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BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree
  • Program code
    ECE
  • Program Chair
    Dr. Enfel Barkat
  • Program length
    5 years
  • Credit hours
    154

 About the Program


​Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Effat University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students in the ECE program must have a strong background in mathematics and physics and a command of the English language to provide the breadth essential or optimum professional growth. The curriculum offered by the Department of ECE meets these objectives because it consists of several curricular components that allow the students to build a solid foundation of basic physical principles and obtain experience in design as well as an insight into the profession and practice of electrical engineering.



Electrical and computer engineers are the technical driving force behind the progress of technology, electronics industries, and many other forms of technology that impact the quality of our lives. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacturing and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems. The ECE program emphasizes developing problem-solving skills applied to analyzing and designing real-world problems. It encompasses all areas of development, design, and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components.


Students in the ECE program will be introduced to topics important to the computer engineering field, such as computer hardware design, computer networks, and software engineering, as well as topics in electrical engineering, such as communications and signal processing, microelectronics and integrated circuits, wireless communications, microwave electronics, computer-aided design, control systems, electromagnetism, and several technical and nontechnical support courses will be examined. Students obtain a broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global, social, and environmental context.



The Electrical and Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com​mission (EAC) of ABET, https://www.abet.org​


 

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program is also fully accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA).

  

The Curriculum

The curriculum for the BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering program provides students with a comprehensive introduction to core areas including computer programming, problem solving, communications,  signal processing, microelectronics, integrated circuits, wireless communications, microwave electronics, robotics, power and control systems, amongst other key areas.

At the early years of your academic journey at Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, you will take General Education Program (GEP), attributed to the Liberal Arts – an American style education. The GEP covers arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technological studies to help you gain insight into varied critical learning skills, investigate essential branches of knowledge, and develop appreciation of diversity and change across time, culture, and national boundaries. ​​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals


Mission

The Program of Electrical and Computer Engineering will continue to lead in educating qualified engineers who combine the highest level of technical competency and research with creativity, innovation and leadership skills necessary for contributing to technological advancements locally and globally.


Vision​

To be recognized as a leading Electrical and Computer Engineering program in providing outstanding undergraduate teaching and research to serve the society with innovative leaders, contributing to the technological evolution.


Goals

  1. Promote Effat University’s international acclaim and augment the Saudi2030 vision through cutting edge research, excellence in electrical and​computer engineering education and socio-economic contributions through national and international collaborations.​
  2. Foster a progressive and dynamic work environment conducive to enhanced
    productivity, learning and personal and department-wide growth; in addition
    to maintain the high standards necessary for national and international
    program accreditation, thereby strengthening the University’s local and
    global standing.
  3. Provide students with an exceptional educational experience with a focus on
    intellectual engagement, academic excellence and promotion of innovative
    electrical and computer engineering design and research. In addition,
    maintain optimal utilization of departmental and educational resources
    conducive to a creative and dynamic learning environment.
  4. Establish the ECE Department to be at the forefront of attracting and
    attaining an exceptional, diverse body of students and transform them into
    role models for future generations of engineers by cultivating an
    environment that supports effective knowledge exchange and innovative
    research.
  5. Maintain diverse, highly qualified faculty and staff by providing support in
    professional and personal development opportunities; and maintaining a
    healthy, professional work environment.
  6. Provide and maintain state-of-the-art learning facilities that promote
    students’ hands-on and design experiences with a self-sufficient and
    expandable academic infrastructure; and maintain and enhance overall
    financial strength by effective and efficient planning and execution of all
    fiscal aspects of the department.
  7. Foster high quality collaborative applied research among faculty and
    graduate and undergraduate students with industrial and academic partners
    as well as national and international institutions.
  8. Build national and international long-term productive partnerships and
    collaborations with industry and academic institutions and develop outreach
    programs to strengthen the relationship of the ECE department with the
    community.

 Concentrations

The ECE department grants students a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in:​​


  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Communications and Electronics
  3. Power and Control Systems
  4. Electrical and Computer Engineering General Track

A brief description for each concentration are included below:

​​​Computer engineering

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.

