Electrical Power Engineering

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Oil resources form the cornerstone of Oman’s economy. The country is host to a wide range of petroleum producing, processing and service companies. Electrical Power is vital to run these industries and equally important is the knowledge of transmission, distribution and efficient utilisation of electrical power.

Programme

The field of electrical power engineering continues to expand rapidly, requiring graduates to apply their skill in new contexts and manage intelligently the consequences of their technical decisions. Our curriculum accommodates this expansion and emphasises hands-on experience through numerous laboratory courses. This programme provides qualified graduates with a deeper understanding of fundamentals of electrical power engineering as well as a broader set of professional skills and exposure to other technical disciplines.

Placement

Placements are available in various private and government sectors in the fields of electrical power generation, distribution, oil and gas, defence and aviation. There is a strong demand for electrical power engineers in different ministries, private companies and other multi-national contracting and consulting organisations.

Career Opportunities

The programme offers a number of possible career options in electrical power generation, distribution, energy management and utilisation. Attractive career opportunities exist in development, design and production in industry. Electrical engineers are sought after not only by industry but also by public authorities, service industries and research institutions in Oman and abroad on petrochemical, industrial, pharmaceutical and infrastructure projects. Lighting and signalling systems design in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities also need electrical engineers.

Awards

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible for an internationally recognised Honours Degree awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Two exit options are available as given below:

  • On successful completion of Level 2: Award of University Diploma
  • On successful completion of Level 4: Award of BEng Honours Degree

The Diploma awarded after Level 2 is equivalent to Diploma (Oman) and BEng Honours Degree awarded after Level 4 is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Oman), conforming to the Oman Qualifications Framework.

Module


Credits Level 1 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Computer Programming This module aims to master basic procedural programming constructs. Students will learn to write and debug small programs using a full range of procedural techniques using a variety of input sources (console, file) and a variety of output destinations (console, file). Students will learn the design principles that are relevant to style of “programming in the small” including decomposition, use of parameters and return values to create flexible components.
20 Technical Communication This module is aimed at providing students with skills needed to critically analyse, assess and present a technical or a non-technical situation both at group discussions and in writing. The focus is on strengthening students’ ability in technical writing and expressing/ describing the case or situation effectively. Students will learn taking responsibilities and roles in researching and distributing roles to fellow students in the group. This will further enhance their skills in leadership and delegation, time management and providing constructive feedback as well as work effectively in teams. Students will analyse case studies, use practical scientific methods in solving problems and recommend improvements, They learn to research, process, utilise, analyse and present information providing source. They contribute to discussions, exchange information, conduct and participate in meetings, present and discuss proposals. They will work on enhancing and developing proficiency in meeting the communication related requirements of the industry as well as of academic world. They will be able to demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods and give effective presentations.
20 Mechanical Principles The aim of this module is to provide the students the basic knowledge of Mechanical engineering Science and Principles and apply them to the design and analysis of engineering components.
10 Energy and Environmental Science The aim of this module is to make the student understand the conventional and non-conventional energy sources, energy management, impact of various physical and chemical processes to control and minimize the pollution like air, water, solid, noise and radiation pollution caused by various activities of industries.
20 Circuit Theory and Analysis The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the fundamentals of electrical parameters and apply these fundamentals in the analysis of circuit theory to solve engineering problems required for initial design activities. It provides the student with the basic knowledge of ac and dc circuit analysis and to study capacitors, inductors and magnetic circuits and their applications.
20 Technical Mathematics 1 The module provides grounding in a range of mathematical topics including partial fractions, expansion of binomial, inequalities, vectors, trigonometry, matrices, differential and integral calculus. Applications of the mathematics are considered whenever appropriate.
20 Electro-Mechanical workshop This module aims to expose the students to know about:
Safety and importance of PPEs
Method of using fundamental workshop tools and to get professional hands on experience, which is used in day to day activity. Further, students will get an understanding of professional engineer at work in terms of time management and workshop skills.
This module develops a strong foundation for the students to entering into the engineering stream.
10 Engineering Graphics This module brings in fundamental knowledge, principles and understanding of engineering drawing and practicing skills required for engineers. Students will understand various projection systems and produce free hand 2D drawings conforming to international standards and current industrial practices.
  English for Engineers - I
Credits Level 2– Total of 140 Credits
20 Electronic Engineering This module introduces the fundamental concepts of Analogue &Digital electronic devices and circuits. Design and analysis of electronic circuits is extensively covered in this module. The students are also taught to use the industry standard circuit analysis software such as PSpice from Orcad.
20 Electrical Machines This module is focused on basics of electrical equipment and machines. It provides the foundation for electrical engineers by developing understanding of working principles of transformers, ac machines and dc machines. Application of engineering basics to evaluate and analyze the performance characteristics of machines is also covered in module.
20 Utilisation of Electrical Power This module provides the student with the knowledge on generation of electrical power by conventional and non–conventional methods. An understanding of the concepts on fundamentals of illumination and the design of lighting schemes. On completion of this module the students will gain knowledge on the various electrical heating and welding methods used in industries. In addition, the module gives detailed study of several Electric drives and their application to electrical traction systems.
10 Electrical Machines Lab This module exposes the students to the concepts of various types of electrical machines. Hands on experiments enable the students to gain practical experience. Appropriate analytical techniques will be developed and these will be applied to the analysis of the system to determine operating performance.
20 Technical Mathematics 2 This module aims to build on the work of Level 1 and extend those aspects of Mathematics required in this and later stages of the degree programme. The module also provides grounding in those aspects of Calculus required in this and later stages of the degree programme.
20 Electrical and Electronic Measurements This module covers the basic concepts of electrical measurements using analogue and digital instruments. Working principle and construction details of measuring instruments like Ammeter, Voltmeter, Wattmeter and CRO are covered in this module. Transducers and display devices are also included to understand the use of electronic instruments in measuring electrical and physical quantities.
20 Employability Skills Development This module focuses on the following key areas:
The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
10 Electronic and Measurements This Course gives exposure to the students to enhance their practical skills through the knowledge and understanding they have obtained in Electronic Engineering module.Hands on experiments enable the students to gain practical experience. Appropriate analytical techniques will be developed and these will be applied to the analysis of the system.
  English for Engineers –II
Industry Orientation Prog
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Credits Level 3 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Entrepreneurial Skills Development This module focuses on the following key areas:
The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
20 Non Technical Elective Islamic Ethics and Culture
This module provides a student with good understanding of Islamic ethics and culture and lays foundation to the origin of Islam and Islamic life.
Oman History and Evolution
This module provides a student with good understanding of Omani history and civilization, people of Oman their culture and heritage.
20 Transmission and  Distribution Systems This module examines electrical transmission and electrical distribution systems. An understanding of system components and their application will be developed. Transmission system models and analysis techniques (including computer-aided) to solve energy transmission and distribution problems will be developed. These techniques will be applied to the design, specification and selection of transmission and distribution systems.
10 Electrical Systems Lab This module consists of laboratory and simulation experiments which are framed to enhance the student’s understanding of the basic concepts of electrical power systems-transmission, distribution, protection and testing. Hands on experiments enable the students to gain practical experience. Appropriate analytical techniques will be developed and these will be applied to the analysis of the system to determine operating performance. This module also exposes the students to the concepts of Three Phase Electrical Machines. The course also aims to improve the laboratory skills of students and their ability to work in a group environment since the students perform laboratory sessions in group format in the High Voltage and Power Simulation Laboratory.
20 Power Electronics This module examines power electronic devices, circuits, systems and application. An understanding of the operation and characteristics of the system components will be developed. This will be followed by a study of the performance of a range of power electronic converters and their application. Circuit design and analysis techniques will be developed and ECAD will be employed as appropriate
20 Control Systems The aim of this module is the provision of a detailed foundation in classical control systems from little background. The use of mathematical techniques is kept to a minimum whilst aiming at an understanding of control systems that extends beyond merely qualitative ideas.
20 Advanced Mathematics The aim of the module is to impart the student with the knowledge of applications of mathematics to engineering.
10 Power Electronics and Control Lab The aim of this course to understand and simulate and test the power electronic device as such controller and converter. Then course deals with hard ware implementation of control and conversion using thyrister based invertors and convertors.
   
