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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

B.E. in Electrical Engineering

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The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  .

ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Electrical Engineering is a science-oriented branch of engineering, primarily concerned with all the phases of development and utilization of electric signals. The study of electrical engineering can be conveniently divided into the areas of circuits, electronics, electromagnetism, electric energy systems, communications, control, and computer engineering. Due to the extremely rapid growth and changes relating to the application of electrical engineering principles, the curriculum is designed for concentration on a solid core of basic foundation courses, covering all areas of electrical engineering. As part of the academic program, six credits of professional experience are also included in the last summer prior to graduation, to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience.

The Electrical Engineering program is credit-based and requires the completion of 150 semester hours. A typical schedule is listed below and extends over a four-year period, including summer semester; students may select to take these courses over a longer period of time.


The mission of the Electrical Engineering Program is to educate each student to become a responsible and productive electrical engineer capable of effectively managing future challenges.

Program educational objectives

Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will:

Student outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:

  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 multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, to formulate, and to solve, engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of one’s professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need, and the 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.

Student Data

  Enrollment Data   B.E.

Academic Year 



  Graduation Data   B.E.
Academic Year

Curriculum starting fall 2009

First year


Number Course Cr
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3
PHY201 Electricity and Magnetism 4
MTH201 Calculus III 3
GNE212 Engineering Mechanics 3
COE201 Computer Proficiency 1
COE212 Engineering Programming 3


Number Course Cr
MTH207 Discrete Structures I 3
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3
ELE201 Electrical Circuits I 3


Number Course Cr
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
ARA2-/3— Arabic Language / Literature 3

Second year


Number Course Cr
ENG203 Fundamental of Oral Communication 3
COE321 Logic Design 3
COE322 Logic Design Lab 1
ELE391 Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
ELE302 Electrical Circuits II 3
ELE303 Electrical Circuits II Lab 1
HLT201 Basic Health 1


Number Course Cr
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
ELE401 Electronics I 3
ELE402 Electronics I Lab 1
ELE411 Electromagnetic Fields 3
ELE430 Signals and Systems 3
COE323 Microprocessors 3


Number Course Cr
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
PED—- Physical Education 1
GNE331 Probability & Statistics 3

Third year


Number Course Cr
ELE413 Electromagnetic Waves 3
ELE442 Control Systems 3
ELE443 Control Systems Lab 1
ELE493 Professionalism in Engineering 3
ELE537 Communication Systems 3
—- ECE Track 1 3
COE324 Microprocessors Lab 1


Number Course Cr
—- ECE Track 1 3
Engineering Elective 3
ELE420 Electromechanics 3
ELE538 Noise in Communication Systems 3
ELE540 Communication Systems Lab 1
INE320 Engineering Economy I 3


Number Course Cr
ELE498 Professional Experience 6

Fourth year


Number Course Cr
—- ECE Elective 3
ELE591 Capstone Design Project 3
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
ELE422 Power Systems 3
—- ECE Track 2 3
—- Free Elective 2


Number Course Cr
ELE423 Electric Machines Lab 1
ELE539 Telecommunication Systems 3
ELE593 ELE Application 3
ECE Track 2 3
—- Engineering Elective 3
—- ECE Elective 3

Technical Electives

ECE technical electives for both COE and ELE programs are grouped into four different tracks. The four tracks and courses within each track are:

Track Course
  Number Title
Communication ELE535 Information & Coding Theory
  ELE531 Optical Fiber Communication
  COE431 Computer Networks 
  COE535 Optical Networks
Hardware  COE527 VLSI Design
  COE521 Embedded Systems
  COE522 High Performance Computer Architecture
  COE423 Computer Architecture 
  COE424 Digital Systems
  ELE501 Microlectronics
Systems Engineering ELE548 Linear Systems
  ELE553 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems
  ELE525 Faulted Power Systems
  ELE526 Renewable Energy Sources
  ELE529 Design and Operation of Smart Grids
Software & Theory COE418 Database Systems
  COE414 Operating Systems
  COE555 Queuing Theory
  COE543 Intelligent Data Processing and Applications
  COE544 Intelligent Engineering Algorithms
  ELE557 Simulation of Electronics Circuits
  ELE594 Undergraduate Research Project


Engineering Electives

Engineering electives can be any of the following courses:

* Except for ELE305, ELE391 and COE312, any COE/ELE course can be considered as a technical elective as long as it is not a required course. COE599/ELE599 could be taken more than once for credit when topics differ.


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