Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Total # of Credit hours
    142

Program Overview

The Electrical Engineering program offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering is appropriate to the University's mission and its design and composition as well as its delivery and assessment of learning outcomes are in accordance with international academic norms. There is a regular process of assessment and evaluation and the results of such evaluation are regularly utilized for continuous improvement of the program. Its program learning outcomes are appropriate to the level of qualifications awarded and are consistent with the UAE Qualification Framework (QFEmirates).

The EE program requires a total of 142 credit hours for graduation. This includes 3 credit hours for 12 weeks of practical training (internship) in engineering organizations preceded by 2 weeks of intensive internal training in the College of Engineering. The remaining 139 credit hours of course work are distributed over 8 full semesters and one summer semester. Accordingly, a student can complete all the requirements for graduation in a period of four years. For graduation, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Depending upon the chosen concentration, students are awarded degrees as follows:

  • B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communication)
  • B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control)
  • B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Power and Renewable Energy)

The first three years of the study plan will be exactly the same as those of other concentrations and only in the final (fourth) year, students will take some different specialization courses.

Program Goals

The EE Program Goals, also referred to as Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are stated below.

Graduates of EE program shall be:

  1. Contributing as productive individuals, team members, and leaders in the electrical engineering profession.
  2. Updating and adapting their knowledge and abilities in their major field and associated disciplines.
  3. Engaging with the community at all levels in an ethical and professional manner.
  4. Pursuing graduate studies in electrical engineering and related fields both inside and outside the United Arab Emirates.
 
Admission Requirements
  1. A minimum High School Average of 75% for Elite Track, or 80% for Advanced Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required.
  2. Passing EmSAT in Mathematics with a score of 900 or equivalent.
  3. Passing EmSAT in Physics with a score of 800 or equivalent.
  4. Passing EmSAT in Arabic Language with a score of 600 or equivalent. Alternatively, non-native Arabic speakers can enroll in a non-credit “Introduction to Arabic Language” course at the institution.
  5. Passing EmSAT in English Language with a score of 1100, or an equivalent approved English Proficiency test.
  6. In addition to any other admission conditions set by the college/school.

For further information, please refer to the university admissions policy.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of electrical engineering pursue careers in a wide range of industries and services, including the electronic and computer industries, industrial manufacturing plants, security control systems, design automation companies, product design and development companies, major service companies for electronic appliances, mobile telephone industry, digital communication and networking industry, television and radio services, telecommunication companies, electrical power generation companies, electrical power distribution services, and renewable energy system design companies.  

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded upon the fulfillment of the following:

  • Successful completion of all courses in the program curriculum (139 credit hours)
  • Successful completion of 16 weeks of external training at engineering companies (3 credit hours)
  • The cumulative grade points average CGPA is at least  2.0

Program Learning Outcomes

The Program Outcomes (POs) are also referred to as Student Outcomes (SOs). To combine both terminologies, these outcomes may also be referred to as Student/Program Outcomes. The EE program has 8 Program Outcomes, stated as 1 to 8, as given below.

PLO#1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

PLO#2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

PLO#3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

PLO#4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

PLO#5: An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

PLO#6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

PLO#7: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

PLO#8: An ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration

Relationship of Program Outcomes to Program Goals

The Program Goals, based on the needs of its constituents, are broad statements. On the other hand, the Program or Student Outcomes (POs or SOs), derived from Program Goals, are defined in measurable terms and represent the abilities and attributes of students at the time of their graduation. Accordingly, there must be a well-defined relationship between Program Outcomes and Program Goals as the former will assist in attaining the latter. For the EE program, this relationship is given in Table 1 which shows how SOs will prepare graduates to attain the Program Goals.

 

Table 1: Relationship of Program Outcomes and Program Goals

Program Outcomes

Program Goals (Abbreviated)

Goal #1

Productively contributing in EE Profession

Goal #2

Updating their knowledge and abilities

Goal #3

Ethical and professional community engagement

Goal #4

Pursuing graduate studies

1

X

 

 

X

2

X

 

 

X

3

X

 

 

X

4

 

 

X

 

5

X

 

 

 

6

X

 

 

X

7

 

X

 

X

8

X

X

 

X

 

The rationale for the above table is as follows:

Goal #1: The most relevant program outcomes are those related to technical competence, i.e. 1, 2, 6, and 8. Program outcomes 3 and 5 are relevant because teamwork and effective communication play an important role in professional environment.

Goal #2: Program outcomes 7 and 8 are relevant because with their current knowledge and skills as well as ability for life-long learning, graduates will be able to continually update their knowledge and skills.

Goal #3: Program outcome 4 is relevant since in addition to an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, it is also important to have knowledge of contemporary issues and the impact of engineering solutions while engaging with the community at different levels.

