The Bachelor in Electrical Technology is a four (4) year program pre-service degree program. It is a modern and integrated system of technical learning, that combines trade related theory, hands-on laboratory activities, and industry-based experience (in-plant training).
In response to the increasing demand for medium and high level electro-technological man power of the country’s technical industry, this program seeks to produce a new breed of competent technicians and or electricians imbued with authentic human and Christian values and equipped with substantial occupational skills and knowledge necessary for the development of this country and gaining employments as highly motivated electrical technicians, supervisors and or managers.
The program aims to provide the skills and knowledge relevant to many vocations within the broad fields of the trade rather than those of a particular industry or sector of industry. This gives a wider opportunity for the graduates to find a place in the workforce. The program through its Entrepreneurship elective unit gives that option for the graduates to venture into their own small business using the knowledge and skills learned.
This program is a more advanced program to the diploma program.
Students of the Bachelor in Electrical Technology are required to complete a minimum of one hundred seventy-six units of study. The minimum number refers to the compulsory units and
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excludes the units that can be earned by taking the elective units. By covering the required units in every year level a semester, it would take participants four years to complete the program. The elective units offered in this program are Workshop/ Laboratory Management and Entrepreneurship Education.
Moreover, the students are engaged in twelve weeks (6 weeks each during their 3rd and 4th Years) of Practice Teaching in the recognized secondary school or technical/vocational colleges or centres in the country to harness their skills in their chosen field of profession.
In addition to the intensive training to mould a true Bosconian, In-Plant Training (IPT) is included in the Bachelor Program. It is composed of sixteen weeks (8 weeks each during their 1st and 2nd Years) industry experience. This is to give the students a firsthand experience in the world of actual work by being indentured in the different companies around the National Capital District. On a case-to-case basis, students are allowed to go for their IPT outside of Port Moresby especially if they need to do their industry experience in their sponsoring companies.