Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Electronics

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

Electronics is one of the broadest subfields of electrical engineering and includes courses in analog electronics, digital electronics, consumer electronics, embedded systems and power electronics. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Electronics program at Canadian University Dubai offers a quality education that will provide you with the knowledge, techniques and skills needed by the next generation of engineers. The program’s well-designed core courses provide hands-on and problem-based learning experiences.


Electronic systems are at the heart of the new industrial revolution and they affect nearly every aspect of modern daily life. The demand for these types of engineering professionals is growing in the UAE thanks to the emergent electrical and electronic industries.

Electronic engineers design, test and develop an array of devices, circuits and systems. They are employed in industries such as semiconductor, telecommunications, satellites, media, nuclear, power utilities, petroleum and gas, as well as the police and army sectors. Career specializations include design, testing, research and development, as well as project and technical management. The importance of electronics engineers cannot be underestimated. Based on your acquired skills and knowledge, you will be highly sought after by many specialized industries after you graduate with this CUD degree.

Career opportunities

Electronics engineers are employed in a range of industries such as:

  • The electrical and electronics industries, including robotics, digital technology, automotive, telecommunications, electronics consultancies and electronic equipment manufacturers
  • Other engineering industries such as aerospace, energy, chemical and marine
  • Utility companies
  • Research centers and institutions, both academic and commercial
  • The public sector, including civil service, local authorities, hospitals and educational institutions

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 21 3 24
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 72 -- 72
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 36 6 42
Total 129 9 138

University Requirements

University Requirements are 24 credits out of which 21 credits Compulsory Courses. Every student is required to take the mandatory credit hours that cover Islamic culture, English communication skills, and Innovation. These requirements are:

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Languages, Islamic Culture and Innovation (15 Cr.H.)
LNG 181 English I for Engineering & Computing 3 None
LNG 182 English II for Engineering & Computing 3 LNG-181
GED 198 Islamic Culture 3 None
GED 140E Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 None
ENG 410 Professional and Ethical Practice 3 None
Humanities: Students should select one course from the following pool: (3 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation 3 None
GED 252E Critical Thinking 3 LNG 172 or LNG 182
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life 3 LNG 172 or LNG 182
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 LNG 172 or LNG 182
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture 3 GED-198E , LNG 172 or LNG 182
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today’s World 3 LNG 172 or LNG 182
GED 196E Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 None
Science & Technology Students should take the following course (3 credits)
SHS 103 Chemistry 3 None
Social & Culture : Students should take one course (3 credits)
GED 199E UAE Society 3 None

Electrical Engineering Core Requirements (72 Cr.H.)

All students who are enrolled in Electrical Engineering program, independently of their concentration, must complete the following 72 credits (23 courses) of Electrical Engineering core courses

Course Code Course Title Pre/Co Requisite Credit Hours
SCI 220 Engineering Mechanics MTH-112 3
MTH 112 Calculus I Pass Math Placement Test or MTH-012 3
MTH 113 Calculus II MTH-112 3
MTH 212 Calculus III MTH-113 3
SCI 210 Modern Physics MTH-113, SCI-220 3
SWS 110 Programming I None 3
MTH 130 Probability and Statistics MTH-112 3
MTH 220 Ordinary Differential Equations MTH-212 3
SWS 316 Programming II SWS-110 3
ENG 221 Electric Circuit SCI-210 4
ENG 310 Electronics I ENG-221 3
NET 101 Digital Logic None 4
ENG 223 Electric Circuit II ENG-221 3
BUS 310 Project Management Completion of 60 Credit Hrs. 3
BUS 311 Engineering Economy MTH-130 3
ENG 210 Computer Architecture ENG-101 4
ENG 314 Electric Machines ENG-223 3
ENG 315 Control Systems MTH-220 3
COM 411 Digital Filter Design MTH 220 3
NET 110 Computer Networks Fundamentals NET-101 3
ENG 301 Electronics II ENG-310 3
ENG 222 Engineering Electromagnetics MTH-212, SCI-210 3
ENG 224 Engineering Graphics and Design None 3

Concentration Requirements (42 credit hours)

The 42 credit hours are covered by the completion of 13 compulsory courses totalizing 36 credit hours and 2 elective courses (6 credits hours) to be selected from 5 elective courses. The list of the courses is given below:

Compulsory Courses (36 credit hours)

Each student enrolled in the Electrical Engineering-Electronics is required to successfully complete the following 13 courses

Course Code Course Title Pre/Co Requisite Credit Hours
COM 311 Signals and Systems MTH-220 3
ELC 320 Power Electronics ENG-301 3
ENG 320 Internship 90 Cr.H + CGPA 2.0 or more 2
ELC 323 Instrumentation and Measurements ENG-223 3
ELC 330 Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems ENG-210 3
ENG 400 Graduation Project-1 Completed 100 Cr.H 2
ENG 401 Graduation Project-2 ENG-400 2
ELC 411 Communication Electronics ENG-301 3
ELC 412 Digital System Design ENG-210 3
ELC 421 VLSI Design ELC-411 3
ELC 422 Optoelectronics ENG-301 3
ELC 425 Nanoelectronics ENG-301 3
ELC 427 Analog Integrated Circuits ELC-411 3

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Each student is required to successfully complete two courses among the following courses

Course Code Course Title Pre/Co Requisite Credit Hours
MEC 412 Sensors and Actuators ELC-323 3
ELC 423 Data Acquisition and Interfacing ELC-330 3
ELC 424 Digital ASIC Design ENG-301 3
ELC 430 Solid State Devices ENG-222, ENG-301, 3
ELC 435 Hardware Functional Verification ELC-412 3