BS in Electrical Engineering 

Sample Four Year Study Plan

Freshman Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 212 General Chemistry I Lab 1
Total   18
Sophomore Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ECEN 280 Electric Circuit Analysis I  3
ECEN 281 Electric Circuits Analysis I Lab 1
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
MATH 203 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 213 Calculus III 3
PHYS 222 University Physics III 3
PHYS 223 University Physics III Lab 1
Total   17
Sophomore Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ECEN 220 Signal and Systems I  3
ECEN 221 Signal and Systems I Lab 0
ECEN 282 Electric Circuit Analysis II  3
ECEN 283 Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab  1
STAT 346 Probability for Engineers 3
MATH 214 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHIL 100
or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3
Total   17
Junior Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
CIEN 211 Statics 3
MENG 211 Thermodynamics I 3
ECEN 331 Digital System Design 3
ECEN 332 Digital Systems Design Lab  1
ECEN 333 Linear Electronics I  3
ECEN 334 Linear Electronics I Lab 1
ELEN 102 AutoCad 1
Total   15
Junior Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ECEN 305 Electromagnetic Theory 3
MENG 221 Dynamics 3
ELEN 350 Electric Machines 3
ELEN 351 Electric Machines Lab 1
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3
  Free Elective 3
Total   16
Junior Year, Summer Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ENGR 390 Internship 3
Total 3
Senior Year, First Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ELEN 451 Control Theory  3
ELEN 412 Power Systems 3
ELEN 492 Senior Design Project I  2
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics  (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
  Technical Elective I 3
Total   14
Senior Year, Second Semester
Code Course Title Cr
ECEN 437 Power Electronics 3
ECEN 491 Engineering Seminar 1
ECEN 493 Senior Design Project II  4
  Technical Elective II 3
  Technical Elective III 3
Total   14
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PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

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

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

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

ENGL 101 - Composition

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

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

ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering

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

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

MATH 113 - Calculus I

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

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

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

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

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

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

Pre-requisite: None

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

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

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

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

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

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

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

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

MATH 114 - Calculus II

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113

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

PHYS 220 - (SCPH 220) University Physics II

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

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

PHYS 221 - (SCPH 221) University Physics II Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 220

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

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

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

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

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.

ECEN 281 - Electric Circuit Analysis I Lab (1:0:3)

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

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.

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)

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.

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

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113
Co-requisite(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 (1:0:3)

Co-requisite(s): 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 282 - Electric Circuit Analysis II (3:3:0)

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 283 - Electric Circuit Analysis II Lab (1:0:3)

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

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.

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.

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.

CIEN - 211 Statics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113 and PHYS 110

Vectors, force systems (2D and 3D), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies (2D and 3D), structures (trusses, cables, frames and machines), distributed forces (centroids and centers of mass), internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), friction, and moment of inertia.

MENG 211 - Thermodynamics I

Pre-requisite(s): CHEM 211

The basic concepts of classical thermodynamics are continued in this course as was introduced in Thermodynamics 1. It introduces the students to basic laws and principles applications to gas power and refrigeration cycles, vapor and combined power cycles, mixtures of gases and vapors, psychrometry, chemical reactions, Thermodynamic property relations, and energy analysis.

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

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
Co-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

ECEN 332 - Digital Systems Design Lab (1:0:3)

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 220
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 (3:3:0)

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 I Lab (1:0:3)

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 281
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.

ELEN 102 - AutoCad

Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (AutoCAD) Software, Drawing limits, grid setting and drawing aids, coordinate system, drawing tools ( point, line , ray, multi-line, poly-line, polygons, rectangle, arc, circle, ellipse), Modify tools ( copy, erase, offset, move, rotate, lengthen, terminate, fillet, chamfer, array), Layers, Zoom, dimensions, text, hatch, isometric drawing.

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

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.

MENG 221 - Dynamics

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 211

Position. Velocity. Acceleration. Potential and Kinetic Energy. Work. Linear Impulse. General Plane Motion. Projectile Motion. Angular Impulse. Mass Moment of Inertia. Parallel-Axis Theorem. Radius of Gyration. Power. Impacts. Angular Velocity. Relative Motion. Linear Momentum, Angular Acceleration. Center of Percussion. Newton’s Laws. Angular Momentum. Instantaneous Center. Rotating Frame.

ELEN 350 - Electric Machines

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 282
Co-requisite(s): ELEN 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.

ELEN 351 - Electric Machines Lab

Co-requisite: ELEN 350

Laboratory course to accompany ELEN 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.

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.

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.

ELEN 451 - Control Theory 

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

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.

ELEN 412 - Power Systems

Pre-requisite(s): ELEN 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.

ELEN 492 - Senior Design Project I 

Pre-requisite(s): Senior Standing

Conception of senior design project and determination of feasibility of proposed project. Work includes developing preliminary design and implementation plan.

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.

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

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 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.

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.

ECEN 493 - Senior Design Project II (4:0:12)

Pre-requisite(s): ECEN 492

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.