Electrical Engineering - BS

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 for 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 are creating a need for highly skilled electrical and computer engineers who can 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 courses 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 analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, electronics, electromagnetic fields, and computer architecture during the sophomore and junior years lead to three main elective tracks in the senior year, namely electric power systems and communication.

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.

Visit the Electrical Engineering Program’s website at www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/ecen.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering. The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
ENGR 111 Foundations of Engineering I 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
PHYS 218 Mechanics 1 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1 1
ENGR 112 Foundations of Engineering II 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 1 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours33
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ECEN 210 COMP PROG & ALGORITHMS 1 4
ECEN 248 Introduction to Digital Systems Design 1 4
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
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 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
ECEN 314 Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 322 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
ECEN 325 Electronics 1 4
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
PHYS 222 Modern Physics for Engineers 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ECEN 303 Random Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 350/CSCE 350 Computer Architecture and Design 1 4
ECEN 370 Electronic Properties of Materials 1 3
Supporting elective 5 3
Technical electives 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
ECEN 403 Electrical Design Laboratory I 1 3
Technical electives 5 12
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECEN 404 Electrical Design Laboratory II 1 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
Technical electives 5 9
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours95

Total Program Hours 128