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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (ABET Accredited)Back

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

 

Computer engineering is a driving force behind innovation and technologies that are changing the world, pushing computing power and capabilities to the edge. Bridging hardware (e.g. microprocessors, tablets) and software, computer engineering has implications across many industries, ranging from technology to healthcare, green energy to aeronautics.

Design, development, testing and manufacture of computer hardware, software, and networks are the foundation of this program that will enable you to work in all areas served by technology. From work on tiny computerized systems found in thermostats or mobile phones to significantly larger ones found in industrial robots, cars, or data centers, the emphasis is on innovation and hands-on experience including building prototypes.

You will be able to put your theoretical learning into practice through the state-of-the art laboratories including the Electronic Circuits laboratory, Embedded Systems laboratory, Multimedia laboratory and the Networking laboratory.

Developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), the Computer Society (IEEE-CS), and the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), the program ensures that you will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions using state-of-the-art technologies.

 

Accreditation 

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions

  • Career Prospects

    Computer engineers can work in all areas served by technology today including government, education, health, industry, commerce, tourism, and infrastructure.

    Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADGAS, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Creative Robotics, Etisalat, MDS Computers, Ministry of Interior and TwoFour54.
  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
    • Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
    • Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics 
    • Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.
    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

     

    TOTAL CREDITS: 134 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 134
    General Education Requirements 30 credit hours
    College Requirements 47 credit hours
    Major Requirements 42 credit hours
    Major Electives + Open Electives 15 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 200 English II English Proficiency Specified Score/ENG100(C grade)+ (Co) UNS102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications For Engineering & Science ENG 200 3
    INE 300 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG200 + Completion of 60 chrs 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 + (Co) UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    Degree Requirements 47 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    CEN 200 Introduction to Elec. & Computer Engineering Professions MTT 101 or equivalent 3
    MTT 200 Calculus II MTT 102 3
    MTT 201 Calculus III MTT 200 3
    MTT 202 Discrete Mathematics STT 100 3
    MTT 204 Introduction to Linear Algebra MTT 200 3
    MTT 205 Differential Equations MTT200 + MTT204 (co-requisite) 3
    STT 201 Intermediate Statistics and Research Method STT 100 3
    PHY 102 Physics and Engineering Applications I MTT 102 3
    PHY 102 L Physics and Engineering Applications I Lab MTT 102 + PHY 102 (Co) 1
    PHY 201 Physics and Engineering Applications II PHY 102 3
    PHY 201 L Physics and Engineering Applications II Lab PHY 102 + PHY 201 (Co) 1
    CSC 201 Structured Programming MTT 101 or Higher 3
    CSC 202 Object Oriented Programming CSC 201 3
    CSC 301 Data Structures and Algorithms CSC 202 3
    CSC 303 Digital Logic Design CEN200 3
    CSC 305 Data Communications and Networks Junior Level 3
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics Senior level 3

     

    Major Requirements 42 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
    CSC 311 Java Programming for the Internet CSC 201 3
    CSC 304 Microprocessor Architecture & Assembly Language CSC 303 3
    CEN 305 Microprocessors and Firmware Programming CSC 201 3
    CSC 308 Operating Systems CSC 301 3
    CEN 399 Internship Completed 90 credits or more 3
    CEN 464 Digital Signal Processing CEN 320 3
    CEN 320 Signals and Systems MTT 205 3
    CSC 408 Computer Networks and Distributed Systems CSC 305 3
    CEN 405 Embedded Networks CEN 305, Co-Req. CSC 305 3
    CEN 450A Computer Engineering Design Project I Senior level 1
    CEN 450B Computer Engineering Design Project II CEN 450A 2
    CEN 415 Embedded Linux System Design CEN 405, Co-Req. CSC 308 3
    CEN 466 Advanced Digital System Design CSC 303 3

     

    Electives 15 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

     

    Computer Engineering Major Electives/ Themes*
    Themes options Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    Application Development CSC 302 Database Management Systems MTT 202 3
    CSC 307 Web Design CSC 201 3
    CSC 401 Software Engineering I CSC 301 3
    ITE 408 Information Security CSC 305 3
    ITE 421 Mobile Applications CSC 201 3
    Networking, Mobile and Security ITE 402 Computer Networks: Design & Implementation CSC 305 3
    ITE 408 Information Security CSC 305 3
    ITE 420 Wireless and Mobile Networks CSC 305 3
    ITE 421 Mobile Applications CSC 201 3
    ITE 422 Network Administration CSC 305 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 CSC 304  

    *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.

    **Students can also take CEN490 Special Topics in Computer Engineering and/or ITE490 Special Topics in Information Technology towards any theme.

    Electrical Engineering Minor 18 Credit Hours
    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 EEN3XX 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
    Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test
  • Study Plan

     

    Study Plan (Fall Start)

    TOTAL CREDITS: 134 Credit Hours

    First Year (Freshman)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 1 ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 No Prerequisite
    ENG 200 English II 3 *EPSS / ENG100(C grade)+ (Co) UNS102
    MTT 102 Calculus I 3 C grade in MTT 101 or MPT
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 No Prerequisite
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 Nil
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 No Prerequisite
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 2 CEN 200 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Eng. 3 MTT 101 or equivalent
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 3 UNS 102 + ENG 200
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + (Co) 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
    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
    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)
    CSC 303 Digital Logic Design 3 CEN 200
    STT 201 Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods 3 STT 100
    MTT 201 Calculus III 3 MTT 200
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 4 CSC 202 Object Oriented Programming 3 CSC 201
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 UNS 102 + ENG 200
    CEN 201 Electric Circuits 3 CEN 200 or PHY201
    MTT 202 Discrete Mathematics 3 STT 100
    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 CEN 320 Signals and Systems 3 MTT 205
    CSC 301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 CSC 202
    CSC 305 Data Communications and Networks 3 Junior Level
    CEN 305 Microprocessors and Firmware Programm. 3 CSC 201
    ENG 305 Technical Communication For Engineering & Science 3 ENG 200
    OE 1 Open Elective I 3  
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Semester 6 CSC 304 Microprocessor Architecture and Assembly Language 3 CSC 303
    CSC 308 Operating Systems 3 CSC 301
    CSC 311 Java Programming for the Internet 3 CSC 201
    INE 300 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 ENG200 + Completion of 60 chrs
    ME 1 Major Elective I 3  
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + (Co) UNS 102
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Summer Semester CEN 399 Internship 3 90 Credit Hours
    Fourth Year (Senior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Semester 7 CEN 405 Embedded Networks 3 CEN 305, CSC 305 (Co-req)
    CEN 466 Advanced Digital System Design 3 CSC 303
    CEN 304 Electronic Devices and Circuits 3 CEN 201
    ME2 Major Elective II 3 -
    ME 3 Major Elective III 3 -
    CEN 450A Computer Engineering Design Project I 1 Senior Level
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Semester 8 CEN 415 Embedded Linux System Design 3 CEN 405, CSC 308 (Co-req)
    CSC 408 Computer Networks and Distributed Systems 3 CSC 305
    CEN 464 Digital Signal Processing 3 CEN 320
    CEN 450B Computer Engineering Design Project II 2 CEN 450A
    CIV 402 Engineering Ethics 3 Senior level
    Total Credit Hours 14

    *Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test

  • Fees

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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