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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Mekele University, college of science and technology

What is Electrical Engineering?


Electrical Engineering also called electrical and
electronic engineering deals with the study and application of

electricity, electronics and electromagnetism to design,


build, test, and operate electrical devices and systems. It includes planning, design, development, evaluation, measurement and operation of electrical principles, models and

systems. Electricity: generation, transmission & distribution of


Electrical energy Electronics: Information Technology & Electronic Control Electromagnetism: applied in both Electricity & Electronics

Electrical Engineers use electrical science developed over past hundreds of years to design, improve, manufacture, sell, install, manage and maintain electrical components, devices, instruments, and systems. The profession is extremely dynamic with new technologies constantly emerging, which profoundly affect our lives.

Electrical engineers are responsible for the design and development of radio and television transmitter and receiver, telephone networks and switching systems, computer systems and networks, electric power generation and distribution. Within the broad scope of these systems, the electrical engineer is concerned with a challenging and diverse array of design and developments.

The engineer, and especially the electrical engineer, has been on the cutting edge of this progress since the industrial revolution. New revolutions are happening in our lifetime. Digital technology based on the development, by electrical engineers, of extremely powerful and novel semiconductor devices is even today changing the fabric of our lives.

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest departments in the faculty of Science and Technology at Mekele University. Why the name Electrical and Computer Engineering? As there is a strong demand for Computer engineers in the national and global market, the department have started a new stream of study in Computer Engineering in the under graduate level to be followed by the post graduate program in the near future. Hence, the name Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Where do you find Electrical and Computer Engineers? Research and Development : Developing new products on existing or new technologies. Applied research on new technologies and improving existing technologies. Design: Designing of required systems and/or devices for indigenization(modifying) Designing of interface unit to adapt existing devices with new systems. Modifying existing system to enhance its utilization. Production/Manufacturing: Supervising, modifying and optimizing manufacturing process to improve cost effective yields with quality.

Installation, operation, and maintenance: After understanding the procedures as given in the manual of the manufacturer , the Engineer is able to install, operate and maintain the systems. Analysis and testing: Analyzing and developing test set-ups for testing system/devices to assess the quality, safety and reliability of performance of the system. Trouble shooting and repairing the system. Sales, consultation, and purchase: Sales person for National/International companies. Consulting companies to optimize the price-performance of systems. Defining and justifying the requirements for sales and purchase.

Overall over view of the curriculum

There four streams (focus areas) of studies in the department: Electronic and Communication Engineering. Electrical Power Engineering. Computer Engineering. Industrial Control Engineering Electronic and Communication Engineering: Design and maximize the utilization of communication network efficiently and with the least possible delay and adequate quality. Carry out research in the area of system design/networking and bring solution in operational settings. Solve problems in intensive signal processing and routing of information packets.

Electronic and Communication Engineering

Computer Engineering: Design, develop, analyze and test the hardware and software for systems applicable to any industries, business, hospitals, instructions and offices Instal, operate, and maintain computer systems. Work as a computer hardware engineer, software engineer, system analyst, communication analyst, computer network engineer, database analyst, data administrator, network administrator, information system quality assurance analyst, information system consultant, system tester, system security analyst, computer service engineer, web designer, webmaster, interactive media developer.

Computer Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering: Plan, design, analyze, develop, operate, control and maintain of electrical power plants(thermal, hydro, renewable), power apparatus and protection system. Plan, design, analyze, and develop power transmission and distribution systems. Design, analysis, construction, installation, control, operation, and maintenance of electrical machines, power electronic devices and drivers.

Electrical Power Engineering

Industrial Control Engineering: Design, develop and analyze of control and instrumentation system applied for monitoring, data acquisition and data analysis of electrical and nonelectrical systems including digital, analogue, robust ,and higher order controllers. Plan, produce, instal, implement, operate and maintain the control and instrumentation systems.

Industrial Control Engineering

Workshop Safety Rules

Safety First!

Electrical Hand Tools & Measuring Equipment

Hand tools
Screw drivers Pliers Knife, etc

Measuring Equipment
Voltmeter Ammeter Ohmmeter Multimeter Wattmeter

Splicing & Soldering

Splicing : joining two or more conductors by


mechanical twisting.

Soldering : joining two or more conductors by


melting a filler metal in to the joint.

There is the satisfaction of watching an imagination through the aid of Science and Mathematics to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in gases or

liquids or solids or energy. Then it brings jobs and


facilities to human and elevates the standards of living. That is the engineers high privilege.

Herbert Hoover

Thank You !