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A degree in engineering opens up a wide range of exciting career opportunities that can contribute to advancement in both the business and technological worlds. If you are interested in using engineering practices to design and develop solutions to real-world problems, the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to integrate, synthesise and evaluate technological opportunities in a commercial context.

At UOWD, the BEng program will provide you with the theoretical background  you will require as a professional engineer, combined with the teamwork and managerial skills needed to design and develop engineering solutions that can address real workplace challenges. The program offers three different majors in Computer, Electrical or Telecommunication Engineering, allowing you to develop in-depth technical knowledge in your chosen specialisation.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree is an applied program that produces career ready graduates in various fields of engineering. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering program enter professions such as:

  • System Designers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Engineering Analysts
  • System Developers
  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Network Engineers.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, in GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. The program is also recognised by the society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.

Degree Requirements

The program structure outlined below is effective for new entrants from Summer Semester (June 2013) onwards. The previous program structure applies for all enrolments prior to this time. Please consult the Undergraduate Degree Planner for information on the previous structure.

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program should sit the Challenge Tests for Mathematics and Physics and, if necessary, may be requested to complete foundation subjects in Mathematics and Physics.  Challenge tests are usually scheduled in the first week of your joining semester and students should contact the Faculty Office to apply for the test.

To complete the Bachelor of Engineering program you should accrue an aggregate of at least 220 credit points by satisfactory completing:

2.    The following are the core subjects

Year 1 (48 cp) Subject title Credit points
ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis 6 cp
ENGG102 Fundamentals of Engineering mechanics  6 cp
ENGG103 Materials in Design 6 cp
ENGG104 Electrical Systems 6 cp
ENGG105 Engineering Design for Sustainability 6 cp
MATH141 Foundations of Engineering Mathematics  6 cp
MATH142 Essentials of Engineering Mathematics 6 cp
PHYS143  Physics for Engineers  6 cp
     
Year 2 (52 cp)    
CSCI291 Programming for Engineers 6 cp
ECTE202  Circuits and Systems 6 cp
ECTE203 Signals and Systems 6 cp
ECTE212  Electronics 6 cp
ECTE213 Engineering Electromagnetics 6 cp
ECTE233  Digital Hardware 6 cp
ECTE250  Engineering Design and Management 2  6 cp
MATH253 Linear Algebra  4 cp
MATH291  Diff. Equations 3 cp
STAT291  Engineering Statistics 3 cp
     
Year 3 (42 cp)    
ECTE301 Digital Signal Processing 6 cp
ECTE324 Foundations in Electrical Energy Utilization  6 cp
ECTE333 Microcontroller Architecture and Applications 6 cp
ECTE344  Control Theory  6 cp
ECTE350  Engineering Design and Management 3  6 cp
ECTE363  Communication Systems  6 cp
ECTE364  Data Communications  6 cp
     
Year 4 (18 cp )    
ECTE451 Engineering Project 1 6 cp
ECTE458 Engineering Project 2 12 cp

 

Major Requirements

Each major requires the completion of 30 credit points as indicated further below
 

Internship (ECTE 399)

All students in the Bachelor of Engineering are required to complete 12 weeks of full time industry placement approved by the Faculty.

 

Major Study: Electrical Engineering (EE)

To satisfy the requirements for a major in Electrical Engineering, students will need to satisfactorily complete the Bachelor of Engineering General Education and core subjects, as listed above, plus the following additional subjects:

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ECTE323 Power Engineering 2    6 cp
Three Major Subjects (to be chosen from)
ECTE423 Power System Analysis 6 cp
ECTE 433 Embedded Systems 6 cp
ECTE 465 Wireless Communication systems 6 cp
ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 cp
Plus one specialization subject (6 cp) from the approved list of specialization subjects
 

Major Study: Telecommunications Engineering (TE)

To satisfy the requirements for a major in Telecommunications Engineering, students will need to satisfactorily complete the Bachelor of Engineering General Education and core subjects, as listed above, plus the following additional subjects:

Subject code Subject title Credit points
MATH 318 Operations Research   6 cp
ECTE 469 Queuing Theory and Optimization   6 cp
Two Major Subjects (to be chosen from)
ECTE401 Multimedia Signal Processing 6 cp
ECTE465 Wireless Communication systems 6 cp
ECTE482 Network Engineering 6 cp
Plus one specialization subject (6 cp) from the approved list of specialization subjects
 

Major Study: Computer Engineering (CE)

To satisfy the requirements for a major study in Computer Engineering, students will need to satisfactorily complete the Bachelor of Engineering General Education and core subjects, as listed above, plus the following additional subjects:

 
Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSCI213   Java Programming and Applications 6 cp
ECTE432 Computer Architecture 6 cp
Two Major Subjects (to be chosen from)
ECTE401 Multimedia Signal Processing 6 cp
ECTE433 Embedded Systems 6 cp
ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 cp
Plus one specialization subject (6 cp) from the approved list of specialization subjects
 
List of Specialization subjects:
 
Subject code Subject title Credit points
ECTE401   Multimedia Signal Processing 6 cp
ECTE412 Power Electronics and Drives 6 cp
ECTE423  Power System Analysis 6 cp
ECTE426 Power Distribution Systems 6 cp
ECTE427  Renewable and Embedded Generation 6 cp
ECTE432  Computer Architecture 6 cp
ECTE433  Embedded Systems 6 cp
ECTE465  Wireless Communication systems 6 cp
ECTE469  Queuing theory and optimization 6 cp
ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 cp
ECTE482 Network Engineering 6 cp
 

General Education Subjects

English, Arabic or other languages (12 cp)

GED010 Academic Study Skills 1 12 cp

Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 cp)

ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6 cp

Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp)

PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6 cp
SOC103 Introduction to Sociology 6 cp

Humanities or Arts (6 cp)

ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6 cp
LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6 cp
ISIT 301 Professional Practice and Ethics                       6 cp

Note: All B.E students need to take the Engineering Placement Tests on their first semester of study at the university. The Placement tests are conducted to assess the student’s capabilities in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. Based on the results, students that require additional knowledge are identified and advised to enrol for foundational level subjects MATH020 and PHYS030 which do not account for any credits towards to B.E Program but would help them strengthen their fundamentals to continue in the program.

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