Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical)

Faculty of EDICT (Engineering,Design and ICT)
Programme Title (Arabic) البكالوريوس في تقنية الهندسة (تخصص الهندسة الكهربائية)
Acronym / Abbreviation* BEngTech Electrical
Nature Major
Programme Code ENT8040 Programme Duration 4 Year/Cycle Programme Level Level 8
Programme Credits 480 Award Category Bachelors
Effective From 2018/2019 Sem 1
Owner School of Engineering
Professional Body
Professional Body Recognition Status Effective From Interim Date Professional Bodies Contact Person Evidence
Employability Skills Not Active 04 January 2021        
Target Groups*
High School Graduates
Qualification Completion Requirements Criteria

Awarded where candidates have met all of the requirements below:

  • Successful completion of, or exemption from, all courses listed in Schedule A below;

  • Accumulation of at least 30 credits from courses in Schedule B;

  • Accumulation of at least 15 credits from courses in Schedule C;

Achieve the Bahrain Polytechnic General Qualification Requirements as found in Policy A/AB/004, Naming and Awarding Qualifications;

  • Completion of courses to accumulate a total of 480 credits from any Bahrain Polytechnic Qualification;

  • Completion of 80 days of work experience

Programme Overview*

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology Programme offered at Bahrain Polytechnic is composed of three Qualifications; the Mechanical Major, the Electronics Major and the Electrical Major, all placed at NQF level 8. Each of these qualifications, also have their own exit qualification which is an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology at NQF level 7.

The BEngTech Qualifications are designed and delivered in such a way, after extensive interaction with the Bahrain Engineering environment and society, in order to provide work-ready engineering technology graduates. The graduates will acquire advanced technical knowledge in their respective fields, specialized practical skills and valuable employability skills that will allow them to provide the drive for the transformation towards a knowledge-based economy in Bahrain.

All BEngTech Qualifications are delivered over a 4-year period consisting of 8 semesters. Students are expected to take 60 credits on average per semester and thus at the completion of their studies they should have accumulated a total of 480 credits. In those 480 credits, there exist 45 credits of Elective courses, 15 credits of National Requirement courses, 60 credits of English courses and the remaining 360 credits are taken from Core and Specialized Engineering Courses. Additionally, the students are required to complete a total of 80 work placement days. All Qualifications share a common 1st Year with courses that lay the foundations of Engineering Technology and provide the students with the required knowledge to succeed in their chosen specialization.

The uniqueness of the BEngTech qualifications at Bahrain Polytechnic is the strong commitment of the Institution to deliver these qualifications using student-centred learning and more specifically, the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Methodology. Using this learning methodology allows us to provide the required theoretical knowledge, practical skills and employability skills to our graduates and thus achieve our mission of producing enterprising and work-ready graduates for the Bahrain Society and Economy. The PBL methodology is implemented through the design of appropriate assignments that motivate the students to provide a solution to an Engineering design and/or analysis problem. Students are required to complete lab experiments, software practical assignments, design projects, controlled assignments such as theory tests and to provide rational justification for their work through the preparation of technical reports, presentations and posters. The theoretical knowledge given to the students is provided through a balanced combination of lectures, tutorials, experimental work, project work and one-to-one supervision with Faculty members.


Entry and Selection*

Entry Criteria

General entry requirements such as secondary school achievements, English and Mathematics are described in the Student Admission Policy A/AB/010. Specific entry requirements for this Programme, beyond those described in the Student Admission Policy are as follows:



Successful completion of

  • AP4203 English 2

  • AP4102 Mathematics 2 (Technical)  


Passing English and Mathematics selection tests at the required level or equivalent.


Selection and Criteria and Process*

Where there are more applicants who meet the programme entry criteria than can be accepted, the following shall be used:

Selection Criteria

  • Results from AP4203 English 2 and AP4102 Mathematics 2 (Technical) in the Foundation Programme at Bahrain Polytechnic.

  • Results from programme entry tests.

  • Work experience and prior educational achievement.


Selection Process

  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Major Selection Criteria*  
Accreditation / External Approval Requirements*  
Attendance Requirements*

Attendance requirements are described in the policy Student Attendance A/AB/010.


Qualification Overview*

The Electrical qualification is a technically-strong qualification that reflects the needs of the rapid and modern developments in Electrical Machines, Programmable Logic Controllers, Power Systems, Instrumentation and Control and Electrical Design for the Building Services sector that are happening nationally, regionally and internationally. It has a strong industrial focus on the Instrumentation and Control for the Petrochemical Process Industries and the Electrical Power Industries which are widely present in Bahrain.


Students gain advanced theoretical knowledge and specialist practical skills in the areas of Electrical Machines, Instrumentation and Control, Programmable Logic Controllers, Power Systems (Generation, Transmission, Distribution), Electrical Installations Design for the Building Services sector and Engineering Programming using C++ and the important Engineering software packages MatLab and LabView.


Qualification Aim*

The aim of this qualification is to provide students with a comprehensive set of skills for employment as engineering technologists (an engineering technologist is defined by the Sydney Accord as being competent at analysing, solving, managing and taking responsibility for broadly-defined engineering problems and activities).

