BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Program Requirements

The BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EE) requires the completion of 134 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
University General Education Requirements 33
School of Engineering Requirements 30
ECE Program Requirements 71
(62 compulsory and
9 technical electives)
Total 134

University General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (33) credit hours, as follows:

a. Orientation Courses (14 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Credit
ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I 3*
ARAB 110 Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
ENGL 101 Composition 3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

* Either ARAB 101 or ARAB 110

b. Knowledge Domains: Divided into the following three categories: Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural Sciences.

    1. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 credits required)
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3*
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3

* Either PHIL 100 or ENGL 200

2. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits required)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3*
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Contemporary Social Issues 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3**
POLI 100 Contemporary Global Issues 3
POLI 101 Politics of Scarcity  3
POLI 102 State and Society in the UAE  3
GEOG 100 World Regional Geography  3
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3

* UAES 200 is mandatory
** ECON 103 is recommended

3. Natural Sciences (7 credits required)

MATH 113 Calculus I 4*
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3

The fifth writing intensive course for the BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering is EEEN 434 Linear Electronics Laboratory I.

School of Engineering Requirements (30 credit hours)

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
MATH 114 Calculus II 4
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 220 University Physics II 3
PHYS 221 University Physics II Lab 1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
ECEN 491 Engineering Seminar 1
ENGR 390 Internship 3

EE Program Requirements (71 credit hours)

a. Core Courses (62 credit hours)

EEEN 220 Signal and Systems I 3
EEEN 221 Signal and Systems I Lab 1
EEEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I 3
EEEN 281 Electric Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
EEEN 282 Electric Circuit Analysis II 3
EEEN 283 Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab 1
EEEN 305 Electromagnetic Theory 3
EEEN 331 Digital System Design 3
EEEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab 1
EEEN 333 Linear Electronics I 3
EEEN 334 Linear Electronics I Lab 1
EEEN 350 Electric Machines 3
EEEN 351 Electric Machines Lab 1
EEEN 360 Random Signal and Noise 3
EEEN 412 Power Systems 3
EEEN 431 Digital Circuit Design 3
EEEN 433 Linear Electronics II 3
EEEN 434 Linear Electronics II Lab 1
EEEN 437 Power Electronics 3
EEEN 451 Control Theory 3
EEEN 460 Communication Systems 3
EEEN 461 Communication Engineering Lab 1
EEEN 464 Digital Communication Systems 3
EEEN 467 Mobile and Wireless Communications 3
EEEN492 Senior Design Project I 2
EEEN 493 Senior Design Project II 4

b. Technical Electives (9 credit hours)

CENG 315 Microprocessors 3
EEEN 432 Nanotechnology Fundamentals & Applications 3
EEEN 435 Introduction to Optical Electronics * 3
EEEN 462 Data and Computer Communications 3
EEEN 466 Digital Signal Processing 3
EEEN 472 Antenna Theory and Design 3
EEEN 473 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering 3
EEEN 474 Advanced Information theory and coding 3
EEEN 481 Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission 3
EEEN 499 Special Topics in EEEN 3
EEEN 421 Power System Protection 3
EEEN 422 High Voltage Engineering 3
EEEN 423 Electrical Energy Systems & Fault Analysis 3
EEEN 425 Smart Power Grid Systems Theory & Implementation 3
EEEN 426 Renewable Energy Systems 3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Total 134 Credits 

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.

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.

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.

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.

UNIV 200 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (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.

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.

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.

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)

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

This course provides an overview of major areas in the field of psychology. The following topics will be covered in this course: history of psychology; research methods used in psychology; organization of human brain and biological basis of behavior; sensation; perception; basic principles of learning; cognition; language; intelligence; emotion; motivation; developmental psychology; personality theories and assessment, stress and its effect on health; abnormal behavior and therapies; and, social psychology.

SOCI 101 - Contemporary Social Issues

The course is an introduction to basic sociological concepts and examines aspects of human behavior in a cultural framework including: individual and group interaction, social mobility and stratification, status and class, race and gender relations, urbanism, crime and criminology, and social change and reform.

ECON 103 - (GEEC 103) Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces learners to microeconomics in the context of current problems. It explores how market mechanism allocates scare resources among competing uses. It uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems.

POLI 100 - Contemporary Global Issues

The course addresses contemporary issues impacting international and global affairs, and the major political, social, economic and environmental forces confronting global communities. Some of the themes are democracy and human rights, nationalism and conditions of conflict and stability, economic globalization, resource distribution and depletion, responsibilities of international and transnational organizations, technological development and environmental concerns, cultural diversity and identity, and the possibility of global stability and future world order.

POLI 101 - Politics of Scarcity 

The problems of scarcity and security are as much political as they are economic or technological. This course identifies the political aspects of global economic exchange and distribution, flows of labor and capital, and international cooperation, global security and conflict.

