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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Communication Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Communication Engineering

The University of Dubai’s, Electrical Engineering Department offer a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Communication Engineering Program which is accredited locally in the UAE by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE)

The bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with concentration in Communication Engineering is administered by the College of Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT) at University of Dubai to prepare students for immediate entry into the workplace or to pursue advanced graduate study.

The BS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 130 semester credit hours. The program weaves 8 academic semesters with a summer blocks of Graduate Trainee (GT) / Learn Earn and Progress (LEAP) Program over a four-year period to provide the prospective engineer a rich learning environment and immediate opportunities for professional employment.

Successful candidates for an undergraduate degree must have a program cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25. Under certain circumstances, a student chooses or may be required to complete more than the minimum number of credits

Freshman and sophomore year
The first two years of the curriculum are devoted to the General Undergraduate Curriculum Requirements Program (GUCR) program that consists of courses which students take at the start of their program of studies at the university. GUCR provides a foundation in English, Mathematics and physical science that is essential to the study of engineering. In addition, GUCR offers courses in natural and applied sciences, humanities and the social sciences. Students choose among these courses in order to complete their general curriculum requirements.

In the second year students also take the foundation courses in Electrical Engineering which forms the foundation of the Communication engineering program. In other courses, students learn about electrical engineering principles such as circuits and digital systems.

Junior and Senior Year
In the third and fourth years, students focus on the subjects that form the core of engineering and introduce one to Communication Engineering. In the Third Year students take courses in Electronics, Signals & Systems, and Microprocessors, Electromagnetic Theory and Communications. While CE students take courses in Probability, the EE students take courses in Power Electronics. In the Fourth Year, CE students enhance their coverage of communications with courses in Digital Communications and Communication Networks while EE students enhance their coverage of Electronics with courses in Digital Signal Processing, Renewable Energy Resources and Introduction to MEMS.

Every student must complete a Graduation Project to gain practical engineering design experience. A set of Technical Electives courses will be available to provide students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in related areas of engineering, or to concentrate on a deeper understanding in an area of interest.

Summer Blocks for Graduate Trainee (GT) / Learn Earn and Progress (LEAP) Program
A student enrolled in the BS in Electrical Engineering Program is expected to complete a block of Graduate Trainee (GT) / Learn Earn and Progress (LEAP) Program as part of their graduation requirements.

The program yearly plan:
* Lab Based Courses
** Students must be in good academic standing. The students must successfully finish: ENIN 100, BMNG 200, ENDD 250, ENEC 200 (ENEL 300 – desirable) before starting the first GT/LEAP

  • Sustainable Learning Vision
  • Working on engineering projects with the industry
  • Ministry of Higher Education Accreditation
  • State of the art labs and equipment
  • Engagement of Students in Professional Activities
  • Support for graduates to pursue their postgraduate studies

The program educational objectives (PEO) for this program are the following:

  1. Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills that will enable them to have a successful career in the communications engineering profession and integrate this knowledge in a variety of business and inter-disciplinary settings.
  2. Understand and analyze the important issues with regard to the social impact of advanced and emerging communications technologies and then applying logic and creativity to find a solution.
  3. Develop the communication skills and social skills of the students that are necessary to work effectively with technical and non-technical professionals.
  4. Contribute to the needs of the society by providing students with the intellectual skills necessary to continue learning and to stay current with the profession as it changes.
  5. Build and lead a team of professionals to tackle challenging Communication Engineering System Projects.


BSEE-CE Program Learning Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Below are the total number of enrolled and graduated students for the BSEE-CE program for the past 5 years (2017-2022).

Academic Year Enrolled Students Graduated Students
21-22 70 29
20-21 91 20
19-20 86
18-19 67
17-18 39

