National University of Science & Technology

"Think In Other Terms"

Structure of the Programme

The BEng (Hons) Programme requires full time study over a period of five years. In each year, other than the Industrial Attachment Period, in order to be regarded as a full-time student, a student shall register for and attend a minimum number of courses. A Part is essentially a year of study. Each course is designated as Part I, II, III IV or V course.

Part One Courses

A foundation course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering principles for all engineering disciplines.
Electrical Engineering: Electrical quantities, units, power and energy, elementary circuit theory for passive elements, inductive coupling of AC circuits, elementary transformer theory, elementary DC and AC machine characteristics, as well as three-phase circuits and power calculations.
Electronic Engineering: Semiconductor basics and rectifier circuits, bipolar transistors and small-signal characteristics, field-effect characteristics and amplifier application examples, operational amplifier characteristics and applications.

Part Two Courses

TEE 2101 Network Theory
Analysis of continuous and discrete signals and systems. Topics include convolution, impulse response, system classifications, state variable formulation, differential and difference equations.

TEE 2102 Electrical Machines
Fields and magnetic circuits. Energy conversion phenomena. Three-phase theory. Transformers: principles, operation and construction. Special transformers. Principles, classification, characteristics and construction of synchronous, induction and dc machines. Single-phase induction motors. Steady-state and transient behaviour of machines.

TEE 2105 The Professional Engineer
What is engineering, engineering inventions, the computer age, ethics and the engineer, engineering in Zimbabwe, Engineers and safety, the environmental debate, the adaptable engineer.

TEE 2111 Analogue Electronics
An introduction to stabilised power supplies, small-signal models of differential, single stage, multi-stage and integrated circuit amplifiers, oscillators, waveshaping and switching circuits. High frequency effects. Stability and performance measurement. Electronic test equipment and verification of principles.

TEE 2141 Electrical Measurements
Basic measuring devices, ammeters, voltmeters, potentiometers, bridges, Standards, accuracy, precision components. Electronic