an opportunity to choose their areas of specializations. This enables students to tailor their studies to suit their individual needs, aptitudes and interests. They may opt for breadth in their studies by taking courses across a wide range of aspects of Power Systems, Green and Renewable Energy Systems. In the final year all students are required to do a substantive individual project in their field of interest.

Admission Requirements

All applications are evaluated on the basis of merit as determined by their previous academic record and performance in admission test. 

A prospective applicant to a Non-Engineering Undergraduate program must have:
a. Intermediate or equivalent (12 years) qualification with minimum 50% marks both in matriculation and Intermediate.
b. In case of O Level, A Level, American High School Diploma or any other equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalence certificate from IBCC is mandatory.
c. In case the foreign diploma/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the diploma/transcript is mandatory.
d. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.
e. 50% passing marks in NAT/Admission Test and Interview are required for admission.

Note: Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in the following can also apply with the above mentioned marks requirement.

  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Instruments

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