BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering 

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 133 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Requirement 33
Core Engineering Requirements 30
Department Compulsory Requirement 58
Technical Electives 12
Total 133


General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)

a. Compulsory Core Courses (24 Credits)

Code Course Title Credit
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

b. General Education Elective Courses (9-10 Credts)

1. Arts and Humanities (3 credits)

Creative and Aesthetic Understanding

ARTT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
ARAB 110 Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I 3
COMM 102 Reading Image and Film 3
COMM 104 Photography and Communication 3
ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures 3

Cross-Cultural and Ethical Understanding

HIST 100 Contemporary Middle Eastern History 3
HIST 101 Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula  3
PHIL 101 Ethics in Today’s World 3
PHIL 102 World Philosophies  3

2. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

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
GEOG 101 Introduction to Urban Social Geography 3
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3

3. Natural Sciences (3 – 4 Credits)

BIOL 100 Humankind in a Biological World 3
CHEM 100 Chemistry in Everyday Life 3
CHEM 101 Chemistry in Everyday Life Lab 1
ENVS 100, 101 Energy and Environmental Science 4
ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3

School Requirements (30 Credits)

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 213 Calculus III 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 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

Department Requirements are (67 Credit)

a) Compulsory: (58) Credit Hours include the following courses:

ECEN 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3
ECEN 102 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab 0
ECEN 220 Signal and Systems I  3
ECEN 221 Signal and Systems I Lab 0
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
ECEN 282 Electric Circuit Analysis II  3
ECEN 283 Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab  1
ECEN 305 Electromagnetic Theory 3
ECEN 331 Digital System Design 3
ECEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab  1
ECEN 333 Linear Electronics I  3
ECEN 334 Linear Electronics Lab I  1
ECEN 320 Signal and Systems II 3
ECEN 321 Signal and Systems II Lab  0
ECEN 360 Random Signal and Noise 3
ECEN 431 Digital Circuit Design  3
ECEN 433 Linear Electronics II  3
ECEN 434 Linear Electronics II Lab  1
ECEN 460 Communication and Information Theory  3
ECEN 461 Communication Engineering Lab 1
ECEN 462 Data and Computer Communications  3
ECEN 464 Digital Communication Systems  3
ECEN 492 Senior Design Project I  2
ECEN 493 Senior Design Project II  4
PHYS 222 University Physics III 3
PHYS 223 University Physics III Lab 1

b) Technical Electives: (12) Credit Hours selected from the following list of courses:

ECEN 370 Electronic and Optical Properties of Material  3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
ECEN 432 Nanotechnology Fundamentals & Applications 3
ECEN 430 Principles of Semiconductor Devices 3
ECEN 435 Introduction to Optical Electronics  3
ECEN 437 Power Electronics 3
ECEN 465 Computer Networking Protocols 3
ECEN 467 Mobile and Wireless Communications  3
ECEN 466 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECEN 472 Antenna Theory and Design 3
ECEN 473 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering 3
ECEN 474 Advanced Information Theory and Coding 3
ECEN 481 Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission 3
ECEN 488 Fundamentals of Satellite Communication 3
ECEN 499 Special Topics in ECEN  3
Total 133 Credits 

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Program Requirements

The BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) requires the completion of 133 credits in the following areas:

Degree Requirements Credits
University General Education Requirements 34
School of Engineering Requirements 30
ECE Program Requirements 69
(57 compulsory and
12 technical electives)
Total 133

University General Education Requirements (34 credit hours)

University General Education Requirements are (34) credit hours, as follows:

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 and Entrepreneurship 3

* Either ARAB 101 or ARAB 110

Knowledge Domains (20 Credit Hours)

The knowledge domains are divided into the following three categories: Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural Sciences.

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

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits required)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3*
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communication and Group Interaction 3
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  3**
POLI 100 Contemporary Global Issues 3
POLI 101 Politics of Scarcity  3
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3

* UAES 200 is mandatory
** ECON 103 is recommended

Natural Sciences (8 credits required)

MATH 113 Calculus I 4*
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1

The fifth writing intensive course for the BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering is ECEN 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

ECE Program Requirements (69 Credit Hours)

Core Courses (57 Credit Hours)

