BS in Computer Engineering 

Sample Four Year Study Plan

 Freshman Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
Gen Ed Natural Sciences 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
Total   17
 Sophomore Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
MATH 225 Discrete Mathematics 3
CSCI 211 Object-Oriented Programming 3
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
Total   16
Sophomore Year, Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Cr
CSCI 215 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
ECEN 220 Signal and Systems I  3
ECEN 221 Signal and Systems I Lab 1
ECEN 331 Digital System Design 3
ECEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab  1
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
PHIL 100 or ENGL 200 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3
Total   17
 Junior Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
CENG 335 Computer Architecture  3
CENG 336 Computer Architecture Lab 1
ECEN 320 Signal and Systems II 3
ECEN 321 Signal and Systems II Lab  1
ECEN 333 Linear Electronics I  3
ECEN 334 Linear Electronics Lab I  1
CSCI 312 Operating System Fundamentals 3
Total   15
 Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ENGR 390 Internship 3
Total 3
 Senior Year, Semester 1 (Fall)
Code Course Title Cr
ECEN 491 Engineering Seminar 1
CENG 401 Network Servers and Architecture 3
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
CENG 411 Software Engineering 3
CENG 492 Senior Design Project I 2
  Technical Elective I 3
Total   15
Senior Year, Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Cr
CENG 493 Senior Design Project II 4
CENG 431 Embedded Systems Design 3
CENG 432 Embedded Systems Design Lab 1
  Free Elective 3
  Technical Elective II 3
Total   14
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PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

Co-requisite: Math Placement Test score qualifying student for MATH 113

Introduces engineering profession fundamentals and problem solving. Topics include description of engineering disciplines, functions of the engineer, professionalism, ethics and registration, problem solving and representation of technical information, estimation and approximations, and analysis and design.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, infinite sequences and series and parametric equations.

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

Pre-requisite: PHYS 110
Co-requisite: PHYS 221

This second calculus-based physics course includes a detailed study of the fundamental principles of classical electricity and magnetism, as well as an introduction to electromagnetic waves. The course’s focus targets the resolution of dc- and alternating circuits.

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

This course is intended to accompany Physics 220. It includes experiments on electricity, magnetism and RLC circuits. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique, data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors) and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

MATH 225 - Discrete Mathematics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers the basic discrete mathematical structure, methods of reasoning, and counting techniques: sets, equivalence relations, propositional logic, predicate logic, induction, recursion, pigeon-hole principle, permutation and combinations.

CSCI 211 - Object-Oriented Programming

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course is an introduction to object-oriented programming principles and techniques using Java. Topics include Java elementary programming, and Java object-oriented features such us methods, objects, classes, access modifiers, constructors, immutable objects & classes, abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic binding, object castings, abstract and interface classes, and exception handling.

ECEN 280 - Electric Circuit Analysis I 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 101 or PHYS 220
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 281

Circuit analysis using superposition, equivalent circuits, and transient and steady state analysis of RL, RC, and RLC circuits; applications of Lap lace transform in circuit analysis; sinusoidal excitations and phasors; resonance; filters; AC steady - state analysis; coupled coils; and three-phase circuits. Labs demonstrate and investigate circuit analysis concepts.

ECEN 281 - Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab

Co-requisite(s): ECEN 280

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 280. In this course, students will experimentally verify circuit analysis concepts under DC excitation and transient response. They will use different measurement instruments and build DC electric circuits.

MATH 213 - Calculus III

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and threedimensional analytic geometry.

STAT 346 - Probability for Engineers

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

The course introduces principles of statistics and probability for undergraduate students in Engineering. The course covers the basic concepts of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, joint probability distributions, and independence. The course also covers statistical methods and topics including data summary and description techniques, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

CSCI 215 - Data Structures and Algorithms

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 211 and MATH 225

This course introduces data structures and various fundamental computer science algorithms. The course covers abstract data-type concepts, stacks, queues, lists, and trees. Several sorting and searching algorithms are covered. Additional topics include an introduction to graphs and their implementation and running time and time complexity measurement.

ECEN 220 - Signal and Systems I 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113
Co-requisites(s): ECEN 221

Introduction to methods of representing continuous-time signals and systems, and interaction between signals and systems. Analysis of signals and systems through differential equations and transform methods; Laplace and Fourier transforms; frequency response of systems; stability in time and frequency domains. Presents application examples from communications, circuits, control, and signal processing.

ECEN 221 - Signal and Systems I Lab

Co-requisite: ECEN 220

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 220. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with programming in MATLAB. Topics include representation of different signals, system linearity and time invariance, analysis of a first - order system, implementing matched filter for Barker codes, response of second - order systems and damping ratio, synthesis periodic signals.

ECEN 331 - Digital System Design

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisites: ECEN 332

Principles of digital logic and digital system design and implementation in VHDL. Topics include number systems; Boolean algebra; analysis, design, and minimization of combinational logic circuits; analysis and design of synchronous and asynchronous finite state machines; and introduction to VHDL and behavioral modeling of combinational and sequential circuits.

ECEN 332 - Digital Systems Design Lab 

Pre-requisite(s):
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 331

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 331. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with basic logic components, combinational and sequential logic circuits and the use of VHDL.

