Computer Engineering systems are implemented using discrete, quantized, electrical signals which are represented by strings of binary digits. The students in the computer engineering area study Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic design, digital integrated circuits, programmable logic devices, computer design, and microprocessor hardware and software. Typical end products of computer engineering design include computers, microprocessors, video games, industrial data acquisition and control systems, medical instrumentation, and automobile instrumentation. The final products developed within many of the Electrical and Computer Engineering area are often integrated with digital systems, such as control systems, telecommunications systems, and signal processing systems.
Communications and signal processing
The field of Communications and Signal Processing is concerned with processing signals and finding the best way to transmit and receive voice, picture, or computer data signals. The field of Communication and Signal Processing is a rapidly growing field. In just one century, it has progressed from telegraph systems capable of sending only a few letters per second over wires to the sophisticated protocols used today.
The Communications and Signal Processing field of study includes communication theory, wireless communications, multiple antenna systems design, channel and source coding, space time coding, digital signal processing, machine vision, image processing, neural and soft computing, intelligent machines, studies of data networks, flow control and routing in integrated networks, dynamic resource allocation in telecommunication networks, and high speed network real time video multicasting. The integration of signal processing and communications expertise is providing important results in smart antennas, accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), improved modems, and efficient radar applications.
Electronic devices are the building blocks of most computers and electrical systems. Some examples of systems include telephones, radios, television, controllers, oscilloscopes, logic gates, memories, digital systems, computers, power circuits, and instrumentation systems. Analysis of devices and circuits is an essential task in the evaluation of these systems. The designers and engineers of this field conceive and design these building blocks while engineers in other areas develop systems using these building blocks.
It is important for every circuit designer to know how electronic devices and circuits work. Students should have a wide spectrum of courses in communications, control, analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI). The VLSI is the product of the latest revelation in the development of integrated circuits; it’s the basic building block of digital and computer electronics. Customized VLSI signal processing chips have been used, for example, to improve the functionality of modern systems since microprocessor controlled instrumentation is already reality.
Power and control systems
The goal of Power and Control Systems concentration is to provide students with a high quality applications oriented undergraduate education based on state of the art electrical and electronic equipment associated with electrical power and control systems. The curriculum of the concentration is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the Middle East region by providing a climate that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and a desire for lifelong learning.
Topics in power engineering deal with the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electricity as well as the design of a range of related devices. The energy and pollution awareness was also included. Control engineering courses offer the study of a diverse range of dynamic systems and the design of controllers that will cause these systems to behave in the desired manner. To implement such controllers, students will learn how to utilize electrical circuits, digital signal processors, and microcontrollers. Applications of control to power systems is an important part in this concentration and, therefore, students will study motor control systems, smart motor controllers, variable frequency drives, motor control centers, and power system control using recent technologies.