Electrical Power Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering

Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering (EPE) is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University (NU). As the first locally-offered, dedicated electrical power engineering undergraduate programme, the curriculum is specially customised to meet industry demand in Singapore. It will play an important role in increasing the number of graduates to address the workforce demand in the power sector whilst fulfilling the country’s vision of becoming a Smart Nation. As a joint programme, it will leverage on the expertise and resources of both SIT and NU.

Graduates from the SIT-NU EPE programme are needed in diverse sectors including electrical power generation, electrical power transmission and distribution, renewable energy, smart grid, land transportation, power and automation, oil and gas, and liquefied natural gas. Through a rigorous curriculum with a strong industry focus, graduates will be theoretically-grounded and practice-oriented. This will equip them with the necessary technical competence, tools and personal skills that will enable them to continue to develop their understanding, expertise and professionalism as they progress through their career. Having a solid foundation will also facilitate lifelong learning as they embark on their engineering career.

Graduates of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering  may pursue the SIT-awarded Master of Engineering Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, after at least one year of relevant working experience.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) of MEngTech in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
To produce graduates:

  • who are technically competent to solve complex problems in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • who are able to produce engineering solutions with due consideration to local and global issues in business, ethics, society, community and environment.
  • who are able to communicate and function effectively as an individual and as a team leader at the workplace.
  • who are committed to life-long learning to make a positive impact in society.

Programme Highlights
This degree programme specialises in the domain of Electrical Power Engineering with emphasis on:

  • Electrical Power Generation
  • High Voltage Technology
  • Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Renewable Energy

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A level graduates are welcome to apply.

Subject to approval, diploma applicants may be granted module exemptions, based on the modules taken during their diploma.

Integrating Work and Study

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
Students of the joint programme will undergo six months of Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at a company relevant to their area of study. The IWSP is an integral part of applied learning as it provides an opportunity for students to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practised in the real world, and vice-versa. The extended period of IWSP, with students performing real work, also provides an opportunity for companies to evaluate the suitability of students as potential employees.

Besides producing practice-oriented graduates, IWSP will also be the platform through which students will be challenged during their work attachment stint to initiate innovative projects under the guidance of SIT’s IWSP academic supervisors and company-appointed work supervisors. Through such projects, students will be given the opportunity to develop engineering solutions for the projects they have identified. In this way, the IWSP will be a key platform that contributes to the inculcation of the SIT-DNA in every student.

Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
All students will have to complete a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme will include academic lectures, industry visits, library and career talks, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final year dissertation projects, as well as visits to local companies, museums and key cultural sites.

MODULE SYNOPSIS

Year 1
EPE1101 Electricity and Magnetism

Through this module, you will learn the fundamentals of electromagnetism in preparation for other modules in this degree programme.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about gravitational, electric and magnetic fields using real life applications.
  • Explore the connection between conservative forces and potential energy, between electricity and magnetism, and the motion of charges within electric circuits.
EPE1102 Electronics

Through this module, you will learn the basic concepts associated with analogue and digital electronics that will build the essential foundation for advanced modules in this course.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain an understanding of the operation and characteristics of analogue semiconductor devices and digital electronics devices.
EPE1103 Circuit Theory

Through this first-year module that deals with electrical and magnetic components of circuits and devices, you will establish an important foundation for other related modules ahead in this degree programme. 

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the physical quantities of voltage and current, circuit principles, power and energy, and the operations of op-amps.  
  • Gain knowledge on circuit theory that will be required for the design projects in the third year and subsequent modules in electronics, signals, communications and electrical machines. 
EPE1105 Signals and Communications

Through this first-year module, you will learn about the fundamentals of analogue/ digital communication systems and gain exposure to different modulation and multiplexing techniques.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Apply modulation and multiplexing techniques for telecommunications, broadcasting and point-to-point communications.
  • Gain knowledge on the vital role of analogue and digital communications in the modern world and implement error detection and correction in communication channels.
EPE1108 C Programming

Through this module, you will gain a firm understanding of and develop your competence in writing programs in C language to solve engineering problems.  

Key takeaway(s):

In relation to C programming, you will develop your ability to:  

  • Understand basic terminology, plan, implement, test and debug.  
  • Apply variables, mathematical and logical expressions.  
  • Implement functions, arrays and pointers.    
  • Engage in temperature data analysis and electric circuit calculations.
EPE1109 Technical Writing and Effective Communication

Through this module, you will develop your technical writing and oral presentation skills to communicate well through technical proposal writing and presentation activities. 

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Learn and employ specific strategies on how to write technical information and present such information coherently and clearly during a technical presentation.  
  • Learn how to plan and manage technical projects, and appreciate business organisation and planning.
EPE1110 Engineering Mathematics 1

Through this module, you will build a strong mathematical foundation that will be applied in advanced engineering modules further in this degree programme.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn the fundamentals of functions, complex numbers, vectors and matrix algebra.
  • Learn the key principles in Limits and Continuity which include L'Hôpital's rule and Single Variable Calculus, amongst others.   
  • Gain proficiency in employing De Moivre’s theorem and Euler’s formula, vector equation of line and plane, and Gaussian elimination method, amongst others.
EPE1111 Engineering Mathematics 2

Through this module, you will learn differential equations and linear algebra that will be applied in enabling a large range of engineering systems to be modelled.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Gain proficiency in differentiation and integration, partial differentiation, techniques of integration and numerical integration, first- and second-order ordinary differential equations, and analytical methods of solution.
Year 2
EPE2200 Automatic Control

