The Electrical Engineering and Communication Engineering undergraduate programs of the United Arab Emirates University are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET accreditation means that the program meets certain, defined standards or criteria to ensure the quality of education and training provided to the students in the program. Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review to demonstrate and ensure the high quality of the program and its graduates.
The Department's name, Electrical Engineering, suggests the current view that all of what electrical engineers do relate either to electric energy or information technology. Historically, electrical engineers have been involved with the use of electrical energy in all of its forms, either directly as in power generation and transmission, or indirectly to represent a process or transmit information, as in computers, communications, and control systems.
The Department of Electrical Engineering was established in 1981 to offer a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering for male students only. In 1986, a B.Sc. in electronics engineering was started for female students. Currently, the department offers two B.Sc. degree programs in electrical engineering and communication engineering. The main areas of instruction are in electronics, communications, power, control, and computers. The faculty members grew in number from 4 in 1982 to 17 in 2012/2013. This is in addition to 2 instructors and 5 laboratory engineers. The department's student enrolment grew from 5 students in 1981 to approximately 200 in 2012/2013. In 1986, the department had its first batch of 4 graduates and by Fall 2012, the number of graduates soared to over 700 male and female graduates. Laboratory facilities increased from 2 basic circuits and electronics labs in 1983 to 9 emphasis-oriented labs.
EE faculty members have published hundreds of scholarly papers in Digital Communications, Microelectronics, Biomedical Engineering, Image Processing, Electromagnetic Fields Applications, Control Systems, Digital Systems, Solid-State Electronics, Power Electronics, Electric Machines, etc.Prof. Hassan Noura
Chairman, Electrical Engineering Dept.
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