Goal #4: For graduate studies all program outcomes related to technical competence, i.e. 1,2,6, and 8 are relevant. In addition, outcomes 3 and 7 are important because they relate to communication skills and self-learning ability.

Alignment of Program Outcomes to QFEmirates

The Program Outcomes are consistent with the level of qualification awarded as defined in the UAE Qualification Framework. Out of twelve Program Outcomes, four each are for knowledge, skills, and competencies, as follows:

Knowledge:

  • PLO-1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • PLO-2: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • PLO-4: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • PLO#7: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • PLO-8: an ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration

Skills:

  • PLO-1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • PLO-2: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • PLO-3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • PLO-6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • PLO-8: an ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration

Competencies:

Autonomy and Responsibility

  • PLO-2: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • PLO-4: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • PLO-5: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • PLO-7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Role in Context

  • PLO-5: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

Self-development

  • PLO-4: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • PLO-7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The alignment of Program Outcomes to QFEmirates is shown below in Table 2.

Table 2: Alignment of Program Outcomes to QFEmirates

Program Outcomes

Strand 1

Knowledge

Strand 2

Skills

Strand 3

Autonomy & Responsi-bility

Strand 4

Role in Context

Strand 5

Self-Development

PLO-1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

X

X

 

 

 

PLO-2: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

X

X

X

 

 

PLO-3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

X

 

 

 

PLO-4: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

X

 

X

 

X

PLO-5: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

 

 

X

X

 

PLO-6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

 

X

 

 

 

PLO-7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

X

 

X

 

X

PLO-8: an ability to explain and apply specialized knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and related areas.

 

X

X

 

 

 

Program Structure and Credit Hours

Degree Requirements

The B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering requires the completion of 139 Cr. Hrs of course work, distributed according to the following plan, plus 3 credit hours of practical training or internship (total of 142 credit hours):

Type of Courses

Credit/hour

1. University General Education Courses

(a) University Compulsory Courses

15

(b) University Program Required Courses

9

(b) University Elective Courses

6

2.   EE Program Requirements

(a)  EE College Required Courses

27

(b)   EE Core Courses

57

(c) EE Specialization Compulsory Courses

10

(d) EE Specialization Elective Courses

9

(e) Graduation Projects I & II

6

(f)  Internship

3

Total Credit Hours

142

 

University General Education Requirements

 1) University compulsory courses (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs

Prerequisite

ISL114

Islamic Culture

3

0

1

3

-

ARB 113

Arabic Written Expression

3

0

0

3

-

EMS 112

Emirates Studies

3

0

0

3

-

ENG 113

Academic Writing

2

2

0

3

-

INN 311

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3

0

0

3

66 Cr. Hrs.

 

2)EE University General Education courses (Natural Sciences) (6 Credit Hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Th

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs

Prerequisite

ENV113

Science of Energy and Global Environment

3

0

0

3

-

CHM 111

General Chemistry

2

2

0

3

 

3)EE University General Education course (Quantitative and Technology) (3 Credit Hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Th

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs

Prerequisite

STA 114

General Statistics

2

2

0

3

-

4) University Elective General Education Courses (6 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs

Prerequisite

1. Humanities / Arts (3 Credit Hours)

ART 113

Introduction to Performing Arts

3

0

0

3

-

FRE 212

Francophone world: Language and Culture

3

0

0

3

-

ART 112

Introduction to Aesthetics

3

0

0

3

-

ART 111

Introduction to Art

3

0

0

3

-

ISH 211

Islamic Civilization

3

0

0

3

-

LAW 262

Human Rights

3

0

0

3

-

WLT 111

World Literature

3

0

0

3

-

2. Social or Behavioral Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

THI 211

Critical Thinking

3

0

0

3

-

INF112

Media Culture

3

0

0

3

-

SSW 111

Social Responsibility

3

0

0

3

-

LAW 112

Work Ethics

3

0

0

3

-

PSY 111

General Psychology

3

0

0

3

-

LED 111

Leadership and Team Building

3

0

0

3

-

 

Electrical Engineering Program Compulsory Courses

1) EE College Required Courses (27 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th

Lab

Tut

Cr. Hrs

Prerequisite

MTH121

Engineering Mathematics I

3

0

2

3

 

MTH122

Engineering Mathematics II

3

0

2

3

MTH121

 

MTH221

Engineering Mathematics III

3

0

2

3

MTH122

MTH222

Engineering Math. IV

3

0

2

3

MTH221

PHY121

Engineering Physics I

3

2

2

4

 

PHY122

Engineering Physics II

3

2

2

4

 

ELE 105

Computer Programming

2

2

0

3

 

ELE 102

 Introduction to Engineering

1

0

1

1

 

ELE 410

 Engineering Management

3

0

0

3

ENG 113

 

2) EE Core Courses (57 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE202

Logic Design

3

2

2

4

-

 