​​​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.​​​

 Educational Objectives

The ECE p​rogram's educational objectives align with the university's mission and the missions of the College of Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. The ECE program aims at producing graduates who, after a few years from graduation, will have:

PEO-1 Contributed in the development of products and processes in electrical and computer engineering and related fields that help satisfy various demands of the society;

PEO-2 Demonstrated continuous professional and career growth;

PEO-3 Demonstrated high ethical and responsibility values; and

PEO-4 Ability to pursue their professional development through self-learning and advanced degrees.​​

 Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program shall be able to:

PLO1: Formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

PLO2: Design a system 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

PLO3: Communicate effectively with a range of audiences

PLO4: Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

PLO5: Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

PLO6:  Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation through analyzing, interpreting data, and using engineering judgment to draw conclusions

PLO7: Acquire new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

PLO8: Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for analysis and design of a system

PLO9: Demonstrate an integrated body of knowledge and comprehension of the underlying theories, principles, and concepts in Engineering

PLO10​: Conduct investigations and research for complex engineering issues and problems​


 Career Opportunities

Electrical engineers are heavily involved in designing, developing, supervising, and manufacturing electronic/electrical systems. Computer engineers do similar work with the hardware, software, and networks in computer systems.

Employment opportunities for ECE program graduates are diverse and plentiful. They will be able to further their education at graduate schools nationally and internationally, and they will be able to find employment in industry and governmental agencies. Graduates find challenging positions in general as follows:


Computer Engineering

Computer Engineers are trained to address critical interface issues between hardware and software essential to many current and future applications. They may work on discrete large board-level systems or smaller systems-on-a-chip. Applications of computer engineering systems include all domains of commercial and industrial enterprise. Typical products include supercomputers, personal computers, appliances, cellular phones, video and audio products, data acquisition, process control, instrumentation, and automobile and aviation systems. Examples of career opportunities include:

    • Designing, constructing, managing and maintaining computer networks
    • Working in specialized computer labs
    • Interfacing computers in measurement and control applications, control systems, and data logging applications
    • Managing computerized automotive systems
    • Operating computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing   systems
    • Developing operating systems for special computer applications
    • Designing, operating, and maintaining database systems
    • Designing digital and embedded systems
    • Designing and managing information security systems

    ​​​​Communications and Electronics 

    Communication, signal processing, and image processing engineers are trained to design and maintain communication systems using the latest technologies. Students will also use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, identify, analyze and solve technical problems, and analyze and implement hardware and software components systems. Their skills are of particular importance to the following areas/processes:​

    • Managing satellite-based worldwide cellular telephone systems
    • Using satellite-based direct home broadcasting of audio and video data
    • Restructuring telephone networks
    • Updating wired and wireless computer networks
    • Designing inexpensive worldwide navigation systems
    • Refining smart-house systems and security systems
    • Producing telecommunication device designs
    • Working in wired and wireless telecommunication companies​
    • Circuit Design Engineer​​
    • System Development and Integration Engineer​​
    • Communication Design Engineer
    • Chief Electronics Engineer
    • Electronics Research Engineer​
    • Electronics Testing and development Engineer 
    • CAD and Drafting Engineer​
    • Medical Electronics Engineer​
    • Service Engineer​
    • Project Engineer
    • Hardware Engineer​
    • Integration and Verification Engineer

    Power and Control Systems

    Energy and Control Systems are essential in all engineering disciplines, Power and Control engineers have a wide employment market. Their study covers automatic control devices and techniques which are required in most modern industry. Important power subjects are included in the program. The graduates are therefore qualified to work in power stations, energy companies, and power system utility companies. Graduates of the program will be able to work productively in the following areas:

    • Power Generation Operation Engineer
    • Power Supply QA/QC Engineer
    • Power Engineer
    • Process Engineer
    • Power Protection Engineer
    • Instrumentation & Control Engineer
    • Power Transformer Design Engineer
    • Power System Design & Analysis Engineer
    • Control System Engineer
    • Process and Control Engineer
    • Electrical Energy Transmission Engineer
    • Electrical Power Scheduling Engineer
    • Electrical Distribution Planning Engineer​



 Graduation Requirements

The program is designed to be completed in five years with 154 credit hours.  

