Bachelor of Science in Network Engineering

  •   Bachelor of Science Degree Program
  •   4 Years (8 Semesters)
  •   138 Credit Hours
  •   Fall, Spring and Summer

Network engineering concerns the design and implementation of computer networks. The Bachelor of Science in Network Engineering at CUD will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform as a network engineer. It will help you to develop a deeper understanding of the principles, theories and technologies that underpin the discipline and provide you with the practical skills to address real challenges in the workplace.

The program includes the foundations of networking, computing, and telecommunications, as well as advanced subjects in computer network design, implementation, administration, and security. Alongside this, you will develop the analytical and critical thinking skills to evaluate and implement engineering solutions in a business scenario.

Benefits

As a Network Engineering student at CUD you will have hands-on experience in the University’s state-of-the-art networking labs as well as the opportunity to contribute to faculty research projects.  You will benefit from exposure to industry professionals through free tutorials and workshops delivered by international companies. On graduating from the program you will have a strong practical and theoretical background in Network Engineering and will be prepared to enter the workforce with a fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Network Engineering is a practical degree program that will lead you to opportunities in a range of technical roles, such as:

  • Network Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Security Specialist
  • IT Expert
  • Web App Developer
  • Network Programmer.

Program Structure

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Professional Elective
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 30 3 33
School (Core) 48 - 48
Program (Major) 53 4 57
Total 131 7 138

General Education Requirements (33 CR)

General Education Requirements for engineering students are largely more than 30 credits as per the Standards for Licensure and Accreditation:

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
University requirements 30 Credits
LNG 171 English I 3  
LNG 172 English II 3 LNG 171
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills 3 LNG 172
GED 198E Islamic Culture 3  
GED 199E UAE Society 3  
SWS 110 Programming I 3  
SWS 120 Programming II 3 SWS 110
MTH 112 Calculus I 3 Pass Math Placement test or MTH 012
SHS 103 Chemistry 3  
SCI 101 Physics I "Eng. Mechanics" 3 MTH 114 (co)
2) Humanities: Students should select one course from the following pool: (3 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation 3  
GED 111 Music Appreciation and Communication 3  
GED 252E Critical Thinking 3 LNG 172
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life 3 LNG 172
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 LNG-172
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture 3 LNG-172, GED-198E
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today's World 3 LNG 172
GED 140E Social Entrepreneurship 3  
GED 196E Communication Skills in Arabic 1 3  

Engineering Requirements (48 Credit Hours)

All students in B. Sc. in Network Engineering must complete the following 48 credits, which satisfy the electrical engineering requirements in general (15 courses)

# CODE TITLE Credit Hours Pre- /co- requisite
1 MTH-114 Linear Algebra 3 MTH 112
2 MTH-113 Calculus II 3 MTH 112
3 MTH-212 Calculus III 3 MTH 113
4 MTH-230 Probability and Statistics 3 MTH 113
5 MTH-220 Ordinary Differential equations 3 MTH 212, MTH 114
6 ENG-101 Digital Logic 4  
7 SCI-201 Physics II 3 MTH 114, SCI 101,MTH 212
8 ENG-210 Computer Architecture 4 ENG 101
9 ENG-211 Computer Network Fundamentals 4  
10 ENG-221 Electric Circuit 4 SCI 201,MTH 220
11 ENG-310 Electronics I 4 ENG 221
12 ENG-311 Engineering Electromagnetic 4 ENG 221
13 ENG-400 Internship 2 Completed 80 Cr.H
14 ENG-421 Graduation Project-1 2 Completed 100 Cr.H
15 ENG-422 Graduation Project-2 2 ENG-421

Network Engineering Program requirements (53 Credit Hours)

# CODE TITLE Credit Hours Pre- /co- requisite
1 NET-220 Computer Networks 4 ENG 211
2 NET-300 Operating Systems 4 ENG 210
3 NET-310 Network Protocols 4 NET 220
4 COM-310 Signals and Systems 3 ENG 221, MTH 114
5 NET-322 Network Operating System 4 NET 300
6 NET-323 Network Management 3 NET 310
7 NET-320 Database Systems 4 SWS 120
8 NET-321 Security Principles & Practices 4 NET 310
9 COM-320 Communication Systems 4 COM 310
10 COM-410 Optical Communications and Networks 4 ENG 311
11 NET-412 Internet Computing 4 NET 320
12 NET-413 Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols 3 NET 321
13 NET-420 Network Design and Implementation 4 NET 310
14 COM-420 Wireless Communications and Networks 4 COM 320 or NET 310

Professional Electives for the BSNE program (4 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre- /co- requisite
NET-424 Broadband Communications 4 NET 220 and COM-320
COM-323 Digital Signal Processing 4 COM-310
ENG-321 Electronics II 4 ENG-310
COM-412 Digital Communications 4 COM-320
COM-322 Applied Electromagnetics 4 ENG-311
COM-325 Micro-Controlling and Processing 4 ENG-210
NET-423 Voice over IP 4 NET-310 and COM-310