 

Engineering Analysis

2

2

0

3

ELE105

ELE203

Circuit Analysis I

3

2

2

4

PHY122

ELE205

Electronic Devices & Circuits I

3

2

2

4

ELE203

ELE204

Signal and Systems

3

0

2

3

MTH221

ELE207

Circuit Analysis II

3

2

2

4

ELE203

ELE305

Electronic Devices & Circuits II    

3

2

2

4

ELE205

ELE302

Principles of Communications

3

2

2

4

ELE204

ELE303

Electromagnetic Fields & Wave Propagation

3

0

2

3

PHY122, MTH221

ELE307

Control Systems

3

2

2

4

ELE204

ELE310

Design with Integrated Circuits

3

2

0

4

ELE305

ELE314

Microcontrollers and Applications

3

2

0

4

ELE105, ELE202

ELE313

Sensors and Instrumentation

3

2

0

4

ELE305, ELE206

ELE312

Power Systems & Electrical Machines

3

2

0

4

ELE207

ELE304

Probability and Random Variables

3

0

2

3

MTH122

ELE465

Senior Seminar

1

0

0

1

ENG 113

 

  • Specialization Required Courses & Graduation Projects (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Electronics & Communication Concentration

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE425

Optoelectronics

3

0

0

3

ELE305

ELE303

ELE451

Communication & Switching Networks

3

2

0

4

ELE302

ELE455

Wireless Communication

3

0

0

3

ELE302, ELE303

ELE438

Graduation Project I

1

4

0

3

ELE310

ELE439

Graduation Project II

1

4

0

3

ELE438

  • Specialization Required Courses & Graduation Projects (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Instrumentation & Control Concentration

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE492

Power Switching Devices

3

0

0

3

ELE305

ELE207

ELE491

Industrial Control systems

3

2

2

4

ELE307

ELE483

Computer Based Instrumentation and control

2

2

0

3

ELE313,

ELE314

ELE488

Graduation Project I

1

4

0

3

ELE310

ELE489

Graduation Project II

1

4

0

3

ELE488

  • Specialization Required Courses & Graduation Projects (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Power & Renewable Energy Concentration

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE463

Renewable Energy Systems

3

2

0

4

ELE312

ELE464

Power System Analysis

3

0

0

3

ELE312

ELE477

Smart Grid Renewable Energy Systems

3

0

0

3

ELE463

ELE468

Graduation Project I

1

4

0

3

ELE310

ELE469

Graduation Project II

1

4

0

3

ELE468

  • Specialization Elective Courses (9 Cr. Hrs.)

Electronics & Communication Concentration

The student will take three of the following Specialization Electives as approved by the academic advisor. Two of these three courses should be within specialization. Advisor’s approval is required if the third elective is not from the listed electives.

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE421

VLSI Design       

3

0

0

3

ELE305, ELE202

ELE450

Digital Signal Processing

3

0

0

3

ELE204

ELE456

Telecommunication Systems

3

0

0

3

ELE302

ELE491

Industrial Control Systems

3

2

2

4

ELE307

ELE480

Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks

3

0

0

3

ELE202

ELE463

Renewable Energy Systems

3

2

0

4

ELE312

ELE436

Selected Topics in Electr.  and Comm.

3

0

0

3

ELE305, ELE320

ELE437

Directed Study in Electr. And Comm.

3

0

0

3

ELE310, ELE302 + Approval

 

  • Specialization Elective Courses (9 Cr. Hrs.)

Instrumentation and Control Concentration

The student will take three of the following Specialization Electives as approved by the academic advisor. Two of these three courses should be within specialization. Advisor’s approval is required if the third elective is not from the listed electives.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE451

Communication & Switching Networks

3

2

0

4

ELE302

ELE480

Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks

3

0

0

3

ELE202

ELE486

Biomedical Instrumentation

3

0

0

3

ELE313

ELE463

Renewable Energy Systems

3

2

0

4

ELE312

ELE470

Power System Protection and Control

3

0

0

3

ELE307, ELE312

ELE487

Selected Topics in Instrumentation & Control

3

0

0

3

ELE313

ELE490

Directed Study in Instrumentation & Control

3

0

0

3

ELE313 + Approval

  • Specialization Elective Courses (9 Cr. Hrs.)

Power & Renewable Energy Concentration

The student will take three of the following Specialization Electives as approved by the academic advisor. Two of these three courses should be within specialization. Advisor’s approval is required if the third elective is not from the listed electives.