The General Education Program (GEP) requirements form the core foundation for students throughout the university.​


Compulsory Technical Elective Total
General Education Program Requirements​
42 - 42
ECE Major Requirements
97 15 112
TOTAL 139 15 154





 Study Plan (No Concentration)

Electrical and Computer Engineering​, No Concentration Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshmen Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills and Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GMTH 181E
    Pre-Calculus for Engineering
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing, Data and Algorithms
    None
    2-2-3
  • GPHY 171
    Foundation in Physics
    None
    2-2-3
  • CHEM 113L
    Principles of Chemistry
    None
    2-2-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Introductory Statistics
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 106L
    Introduction to ECE
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 102L
    Programming I
    GCS 182
    2-3-3
  • MATH 101
    Calculus for Engineers I
    GMTH 181E
    3-0-3
  • PHYS 113L
    Principles of Electicity and Magnetism
    GPHY 171
    2-3-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 109L
    Programming II
    ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 202L
    Electric Circuits Analysis I
    PHYS 113L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 251L
    Digital Logic Design
    ECE 106L
    3-2-4
  • MATH 201
    Calculus for Engineers II
    MATH 101
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 203
    Electric Circuits Analysis II
    ECE 202L
    3-0-3
  • ECE 210L
    Electronics I
    ECE 202L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 254L
    Microprocessor Systems
    ECE 251L
    2-2-3
  • MATH 202
    Calculus for Engineers III
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • MATH 225
    Differential Equations
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 205
    Signals and Systems
    ECE 202L, MATH 225
    3-0-3
  • ECE 213L
    Electronics II
    ECE 210L
    2-3-3
  • MATH 307
    Linear Algebra
    GSTA 181, MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • STAT 321
    Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
    GSTA 181, MATH 202
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    14
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research and Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • ECE 320L
    Communication Systems
    ECE 205
    2-3-3
  • ECE 342L
    Analog Control Systems
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 356
    Computer Organization and Architecture
    ECE 254L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session I

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 388
    Summer Internship I
    Dept. Approval and Completion of 65 Credit Hours
    0-2-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 333
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    GSTA 181, ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 362L
    Basic Electrical Machines and Transformers
    PHYS 113L, ECE 210L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 370L
    Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields
    MATH 307
    2-2-3
  • MATH 203
    Discrete Mathematics
    307
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ECE 323
    Engineering Economics
    GSTA 181
    3-0-3
  • ECE 363L
    Digital Signal Processing
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 460
    Power Systems Analysis
    ECE 362L
    3-0-3
  • MATH 310
    Numerical Analysis
    MATH 201, CS1131 or ECE102L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session II

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 488
    Summer Internship II
    Dept. Approval and ECE 388
    0-0-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 9

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 491
    ECE Capstone Design Project 1
    Senior Standing and Dept. Approval
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Technical Elective Concentration 1
     
    0-0-3

  • Technical Elective Concentration 2
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Senior Year: Semester 10

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 492
    ECE Capstone Design Project II
    ECE 491
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Technical Elective Concentration 3
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective Concentration 4
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective Concentration 5
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Total Credit Hours required for ECE Program:
     
     
    154

 Study Plan (Computer Engineering)

​​​Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Concentration Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshmen Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills and Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GMTH 181E
    Pre-Calculus for Engineering
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing, Data and Algorithms
    None
    2-2-3
  • GPHY 171
    Foundation in Physics
    None
    2-2-3
  • CHEM 113L
    Principles of Chemistry
    None
    2-2-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Introductory Statistics
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 106L
    Introduction to ECE
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 102L
    Programming I
    GCS 182
    2-3-3
  • MATH 101
    Calculus for Engineers I
    GMTH 181E
    3-0-3
  • PHYS 113L
    Principles of Electicity and Magnetism
    GPHY 171
    2-3-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 109L
    Programming II
    ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 202L
    Electric Circuits Analysis I
    PHYS 113L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 251L
    Digital Logic Design
    ECE 106L
    3-2-4
  • MATH 201
    Calculus for Engineers II
    MATH 101
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 203
    Electric Circuits Analysis II
    ECE 202L
    3-0-3
  • ECE 210L
    Electronics I
    ECE 202L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 254L
    Microprocessor Systems
    ECE 251L
    2-2-3
  • MATH 202
    Calculus for Engineers III
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • MATH 225
    Differential Equations
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 205
    Signals and Systems
    ECE 202L, MATH 225
    3-0-3
  • ECE 213L
    Electronics II
    ECE 210L
    2-3-3
  • MATH 307
    Linear Algebra
    GSTA 181, MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • STAT 321
    Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
    GSTA 181, MATH 202
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    14
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research and Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • ECE 320L
    Communication Systems
    ECE 205
    2-3-3
  • ECE 342L
    Analog Control Systems
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 356
    Computer Organization and Architecture
    ECE 254L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session I

