It is well known that Electrical Engineers have a dominant role in the development of a country’s infrastructure. With Dubai hosting the 2020 World Expo and with the growing opportunities for engineers in the UAE and Gulf countries, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus is now enhancing its offerings by introducing the M.E. Electrical with specialization in Power Electronics and Drives program from the academic year 2018-19. This program has been duly approved for offering by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai.

With a specialization in Power Electronics and Drives, the students will be well-versed in the operation, function, and interaction between various components and sub-systems used in power electronic converters, electric machines, and adjustable-speed drives. They will also be able to build up sound knowledge in the areas of interaction of power devices with power systems as well as the control aspects of power electronic activities. This would help them to pursue a career as Design and Maintenance Engineers in the field of power converter-based systems used for conversion and processing of electric energy. They will also become employable as Field or Testing Engineers dealing with power electronic components, converters, and specialized functions of power systems. They can be gainfully employed in manufacturing, construction and power distribution industries. Especially they will be able to contribute more, functionally in the areas of M.E.P (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) and H.V.A.C (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) in the concerned organizations in Gulf countries, leading to overall infrastructural developments of the whole GCC.

The M.E. program in Electrical with specialization in Power Electronics and Drives is normally of two years duration (4 semesters).


The Department

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is one of the first departments at BITS Pilani, Dubai campus established in the year 2000. The department is dedicated to the teaching and research activities in the areas of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering. The department educates the students to take up challenging jobs in a wide range of industries and engage themselves in research and development activities for the good of society.

Courses offered by the department cater to learning needs from basics to the advanced level. Department offers a variety of discipline electives and covers most of the modern technologies. It has state of the art laboratories to provide hands-on experiences and support research activities.

The department has the following laboratories:

  • Measurement Techniques
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analog Electronics
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • Communication

Program Structure



Eligibility Criteria

A minimum aggregate of 60% in B.E. / B.Tech. in EEE, E&I or ECE or its equivalent.

Candidates who meet the above criteria will be required to appear and successfully clear the Aptitude test / Interview to qualify for admission.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated August 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Aug 2020
2 years
31,000 AED
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