A.1 Tuition Fee for BBA / BS CIS ISSLocal Students   (AED)International Students (USD)
 Regular Students  (per 3 CH )5,800
 Visiting (Short course) (per 3 CH )6,6001,800
A.2 Tuition fee for Electrical Engineering CE
 Engineering Courses ( per 1 CH )2,3002,050
 Visiting  Engineering students – General Education Course (per 3 CH)6,600 
 Visiting Engineering students – Engineering Courses (per 1 CH )2,600 
A.3 Remedial Courses for all programs -Fee per course  – discount is not applicable
 Foundation IELTS preparation (15-week)5,800 
 Advanced IELTS preparation (15-week)5,800 
A.4 Internship/Industry Project for BBA / BS CIS ISS
 Regular Students11,600
 Visiting (Short course)13,2003,600
A.5 Internship/Industry Project for Electrical Engineering CE
 Regular Students10,000 
 Visiting (Short course)11,300 
A.6 Tuition fee for Lab courses: ITGN 115, ITGN 120, ITGN 230, ITGN 315, ITGN 350, BBUS 215, BBUS 400, GPHY 100, GPHY 150, ENAP 150, ENMA 200, ENDD 200, ENEC 200, ENEL 250, ENSS 300, ENMP 300, ENCS 300, CECN 400, ENPR 401, ENPR 402 = AED 1,000 /per Course
 Regular Students5,800+1000=6,800
 Visiting (Short course)=6,600+1,000=7,6002,050
A.7 International Student Exchange Program as per MoUsAs per MoUs or $1,250
B. Special Discounts for all programs (not applicable for short course/visiting students) NIL discount for PhD
B.1UAE/GCC Nationals10%
B.2Students working in Government Departments10%
B.3Relatives (brothers/sisters/husband/wife)10%
B.4Employees of UD/DCCI15%
B.5UD Alumni and sons/daughters/brothers/sisters of UD Alumni10%
B.6GPA of ≥ 3.60 at the end of term20%20%
*The maximum discount permissible per student is 30%.
C. Miscellaneous Fees (Non-refundable) (AED)(USD)
C.1Application fee200100
C.2Transfer Application Fee ( Refundable after Course Registration)300 
C.3Admission Fees (includes Student ID card)500200
C.4English Placement Test (first time & each time a test is repeated)300See Notes
C.5Math Placement Test (first time & each time a test is repeated)300
C.6Replacement of a lost ID100
C.7Registration Fees – Fall/Spring1,000
C.8Registration Fees – Short semester500
C.9Late Registration Fee (per course)500
C.10Late Registration Fee (Internship)500
C.11Student Activity Fees – Fall/Spring200
C.12Student Activity Fees – Short semester100
C.13Each Post Dated Check (Max 3 in Fall & Spring & 1 in Short semester)200
C.14Returned check (maximum 2 chances)750
C.15Postponement of post-dated cheque250
D. Miscellaneous Course Related Fees (Non-refundable)(AED)(USD)
D.1Change of Major (after 45 Credit Hours)500See Notes
D.2Application for Incomplete/Make-up Exam (Mid-term/Final exams)1,000
D.3Certificate (To Whom it May Concern)100
D.5Application for Reviewing Final Exam Sheet500
D.6Professional Fee/Other – On time fee applied to Engineering  Students500 
D.7Issuance of Degree Certificate Fee350220
D.8Re-issuance of Degree Certificate1,000300
D.9Attestation of True Copy Certificate100 
D.10Financial & Accounts statement’s printing fee100See Notes
D.11Graduation Fee2,000
D.12Course Syllabus – print & stamp fee (per course)100
D.13Technology Fee (once only – at the time of enrollment)700
The university reserves the right to increase tuition fees up to 10% per academic year when deemed necessary.
Continuing Students with CGPA >=3.6 are eligible for 20% on the semester tuition  fees ( with the CAP of 30%)
  • Miscellaneous fees (in AED) are applicable to International Students as well.
  • Revised fees are applicable to new students registered for Fall 2017 onwards.
  • Student Exchange Program fees are as per MoUs or $1,250 , whichever is lower.
  • VAT is not included in the above given prices.
  • VAT will be added to the fees once it is implemented in UAE
  • *Graduation fee is subject to change
  1. A minimum High School Average of 75% for Elite Track, or 80% for  Advanced Track or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required.
  2. Passing EmSAT in Mathematics with a score of 900 or equivalent.
  3. Passing EmSAT in Physics with a score of 800 or equivalent.
  4. Passing EmSAT in Arabic Language with a score of 600 or equivalent. Alternatively, non-native Arabic speakers can enroll in a non-credit “Introduction to Arabic Language” course at the institution.
  5. Passing EmSAT in English Language with a score of 1100, or an equivalent approved English Proficiency test.
  6. In addition to any other admission conditions set by the college/school.


Notes: Students with qualifications other than those listed above are advised to contact the student recruitment and admissions representatives at UD to determine their eligibility.


English Language Requirements:

Students applying must provide one of the following minimum English scores:

Standardized Tests


IELTS (Academic)

5 overall



Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)


Computer-based TOEFL


Institutional paper-based TOEFL (PBT)


* Note: Applicants will not be ask to provide and alternative English language proficiency test if they have already provided an EmSAT English score. (UD’s TOEFL code is 8239) Note: If you use the PBT TOEFL for entry, you must take the test at Amideast in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and designate the University of Dubai as the recipient of the score. For IELTS test, the following venues are recommended: British Council, University of Wollongong in Dubai, or the Higher Colleges of Technology. If you do not have the required English language proficiency score, you may take the English placement test to determine your language level. The test is conducted on a regular basis and the results will be out within 48 hours. You can register for the test after meeting the minimum high school requirement and paying AED 1,200 admission fees. * Kindly note that passing the English placement test will not exempt you from providing the official English language proficiency score during the first semester. If you fail the English placement test, you will be requested to register in the English language program for preparation, in addition to a maximum of three courses. 


