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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
    Assistant Professor and Department Chair
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    Email: mohammed.ghazal@adu.ac.ae

  • 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
  • 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. Riad Kanan (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Professor

      Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

      Email: riad.kanan@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

    • Eng.Ahmed Sweleh (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Teaching Assistant of Electrical Engineering

      B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

      Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE

      Tel #: +97125015351

      Email: ahmed.sweleh@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. Montasir Qasymeh

      • Plasmonic devices and structures, silicon photonics, microwave and terahertz photonics, and Nonlinear Optics. These include experimental and theoretical expertise.
    • Dr. Muhammad Akmal

      • Electrical Machines, Power System Analysis, Protection and Control, Power Transmission and Distribution and Renewable Energy.
      • Integration of Renewable Energy into the centralized grids
      • Modelling and Simulation of Power systems and High Voltage Engineering and Power System Quality
    • Dr. Riad Kanan

      • Low-power analogue and mixed-mode Integrated Circuits (Microelectronics).
      • Energy harvesting and low-power wireless sensors systems.
      • Low-power localization systems.
      • RFID systems.
      • Antenna design and optimization.
  • Facilities

    Electrical and Electronic Circuits Laboratory

    The Electrical and Electronic Circuits Lab provides opportunities for practicing basic circuit design as well as advanced circuit analysis and testing. The Lab is equipped with standard electronic testing and measurement instruments (oscilloscopes, powers supplies, signal generators) and it is furnished with robust laboratory workbenches and networked workstations. In addition to the hardware equipment, the lab is equipped with the latest software to support Electrical and Computer Engineering practical teaching and learning such as MATLAB, NI Multisim, NI LabView, Quartus II, AVR Studio, and others. This lab also serves a major role for students involved in final year design projects.

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    Power Laboratory

    The Power Lab houses a rich and varied set of experimental power frames. The lab facilitates conducting various experiments on power systems, which offer the students an opportunity to study the design, construction and operation characteristics of transformers and various types of AC and DC machines (motors and generators). In this Lab, students get the chance to investigate AC generators, compound DC motors, synchronous motors, induction motors and universal motors. The lab has experimental equipment required for power electronics and machine drives. Power engineering students use this lab as a platform to complete their design projects.

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    Control Laboratory

    The equipment infrastructure of the Control Laboratory has recently been modernized. The upgrade involves the acquisition and installation of state-of-the-art equipment to be used for hands-on training on process control. The lab provides a good opportunity for students to learn various methods to measure and analyze control variables in electrical and mechanical processes. It also emphasizes the role of digital and analog controllers and integrates the concepts of transfer functions, system response, offset error, and stability into common practice.

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    Communications Laboratory

    In the Communications Lab, students 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. Communications students utilize the lab for their final year design projects.

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    Embedded Systems Laboratory:

    In this lab, students get the chance to experiment with, design and build their own embedded systems printed circuit boards with WiFi connectivity. These embedded systems utilize electronics, transducers, actuators, and microcontrollers in innovative robotics and control applications. Besides, students get the opportunity to program cutting edge embedded Linux target boards such as the Rasberry Pi board and interface it with hardware to simulate and build products with advanced set of features. This whole experience prepares students for a variety of creative design projects, especially when coupled with state-of-the-art training on mobile computing technologies using the latest smartphones development platforms for iOS and Android.

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    Multimedia Lab

    The Multimedia lab is equipped with modern Mac Pro computers to aid in the teaching of several Computer Engineering courses in the areas of operating systems, software engineering, mobile application development, and multimedia applications. In the Multimedia lab, students learn to interact with different Operating Systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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    Networking Lab

    The Networking lab features the latest networking and data communications products providing a rich environment that undergraduate and graduate student can learn in. In this lab, students get knowledge and hands on experience in networking. Besides, 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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