Bachelor of Technology in Power Engineering at Polytechnic of Namibia

Bachelor of Technology in Power Engineering at Polytechnic of Namibia

What is Technology in Power Engineering?

Power engineering, also called power systems engineering, is a subfield of electrical engineering that deals with the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric power, and the electrical apparatus connected to such systems. 

Entry Requirement

30 points in 5 subjects including A-symbols in Mathematics, Physical Science and English on NSSC Ordinary Level OR a pass in at least 4 N5/N6 subjects with at least 40% including Mathematics and Physics equivalent subjects OR a pass of the InSTEM programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a power engineer do?

Power engineers work on a variety of equipment and machinery including generators, boilers, compressors and refrigeration units. They ensure that industrial systems in health care facilities are operating efficiently and safely and are maintained in accordance with prescribed standards.

What is meant by power in engineering?

Power, in science and engineering, time rate of doing work or delivering energy, expressible as the amount of work done W, or energy transferred, divided by the time interval t—or W/t. A given amount of work can be done by a low-powered motor in a long time or by a high-powered motor in a short time.

What are the types of power engineering?

These include transformers, electric generators, electric motors and power electronics. Power engineers may also work on systems that do not connect to the grid. These systems are called off-grid power systems and may be used in preference to on-grid systems for a variety of reasons.

Are power engineers paid well?

While the average employee salary at POWER Engineers is $75,910, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. The higher paying positions at POWER Engineers include Senior Piping Designer, Construction Manager, Project Manager, and Information Technology Analyst.

Is power engineering a hard course?

The online distance learning course I completed through SAIT for my 1st Class Power Engineering was by far the most difficult program to complete out of them all. To obtain the 12 month firing time reduction I had to complete twelve 30-45 page essays along with eight final exams.

Is power engineering a good field?

Some believe that power engineering is a less strenuous and less stressful career than other engineering fields; it is also a stable and relatively well-paying job, which makes it a desirable career for those who are not looking for a high-profile engineering position.

What is the highest level of power engineering?

The BCIT Power Engineering certificate and diploma programs offer the theoretical and practical training that you need to pass the exams for all five levels of power engineer certification, from Fifth Class to First Class (the highest). You can study full-time or part-time, depending on the program you select.

What are the 3 types of power in engineering?

These three types of power—true, reactive, and apparent—relate to one another in trigonometric form. We call this the power triangle: (Figure below). Power triangle relating apparent power to true power and reactive power.

Is electrical engineering a power engineer?

Power Engineering is one of the earliest fields that has developed within Electrical Engineering. It deals with generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.

What is the difference between power engineer and electrical engineer?

In power engineering, you learn generation, transmission and distribution of power while in electrical engineering you learn generally transmission and distribution and basic principles of electricity.

Are electrical engineers in demand?

Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 22,700 openings for electrical and electronics engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

What are power electronics?

Power electronics is the branch of electrical engineering that deals with the processing of high voltages and currents to deliver power that supports a variety of needs.

How do I become a power engineer?

The path to becoming a Power Engineer requires theoretical classroom education combined with practical hands-on experience. Candidates will need to complete an accredited program with either a recognized college or training provider and pass a provincial certification exam.

Are power engineers happy?

As it turns out, power engineers rate their career happiness 2.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 19% of careers.

How long does it take to become a 1st class power engineer?

30 months as an assistant chief engineer of a first class plant. 36 months as a safety officer for the purposes of this regulation. 30 months as shift engineer of a first class plant.