ECEN 220 Signal and Systems I  3
ECEN 221 Signal and Systems I Lab 1
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
ECEN 282 Electric Circuit Analysis II  3
ECEN 283 Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab  1
PHYS 222 University Physics III 3
PHYS 223 University Physics III Lab 1
ECEN 305 Electromagnetic Theory 3
ECEN 320 Signal and Systems II 3
ECEN 321 Signal and Systems II Lab  1
ECEN 331 Digital System Design 3
ECEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab  1
ECEN 333 Linear Electronics I  3
ECEN 334 Linear Electronics Lab I  1
ECEN 360 Random Signal and Noise 3
ECEN 431 Digital Circuit Design  3
ECEN 433 Linear Electronics II  3
ECEN 434 Linear Electronics II Lab  1
ECEN 460 Communication and Information Theory  3
ECEN 461 Communication Engineering Lab 1
ECEN 462 Data and Computer Communications  3
ECEN 464 Digital Communication Systems  3
ECEN 492 Senior Design Project I  2
ECEN 493 Senior Design Project II  4

Technical Electives (12 Credit Hours)

ECEN 432 Nanotechnology Fundamentals & Applications 3
ECEN 435 Introduction to Optical Electronics  3
ECEN 437 Power Electronics 3
ECEN 466 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECEN 467 Mobile and Wireless Communications  3
ECEN 472 Antenna Theory and Design 3
ECEN 473 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering 3
ECEN 474 Advanced Information Theory and Coding 3
ECEN 481 Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission 3
ECEN 499 Special Topics in ECEN  3
ENGR 399 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Total 133 Credits 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

ARTT 100 - Introduction to Visual Arts

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

The course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of various geographical regions around the world in order to provide the ability for appreciation, interpretation and historical understanding. It focuses on a select number of major developments in a range of media and cultures, emphasizing the way that works of art function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts and forces.

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.

COMM 102 - Reading Image and Film

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course allows leaners to study aesthetic effects and strategies of persuasion in contemporary visual images. Learning engagement include images in electronic media, film, photographs, cartoons, advertisements, and public performances and events.

COMM 104 - Photography and Communication

Perceptions of the world are recorded visually in different ways. The course is an introduction to the techniques of digital photography and trains learners in the visual competence of reading, analyzing, composing and communicating effective visual messages.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures

Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Students explore world literature as a form of cultural expression and develop their sensitivity to cultural diversity through a critical study of the literatures of the world, through a study selections from a variety of texts which may include short fiction, novels, graphic novels, plays, essays, poems and films, as a socio-cultural response by writers to the world in which they live. They will deepen their knowledge of the complexities of human life and nature, and develop respect for people and cultures, love for nature, desire for peace and commitment to justice and will also become familiar with those literary terms and conventions necessary to discuss and write about literary works.

HIST 100 - Contemporary Middle Eastern History

The course is designed to acquaint students with an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting the Middle East in the 21st century, will review the origins and development of the modern Middle East and understand the social, economic, and political foundations that set the stage for the region this century. Students will also become familiar with original source material that frame the key issues in the modern Middle East and engage in discussion of key issues.

HIST 101 - Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula 

This course concentrates on the geographical background of the Arabian Peninsula, including its location, and descriptions of its provinces, routes, its flora and fauna. It also focuses on the commercial importance and its political situation during the period from the third Millennium B.C. to the rise of Islam or to the seventh century A.D. There are some details about archaeological sites in the Peninsula. It also studies in details about the ancient kingdoms, civilizations, people and societies of Arabia. This course deals with religious, political, commercial and social situations in Arabia before the Rise of Islam. The course also studies the relations between the ancient Arabs and their neighbors.

PHIL 101 - Ethics in Today’s World

The course provides learners with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought, and a background to the traditions and movements in the development of ethical theory and methods of reasoning. Contemporary ethical, moral, and social issues that are of global concern, such as justice, decisions about right and wrong, responses to technological changes, responsibility for the environment, human rights and responsibility for other human beings, and other major business, legal, and medical issues are among the topics exposed by learners. Students apply ethical principles and perspectives to analyze, compare and critically evaluate relevant personal, social and professional problems and engage in ethical reasoning and decision making processes.

PHIL 102 - World Philosophies 

The course surveys the major philosophers from the most important world philosophical traditions: European, Indian, Chinese, etc. Some of the topics addressed include the internal world of personal identity, the nature of knowledge, the concept of happiness, the nature of reality and the external world, the relation of language to the world, meaning, and truth.

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.

GEOG 101 -  Introduction to Urban Social Geography (3 Credits)

This course provides an overview of urban social geography. The student will learn about the history of cities, how they effect the lives of urban dwellers, and the importance of cities in a globalized world. Environmental concerns will also be addressed.

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.

BIOL 100 - Humankind in a Biological World

Human beings interact with, affect and are affected by other living organisms. This course explores the ways in which human activities have had an impact on other life on earth, mankind and disease and the development of scientific thought.

