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College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (ABET Accredited)

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 138 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


The continued worldwide growth in all aspects of electrical and electronic technologies means this program opens up a wide array of career possibilities. If you want to develop systems that power our homes, enable us to communicate wherever we are, or empower the electronic devices which continue to change our lives for the better, then this program is for you.

From traditional and renewable power plants and electrical power distribution grids, to 5G communication networks, smartphones, agile robots and aircraft control systems, the solutions developed by electrical engineers continue to improve and transform our lives.

This program will provide you with a strong technical background in the key subjects of electronics, power engineering, signal processing, communications, control and embedded systems. After building a robust electrical engineering foundation, enabling you to operate as a well-rounded electrical engineer, you will be able to specialize in areas such as communications engineering, power systems and renewable energy or integrated circuits.

Developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), this program ensures you will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the-art electrical and electronic systems. 

We pride ourselves on the agility of our program, responding quickly to the ever-changing market needs. As technology advances and evolves, so do our curriculum and students.

“My professors have made my experience exceptional.”  

"My professors have made my experience exceptional. The fact that they have come from world-class universities and are experts in their fields is, of course, a big part of this, but they also care about their students. They take the time to call us to follow up on assignments and they are patient enough to answer every single one of our questions, even the silly ones we thought of in the early days. And they know each of us by name.  

Don’t get me wrong – they don’t go easy on us. They’re constantly challenging us to do better and good grades have to be earned. But they also make the learning fun and engaging. There’s no reading from boring PowerPoint presentations here."

Ahmad Kabbour from Syria

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

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

Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including the UAE Armed Forces, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, the Ministry of Education, Drake and Skull International, Schneider Electric, Siemens and many electrical engineering contracting and consulting companies.

Entry requirements

High School Curriculum
Minimum Grade*
Language Proficiency
MOE Advance 80% Academic IELTS 5.0
or EMSAT English 1000
or ITP (taken at Amideast) 500
or Internet- based TOEFL (iBT) 61
MOE General
Math & Physics grade of 90%
Required to take Remedial Physics offered by ADU
Level 3 in Maths & Physics
UAE Literary Streams High School (Before 2017) Not applicable
UAE Science Streams High School (Before 2017) 80%
**American / Canadian
(subjects are more Science & Math Oriented)
**British Curriculum or IGCSE / GCE
(Completed Year 13/Grade 12 of High School)
**Indian/Pakistani/Bangladesh 50%
**International Baccalaureate 24 points

Course outline

General Education
21 credit hours
36 credit hours
66 credit hours
Major Electives
9 credit hours
Open Electives
6 credit hours