Power Engineering Technology is designed train students to become certified power engineering technologists who can control large, power station and process systems. The program offers a high-level course of study that trains students to perform production work in the operation and development of large energy projects such as oil sands, gas plants and electrical generating stations. This program is integrated under Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB). This program is offered full time and can be completed in four years. Each academic year is divided into two 16-week semesters.
Graduates find work as plant operators, design assistants, research and development assistants and process operators in the petroleum, power plant, petrochemical, refining, and pulp and paper industries. Opportunities also exist for positions in field and design offices and mechanical or industrial sales outlets.
Graduates of the Power Engineering Technology program have a 87% employment rate.
The Power Engineering Technology (PET) program requires the interest an aptitude for math, science, and good communication skills in person and in writing. Other characteristics that would benefit are good mechanical and electrical aptitude. The foundation that you have developed in these areas through previous education and experience will be further enhanced through courses that include lecture and laboratory components.
Contact time with instructors in lectures and labs is thirty hours per week. The average student is expected to spend about an additional twenty five hours per week on assignments, studying, and projects.
A career in Power Engineering Technology typically at junior levels could involve working in high noise levels, high temperatures, and all types of outdoor weather conditions. Senior positions often work in climate controlled environments or offices. Power engineers often work shifts, weekends, holidays and emergency overtime to accommodate continuous production.
In the PET program students are exposed to lab work that simulates field activities. This includes operating and monitoring boilers, associated auxiliary equipment and industry related equipment. This work requires students to follow safety precautions/procedures and wearing personal protective equipment such as safety glasses.
PET graduates will often work in teams of various sizes. In the PET program many courses require working in teams for projects or lab assignments. This requires good organizational and decision making an interpersonal skills.
The PET program is designed to provide teaching, or the delivery of information to students, at the beginning of the program, but evolves to more of a coaching role, where students learn more independently, by the end of the program. This requires that students take more initiative and responsibility for their learning, with instructors available as a resource, as they progress through the program.