It is well known that the degree of development of a nation is measured by its per capital consumption of electrical energy, i.e. electrical energy utilization. The generation of electricity, its transmission and its distribution are thus of primary concern to all developing and rapidly industrializing countries. Since it is estimated that some 80% of generated power is used to drive motors, machines, electrical drives and power electronics (form a very important part of electrical power engineering).
With electrification projects forging ahead in developing countries and peak demand forecast doubling every ten years, there is a pressing need for expert generation, transmission and distribution engineers. Also under study by Arab and African countries are projects for the formation of super grids linking all nations from Iraq in the east to Morocco in the west and from North Africa across the continent to South Africa with eventual interconnection with Europe. The scope of electrical power engineering is thus very wide and power engineers are required to be knowledgeable in both conventional and frontline topics.
Automatic control systems are not only responsible for the modern way of life they have indeed revolutionized all aspects of both civil and military life. Its industrial applications have speeded up the production and improved the quality of a very large number of manufactured goods. In power systems the wide use of automatic control systems has added to the reliability, stability and economy of generation, transmission and distribution systems.
Department Teaching Staff