Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Overview

ABET logo.jpgThe Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Electrical Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating, the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Electrical Engineering is a science-oriented branch of engineering, primarily concerned with all the phases of development and utilization of electric signals. The study of electrical engineering can be conveniently divided into the areas of circuits, electronics, electromagnetism, electric energy systems, communications, control, and computer engineering. Due to the extremely rapid growth and changes relating to the application of electrical engineering principles, the curriculum is designed for concentration on a solid core of basic foundation courses, covering all areas of electrical engineering. As part of the academic program, six credits of professional experience are also included in the last summer prior to graduation, to give students an opportunity to integrate classroom instruction with practical work experience.

The Electrical Engineering program is credit-based and requires the completion of 150 semester hours. A typical schedule is listed below and extends over a four-year period, including summer semester; students may select to take these courses over a longer period of time.

Mission

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Program is to educate each student to become a responsible and productive electrical engineer capable of effectively managing future challenges.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will:

  1. Demonstrate technical aptitude in Electrical Engineering careers and/or graduate studies
  2. Establish themselves in diverse fields of Electrical Engineering
  3.  Conduct themselves as effective professionals

Student Outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, to formulate, and to solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of one’s professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission may apply to any of the two campuses (Beirut or Byblos). Applicants will be evaluated by the School of Engineering Admissions Committee and final acceptance will be based on each applicant’s qualifications and the availability of places. The following documents are required for admissions:

  1. Scores on English exam as per university regulations.
  2. Scores on the SAT I exam.
  3. Scores on one of the following Official Exams: Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, and A-Levels.
  4.  Grades on the last three years of school


More details are found in the SOE Quick Admissions Guide.

Graduation Requirements

A total of 150 credits are required to graduate, based on:

Electrical Engineering Core Requirements  94 credits
Mathematics & Science Requirements  19 credits
Other Engineering Requirements 9 credits
Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Curriculum 13 credits
LAC Electives  12 credits
Free Electives 3 credits
Total:   150 credits

Program Requirements

A Capstone Design Project is required for all students in addition to successful completion of the course of study.

Electrical Engineering Requirements (94 credits)

  • COE212 / Engineering Programming  (3 cr.)
  • COE321 / Logic Design (3 cr.)
  • COE322 / Logic Design-LAB (1 cr.)
  • COE323 / Microprocessors  (3 cr.)
  • COE324 / Microprocessors-LAB  (1 cr.)
  • ELE201 / Electrical Circuits I  (3 cr.)
  • ELE302 / Electrical Circuits II  (3 cr.)
  • ELE303 / Electrical Circuits LAB  (1 cr.)
  • ELE391 / Mathematical Methods in ELE (3 cr.)
  • ELE401 / Electronics I  (3 cr.)
  • ELE402 / Electronics I-LAB (1 cr.)
  • ELE411  / Electromagnetic Fields  (3 cr.)
  • ELE413  / Electromagnetic Waves (3 cr.)
  • ELE420 / Electro Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • ELE422 / Power Systems (3 cr.)
  • ELE423 / Electric Machines Lab  (1 cr.)
  • ELE430  / Signals & Systems (3 cr.)
  • ELE442 / Control Systems   (3 cr.)
  • ELE443 / Control Systems-LAB (1 cr.)
  • ELE493 / Professionalism in Engineering (3 cr.)
  • ELE498   / Professional Experience-Elect. (6 cr.)
  • ELE537 / Communication Systems  (3 cr.)
  • ELE538 / Noise in Communication Sys. (3 cr.)
  • ELE539  / Telecommunications (3 cr.)
  • ELE540  / Communication Syst.-LAB (1 cr.)
  • ELE591 / Capstone Design Project  (3 cr.)
  • ELE593  / Electrical Engineering Applications (3 cr.)
  • ECE Technical Electives (18 cr.)
  • Engineering Electives (6 cr.)

Mathematics & Science Requirements (19 credits)

  • MTH201 / Calculus III (3 cr.)
  • MTH206 / Calculus IV (3 cr.)
  • MTH207 / Discrete Structures I  (3 cr.)
  • MTH304 / Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • GNE331 / Probability & Statistics (3 cr.)
  • PHY201 / Electricity & Magnetism (4 cr.)

Other Engineering Requirements (9 credits)

  • GNE212 / Engineering Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • GNE301 / Professional Communication (2 cr.)
  • INE320 / Engineering Economy I (3 cr.)
  • MEE211 / Engineering Graphics (1 cr.)