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE492

Power Switching Devices

3

0

0

3

ELE207, ELE305

ELE491

Industrial Control Systems

3

2

2

4

ELE307

ELE480

Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks

3

0

0

3

ELE202

ELE470

Power System Protection and Control

3

0

0

3

ELE312, ELE307

ELE471

Power Generation and Transmission

3

0

0

3

ELE312

ELE472

Electrical Power Distribution Systems

3

0

0

3

ELE312

ELE478

Selected Topics in Power & Renewable Energy

3

0

0

3

ELE463

ELE479

Directed Study in Power & Renewable Energy

3

0

0

3

ELE463 +Approval

Study Plan

Following are the Four-Year Interactive Study Plans:
Instrumentation and Control Study Plan
Electronics and Communication Study Plan
Power and Renewable Energy Study Plan

 

MINOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The Minor in Electrical Engineering is offered to undergraduate students enrolled in either Biomedical Engineering or Computer Engineering programs offered by AU. There are some basic core courses that are common between these three programs. Having taken these basic core courses in their own programs, students majoring in the Biomedical and Computer Engineering programs will have the required foundation to expand their knowledge and skills in Electrical Engineering by taking some important courses in this discipline, thus enabling them to get a Minor in Electrical Engineering. The courses in the study plan of Minor in Electrical Engineering are designed such that students taking this Minor will not have to take any additional course just for the sake of meeting the pre-requisite requirements.

Study Plan

The specified courses for Minor in Electrical Engineering are given in the following table. These courses were selected after considering the study plans of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Computer Engineering (CE) programs at AU to ensure that students of these two programs have the required pre-requisite courses to take the courses needed for obtaining Minor in Electrical Engineering.

 

Course ID

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

(Th, Lab)

Pre-requisite(s)

ELE207

Circuit Analysis II

4

(3,2)

Circuit Analysis I (ELE203)

 

 Engineering Mathematics III (MTH221)

ELE206

Engineering Analysis

3

(3,0)

Computer Programming (ELE105)

ELE302

  OR

ELE307

Principles of Communication

          OR

Control Systems

 

4

(3,2)

Signals and Systems (ELE204)

ELE305

Electronic Devices and Circuits II

4

(3,2)

Electronic Devices and Circuits I (ELE205) 

ELE312

Power Systems and Electrical Machines

3

(3,0)

Circuit Analysis II (ELE207)

 

Admission and Completion Requirements

The requirements for a Minor in Electrical Engineering are presented in the following.

  1. Only the registered students of Biomedical and Computer Engineering programs at AU can apply for Minor in Electrical Engineering.
  2. For a student to be accepted for Minor in Electrical Engineering, his/her cumulative GPA at the time of application must be at least 2.0.
  3. The student will be enrolled for Minor in Electrical Engineering after obtaining approval from the advisor, Head of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and the Head of Biomedical Engineering Department as well as the Registrar (Office of Admissions and Registration).
  4. The students accepted for Minor in Electrical Engineering must successfully complete five specified courses (18 credit hours as given above) with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 in these courses.

Courses Descriptions

ELE205 Electronic Devices & Circuits I     (Lec-Lab-Credit Hrs) (3-2-4)

Basic properties of semiconductor materials. Theory of operation and applications of p-n junction diodes, zener diodes and photodiodes. Theory of operation, biasing circuits, and small signal analysis of Bipolar Junction Transistor and Junction Field Effect Transistor. Transistor configurations and two-port network representation of transistor a.c. equivalent circuits. Analysis and design of transistor amplifier circuits.

Prerequisite: ELE203

 

ELE305 Electronic Devices and Circuits II  (3-2-4)

Operational amplifiers and their applications. MOSFETs: theory of operation and characteristics of depletion and enhancement type MOSFETs, analysis of various biasing circuits. Small-signal model and AC analysis of amplifiers. Frequency response of amplifiers. Multistage amplifiers. Feedback amplifiers and oscillator circuits. Power amplifiers.

Prerequisite: ELE205

 

ELE310 Design with Integrated Circuits  (3-2-4)

A review of Op-Amps and Digital IC families. Design of analog signal conditioning circuits. Design of power supplies using IC regulators. Op-amp applications. Design of systems for measuring and displaying the measured values on LEDs. Applications of ADC, DAC, and counter ICs. Optoisolators, triacs, and control of high-voltage systems and actuators. Design of signal generators. Applications of commonly used ICs such as VCO, PLL, Timer IC.

Prerequisite: ELE305

 

ELE421  VLSI Design  (3-0-3)

Introduction to VLSI design. Review of MOSFET and basic logic gates in CMOS.  CMOS gates time delay, CMOS layers, designing FET arrays, stick diagrams, layouts of CMOS circuits. Fabrication of CMOS ICs. Advanced techniques in CMOS logic circuits. DRAM, SRAM, ROM designs.

Prerequisites: ELE305, ELE202

 

ELE425 Optoelectronics  (3-0-3)

Fundamental concepts of semiconductors optical properties. Characteristics and classification of detectors. Radiation sources, classification of radiation sources. Population inversion and gain in a two-level lasing medium. Optical feedback and laser cavity. P-N junction laser operating principles, threshold current, Hetero-junction lasers, Quantum well lasers, device fabrication and fiber coupling. Optical fibers and design of optical systems.