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 388
    Summer Internship I
    Dept. Approval and Completion of 65 Credit Hours
    0-2-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 333
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    GSTA 181, ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 362L
    Basic Electrical Machines and Transformers
    PHYS 113L, ECE 210L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 370L
    Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields
    MATH 307
    2-2-3
  • MATH 203
    Discrete Mathematics
    307
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ECE 323
    Engineering Economics
    GSTA 181
    3-0-3
  • ECE 363L
    Digital Signal Processing
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 460
    Power Systems Analysis
    ECE 362L
    3-0-3
  • MATH 310
    Numerical Analysis
    MATH 201, CS1131 or ECE102L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session II

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 488
    Summer Internship II
    Dept. Approval and ECE 388
    0-0-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 9

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 491
    ECE Capstone Design Project 1
    Senior Standing and Dept. Approval
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Computer Engineering Concentration 1
     
    0-0-3

  • Computer Engineering Concentration 2
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Senior Year: Semester 10

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 492
    ECE Capstone Design Project II
    ECE 491
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Computer Engineering Concentration 3
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Computer Engineering Concentration 4
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Computer Engineering Concentration 5
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Total Credit Hours required for ECE Program:
     
     
    154

 Study Plan (Communications and Electronics)

​​​Electrical and Computer Engineering​ Study Plan, Communications and Electronics Concentration (PDF)

    Freshmen Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills and Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GMTH 181E
    Pre-Calculus for Engineering
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing, Data and Algorithms
    None
    2-2-3
  • GPHY 171
    Foundation in Physics
    None
    2-2-3
  • CHEM 113L
    Principles of Chemistry
    None
    2-2-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Introductory Statistics
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 106L
    Introduction to ECE
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 102L
    Programming I
    GCS 182
    2-3-3
  • MATH 101
    Calculus for Engineers I
    GMTH 181E
    3-0-3
  • PHYS 113L
    Principles of Electicity and Magnetism
    GPHY 171
    2-3-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 109L
    Programming II
    ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 202L
    Electric Circuits Analysis I
    PHYS 113L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 251L
    Digital Logic Design
    ECE 106L
    3-2-4
  • MATH 201
    Calculus for Engineers II
    MATH 101
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 203
    Electric Circuits Analysis II
    ECE 202L
    3-0-3
  • ECE 210L
    Electronics I
    ECE 202L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 254L
    Microprocessor Systems
    ECE 251L
    2-2-3
  • MATH 202
    Calculus for Engineers III
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • MATH 225
    Differential Equations
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 205
    Signals and Systems
    ECE 202L, MATH 225
    3-0-3
  • ECE 213L
    Electronics II
    ECE 210L
    2-3-3
  • MATH 307
    Linear Algebra
    GSTA 181, MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • STAT 321
    Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
    GSTA 181, MATH 202
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    14
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research and Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • ECE 320L
    Communication Systems
    ECE 205
    2-3-3
  • ECE 342L
    Analog Control Systems
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 356
    Computer Organization and Architecture
    ECE 254L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session I

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 388
    Summer Internship I
    Dept. Approval and Completion of 65 Credit Hours
    0-2-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 333
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    GSTA 181, ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 362L
    Basic Electrical Machines and Transformers
    PHYS 113L, ECE 210L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 370L
    Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields
    MATH 307
    2-2-3
  • MATH 203
    Discrete Mathematics
    307
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ECE 323
    Engineering Economics
    GSTA 181
    3-0-3
  • ECE 363L
    Digital Signal Processing
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 460
    Power Systems Analysis
    ECE 362L
    3-0-3
  • MATH 310
    Numerical Analysis
    MATH 201, CS1131 or ECE102L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session II

