B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering / Electronics and Communication

College of Engineering and Technology

Department of Electrical Engineering

Engineering is the profession of applying theories and fundamentals of pure science to solve practical problems and develop new equipment, instruments and techniques to meet the needs of society in a variety of areas such as electrical power, electronics, communication.

Mission

Consistent with the University mission, the Department of Electrical Engineering has been established to provide high quality education in engineering. The College programs focus on teaching students the fundamental principles of engineering and their applications to solving real-world problems. It places special emphasis on developing the technical as well as generic skills of its students so that they are well qualified for gainful employment in their area of specialization and can effectively contribute to the technological advances of the community. The programs also seek to prepare the students to undertake graduate studies in their area of specialization.

Goals

Academic programs of the Department of Electrical Engineering are designed to produce graduates who are:

  • Competent engineers with sound knowledge and professional attitude
  • Capable of applying theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems
  • Equipped with skills required for productive engineering careers
  • Able to perform as individuals and team members
  • Proficient in oral and written communication
  • Motivated for life-long learning throughout their careers
  • Capable of pursuing graduate studies

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Power and Renewable Energy

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

  1. A minimum high school average of 75% for Elite Track or 80% for Advanced Track or equivalent in starndarized international systems.
  2. EMSAT score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by CAA.
  3. EmSat score of 600 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, on-Arab students can register in a non-credit Introduction Arabic language course at USTF.
  4. EMSAT score of 900 in Mathematics or equivalent.
  5. EMSAT score of 800 in Physics or equivalent.

Facilities

Academic Staff

College members hold terminal degrees from internationally-recognized universities and are well versed in their areas of specialization.

Laboratories

The College of Engineering and Technology has well-equipped laboratories which provide practical hands-on experience to engineering students of all specializations. The specialized laboratories in the College are as follows:

·  Electronics Laboratory

·  Communication Laboratory

·  Project Laboratory

·  Computer Laboratory

·  Machine and Power Laboratory

 

Lecture Rooms

Lecture rooms are equipped to facilitate the use of audiovisual aids such as overhead projectors, slide projectors, computer projection devices and video players. Many lecture rooms are also connected to the university computer network.

Other Facilities

College of Engineering and Technology students have access to a wide range of university facilities including computer labs, learning and information resources, a bookshop, sports and recreation facilities, cafeteria and clinics.

Training

External training is an essential part of the curriculum of all College of Engineering and Technology programs. Students are required to complete external training lasting from three to four months (depending on the program). The College has extensive links with local organizations such as engineering companies, hospitals, power plants, interior design companies and telecommunication firms, who offer on-site external training to engineering students. The aim of the external training program is to enable students to acquire practical skills, gain an understanding of the work environment and improve their communication skills.

Prior to the external training, students of Electrical Engineering programs take part in an internal training program to enhance their practical and professional skills.

The Electrical Engineering Program (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)

The Electrical Engineering program offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering is appropriate to the University mission and its design and composition as well as its delivery and assessment of learning outcomes are in accordance with international academic norms. There is a regular process of assessment and evaluation and the results of such evaluation are regularly utilized for continuous improvement of the program. Its program learning outcomes are appropriate to the level of qualifications awarded and are consistent with the UAE Qualification Framework (QF Emirates).

The EE program requires a total of 142 credit hours for graduation. This includes 3 credit hours for 16 weeks of practical training (internship) in engineering organizations preceded by 2 weeks of intensive internal training in the Electrical Engineering Program. A student can complete all the requirements for graduation in a period of four years. For graduation, a student must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Depending upon the chosen concentration, students are awarded degrees as follows:

  • Sc in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communication)
  • Sc in Electrical Engineering (Power and Renewable Energy)

The first three years of the study plan will be exactly the same for all concentrations and only in the final (fourth) year, students will take some different specialization courses.

