Electronics and Communications Engineering Program


Program Description

The Electronics and Communications Engineering Program is where electronics, microwave and photonics, and communication engineering merge together to prepare the Electronics and Communications Engineer of the future.

Career Prospects

Students who earn their ECE BSc degree gain a profound understanding of Electronics and Communications Engineering built on a thorough background of physical science, mathematics and technology. Coursework prepares students for careers in government agencies, all local and international industries – from photonic and electronic integrated circuit design, to traditional ICT companies -- or for future study in graduate schools.

Program Concentrations

The program qualifies graduates to work as Electronics and Communications Engineers. The graduate can be specialized in one of the following three concentrations:

  1. Electronics
  2. Microwave and Photonics
  3. Communication Engineering

The student must select four technical elective courses for a total of 12 credit hours. The program concentration is achieved by 15 credit hours; 9 credit hours of technical elective courses and 6 credit hours of the graduation project, all related to the specific concentration.

  1. Electronics: Graduates are more specialized in the design of electronic systems. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, design and build electronic circuits and systems.
  2. Microwave and Photonics: Graduates are more specialized in the design of photonic and microwave systems. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, design and build photonic and microwave components and systems.
  3. Communication Engineering: Graduates are more specialized in the design of communication engineering systems. Graduates demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, design and build communication engineering systems and networks.

Agreements with another University

The program is not yet partnered with another university.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level) and the competencies for the Electrical Engineering Discipline (B-Level), the Electronics and Communications Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):

  • C1: Understand the underlying physical phenomena and limitations of the performance of components and systems in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • C2: Demonstrate the ability to model and analyse components and systems in Electronics and Communication Engineering and identify the software tools required to optimize their performance.
  • C3: Design and compare between alternative components and systems in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • C4: Demonstrate the knowledge about measurement equipment and demonstrate the ability to use them to characterize components and systems in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • C5: Demonstrate the knowledge about state of the art of components and systems in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • C6: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Electronics and Communications Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Electronics 6a. Demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, design and build electronic circuits and systems. 
Microwave and Photonics 6b. Demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, design, and build photonic and microwave components and systems.
Communication Engineering 6c. Demonstrate additional abilities to model, analyse, design, and build communication engineering systems and networks. 

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 22 List of Electronics and Communications Engineering Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
General Electrical Engineering Requirements Courses 60 104 2600 48 31 13 92
PHM212 Complex, Special Functions and Numerical Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE311s Advanced Semiconductor Devices 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ECE312s Analog Circuits (1) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
ECE313s Analog Circuits (2) 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
ECE314s VLSI Design 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
ECE331s Electromagnetic Waves 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
ECE332s Waveguides 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
ECE431s Optoelectronics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
ECE432s Antenna Engineering and propagation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ECE433s Microwave Circuits and Systems 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
ECE351s Analog and Digital Communication Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE353s Wireless Communication Networks 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
ECE451s Digital Signal Processing Basics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (4) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE491s Graduation Project (1) 3 7 175 1 0 6 7
ECE492s Graduation Project (2) 3 8 200 1 0 6 7
Total 170 320 8000 134 95 48 277
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective
Electronics Concentration Elective
ECE411s Integrated Circuits Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE412s Analog Integrated Circuit Design 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE413s ASIC Design and Automation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE414s RF Circuit Design 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE415s Electronic Instrumentation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE416s MEMS Design 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE417s Low Power Digital Design 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE418s Selected Topics in Electronics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Microwave And Photonics Concentration Elective
ECE434s Optical Communication Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE435s Fundamentals of Photonics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE436s Micro Photonic Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE437s Selected Topics in Electromagnetics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Communications Concentration Elective
ECE452s Information Theory and Coding 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE453s Modern Communication Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE454s Satellite Communication Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE455s Selected Topics in Communication Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE456s Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ECE457s Selected Topics in Telecommunication Networks 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 170 320 8000 134 95 48 277

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29
Semester 3
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
EPM112s Electromagnetic Fields 3 5 125 3 1 0 4 ( PHM013s ) AND ( PHM022s )
PHM121 Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM013 ) AND ( PHM022 )
EPM111s Electrical Circuits (1) 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM022s )
CSE111s Logic Design 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 18 30 750 16 9 3 28
Semester 4
PHM122 Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM121 )
PHM113 Differential and Partial Differential Equations 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
MEP112s Thermal Power Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM041s ) AND ( PHM022s )
EPM113s Electrical Measurements 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( EPM111s OR EPM114s )
EPM119s Engineering Economy and Investments 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
CSE131s Computer Programming 3 6 150 3 0 2 5
Total 17 30 750 14 9 3 26
Semester 5
EPM211s Properties of Electrical Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM022s )
ECE211s Electronics 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( PHM122s )
ECE251s Signals and Systems Fundamentals 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM111s ) AND ( PHM113s )
CSE271s System Dynamics and Control Components 4 6 150 3 2 1 6 ( PHM113s )
CSE212s Computer Organization 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( CSE111s ) AND ( CSE131s )
Asu Elective Course
Total 16 27 675 13 8 3 24
Semester 6
PHM212 Complex, Special Functions and Numerical Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM113 )
EPM213s Energy and Renewable Energy 3 6 150 3 1 1 5 ( EPM112s )
ECE252s Fundamentals of Communication Systems 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( ECE251s )
ECE212s Digital Circuits 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( CSE111s )
CSE211s Introduction to Embedded Systems 3 5 125 2 2 2 6 ( CSE131s )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 10 3 26
Semester 7
ECE311s Advanced Semiconductor Devices 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( ECE211s )
ECE312s Analog Circuits (1) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( ECE211s )
ECE331s Electromagnetic Waves 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( PHM212s OR PHM213s ) AND ( EPM112s )
ECE351s Analog and Digital Communication Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( ECE252s )
ECE352s Telecommunication Networks 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( ECE252s )
CSE371s Control Engineering 3 5 125 2 1 1 4 ( ECE251s OR ECE253s )
Total 17 30 750 12 10 3 25
Semester 8
ECE313s Analog Circuits (2) 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( ECE312s )
ECE314s VLSI Design 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( ECE212s )
ECE332s Waveguides 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( ECE331s )
ECE353s Wireless Communication Networks 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( ECE351s )
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
EPM411s Project Management for Electrical Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 16 30 750 12 9 4 25
Semester 9
ECE431s Optoelectronics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( ECE311s ) AND ( ECE332s )
ECE432s Antenna Engineering and propagation 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( ECE332s OR ECE333s )
ECE451s Digital Signal Processing Basics 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( ECE251s )
ECE491s Graduation Project (1) 3 7 175 1 0 6 7
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 16 30 750 11 8 8 27
Semester 10
ECE433s Microwave Circuits and Systems 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( ECE332s )
ECE492s Graduation Project (2) 3 8 200 1 0 6 7 ( ECE491s )
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Electronics And Communications Concentration Elective Course (4) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 17 30 750 11 8 7 26