Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Abu Dhabi University
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The continued worldwide growth in all aspects of electrical and electronic technologies means this program opens up a wide array of career possibilities. If you want to develop systems that power our homes, enable us to communicate wherever we are, or empower the electronic devices which continue to change our lives for the better, then this program is for you.

From traditional and renewable power plants and electrical power distribution grids, to 5G communication networks, smartphones, agile robots and aircraft control systems, the solutions developed by electrical engineers continue to improve and transform our lives.

This program will provide you with a strong technical background in the key subjects of electronics, power engineering, signal processing, communications, control and embedded systems. After building a robust electrical engineering foundation, enabling you to operate as a well-rounded electrical engineer, you will be able to specialize in areas such as communications engineering, power systems and renewable energy or integrated circuits.

Developed according to the standards of international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), this program ensures you will be uniquely qualified to design, analyze, and test wide-ranging solutions for state-of-the-art electrical and electronic systems. 

We pride ourselves on the agility of our program, responding quickly to the ever-changing market needs. As technology advances and evolves, so do our curriculum and students.

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“My professors have made my experience exceptional.”  "My professors have made my experience exceptional. The fact that they have come from world-class universities and are experts in their fields is, of course, a big part of this, but they also care about their students. They take the time to call us to follow up on assignments and they are patient enough to answer every single one of our questions, even the silly ones we thought of in the early days. And they know each of us by name.   Don’t get me wrong – they don’t go easy on us. They’re constantly challenging us to do better and good grades have to be earned. But they also make the learning fun and engaging. There’s no reading from boring PowerPoint presentations here."

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Program Educational Objectives

The following program objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments, which should be achieved few years following our students’ graduation. In general, our graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate their success as electrical engineers with a good set of technical, problem solving, and leadership accomplishments.
  • Participate in life-long learning activities such as training, continuing education, or graduate studies.
  • Contribute to the development and the growth of local and global communities and uphold their ethical, social, and professional responsibilities.

Student Outcomes

The following learning outcomes describe competencies and skills that our students acquire by graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex electrical engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • an ability to apply electrical engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Al Ain

Total Tuition Fees (Excl. Vat)184,650

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students. The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered. Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester. For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Electrical engineers are highly employable and can find work in many industries including electronics, automotive, IT, telecoms, manufacturing, energy, transport, aerospace, government, utilities and construction.

Graduates of this program have gone on to work in a wide range of companies including the UAE Armed Forces, Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, the Ministry of Education, Drake and Skull International, Schneider Electric, Siemens and many electrical engineering contracting and consulting companies.

Entry requirements

Requirements Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90% Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12 Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 Abu Dhabi Education Council Track Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12 British System (IGCSE & GCE) Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects. Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling. Canadian & American High School Diplomas Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0 International Baccalaureate Diploma Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points. English language proficiency requirements

For programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

International Students

We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit International Undergraduate Requirements

Transfer Students

Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria.

Course outline


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