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  • About the Program

     

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

    Electrical Engineering includes electronic and computer systems, control and electrical power and renewable energy systems, telecommunications, and microelectronics. 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 or in designing and fabricating integrated circuits.

    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.

    Program 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.

    Program 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.

    Program objectives

    The main objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to:

    • Produce graduates with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to successfully practice electrical engineering and serve the public and/or private sectors in both national and international industries.
    • Produce graduates equipped with the technical skills needed to identify, formulate analyze, and solve/design real-world electrical engineering problems/systems, and to think creatively.
    • Prepare graduates for success in multidisciplinary professional settings with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
    • Prepare graduates who have commitment to life-long learning, professional development and achievement of professional licensure, and who demonstrate involvement in professional activities and public service through professional societies, journals, conferences and meetings.

    Learning Outcomes

    The following program outcomes describe competencies and skills that our students acquire by the time of graduation. Our graduates are expected to be able to:

    1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering principles.
    2. Design and conduct laboratory experiments safely, as well as to critically analyze and interpret data.
    3. Design electrical components, systems or processes to meet desired specifications and imposed constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
    4. Function in a team.
    5. Identify, formulate, and solve problems encountered in the practice of electrical engineering.
    6. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities of an electrical engineer and how engineering solutions impact safety, economics, ethics, politics, and societal and cultural issues.
    7. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    8. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    9. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
    10. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.
    11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical engineering practice.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    During the Academic Year 2014-15, the electrical engineering program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 206 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 26
  • Degree Requirements

    These courses can be chosen from set of courses in the major apart from the above courses (9 credits) and from any other program at the University for which you meet the entry requirements (9 credits). Alternatively, you can choose a Minor (6 courses) in a specialization other than English.

    Requirements Credit Hours
    University Requirements 30 credit hours
    College Requirements 36 credit hours
    Major Requirements 51 credit hours
    Major Electives 9 credit hours
    Open Electives 9 credit hours
    Total 135 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 135 Credit Hours

    General Education Requirements 30 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications For Engineering & Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 102 Calculus I C grade in MTT 101 or MPT 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    Degree Requirements 36 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    MTT 200 Calculus II MTT 102 3
    MTT 201 Calculus III MTT 200 3
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra MTT 200 3
    MTT 205 Differential Equations MTT200 + MTT204 (co-requisite) 3
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I MTT 102 3
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab MTT 102 (and PHY 102 co-req.) 1
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II PHY 102 3
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab PHY 102  (and PHY 201 co-req.) 1
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I ENG 200 3
    CHE 201 L Chemistry Laboratory ENG 200 (and CHE 205 co-req.) 1
    CEN 200 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering MTT 101 or equivalent 3
    CSC 201 Structured Programming MTT 101 or Higher 3
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy ENG 200 + MTT 102 3
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics Senior Level 3

     

    Major Requirements 51 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CEN 201 Electric Circuits CEN 200 or PHY 201 3
    CEN 304 Electronic Devices and Circuits CEN 201 3
    CEN 305 Microprocessors and Firmware Programming CSC 201 3
    CEN 320 Signals and Systems MTT 205 3
    CSC 305 Data Communications and Networks Junior Level 3
    EEN 210 Digital Circuits CEN 200 3
    EEN 220 Electric Circuits II CEN 201 3
    EEN 360 Electronics Circuits CEN 304 3
    EEN 330 Random Signals and Noise CEN 320 3
    EEN 335 Introduction to Communication Systems CEN 320 3
    EEN 336 Communication Systems EEN 330 , EEN 335 3
    EEN 338 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves MTT 201 (co) , MTT 205 , PHY 201 3
    EEN 340 Energy Conversion EEN 220 , EEN 338 3
    EEN 345 Power Systems EEN 220 3
    EEN 365 Control Systems MTT 204 , CEN 320 3
    EEN 399 Internship 90 Credit Hours 3
    EEN 450A Electrical Engineering Design Project I Senior Level 1
    EEN 450B Electrical Engineering Design Project II EEN 450A 2

     

    Major and Open Electives 18 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ME1 Major Elective I - 3
    ME2 Major Elective II - 3
    ME3 Major Elective III - 3
    OE 1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II - 3
    OE 3 Open Elective III - 3

     

