Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Program Description

Overview

The Master of Science program in Electrical Engineering provides advanced study opportunities for electrical engineers. The program includes elective courses, enabling students to individually tailor their programs to provide emphasis in a particular specialization (e.g., Power, control, communication, etc.). Areas of study include power systems, power electronics, electronics, control systems, computer engineering and communication systems. The program has a thesis and non-thesis options. The program provides the graduates with all the necessary abilities to pursue in a Ph.D. program and/or actively participate in the management and maintenance of new technological innovations as well as the involvement in the development and design of new products. Other objectives include establishing strong two-way relationships with the local industry and governmental establishments, in addition to promoting scientific research and development (R&D) activities. (Total credit hours is 30 for these and 33 for no-theses).

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Program Objectives

  • Provide graduates with a high level of analytical and applied skills necessary to actively participate in technology innovations in addition to maintaining the present ones in the UAE and abroad.
  • Promote the interaction between UAE University and the local industry. The industry is encouraged not only to actually participate in selecting the various courses and their contents but also to have an effective role in endorsing the research themes of the students, especially those on study leave from the industry. Consequently, co-supervision from qualified scientists and researchers from the industry is encouraged.
  • Promote the creative thinking skills among graduates necessary for lifelong learning.
  • Promote scientific research and development (R&D) activities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of highly specialized electrical engineering principles, concepts, and methodologies.
  • Evaluate the performance of advanced electrical engineering systems and components through the use of applicable research principles, analytical methods and modeling techniques.
  • Conduct advanced applied research to develop innovative solutions for highly complex electrical engineering problems through the use of appropriately selected research methodologies and modern engineering tools.
  • Apply advanced multidisciplinary problem-solving approaches to critically analyze contemporary, sophisticated, and highly complex electrical engineering problems.
  • Present and critique highly complex industrial electrical engineering issues and communicate effectively at a high level of proficiency.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management of professional activities and ethical issues in highly complex electrical engineering projects.
  • Recognize the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations and professional responsibilities affecting highly complex industrial electrical engineering projects.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

Electrical Engineering (30 for theses and 33 for no-theses)

Required Courses (9 CHs for thesis and non-thesis) (9 hours) Credit Hours
ELEC602 Linear Systems 3
ELEC604 Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3
ELEC620 Analytical Techniques in Engineering 3
Elective Courses (15 CHs for thesis and 21 CHs for non-thesis) (21 hours) Credit Hours
ELEC612 Communications Networks 3
ELEC613 Wireless Communications 3
ELEC615 Adaptive Signal Processing 3
ELEC617 Antenna Design & Applications 3
ELEC619 Advanced Topics in Communication Engineering 3
ELEC622 Power Systems Protection 3
ELEC625 Power Systems Quality 3
ELEC629 Advanced Topics in Power Engineering 3
ELEC637 Sensors Design and Applications 3
ELEC639 Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering 3
ELEC641 Contemporary Digital Systems 3
ELEC644 Artificial Neural Networks 3
ELEC646 Computational Vision 3
ELEC649 Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering 3
ELEC652 Nonlinear Control 3
ELEC656 Optimal Control 3
ELEC659 Advanced Topics in Control Systems 3

Thesis and Seminar

Required Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
ELEC691 Graduate Seminar I 0
ELEC692 Graduate Seminar II 0
ELEC693 Master's Research Thesis 1 6
ELEC694 Research / Design Paper 2 3
1: For these-option only
2: For non-thesis option only

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers a financial assistance in form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated May 2020

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