Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (EPE)

21 Oct 2022

Expected learning outcome

A. Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

A1. The essential facts, concepts, principles and theories of electrical science underpinning current technologies;
A2. Fundamental theories appropriate to the analysis of electrical power system; A3. Basic practical technologies currently used in electrical power engineering;
A4. The limits of their knowledge, and how this may affect analyses of, and solutions to engineering problems;
A5. The commercial and financial constraints that engineers may have to work under
A6. Principles of design of electrical engineering systems,
A7. Management and business practices, including finance, law, marketing and quality control;
A8. The role and responsibility of a professional engineer within the context of the ethical and environmental structure in which they practice.
A9. Mathematics relevant to engineering;
A10. The fundamental concepts, principles and theories of civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic and manufacturing engineering;
A11. Produce graduates with an appreciation of procedures for electrical equipment maintenance;
A12. Concepts of human rights, democracy, citizenship and the rule of law in the context of Rwanda’s systems of civil government and governance;

B.Cognitive/Intellectual skills/Application of Knowledge
Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:
B1. Select and apply appropriate scientific principles, mathematical and computer based methods for analysing general electrical power engineering systems
B2. Analyse and solve electrical power engineering problems.
B3. Apply the evolving state of knowledge in a rapidly developing area.
B4. Deploy the appropriate methods, theory, practices and tools for tasks related to the engineering of electrical power systems;
B5. Analyze the professional and ethical considerations of exploiting electrical technology and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional and ethical practices;
B6. Transfer appropriate knowledge and methods from one topic in electrical engineering to another.
B7. Applying engineering principles to create new products
B8. To specify, plan, manage, conduct and report on an engineering project; B9. To analyze, evaluate and interpret engineering data;
B10. To apply engineering knowledge to the solution of problems in an engineering/industrial context;
B11. To synthesize data from a variety of sources and apply to the solution of a particular problem;
B12. To demonstrate an awareness of practical engineering skills;
B13. To observe and record accurately, data and experimental evidence both in the laboratory and in the field;
B14. To prepare and deliver technical reports; B15. Prepare and deliver technical presentations;
B16. To demonstrate the ability to carry out power plant feasibility studies, design and supervise the construction of projects;
B17. To make an assessment of environmental and social impacts of activities related to electrical power engineering.

C.Communication/ICT/Numeracy/Analytic Techniques/Practical Skills/Information Literacy
Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:
C1. Apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review and critically analyse information concerning engineering problems, and to propose and carry through appropriate solutions
C2. Operate electrical equipment effectively
C3. Plan, conduct and write a report on a project or assignment
C4. Use appropriate mathematical methods or use software packages for design, analysis and modelling
C5. Use relevant laboratory equipment and analyse the results critically. C6. Design, build and test a system.
C7. Conduct Research into electrical engineering problems. C8. Manage projects effectively.
C9. Communicate engineering information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, using appropriate technology.

C10. Have an understanding of Risk assessment;
C11. Application of engineering knowledge to the design and manufacture process;
C12. To be imaginative and innovative in the solution of technical and non- technical problems
C13. Acquisition of knowledge to document and manage information related to electrical systems & equipment;

D.General Transferable Skills

• Personal, Intellectual, and Professional Autonomy
Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:

D1. Effectively retrieve information from a variety of sources;

Modules to be covered per level

Year 1:

● English for General Purpose
● Mathematics for
Engineers I
● Physics for
Engineers I
● Chemistry for
● ICT Skills
● Electrical
Circuits Analysis
● Engineering
materials science
● Workshop
Technology I
● Citizenship and Transformative
● Mathematics for
Engineers II
● Physics for
Engineers II
● Computer
● Engineering
● Engineering
Drawing & CAD
● Introduction to
Matlab Programming
● Workshop
Technology II
Year 2:
● English for Specific Purposes
● Mathematics for Engineers III
● Strength of materials
● Introduction to Fluids Mechanics &
● Thermodynamics Engineering
● Electromagnetics
● Digital Electronics
● Analogue Electronics
● Mathematics for Engineers IV
● Microprocessor and Its Applications
● Control Systems
● Network Analysis and Synthesis
● Electrical Machines I
● Measurements and Instrumentation
● Industrial attachment I
Year 3:

● Electrical Machines II
● Communication Engineering
● Power Plant Engineering

● Advanced Control Systems
● Electrical Installation and Schematics
● Research Methodology
● Entrepreneurship Development
● Microcontroller & embedded systems
● Electrical Energy Utilization

● Transmission & Distribution

● Electrical machines III
● Power Electronics
● Engineering project management
● Industrial Attachment II
Year 4:

● High-Voltage Engineering
● Power System Protection & Switchgear
● Electrical services Design
● Modelling and analysis of
● power system
● Engineering
● Ethics and Professional
● Economics and Finance for
● Engineers

● Final Year Project

● Renewable Energy Sources
● Power System operation and
● Control

● Drives & Control
● Environmental Management

● Final Year Project


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