Documents Required:

  • Original UAE high school certificate or equivalent certificate (approved by the Ministry of Education)
  • Equivalency letter in case of foreign curriculum
  • 4 personal pictures
  • Valid student passport copy for UAE nationals
    • Ethbara & UID number
    • Visa on passport for Non UAE national
  • Family book copy for UAE nationals
  • Valid emirates ID copy
  • Military service letter for UAE nationals
  • Employment letter for employed students
  • Valid mother’s passport copy
  • EmSAT English, Math, Physics and Arabic certificate

Advance standing policy 

UD recognizes the significance of superior scores earned by incoming freshmen on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations administered by the College Board, IB curriculum of International Baccalaureate Examinations, Pre-College Credit and achieving high scores in TOEFL/IELTS/EmSat. Consideration of high performance in these selected exams may accelerate a student’s progress in his/her respective undergraduate degree program. Students should arrange to have their scores sent directly to UD Admissions office from the College Board/ETS/IB Examinations. UD Institutional TOEFL Coode is 8239 and UD SAT code is 5695. Student Options on AP/IB/GCSE Credits Matriculating students seeking credit for AP and IB exams must have official score reports sent directly to the Registrar’s office by the Educational Testing Service and International Baccalaureate Organization respectively. See Advanced Chart Placement/International Baccalaureate (Table 1). 


Table 1: at Advanced Placement/IB



University of Dubai Credit Awarded

Computer Science A


ITGN 115 (3CH)

Computer Science B


ITGN 120 (3CH)

Micro Economics


Economics BECN 100 waiver

Macro Economics


Economics BECN 225 waiver



English ENGL 100 Free (3CH)



English ENGL 105 Free (3CH)

Environmental Science


GCEI 100(3CH)

Mathematics AB


GMAT 100/110 (3CH)

Mathematics BC


GMAT 105/115 (3CH)



GPSY 100 (3CH)



BSTA 200 (3CH)

UD reserves the right to re-evaluate the content of AP/IB exams and to change the assignment of credit and course equivalencies. Placement into advanced courses will be deliberated, given advanced course demands, between student and advisor. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to explore the most current AP/IB assessments. Matriculating students seeking credit for A-Level exams must bring their original A-Level certificates to the Office of Admissions in order to have their scores evaluated for credit. See GCSE Advanced (A) Level Exam Policy chart (Table-2). 


Table 2: Examination at GCSE Advanced (A) Level


GRADE OF A* or A or B (University of Dubai Credit Awarded)


BACC 205 Principles of Financial Accounting


A* or A or B = Waiver of BECN 100 Microeconomics


English departmental review

Math with further Math (EdExcel)

Math departmental review

High performance in TOEFL/IELTS/EmSAT tests Students can also be exempted from selected courses based on their high performance in the standardized tests as indicated in Table-3. 


Table 3: Standardized TEST Scores

Sl #

Standardized Tests

University of Dubai Credit Awarded


TOEFL PBT ≥ 550 or iBT ≥ 79

ENGL 100


IELTS ≥ 6 on each section of IELTS

ENGL 100


TOEFL PBT ≥ 600 or iBT ≥ 100

ENGL 105


IELTS ≥ 6.5 on each section (Reading, Listening & Speaking) of IELTS AND ≥ 7 in Writing

ENGL 105


EmSAT English 1400-1525

ENGL 100


EmSAT English > 1550 and C1 in writing

ENGL 105


Exempt students who are native English speakers

ENGL 100 & ENGL 105


Credit Evaluation Students’ scores and credits in Tables 1-3 are evaluated the year in which they matriculate according to the evaluation standards in place for that year in Tables 1-3. It is expected that students will have their respective scores submitted for evaluation prior to matriculation to facilitate a timely assessment of their scores and equivalent coursework for program planning. Students’ credits will not be assigned to the academic record retroactively. A maximum of 6courses (18 CH) may be exempted. Restrictions The University reserves the right to refuse certain credits if issues regarding the likelihood of success or progression within the program of study arise or if program requirements dictate. Certain departments such as English, Mathematics, IT and Economics have separate criteria for placement in courses to ensure that they possess critical skills and knowledge in the content area. Students’ programs and co-op plans are developed on a case-by-case basis. 