Prerequisites: ELE305, ELE303

 

ELE204 Signals and Systems (3-0-3)

This course aims to develop students’ understanding of discrete and continuous-time signals and systems, and their analysis in both time and transform domains. It further enhances their skills in analyzing such systems using computer-based simulation tools.

Prerequisite: MTH221

 

ELE302 Principles of Communication (3-2-4)

Introduction to fundamentals of communication systems. Amplitude Modulation (AM): Modulation index, spectrum of AM signals, AM circuits. Single side band modulation, frequency division multiplexing. Frequency Modulation (FM): Spectrum of FM signals, FM circuits. FM versus AM. Sampling, quantization, coding, pulse code modulation, delta modulation, time division multiplexing. Shift Keying methods.

Prerequisite: ELE204

 

ELE303 Electromagnetic Fields and Wave Propagation (3-0-3)

Electrostatics: Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law.  Electric fields in material space, Polarization in Dielectrics. Ampere’s Law, Stoke’s Theorem. Time-varying Fields, Faraday’s Law,   Maxwell’s Equations in point form, Maxwell's equations in integral form,  boundary conditions.  Wave equation, plane wave propagation, Poynting vector and average power. Transmission line theory, reflection and transmission on transmission lines.                         

Prerequisites: PHY122, MTH221

 

ELE450 Digital Signal Processing (3-0-3)

Review of discrete-time signals and systems. Transform-domain representations of signals: Discrete-time Fourier Transform, Fast-Fourier Transform, applications of Z-Transform. Transform-domain representations of LTI systems: Types of transfer functions, stability condition and test. Frequency response of a Rational Transfer Function. The difference equation and Digital Filtering. Concept of filtering: Finite Impulse Response (FIR) and Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) Filters.

Prerequisite:ELE204

 

ELE451 Communication & Switching Networks (3-2-4)

Introduction to computer networks, protocol in architecture and OSI reference model. Local Area Network (LAN): Topologies and transmission media. high-speed LAN. Token-Ring, FDDI. Circuit switching and packet switching, ISDN, DSL, packet switching network, X.25, frame relay, ATM. Internetworking devices. UDP, TCP architecture, Internet protocols, TCP/IP. Application Layer: Client-server model, socket interface, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, and WWW. Wireless Networking.

Prerequisite: ELE302

 

ELE456 Telecommunication Systems (3-0-3)

Introduction to telecommunication systems. Telecommunication fundamentals and transmission media characteristics. Design analog and digital data transmission schemes. Telephony systems: ISDN and PSTN, essentials of traffic engineering. Overview of Wireless LAN technology. Comparison of ZigBee with other standards and applications. Introduction to satellite and fiber optic based communications

Prerequisite: ELE302

 

ELE455 Wireless Communications (3-0-3)

Introduction to cellular mobile radio systems: Cellular-concept system design fundamentals, trunking and grade of service. Mobile channel, large scale and small-scale fading. Outdoor propagation models. Multiple access techniques for mobile communication. Modern cellular systems: Second-generation (2G) cellular networks, Third-Generation (3G), Fourth Generation (4G)  and fifth generation.

Prerequisites: ELE302, ELE303

 

ELE105 Computer Programming (2-2-3)

Problem solving using flowcharts, structure of a C++ program, data types, operators, variables and constants. Input and output, output formatting. Control Statements: IF and SWITCH statements. Control statement, iterative operations, function definition and calling, library functions, arrays and strings, pointers. File input and output.

Prerequisite:

 
ELE202 Logic Design (3-2-4)

Basic theorems and properties of Boolean Algebra and Boolean functions. Simplification of Boolean functions: Karnaugh Map and Tabulation Method. Product of Sums (POS) and Sum of Products (SOP) forms. Combinational logic circuits: Design and analysis procedures. Decoders, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, ROM, PLA and PAL. Sequential logic circuits: Flip Flops (RS, D, JK, T), design procedure for clocked sequential circuits, counters. Registers and shift registers.

Prerequisite:

 
ELE201 Engineering Analysis  (2-2-3)

To enhance students’ skills in utilizing C for solving electrical engineering problems and to familiarize them with other programming platforms such as MATLAB, SIMULINK and LabVIEW for various engineering applications.

