Curriculum Study Plan: Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree Program in Electrical Engineering

Course
Code

Course Title

Credit Hours (CRHs)

Pre-
Requisites

Co-Requisites

Total CRHs

Lect.

Lab

Tut.

MAT 101

Calculus I

4

3

0

2

 

 

MAT 112

Calculus II

4

3

0

2

MAT 101

 

MAT 211

Calculus III

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

 

MAT 212

Linear Algebra

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

 

MAT 213

Differential Equations

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

MAT 212

MAT 224

Numerical Methods

3

3

0

0

MAT 212, CSC 112 or equivalent

 

STA 212

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

3

3

0

0

MAT 112

 

CHM 102

Introduction to Chemistry

4

3

2

1

 

 

PHU 103

Mechanics and Waves for Engineers

4

3

2

1

 

MAT 101

PHU 124

Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers

4

3

2

1

PHU 103, MAT 101

 

ENG 101

Freshman English I

3

3

0

0

 

 

ENG 112

Freshman English II

3

3

0

0

ENG 101

 

ENG 222

Technical Writing

3

3

0

0

ENG 112

 

PHL 101A

Engineering Ethics

3

3

0

0

 

 

ISL 101

Islamic Studies I

2

2

0

0

 

 

ISL 112

Islamic Studies II

2

2

0

0

ISL 101

 

ARB 101

Arabic Language I

2

2

0

0

 

 

ARB 112

Arabic Language II

2

2

0

0

ARB 101

 

SE 100

Programming for Engineers

4

3

2

0

 

 

IE 315

Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis

3

3

0

0

 

 

ME 201

Materials Science and Engineering

4

3

2

1

CHM 102

 

EE 202

Introduction to Electronics

4

3

2

1

EE 207

EE 208

EE 207

Foundations of Electrical Engineering

4

3

2

1

PHU 124

MAT 213

EE 208

Electric Circuits

4

3

2

1

EE 207

 

EE 210

Digital Logic Systems

4

3

2

1

EE207

 

EE 301

Signals and Systems

3

3

0

0

EE 208,
MAT 224

 

EE 302

Communications Theory

4

3

2

0

EE 301,
STA 212

 

EE 304

Microelectronics

4

3

2

0

EE 202

 

EE 305

Computer Networks

4

3

2

0

EE 210,
SE 100,
STA 212

 

EE 306

Control and Feedback System Design

4

3

2

0

EE 301

 

EE 307

Computer Architecture

4

3

2

0

EE 210,
SE 100

 

EE 308

Electrical Energy Conversion

4

3

2

0

EE 202,
EE 309

 

EE 309

Applied Electromagnetics

3

3

0

0

EE 208,
MAT 211

 

EE 390

Electrical Engineering Summer Internship

0

107 CRHs passed  and department approval

 

EE 405

Electric Power Systems

4

3

2

0

EE 308,
MAT 224

 

EE 413

Digital Communications

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed, EE 302

 

EE 490

Electrical Engineering Capstone Project

4

0

8

0

107 CRHs passed

 

4**TE

EE Elective

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs passed

 

4**TE

or

EE435

EE Elective

 

EE Elective

3

 

3

3

 

0

0

 

6

0

 

0

107 CRHs passed

Departmental approval

 

4**TE

EE Elective

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

 

4**TE

EE Elective

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

 

4**TE

EE Elective

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

 


Requires the approval of the Department Chair, a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0, and a signed research contract.

4-Year Curriculum: 142 Credit Hours Total

Each course below follows the following format: Course code, Course Title, and Course Credit Hours (Lecture contact hours – Lab contact hours – Tutorial contact hours)

1st  Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

SE 100

Programming for Engineers

4 (3-2-0)

CHM 102

Introduction to Chemistry

4 (3-2-1)

MAT 101

Calculus I

4 (3-0-2)

PHU 113

Mechanics and Waves for Engineers

4 (3-2-1)

ENG 101

Freshman English I

3 (3-0-0)

 

 

 

Total

19

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

ME 201

Materials Science and Engineering

4 (3-2-1)

MAT 112

Calculus II

4 (3-0-2)

PHU 124

Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers

4 (3-2-1)