Credits Level 4 – Total of 140 Credits
10 Industrial Internship The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of various functions within an industry through orientation programme; to get exposure to various engineering activities including production, production methods, quality and maintenance etc., to gain experience working with professional engineers and knowledge in solving industrial related problems. The module will focus on students gaining hands-on-experience during industrial training.
10 Research Methodology This module provides the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out effective research work that forms basis underpinning Level 4 Project.
20 Power Systems Analysis Present day interconnected power system networks are characterized by their highly non-linear dynamical behavior. Stability analysis is carried out at almost all stages of the power system design, operation and control to assess the dynamic response of the system to various types of disturbances and interaction of controllers. This course is aimed at providing a basic understanding to different types of stability phenomena being observed in the power system networks including the analysis methods and the design of control measures required for the improvement of system stability.
20 Power Systems Protection The aim of this module is to provide the student with a detailed understanding of the Power Systems Operation and Protection, using switchgears and circuit breakers.
20 Industrial Studies The aim of this module is to understand the design, planning, operation and control of operating systems and appropriate measures of economic performance; to develop an understanding of maintenance and reliability.
20 Technical Project This module develops and integrates the technical and project management skills gained from other units. The work carried out in MHH120950 Research Methodology may form the basis of this individual project. The project consists of elements of design, analysis, specification, implementation, validation (testing) and communication.
20 High Voltage and Condition Monitoring This module examines the design, commissioning and testing of high voltage plant and insulation systems and aims to develop in the student an understanding of the stresses which components and sub-systems are subject to in service and how these stresses can cause degradation and ultimate breakdown in the plant. The student will apply this understanding to the analysis of individual items of plant to determine the likely stresses prevalent, the consequences and the design features which should be incorporated to alleviate the problems. The student will apply the knowledge gained to evaluate when a condition monitoring policy should be adopted and how this should be realized
20 Technical Elective

Renewable Energy
The course is intended to cover the alternate sources of electrical energy sources. Energy sources from Solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass and waves are covered in this course. Costing aspects are also included for the above sources of energy. Some hybrid sources are also included.

Electrical Energy Management
This course is to introduce concepts of electrical energy regulation and practices in management of customer demand, and evaluation methodology of program success. It examines the methodologies for assessing the impact of energy efficiency and load management technologies on the utility’s load shape. It would also examine the development of deregulation in the electric utility service and the emergence of integrated energy services in the industry

Electrical Machine Design
The aim of this module is to provide the student with a detailed understanding of the Electrical Systemcomponents design such as transformer, generator, and motor etc.

Power Plant Commissioning & Maintenance
This module examines various aspects of power plant generation, commissioning, maintenance and reliability. An understanding of the concepts on power generation, commissioning, maintenance and reliability will be developed. Appropriate analytical techniques will be imparted to the students and they will be encouraged to develop skills to apply them to power plant generation, commissioning and maintenance. Methods to compute power system reliability with redundancy will be developed. Reliability of power grid systems and statistical methods of load forecasting will be developed. In addition, these skills will also be applied for reliability assessment and evaluation for the GCC countries grid. (case studies)

Exit with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Power Eng







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