Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state-of-the-art computers, advanced electronic components, and much more in our electrical engineering degree..

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and ABET

The BS in 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), robotics and energy. Our nationally and internationally recognized program combines the rigor of theory with the reality of engineering practice. As an Engineering hub, Dubai is the perfect place to study for an engineering degree and interact with industry.

The major will prepare you for an exciting career within the varied electrical engineering disciplines and positions in business management. As a graduate, you will also have the foundation to pursue advanced study at the most prestigious graduate schools.  Since the ability to design is an essential part of electrical engineering, you are presented with challenging design problems in several courses, beginning with Freshman Practicum (EEEE-105) in the first year.

Energy has received worldwide attention in recent years because of the diminishing natural resources, the emergence of novel technologies such as smart grids, and engineering innovations in photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, and other renewable energy sources. In addition, modern power system management involves energy conservation, an area that has also elicited research opportunities.


The mission of the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is to produce electrical engineering graduates with the appropriate skillset and experiential education who will have an immediate impact in the workforce, pursue graduate studies, and embrace life-long learning. The program also prepares graduates to adapt to technological changes, create significant individual and industrial growth opportunities, and practice the profession with a social conscience.


The Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Electrical Engineering faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, has established the following program educational objectives:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering are expected, within a few years of graduation, to have demonstrated:

  • PEO-1  An ability to apply mathematics, basic sciences, and core electrical engineering knowledge to the development of systems-based solutions
  • PEO-2  An ability to enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.
  • PEO-3  An ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others, and to have demonstrated leadership, accountability, initiative and ethical and social responsibility
  • PEO-4  An ability to successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master’s and Ph.D. level for those graduates that have relevant qualifications.


Student Outcomes are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to students' skills, knowledge, and behaviors in their matriculation through the program.

  • Engineering Foundations and Problem Solving: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering science, and mathematics. 
  • Engineering Design: An ability to apply 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.
  • Communication: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility: 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.  
  • Teamwork: 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. 
  • Experimentation: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to conclude.  
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Click here for Enrolment data for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program.

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.

Graduates with the energy option are expected to innovate in this field and expand research activities in the area of renewable energy. With the large-scale initiatives in renewable energy development that the UAE is witnessing, an increase in the demand for professionals in the Energy sector is expected to grow in the near future. Our graduates will respond to the growing need for trained electrical engineers with a deeper understanding of the renewable energy issues. These opportunities reside with the utilities authorities and companies (DEWA, ADWEA, SEWA, and FEWA), Oil and Gas companies (ADNOC, BP, TOTAL), local and federal environmental agencies, and research and development agencies (MASDAR, GE, Schneider Electric, Siemens).

Typical Course Sequence

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MATH - 181, 182

Project-Based Calculus I, II


CHEM - 141 or
CHMG - 131

General & Analytical Chemistry
General Chemistry for Engineering


UWRT - 150

Writing Seminar


EEEE - 105

EE Practicum


GE Elective

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



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


PHYS - 211

University Physics I


EEEE - 120

Digital Systems I


YOPS - 010

RIT 365: RIT Connections


Year Two

MATH - 219

Multivariable Calculus


MATH - 220

Vector Calculus


PHYS - 212

University Physics II


CMPR - 271

Computational Problem Solving for Engineers


EEEE - 281

Circuits I



LAS Perspective 4 (Ethical)


MATH - 231

Differential Equations


EEEE - 260

Semiconductor Devices


EEEE - 282

Circuits II


EEEE - 220

Digital Systems II


EEEE - 346

Advanced Programming


EGEN - 99

Engineering Co-op Prep


Year Three

MATH - 241

Linear Algebra


MATH - 381

Complex Variables


EEEE - 374

Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission Lines


EEEE - 353

Linear Systems



Free Electives 1


EEEE - 499

Cooperative Education


Year Four

MATH - 251

Probability and Statistics I


EEEE - 420

Embedded Systems Design


EEEE - 414

Classical Control


EEEE - 480

Analog Electronics



LAS Immersion 1


EEEE - 499

Cooperative Education


Year Five

EEEE - 380

Digital Electronics


EEEE - 484

Communication Systems (WI)*


EEEE - 497, 498

Senior Design I, II


Professional Electives 1, 2


LAS Immersion 2, 3


Free Electives 2, 3


Total Credits -129

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

Focus Areas

Students admitted to the RIT Dubai campus may pursue their degrees towards the BS in Electrical Engineering or BS in Electrical Engineering with Energy Option. Students focusing their study in energy 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 energy.

Click here for more information about the BS in Electrical Engineering with Energy Option.

RIT Rochester offers more options and student who wish to transfer to the main campus can focus their studies in one of the following areas: Energy, Computer Engineering, or Robotics.

It’s worth mentioning that RIT Dubai students can still use their free and professional electives in energy, communications, AI, and robotics without declaring a degree option.


For information about the RIT New York, Mechanical Engineering program and options click here

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of BS Electrical Engineering - General

  • Click here to view/download the flowchart of BS Electrical Engineering - Energy Option Flowchart


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.


AI/Robotics Lab

The AI/Robotics lab fosters different use cases and projects in both AI (machine learning and deep learning) and Robotics with state-of-the-art equipment to support applications related to path planning, navigation, SLAM, Pick, and Place. Moreover, the AI/Robotics lab incorporates the AI/Robotics student club whose mission is to support students with extracurricular activities that provide them with better exposure and learning experience of skills related to AI and robotics.


Computing Security Lab

The computing security lab provides students with a PC and access to the DTLAB in order to support a wide range of courses. Examples of these courses are penetration testing, security auditing, cyber defense, network forensic, digital forensics, and many more. 


Computer Networking Lab

This lab is divided into four clusters. Each cluster has two sub-clusters with three adjacent PCs. A cabinet with at least one server, firewall, two routers, and four switches is dedicated for each of the four clusters. UTP and Console cables are available for students to connect these devices into a LAN, WAN and they can connect the event to the internet to install any additional required software or tool.


Digital Transformation Lab

The digital transformation lab at RIT Dubai is funded by the TRA ICT fund and was established in 2018. The aim of this lab is in the research and development of secure and smart solutions across a number of verticals that support digitization for government, enterprise, and education.


Dr. Muhieddin Amer

Professor and Chair

Dr. Abdulla Ismail


Dr. Boutheina Tlili

Associate Professor

Dr. Ali Farid Raza

Assistant Professor

Dr. Khalil Al Hussaeni

Assistant Professor

Omar Abdul Latif


Dr. Jinane Al Mounsef

Assistant Professor


Eyad Shihabi

Managing Director,
Natural Resources & Utilities


Ghada Elkeissi

Head of Professional Services,
Middle East and Africa


Taha Khalifa

Regional General Manager, Middle East
and North Africa

Intel Corp

Dr. Ayman ElNashar

Senior Director - Wireless Broadband,
Terminals & Performance Operations

Emirates Integrated
Company (du)

Ghanim Al Falasi

Senior VP – Corporate Services

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Diyaa Zebian

Executive Partner


Dr. Mahmoud Sherif

Head of Technology and IT Strategy

Emirates Integrated
Company (du)

Bashar Kilani

Territory Executive - Middle East
(Gulf Countries & Levant)


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,