ENG 112

Freshman English II

3 (3-0-0)

PHL 101A

Engineering Ethics

3 (3-0-0)

 

 

 

Total

18


2nd   Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 207

Foundations of Electrical Engineering

4 (3-2-1)

MAT 211

Calculus III

3 (3-0-0)

MAT 212

Linear Algebra

3 (3-0-0)

MAT 213

Differential Equations

3 (3-0-0)

ISL 101

Islamic Studies I

2 (2-0-0)

 

 

 

Total

15

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 202

Introduction to Electronics

4 (3-2-1)

EE 208

Electric Circuits

4 (3-2-1)

EE 210

Digital Logic Systems

4 (3-2-1)

MAT 224

Numerical Methods

3 (3-0-0)

STA 212

Probability and Statistics

3 (3-0-0)

 

 

 

Total

18


3rd   Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 301

Signals and Systems

3 (3-0-0)

EE 305

Computer Networks

4 (3-2-0)

EE 307

Computer Architecture

4 (3-2-0)

EE 309

Applied Electromagnetics

3 (3-0-0)

ARB 101

Arabic Language I

2 (2-0-0)

ISL 112

Islamic Studies II

2 (2-0-0)

 

 

 

 

Total

18

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 302

Communications Theory

4 (3-2-0)

EE 304

Microelectronics

4 (3-2-0)

EE 306

Control and Feedback System Design

4 (3-2-0)

EE 308

Electrical Energy Conversion

4 (3-2-0)

IE 315

Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis

3 (3-0-0)

 

 

 

Total

19

Summer
Internship

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 390

Electrical Engineering Summer Internship

0

 

 

 

Total

0


4th   Year

Fall

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 413

Digital Communications

4 (3-2-0)

EE 405

Electric Power Systems

4 (3-2-0)

4**TE

EE Elective

3 (3-0-0)

4**TE

EE Elective

4 (3-2-0)

ENG 222    

Technical Writing

3 (3-3-0)

 

 

 

Total

18

Spring

Course Code

Course-Title

CRHs

EE 490

Electrical Engineering Capstone Project

4 (0-8-0)

4**TE

EE Elective

3 (3-0-0)

4**TE

EE Elective

4 (3-2-0)

4**TE

EE Elective

4 (3-2-0)

ARB 112

Arabic Language II

2 (2-2-0)

 

 

 

Total

17

In case of EE435 the credit hours will be 3 (0-6-0).



Technical Electives

Note: The following courses do not have co-requisites.)


Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours (CRHs)

Pre-
Requisites

Total CRHs

Lect.

Lab

Tut.

EE 401

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 403

Wireless Communications

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs & EE413

EE 406

Digital Electronics

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 408

Communication Electronics

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 412

Nanoelectronics

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 417

Digital Signal Processing

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 418

Digital Image Processing

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 420

Power Electronics

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 422

Antennas and Wave Propagation

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 423

Optical Fiber Communication Systems

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs & EE422

EE 424

Optoelectronics

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 425

Microwave Engineering

3

0

0

0

107 CRHs & EE422

EE 426

Renewable Energy

4

3

2

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 427

Digital Control

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 428

Modern Control Theory

3

3

0

0

107 CRHs passed

EE 435

Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering

3

0

6

0

Departmental approval


In case of EE435 the credit hours will be 3 (0-6-0).



Course Description

Each course below follows the following format:
Course code: Course Title Course credit hours
(Lecture contact hours – Lab contact hours – Tutorial contact hours)

Course Description
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites

Core Courses

EE 202: Introduction to Electronics 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches the fundamentals of electronic circuits, including diode characteristics and diode circuits, transistors and applications, switches and MOS transistors, amplifiers, energy storage elements, digital circuits and applications. Design and laboratory exercises are also significant components of the course.
Pre-requisites: EE 207
Co-requisites: EE 208

EE 207: Foundation of Electrical and Computer Engineering 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches fundamental concepts of electrical circuits, students will be familiarized with the essential principles of electrical circuit analysis composition of components into systems and networks, and understanding the trade-offs and limits imposed by energy and noise. Students learn to apply the concepts during laboratory design.
Pre-requisites:PHU124
Co-requisites: MAT 213