Program Goals

The EE Program Goals, also referred to as Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), are stated below. Graduates of EE program shall be:

  1. Contributing as productive individuals, team members, and leaders in electrical engineering profession.
  2. Updating and adapting their knowledge and abilities in their major field and associated disciplines.
  3. Engaging with the community at all levels in an ethical and professional manner.
  4. Pursuing graduate studies in electrical engineering and related fields both inside and outside the United Arab Emirates.

Program Outcomes (POs)

The Program Outcomes (POs) are also referred to as Student Outcomes (SOs). To combine both terminologies, these outcomes may also be referred to as Student/Program Outcomes. The EE program has 12 Program Outcomes, stated as A to L, as given below.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. An ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration.

Relationship of Program Outcomes to Program Goals

The Program Goals, based on the needs of its constituents, are broad statements. On the other hand, the Program or Student Outcomes (POs or SOs), derived from Program Goals, are defined in measurable terms and represent the abilities and attributes of students at the time of their graduation. Accordingly, there must be a well-defined relationship between Program Outcomes and Program Goals as the former will assist in attaining the latter. For the EE program, this relationship is given in Table 1 which shows how SOs will prepare graduates to attain the Program Goals. The relationship between Program Outcomes and Program Goals are shown in the following table.

Program Outcomes

Program Goals

(Abbreviated)

Goal #1

Productively contributing in EE Profession

Goal #2

Updating their knowledge and abilities

Goal #3

Ethical and professional community engagement

Goal #4

Pursuing graduate studies

A

 

 

B

 

 

C

 

 

D

 

 

 

E

 

 

F

 

 

 

G

 

 

H

 

 

 

I

 

 

J

 

 

 

K

 

L

 

Goal #4: For graduate studies all outcomes related to technical competence, i.e. A, B, C, E, K, and L are relevant. In addition, outcomes G and I are important because they relate to communication skills and self-learning ability.

Alignment of Program Outcomes to QF Emirates

The Program Outcomes are consistent with the level of qualification awarded as defined in the UAE Qualification Framework.  Out of twelve Program Outcomes, four each are for knowledge, skills, and competencies, as follows:

  1. Knowledge:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.

An ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration.

Program Outcomes

Strand 1

Knowledge

Strand 2

Skills

Strand 3

Autonomy and Responsibility

Strand 4

Role in Context

Strand 5

Self-Development

A.an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

X

 

 

 

 

B.an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

 

X

 

 

 

C. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

 

X

 

 

 

D. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

 

 

X

 

 

E. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

X

 

 

 

 

F. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

 

 

 

X

 

G. an ability to communicate effectively

 

X

 

 

 

H.the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

 

 

 

X

 

I.a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

 

 

 

 

X

J.a knowledge of contemporary issues

X

 

 

 

 

K.an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

X

 

 

 

L.an ability to demonstrate broad knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and specialized knowledge in chosen concentration.

X

 

 

 

 

  1. Skills:
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  1. Competencies:
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Understanding of the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the electrical engineering pursue careers in a wide range of industries and services, including the electronic and computer industries, industrial manufacturing plants, security control systems, design automation companies, product design and development companies, major service companies for  electronic appliances, mobile telephone industry, digital communication and networking industry, television and radio services, telecommunication companies, electrical power generation companies, electrical power distribution services, and renewable energy system design companies.  

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded upon the fulfillment of the following:

  • Successful completion of all courses in the program curriculum (139 credit hours)
  • Successful completion of 2 weeks of internal training and 16 weeks of external training at engineering companies (3 credit hours)
  • The cumulative grade points average CGPA is at least 2.0

Degree requirements

The B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering requires the completion of 142 Cr. Hrs. (139 Cr. Hrs of course work plus 3 credit hours of internship distributed as follows:

Type of Courses

Credit Hours

1. University General Education Requirements

24

(a) University Required Courses

15

(b) University Elective Courses

9

2. College Required  Courses

33

3. EE  Required  Courses

57

4. Specialization Courses

19

5. Graduation Projects I and II

6

6. Internship

3

Total Credit Hours

142

(1) University General Education Requirements

(a) University Compulsory Courses (18 Credit Hours)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

ISL111

Islamic Culture (For Arabs)