POLI 102 - State and Society in the UAE 

The course traces the history of the UAE, the establishment of the federation and the development of the UAE as a nation with significant global impact. It covers contemporary life, the economy, society, population, political system, social customs and traditions, and current changes.

GEOG 100 - (GEOG 200) World Regional Geography 

This course will examine a broad range of geographical perspectives covering all of the major regions of the world. Each region will be reviewed in a similar structure so students can clearly see the similarities and differences between each region. Specifically, the course will explore where each region is located along with its physical characteristics, including absolute and relative location, climate, and significant geographical features. The exploration will then continue on to look at each region from a cultural, economic, and political perspective, closely examining the human impact on each region from these perspectives as well as how human activities impact the environments of the region. The student will first review the basic theories of the discipline of geography, the relationship of world population and resources and the factors affecting development. Next, the student will survey the major regions of the world to identify each region's distinguishing geographic characteristics. This course is a descriptive synthesis of the world's realms and major regions. The basic geographic components of each region, both physical and human, are discussed as the course spans the globe in a single semester to give a broad comparative overview of world regional geography. For each of the world’s realms, a regional issue is identified and current issues will be incorporated into classes as they arise. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the geographic regions of the world while emphasizing the nature of their physical resources, economies, culture and politics. These courses will also address the issue of why certain countries are developed versus under-developed.

COMM 101 - Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

The course presents the principles to develop appropriate and effective communication strategies in one-to-one and small group communication settings. It emphasizes analyzing and assessing communication skills to create and sustain effective communication in personal and professional relationships.

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.

CHEM 211 - General Chemistry I 

This course covers the foundations of chemical concepts: basic facts and principles of chemistry, including atoms, molecules, ions, chemical reactions, gas theory, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, molecular geometry, and states of matter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MATH 213 - Calculus III

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 114

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

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.

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.

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.

ECEN 491 - Engineering Seminar (1:1:0)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

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

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.

EEEN 220 - Signal and Systems I (3:0:0) 

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113
Co-requisite(s): EEEN 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.

EEEN 221 - Signal and Systems I Lab (0:3:0) 

Co-requisite(s): EEEN 220

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 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

EEEN 280 - Electric Circuit Analysis I (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220

Basic circuit concepts and DC analysis, circuit analysis techniques, circuit theories, fundamental operation of operational amplifiers and their applications, transient and steady state analysis of RL, RC, and RLC circuits and basic AC analysis.

EEEN 281 - Electric Circuit Analysis I Lab (0:3:0)

Co-requisite(s): EEEN 280 or MENG 231

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 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.

EEEN 282 - Electric Circuit Analysis II (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 280

Review of AC sinusoidal circuit analysis with active and reactive power.  Covers magnetically coupled inductors and ideal transformers, three phase circuits, Laplace transform, application of Laplace transform in circuit analysis, passive and active filter analysis and design, two port networks.

EEEN 283 - Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab (0:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 281
Co-requisite(s): EEEN 282

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 282. In this course, students will experimentally verify circuit analysis concepts under steady state AC excitation. They will use different measurement instruments and build AC electric circuits.

EEEN 305 - Electromagnetic Theory (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220 and MATH 214

Course uses vector algebra and vector calculus. Covers topics related to electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, electric and magnetic properties of media, electric boundary value problems, Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves and plane wave propagation, Poynting theorem and transmission line theory.

EEEN 331 - Digital System Design (0:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisite(s): EEEN 332

This course covers principles of digital logic and digital system design. 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 an introduction to VHDL and behavioral modeling of combinational and sequential circuits.

EEEN 332 - Digital Systems Design Lab (0:3:0)

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

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 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.

EEEN 333 - Linear Electronics I (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 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.

EEEN 334 - Linear Electronics I Lab (0:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 281
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 333

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 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.

EEEN 350 - Electric Machines  (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 282
Co-requisite(s): EEEN 351

The general theory of electro-mechanical motion devices relating to electric variables and electromagnetic forces. Basic concepts and operational behavior of DC motors, induction and brushless DC Motors, and stepper motors used in control applications.

EEEN 351 - Electric Machines Lab (0:3:0)

Co-requisite(s): EEEN 350

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 350. In this course, students will acquire hands-on experience with the characteristics of dc motors and dc generators (separate, series, shunt and compound). They will learn to find the parameters of transformers and evaluate their performance characteristics. The starting, speed control and performance of 3-phase induction motors are also studied.

EEEN 360 - Random Signal and Noise (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): STAT 346 and EEEN 220.

Introduction to set theory, probability, random variables and random processes. Modelling various types of noise encountered in communication systems as random processes. Analyzing the system response in the presence of random noise processes and calculating the power spectral density.