Free Electives (3 credits)

Sample Study Plan

Year One

Fall (17 credits)

  • ENG202 / Sophomore Rhetoric
  • PHY201 / Electricity and Magnetism
  • MTH201 / Calculus III
  • COE212 / Engineering Programming
  • GNE212 / Engineering Mechanics
  • COE201 / Computer Proficiency


Spring (16 credits)

  • MTH207 / Discrete Structures I
  • Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective
  • ETH201 / Moral Reasoning  
  • MTH206 / Calculus IV           
  • MTH304 / Differential Equations
  • ELE201 / Electrical Circuits I


Summer (9 credits)

  • Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 
  • Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 
  • ARA2–/3– / Arabic Language/Literature 

Year Two

Fall (15 credits)

  • HLT201 / Basic Health
  • ENG203 / Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • ELE302 / Electrical Circuits II
  • ELE303 / Electrical Circuits II Lab
  • ELE391 / Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • COE321 / Logic Design
  • COE322 / Logic Design Lab


Spring (16 credits)

  • ELE411 / Electromagnetic Fields
  • ELE401 / Electronics I
  • ELE402 / Electronics I Lab
  • ELE430 / Signals and Systems
  • COE323 / Microprocessors
  • Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 


Summer (6 credits)

  • GNE301 / Professional Communication
  • PED— / Physical Education
  • GNE331 / Probability and Statistics

Year Three

Fall (17 credits)

  • ELE493 / Professionalism in Engineering
  • ECE Track 1 
  • ELE537 / Communication Systems
  • ELE442 / Control Systems
  • ELE443 / Control Systems Lab
  • ELE413 / Electromagnetic Waves
  • COE324 / Microprocessors Lab


Spring (16 credits)

  • ECETrack 1 
  • Engineering  Elective 
  • ELE420 / Electromechanics
  • ELE538 / Noise in Communication Systems
  • ELE540 / Communication Systems Lab
  • INE320 / Engineering Economy I       


Summer (6 credits)

  • ELE498 / Professional Experience

Year Four

Fall (16 credits)

  • ECE Elective 
  • ELE591 / Capstone Design Project
  • MEE211 / Engineering Graphics
  • ELE422 / Power Systems
  • ECE Track 2 
  • Free Elective 


Spring (16 credits)

  • ELE593 / ELE Application
  • ELE423 / Electric Machines Lab
  • Engineering Elective 
  • ECE Elective 
  • ELE539 / Telecommunication Systems
  • ECE Track 2

Technical Electives 

ECE technical electives for both COE and ELE programs are grouped into four different tracks. The four tracks and courses within each track are:

Communications Track:

  • ELE535 / Information and Coding Theory  (3 cr.)
  • ELE531 / Optical Fiber Communications (3 cr.)
  • COE431 / Computer Networks  (3 cr.)
  • COE535 / Optical Networks (3 cr.)                       

Systems Engineering Track:

  • ELE548 / Linear Systems  (3 cr.)
  • ELE553 / Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems (3 cr.)
  • ELE525 / Faulted Power Systems  (3 cr.)
  • ELE526 / Renewable Energy Sources (3 cr.)                

Hardware Track:

  • COE527 / VLSI Design (3 cr.)
  • COE521 / Embedded Systems (3 cr.)
  • COE522 / High Performance Computer Architecture  (3 cr.)
  • COE423 / Computer Architecture (3 cr.)
  • ELE501 / Microelectronics (3 cr.)
  • COE424 / Digital Systems (3 cr.)

Software & Theory Track:

  • COE418 / Database Systems (3 cr.)
  • COE414 / Operating Systems(3 cr.)
  • COE555 / Queuing Theory (3 cr.)
  • ELE557 / Simulation of Electronic Circuits (3 cr.)
  • COE543 / Intelligent Data Processing and Applications (3 cr.)
  • COE544 / Intelligent Engineering Algorithms (3 cr.)

ELE594 / Undergraduate Research Project (3 cr.)

Engineering Electives can be any of the following courses:

  • INE307 / Deterministic OR Models (3 cr.)
  • INE308 / Stochastic OR Models  (3 cr.)
  • INE350 / Simulation (3 cr.)
  • INE402 / Optimization (3 cr.)
  • INE428 / Project Management (3 cr.)
  • INE440 / Advanced Statistics (3 cr.)
  • INE506 / Decision Analysis (3 cr.)
  • INE527 / Project Scheduling (3 cr.)
  • INE529 / Project Contracting (3 cr.)
  • MEE550 / Mechatronics (3 cr.)
  • MEE599 / Energy Audit (3 cr.)
  • CIE522 / Environmental Impact Assessment (3 cr.)
  • CIE525 / Environmental Policy and Management  (3 cr.)
  • CIE526 / Environmental Remediation (3 cr.)
  • CIE585 / Risk and Natural Hazard Management (3 cr.)


*Except for ELE305, ELE391 and COE312, any COE/ELE course can be considered as a technical elective as long as it is not a required course. COE599/ELE599 could be taken more than once for credit when topics differ.

Last modified: May 10, 2016