CHEM 100 - Chemistry in Everyday Life

Co-requisite: CHEM 101

The main focus of this course is on how chemistry is involved our everyday life. It covers the basic chemical principles that impact us with their immediate applications. It addresses the effect of chemicals in everyday life and introduces the techniques that make our lives easier.

CHEM 101 - Chemistry in Everyday Life Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 100

This course introduces laboratory practices to accompany Chemistry in Everyday Life.

ENVS 100,101 - Energy and Environmental Science

Co-requisite: ENVS 101

The course is an inter-disciplinary study of environmental disruption and management, natural environmental systems, and the human impact on them. Other topics include energy procurement and use, waste management, water resources and water pollution, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion.

ENVS 102 - Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations

The course examines the interactions between human and environmental systems, and its effect on the future of environmental sustainability. Topics covered include global and local environmental change, conservation of the ecosystem, biodiversity, water management and climate change.

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 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.

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.

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

Pre-requisite(s): 90 credits

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.

ECEN 101 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Co-requisite: ECEN 102

Provides fundamental engineering skills and technical underpinning for state-of-the-art applications and study of information technology related to ethics, professionalism, historical development, and social implications.

ECEN 102 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab

Co-requisite: ECEN 101

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 101. In this course, the student will experimentally verify basic electric circuit concepts, use different measurement devices and build simple electric circuits.

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 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.

ECEN 282 - Electric Circuit Analysis II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 283

A continuation of Electric Circuits I. Additional topics includes AC sinusoidal analysis; power calculations; balanced three phase circuits, Laplace Transform, Circuit analysis using Laplace Transform; passive and active filter analysis and design; Bode diagram, Ideal Transformers and Two port circuits.

ECEN 283 - Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab 

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

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 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.

ECEN 305 - Electromagnetic Theory

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

Static and time-varying electric and magnetic fields, dielectrics, magnetization, Maxwell’s Equations, and introduction to transmission lines. Course uses vector calculus and algebra of complex numbers.

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.

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.

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 360 - Random Signal and Noise

Pre-requisite(s): STAT 346 and ECEN 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.

ECEN 431 Digital Circuit Design 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 331 and 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.

ECEN 433 - Linear Electronics II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 334
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 433

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 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.

ECEN 460 - Communication and Information Theory 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 461 - Communication Engineering Lab

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

Laboratory course to follow ECEN 460 and accompany ECEN 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.

ECEN 462 - Data and Computer Communications 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 464 - Digital Communication Systems 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 460
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 492 - Senior Design Project I 

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.

ECEN 493 - Senior Design Project II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 492 preferably in preceding semester.

Implementation of project from ECEN 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.

PHYS 222 - (SCPH 222) University Physics III

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisite: PHYS 223

This course covers important theoretical bases and experiments that support the development of modern physics with applications in various technological and scientific fields. Topics include physical optics, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics and nuclear physics. The course’s focus is on applications that have led to key discoveries.

PHYS 223 - (SCPH 223) University Physics III Lab

Prerequisites: PHYS 221;
Co-requisite: PHYS 222.

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 222. It includes experiments on optics, thermodynamics and atomic physics. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique (including both the execution and the documentation of an experiment); data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors, as well as computer-aided analysis of experimental data); and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

ECEN 370 - Electronic and Optical Properties of Material 

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220 and MATH 114

The course will start with an introduction to the basic concepts of materials science. The course will cover atomic structure and interatomic bonding, the structure of crystalline solids, an overview of imperfections in solids, and electrical, thermal, magnetic and optical properties of materials. Also, it will cover economic, environmental, and societal issues of material science and engineering in addition to an advanced material topic and its applications.

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.

ECEN 432 - Nanotechnology Fundamentals & Applications

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Level Outstanding

Students will be provided an introduction to the basic principles of the subject of nanotechnology with minimum mathematics involved. The applications of nanotechnology to various fields such as environment, health, alternative energy and electronics/optics will be addressed and explained. Students will be required to do search projects and present in class

ECEN 430 - Principles of Semiconductor Devices

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 333 and MATH 214

Crystal properties, energy bands, semiconductor charge carriers, p-n junctions, field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, optoelectronic devices, integrated circuits.

ECEN 435 - Introduction to Optical Electronics 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 305 and ECEN 333

Introduces optoelectronic devices for generation, detection, and modulation of light. Topics include electro-optic modulators, gas, solid state and semiconductor lasers, photo-detectors, and detector arrays.

ECEN 437 - Power Electronics

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 333

Applications of power diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers, static converters, AC voltage controllers, DC power supplies, Choppers, Inverters in power systems.