EE 208: Electric Circuits 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches the design and analysis of interconnected networks of lumped circuit elements.
Pre-requisites: EE 207

EE 210: Digital Logic Systems 4 (3-2-1)

The course teaches theoretical foundations and concepts of digital systems and applies these concepts with design problems and projects. Students are exposed to the design and engineering of digital computers and subsystems.
Pre-requisites: EE 207

EE 301: Signals and Systems 3(3-0-0)

The course teaches fundamental concepts of signals and systems analysis, with applications drawn from filtering, audio and image processing, communications, and automatic control. The objective of the course is to allow students to develop a thorough understanding of time-domain and frequency domain approaches to the analysis of continuous and discrete systems. To provide students with necessary tools and techniques to analyze electrical networks and systems.
Pre-requisites: EE 208, MAT 224

EE 302: Communications Theory 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches communication systems and information theory. Topics covered include the classification of signals and systems, Fourier series and transform applications, power spectra and spectral density, band-limited signals and noise, sampling theory and digital transmission, modulation techniques and pulse code modulation.
Pre-requisites: EE 301, STA 212

EE 304: Microelectronics 4 (3-2-0)

This course teaches analog circuit analysis and design, including an introduction to the tools and methods necessary for the creative design of practical circuits using active devices
Pre-requisites: EE 202

EE 305: Computer Networks 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the fundamental concepts of communication networks, and is concerned specifically with network architectures and protocols. The objective of the course is to allow students to develop a thorough understanding of the architectures of networks and the basic principles that allow the transmission of data over networks.
Pre-requisites: EE 210, SE 100, STA 212

EE 306: Control and Feedback System Design 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the analysis and synthesis of continuous and sampled-data linear feedback control systems, and its application to a variety of physical systems Pre-requisites: EE 301

EE 307: Computer Architecture 4 (3-2-0)

The course introduces the architecture of digital systems, with an emphasis on the structural principles common to a wide range of computer technologies. Multilevel implementation strategies, the definition of new primitives (e.g., gates, instructions, procedures, and processes) and their mechanization using lower-level elements, the organization and operation of digital computers and the hardware/software interface are addressed.
Pre-requisites: SE 100, EE 210

EE 308: Electrical Energy Conversion 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the basic concepts of electrical machines and power semiconductor converters and their application within modern power systems.
Pre-requisites: EE 202, EE 309

EE 309: Applied Electromagnetics 3 (3-0-0)

The course teaches the application of electromagnetic principles to classical and modern devices. The concepts of work and energy and electromagnetic fields are addressed.
Pre-requisites: EE 208, MAT 211

EE405: Electric Power Systems 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the components, analysis, and modeling of large scale electric power systems. This includes the review of single and three phase circuit variables and parameters and the per unit system. The components of the system are studied including the transformers and the transmission line parameters. In addition, the operation in terms of modeling and analysis of electric power systems is studied in steady state and transient state, with a particular focus on power flow solution methods. Case studies are introduced to prepare for more advanced topics. A lab accompanies the course to introduce practical aspects of measurements and operation, with simulations addressing large scale problems.
Pre-requisites: EE308, MAT 224

EE 413:Digital Communications 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the principles of digital communication systems. Topics include sampling, quantization and encoding of analog signals, pulse code modulation (PCM), delta modulation (DM), noise analysis in PCM and DM systems, base-band digital systems (matched filter, probability of error, inter-symbol interference, equalization, distortionless transmission, and M-ary transmission), line codes and their power spectra, pass-band digital systems (ASK, FSK PSK, DPSK, and M-ary), bandwidth and power requirements of modulation schemes, coherent and non-coherent detection, error rate analysis, and introduction to information theory.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed, EE302.

