General Information

Developments in electric power engineering science field has been rapid in recent decades. This is partly driven by the ever-increasing importance of electricity in modern life. In a sense, human life activities become somewhat integrated with electric power. But on the other hand, the price primary energy increases; hence, electricity provision needs technology developments to achieve efficiency in the conversion of the primary energy to electricity.

As the impact of the demand for such efficiency increase, the science and technology in electric power engineering field also grows rapidly. The case is also similar for technology developments in the field of power engineering; technology improvement in the parts and control hardware in that field has also triggered research and enhancement of a better and more reliable energy conservation concepts.

Meanwhile, in terms of energy procurement and electric power system operation of the present and future, information technology and computers are becoming more factual and essential. Modern electric power system operation requires Real Time Computers to assist executors in managing the power system. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is a working tool whose utilization cannot be evaded in large-scale electric power systems. SCADA technology is growing very rapidly and lead to Automatic Substation and Open System technology. Hardware and software of the SCADA system which was only produced by the Power System Equipment manufacture, is now largely sold by the Personal Computer-based Software House and Remote Terminal Unit manufacture. Thus, a scholar who works in the electricity sector should also be able to communicate with a computer engineering graduate.

Expected Competence Qualification of Electric Power Engineering Graduates

The study program of Electric Power Engineering will produce graduates with competencies of following qualifications:

  • Possessing electric power engineering knowledge base which is strong, so that one is able to quickly keep up with the development of science and technology, especially in the field of electricity, and having the potential to grow and capable of lifelong education.
  • Possessing competence in mathematical and basic sciences application to solve the electric power issues.
  • Possessing the ability to develop engineering methods through the ability to formulate problems and seek alternative solutions, particularly in the field of electricity; for this purpose, the content of engineering design which is based on real problems will be emphasized in the study program of Electric Power Engineering.
  • Possessing a good understanding of the trends and the impact of technology, particularly electricity technology, both in the society and the environment.
  • Possessing the ability to complete tasks independently and in the programmed way, through the process of learning theory, laboratory practice, and the end-of-course project.
  • Possessing good and reliable norms and engineering ethics; possessing interdisciplinary thinking perspective and good communication skills to work effectively in the industry, the electricity company, and in the field of education and research.