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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Back to College

  • Overview

    Electrical engineering is concerned with electrical and electronic devices and systems essential to contemporary life. It is a challenging and rapidly advancing field that has a significant impact on shaping modern societies.

    Electrical Engineering includes electronic and computer systems, control and electrical power systems, and telecommunications. It is concerned with the way electrical energy is produced and used at homes, communities and the industry.

    Electrical engineers design and build the systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy. They work with various types of equipment ranging from heavy power generators to tiny computer chips and their work contributes to almost every sector of the society. For example, they may work on the design of telecommunication systems, the operation of electric power stations, the lighting and wiring of buildings, the design of household appliances or the electrical control of industrial machinery.

    The B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering program at Abu Dhabi University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Electrical Engineering program at Abu Dhabi University has been developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). This ensures that graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the art electrical and electronic systems.

    Computer Engineering involves the design and analysis of computer hardware and software. Thus, computer engineers work with the hardware and software aspects of systems design and development. They usually apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to design hardware, software, networks, and processes and to solve technical problems. Whereas their work emphasizes the application of theory, computer engineers are also involved in building prototypes. They often work as part of a team that designs new computing devices or computer-related equipment, systems, or software.

    Computer hardware engineers usually design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of computer hardware such as chips or device controllers. Software engineers, on the other hand, can be involved in the design and development of software systems for control and automation of manufacturing, business, and management processes. They may research, design, and test operating system software, compilers and network distribution software. They also analyze users’ needs and design, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. They must possess strong programming skills, but they are more concerned with analyzing and solving programming problems than with writing code for programs. Some software engineers develop both packaged and systems software or create customized software applications for clients.

    The B.Sc. in Computer engineering program at Abu Dhabi University has been developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), the Computer Society (IEEE-CS), the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the-art digital electronic and computer systems, and software applications.

    Vision

    The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is a leading and internationally-accredited destination for high quality education and applied research in the technology sector and contributes to the UAE and regional economic development.

    Mission

    The educational mission of the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is to provide students with a high-quality education through well-developed curriculum that is fundamental, yet broad and flexible. The program seeks to produce graduates who are well-rounded in mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge; who are prepared for the practice of electrical engineering with sufficient depth to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate degree; who have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and design electrical engineering systems; who have the ability to communicate effectively; who have gained sufficient awareness of the current and emerging industrial practices through participation in industrial internship experiences; and who have acquired an understanding of and appreciation for global and societal issues and are thus prepared for a career path towards leadership in industry, government, and academia.

    The educational mission of the Computer Engineering undergraduate program is to provide students with a multidisciplinary curriculum that is fundamental, yet broad and flexible. The program seeks to produce graduates who are well-rounded in mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge; who have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and design computer engineering systems; who have the ability to communicate effectively; who have had meaningful opportunities for undergraduate research; and who have acquired an understanding and appreciation for global and societal issues and are thus prepared for a career path toward leadership in industry, government, and academia.

  • Chair's Message

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    blockquote1.pngWelcome to Abu Dhabi University's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department website. If you are looking for rewarding career opportunities and a thrilling adventure of proficiency and skill then you have made the right choice. At the ECE department, we are constantly pursuing and disseminating knowledge in many exciting areas of technology that have revolutionised the world we live in and contribute towards building an essential and influential infrastructure supporting the 2030 Abu Dhabi Vision's achievement.blockquote2.png

    We pride ourselves on our diverse multicultural environment that fosters students' excellence and innovation and on the unique hands-on experience that our laboratories provide for our students to hone their engineering skills as they build the next monumental breakthrough. Our department offers two undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Our graduates work in the areas of power systems, renewable and sustainable energy, telecommunications and networking, network and information security, microelectronics and VLSI design, mobile application development, robotics and smart systems, automation control, embedded systems, and many more.

    Today, the human race dependence and reliance on technology is not only stable, but also growing everyday, increasing the demand for skilled men and women in ECE fields. Indeed, as the country sets forth to become a high-tech destination with smart services offering cities, this is the dawn of the ECE and you have the choice to lead tomorrow's bright future. We extend our warmest greeting, hoping to welcome you in person. May all of your endeavours come to fruit.

    Dr. Mohammed Asaad Ghazal
    Associate Professor and Department Chair
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    Email: mohammed.ghazal@adu.ac.ae

  • Why ECE?

