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The Department

The Electrical/Electronic Engineering programme at the College of Engineering ranges across power systems, mobile and satellite communications, fibre optics, electrical power and machinery, instrumentation, computer systems, automatic control, and telecommunications. The program is a flexible, broad-based major that provides a rigorous grounding in the analytical and experimental foundations of electrical engineering while allowing a student substantial flexibility in crafting an individualized program reflecting his or her interests and career goals.

Electrical and electronics engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of sophisticated electrical and electronic systems such as: cell phones, i-pods, electric motors, generators, digital-TVs, medical imaging, smart appliances, automobiles and advanced satellite systems.

The Telecommunication engineering track encompasses nearly all of the core material of the electrical engineering degree but provides much more depth in communication than is possible within the context of an electrical engineering degree. Stronger emphasis is placed on Wireless Communication Systems, Mobile and Satellite Communication, Digital Signal Processing, Analog and Digital Communication systems. Students studying telecommunication engineering can readily apply their knowledge to the design and management of communication networks. For more information, please visit the website of the Telecommunication Engineering program.

Electrical and Telecommunications engineering are arguably the largest and most diverse field of engineering, dealing in research and design, application, and manufacture of systems and devices that use electric power and signals. The KNUST Electrical and Electronics department has equipped itself with up-to- date know-how and equipment in the teaching of such a prestigious course for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department offers two Bachelor’s degrees:

The department has not lost focus of the impact of telecommunication engineering, hence, has provisions in place and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in this sector too. Since all indications point out to the fact that the explosive rate of growth in this field will continue unabated, our department has set its eyes on the future and not losing track with recent technology and research in this field.

Telecommunication engineering is a wonderful program. Since most of the technology and systems used are available, you get to study both theory and practical. Studying telecommunication engineering requires a lot of diligence, hard work but it involves a lot of fun.

Electrical Engineering, in my opinion lies at the very heart of technological advancement. From the heavy duty machinery associated with the generation and utilization of electrical energy, to the smallest microchips that have become an integral part of our world today. The Electrical/Electronic Engineering programme continues to open doors that have moved technologies by decades.