Through this module, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of control engineering and modelling.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the first- and second-order dynamics in the time domain, system compensation via PID control schemes, and system stability using time and frequency domain characteristics.
  • Explore time domain specifications and high order systems, closed-loop systems, steady state error and controller design, root locus and design based on root locus and frequency response.
EPE2201 Electrical Systems

Through this module, you will learn important concepts in electrical systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about polyphase circuits, polyphase synchronous machines, three-phase distribution systems, polyphase induction machines and electric drives.
EPE2202 Digital Electronics

Through this module, you will learn the essential principles of digital logic systems used for control, communications and information processing.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn how to design digital logic systems and gain insights into the operation and performance of computer arithmetic circuits, synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic circuits.
EPE2203 Analogue Electronics

Through this module, you will learn about the operation of commercially important semiconductor devices (diodes, BJT and MOSFET) and their applications in various amplifiers.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Learn about semiconductor physics, the causes of non-constant frequency response in electronic amplifiers, and the non-idealities of real operational amplifiers.
  • Understand the application and effect of feedback in electronic circuits and the forms of power amplifiers in common use.
EPE2205 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

Through this module, you will enhance your understanding of electromagnetic fields and wave behaviour as you apply these concepts into quasi-static fields, transmission lines and plane waves.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Learn the concepts of displacement current, Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential form, Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations.
  • Understand distributed circuits, derivation of transmission line parameters, attenuation and phase coefficients, characteristic impedance, SWR definition, lossless and lossy lines.
EPE2206 Computer Systems and Microprocessors

Through this module, you will refine your programming techniques at both high- and low-level C programming, and Assembly language programming.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Design, test and build a microprocessor system.
  • Learn about microprocessor architecture and basic system organisation, including bus, address mapping, software timing, I/O controllers, analogue to digital conversion, memory hierarchy, and UART.
EPE2207 Project and Career Professional Development

Through this module, you will develop planning, design, construction and communication skills through teamwork in a design-based project.    

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Plan and manage technical projects and appreciate business organisation and planning.
  • Enhance your professional skills to fulfil your role as a future engineering manager.
EPE2208 Signals and Systems

Through this module, you will learn the fundamentals of linear systems theory and its application to the analysis of signals and system behaviour.  

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Appreciate the vital role of analogue and digital communications in the modern world.
  • Understand the theoretical development of transforms, including Laplace Transform, Z-Transform, Fourier Transformation, and Fourier Series, their properties and applications to solving circuit analysis.
  • Enhance your understanding of communications concepts and systems.
EPE2210 Accounting, Finance and Law for Engineers

Through this introductory module, you will be equipped with the basic knowledge of finance, accounting, law, ethics and operational standards usually encountered by engineers.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Gain an understanding on the code of ethics of professional engineering bodies and dealing with ethical dilemmas
  • Gain familiarity with different benchmark operation standards pertaining to quality, environmental and energy management, corporate social responsibility and occupational health and safety.
EPE3203 Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Through this module, you will learn about the operation and characteristics of modern electricity networks under different operating conditions.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain an understanding of key aspects of electricity networks/modern electricity supply systems, and the issues associated with their operations.
EPE3204 Renewable Energy Systems

Through this module, you will learn about the operating principles and energy conversion processes of different renewable energy sources and thermal power systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Acquire knowledge on the operating principles, characteristics and key issues of energy generation from different renewable energy sources, including solar photovoltaics and wind.
  • Acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of thermodynamics and power generation from thermal power systems.
EPE3210 Integrated Work Study Programme

Through this module, you will be provided with the opportunity to apply your engineering knowledge, technical skills, and social-ethical understanding into practice in a real workplace environment.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.
  • Appreciate real-world constraints in respective industry contexts to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace.
  • Benefit from the acquired experience that may contribute to your professional accreditation/certification requirements.
Year 3
EPE3210 Integrated Work Study Programme

Through this module, you will be provided with the opportunity to apply your engineering knowledge, technical skills, and social-ethical understanding into practice in a real workplace environment.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.
  • Appreciate real-world constraints in respective industry contexts to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace.
  • Benefit from the acquired experience that may contribute to your professional accreditation/certification requirements.
EPE3200 State Space Analysis and Controller Design

Through this module, you will be equipped with various analysis techniques and controller design approaches in state space.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the transformation of systems into state-space form, solution of the state equation, the state transition matrix, pole placement controller design, LQR controller design and estimators.
EPE3201 Electrical Machines and Generators

Through this module, you will learn how to perform steady-state analysis on electrical machines and generators, and understand their dynamic performance.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the characteristics and operating principles of different electrical machines including DC machines, AC synchronous and asynchronous machines.
  • Learn how to link mathematical models to the electrical machines’ behaviours under different operating conditions.
EPE3202 Power Electronics

Through this module, you will learn about power electronic converters and their practical applications in electrical power systems.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Acquire knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and design power electronic converters utilising modern power electronic devices.
EPE3206 High Voltage Technology

Through this module, you will learn about high voltage engineering, its phenomena, technology, basic high voltage generation and measurement techniques.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Acquire knowledge on high voltage electrical systems, equipment and insulation tests.
     
EPE3207 Individual Project

Through this module, you will enhance your ability to apply the technical knowledge and skills acquired through the course of this programme to solve real-world complex engineering problems.

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Develop effective communication, project management and planning, oral presentation skills whilst working on the project.
Campus Location
SIT@NYP Building
SIT@NYP Building

Nanyang Polytechnic
172A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 567739
(beside Blk Q of NYP campus)