ECEN 465 - Computer Networking Protocols

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 462

Introduces computer networking protocols and concepts, emphasizing Internet and Internet Protocol Suite. Covers computer networking protocols at application, transport, and network layers, including multimedia networking protocols, and network security and management.

ECEN 467 - Mobile and Wireless Communications 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 466 - Digital Signal Processing

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

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.

ECEN 472 - Antenna Theory and Design

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 473 - Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 474 - Advanced Information Theory and Coding

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 481 - Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 320

Fundamentals of signal and image processing, including algorithms for signal processing that have applications to multimedia (voice and streaming video applications). Topics included: voice coding and recognition, CD and DVD technology, streaming video, WANS and LANS, and videoconferencing technology.

ECEN 488 - Fundamentals of Satellite Communication

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 460

Offers appreciation for space environment and implications for space-based operations. Discusses engineering, scientific, political and legal aspects of space exploration and exploitation. Presents different uses of space communication and future trends.

ECEN 499 - Special Topics in ECEN 

Pre-requisite(s): Instructor Permission

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

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 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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

CHEM 212 - General Chemistry I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 211

This course provides laboratory techniques to accompany General Chemistry I

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

Pre-requisite(s): 90 credits

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.

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 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.

ECEN 282 - Electric Circuit Analysis II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 280
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 283

A continuation of Electric Circuits I. Additional topics includes AC sinusoidal analysis; power calculations; balanced three phase circuits, Laplace Transform, Circuit analysis using Laplace Transform; passive and active filter analysis and design; Bode diagram, Ideal Transformers and Two port circuits.

ECEN 283 - Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab 

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

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 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.

PHYS 222 - (SCPH 222) University Physics III

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisite: PHYS 223

This course covers important theoretical bases and experiments that support the development of modern physics with applications in various technological and scientific fields. Topics include physical optics, thermodynamics, special relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics and nuclear physics. The course’s focus is on applications that have led to key discoveries.

PHYS 223 - (SCPH 223) University Physics III Lab

Prerequisites: PHYS 221;
Co-requisite: PHYS 222.

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 222. It includes experiments on optics, thermodynamics and atomic physics. Particular emphasis is placed on three aspects of experimentation: laboratory technique (including both the execution and the documentation of an experiment); data analysis (including the treatment of statistical and systematic errors, as well as computer-aided analysis of experimental data); and written communication of experimental procedures and results.

ECEN 305 - Electromagnetic Theory

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

Static and time-varying electric and magnetic fields, dielectrics, magnetization, Maxwell’s Equations, and introduction to transmission lines. Course uses vector calculus and algebra of complex numbers.

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 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.

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.

ECEN 360 - Random Signal and Noise

Pre-requisite(s): STAT 346 and ECEN 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.

ECEN 431 Digital Circuit Design 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 331 and 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.

ECEN 433 - Linear Electronics II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 334
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 433

Laboratory course to accompany ECEN 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.

ECEN 460 - Communication and Information Theory 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 461 - Communication Engineering Lab

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

Laboratory course to follow ECEN 460 and accompany ECEN 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.

ECEN 462 - Data and Computer Communications 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 464 - Digital Communication Systems 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 460
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 492 - Senior Design Project I 

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.

ECEN 493 - Senior Design Project II 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 492 preferably in preceding semester.

Implementation of project from ECEN 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.

ECEN 432 - Nanotechnology Fundamentals & Applications

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Level Outstanding

Students will be provided an introduction to the basic principles of the subject of nanotechnology with minimum mathematics involved. The applications of nanotechnology to various fields such as environment, health, alternative energy and electronics/optics will be addressed and explained. Students will be required to do search projects and present in class

ECEN 435 - Introduction to Optical Electronics 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 305 and ECEN 333

Introduces optoelectronic devices for generation, detection, and modulation of light. Topics include electro-optic modulators, gas, solid state and semiconductor lasers, photo-detectors, and detector arrays.

ECEN 437 - Power Electronics

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 333

Applications of power diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers, static converters, AC voltage controllers, DC power supplies, Choppers, Inverters in power systems.

ECEN 466 - Digital Signal Processing

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

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.

ECEN 467 - Mobile and Wireless Communications 

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 472 - Antenna Theory and Design

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 473 - Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 474 - Advanced Information Theory and Coding

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 481 - Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 320

Fundamentals of signal and image processing, including algorithms for signal processing that have applications to multimedia (voice and streaming video applications). Topics included: voice coding and recognition, CD and DVD technology, streaming video, WANS and LANS, and videoconferencing technology.

ECEN 499 - Special Topics in ECEN 

Pre-requisite(s): Instructor Permission

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

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.