    Electrical Engineering Major Electives/Themes*

    Themes options Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    Communication EEN 430 Radiowave Propagation EEN 338 + EEN 335 3
    EEN 433 Antenna Engineering EEN 338 + EEN 335 3
    EEN 435 Wireless Communication EEN 335 3
    EEN 437 Communication Circuits EEN 336 , EEN 360 3
    CEN 464 Digital Signal Processing CEN 320 3
    Power Systems and Renewable Energy EEN 440 Power Electronics EEN 360 3
    EEN 443 Power Distribution EEN 345 3
    EEN 445 Power System Protection EEN 345 3
    EEN 447 Machine Drives EEN 340 , EEN 440 3
    EEN 449 Renewable Energy EEN 345 3
    Hardware and VLSI Design (Microelectronics) EEN 471 Introduction To Microelectronics CEN 304 3
    EEN 472 Analog And Digital Integrated Circuit Design CEN 304 3
    EEN 473 RF Integrated Circuit Design CEN 304 3
    CEN 468 Computer Organization And Design CSC 304 3
    EEN 481 Biomedical Integrated Circuits Design CEN 304 3

    *To satisfy the requirements of a Theme, students need to take 2 courses from the same theme and an additional course from any theme for a total of 9 credits.

     

    Computer Engineering Minor 18 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 course
    • Additional courses may be required as pre-requisites to the Minor courses

     

  • Study Plan

    Study Plan (Fall Start)

    First Year (Freshman)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 1 ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 No Prerequisite
    ENG 100 English I 3 TOEFL 500
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 No Prerequisite
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 No Prerequisite
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101 or MPT
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 Nil
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 2 ENG 200 English II 3 C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I 3 MTT 102
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Laboratory 1 MTT 102 + PHY 102 (Co)
    MTT 200 Calculus II 3 MTT 102
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    CEN 200 Introduction to Electrical and Comp. Eng. 3 MTT 101 or equivalent
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Second Year (Sophomore)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 3 CSC 201 Structured Programming 3 MTT 101 or Higher
    EEN 210 Digital Circuits 3 CEN 200
    MTT 201 Calculus III 3 MTT 200
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I 3 ENG 200
    CHE 201 L Chemistry Lab 1 ENG 200 + CHE 205 (co-req.)
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II 3 PHY 102
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab 1 PHY 102 + PHY 201 (Co)
    Total Credit Hours 17
    Semester 4 CEN 201 Electric Circuits 3 CEN 200 or PHY 201
    OE 1 Open Elective I 3  
    GEN 200 Engineering Economy 3 ENG 200 + MTT 102
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 UNS 102 + ENG 200
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 MTT 200
    MTT 205 Differential Equations 3 MTT200 + MTT204 (co-requisite)
    Total Credit Hours 17

     

    Third Year (Junior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 5 ENG 305 Technical Communication For Engineering & Science 3 ENG 200
    EEN 220 Circuits II 3 CEN 201
    CEN 304 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3 CEN 201
    CEN 320 Signals and Systems 3 MTT 205
    EEN 338 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 3 MTT 201 (Co), MTT 205, PHY 201
    CEN 305 Microprocessors and Firmware Programm. 3 CSC 201
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Semester 6 EEN 330 Random Signals and Noise 3 CEN 320
    EEN 335 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 CEN 320
    EEN 340 Energy Conversion 3 EEN 220, EEN 338
    EEN 345 Power Systems 3 EEN 220
    EEN 360 Electronics Circuits 3 CEN 304
    EEN 365 Control Systems 3 MTT 204 , CEN 320
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Summer Semester EEN 399i Internship 3 90 Credit Hours
    Fourth Year (Senior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 7 EEN 336 Communication systems 3 EEN 330, EEN 335
    CSC 305 Data Communications and Networks 3 Junior Level
    ME1 Major Elective I 3 -
    ME2 Major Elective II 3 -
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    EEN 450A Electrical Engineering Design Project I 1 Senior Level
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 8 EEN 450B Electrical Engineering Design Project II 2 EEN 450A
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics 3 Senior Level
    ME3 Major Elective III 3 -
    OE2 Open Elective II 3 -
    OE3 Open Elective III 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 14

     

  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of Electrical Engineering program are prepared to pursue successful careers as:

    • Electrical Engineers working in the area of smart, sustainable, and renewable energy systems for the government or private sector.
    • Power Engineers working on the generation, transmission, and the distribution of electrical power for consultants, contractors, power plants, factories, airports, or the oil and gas industry.
    • Microelectronics Engineers who deals with design and micro-fabrication of tiny electronic circuit components.
    • Control Engineer working in the retail product manufacturing, biochemical engineering, and software development.
    • Telecommunications Engineers for international communication companies such as Etisalat, DU, Atlas, … etc.
    • Instrumentation Engineer who design measuring devices for pressure, flow, and temperature can be employed by manufacturing firms, defense contractors, or biomedical companies.
    • Research and development engineers in laboratories to design, build, and test various types of electrical systems
  • How to Apply

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  • Laboratories

    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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