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Bachelor of Science (B.S.E.E) in Electrical Engineering

In today's world, electrical machines and electronic devices have become an indispensable part of our daily lives.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Department Mission

To prepare a culturally diverse student body for successful professional careers grounded in strong engineering knowledge, a culture of innovation, and an awareness of the global societal, economic, and environmental contexts within which electrical engineering decisions are made.

The B.S. in Electrical Engineering produces professional and forward-thinking graduates through a solid education in electronics, signal processing, digital systems, and electromagnetics, as well as a broad range of electives in communication engineering and power systems.

The program is designed to ensure excellence in multiple technical areas within the broad field of electrical engineering, while emphasizing the role of general education, ethical and social responsibility, in addition to life-long learning in the personal and professional growth of future electrical engineers.

GOALS (program educational objectives)

Within a few years, graduates will…

  • Pursue successful professional careers in electrical engineering or related fields while remaining technically current through graduate education and professional engagement.
  • Excel as leaders, team members, communicators, and innovators in collaborative multicultural environments.
  • Benefit society by practicing their profession responsibly and ethically, and sharing their knowledge through training and mentorship opportunities.

The 137 credit-hours program will include 15-18 hours of electrical engineering electives where students will be exposed to a wide variety of areas such as Optical Fiber Communications, Energy Engineering, Electric Drives, Digital Integrated Circuit Design, Wireless Communications and Antenna Theory.

The program culminates into a mandatory field experience and an interdisciplinary capstone design project. Since the introduction of a third year industry placement, our students have had a unique opportunity to work in some landmark projects in Dubai, the UAE, and worldwide.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree is a four-year program consisting of 137 hours of required credit.

Core subjects are split into Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Electrical Engineering.

There are also 12-15 credit hours of computer engineering electives, where students can choose from courses including Optical Fiber Communications, Energy Engineering, Electric Drives, Digital Integrated Circuit Design, Wireless Communications and Antenna Theory.

Learning Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

Upon completing their studies, graduates will be able to…

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex electrical engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences, through oral, written, graphic, and electronic channels.
  • Make informed engineering decisions, guided by ethical and professional responsibility, and considering the global impact of engineering solutions on the economy, environment, and society.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies such as self-regulated learning, experimentation, and cooperative learning.

For the full course descriptions and sequencing, click here.

Enrollment and graduation data

During the Academic Year 2018-2019, the Electrical engineering program reported

  • BS degree enrollment: 35 students (Fall 2018)
  • BS degrees conferred: 8 (AY 2018 -2019)

Facilities

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Equipped to perform and demonstrate a number of experiments that provide undergraduate students with the practical applications of fluid mechanics, facilities include:

  • Hydrostatic pressure apparatus to measure hydrostatic forces on submerged bodies;
  • Orifice and jet apparatus to allow students to compare between actual and jet trajectories, calculate the coefficient of discharge for various orifices, and identify different methods of flow measurement;
  • Fluid friction, bends and fitting apparatus to allow students to determine major and minor losses in pipes;
  • Pipe network apparatus to measure flow and pressure drops in a wide range of network configuration, e.g. individual pipes, series pipes and parallel pipes;
  • Flow visualization channel for conducting several applications in open channels such as hydraulic jump, discharge under sluice gate and energy equation;
  • Osborne Reynold’s apparatus facilitating the demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow.


Materials/Structures Laboratory
Equipped with testing apparatus chosen to demonstrate wide variety of experiments in materials engineering as well as structural theory, facilities include:

  • 150 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine;
  • 2000 kN Autocon concrete compressive strength machine;
  • Shmidt Hammer and ultrasonic kit for assessing the compressive strength of concrete;
  • Profometer that detects bar location and orientation, bar size, and concrete cover;
  • RAB Rockwell/Brinell hardness tester.

 

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Occupies more than 200 square meters of lab space and houses multiple sets for soil classification and testing, including:

  • Casagrande and fall cone devices for liquid and plastic limits;
  • Sieve sets for particle size analysis;
  • Manual and automatic compaction devices;
  • Four panel stations available for constant head and falling head permeability testing;
  • Automated testing equipment including pneumatic consolidation apparatus, and direct shear apparatus;
  • Unconfined compression loading frames and triaxle cells for shear strength testing of soil specimens.

Circuits, Electrical Systems and Robotics Labs

  • Circuits and Electronics Lab
  • Electromagnetics and Antenna Lab
  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors Lab
  • Communications Systems Lab
  • Electric Power Systems Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Senior Design Lab
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation Lab

Enterprise Computing Lab
Dedicated general purpose computer labs, each equipped with:

  • 25-30 PCs and projector;
  • High-speed internet network;
  • Software includes MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MathCAD, Primavera, Etabs, SAP, Pspice.

ADMISSIONS ENTRY

All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTM Exam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.


Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at admissions@aud.edu.

CAREER

At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.

 

FACULTY

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Computer Engineering
Wael Bazzi
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Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Aicha Beya Far
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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Khaled Ali
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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Mohamad Nassereddine
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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Vinod Pangracious
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STAFF

Administrative Assistant
Raquel Acedera
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Administrative Assistant
Rose Ardid
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Engineering Lab Coordinator
Mai Farouk Zaki El Din
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Lab Engineer
Smitha David
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I moved from Italy to attend The American University in Dubai and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. It was difficult for me to leave behind my friends, family and the surroundings in which I felt safe and comfortable.

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Being an engineering student at AUD makes you unique - not because you have tough courses - but for having the E building as your home for four years. As an engineering student, there is a lot of homework, lab work, and projects but at the same time you socialize with your fellow students, make strong bonds, and learn beyond your classroom walls.