  • Faculty & Staff

    "The Computer Science and Information Technology Faculty are also teaching in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering"
    • Dr. Mohammed Asaad Ghazal (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor and Department Chair

      Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

      Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

      Email: mohammed.ghazal@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Montasir Qasymeh (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor

      Postdoctoral Fellowship

      University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

      Email: montasir.qasymeh@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Muhammad Akmal (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor

      Ph.D. in Electrical Power Systems

      Queen’s University Belfast, UK

      Email: muhammad.akmal@adu.ac.ae

  • Research Activities

    Research Areas

    • Dr. Mohamed Ghazal

      • Image and Video Processing.
      • Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence.
      • Embedded and Robotics Systems.
      • Mobile Computing.
    • Dr. Muhammad Akmal

      Completed his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power Systems, from Queen's University Belfast, UK, in 2011. He was a postdoctoral researcher with the Queen's University of Belfast from October 2011 to Dec. 2011. He started working at Abu Dhabi University as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in February 2012 where currently he is Associate Professor. He has authored/coauthored more than 30 papers in technical journals and international conferences. He is an active reviewer for articles submitted to IEEE Transactions related to power systems, IET Journals and major Elsevier Journals. Dr. Akmal received Charles Parsons Energy Research Award from Science Foundation Ireland for his PhD and Postdoctoral Research. He has research interests in integration of renewable energy into power grids, smart grids and microgrids.
    • Dr. Montasir Qasymeh

      Dr. Qasymeh’s research interest focuses on novel design of plasmonic and nanophotonic devices for the electromagnetic spectrum that is spanning from the terahertz to the optical frequency ranges. These include modeling and simulation of electro-optical devices, graphene-based devices, metal-insulator heterostructures, etc. Furthermore, his research activities include designing novel quantum nanophotonic devices.
    • Dr. Anas Altarabsheh

      Dr. Anas Al Tarabsheh obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stuttgart University in Germany in 2007. He was awarded a scholarship in the period 2003-2006 to peruse his PhD by The Hashemite University. He obtained his MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2002 and 2000, respectively. He worked as assistant professor at the Hashemite University in Jordan from 2007 to 2014 and then as a visiting associate professor at the American University of Sharjah from 2014 to 2015. Dr. Anas is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) since 2015. During his time at ADU, he received multiple awards including winning the first place of 50,000 in the innovation week in UAE in 2016 and winning the people's choice - postgraduate category and the runner-up prize for judges’ choice in the future generation competition and middle east electricity awards in 2017. He has authored 40 publications in Thomson Reuters-indexed technical journals and IEEE international conferences including Elsevier’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy. His current research interests are semiconductor devices and renewable energy; modeling and simulation. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Subject Matter Expert– ADU Smart City Center of Excellence.
    • Dr. Luay Fraiwan

      Dr. Luay Fraiwan research interests includes biomedical signal processing, imaging systems, therapeutic ultrasound, and biomedical instruments. Currently he has several ongoing projects including sleep analysis based on deep learning techniques, Time frequency analysis for non-stationary vital signs, and constructing a motion analysis system for continuous patient monitoring.
  • Facilities

    Circuits and IoT Lab

    The Circuits and IoT Lab provides the ability to conduct hands-on experiments in the domains of DC/AC circuit theory, network analysis, impedance, resonance, electrical safety, and RC filters with applications to various fields in computer and electrical engineering. Moreover, the lab offers the opportunity to experience acquisition and management of data using Internet of Things concepts, where various remote sensors are employed to gather data wirelessly, allowing students to design and implement systems for smart pervasive monitoring and remote computing. Circuit simulation, data acquisition and analysis is done with the help of specialized software, such as LabVIEW, Multisim, Quartus II, Matlab, and others. The lab is equipped with the latest test and measurement instruments, such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, multi-meters, project development boards, function generators, and a variety of embedded development boards and sensor kits for IOT applications.

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    Power and Renewable Energy Lab

    Power and Renewable Energy Lab provides an enhanced set of experiments for the students, where they utilize sets of experimental Power frames and Renewable Energy trainers. The student will get the opportunity to study Power Systems and Renewable Energy Practices. They will also design, construct, and study the operation characteristics of transformers and various types of AC and DC machinery including motors and generators. In this lab, the students will get the chance to learn about AC generators, compound DC motors, synchronous motors, induction motors, and universal motors. Also, the Lab is equipped with equipment for investigating power electronics and machine drives. Furthermore, the students will experience new experimental systems including Home Energy Production, AC Transmission and Static Var Compensators, and Protective Relaying Training Systems. Power engineering students will use this lab for the completion of their design projects related to Power and Renewable Energy.

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    Microelectronics Lab

    The Microelectronics lab is a newly established laboratory providing hands-on training to the undergraduate students on basic and advanced microelectronics circuits’ analysis and design. The lab is equipped with standard measurement tools and devices and furnished with robust laboratory workbenches and networked workstations. It is also equipped with the state-of-the-art software (such as Cadence) to further enhance the students' experience of studying microelectronics. Furthermore, the lab is used for postgraduate studies and research activities in the field of microelectronics, as graduate students have the ability to interact with advanced research equipment such as the micro-manipulator.

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    Communications Lab

    The Communication Lab caters for numerous experiments in the fields of analog, digital, and wireless communications. Electrical Engineering students can experiment with trainers especially designed to demonstrate different types of receivers and transmitters, antennas, transmission lines, fiber optics, modulators and demodulators, and other communications-related equipment and tools. The lab is fully equipped with the latest communication equipment such as telecommunications trainer boards, transmission line trainers, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, and spectrum analyzers. Students have the ability to simulate communication-related modules through the various software installed on the lab’s computers including Matlab and Multisim. The wide variety of equipment available in this lab provides the students with the opportunity to experiment with Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Phase Modulation, Amplitude Shift Keying, Frequency Shift Keying, and Binary Phase Shift Keying along with other communication modulation and demodulation aspects.

