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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 device 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 course in 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, electromagnetic fields and computer architecture during the sophomore and junior years leads to three main elective tracks in the senior year.

The electric energy systems track is designed to train students in the theory and techniques related to electromechanical energy conversion systems, electric power and power electronic systems. The communication track is designed to prepare students to address challenges in the area of digital and wireless communication systems. The computer engineering track is designed to enhance student knowledge and skills in developing and maintaining the hardware and software components of modern computer and communication systems.

All tracks have similar requirements and provide a broad based and rigorous educational experience.

  • FRESHMAN YEAR** 

​First Semester​(Th - Pr)Cr.​
ENGL 104 Comp. and Rhetoric​ ​ 3 - 0 ​3
ENGR 111 Foundations in Engineering I​ ​1 - 3 ​2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I1 ​3 - 2 ​4
​PHYS 218 Mechanics ​3 - 3 ​4
​University Core Curriculum elective4 ​3
​Total Cr. ​16

  

​Second Semester(Th - Pr)​​Cr.
CHEM 107​ Gen. Chem for Engr. Stu.1,3 ​3 - 0 ​3
CHEM 117 Gen. Chem. for Engr. Stu. Lab​1 ​0 - 3 ​1
ENGR 112 Foundations in Engineering II​1 ​1 - 3 ​2
​MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II1 ​3 - 2 ​4
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics​1 ​3 - 3 ​4
University Core Curriculum elective4 ​3
​Total Cr. 17

 

NOTES:

  1. A grade of C or better is required. 

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

  3. BMEN, CHEN and RHEN require 8 hours of freshman chemistry, which may be satisfied by CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112; credit by examination (CBE) for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 102/CHEM 112; or 8 hours of CBE for CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 plus CHEM 102/CHEM 112. 

  4. 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 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences, and American history and government and political science requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses (see an academic advisor for more information).

  • SOPHOMORE YEAR 

​First Semester(Th - Pr)​​Cr.
ECEN 210 Comp. Prog. and Algorithms3 ​3 - 3 4
​ECEN 248 Intro. to Dig. Sys. Design3 3 - 3​ ​4
​MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III3 ​3 - 0 ​3
​UCC Core Curriculum elective1 2 - 2 ​3
UCC Core Curriculum elective1 3 - 0 ​3
​Total Cr. ​17

 

​Second Semester(Th - Pr)​Cr.​
ECEN 214 Electrical Circuit Theory ​3 - 3 ​4
​MATH 308 Differential Equations3 3 - 0​ 3​
​MATH 311 Differential Equations3 ​3 - 0 ​3
University Core Curriculum elective1 ​3 - 0 3​
University Core Curriculum elective1 ​3 - 0 ​3
​Total Cr. ​16

  

  • JUNIOR YEAR

​First Semester(Th - Pr)​​Cr.
​ECEN 314 Signals and Systems ​3 - 0 ​3
​ECEN 322 Elec. and Magnetic Fields3 ​3 - 1 ​3
ECEN 325 Electronics3 ​3 - 4 ​4
ENGL 210 Scientific and Tech. Writing​ ​3 - 0 ​3
 PHYS 222 Mod. Physics for Engineers3 ​3 - 0 ​3
Total Cr.​ ​16
 
​Second Semester​(Th - Pr)Cr.​
ECEN 303 Random Signal and Systems ​3 - 1 ​3
​ECEN 350 Comp. Arch. and Design ​3 - 3 ​4
​ECEN 370 Elec. Props. of Matls3 ​3 - 1 3​
​ECEN elective2 ​3
Technical elective2 ​3
​Total Cr. ​16

  

  • SENIOR YEAR 

​First Semester​(Th - Pr)Cr.​
ECEN 403 Electrical Design Lab I3​ ​2 - 2 ​3
​ECEN elective2 3​
​​ECEN elective2 ​3
​​ECEN elective2 ​3
​​ECEN elective2 ​3
Total Cr.​ ​15

 

​Second Semester(Th - Pr)​​Cr.
ECEN 404 Electrical Design Lab II ​2 - 3 ​3
ENGR 482 Ethics and Engineering​ ​2 - 2 ​3
​ECEN elective2 ​3
ECEN elective2 ​3
​ECEN elective2 ​3
Total Cr.​ ​15

  

Total Credit Required                                                                                                            128

 

NOTES:

  1. 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 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the creative arts, social and behavioral sciences, and American history and government and political science requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses (see an academic advisor for more information). In addition, ENGR 482 must be taken.

  2. See an academic advisor for a list of approved electives. 

  3. A grade of C or better is required.