Communication Systems Engineering Program


Program Description

The Communication Systems Engineering program seeks to introduce the new in the science and technology of communication systems at the educational, practical, and scientific research levels through the application of quality systems and cooperation with specialized bodies locally and internationally. This program graduates’ engineers with the ability to deal with the latest development in the fields of communication, optical, and electronic systems to meet the requirements of the market at the moral and professional levels by creating the appropriate conditions for the development of different skills of students and cooperate with specialized industrial and research bodies locally and internationally.

Career Prospects

The program aims at generating a graduate who is well trained in modern telecommunication industry as well as having a background in communication systems that enables him to fit easily within a modern telecommunication work environment and be able to identify market needs in this fast-moving segment of business. The graduate is exposed to a wide variety of courses to build an open scope to telecommunication engineering which is interdisciplinary in nature. The graduate acquires his degree by taking a balanced curriculum that is pre- dominantly concerned with communication systems on different levels and does not neglect required basic sciences needed for this field.

Graduates of the program have gone on to work for industry leaders as: 

  • Communications engineers
  • Electronics and communications research engineers
  • Electronics circuit design engineers
  • Field test engineers
  • Network planning engineers
  • Service engineers
  • Signal processing engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Technical directors

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO1:To enable our graduates to practice a leading and successful engineering career by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills.
PEO2: To promote professional engineering principles, including ethics and responsiveness to safety, health, and environmental issues.
PEO3: To foster an efficient and enjoyable program environment which encourages continuous self-learning and progression in career and in post-graduate studies if desired.

Program Concentrations

The program qualifies graduates to work as Electronics and telecommunication engineers. The graduate can be specialized in one of the following three concentrations (fields):

  • Circuits and Systems.
  • Physical and Wave Electronics.
  • Signals and Communication Systems.

The student has to select Eight elective courses for a total of (24) Credit Hours with at least five of these courses from one of the mentioned fields.

  • Circuits and Systems: This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in national and international companies concern with electronic design.
  • Physical and Wave Electronics:  This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in telecommunication companies for transmission field, or in research field related to microwave and optical communications.
  • Signals and Communication Systems: This is the concentration for the graduate engineer to work in telecommunication companies in core network or in research field related to signal processing.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Communication Systems Engineering Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

D1: Estimate and measure the performance of communication and electronic systems under specific input excitation and evaluate its suitability for a specific application.
D2: Identify needs, plan and manage resources, and gather information for solving a specific communication problem and efficiently document this solution.
D3: Have the technological abilities to design and implement elements, modules, sub-systems or systems.
D4: Be familiar with and utilize professional tools for communication system engineering.
D5: Design, model and analyse electronic, microwave, optical, and communication systems or components for a specific application and identify the tools required to optimize this design.
D6: Classify and evaluate the applications and market segments to create a specific product including the estimation of the required resources.
D7: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Communication Systems Engineering as listed below.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Students Outcomes are:

SO1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
SO2. 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
SO3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
SO4. 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
SO5. 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
SO6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
SO7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Accreditation

COMM program is accredited from National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education “NAQAAE”.

Academic standards

The references for standards considered in the development of this program are:

  • The National Academic Reference Standards (NAQAAE)
  • The American Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Dual Degree Requirements with International Universities: UEL, London
  • Master degree Requirements with International Universities:  ULM, Germany
  • Highest rating from the Ministry of Higher Education:  95 %

Program Bylaws

The program began in Spring 2007 and it aims at generating a graduate who is well trained in modern telecommunication industry as well as having a background in communication systems that enables him/her to fit easily within a modern telecommunication work environment and be able to identify market needs in this fast-moving segment of business. The graduate is exposed to a wide variety of courses to build an open scope to telecommunication engineering which is interdisciplinary in nature. The graduate acquires his/her degree by taking a balanced curriculum that is predominantly concerned with communication systems on different levels and which does not neglect the required basic sciences used in this field. This fills the gap in many telecommunication companies.

The program is updated every five years to catch the rapid changes in the market, so it has three bylaws until now.

  • Bylaws 2018  
  • Bylaws 2013 
  • Bylaws 2007

Lab Facilities

COMM program access many labs in different faculty departments as:

  • Physics Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Electrical Power Lab
  • Logic Lab 
  • Embedded Systems Lab 
  • Electronics Lab
  • Communications Lab 
  • Microwave Lab 
  • Optics Lab 

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