Bachelor of Science in Communication Engineering

The Communication Engineering program is dealing with the development and operation of communications technology including telecommunications. The Communication Engineering program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in communication engineering through lectures and laboratory work. Graduates are prepared for responsible engineering positions in design, development, research, applications, and operation in the fields of communication and telecommunication. The curriculum is built around strong basic courses in mathematics, physics and engineering science. This is followed by a set of core courses covering the breadth of the program such as circuits, electronics, electromagnetics, digital logic, signals and systems, control, microprocessors, and fundamentals of communication systems. The Communication Engineering undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more details on this program, click here.

Program Objectives

  • PEO-1: Have distinguished careers in communication engineering and related fields and perform leadership roles to serve the industry and the community.
  • PEO-2: Achieve industry goals related to communication engineering by using innovative ideas and adopting emerging technologies.
  • PEO-3: Incorporate teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to be productive in multidisciplinary environments with awareness of ethical and social responsibilities.
  • PEO-4: Continue to develop their knowledge and skills through, graduate studies, continuing education, and training.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • (a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, science and engineering principles. The mathematics knowledge includes linear algebra, vector algebra, partial differential equations, complex analysis, probability, and random processes.
  • (b) Ability to design and conduct experiments safely, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • (c) Ability to design electrical and communication components, systems or processes to meet desired specifications and imposed constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • (d) Ability to work in teams including multidisciplinary teams.
  • (e) Ability to identify, formulate and solve problems encountered in the practice of electrical and communication engineering.
  • (f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • (g) Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • (h) Ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • (i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • (j) Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • (k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical and communication engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 147 hours

General Education (Req. CH:42)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (2.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GENG215Engineering Ethics  12.000
1 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU107Introduction to Academic English For Engineering3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking  23.000
2 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GENG315Engineering Economics  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH1110Calculus I for Engineering  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (7.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHEM111General Chemistry I3.000
PHYS1110Physics I for Engineering   54.000
5 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ELEC585Graduation Project I3.000
ELEC590Graduation Project II  63.000
6 : Also counts towards the Major


College of Engineering

Required Courses (23.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CHEM175Chemistry Lab I for Engineering1.000
GENG220Engineering Thermodynamics3.000
MATH1120Calculus II for Engineering3.000
MATH2210Differential Equations for Engineering 3.000
MATH2220Linear Algebra for Engineering3.000
CHEM2706Materials Science3.000
PHYS1120Physics II for Engineering 4.000
STAT210Probability and Statistics3.000


Communication Engineering

Required Courses (67.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECOM320Random Signals3.000
ECOM402Communication Systems Lab1.000
ECOM360Fundamentals of Communication Systems3.000
ECOM412Electromagnetic Waves3.000
ECOM422Digital Communication Systems3.000
ECOM432Data Communications & Networks3.000
ECOM442Data Communications & Networks Lab1.000
ECOM451Digital Signal Processing3.000
ECOM461Digital Signal Processing Lab1.000
ELEC305Electric Circuits I3.000
ELEC310Electric Circuits I lab1.000
ELEC315Fundamentals of Microelec Devices3.000
ELEC325Engineering Electromagnetics3.000
ELEC330Computer Programming3.000
ELEC335Digital Logic Design3.000
ELEC345Digital Logic Design Lab1.000
ELEC360Signals & Systems3.000
ELEC370Electronic Circuits3.000
ELEC375Electronic Circuits Lab1.000
ELEC431Control Systems3.000
ELEC461Microprocessors Lab1.000
ELEC495Industrial Training15.000

Elective Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECOM531Microwave Engineering3.000
ECOM532Antenna Engineering3.000
ECOM542Wireless Communications3.000
ECOM551Introduction to Secure Communications Systems3.000
ECOM552Telecommunication Network Management3.000
ECOM561Information Theory & Coding3.000
ECOM562Satellite Communications Systems3.000
ECOM571Communication Circuits3.000
ECOM580Special Topics in Communications3.000


Math and Science Elective

Student should take one course from this group (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS235Waves and Optics3.000
PHYS330Computational Physics3.000
MATH205Set Theory and Logic3.000
MATH470Mathematical Modeling3.000