The Department of Electrical Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, started its undergraduate business in electronic field in 2008 and is now working in undergraduate programs in telecommunication, control, and mechatronics. Since the major mission of the industrial universities is to train experts with high scientific and industrial potential and, on the other hand, to communicate with the body of the industry to meet the engineering needs. Therefore, this department aims to educate graduates with a high academic and practical vision. And, using the experience and knowledge of full-time faculty members, they try to solve problems in the industry in various ways.
This department receives 30 undergraduate students per year and 30 undergraduate students in optics and laser applications. It is hoped that with the increase of the faculty members in different fields and trends and in the light of the efforts of experts and trust in Allah Almighty, in near future, we would see the flourishing of this department in all its tendencies.
Electrical engineering after the invention of the transistor (the largest invention of the 20th century) was recognized as the main field of engineering in the advancement of science and technology in the 1940s. Today, this field of engineering has various trends, including electronics, telecommunications, control and power, but with the advent of technology and the specialization of applications, new disciplines such as medical engineering, mechatronics, optics engineering, micro machine engineering, electronic warfare, etc. have been created That day by day are developing. These tendencies and their sub-trends are on the rise as electrical engineering or entering other disciplines such as medicine, pharmacy, stock exchange, mechanics, civil engineering, mining, etc., is trying to solve existing problems so that it can serve the best responses for Specialists in the field.
The field of electrical engineering has a very wide range of applications: from power generation to power plants and from distribution to day-to-day devices such as mobile phones, receivers, radio and television transmitters, and medical, military and space applications, and so on. It can be said that modern human life is in the field of electrical engineering, and every change in this field has its cultural and social consequences, which is indicative of the extraordinary importance of this field of engineering.
Introduction of the Faculty
Introduction to the field
The development and growth of the electronics industry and its all-encompassing influence on human life has led the electrical engineering industry to be among the various branches of engineering. Electronic engineering involves the design and testing of electronic circuits. Undergraduate students are familiar with a range of circuits, including analog and digital circuits, and how to analyze and design them. Nowadays, with the development of integrated circuits and the creation of different branches in microelectronics and the various methods of analysis, it is easier to design and manufacture electronic systems for e-technicians, so that they are familiar with the programmable integrated circuits, such as microcontrollers, FPGAs, DSPs, and PLCs. It enables an electronics engineer to easily design and manufacture a variety of complex electronic systems.
Electronic engineering courses include electrical circuits, electronics, controls, electrical machines, telecommunications, and microprocessors. An electronic engineering expert is also familiar with how electronic circuitry is analyzed with the physical concepts of electronic components such as diode and transistor. Understanding component physics and mathematical analysis of the electronic circuits for an electronic engineer is important. In fact, what an engineer needs in order to advance his plans in his future career is to be taught, but the task of updating is on the engineer himself. Because half a lifetime of electrical engineering cycle is between 12 and 18 months, the cynical means that if an electrical engineer in his field does not study, his literacy is halved. This issue reflects the impact and importance of this field.
Introduction to optics and laser engineering
Optics is a branch of science that deals with the behavior and properties of visible light, infrared and ultraviolet light, and is used in many sciences (astronomy, engineering, medicine, photography, etc.). Due to its distinctive properties, the laser also plays a major role in increasing industrial production, the development of communication and the advancement of the printing and medical industry. In the field of optics and laser engineering students are familiar with a variety of laser and optics and their applications, laser spectroscopy (wavelength and frequency measurement), optical component manufacturing technology, and the ability to design and manufacture optical and laser equipment needed in different fields.
The knowledge of optics and laser has made many advances in recent decades. Considering the brilliant future and its ever-growing uses, it is necessary to train experts who are familiar with theoretical and practical foundations.
A bachelor's degree in optics and laser engineering is designed to teach the scientific fundamentals of optics and its application in optics, optoelectronics and laser equipment. In advanced technology, especially in the defense industry, producing, releasing and applying light, detecting it in different areas of vision, and interacting with light, is one of the important issues.
In this regard, it is highly felt for specialists who can take the necessary part in designing and calculating the construction and maintenance of optical, optoelectronic and laser equipment.
Industry and Labor Market Optics and Laser Engineering
In recent years, with the global growth of laser applications in the field of optics and laser, there has also been a good job market, to which we mention:
1 Hospitals and wellness centers
2 Telecommunication industry
3. Military Industries (Multiple Parts)
4. Atomic Energy Organization
5. Center for Laser Science and Technology of Iran
6. Research centers of the Ministry of Health
7. Industrial research centers of large factories
8. Designing, maintenance and repair of optoelectronic, laser and optoelectronic equipment.
9. Research and implementation of laser applications in scientific and industrial fields (such as welding, the construction of spacecraft, etc.), military and medical (such as laser therapy), optical communication and so on…
Laboratories held in the Department of Electrical Engineering
- Electrical Basics Laboratory
The purpose of this course is to review and practically observe the concepts presented in the fundamentals of electrical engineering as well as familiarize with measuring devices and principles of electrical circuit performance. By the end of this lesson, the student is expected to master how to operate and design basic electrical circuits.
The purpose of this lab is to learn the performance of the devices needed to measure different electrical quantities such as voltage, current, power and so on. Proper training is how to work with different types of measuring devices to determine different parameters in electrical circuits.
3. Telecommunication Circuit Lab
The purpose of this course is to familiarize and implement different FM / AM radio transmitter and receiver systems. In this lab, students are introduced to the practice of analog communication circuits and systems in the form of training boards, as well as in the Matlab and Simulink simulation environment.
4- Electronic Lab 1
The purpose of this laboratory is to familiarize students with the performance and technical specifications of electronic components including diode and transistor types. Design and implementation of diode and transistor circuits, such as rectifiers and types of transistor amplifier circuits, are other important goals of the laboratory.
5. General Electric Workshop
This workshop is specifically tailored to the needs of electrical students in various fields, with the appropriate equipment for conducting general building electrical circuits, building industrial electrical boards, advanced power steering circuits, and building electrical installations according to the workshop trends section. It is a field of electricity.
6. Electronics Lab
The lab provides the necessary facilities for conducting basic electronics tests for the disciplines of electrical, computer, mechanical, energy, and medical engineering, where students are introduced to a variety of electronic elements such as diodes and transistors, and more.
7- Laboratory of electric machines
The overall purpose of the machine lab is to study the characteristics of direct current electric motors (motors-generators) and single-phase transformers. And single-phase transducers become familiar with and experience the techniques of speed control, efficiency determination, loss calculation, and so on.
8. Pulse Techniques Laboratory
The goal of the lesson is to use the pulse design technique of orbital design, which can customize the design waveform at the output and use it. Therefore, it is important to be sensitive in selecting the quantity, type and sex of the components. In this lab, we have tried to test general and basic circuits that are of great use, to learn more about the operation of circuits in practice, to examine them in relation to the theory, and to the errors and answers that occur in practical testing, provides students with experiences and lessons learned.
9. Power supply lab
The purpose of this lab is to identify stabilized power supplies that use up-outs to control the output voltage. This experiment also examines how current limiters work.