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 create a need for highly skilled electrical and computer engineers capable to plan, design, implement and manage this transformation. Studying electrical and computer engineering prepares students for assuming key roles with high ethical responsibility in developing and managing the information, communication, and electrical energy infrastructures of Qatar and the world economy.
The program curriculum is designed to prepare graduates 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 facilitates the integrated use of computers throughout the curriculum, while laboratory work allows students hands-on experience and to 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. After foundation studies in analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, electronics, electromagnetic fields, and computer architecture during the sophomore and junior years, students have access to two main elective tracks in the senior year, namely, electric power systems and communications.
The electric power systems track is designed to train students in the theory and techniques related to electromechanical energy conversion systems, electric power, renewable energy, and power electronic systems. The communication track is designed to prepare students to address challenges in the area of digital and wireless communication systems. Both tracks present similar requirements and provide a broad and rigorous educational experience. The program offers additional electives from computer engineering, control, and biomedical engineering areas.
For more information, please visit the Electrical Engineering Program’s website at www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/ecen.