Electrical and Computer Engineering Profession
Electrical and electronic engineers conduct research and design, develop, test, and oversee the implementation of electronic systems and the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and devices. This ranges from global positioning systems (GPS) to giant electric power generators. Electrical engineers are meant to be inventive, supervising the manufacture and testing of electrical equipment. Some of this equipment includes electric motors; machinery controls, lighting, and wiring in buildings; radar and navigation systems; communications systems; and power generation, control, and transmission devices used by electric utilities. Although the terms electrical and electronic engineering are often used interchangeably, electrical engineers more traditionally have focused on the generation and supply of power, whereas electronic engineers have worked on applications of electricity to control systems or signal processing. Electrical engineers specialize in areas such as power systems engineering or electrical equipment manufacturing. Many electronic engineers also work in areas closely related to computers. However, engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers. This is a significant distinction. Electronic engineers specialize in areas such as communications, signal processing, and control systems and regularly have a specialty within one of these areas—control systems or aviation electronics, for example.
Welcome to the Electrical and Electronic (EE) Engineering Program at the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University. We are proud of our program, which is both entrepreneurial and vital. Our faculty and students are educated in state-of-the-art facilities, inspired by new directions in electrical and electronic engineering, developing new technologies to help address critical societal challenges in the 21st century.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Education at NU
The Electrical and Electronic Engineering at NU is a broad-based discipline and develops in students a mastery of the basic engineering principles underlying electrical and electronic engineering with emphasis on electronic and micro-controllers-based design, communication and networking, operation and control of electrical machines, power system generation and distribution, systems modeling, automation and control. The graduates are encouraged to have the basic experimental, design, and communication skills in order to be prepared for continued study at graduate level or for entry level positions that require a basic knowledge of electrical engineering, science, and technology.
Meet the faculty representatives of the department.