Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option

More than ever there is an intensive focus on identifying, developing, and effectively utilizing alternative energy systems. The energy and environment option is focused on the contemporary issues facing the fields of energy and the environment and how engineers can best develop modern technologies that are kinder to the environment while providing the energy resources we need. This option is part of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Modern technologies, including wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal systems, fuel cell technology, and alternative energy systems, are at the core of finding new ways to harness energy without harming the environment. This option is uniquely suited to those interested in pursuing careers associated with energy-intensive systems and how they relate to the environment.

What is Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option?

The Energy Option of the Electrical Engineering degree is a branch of Electrical Engineering that deals with generating, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric energy. The electric energy or power system or grid started over a hundred years and evolved since the current smart energy system or grid. This new grid includes new energy sources and components and conventional fossil fuel sources, renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids.

Why Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option?

In the last decade, the electric energy system technology and market have gone through transformative changes with the development of efficient and price-competitive clean and renewable sources (Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Bio-energy, etc.), and the advancement of high tech solutions (Bulk energy storage, AI, IoT, Blockchain, etc.). The emergence of smart energy systems and smart grids highlighted the big need for a new enhanced electric energy and power system education well prepared for the surge in the job market need.  The new digitally-transformed electric energy market created a big demand for highly skilled electrical engineers with innovative solutions (hardware, software, and applications).

Study Plan: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option

The EE-Energy Option at RIT Dubai is designed to qualify the student for the electric energy market. The student follows the standard EE study plan with five professional elective courses in energy and power engineering. These five courses are:

  • EEEE - 221 Clean & Renewable Energy Systems & Sources
  • EEEE - 321 Energy Conversion
  • EEEE - 322 Power Electronics 
  • EEEE - 522 Power System Transmission and Distribution
  • EEEE - 524 Advances in Power Systems
  • EEEE - 789 Smart Grids. (This is an additional elective course for interested students)

The details of the course description are given in department academic programs.

Typical Course Sequence

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MATH - 181, 182

Project-Based Calculus I, II

8

CHMG - 131

General Chemistry for Engineering

3

UWRT - 150

Writing Seminar

3

EEEE - 105

EE Practicum

1

GE Elective

Islamic Culture course (ANTH - 365, ANTH - 275, HIST - 402)

3

 

LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3 (Artistic, Global, Social)

9

PHYS - 211

University Physics I

4

EEEE - 120

Digital Systems I

3

YOPS - 010

RIT 365: RIT Connections

0

Year Two

MATH - 219

Multivariable Calculus

3

MATH - 220

Vector Calculus

1

PHYS - 212

University Physics II

4

CMPR - 271

Computational Problem Solving for Engineers

3

EEEE - 281

Circuits I

3

 

LAS Perspective 4 (Ethical)

3

MATH - 231

Differential Equations

3

EEEE - 260

Semiconductor Devices

3

EEEE - 282

Circuits II

3

EEEE - 220

Digital Systems II

3

EEEE - 346

Advanced Programming

3

EGEN - 99

Engineering Co-op Prep

0

Year Three

MATH - 381

Complex Variables

3

EEEE - 374

Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission Lines

4

EEEE - 353

Linear Systems

4

EEEE - 380

Digital Electronics

3

EEEE - 221**

Clean & Renewable Energy System

3

EEEE - 499

Cooperative Education

Co-op

Year Four

MATH - 251

Probability and Statistics I

3

EEEE - 420

Embedded Systems

3

EEEE - 414

Classical Control

3

EEEE - 480

Analog Electronics

4

EEEE - 321**

Energy Conversion

3

EEEE - 499

Cooperative Education

Co-op

Year Five

MATH - 241

Linear Algebra

3

EEEE - 484

Communication Systems (WI)*

3

EEEE - 497, 498

Senior Design I, II

6

EEEE - 522**

Electric Power Trans. & Dist.

3

EEEE - 524**

Advances in Power Systems

3

EEEE - 546**

Power Electronics

3
 

LAS Immersion 1, 2, 3

9

Total Credits - 129

* (WI) refers to a writing-intensive course within the major.

** Energy courses

 

Smart Energy Lab (SEL)

The Robotics and Industry 4.0 LAB is designed to support and present research in the future of Industry. The main objective is to provide a platform to test and develop universal solutions to optimize the industrial processes given the technological and other industrial advances. This infrastructure is already available to the academic and research community both private and public. The Intelligent Supply Chain LAB (Located alongside the Industry 4.0 Lab) provides a test and experimentation platform to students and researchers from both industrial and academic communities to experiment and develop solutions to the integrated supply chain because of the ever-changing environment. It includes modular elements to simulate similar industrial contexts.

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Dr. Muhieddin Amer

Professor and Chair

Dr. Abdulla Ismail

Professor

Dr. Boutheina Tlili

Associate Professor

Dr. Ali Farid Raza

Assistant Professor

Dr. Khalil Al Hussaeni

Assistant Professor

Omar Abdul Latif

Lecturer

Dr. Jinane Al Mounsef

Assistant Professor

 

Eyad Shihabi

Managing Director,
Natural Resources & Utilities

BT
                   

Ghada Elkeissi

Head of Professional Services,
Middle East and Africa

DWS

Taha Khalifa

Regional General Manager, Middle East
and North Africa

Intel Corp
                   

Dr. Ayman ElNashar

Senior Director - Wireless Broadband,
Terminals & Performance Operations

Emirates Integrated
Telecommunications
Company (du)

Ghanim Al Falasi

Senior VP – Corporate Services

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
(DSOA)
                   

Diyaa Zebian

Executive Partner

Archinnova

Dr. Mahmoud Sherif

Head of Technology and IT Strategy

Emirates Integrated
Telecommunications
Company (du)
                   

Bashar Kilani

Territory Executive - Middle East
(Gulf Countries & Levant)

IBM

Dr. Raed Shubair

Senior Advisor, Office of Undersecretary for
Academic Affairs of Higher Education

Research Affiliate, MIT
Adjunct Professor, NYU-Abu Dhabi
UAE Ministry of Education,
MIT
NYU-AD