A Bit about Power Systems
The demand by industrial organizations, institutes and households for electrical energy is increasing, and the ability to supply such demand is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. The depletion of the global sources of energy obligate special attention being paid to the field of streamlining all aspects of energy – from the electrical energy generating processes, through transmission and up to and including the manner of consumption of electricity by the end user. In light of the rise in the scope of activities in the field, and as a consequence thereof, the demand for engineers in the local and global market, there has been a significant increase in the number of students requesting to study professions in the field of power systems.
The Advantage of Majoring in Power Systems at Afeka College
Majoring in Power Systems trains the students to work in a fascinating domain and enables them to analyze and design all engineering and techno-economic aspects of electrical power systems – from the generating and transmission of energy and up to and including the distribution of power to industrial, public and private consumers. The unique curriculum is based on the study format in force at leading universities in Israel and around the world, in a manner that will enable the students to plumb the depths of their skills in the field of knowledge and engineering of power systems, with emphasis on the design of super high, overhead, high and low tension power systems
In addition to the scientific background, the curriculum significantly expands the mode of developing the engineering and techo-economic capability and vision of the students when coming to design power transmission systems and to handle distribution to the various consumers and even provides them with the range of engineering tools required by professional engineers.
The Future of Graduates Majoring in Power Systems
Pursuant to the Electricity Law 5714 – 1954 and associated valid regulations, every engineer must carry an engineering electrician’s license in order to work in Electrical Engineering. Obtaining such a license depends upon prior registration at the Electricity Section – Power Systems of the Register of Engineers and Architects. The eligibility to be recorded in the register and to obtain an engineering electrician’s license is only granted to graduates of a B. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, who majored in the power systems / engineering track (“high tension”), recognized by the Council for Higher Education.
Afeka College is one of the few institutes in Israel that provide a course in Electrical Engineering with a major in power and energy engineering and is an academic institute recognized by the Registrar of Engineers and Architects. The Afeka College external studies curriculum enables the graduates, as is the case with other graduates, to complete the subjects required in order to obtain an engineering electrician’s license.
Upon completion of studies in this majoring track, the graduates will be eligible to register in the Register of Engineers and Architects, obtain the license required to practice electrical engineering and to integrate into a range of jobs in organizations and companies in the business and private sector in the fields of hi-tech, defense, communications, etc.