EE 490: Electrical Engineering Capstone Project 4 (0-8-0)

Students work in teams as professional engineering consultants on an independent engineering project under the supervision of a project advisor. The design process is emphasized, encompassing project definition, feasibility analysis, evaluation of alternative designs, and design computations. For each project, the scope of work is developed and negotiated between client and student consultants. The scope of work may also include fabrication, device testing, and field-testing. Projects are arranged by the students with approval of the instructor. Progress reports and a final written report are submitted to the student's project advisor. Oral presentations of reports are made before the faculty and students. A student who selects a project suggested by industry has the opportunity of working with an industry sponsor in an actual engineering experience.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

Elective Courses

EE401 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 3 (3-0-0)

This course provides instruction and experience in timely topics related to Electrical Engineering major.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 403: Wireless Communications 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches wireless communications for voice, data, and multimedia. Topics include wireless systems and standards, characteristics of the wireless channel, including path loss for different environments, random log-normal shadowing due to signal attenuation, and the flat and frequency-selective properties of multipath fading.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed, EE413

EE 406: Digital Electronics 4 (3-2-0)

This course aims to familiarize students with the basic concepts and mechanisms of operation and design of digital electronic circuits, both discrete and integrated. Topics covered include an overview of MOS and BJT types, structures and operation, digital logic inverters (voltage transfer characteristic, digital integrated circuit technologies and logic-circuit families), CMOS inverters (dynamic operation of the CMOS inverter, inverter sizing, power dissipation), logic-gate circuits (NOR, NAND, XOR), propagation delay analysis, pseudo-NMOS logic circuits, gate circuits, pass-transistor logic circuits (NMOS transistors as switches, CMOS transmission gates as switches), dynamic MOS logic circuits (Emitter-coupled logic (ECL) and families), BiCMOS inverters and logic gates, latches, flip-flop circuits, multivibrators, and an overview of memory circuits types and architectures, and A/D and D/A converters.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 408: Communication Electronics 3 (3-0-0)

This course is designed for senior-level undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering. It builds upon perquisite courses on signal and systems, communications, control systems, and electronics to further enhance the understanding of communication circuits operation and physical implementation. The course focuses on the field of communication electronics at levels from block diagram to circuit analysis for physical implementation. It aims to cover topics as radio frequency amplifiers, oscillators, signal spectra, noise, modulation and AM systems, transmitter and receiver circuits, sideband systems, frequency and phase modulation, phase-locked loops, and pulse and digital modulation.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 412: Nanoelectronics 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches an introduction to the electronic properties of molecules, carbon nanotubes, crystals and other nanodevices.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 417: Digital Signal Processing 4 (3-2-0)

This course presents an introduction to the techniques and algorithms of digital processing for signals and information data. It is designed for senior-level undergraduate students in electrical and computer engineering. The theory and practice covered in this course can be applied in wide range of science fields, such as image processing, communications, satellite systems, biomedical, power and electronic devices, and programmable units. The proposed content covers a review of discrete-time sequences and systems, sampling of continuous-time signals and aliasing effect, discrete Fourier transform: properties and applications; fast Fourier transform (FFT): implementation and computations, finite impulse response (FIR) filters design and analysis: low-pass, band pass, highpass, phase response etc., and infinite impulse response (IIR) filters design methods and cascaded structures. The course involves extensive software and programming experience to enrich the understanding of the covered material.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 418: Digital Image Processing 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches an introduction to image processing and its applications, including the fundamental concepts of visual perception and image acquisition, the basic techniques of image manipulation, segmentation and coding, and a preliminary understanding of pattern recognition and computer vision.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 420: Power Electronics 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches the principles of designing power electronic circuits. Power electronics design has applications in several fields from motor drives to consumer electronics to electric power transmission over HVDC lines. Therefore, the course reviews the fundamentals before covering generic power electronic circuit topologies. This entails a review of the switching devices, e.g., diodes, thyristors, BJTs, and the review of the fundamentals of electric circuit design and magnetism. Building on the fundamentals, the course covers AC to DC, DC to DC, DC to AC, and AC to AC electric power conversion topologies. The lab component is simultaneously administered to offer a practical perspective including the selection of components vis-à-vis the application, the instrumentation. In addition, the lab goes over the prototyping and testing aspects of power electronic circuit design.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 422: Antennas and Wave Propagation 3 (3-0-0)