EEEN 412 - Power Systems (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 350

Electric Power Systems, Elements of a Power Systems; The analysis of power systems starting with the calculation of line resistance, line inductance, and line capacitance of power transmission lines; Analysis of power systems in terms of current, voltage, and active/reactive power; Per–Unit Quantities; Load Flow Study; Economic Dispatch; Symmetrical Components; Fault Study; System Protection; System transient and Stability issues.

EEEN 431 - Digital Circuit Design (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 331 and EEEN 333

Analysis and design of discrete and integrated switching circuits. Topics include transient characteristics of diodes, bipolar, and field-effect transistors; MOS and bipolar inverters; no regenerative and regenerative circuits; TTL, ECL, IIL, NMOS, and CMOS technologies; semiconductor memories; VLSI design principles; and SPICE circuit analysis.

EEEN 433 - Linear Electronics II (3:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 333.

Differential amplifiers, feedback circuits, power amplifiers, feedback amplifier frequency response, analog integrated circuits, operational amplifier systems, oscillators, wide band and microwave amplifiers, and computer–aided design.

ECEN 434 - Linear Electronics II Lab (0:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 334.
Co-requisite: EEEN 433

Laboratory course to accompany EEEN 433. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with Electronic   Amplifiers, active filters and oscillators. Topics covered include:  Cascade amplifiers, differential amplifier, active filters, oscillators, and feedback amplifier concepts. (Writing Intensive Course)

EEEN 437 - Power Electronics (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 333

Course examines the application of electronics to energy conversion and control. The subject covers modern power semiconductor devices e.g., diodes, thyristors, MOSFETS, and other insulated gate devices; Static and switching characteristics, gate drive and protection techniques; Various DC‐DC, AC‐DC and DC-AC converter circuit topologies, their characteristics and control techniques; Analysis of input and output waveforms of these circuits; and their applications. Utility interference and Harmonic issues for power electronics Circuits.

EEEN 451 - Control Theory (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 220 or MATH 214

Introduction to feedback control systems; Block diagram and signal flow Graph representation; Mathematical modeling of physical systems; Stability of linear control systems; Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis tools and performance assessment; Lead and lag compensator design; Multi input multi output systems; Routh, Nyquist; Bode and root locus diagrams; Introduction to state variable techniques; state transmission matrix and state variable feedback.

EEEN 460 - Communication Systems (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 220 and STAT 346

Introduction to analog and digital communications. Topics include review of important concepts from signals and systems theory and probability theory; Gaussian processes and power spectral density; digital transmission through additive white Gaussian channels; sampling and pulse code modulation; analog signal transmission and reception using amplitude, frequency and phase modulation; and effects of noise on analog communication systems.

EEEN 461 - Communication Engineering Lab (0:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 460
Co-requisite(s): EEEN 464

Laboratory course to follow EEEN 460 and accompany EEEN 464. In this course, the student will acquire hands-on experience with fundamental blocks of Analog and Digital communication systems. Topics covered include: Amplitude and Angle Modulation and demodulation, sampling and reconstruction, PCM Encoding & PCM Decoding and digital modulation and demodulation.

EEEN 464 - Digital Communication Systems (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 460
Co-requisite(s): EEEN 461

Introduces digital transmission systems. Topics include quantization, digital coding of analog waveforms, PCM, DPCM, DM, base band transmission, digital modulation schemes, ASK, FSK, PSK, MSK, QAM, pulse shaping, inter symbol interference, partial response, voice band and wideband modems, digital cable systems, regenerative repeaters, clock recovery and jitter, multi path fading, digital radio design, optimal receiver design, MAP receiver, and probability of error.

EEEN 467 - Mobile and Wireless Communications (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 460

Cellular systems design fundamentals, fading and multipath channels, Modulation techniques for mobile radio systems, Diversity and combining techniques for mobile radio systems, multiple access techniques for mobile systems, Mobile systems and standards.

EEEN 492 - Senior Design Project I (0:6:0)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Conception of senior design project and determine of feasibility of proposed project. Includes development of a preliminary design and implementation plan.

EEEN 493 - Senior Design Project II (0:12:0) 

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 492

Implementation of project from EEEN 492. Project includes designing and constructing hardware, writing required software, conducting experiments or studies, and testing complete system. Requires oral and written reports during project and at completion.

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.

EEEN 462 - Data and Computer Communications (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 220 and STAT 346

Introduction to modern data communications and computer networks. Topics include point -to-point communication links and transmission of digital information, modems, and codecs; packet switching, multiplexing, and concentrator design; multi-access and broadcasting; local area and wide area networks; ISDN; architectures and protocols for computer networks; OSI reference model and seven layers; physical interfaces and protocols; and data link control layer and network layer.

EEEN 466 - Digital Signal Processing (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 320 and STAT 346

This course provides a thorough treatment of digital signal processing including the fundamental theorems and properties of discrete-time linear systems, filtering, sampling, and discrete-time Fourier Analysis.

