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Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at DU is a two‐year program that has the following options:

  • ECE Thesis Program
  • ECE Non-Thesis Program

The Department offers Master of Science Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering with two minors:

  • Electrical Energy and Power Systems
  • Computer Networks and Security

Detail

This program aims to:

  • Prepare enrolled students to be practitioner engineers by equipping them with electrical & computer engineering knowledge & concepts.This will allow them to practice their work on the highest degree of professionalism and under the best performance standards nationally
    and internationally.
  • Produce postgraduates who can apply knowledge, and skills to the analysis of realistic engineering problems, to analyze and create specifications, to synthesize, design and test appropriate solutions.
  • Produce postgraduates who have learnt to develop professional motivation and attitude to the practice of engineering and the use of professional standards in planning, executing, and presenting work.
  • Strengthen the capacity of those involved in the program to diagnose engineering problems efficiently and to achieve the optimum desired results with respect to cost and methodology. This includes certain aspects such as: decision-making, leadership, motivation, mobilization, follow-up, project engineering, research work and performance, etc.
  • Improve and renew the engineering knowledge of professional engineers in their area of electrical and computer engineering.
  • Provide students with skills of self-learning and the exercise of personal and institutional renewal, through strategic and operational planning, setting goals, adoption of performance indicators and benchmarks, and good resource engineering.
  • Actively contribute to the process of institutional development through the provision of excellence in administrative leadership to face future
    challenges.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized area consistent with the focus of their graduate program.
  • To be able to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the use of data gathering methods and data analysis techniques used for typical analysis in conducting research that is consistent with the focus of their graduate program.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs:
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • To be able to conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in the focused areas of their graduate program.
  • To be able to know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
  • be able to produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their graduate program.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Each applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering) from a reputed University.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) that is equivalent to ‘Good (2.5/4)’ grade.
  • Unconditional Admission: An applicant for a M.Sc. program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4-point scale or equivalent is required for admission.
  • Conditional Admission: An applicant with cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale, but deficient in pre-requisite courses needed for the program, may be considered for conditional admission into the M.Sc. by research program. Such pre-requisite courses are termed bridging courses and should be completed within one year of study as specified by the department.
  • An applicant with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4-point scale, but deficient in pre-requisite courses needed for the program, may be considered for conditional admission into the M.Sc. by course work, or course work and thesis options. Similarly, the bridging courses should be completed within one year of study.
  • An applicant whose cumulative GPA is between 2.74 and 2.50 may be considered for conditional admission into the M.Sc. by course work and thesis options. In such cases, relevant work experience and any other academic activity beyond the first degree may be taken into consideration to access the applicant’s potential to achieve at a high level in the selected field.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 550.
  • An Admission Interview.
  • A minimum of 2 years engineering experience is highly recommended.

To graduate with a Master of Science Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete 30 credits with a cumulative average of no less than 65 %. The passing grade in a graduate course is 60% within the duration of M.Sc. Program as following:
    • M.Sc. program to be completed within two years of fulltime enrolment. An extension of up to one semester may be approved by the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies on the recommendation of the supervisor and the College Dean.
    • In case of part-time study, all degree requirements must be completed in three years. An extension of one semester may be approved by the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies on the recommendation of the supervisor and the College Dean.
    • Note: The maximum period of registration is counted from the date of first registration, excluding any postponements granted throughout this period.
  • Complete a master’s project for Non-Thesis Option or master’s Thesis for Thesis Option.
  • Pass a comprehensive examination that includes a performance component and defend successfully the work on the master’s project (or Thesis) in front of a panel of experts.

It is preferred that students would follow the specified study plan, which distributes the courses on four semesters. However, both full-time and part-time students are allowed to join the program with the following Course Load:

  • The minimum course load for a full-time student is normally 9 credits, except when the student is registered for a thesis.
  • The normal course load for a part-time postgraduate student is 6 credits, with 3 credits as the allowable minimum.

Students will be required to carry out field investigations, conduct interviews and have opportunities to discuss and apply the concepts covered during the course work. There are practical components in most.

The students should make (field observations, collect, and analyze data from the field). The nature, scope, and content of the final project/thesis will be determined by the student in consultation with the faculty advisor. The project/thesis work should be presented in the form of (a comprehensive report that follows international standards in reporting scientific research).

Students will follow the program of study that is described below under the supervision of their academic advisors. That program is made of a set of 5 program core courses from which he should select four, another set of elective courses from which the students should select four and 3 credits for non-thesis option or 6 credit Thesis Course for thesis-option.

This set consists of the following 5 courses encompassing 15 credit hours:

  • EECE 603 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • EECE  611 Advanced Power System Analysis
  • EECE 613 Power Electronics Systems and Applications
  • EECE 614 Renewable Energy Systems
  • EECE 624 Electric Power Systems Stability and Control

Four or Five courses encompassing 12 or 15 credit hours are chosen from the following list:

  • EECE 601 Advanced Engineering Management
  • EECE 602 Advanced Engineering Probability & Statistics
  • EECE 604 Digital Signal Processing
  • EECE 605 Linear Systems Theory
  • EECE 606 Advanced Modeling and Simulation
  • EECE 612 Electrical Machines and Drives
  • EECE 615 High Voltage Engineering and Technology
  • EECE 616 Distributed Generation
  • EECE 617 Smart Grid Systems
  • EECE 621 Transmission and Distribution
  • EECE 622 Energy Planning and Policy
  • EECE 623 Power System Planning
  • EECE 625 Energy Efficiency in the Power Sector
  • EECE 626 Protection of Power Systems
  • 627 Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems
  • EECE 628 Solar and Photovoltaic Power Systems
  • EECE 630 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

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