This course introduces the characteristics of electromagnetic waves and their behavior during the propagation through different media. The wave equation is derived using the Maxwell's equations for time varying fields. The electromagnetic wave propagation in different media as well as their reflection at normal and oblique angle of incidence is discussed. The concept of transmission line theory and its parameters, smith chart and its application are introduced. Waveguide and TM & TE modes are discussed. In addition the course includes Antenna characteristics, antenna types such as dipole, loop and antenna array.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 423: Optical Fiber Communication Systems 3 (3-0-0)

The course teaches the introduction to the optical fiber communications. Topics discusses dielectric slab waveguide, step-index and graded-index optical fibers, single mode and multimode fiber, attenuation and dispersion, light sources (LED and Laser diode), optical modulation and detection, noise modeling in optical receivers, and error rate analysis.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed , EE 422

EE 424: Optoelectronics 4 (3-2-0)

The course teaches semiconductor light sources, such as different types of LEDs, Lasers (both gas and solid states), modulation techniques, photodetectors, PIN diode, avalanche Photo Diode (APD), the basics of optical waveguides and the principles of fiber optics
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 425: Microwave Engineering 3 (3-0-0)

The course teaches the fundamentals of Microwave Engineering. Topics include a review of electromagnetics theory, and discuss transmission lines and waveguides, microwave network analysis, impedance matching, passive microwave devices (power dividers and directional couplers), strip-line and micro-strip line circuits, microwave filters, and introduction to ferrimagnetic materials and components.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed , EE 422

EE 426: Renewable Energy 4 (3-2-0)

This course covers fundamentals of renewable energy systems, Solar energy, Bio-energy, Wind energy, Hydro-power, Tidal power, Wave energy and Geothermal energy. Also integration of renewable energy systems will be covered in the course. The students will be exposed to technical aspects of mentioned topics; How to utilize renewable energy for domestic and industrial applications; requirements and obstacles of applications; how to integrated renewable energy systems.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 427: Digital Control 3 (3-0-0)

The course discusses digital control designs and methodologies for dynamic systems. It describes classical and state-space control methods, and applies them to selected applications. The course explores the advantages and limitations of each method, offers an overview of feedback control systems, and proposes to cover selected topics on multivariable and optimal control methods. The course involves Matlab experience to improve the understanding of the covered design methods.
The topics include a review of continuous control (feedback, root locus, frequency response design, compensation, state-space design), basic digital control (digitization, sampling, PID), discrete systems (linear difference equations, z-transform, spectrum, block diagrams), discrete equivalents (design via numerical integration, zero-pole matching), transform techniques (root locus in z-plane, frequency response), state-space approaches (regulator design, integral control and disturbance estimation, controllability and observability), and an introduction to multivariable and optimal control (time-varying and LQR steady-state optimal control, multivariable design)
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 428: Modern Control Theory 3 (3-0-0)

The course covers the fundamentals of Matrix Theory including eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and the matrix representations of the Diagonal, Jordan, Controllable, and Observable forms. The student learns to represent systems in terms of their state variables and state diagrams, and then solve for their response in the time domain. The focus of the course is on linear time invariant or LTI systems. Furthermore, the controllability and observability of the LTI system is studied, before covering the design of state feedback and output feedback control techniques. In addition, observer design is covered, with the separation principle, to construct observer-based control systems.
Pre-requisites: 107 CRHs passed

EE 435: Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering 3 (0-6-0)

Students participate in supervised research with a faculty member. Supervised research can be: 1) independent research undertaken by the student (thesis, independent study), or 2) assistance on a faculty member's research project. Students must find a faculty member who is willing to supervise him/her as an assistant on an existing project or as the author of an individual project. The student and the faculty supervisor will complete and sign a research contract which will be turned in to the chair of the Electrical and Software Engineering Department. Drafting the contract will allow the student to develop ideas about what should be accomplished and what the faculty supervisor's expectations are. All academic requirements are at the discretion of the supervising faculty member. Students should agree on a plan for the semester with the faculty mentor before the research begins. The plan should include academic requirements, the basis for grading the experience, and a plan for student/professor meetings for the semester. It is the student's responsibility to report progress and seek guidance when needed. Students are expected to be active and reliable participants in the research experience.
Pre-requisites: Department Chair approval, a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0, and a signed research contract.



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