Electrical Engineering BS

Dr. Muhieddin Amer, Division Chair
mxaeee@rit.edu

Program overview

Educational objectives

The electrical engineering faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, have established the following educational objectives. Graduates will:

  • Have a strong foundation in mathematics and basic sciences, and core electrical engineering fundamental knowledge and abilities necessary for specialization in all areas of electrical engineering.
  • Develop problem solving and design skills for devising and evaluating solutions to electrical engineering problems, including design of components, systems, and experiments.
  • Be well-informed about present and emerging technologies significant to electrical engineering.
  • Be well-prepared for graduate education.
  • Embrace and foster an environment that encourages creativity and enthusiasm for life-long learning.
  • Develop professional attributes that include communication skills, teamwork, ethics, and an appreciation for other disciplines, both technical and non-technical, in order to deal with the impact of technology in a global, societal, and organizational context.

Electrical engineering addresses the high-technology needs of business and industry by offering a rich academic program that includes analog and digital integrated circuits, digital signal processing, radiation and propagation, power electronics, control systems, communications, circuit theory, computer architecture, computer-aided design, embedded systems, solid-state devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMs), and robotics. Our nationally recognized program combines the rigor of theory with the reality of engineering practice.

The major prepares students for exciting careers within the varied electrical engineering and allied disciplines and for positions in business management. Graduates also have the foundation to pursue advanced study at the most prestigious graduate schools.

The curriculum, co-op program, and facilities are designed to accomplish the program’s educational objectives. Since the ability to design is an essential part of electrical engineering, students are presented with challenging design problems in a number of courses, beginning with Freshman Practicum (EEEE-105) in the first year.

To strengthen students’ applied knowledge, laboratories are an integral part of many courses. The department offers a number of classes in studio-style lecture labs, where the instructor presents the lecture in a fully instrumented room that allows immediate observation and implementation of important engineering ideas. Many of our alumni report that the college’s facilities are comparable to the best in the industry.

The highlight of the applied engineering experience is the senior project. Students work on a challenging project under the tutelage of an experienced faculty adviser. While experiencing the satisfaction of completing an interesting project and exploring the latest in technology, students develop engineering management and project organization skills, learn to communicate their ideas effectively within a multidisciplinary team, and present their project and ideas to a diverse audience of students, faculty, and industrial partners.

The first two years of the curriculum are devoted to establishing a foundation in mathematics and physical science that is essential to the study of electrical engineering. In other courses, students learn about electrical engineering principles such as circuits and digital systems. The practicum courses introduce students to electrical engineering practice and computer-aided design (CAD) tools that are used throughout the five-year program.

In the third and fourth years, students focus on the subjects that form the core of electrical engineering. Courses in circuits, electronics, linear systems, electromagnetic fields, semiconductor devices, communication systems, control systems, and microelectromechanical systems are taught.

During the fifth year, students may specialize in an area of their professional interest. They complete a senior design project as part of the graduation requirements. multidisciplinary team, and present their project and ideas to a diverse audience of students, faculty, and industrial partners.

The first two years of the curriculum are devoted to establishing a foundation in mathematics and physical science that is essential to the study of electrical engineering. In other courses, students learn about electrical engineering principles such as circuits and digital systems. The practicum courses introduce students to electrical engineering practice and computer-aided design (CAD) tools that are used throughout the five-year program.

In the third and fourth years, students focus on the subjects that form the core of electrical engineering. Courses in circuits, electronics, linear systems, electromagnetic fields, semiconductor devices, communication systems, control systems, and microelectromechanical systems are taught.

During the fifth year, students may specialize in an area of their professional interest. They complete a senior design project as part of the graduation requirements.

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS

Because RIT Dubai graduates are adept at problem solving and have real-world experience and team skills, they are in high demand. Our electrical engineering alumni work in every conceivable industry, from medical to military, power distribution to communication and financial services. The computer industry attracts many of our graduates, who are innovators with a track record of success in areas as diverse as research and development to marketing and sales.
 

ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientic Research and is licensed by the KHDA. The main BS Electrical Engineering program at Rochester NY is also accredited by ABET and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. As per ABET requirements, the Dubai BS Electrical Engineering program is expected to apply for ABET accreditation on graduating the first class of students in June 2015.

Curriculum

Electrical engineering, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
  Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year    
MATH-181, 182 Project-Based Calculus I, II 8
CHMG-131 General Chemistry for Engineering 3
UWRT-150 Writing Seminar 3
EEEE-105  Freshman Practicum 1
  Foundation Elective  3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3 9
PHYS-211 University Physics I 4
EEEE-120 Digital Systems I 3
ACSC-10 Year One 0
Second Year    
MATH-221 Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
PHYS-212 University Physics II 4
CMPR-271 Computational Problem Solving for Engineers 3
EEEE-281 Circuits I 3
  LAS Perspective 4 3
MATH-231 Differential Equations 3
EEEE-260 Semiconductor Devices 3
EEEE-282 Circuits II 3
EEEE-220 Digital Systems II 3
  Restricted Science Elective 3
Third Year    
MATH-381 Complex Variables 3
EEEE-374 Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission Lines 4
EEEE-353 Linear Systems 4
EEEE-381 Electronics I 3
  LAS Immersion 1 3
  Cooperative Education (spring) Co-op
Fourth Year    
MATH-251 Probability and Statistics I 3
EEEE-420 Embedded Systems Design 3
EEEE-414 Control Systems Design 3
EEEE-482 Electronics II 4
  Free Elective 3
  Cooperative Education (spring) Co-op
Fifth Year    
EEEE-484 Communication Systems (WI) 3
EEEE-497 Senior Design I 3
EEEE-483 Mechatronics 3
  Professional Electives 9
  LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
EEEE-498 Senior Design II 3
  Free Elective 3
    129

Total Semester Credit Hours

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information. (WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.

Student Testimonial

Farrukh khan

 
 
"Joining RIT Dubai is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The vast hands-on learning experiences and enriching co-op opportunities are one of the main reasons why I chose RIT Dubai.
The faculty and sta are all dedicated to student success and innovation, making RIT Dubai and the electrical engineering department an exciting place to learn. Another great aspect of this university is that here we get a chance to interact with students from other countries and learn their cultures and traditions.

 

FOCUS AREAS

Students may develop a focus area in one of four options. Students complete all the required courses for the BS in electrical engineering and choose their free and professional electives from a specified set of
courses in one of the following areas: Renewable Energy / Computer Engineering / Robotics / Wireless Communication. Students admitted to the RIT Dubai campus may pursue their degrees towards a BS in general Electrical Engineering. The other options are available only through an exchange or transfer arrangement, which are subject to achieving additional respective requirements and approvals as outlined in the academic policies and procedures.
 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

 
Cooperative education is a full-time paid work experience in the student’s field of study. The Electrical Engineering co-op curriculum requires the completion of 50 weeks in one or more of the Electrical Engineering domains such as devices and integrated circuits, computer and digital systems, signal processing, control, and communications. Co-op can be completed in two 25-week blocks; each block is a summer and a regular
semester.
Co-op is designed to be a learning experience for the student as well as a productive working assignment for the employer. The experience should emphasize real-world tasks and responsibilities that grow with the student's increased knowledge, skills, and experiences.

Resources

Effective fall 2013, RIT will move from the current quarter system to a semester-based academic calendar. These materials and resources are designed to ensure that students who are on track will graduate on time. Students are encouraged to talk to their academic advisers if they have any concerns or questions regarding their courses and progress.

Course Catalog 

BS Electrical Engineering Semester Course Sequence 

BS Electrical Engineering Quarter to Semester Checklist (IAP)

Electrical Engineering Quarter/Semester Course Equivalency Table

For information about the RIT New York Electrical Engineering program and options click here.

Click to view Program Requirements in the Quarter Calendar