Prerequisite: ELE105

 
ELE314 Microcontrollers and Applications   (3-2-4)

To introduce the concepts related to microprocessor and microcontroller architectures and develop students’ understanding of memory organization, I/O interfacing, and control techniques. It also aims to develop their skills in utilizing microcontrollers for various engineering applications through a number of microcontroller-based projects

Prerequisites: ELE105, ELE202

 
ELE307 Control Systems  (3-2-4)

Introduction to Control Systems: Characteristics, time response, steady-state error. Open loop and closed loop concepts, transfer function, time domain, frequency domain, stability of linear feedback control systems, Root Locus method, Bode diagram. Design of feedback control systems: Principles of design, design with the PD, PI, and PID controllers. Performance evaluation of feedback control systems. Compensation: phase-lead, phase-lag and lead-lag compensation.

Prerequisite: ELE204

 
ELE313 Sensors and Instrumentation (3-2-4)

Basic measurement concepts, sources and types of measurement errors, sources of noise and interference and how to minimize them. Analysis and design of DC and AC bridge circuits and their applications. Operating principles and specifications of DVM and DMM. Transducers and their applications in measurement systems. Operation analysis of electromagnetic sensors for flux, current and position sensing.  Oscilloscopes: types, specifications, operation and measurements. Analyzers: types, architecture and the optimal tuning. Design projects related to different types of measuring instruments

Prerequisites: ELE305, ELE201

 
ELE492 Power Switching Devices (3-0-3)

Introduction to power electronics devices, power transistors, IGBTs and SITs. Thyristors: characteristics, types, models, operations, thyristor commutation techniques and commutation circuit design. Analysis and design of uncontrolled and controlled rectifiers. AC voltage controllers with resistive and inductive load. DC choppers: principles and classifications. Principles of operation and performance parameters of different types of inverters. DC and AC drives. Power system applications.

Prerequisite: ELE305, ELE207

 
ELE491 Industrial Control Systems (3-2-4)

Industrial control principles. Block diagram representation of industrial control systems. Application of analog and digital signal conditioning in industrial control. Thermal, optical, displacement, position, strain, motion, pressure, and flow sensors used in industrial control. Actuators in industrial control. Data Logging, Supervisory Control, Computer-based Controllers. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Sequential programming, Ladder diagrams. Introduction to Process Control Systems. Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus standards.

Prerequisite: ELE307

 
ELE483 Computer-Based Instrumentation and Control  (2-2-3)

To introduce the basic concepts and techniques used in computer-based instrumentation and control and to develop practical skills of students in computer interfacing and virtual instrumentation.

Prerequisite: ELE313, ELE314

 
ELE480 Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks (3-0-3)

An introduction to Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks history, applications, and implementations. Fuzzy logic fundamentals, fuzzy sets, types of membership functions, linguistic variables, creation of fuzzy logic rule base, fuzzy logic operations. Fuzzy inference system. Neural network fundamentals, neural type learning process, single layer perceptron. Artificial neural networks architectures, training algorithms, genetic algorithms and evolution computing, neuro-fuzzy technology, fuzzy control systems and applications.

Prerequisite: ELE202

 
ELE484 Intelligent Systems and Robotics  (3-0-3)

The course will cover the following topics; introduction to robotics and machine intelligence, rigid-body transformations, forward and inverse positional kinematics, velocities and Jacobians of linkages, dynamics, linear and non-linear control, and force control methodologies. Artificial neural networks,  Deep learning, genetic algorithms, Artificial immune systems, Ant colony intelligence, and Fuzzy rule based systems.

Prerequisite: ELE306

 
ELE486 Biomedical Instrumentation  (3-0-3)

Introduction to biomedical instrumentation, biomedical sensors and transducers, basic concepts of measurements and instrumentation, bio potential electrodes, clinical laboratory instrumentation

robotPrerequisite: ELE313

 
ELE487 Selected Topics in Instrumentation and Control  (3-0-3)

Topics of current interest in Instrumentation and Control as selected by the faculty and approved by the EE Department. The course is tailored according to market demands and the technology directions.

Prerequisite: ELE313

 
ELE490 Directed Study in Instrumentation and Control  (3-0-3)

Directed study in Instrumentation and Control is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. A student interested to undertake such a study shall submit a proposal outlining the description of the work to be performed with clearly defined objectives and intended outcomes. The study may include experimental investigation, computer simulation or completely theoretical research. The proposal must be approved by the concerned faculty and the Head of EE Department.

Prerequisites: ELE313, Advisor’s Approval

 
ELE203 Circuit Analysis I (3-2-4)

Basic quantities: charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy and power. Analysis of series, parallel and series-parallel D.C. resistive circuits using Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws. Star-Delta and Delta-Star Transformations. Analysis of more resistive circuits using loop and nodal methods, superposition, source transformation, Thevenin’s and Norton theorems, maximum power transfer theorem. Transient analyses of RC, RL, and RLC circuits with DC excitation.

Prerequisites: PHY122

 
ELE207 Circuit Analysis II (3-2-4)

AC circuits: impedance and admittance, phasors and phasor diagrams, series and parallel circuits, power and power factor correction. Steady-state response using phasor method. Nodal and loop analysis, application of circuit theorems. Steady-state power analysis. Magnetically-coupled circuits. Analysis of balanced three-phase circuits. Frequency response of simple circuits. Series and parallel resonance.

