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 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 cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Depending upon the chosen concentration, students are awarded degrees as follows:

  • Sc in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communication)
  • Sc in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control)
  • 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 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

A minimum High School Average of 75% for Elite Track, or 80% for Advanced Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required. For other requirements and information please refer to the university admissions policy.

 

Enrollment and Graduation Data
  Academic Year
Students 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Enrollment 55 70 53 36 55 78 36
Graduation 42 57 61 60 63 51  
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the 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 2 weeks of internal training and 12 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 12 Program Outcomes, stated as A to L, as given below.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration.

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:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  2. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  3. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

  4. An ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration.

Skills:

  1. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  2. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

  3. An ability to communicate effectively.

  4. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Competencies:

  1. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

  2. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  3. Understanding of the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  4. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

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 hours

1. University General Education Requirements

(a) University Required Courses

15

(b) University Elective Courses

6

2. College Required Courses

36

3. EE Required Courses

57

4. Specialization Courses

19

5. Graduation Projects I & II

6

Total Credit Hours (course work)

139

University General Education Requirements

(a) University Required Courses (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ORN111

Orientation

1

0

0

0

---

ISL114

Islamic Culture

3

0

1

3

---

ARB111

Communication Skills in Arabic Language

3

0

0

3

---

STA112

Statistics

2

2

0

3

---

COM111

IT Fundamentals

2

2

0

3

---

INN311

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3

0

0

3

60 credit hours

(b) University Elective Courses (Humanities or Arts) (3 credit hours)

 

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

 LAW111

Legal Culture

3

0

0

3

---

ART111

Introduction to Art

3

0

0

3

---

ART211

Introduction to Digital Photography

3

0

0

3

---

ART112

Introduction to Aesthetics

3

0

0

3

---

FRE211

French Language

3

0

0

3

---

ARB113

The Art of Written Expression

3

0

0

3

---

INF112

Academic Writing

3

0

0

3

---

ENG211

The Art of Public Speaking

3

0

0

3

---

ISL211

Introduction to Hadeeth and Sunna

3

0

0

3

---

(c) University Elective Courses (Social or Behavioral Sciences) (3 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ECO211

Economic Concepts

3

0

0

3

---

EMS111

Emirates Society

3

0

0

3

---

PSY111

General Psychology

3

0

0

3

---

ENG111

English Communication Skills

3

0

0

3

---

SOC112

Communication between Cultures

3

0

0

3

---

INF113

Library Information System

3

0

0

3

---

THI211

Critical and Analytical Thinking

3

0

0

3

---

College Required Courses (36 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite(s)

ENV111

Environmental Sciences

3

0

0

3

---

MTH121

Engineering Mathematics I

3

0

2

3

---

PHY121

Engineering Physics I

3

2

2

4

---

CHE101

Chemistry for Engineers

2

2

0

3

---

ELE101

Computer Programming

3

0

2

3

COM111

MTH122

Engineering Mathematics II

3

0

2

3

MTH121

PHY122

Engineering Physics II

3

2

2

4

---

ELE102

Introduction to Engineering

1

0

1

1

---

ELE301

Report Writing & Presentation

3

0

1

3

ELE102 +

Junior Standing

MTH221

Engineering Mathematics III

3

0

2

3

MTH122

MTH222

Engineering Mathematics IV

3

0

2

3

MTH221

ELE410

Engineering Management

3

0

0

3

ELE301

EE Required Courses (57 Cr. Hrs.)

Course No.

Course Title

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

Prerequisite

ELE202

Logic Design

3

2

2

4

COM111

ELE206

Engineering Analysis

3

0

2

3

ELE101

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

ELE101, 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

ELE301

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. At least two of these courses must have the course code as 2114xxx or 2124xxx or 2164xxx. 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

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. At least two of these courses must have the course code as 2144xxx. 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. At least two of these courses must have the course code as 2154xxx. 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

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

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, F/V and V/F ICs.

Prerequisite: ELE305

ELE421 VLSI Design (3-0-3)
Introduction to VLSI design. Review of basic logic gates in CMOS. Integrated circuit layers, sheet resistance, time delay, CMOS layers, designing FET arrays, stick diagrams, layouts of CMOS circuits. Fabrication of CMOS ICs. Design rules, physical limitations. Advanced techniques in CMOS logic circuits. General VLSI system components. Floor-planning and routing. 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)
Continuous- and discrete-time signals and systems. Basic system properties. Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) systems. Properties of LTI systems. Convolution sum. Fourier series of periodic signals. Fourier transform of non-periodic signals. Filtering. Analysis of continuous-time LTI systems using Laplace transform.