EEEN 472 - Antenna Theory and Design (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 305

Course provides the fundamental knowledge in the theory and design of antennas. The theory of electromagnetic radiation is introduced and the fundamental antenna properties and parameters are explained. Standard antenna characterization parameters such as impedance, far-field radiation pattern, gain, directivity, bandwidth, beam width, polarization, efficiency, antenna temperatures are studied. The electromagnetic theory behind antenna operation and an overview of different antenna systems such as monopoles, dipoles, wire antennas and loop antennas etc… are discussed. The principles of analysis and design of antenna arrays are discussed.

EEEN 473 - Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 305

This course covers a broad range of topics in the field of radio frequency (RF) and microwave engineering. This includes transmission lines, waveguides, impedance matching, microwave resonators, RF filters, RF amplifiers, and passive RF and microwave devices (mixers, diplexers, etc.). Furthermore, RF/microwave communications link design will be provided.

EEEN 474 - Advanced Information theory and coding (3:0:0)

 Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 460

Advanced topics in information theory and coding. The course is divided into two main parts, namely, Source coding and data compression, and channel coding and error detection/correction codes. The first part covers, entropy, amount of information source coding techniques, Shannon Fano, Huffman, and Lempel-Ziv codes. The second part covers binary symmetric channels, Z-channels, and E-channels, channel capacity, mutual information, linear block codes and convolutional codes, Viterbi decoders and cyclic redundancy check codes.

EEEN 481 - Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 320 or CSCI 462

The course introduces the fundamentals of signal processing and communications for multimedia applications. It covers various topics relating to audio, image and video processing, storage and transmission. It discusses the human visual and hearing systems and relates them to image and sound digitization processes. The course also covers various lossless and lossy methods for audio, image and video compression. In addition, it gives the student hands on experience on applying the presented processing techniques using suitable software packages.

EEEN 499 - Special Topics in EEEN (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Advanced and emerging topics in electronics and communication engineering. Topics are announced through the Schedule of Classes.

EEEN 421 - Power System Protection (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 412

Power systems protection schemes for transmission and distribution networks, connection and standards of current and voltage instrument transformers for protection and metering applications, Protective relays, Protection of generators; Differential protection - Problems with differential protection - Biased differential protection - Biased differential protection of generator - Over current and earth fault protection, P; Buchholz relay - Biased differential protection of transformers - Harmonic restraint – Harmonic blocking - Other transformer protections, Protection of transformers, Protection of transmission lines.

EEEN 422 - High Voltage Engineering (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 282

The components of power system and their characteristics. Fundamental electric field calculations (Laplacian fields) in insulation systems of simple geometries, introduction to gas discharge physics, Townsends theory of electric breakdown in air and Paschens law and its implications on gas insulation strength. Experimental techniques applied in high voltage engineering.

EEEN 423  - Electrical Energy Systems & Fault Analysis (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 412

Energy and power; forms of energy; energy conversion from energy sources including wind , solar, tidal, bio-fuel, wave, hydro, nuclear and fossil fuel. Structure of a modern power system: operating charts, voltage control, and matrix representation of transmission lines. Two port network representation of transmission lines, per unit system, fault analysis: symmetrical components, transformers: construction, operation, connections, and relevant calculations. Load flow analysis: network matrix representation, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson solution techniques. AC/DC conversion: converter types, dc transmission, advantages compared to AC transmission. Over-voltages: switching and fault over-voltages, Bewley Lattice diagrams, switchgear principles, current chopping, insulation coordination. Modal component theory: wave propagation.

EEEN 425 - Smart Power Grid Systems Theory & Implementation (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): EEEN 412

This course explores a set of emerging concepts, technologies, applications and business models, and the related trade-off decisions involved in transforming the traditional centralized power grid into a climate and renewable energy-friendly “Smart Grid.” A cross-disciplinary approach intended to deepen individual areas of expertise in the context of multidisciplinary teamwork. Basic Smart Grid literacy, applications of this knowledge base to specific “real world” case studies.

EEEN 426 - Renewable Energy Systems (3:0:0)

Pre-requisite(s): Senior standing

The course aims to introduce a general engineering/science audience to the basic concepts of renewable energy. In the interest of time some mathematical criteria will be covered, e.g. Betz limit for wind, limit of efficiency of WEC point absorber. Each lecture contains several examples from real world applications and in-progress industrial developments

ENGR 399 - Undergraduate Research Project

Pre-requisite(s): Department Consent

Undergraduate research under the guidance of an engineering faculty member for juniors and seniors. Fixed credit hours; 3 credits are assigned, this is equivalent to a minimum of 9 hours of research time per week; a pass/fail grade is to be used. Student will be engaged in a creative research project at the discretion of the faculty member. The course is open to all engineering students.