Prerequisites: ELE203

 
ELE312 Power Systems and Electrical Machines (3-2-4)

Introduction to power systems. Control of reactive power, voltage and frequency. Contemporary issues related to electrical energy. Basics of power system protection. Principles of DC and AC machines and their types. Ideal and practical transformer. Voltage regulation and efficiency of transformer.

Prerequisites: ELE207

 
ELE470 Power System Protection and Control  (3-0-3)

Introduction to power system protection equipment and their operation, different schemes used for protection of power System, analogue, digital relays and numerical relays, different types of circuit breakers used in power system protection. Control system of power plants. Analysis and design of power system protection using different topologies

Prerequisites: ELE307, ELE312

 
ELE471 Power Generation and Transmission (3-0-3)

Introduction to different types of conventional power plants for generation of power. Operating principles of steam power plants, hydroelectric power plants, hydro turbines, hydro generators, gas-turbine plant, gas-power plant and combined-cycle gas-power plant. Comparison of different transmission line insulators. String efficiency and its improvement. Calculations for sag and tension in designing a transmission line. Classification and comparison of underground cables.

Prerequisite: ELE312

 
ELE463 Renewable Energy Systems  (3-2-4)

Introduction to renewable energy sources. Electrical characteristics and performance evaluation of PV cells, modules, panels and arrays. Optimization of PV arrays. Design of a stand-alone PV system with battery storage. Wind energy conversion systems, sizing and site matching. Hydro generation and types of hydropower turbines. Solar thermal and ocean thermal energy conversion. Tidal energy, wave power generation, geothermal and biomass energy systems. Types of energy storage systems.

Prerequisite: ELE312

 
ELE477 Smart Grid Renewable Energy Systems (3-0-3)

Basic concept of electric power grid. Types and equipment at grid stations. Grid station automation. Fundamental concepts of power grid integration on microgrids of renewable energy sources. Modeling converters in microgrids. Smart meters and monitoring systems. Design of PV microgrid generating station. Microgrid wind energy systems.

Prerequisite: ELE463

 
ELE464 Power System Analysis  (3-0-3)

Explanation of Per Unit system and determination of the equivalent circuits of synchronous generator and three-phase power transformers. Parameters of transmission lines. The equivalent circuit models of transmission lines. Power flow analysis. Analyzing symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults in power system. Stability of power systems.

Prerequisite: ELE312

 
ELE472 Electrical Power Distribution Systems  (3-0-3)

Introduction to electrical power distribution. Power distribution equipment, underground distribution, radial, ring and network distribution systems. Conductors and insulators in power distribution systems. Electrical distribution inside buildings. Analyzing single phase and three phase power distribution systems. Measurement equipment for distribution systems. Discussion of various distribution system considerations.  Design of a power distribution system for a small building.

Prerequisite: ELE312

 
ELE478 Selected Topics in Power & Renewable Energy  (3-0-3)

Topics of current interest in Power & Renewable Energy as selected by the faculty and approved by the EE Department. The course is tailored according to market demands and the technology directions.

Prerequisite: ELE463

 
ELE479 Directed Study in Power & Renewable Energy  (3-0-3)

Directed study in Power & Renewable Energy is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. A student interested to undertake such a study shall submit a proposal outlining the description of the work to be performed with clearly defined objectives and intended outcomes. The study may include experimental investigation, computer simulation or completely theoretical research. The proposal must be approved by the concerned faculty and Head of the EE Department.

Prerequisites: ELE463,  Advisor’s Approval

 
ELE436 Selected Topics in Electr. and Comm.  (3-0-3)

Topics of current interest in Electronics and Communication as selected by the faculty and approved by the EE Department. The course is tailored according to market demands and the technology directions.

Prerequisites: ELE305, ELE302

 
ELE437 Directed Study in Electr. and Comm. (3-0-3)

Directed study in Electronics and Communication is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. A student interested to undertake such a study shall submit a proposal outlining the description of the work to be performed with clearly defined objectives and intended outcomes. The study may include experimental investigation, computer simulation or completely theoretical research. The proposal must be approved by the concerned faculty and Head of the EE Department.

Prerequisites: ELE302, ELE310, Advisor’s Approval

 
MTH121 Engineering Mathematics I (3-0-3)

Limits of functions, theorems about limits, evaluation of limit at a point and infinity, continuity. Derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, maxima and minima, engineering applications of derivatives. The definite and indefinite integrals and their applications. Integration by parts, Integration using powers of trigonometric functions, Integration using trigonometric substitution, Integration by partial fractions. Integration of improper integrals. Transcendental Functions.