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 wireless communication systems: Second-generation (2G) cellular networks, Third-Generation (3G) and Fourth Generation (4G) wireless systems.

Prerequisites: ELE302, ELE303

ELE101 Computer Programming (3-0-3)
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, WHILE, DO-WHILE and FOR statements. Function definition and calling, library functions, arrays and strings, pointers. File input and output.

Prerequisite: COM111

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: COM111

ELE206 Engineering Analysis (3-0-3)
Developing C++ programs to solve electrical engineering problems. MATLAB programming environment, vectors and matrices, input/output, M-files: scripts and functions, control statements. Plotting with MATLAB. GUI in MATLAB. Introduction to SIMULINK. Electrical system modeling via SIMULINK. Introduction to LabVIEW. Development of Virtual Instruments using LabVIEW.

Prerequisite: ELE101

ELE314 Microcontrollers and Applications (3-2-4)
Introduction to microprocessor and its internal architecture. Typical microprocessor bus systems. Addressing modes and address decoding. Memory and I/O interface. Assembly language programming. Microcontrollers and embedded systems. Programming of microcontroller using C language. Interrupt processing and interrupt-based control. Microcontroller interfacing to real-world applications. Design and implementation of course projects using a microcontroller.

Prerequisites: ELE101, 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, ELE206

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)
Introduction to PC-based instrumentation and control. Explanation of standard bus types: ISA, EISA, PCI, PXI busses. IEEE 488 (GPIB) and RS-232 standards. Hardware and software interrupts, programmable interrupt controllers, interrupt service routines, DMA control and DMA controllers. Parallel Port interfacing. Serial Port Interfacing. USB Port interfacing. Data acquisition and control using plug-in cards. Development of virtual instruments using LabVIEW, remote data transmission and control, telemetry. Applications for a variety of measurements involving different kinds of sensors/transducers.

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. Associative memory Hopfield neural networks.

Prerequisite: ELE202

ELE486 Biomedical Instrumentation (3-0-3)
Biomedical sensors and transducers. Biopotential amplifiers, pre-amplifier circuits, instrumentation amplifier, isolation amplifiers, surge protection, input guarding, filters and signal conditioning circuits. Physiological recording systems ECG, EMG, EEG, ERG, etc. Blood pressure and its measurement. Pace-makers and Defibrillators. Clinical laboratory instrumentation.

Prerequisite: 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)
An overview of electric industry structure, modern power system, system protection and energy control center. Introduction to power system apparatus: power transforms, circuit breakers, CTs, VTs, CCVTs and line trap. Primary and backup protection of transmission lines. Protection of transformers and busbars. Protection schemes for rotating machinery. Operation, algorithms and advantages of digital relays. Techniques for voltage and frequency control of power systems.

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

CHE101 Chemistry for Engineers (2-2-3)
Atoms, molecules, ions and formulas of ionic compounds. Electronic structure and the periodic table. Quantum numbers, energy levels and orbital. Orbital diagrams of atoms. Various types of bonds. Chemistry of the metals and semiconductors. Introduction to organic chemistry, bonding and types of hybridization in carbon atom, alkanes and cyclo alkanes, alkyl and halogen substituents. Alkenes and alkynes, Diels-Alder reaction. Types, properties, and use of polymers.

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

ELE301 Report Writing and Presentation (3-0-3)
Writing of technical reports, brief reports, and progress reports. Business communication: business letters and memos, executive summary, business reports. Oral presentation: planning, preparation of visuals, and delivering of an oral presentation.

Prerequisites: ELE102 + Junior Standing

ELE304 Probability and Random Variables (3-0-3)
Concept of Probability. Discrete and continuous random variables. Operations on single random variable: Expected values and moments. Joint cumulative distribution function and joint probability density function. Sum of random variables. Independent random variables. Jointly Gaussian random variables. Definition and classification of random process, transmission of random process through linear filters, and optimum filtering. Applications in signal processing and communication systems.

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, ELE488, 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. Prior to starting their external training, students shall take two weeks intensive internal training to prepare them for external training.

Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credit hours.