Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Mission Statement
The program aims at the production of qualified engineers who are competent in areas of electronics and communications and who are able to work in a globally competitive market by ever seeking lifelong learning in the technical, management, and other facets of concern.Vision Statement
The program shall be revised continually in order to serve students enrolled in said program and in order to keep abreast of modern developments in areas of electronics and communications. Furthermore, the program shall be recognized at national, regional and international levels as a competitive program of study.
Program Goals and Objectives

In order to achieve set program mission and vision, a number of goals and objectives have to come together in an intertwined manner. These are usually embedded as integral components of program design and layout. Some of the leading indicators in this regard, include, inter alia, the following:

  1. Produce qualified graduates who are able to embrace a dynamically changing profession
  2. Establish a solid foundation of study in the sciences, mathematics and engineering
  3. Equip students with proper tools of design, analysis and problem solving
  4. Equip students with appropriate skills of communication and analytical and critical thinking
  5. Enable graduates to pursue post-graduate studies in various areas of electrical engineering
  6. Prepare students to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment as parts of working teams
  7. Prepare students to uphold high ethical and professional standards
  8. Instill into students a positive attitude toward lifelong learning

Program Outcomes

The curriculum is designed to ensure Electronics & Communications Engineering students have the following capabilities at the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program discipline-specific learning objectives

The discipline-specific learning objectives for students graduating in the Electronics and Communication Engineering undergraduate program are:

  1. Analyze, design, build and test digital circuits using logic simulation tools.
  2. Design software aspects of digital systems using microcontrollers.
  3. Analyze, build and test electric circuits.
  4. Analyze, build and test electromagnetic elements and circuits.
  5. Analyze, design, build and test electronic circuits
  6. Analyze and describe analog and digital communication systems.
  7. Apply digital signal processing techniques to analyze discrete time signals and systems and design discrete time systems.
  8. Describe and model wireless propagation channels, diversity techniques in wireless systems, channel coding and equalization techniques, multiple access techniques, and existing cellular communication systems.
  9. Analyze optical devices and circuits
  10. Analyze and design of a variety of transmission lines, microwave networks, impedance matching circuits, microwave filters, microwave mixers and small signal amplifiers

Assessment of Program Objectives and Outcomes

Assessment and evaluation processes will be implemented that periodically document and demonstrate that the program objectives are being met and that graduating students attain the program outcomes. Assessment processes will utilize several instruments including course level as well as program level assessments. The program will be continually improved using the results of the assessment and evaluation processes.

Career opportunities

The program should facilitate entries to job and work opportunities in a number of market and industrial settings such as:

  1. Industrial manufacturing settings of interest
  2. Telecommunication networks of public and private service
  3. Electronic assembly plants
  4. Supervision posts in public/governmental and/or private enterprises of interest
PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Students must achieve the required credit hours for the program by completing University and University Electives listed :

University Requirements

24  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
ARAB101 Arabic 3
ISLM101 Islamic Culture 3
ENGL101 English Communication Skills I 3
SOCI101 Sociology 3
ENGL102 English Communication Skills II ENGL101 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Logic (Philosophy) 3
MNGT313 Entrepreneurship 3
                                     University Elective 3
Total 24

College Requirements

41  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
MATH101 Calculus I FTPM002 (C) 3
MATH102 Calculus II MATH101 3
MATH203 Differential Equations MATH102 3
MATH204 Probability and Statistics MATH102 3
MATH305 Numerical Methods MATH203 3
MATH406 Calculus III MATH102 3
PHYS101 Physics I MATH101 (C) 3
PHYS181 Physics I Lab PHSY101 (C) 1
PHYS102 Physics II PHYS101 3
CHEM101 Chemistry MATH 101 (C) 3
CHEM181 Chemistry Laboratory CHEM101 (C) 1
ENGR201 Engineering Drawing MATH101 3
ENGR202 Technical Writing and Presentation ENGL102 3
ENGR230 Engineering Analysis MATH203 (C) & MATH204 (C) 3
ENGR404 Engineering Economics MATH204 3
Total 41                                                                        

Major Requirements

72  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
ECEN112 Computer Programming 3
ECEN211 Digital Systems MATH101 3
ECEN312 Microcontrollers ECEN112, ECEN211 3
MATH215 Linear Algebra MATH102 3
ECEN221 Circuits Theory I MATH203 & MATH204 3
ECEN281 Digital Systems Lab ECEN211 1
ECEN322 Circuits Theory II ECEN221 3
ECEN381 Circuits Lab ECEN221 1
ECEN341 Signals and Systems ECEN221, MATH203 , ENGR230 3
ECEN331 Electronics I ECEN221 3
ECEN332 Electronics II ECEN331 3
ECEN382 Electronics Lab I ECEN331 1
ECEN533 Power Electronics ECEN452 3
ECEN481 Electronics Lab II ECEN382 1
ECEN461 Control Systems ECEN341 3
ECEN351 Electromagnetic Theory I ECEN221, MATH203, PHYS102 3
ECEN452 Electromagnetic Theory II ECEN351 3
ECEN342 Analog Communication Systems ECEN341, MATH204 3
ECEN482 Communication Lab I ECEN342 1
ECEN431 Communication Electronics ECEN332, ECEN342 3
ECEN441 Digital Communication Systems ECEN342 3
ECEN581 Communication Lab II ECEN441 1
ECEN541 Digital Signal Processing ECEN341 3
ECEN591 Capstone Design Project I Senior Level 3
ECEN592 Capstone Design Project II ECEN591 3
Select three Electronics & Communication Engineering Elective courses        9
Total             72                       
Electronics and Communication Engineering Electives    (Choose 9 Credit Hours)
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
ECEN543 Wireless Communications ECEN541, ECEN441 3
ECEN571 Optical Communications ECEN441, ECEN452 3
ECEN551 Microwave Engineering ECEN452 3
ECEN552 Antenna Theory and Design ECEN452 3
ECEN532 Digital Electronics ECEN332 3
ECEN535 CMOS Circuits Design ECEN332 3
ECEN515 Communication Networks ECEN441 3