3

ISL112

Islamic Culture (For Non-Arabs)

3

EMS111

Emirates Society (Arabic)

3

EMS112

Emirates Society (English)

3

ENG111

English Communication Skills

3

ARB111

Communication Skills in Arabic Language (For Arabs)

3

ARB112

Communication Skills in Arabic Language (For Non-Arabs)

3

IES112

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (English)

3

COM101

Introduction to computer Sciences (English)

3

(b) University Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

  • Science and Technology (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

STA113

Statistics (English)

3

  • Humanities and Society (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Code

Course Name

Credit hours

ENV111

Environmental Science

3

(2) College Requirements (33 Credit Hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

MTH121

Engineering Mathematics I       

3

0

2

3

---

PHY121

Engineering Physics I

3

2

2

4

---

CHE101

Chemistry for Engineers

2

2

0

3

---

ELE101

Computer Programming

3

0

2

3

COM101

MTH122

Engineering Mathematics II

3

0

2

3

MTH121

PHY122

Engineering Physics II

3

2

2

4

---

ELE102

Introduction to Engineering

1

0

1

1

---

ELE301

Report Writing and Presentation

3

0

1

3

ELE102 + Junior Standing

MTH221

Engineering Mathematics III

3

0

2

3

MTH122

MTH222

Engineering Mathematics IV

3

0

2

3

MTH221

ELE410

Engineering Management

3

0

0

3

ELE301

 (3) Electrical Engineering Required Courses (57 Credit Hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

ELE202

Logic Design

3

2

2

4

COM101

ELE206

Engineering Analysis

3

0

2

3

ELE101

ELE203

Circuit Analysis I

3

2

2

4

PHY122

ELE205

Electronic Devices and Circuits I

3

2

2

4

ELE203

ELE204

Signal and Systems

3

0

2

3

MTH221

ELE207

Circuit Analysis II

3

2

2

4

ELE203

ELE305

Electronic Devices and Circuits II    

3

2

2

4

ELE205

ELE302

Principles of Communications

3

2

2

4

ELE204

ELE303

Electromagnetic Fields and Wave Propagation

3

0

2

3

PHY122

MTH221

ELE307

Control Systems

3

2

2

4

ELE204

ELE310

Design with Integrated Circuits

3

2

0

4

ELE305

ELE314

Microcontrollers and Applications

3

2

0

4

ELE101, ELE202

ELE313

Sensors and Instrumentation

3

2

0

4

ELE305, ELE206

ELE312

Power Systems and Electrical Machines

3

2

0

4

ELE207

ELE304

Probability and Random Variables

3

0

2

3

MTH122

ELE465

Senior Seminar

1

0

0

1

ELE301

 (4) Specialization Required Courses and Graduation Projects (16 Cr. Hrs.)

(a) Electronics and Communication Concentration

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

ELE425

Optoelectronics

3

0

0

3

ELE305 ELE303

ELE451

Communication and Switching Networks

3

2

0

4

ELE302

ELE455

Wireless Communication

3

0

0

3

ELE302, ELE303

ELE438

Graduation Project I

1

4

0

3

ELE310

ELE439

Graduation Project II

1

4

0

3

ELE438

(5) Specialization Elective Courses (9 Cr. Hrs.)

(a) Electronics and Communication Concentration

The student will take three of the following Specialization Electives as approved by the academic advisor..

Course No.

Course Title

Contact and Credit Hrs.

Prerequisite

Th.

Lab.

Tut.

Cr. Hrs.

ELE421

VLSI Design       

3

0

0

3

ELE305, ELE202

ELE450

Digital Signal Processing

3

0

0

3

ELE204

ELE456

Telecommunication Systems

3

0

0

3

ELE302

ELE491

Industrial Control Systems

3

2

2

4

ELE307

ELE463

Renewable Energy Systems

3

2

0

4

ELE312

ELE436

Selected Topics in Electronic  and Communication

3

0

0

3

ELE305 , ELE320

ELE437

Directed Study in Electronic and Communication

3

0

0

3

ELE310, ELE302 + Approval

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