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Undergraduate Curriculum

Electrical engineering is a challenging but exciting and rewarding field of study. It is a rich and rapidly advancing field that plays a significant role in shaping all facets of modern society. This includes generating, transmitting, and storing electrical energy, developing and utilizing wired and wireless technologies of broadband communications, controlling complex systems, and developing hardware and software systems that are at the core of most devices we interact with on a daily basis. The rapid industrialization and computerization of Qatar's economy is creating a need for highly skilled electrical and computer engineers who plan, design, implement, and manage this transformation. Studying electrical and computer engineering prepares students for playing key roles in developing and managing the information, communication and electrical energy infrastructures of Qatar and the region.

The program curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate for work in the highly diverse electrical engineering profession. A solid foundation in physics, chemistry and mathematics is used to support the courses dealing with the fundamentals of electrical engineering.

The program leverages the integrated use of computers throughout the curriculum while laboratory work allows students to learn and then apply basic concepts to a wide range of engineering problems. After their exposure to the most recent analytical techniques and technological developments, students will implement engineering concepts using state-of-the-art computers and laboratory equipment. Foundation studies in analogue and digital circuits, signals and systems, electronics, electromagnetics, and computer architecture during the sophomore and junior years prepare the ground for three main elective tracks in the senior year.


First Year

Fall Semester Credit Hours
CHEM 107
CHEM 117
General Chemistry for Engineering Students
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
  Semester Credit Hours 16
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1,2 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
  Semester Credit Hours 15
  Total Semester Credit Hours 31

A grade of C or better is required.


Entering students will be given a math placement exam. Test results will be used in selecting the appropriate starting course which may be at a higher or lower level.


Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from creative arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from American history, and 6 from government/political science. The required 3 hours from international and cultural diversity and 3 hours from cultural discourse may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences, and American history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity or cultural discourse courses.


CHEN requires 8 hours of freshman chemistry, which may be satisfied by CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120; Credit by Examination (CBE) for CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 120.


Second Year

Fall Semester Credit Hours
ECEN 210 Computer Programming and Algorithms 1 4
ECEN 248 Introduction to Digital Systems Design 1 4
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
  Semester Credit Hours 16
ECEN 214 Electrical Circuit Theory 1 4
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
MATH 311 Topics in Applied Mathematics I 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
  Semester Credit Hours 16
High Impact Experience 5 0
High Impact Professional Development  
  Semester Credit Hours 0


Third Year

ECEN 314 Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 322 Electric and Magnetic Fields 1 3
ECEN 325 Electronics 1 4
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
PHYS 222 Modern Physics for Engineers 1 3
  Semester Credit Hours 16
ECEN 303 Random Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 340 Electric Energy Conversion 1 3
ECEN 350/CSCE 350 Computer Architecture and Design 1 4
ECEN 370 Electronic Properties of Materials 1 3
Technical electives 6 3
  Semester Credit Hours 16


Fourth Year

ECEN 403 Electrical Design Laboratory I 1 3
ECEN electives 6 12
University Core Curriculum 3 3
  Semester Credit Hours 18
ECEN 404 Electrical Design Laboratory II 1 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
ECEN electives 6 9
  Semester Credit Hours 15
  Total Semester Credit Hours 97

All students are required to complete a high-impact experience in order to graduate. The list of possible high-impact experiences is available in the advising office. 


See an academic advisor for a list of approved courses.

Total Program Hours 128