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Program overview and objectives

This unique program integrates electronics and computer science to produce engineers with state-of-the-art, specialized, technical knowledge and skills ready to serve as experts in their fields. The continued worldwide growth in all aspects of electrical and computer technologies means this program opens up a wide array of career possibilities. If you want to develop systems that power our homes and enable us to communicate wherever we are then this program is for you. From smartphones and agile robots, to aircraft control systems and renewable energy provision, the solutions developed by electrical and computer engineers continue to improve and transform our lives.

 

The program will prepare you to tackle complex problems in the areas of microelectronics, communications and networking, power and renewable energy, embedded systems, robotics, the Internet of Things, machine learning, signal processing, and information technology. You will be able to put your theoretical learning into practice through the state-of-the art laboratories including the Electronic Circuits laboratory, Power laboratory, Control laboratory and the Communications laboratory, enabling you to create and innovate today and tomorrow.

 

This program comes at the perfect time to serve the innovation movement in the country and the advancement towards smart cities with smart services in the area of education, health, government, industry, and business.

  • Curriculum

    Project Option Thesis Option
    Program Component Courses Credit Hours Courses Credit Hours
    Program Core 8 24 8 21
    Program Electives 2 6 1 3
    Capstone/Thesis 1 3 1 6
    Total 11 33 10 33

    Core Courses

    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 500 Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 501 Advanced Embedded System Design Graduate Standing 3
    MEM 501 Project Management Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 510 Advanced Communication Systems Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 512 Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 520 Advanced Power System Analysis Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 611 Advanced Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 621 Computer and Machine Vision Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 690 Or ECE 691

    Electrical and Computer Engineering Project

    Thesis in ECE

    Graduate Standing

    3

    6

     

    Elective Courses

    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 630 Advanced Low-Power Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 632 Computer Based Power System Planning and Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 622 Embedded Signal Processing Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 638 Nano-Optical Devices Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 634 Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 635 Special Topics in ECE Graduate Standing 3
    ITE 500 Rich Internet Application Graduate Standing 3
    ITE 510 Advanced Data Communication and Networks Graduate Standing 3
    ITE 520 Mobile Application Development Graduate Standing 3
  • Career Opportunities

    Electrical and computer engineers are highly employable and can find work in many industries including electronics, automotive, IT, telecoms, manufacturing, energy, transport, aerospace, utilities and construction.

    The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You

    may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means

    of professional training.

  • Admission Requirements

    Candidates applying for the MSECE program are required to have a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related fields from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

    Admission Requirements

    In addition to satisfying the requirements of Abu Dhabi University Graduate Admission Policy, the following Electrical and Computer Engineering Department conditions apply:

    • Based on the courses the applicant took in his/her undergraduate degree, the program director may require the applicant to take certain undergraduate courses as remedial courses or pass a challenge test in lieu of such courses.
  • Study Plan

    Study Plan (for Full-time Students)

    Semester I Total Credit Hours: 9
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 500 Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 510 Advanced Communication Systems Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 520 Advanced Power System Analysis Graduate Standing 3

     

    Semester II Total Credit Hours: 9
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 501 Advanced Embedded System Design Graduate Standing 3
    MEM 501 Project Management Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 512 Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Graduate Standing 3

     

    Semester III Total Credit Hours: 9
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 611 Advanced Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 621 Computer and Machine Vision Graduate Standing 3
      Elective course I - 3

     

    Semester IV Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
      Elective course II + ECE 690 Electrical and Computer Engineering Project Graduate Standing 6
    OR
    ECE 691 Thesis in ECE Graduate Standing 6

     

    Study Plan (for Part-time Students)

    Semester I Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 500 Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 510 Advanced Communication Systems Graduate Standing 3

     

    Semester II Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 501 Advanced Embedded System Design Graduate Standing 3
    MEM 501 Project Management Graduate Standing 3

     

    Semester III Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 520 Advanced Power System Analysis Graduate Standing 3
    ECE 611 Advanced Mixed-Mode Integrated Circuit Design Graduate Standing 3