The qualification will provide students with:

  • theoretical and practical skills to solve engineering problems and design engineering systems in the broad area of Instrumentation and Control, Programmable Logic Controllers, Power Systems and Electrical Machines and Electrical Design of installation and illumination systems for the Building Services Sector.

  • skills necessary for effective communication, analysis, team work, documentation and evaluation of systems through the inclusion of courses in English language, mathematics, project management, ethics and social responsibility.

Graduate Pathways and Destination*

This programme prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities:

  • instrumentation and control technologist for the petrochemical industry

  • programmable logic controllers and industrial automation

  • Electrical Machines operation and maintenance

  • building automation systems

  • design of electrical installations and illumination systems for the building services sector

  • computer-aided design (CAD) for the Electrical sector


Graduates from the Bachelor of Engineering Technology programme who wish to continue their studies may apply to any university for admission into their programme. For an engineering technology degree, it is common practice for a university to first enrol the student into a post-graduate diploma programme and based on progress made, transfer them to a full Masters programme.


  1. Pathways Diagram    


Master of Engineering*

Bachelor of Engineering*





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Associate Degree in Engineering Technology



           ▲ Exit


Certificate in Academic Preparation

Direct Entry

Associate Degree in Engineering*


*Not currently offered by Bahrain Polytechnic


Other Information*
  1. Work Experience Requirements:

  • Students are required to complete 80 days of work experience in approved engineering companies. This work experience will normally be carried out during the academic year in 4 periods of 4 weeks each.

  • Work experience will normally be arranged by the Faculty, but students can also apply to obtain work placement on their own.

  • Records of attendance will be maintained at the workplace and forwarded to the Faculty following each work experience period.

  • Work placements must be approved by the Programme Manager and involve the student in activity that will contribute to the student’s knowledge of the engineering technology industry.

  • To have the work experience credited, each student must also complete a work-placement logbook describing the work performed and the practices observed during each period of work experience along with an evaluation of the employability skills obtained by the work supervisor.


Exemption from work experience requirements:

  • Students may be given partial or total exemption from the work experience requirements if they have completed appropriate alternative work experience.

  • Applications for exemption must be made in writing to the Programme Manager.

  • Supporting evidence and information (e.g. certificates awarded and workbooks or other evidence of work performed) must be submitted with the application.

  1. Electrical Major Selection Requirements

Where the number of applicants for the Electrical Major exceeds the available places, the following criteria for selection apply:

  • First priority to students who have completed all courses in the common first year of the degree.

  • Second priority to those students with highest combined GPAs from EN6000 Electrical Fundamentals and EN6010 Engineering Computing Fundamentals.


Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialisation to deal with defined and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems or methodologies.
Identify, formulate, research literature and solve broadly-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to their discipline or area of specialisation.
Understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practice.
Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context and demonstrate knowledge of the need for sustainable development.
Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice
Design solutions for broadly-defined engineering technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
Conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modeling tools, to broadly-defined engineering activities, with an understanding of their limitations.
Practice as a professional using 21st century skills
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of management and business practices, such as risk and change management, and understand their limitations.
Provide solutions to electrical engineering problems factoring in sustainability, cost factors and engineering ethics principles.
Operate electrical testing and measurement instruments and present the results using industry standard documentation format.
Diagnose the performance of electrical systems in the presence of faults.

Semester Schedules

Year 1 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EN6000 Electrical Fundamentals
EN6990 Engineering Practice
EN6990 Engineering Practice
EN6907 Mathematics for Engineers 1
EN6907 Mathematics for Engineers 1
EL5005 Reading and Writing English for EDICT

Year 1 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EN6010 Engineering Computing Fundamentals
EN6010 Engineering Computing Fundamentals
EN6914 Mathematics for Engineers 2
EN6914 Mathematics for Engineers 2
EN6903 Mechanical Fundamentals
EL5006 Speaking and Listening English for EDICT
EL5006 Speaking and Listening English for EDICT

Year 2 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EN6080 Alternating Current ( AC ) Circuit theory
EN6080 Alternating Current ( AC ) Circuit theory
EN7061 Analogue Electronic Circuits
EN6001 Engineering Computing
EN6001 Engineering Computing
EL6001 English for EDICT 3
EL6001 English for EDICT 3

Year 2 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EN6020 Digital Devices and Systems
EL6002 English for EDICT 4
EL6002 English for EDICT 4
EN7230 Instrumentation and Automatic Control
NR National Requirements
Course Code Title
NR-Arabic National Requirements- Arabic

Year 3 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
ELE1 Electives 1
EN7032 Electrical Machines
EN8007 Electronic Circuit Design
EN7008 Power Electronics

Year 3 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EN8151 Low Voltage Electrical Systems
EN7035 PLC Programming & Applications
Course Code Title
ELE1 Electives 1

Year 4 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EN8231 Control System Design
EN8033 Electrical Drives
EN8922 Engineering Project Management and Quality
EN8061 Power Systems
EN8913 Project Proposal

Year 4 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EN8008 Advanced Power Electronics
EN8914 Co-operative Learning Project
EN8152 Electrical Lighting Design
EN8911 Engineering Research Project
EN8153 Renewable Energy Technology and Sustainability
Course Code Title
ELE1 Electives 1