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    Bio Imaging Lab

    The Biomedical Imaging Lab supports the study of medical imaging technologies from a biomedical engineering perspective, with a focus on analysis of biomedical phenomena based on the information acquired from digital biological and medical images. The lab covers experiments allowing students to get a hands-on approach on analyzing and applying basic and advanced techniques for digital image technologies, as well as the ability to design, carry out, and interpret realistic imaging experiments. This includes a vast database of common medical imaging modalities, such as computed tomography (CT), x-ray radiography, ultrasound imaging, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which are analyzed and processed for disease diagnosis using signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning approaches, supported by an access to the advanced imaging software and analysis tools. Furthermore, the lab is equipped to provide hands-on experience in the use of digital cameras, image processing, and quantification, specifically in thermal and hyperspectral imagery. Currently, the Biomedical Imaging Lab is equipped with high precision hyperspectral and thermal cameras, high-performance computers for running complex machine learning and GPU computing algorithms, as well as industry standard image analysis software and toolboxes to filter, process, and evaluate experimentally acquired data.

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    Mobile and Security Lab

    The Mobile and Security Lab is well-equipped with the latest Mac Pro computers that aid in the teaching of several Computer Engineering and Information Security courses in the areas of operating systems, software engineering, mobile application development, and multimedia applications. This lab provides the students the opportunity to develop native and multi-platform mobile applications, rich Internet applications, and rich multimedia applications through the use of specialized software including JetBrains WebStorm and Android Studio. Furthermore, students get exposed to web design and programming. The Mobile and Security Lab allows the students to interact with different Operating Systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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    Networking and Cloud Computing Lab

    The Networking and Cloud Computing Lab features the latest networking and data communications products. The rich learning environment of this lab allows undergraduate and postgraduate students to get hands-on experience in networking. Moreover, the lab provides the students the opportunity to learn about switches, bridges, routers, hubs and other network devices. The Networking lab also hosts professional training courses that prepare students for industry standard certifications. These certifications include Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT™) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

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    Model Making Lab

    The architecture model making lab is mainly for creating and crafting architecture models. The Lab helps the students to make their own designs and create their 3d models. It has a super powder 3D printer and an extra small 3D printer. It also has 2 HP plotters to help the students to print their drawings and posters. The laser machine will help the students to cut the 2D mdf sheets to create models. The lab is ready with the tools and the space to allow the students to cut, craft, and draw.

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    Control and Mechatronics Lab

    The lab aims to provide students with a full understanding and detailed hands-on skills of dynamic systems analysis and control implementation. Students will be engaged in projects that incorporate the three main areas of mechanical engineering, thermo- fluid, dynamics and design. For each project the students will select a process, model it, simulate it, design a controller for it, and implement the final control system on a microcontroller. The students will use components from a large assortments of dynamic systems and mechatronics components provided in the lab. The course also aims to familiarize students with entrepreneurial opportunities related to mechatronics, dynamics and control, as well as to increase their commitment to ethical practices and to social and environmental issues relevant to mechatronics, dynamics and control.

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    Computer Labs

    Computer labs are multipurpose labs distributed throughout the campus, accessible to students for completing their course work, such as assignments and projects. The computers in the lab are updated with the latest software, including most of the software proposed in the curricula of our engineering programs. Students can use computer labs anytime, unless there is a scheduled class in session.

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  • Programs Offered

    Minor in Electrical Engineering

    Minor in Electrical Engineering
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CEN 201 Electric Circuits CEN 200 or PHY 201 3
    EEN 220 Electric Circuits II CEN 201 3
    CEN 304 Electronic Devices and Circuits CEN 201 3
    EEN 360 Electronics Circuits CEN 304 3
    CEN 320 Signals and Systems MTT 205 3
    EEN 365 Control Systems MTT 204 + CEN 320 3
    • Computer Engineering students need to additionally take any EENXXX course
    • MEC390: Electromechanical Devices replaces CEN201: Electric Circuits for Mechanical Engineering Students
    • MEC410: Control Systems replaces EEN365: Control Systems for Mechanical Engineering students
    • Additional courses may be required as pre-requisites to the Minor courses
    Minor in Computer Engineering
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CEN 200 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering MTT 102 3
    CSC 303 Digital Logic Design MTT 102 + CEN200 3
    CEN 466 Advanced Digital System Design CSC 303 3
    CEN 305 Microprocessors and Firmware Programming CSC 201 3
    CEN 405 Embedded Networks CEN 305 + CSC 305 (Co) 3
    CSC 202 Object Oriented Programming CSC 201 3
    • Electrical Engineering students need to additionally take any CEN4XX, ITE4XX or CSC3XX course
    • Additional courses may be required as pre-requisites to the Minor courses

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