     

    Semester IV Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 512 Smart Grids and Renewable Energy Graduate Standing 3
      Elective course I   3

     

    Semester V Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
      Elective course II   3
    ECE 621 Computer and Machine Vision Graduate Standing 3

     

    Semester VI Total Credit Hours: 6
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ECE 690 Electrical and Computer Engineering Project Graduate Standing 3
    OR
    ECE 691 Thesis in ECE Graduate Standing 6
  • Contact Us

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  • About the Program

    The College of Engineering (COE) at Abu Dhabi University offers the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) program. The College also offers a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering program (MEngECE). The MSECE program offers students opportunities for advanced education in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), thus producing engineers with state-of-the-art specialized technical knowledge and skills who are ready to serve as experts in their fields and/or to pursue PhD degrees in ECE. The MEngECE, on the other hand, responds to regional and international market demand for engineers with a blend of advanced ECE and Engineering Management backgrounds, thus preparing the Electrical and Computer Engineering project managers of tomorrow. The MSECE program has a coursework option and a thesis option. In the coursework option, students are required to complete 10 graduate-level courses (30 credit hours) in addition to a capstone project (3 credit hours). For the thesis option, students complete 9 graduate-level courses (27 credit hours) and a thesis (6 credit hours). The program accepts students with bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related fields. Students who lack the necessary background in certain topics, as per their undergraduate transcript, may be admitted conditionally. Such students will need to take some undergraduate-level courses as remedial courses or pass challenge exams as determined by the Program Director.

    The MSECE paves the way for advancement in professional practice. Graduates of the program are ready to tackle complex problems in the areas of microelectronics, communications and networking, power and renewable energy, embedded systems, robotics, the Internet of Things, machine learning, signal processing, and information technology. The graduates achieve the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills needed to innovate in today and tomorrow’s world where innovation, technology, communication, and energy are the driving forces for economic growth and prosperity. The program is designed with a schedule that minimizes disruption of work commitments.

    The program aims at producing graduate who can (i) apply current techniques, skills, and necessary tools in Electrical and Computer Engineering practices, (ii) develop focused knowledge in areas of specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering, (iii) formulate, analyze and solve problems within the discipline, (iv) develop critical thinking, problem investigation, design, and research skills, (v) demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, (vi) recognize the social and ethical responsibilities of a professional working in the discipline, (vii) recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning, and (viii) function effectively in teams to accomplish common goals.

    This program has been introduced at Abu Dhabi University in response to UAE market needs and is aligned with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. It also comes at the perfect time to serve the innovation movement in the country and the marsh towards smart cities with smart services in the area of education, health, government, industry, and business.

    Program Mission

    The mission of the M. Sc in ECE program is to provide an opportunity for fresh graduates in Electrical and Computer Engineering or related field as well as working electrical and computer professionals to obtain a Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering on a carefully designed schedule that minimizes disruption of work commitments. The program is designed to provide electrical and computer professionals with a wide range of technical skills that would enhance their analytical abilities and knowledge in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, thus making them an asset to their organization.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    POSTGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences
    Master of Education in Educational Leadership AED 2,840
    Master of Science in Special Education AED 2,840
    Professional Diploma in Teaching (Arabic / English) AED 900
    Business
    Executive Master of Business Administration AED 2,840
    Master of Business Administration with specializations in: Aviation Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Human Resource Management AED 2,840
    Master of Human Resources Management AED 2,840
    Master of Strategic Leadership AED 2,840
    Doctorate of Business Administration AED 4,620
    Engineering
    Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Engineering Management AED 2,940
    Master of Project Management AED 2,940
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Information Technology AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture AED 2,835
    Guided Reading Course AED 2,100
    Law
    Master of Public Law AED 2,840
    Master of Private Law AED 2,840
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 400
    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
    Institutional TOEFL (Optional) 425
    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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