Transfer Students

  • All students must have a valid English Proficiency Score IELTS 5, EmSAT1100 or TOFEL 500.
  • Students transferring from other universities recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education should also meet all the requirements stated under admission requirements for regular students.
  • Transfer students must submit original transcripts from the college/university they are transferring from. In addition, transfer students must submit the course syllabus and course description for each course they seek to transfer for credit.
  • In addition, they should have earned a GPA of not less than 2.0 and may only be given transfer credit for courses which are equivalent to those offered by UD and in which they have received a minimum grade of C (equal to a GPA of 2.0 or 70%).
  • The maximum number of credits a student may transfer must not exceed 50% of the total hours required for graduation.
  • Transferred courses must match at least 80% of the course content of UD courses.
  • Some general education courses can be transferred as Humanities and Social Science/Natural and Applied Science requirements, even when such courses are not offered at UD.
  • No credits will be granted twice for similar courses taken at different universities.

Visiting Students

  • Students visiting from other universities must have passed all the prerequisites for the required subjects. (The original transcripts from the university in which the student is currently studying must be provided).
  • Visiting students cannot register for more than two consecutive regular semesters (short semesters are not considered).
  • The visiting student may be accepted as a regular student after compliance with UD admission requirements.

Audient Students 


UD allows individuals interested in a particular course to attend classes as audients. The following conditions apply:

  • The candidate must show evidence of prerequisite knowledge required for attending the course (Meet the course instructor/Department Chair/Dean/Director for clarifying this point and state the reason for attending the course).
  • Provide a passport copy and four recent photos.
  • Pay the regular course fee as applicable for visiting or short course students.
  • Attendance is not mandatory.
  • Homework assignments/examinations are not mandatory

Attestation of Documents and Certificate of Equivalency 

All applicants for admission are required to obtain an Equivalency Certificate for their secondary school leaving qualifications from the UAE Ministry of Education. The attestation/ratification process is dependent upon whether you completed your secondary schooling within the UAE or outside the UAE. 

Applicants who hold certificates from the UAE 

All applicants who have completed schooling within the UAE and who hold certificates other than the UAE General Secondary School Certificate are required to get their certificates attested/ratified by the educational authority in the city where they did their final year of studies. For example, if you did your final year in Dubai, you are advised to go to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to obtain the required attestations. If you did your final year in Sharjah, you are advised to go to Sharjah Education Zone, etc. 

Applicants who hold certificates from outside the UAE 

Applicants who obtained their secondary school certificates outside the UAE are required to ratify/attest their certificates for all secondary school levels/grades (e.g. grade 10, 11 and 12) and provide Certificate of Equivalency by doing the following:

  1. The Ministry of Education or the educational authority in the country where studies were done.
  2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country where studies were done.
  3. The UAE Embassy in the country where studies were done.
  4. In case the attestations couldn’t be done, as in b. and c., certificates must be attested/ratified by the embassy of the country where studies were done in the UAE as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.
  5. After obtaining the above attestations/ratifications, the student must provide the Certificate of Equivalency Issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

If you are unable to provide the Certificate of Equivalency as outlined above before the commencement of the semester, you will be asked to sign a “Declaration Letter” agreeing to provide the Certificate of Equivalency. You will be permitted to begin your studies at UD, but you will be given a maximum of one semester to get the Certificate of Equivalency. UD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot provide the appropriate documentation during this time period, which may include termination of the student’s enrolment at UD. 


Admissions Checklist 

An applicant must provide the following documents for undergraduate admission:

  • Completed application form found online at apply-now or available at the Admissions office
  • Original UAE high school certificate or certified equivalent (approved by the Ministry of Education)
  • Original English language proficiency score certificate (usually sent under separate cover)
  • Copy of a valid passport and identity card
  • Four recent passport-size photographs (in color) or in JPEG format file

Conditional Admission

  • Students not meeting the requirements regarding high school, English, math and Arabic scores will NOT be admitted on a conditional basis.
  • The applicant may apply for student visa only after getting admitted to the program and enroll as a Full Time student.
  • Student Visa is valid only for one year.
  • A student visa permits the student to work only as a part time after getting the needful approvals from the concerned authorities in the UAE.
  • The approval or rejection of the visa is under General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. The visa process has no timing frame as it may take from two days up to two months, so we strongly recommend to submit your documents at least 2 months before the start of the term.

The Admission Office accepts applications throughout the year for the CSI program.

Please fill out this preliminary application form and one of our admission team will be in contact with you shortly. If you have any problems or questions completing the form, please contact us.

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