Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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 PhD 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 theses and 33 for no-theses).

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 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 modelling 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 30 hours

Electrical Engineering

Required Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELEC601Applied Discrete Mathematics  13.000
ELEC602Linear Systems3.000
ELEC604Advanced Digital Signal Processing3.000
ELEC605Algorithmic Applications in Electrical Engineering3.000
ARCH606Project Management3.000
ELEC600Numerical Methods in Engineering3.000
1 : For computer major only

Elective Courses (21.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELEC611Detection and Estimation Theory3.000
ELEC612Communications Networks3.000
ELEC613Wireless Communications3.000
ELEC614Electromagnetic Interference & Compatibility3.000
ELEC615Adaptive Signal Processing3.000
ELEC616Digital Image Processing3.000
ELEC617Antenna Design & Applications3.000
ELEC618Microwave Engineering3.000
ELEC619Advanced Topics in Communication Engineering3.000
ELEC621Power Systems Models & Control3.000
ELEC622Power Systems Protection3.000
ELEC623Power Systems Planning3.000
ELEC624Power Electronic Applications in Utilities3.000
ELEC625Power Systems Quality3.000
ELEC626Power System Transients & Stability3.000
ELEC627Advanced Motor Drives3.000
ELEC628Embedded System Design Using Microcontrollers3.000
ELEC629Advanced Topics in Power Engineering3.000
ELEC631Quantum Semiconductor Structures3.000
ELEC632Analog and Mixed Signal Design3.000
ELEC630Power Electronics Analysis and Applications3.000
ELEC633VLSI System Design3.000
ELEC634Analog Integrated Circuits Design3.000
ELEC635Integrated Circuits Test & Measurements3.000
ELEC636MOS Devices and Circuits3.000
ELEC637Sensors Design and Applications3.000
ELEC639Advance Topics in Electrical Engineering3.000
ELEC641Contemporary Digital Systems3.000
ELEC642Artificial Intelligence3.000
ELEC643Digital Circuit Test & Design Fault Testing3.000
ELEC644Artificial Neural Networks3.000
ELEC645Computer Architecture3.000
ELEC646Computational Vision3.000
ELEC647Computer Networks3.000
ELEC648Software Engineering Design & Testing3.000
ELEC649Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering3.000
ELEC651Robust Control3.000
ELEC652Nonlinear Control3.000
ELEC653Control & Instrumentation3.000
ELEC654Stochastic Estimation & Control3.000
ELEC655Adaptive Control3.000
ELEC656Optimal Control3.000
ELEC657Advanced Feedback Control3.000
ELEC658Sliding Mode Control3.000
ELEC659Advanced Topics in Control Systems3.000


Thesis and Seminar

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELEC691Graduate Seminar I  20.000
ELEC692Graduate Seminar II0.000
ELEC693Master's Research Thesis0.000 - 6.000
ELEC694Research / Design Paper  33.000
2 : For these-option only
3 : For non-thesis option only