MATH 203 - Linear Algebra

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

This course covers systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

CENG 335 - Computer Architecture 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 331
Co-requisite(s): CENG 336

This course covers details of microprocessor design including the instruction set architecture, memory design, and data path and control design. The course also emphasizes memory performance related concepts such as associativity and multi-level caching. Additional topics include virtual memory and performance speed-up techniques using pipelining, multithreading, and multiprocessing.

CENG 336 - Computer Architecture Lab

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 331
Co-requisite(s): CENG 335

This course covers modern computer system architecture and computer design principles. A Hardware Description Language is used to design basic components of a microprocessor datapath and control. Additional topics covered include Adders, MUX, Counters, ALU, registers/shift registers, RAM, pipelining, and cache memory.

ECEN 320 - Signal and Systems II

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 220 and MATH 203
Co-requisite: ECEN 321

Methods of representing and analyzing discrete time signals and systems. Effects of converting from continuous -time to discrete time, and transform as convenient analysis tool. Emphasizes powerful concept of frequency response of systems developed in first semester. Studies random signals in continuous and discrete time. Presents application examples from communications, circuits, control, and signal processing.

ECEN 321 - Signal and Systems II Lab 

Co-requisite: ECEN 320

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 320. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with programming in MATLAB. The experiments cover sound signals processing using MATLAB, smoothing data, difference equations, and discrete time Fourier transform.

ECEN 333 - Linear Electronics I 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280

Principles of operation and application of electron devices and linear circuits. Topics include semiconductor properties, diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, biasing, amplifiers, frequency response, operational amplifiers and analog design.

ECEN 334 - Linear Electronics Lab I 

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 221
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 333

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 333. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with basic Electronic components and circuits. Topics covered include: Semiconductor diodes, rectification, Zener diodes, BJT and FET transistors and Amplifiers.

CSCI 312 - Operating System Fundamentals

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 215

This course covers the principles, components, and design of modern operating systems, focusing on the UNIX platform. Topics include system structure, process concept, multithreaded programming, process scheduling, synchronization, atomic transaction, deadlocks, memory management, and file system.

CENG 315 - Microprocessors

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112 and ECEN 331

Microprocessors as components in a computer system; programmer’s view of a microprocessor’s architecture; microprocessor instruction set; assembly language programming; interrupts; input and output; interfacing a microprocessor to memory and I/O devices from the programmer’s view. At the end of the course, the students should be able to program a modern microprocessor in assembly or C language, and perform hardware I/O interfacing.

CENG 316 Microprocessors Lab  

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112 Co-requisite(s): CENG 315

Laboratory experiments to accompany the Microprocessors course. Topics include: Assembly Language Programming; Hardware interface and design with common microprocessor peripherals such as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, LCD, 7-segment display, motors and sensors. A comprehensive project combines and analyzes the interaction of hardware and software to address certain problem.

MATH 214 - Elementary Differential Equations

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

This course covers first-order ODEs, higher-order ODEs, Laplace transforms, linear systems, nonlinear systems, numerical approximations, and modeling.

CSCI 462 - Data Communications and Computer Networks 

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces computer networks. Topics include layering approach, functions of different layers, Internet applications (HTTP, DNS), reliable and unreliable transport (TCP and UDP), routing and IP addressing, data link layer services and protocols, and Ethernet

CSCI 463 - Data Communications and Computer Networks Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 462

This course provides students with hands on training on design, troubleshooting, modeling and evaluating of computer networks. Topics include network addressing, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), basic troubleshooting tools, IP routing, and route discovery. Additionally, student will perform network modeling, simulation, and analysis using Packet tracer and WireShark analyzer.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

ECEN 491 - Engineering Seminar

Pre-requisite(s): 90 credits

Engineering ethics, professionalism, the role of engineers in society, current topics, and employment opportunities

CENG 401 - Network Servers and Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): CSCI 462

This course discusses socket programming, client -server applications, peer-to-peer networks and applications, Web servers, datacenters and load balancing, CDNs, IPV6, NAT, anycasting, DHCP, multimedia networking, network operation and management and basic Internet measurements.

CENG 411 - Software Engineering

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 215

This course examines in detail the software development process. Topics include concepts such as software processes, software specification, software design implementation, software testing, software evolution, and software reuse.

CENG 492 - Senior Design Project I

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing
Co-requisite: ECEN 491

The course requires seniors to work in small teams to solve significant problems. Over the duration of CENG 492 and CENG 493, students design, implement, and evaluate a solution to the problem in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The course reinforces gained design principles and serves as a capstone for computing knowledge obtained in the BSCE curriculum. The recognition of the ethical and legal principles are also aspects of the course.

CENG 493 - Senior Design Project II (4 credits)

Pre-requisite(s): CENG 492

Implementation of the project for which preliminary work was done in CENG 492. Project includes designing and constructing software and/or hardware, conducting experiments or studies, and testing and validating a complete system. At the end of the term, each team presents to a committee information related to its project in both written and oral formats.

CENG 431 - Embedded Systems Design

Pre-requisite(s): CENG 315 Co-requisite(s): CENG 432

Introduction to the design of embedded systems. Topics include hardware and software architectures, assembly and C programming, real-time design, interrupts, multitasking, embedded software tools and embedded systems performance. Comprehensive project to design, implement and evaluate a prototype embedded system.

CENG 432 - Embedded Systems Design Lab

Co-requisite: CENG 431

Lab to accompany CENG 431. Labs cover topics such as hardware and software architectures, assembly and C programming, I/O, real-time design, interrupts, embedded systems performance.