1. Introduction

As a developing country Rwanda has a huge need for technicians/engineers in different domains to improve the welfare of its population and to sustain the development of its industry. That is particularly true in the domain of electrical technology.

Electrical energy technologies are expected to play an important in Rwandan economy. Thus, the current programme is there to produce competent technicians who are ready to partcipate effectevely in the growth of elecrical energy industry.

As, Rwanda Polytechnic mandate is to produce the needed well trained people in different fields of technology, the current programme fulfils that mandate in the field of Electrical Technology.


2. Expected Learning Outcome

Graduates of Electrical Technology programme are expected to be able to work in various industries operating in electrical engineering and automation. This ranges from high power industries like the national grid’s generation plants, transmission system, substations and distribution system, to manufacturing industries having automatic systems.

Graduates in Electrical Technology Program will be able to start their own enterprises/companies operating in the above-cited areas, and eventually employ many other citizens.


3. Qualifications and Minimum requirements

a. Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Electrical Technology

Candidates qualified for admission shall have an Advanced General or technical Certificate of Secondary Education, with at least two relevant principal passes permitting entry to higher education.

For applicants from advanced General secondary education, we consider those with highest aggregated point from the highlighted two core principal courses. 

For applicants from TVET education, some courses like entrepreneurship, Technical Languages and practical exam will not be considered as core modules for admission points.

b. Short term Trainings


Name of the Training

Minimum Requirements



Electrical Domestic Installations

O level Certficate

4 months


Electrical Industrial Installations

High School Certificate in any program

1 year


4. Covered modules

Year 1

  • General English,
  • Engineering Mathematics-I,
  • Engineering Physics-I,
  • Computer Fundamentals,
  • Kinyarwanda,
  • Electrical Engineering Drawing,
  • Domestic Electrical Installation workshop;
  • English for Technology, Engineering Mathematics-II,
  • Engineering Physics-II, Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation,
  • Electrical Network Analysis, Analogue Electronics,
  • Basic Electronics and Advanced Electrical Installations Workshop.


Year 2

  • Electrical Machines Control workshop,
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming,
  • Electrical Machines-I,
  • Electrical Power Plant,
  • Electrical Power Computer-Aided Design,
  • Industrial Safety and Maintenance,
  • Digital Electronics; Hydraulics and Pneumatics Automation,
  • Electrical machines-II, Power Electronics,
  • Microprocessors and Microcontroller,
  • Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution,
  • Industrial Safety and Maintenance,
  • Research Methodology and Communication Skills,
  • Electrical Machines Rewinding and Maintenance workshop.


Year 3

  • Programmable Logic Controllers Lab,
  • Programmable ICs workshop,
  • Electrical Power Utilization,
  • Automatic Control Systems,
  • Entrepreneurship and Engineering Ethics,
  • Mechatronics and Robotics Technology,
  • Smart Grid Technology.