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 488
    Summer Internship II
    Dept. Approval and ECE 388
    0-0-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 9

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 491
    ECE Capstone Design Project 1
    Senior Standing and Dept. Approval
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Communications and Electronics Concentration 1
     
    0-0-3

  • Communications and Electronics Concentration 2
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Senior Year: Semester 10

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 492
    ECE Capstone Design Project II
    ECE 491
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Communications and Electronics Concentration 3
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Communications and Electronics Concentration 4
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Communications and Electronics Concentration 5
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Total Credit Hours required for ECE Program:
     
     
    154

 Study Plan (Power and control systems​)


    Freshmen Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills and Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GMTH 181E
    Pre-Calculus for Engineering
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing, Data and Algorithms
    None
    2-2-3
  • GPHY 171
    Foundation in Physics
    None
    2-2-3
  • CHEM 113L
    Principles of Chemistry
    None
    2-2-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Introductory Statistics
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 106L
    Introduction to ECE
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 102L
    Programming I
    GCS 182
    2-3-3
  • MATH 101
    Calculus for Engineers I
    GMTH 181E
    3-0-3
  • PHYS 113L
    Principles of Electicity and Magnetism
    GPHY 171
    2-3-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 109L
    Programming II
    ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 202L
    Electric Circuits Analysis I
    PHYS 113L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 251L
    Digital Logic Design
    ECE 106L
    3-2-4
  • MATH 201
    Calculus for Engineers II
    MATH 101
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 203
    Electric Circuits Analysis II
    ECE 202L
    3-0-3
  • ECE 210L
    Electronics I
    ECE 202L
    3-2-4
  • ECE 254L
    Microprocessor Systems
    ECE 251L
    2-2-3
  • MATH 202
    Calculus for Engineers III
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • MATH 225
    Differential Equations
    MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ECE 205
    Signals and Systems
    ECE 202L, MATH 225
    3-0-3
  • ECE 213L
    Electronics II
    ECE 210L
    2-3-3
  • MATH 307
    Linear Algebra
    GSTA 181, MATH 201
    3-0-3
  • STAT 321
    Probabilistic Methods in Engineering
    GSTA 181, MATH 202
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    14
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research and Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • ECE 320L
    Communication Systems
    ECE 205
    2-3-3
  • ECE 342L
    Analog Control Systems
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 356
    Computer Organization and Architecture
    ECE 254L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session I

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 388
    Summer Internship I
    Dept. Approval and Completion of 65 Credit Hours
    0-2-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • ECE 333
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    GSTA 181, ECE 102L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 362L
    Basic Electrical Machines and Transformers
    PHYS 113L, ECE 210L
    2-2-3
  • ECE 370L
    Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields
    MATH 307
    2-2-3
  • MATH 203
    Discrete Mathematics
    307
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ECE 323
    Engineering Economics
    GSTA 181
    3-0-3
  • ECE 363L
    Digital Signal Processing
    ECE 205
    2-2-3
  • ECE 460
    Power Systems Analysis
    ECE 362L
    3-0-3
  • MATH 310
    Numerical Analysis
    MATH 201, CS1131 or ECE102L
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Summer Session II

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ECE 488
    Summer Internship II
    Dept. Approval and ECE 388
    0-0-2
  • Senior Year: Semester 9

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 491
    ECE Capstone Design Project 1
    Senior Standing and Dept. Approval
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Power and Control Systems Concentration 1
     
    0-0-3

  • Power and Control Systems Concentration 2
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Senior Year: Semester 10

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • ECE 492
    ECE Capstone Design Project II
    ECE 491
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Power and Control Systems Concentration 3
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Power and Control Systems Concentration 4
     
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Power and Control Systems Concentration 5
     
    0-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    13
  • Total Credit Hours required for ECE Program:
     
     
    154

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Science Section
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Art Section
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Cut-Score
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LNGT
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