Prerequisite: None

 
MTH122 Engineering Mathematics II (3-0-3)

Matrix addition, subtraction, multiplication and transposition. Complex numbers, algebraic properties of complex numbers, absolute values, complex conjugate, polar representation, powers and roots. Functions of several variables. Double and triple integrals in rectangular and polar coordinates. Applications of multiple integrals in engineering. Infinite sequences, tests for convergence, power series expansion of functions, Taylor series, Laurent series, Fourier series and their applications in engineering.

Prerequisite: MTH121

 
PHY121 Engineering Physics I (3-2-4)

Vectors, motion, and Newton’s laws. Work, energy, momentum and conservation of momentum. Rotation of rigid bodies, dynamics of rotational motion. Equilibrium and elasticity. Stress and strain. Periodic motion. Engineering applications.

Prerequisite: None

 
PHY122 Engineering Physics II (3-2-4)

Electric charge and electric field. Coulomb’s law and Gauss’s law with applications. Capacitance and dielectrics. DC circuits. Magnetic fields. Ampere’s law and its applications. Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, induced electric fields. Self- and mutual-inductance. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell’s equations. Optics and its engineering applications.

Prerequisite: None

 
CHM 111 General chemistry  (2-2-3)

The course goal is developing students’ knowledge and understanding of important concepts in chemistry. The course also aims at introducing students to various general applications of chemistry. General Chemistry course presents the fundamentals of certain topics in general and organic chemistry. This course includes atomic and electronic structure, periodic properties, type of bonds, Molecular Orbital Theory, and hybridization. It is also covers some important areas in organic chemistry, which include aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Prerequisite: None

 
ELE102 Introduction to Engineering (1-0-1)

Engineering profession and the role of engineers in modern developments, engineering ethics. Various engineering disciplines with special emphasis on electrical engineering. Importance of math and science to engineers. Engineering design and analysis, lab skills for engineers, computer skills for engineers. Electrical Engineering curriculum, curriculum planning and management. Critical thinking, soft skills for engineers, creativity, communication skills. Case studies on engineering ethics.

Prerequisite: None

 
MTH221 Engineering Mathematics III (3-0-3)

Vector Calculus and its engineering applications. First order differential equations. Homogeneous linear second-order differential equations with constant and variable coefficients, non-homogeneous linear second-order differential equations with constant coefficients, higher-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients. Power series solution of differential equations. Laplace Transform, Inverse Laplace Transform. Application of Laplace Transform to solve ordinary differential equations. Introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs), first order PDEs, second order PDEs, boundary value problems, engineering applications.

Prerequisite: MTH122

 
MTH222 Engineering Mathematics IV (3-0-3)

Linear Algebra: Matrices and determinants, solution of systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, engineering applications, computer exercises. Complex Analysis: Complex functions, derivative of complex functions, analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions. Fourier analysis: Fourier Series, Fourier Integrals, Fourier series of even and odd functions with applications. Discrete Mathematics and its engineering applications.

Prerequisite: MTH221

 
ELE304  Probability and Random Variables (3-0-3)

This course aims to develop students’ understanding of probability concept and its applications in analyzing random variables and random processes.The course also covers applications of random variables and random process in different engineering areas

Prerequisite: MTH122

 
ELE410 Engineering Management (3-0-3)

Introduction to engineering management and role of effective management. Strategic and operational planning, forecasting, action planning. Organization: activities, organizational structures, delegating, establishing working relationships. Basics of leadership. Controlling activities: setting standards, measuring, evaluating, and improving performance. Marketing Management: marketing process and strategies, pricing, promotion strategy, channels of distribution and types of distribution.

Prerequisite: ELE301

 
ELE438, ELE488, ELE468 Graduation Project I (1-4-3)

Teams of 3-4 students shall design, implement, test, and demonstrate their graduation project in two semesters. Graduation Project I is to be completed in first semester and it includes literature survey, action plan, design of complete project taking into account realistic constraints, computer simulation (if applicable), partial implementation and testing. Report writing and oral presentation.

Prerequisite: ELE310

 
ELE439, ELE489, ELE469 Graduation Project II (1-4-3)

It is a continuation of Graduation Project I in the second semester. Students will complete the implementation and testing of the remaining part of their design. They will integrate the complete project, test it, and prepare a PCB. Report writing, oral presentation, poster presentation, and project demonstration.

Prerequisite: ELE438 or ELE488 or ELE468             

 

ELE465 Senior Seminar (1-0-1)

The course aims to develop students’ understanding of contemporary issues as well as the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. It will also improve their oral presentation skills.

Prerequisite: ELE301

 
ELE497 Engineering Training        -

To expose students to a learning environment where they can apply what they have learned in the classroom to a professional setting and enhance their abilities to correlate theoretical knowledge with professional practice.

Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credit hours.