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:
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.
The EE Program Goals, also referred to as Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), are stated below.
Graduates of EE program shall be:
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.
Academic Year  
Students  20142015  20152016  20162017  20172018  20182019  20192020  20202021 
Enrollment  55  70  53  36  55  78  36 
Graduation  42  57  61  60  63  51 
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.
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.
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:
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
A knowledge of contemporary issues.
An ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration.
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
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.
An ability to communicate effectively.
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Understanding of the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
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 
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 
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 
 
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 
 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
ELE205 Electronic Devices & Circuits I (LecLabCredit Hrs) (324)
Basic properties of semiconductor materials. Theory of operation and applications of pn 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 twoport network representation of transistor a.c. equivalent circuits. Analysis and design of transistor amplifier circuits.
Prerequisite: ELE203
ELE305 Electronic Devices and Circuits II (324)
Operational amplifiers and their applications. MOSFETs: theory of operation and characteristics of depletion and enhancement type MOSFETs, analysis of various biasing circuits. Smallsignal 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 (324)
A review of OpAmps and Digital IC families. Design of analog signal conditioning circuits. Design of power supplies using IC regulators. Opamp 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 highvoltage 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 (303)
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. Floorplanning and routing. DRAM, SRAM, ROM designs.
Prerequisites: ELE305, ELE202
ELE425 Optoelectronics (303)
Fundamental concepts of semiconductors optical properties. Characteristics and classification of detectors. Radiation sources, classification of radiation sources. Population inversion and gain in a twolevel lasing medium. Optical feedback and laser cavity. PN junction laser operating principles, threshold current, Heterojunction lasers, Quantum well lasers, device fabrication and fiber coupling. Optical fibers and design of optical systems.
Prerequisites: ELE305, ELE303
ELE204 Signals and Systems (303)
Continuous and discretetime signals and systems. Basic system properties. Linear TimeInvariant (LTI) systems. Properties of LTI systems. Convolution sum. Fourier series of periodic signals. Fourier transform of nonperiodic signals. Filtering. Analysis of continuoustime LTI systems using Laplace transform.
Prerequisite: MTH221
ELE302 Principles of Communication (324)
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 (303)
Electrostatics: Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law. Electric fields in material space, Polarization in Dielectrics. Ampere’s Law, Stoke’s Theorem. Timevarying 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 (303)
Review of discretetime signals and systems. Transformdomain representations of signals: Discretetime Fourier Transform, FastFourier Transform, applications of ZTransform. Transformdomain 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 (324)
Introduction to computer networks, protocol in architecture and OSI reference model. Local Area Network (LAN): Topologies and transmission media. highspeed LAN. TokenRing, 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: Clientserver model, socket interface, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, and WWW. Wireless Networking.
Prerequisite: ELE302
ELE456 Telecommunication Systems (303)
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 (303)
Introduction to cellular mobile radio systems: Cellularconcept system design fundamentals, trunking and grade of service. Mobile channel, large scale and smallscale fading. Outdoor propagation models. Multiple access techniques for mobile communication. Modern wireless communication systems: Secondgeneration (2G) cellular networks, ThirdGeneration (3G) and Fourth Generation (4G) wireless systems.
Prerequisites: ELE302, ELE303
ELE101 Computer Programming (303)
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, DOWHILE and FOR statements. Function definition and calling, library functions, arrays and strings, pointers. File input and output.
Prerequisite: COM111
ELE202 Logic Design (324)
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 (303)
Developing C++ programs to solve electrical engineering problems. MATLAB programming environment, vectors and matrices, input/output, Mfiles: 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 (324)
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 interruptbased control. Microcontroller interfacing to realworld applications. Design and implementation of course projects using a microcontroller.
Prerequisites: ELE101, ELE202
ELE307 Control Systems (324)
Introduction to Control Systems: Characteristics, time response, steadystate 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: phaselead, phaselag and leadlag compensation.
Prerequisite: ELE204
ELE313 Sensors and Instrumentation (324)
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 (303)
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 (324)
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, Computerbased Controllers. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Sequential programming, Ladder diagrams. Introduction to Process Control Systems. Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus standards.
Prerequisite: ELE307
ELE483 ComputerBased Instrumentation and Control (223)
Introduction to PCbased instrumentation and control. Explanation of standard bus types: ISA, EISA, PCI, PXI busses. IEEE 488 (GPIB) and RS232 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 plugin 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 (303)
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, neurofuzzy technology, fuzzy control systems and applications. Associative memory Hopfield neural networks.
Prerequisite: ELE202
ELE486 Biomedical Instrumentation (303)
Biomedical sensors and transducers. Biopotential amplifiers, preamplifier 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. Pacemakers and Defibrillators. Clinical laboratory instrumentation.
Prerequisite: ELE313
ELE487 Selected Topics in Instrumentation and Control (303)
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 (303)
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 (324)
Basic quantities: charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy and power. Analysis of series, parallel and seriesparallel D.C. resistive circuits using Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws. StarDelta and DeltaStar 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 (324)
AC circuits: impedance and admittance, phasors and phasor diagrams, series and parallel circuits, power and power factor correction. Steadystate response using phasor method. Nodal and loop analysis, application of circuit theorems. Steadystate power analysis. Magneticallycoupled circuits. Analysis of balanced threephase circuits. Frequency response of simple circuits. Series and parallel resonance.
Prerequisites: ELE203
ELE312 Power Systems and Electrical Machines (324)
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 (303)
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 (303)
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, gasturbine plant, gaspower plant and combinedcycle gaspower 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 (324)
Introduction to renewable energy sources. Electrical characteristics and performance evaluation of PV cells, modules, panels and arrays. Optimization of PV arrays. Design of a standalone 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 (303)
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 (303)
Explanation of Per Unit system and determination of the equivalent circuits of synchronous generator and threephase 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 (303)
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 (303)
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 (303)
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. (303)
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. (303)
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 (303)
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 (303)
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 (324)
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 (324)
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 mutualinductance. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell’s equations. Optics and its engineering applications.
Prerequisite: None
CHE101 Chemistry for Engineers (223)
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, DielsAlder reaction. Types, properties, and use of polymers.
Prerequisite: None
ELE102 Introduction to Engineering (101)
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 (303)
Vector Calculus and its engineering applications. First order differential equations. Homogeneous linear secondorder differential equations with constant and variable coefficients, nonhomogeneous linear secondorder differential equations with constant coefficients, higherorder 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 (303)
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, CauchyRiemann 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 (303)
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 (303)
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 (303)
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 (143)
Teams of 34 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 (143)
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 (101)
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.