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

Program overview

The Mechatronics concentration is a multidisciplinary program that combines elements of computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. You will be introduced to issues that impact the design of mechatronic systems, such as the industrial robot, and expand your working knowledge of engineering to include applied electronics and microcontroller programming. With a focus on experiential learning to provide a hands-on approach to engineering problem solving, this program will help you build practical skills across a range of disciplines in the field.

Program benefits

As a Mechatronics student at CUD you will develop the multidisciplinary skill set to excel in a range of professional settings and to quickly advance your career to management level. In diversifying away from the oil and gas industry, the UAE is investing heavily in a knowledge economy based on technological advancement and innovation, including advancement in robotics technology. This has created a growing demand for Mechatronics graduates across a range of established and emerging fields, from clean energy to manufacturing and healthcare.

Graduate careers

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Mechatronics program, you will have the qualification and skills to pursue opportunities in the following areas:

  • Medical robotics, systems and instrumentation
  • Defense robotics and systems
  • Industrial and home robotics
  • Manufacturing robotics and systems
  • Smart consumer products
  • Automotive robotics and systems
  • Distributed systems

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
ENG 410 Professional and Ethical Practice 3 None
ENT 141 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 2 None
ENT 142 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 1 ENT-141
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

Core Requirements

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
ENG 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 ENG-101 3
ENG 301 Electronics II ENG-310 3
ENG 222 Engineering Electromagnetics MTH-212, SCI-210 3
ENT 241 Entrepreneurship I ENT-142 2
ENT 242 Entrepreneurship II ENT-241 1

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Pre/Co Requisite Credit Hours
MEC 305 Mechanical Vibrations MTH-220, COM-311 3
MEC 306 Electro-Pneumatic & Hydraulic Control Circuits SCI-210 3
MEC 310 Mechatronics Engineering ENG-301, ELC-323 3
ENG 320 Internship 90 Cr.H + CGPA 2.0 or more 2
ELC 323 Instrumentation and Measurements ENG-223 3
ENG 400 Graduation Project-1 Completed 100 Cr.H 2
ENG 401 Graduation Project-2 ENG-400 2
MEC 411 Intelligent Systems SWS-316, MTH-130 3
MEC 412 Sensors and Actuators ELC-323 3
MEC 421 Robotics MEC-310, MEC-412, MEC-411 3
MEC 422 Mechatronics Systems Design MEC-310, MEC-412 3
MEC 413 Industrial Automation MEC-310 3
MEC 427 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) MEC-413 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)

Course Code Course Title Pre/Co Requisite Credit Hours
ELC 320 Power Electronics ENG-301 3
ELC 330 Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems ENG-210 3
ELC 412 Digital System Design ENG-210 3
MEC 425 Production Management for Engineers BUS-310, MEC-411 3
MEC 426 Fluid Mechanics MEC-412 3