Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics

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

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary subject which combines elements of computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. The objective of this CUD degree is to expand your working knowledge of engineering to include applied electronics and microcontroller programming. You will be introduced to issues that impact the design of mechatronic systems. An example of this is an industrial robot. If you have an interest in mechatronics and an experiential learning approach that provides hands-on experience in engineering problem solving, then this is the program for you.


Mechatronics students at CUD are exposed to a variety of disciplines, so you will be well-equipped to excel in a wide range of fields – including electrical and mechanical engineering – and have the potential to quickly reach management positions. The combined skills of the Mechatronics graduate are becoming increasingly valuable to employers in various fields.

Recognizing the need for diversification away from the oil and gas industry, the UAE has chosen to invest heavily in the creation of a knowledge economy based on technological advancement and innovation, including advancement in robotics technology. As a Mechatronics graduate, you will find yourself in demand across a range of established and developing fields of key importance to the UAE, from clean energy to manufacturing and healthcare.

Career opportunities

You will be thoroughly prepared to work in design and development in a number of areas including:

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

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
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
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
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

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
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