In this century, researchers in the field of engineering must robustly promote the development of new technologies while addressing issues of sustainable development by recognizing the scarcity of resources and the importance of reducing environmental impacts. Electrical and electronic engineering, whose typical applications are in energy, electronics, and telecommunications, are both basic technologies that sustain contemporary society and state-of-the-art, frontier technologies.
The role played by electrical and electronic engineering is becoming increasingly important. The Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is committed to research and teaching excellence and prepares students to excel in one of today’s fastest-changing fields. Its goal is to develop engineers and researchers who possess leadership and the ability to identify and solve problems based on systematic and comprehensive knowledge, and possess a strong sense of ethics and a sense of mission to “contribute to the welfare of Ghanaians and Africans through engineering.”
Dr. David ANIPA holds a PhD. in Automatic Control and Computer Science from Laboratoire d’Automatique et d’Informatique de Marseille (LAIM), Université d’Aix Marseille III, Saint Jérôme in France. He retired from the Department of Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, KNUST, as Senior Lecturer in October, 2013 after 25 years of service (1988 -2013).
He took up a post-retirement appointment as Head of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department in KAAF University College, Buduburam, an affiliate institution of KNUST, from 2013 to 2016.
Dr. Anipa taught many courses during his 28-year teaching/research career in KNUST, KAAF University College, and 2iE in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. His teaching/research areas spanned
Electronics, Signal Processing, Control Systems, CAD/CAM, Real Time and Embedded Computer Systems, Robotics and Computer Vision, Computer Hardware/Software, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Electric Power systems
He organized many training programmes including
- Electronic Design
- Industrial Automation using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Solar PV technology
Dr. Anipa also coordinated a European Union and African Union-funded solar PV technology projects. The EU-funded Edulink project, Renewable Energy Education Project (REEP), resulted in the setting up and running of a Distance Learning M.Sc. programme in The Brew-Hammond Energy Center (TBHEC), College of Engineering, KNUST. His areas of interest include
- Electronic and Embedded computer System Design and prototyping
- Industrial Automation
- Solar PV technology
- Tech programme in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
The Department of EEE in the Faculty of Engineering of the AGIHL offers a B. Tech degree programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The 4-year competency-based programme focuses on how much learning and skills acquisition are achieved using modern educational technology tools. Competency-based teaching and learning will shift the role of our academic staff from that of a ‘sage on the stage’ to a ‘guide on the side’ thereby empowering our students to discover their innermost potential.
To distinguish itself as a Department for training graduates of world-class standard through innovative instructional strategies and state-of-the-art technologies.
Graduates of AGIHL Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, while upholding the principles of ethics and social responsibility, will be
- competent in their area of specialization,
- capable of independent thought and action,
- able to develop the concepts of professional practices, innovation and enterprise
- resourceful and resilient
- able to fit into the dynamic and rapidly changing market for electrical, electronics and telecommunication systems and products
- good communicators with abundant interpersonal skills
The EEE B. Tech degree programme is structured such that students pursue foundation courses in the first two years. Elective courses are introduced in the third and final years to enable students to specialize in the following areas:
- Electric Power Systems (Generation, Transmission, Distribution) and Renewable Energy Integration.
- Electric Drives, Control Systems and Instrumentation, Information Technology all leading to Industrial Automation.