ELECTRICAL - ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Engineer?

Engineering is the application of science and math to solve problems. Engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries. Scientists and inventors often get the credit for innovations that advance the human condition, but it is engineers who are instrumental in making those innovations available to the world.

What is the difference between Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering?

They primarily deal with transmitting electrical power through mechanical objects as well as figuring out how to store that engineering. Electrical engineers may design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of all manner of electrical equipment from electric motors, radars, and navigation systems to communications systems and power generation equipment.

They can work in areas that involve electromagnetics, power efficiency, motors, optics (lasers), lighting, and utility-power transmissions. Basically, these are the folks who ensure that power flows from point A to point B.

By contrast, electronic engineers aren’t so much concerned with power transmission, but with designing the components and circuitry that make-up the electronic equipment itself, and ensuring that product—typically a computer or computer-related device—functions. For this reason, electronics engineering is often classified as a subset of electrical engineering that specifically works with circuits that can interpret signals or instructions and perform a task related to the inputted parameters.

Why Electrical and Electronics Enineering?

Electrical and electronic engineers work at the forefront of practical technology, improving the devices and systems we use every day. From solar-energy systems to mobile phones, we innovate to meet society’s communication, tech and energy needs.

Does the undergraduate program of HKU-Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering meet the expectations and the needs of the industry?

The undergraduate program is designed for students who may wish to delay their decisions until the end of the fifth semester as to which of the several fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering they will choose. Successful candidates are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the end of the fourth year. During this period of undergraduate study students are expected to spend a minimum of 40 working days in industry over two consecutive summers.

The selection of the fields of specialization in the fourth year must be made under the close supervision of the Department advisors or of the Chair of the Department.

What is difference in Education Methods and Course Delivery at HKU-Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

The language of education is English and the teaching method employed is primarily the “Flipped Classroom” model, where classes enable an active learning environment and develop systems-thinking and problem solving skills in the students. The prospective faculty members are expected to implement the Flipped Classroom pedagogy

What is the laboratory infrastructure at HKU-Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

In the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, keeping the high level of laboratory courses in the curriculum in terms of numbers and quality aims to provide our students with learning opportunities and practical application experience. Our current laboratories are as follows:

– Electrical – Electronic Circuit Laboratory 

– Microprocessor Laboratory 

– Digital Signal Processing Laboratory –

– Electrical Machinery / Power Electronics Laboratory 

– Communication Laboratory

– Simulation Laboratory 

– Software and Development Laboratory

– Automation / Control Laboratory

What are the courses that I will take at the first year?

In the first year, students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering take courses in Higher Mathematics I and II, General Physics I and II, Introduction to Programming and Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Mathematics is a widely used tool for creating concepts in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Therefore, first year mathematics courses are important.

What kind of jobs that Electrical and Electronics Engineers do?

Electrical engineers hold about 188,300 jobs. The largest employers of electrical engineers arere as follows:

Engineering services 19%
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 10
Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences 8
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 6
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 6

Electronics engineers, except computer hold about 136,300 jobs. The largest employers of electronics engineers, except computer are as follows:

Telecommunications 18%
Federal government, excluding postal service 13
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 12
Engineering services 9
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 7

Electrical and electronics engineers generally work indoors in offices. However, they may visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment.

Who can sign the electricity installation projects?

Electrical installation projects can be signed by engineers with Independent Consultant Engineer (SMM) certificate. SSM certificates are issued by the Chamber of Electrical Engineers. Three types of SMM certificates are issued: i. Electricity For plants above 1kV and below 1kV (all electrical voltage levels): “High Voltage Technique”, “Electrical Machines”, “Electrical Installations” (one of protection, production, transmission, distribution) courses are the same content as all courses. Electrical and Electronics engineers and higher engineers can receive this certificate if they are included in the transcripts of the courses under different names or if they certify that they have completed these courses later. Graduates of Hasan Kalyoncu University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering-  Electromechanical Energy Conversion-High Voltage Engineering- Electrical Energy Transmission and Distribution.

For installations below 1kV of Electricity: For Electrical and Electronic Engineers who have not taken the courses in

(i)  Electronic and Electronic-Communication Engineers, SMM certificate for facilities below 1kV shall be issued.iii. For elevator services: SMM Certificate received for Elevator Services. This document may be received by those who meet the requirements of Article

(ii). Elevator SMM certificate recipients can not receive other SMM documents at the same time.