Bachelor of Science in Computer & Communications Engineering
The Bachelor of Sciences in Computer & Communications Engineering curriculum is designed to comply with local education framework and benchmarked with international institutions. It includes at least 30 credits in basic sciences and mathematics, at least 62 credits engineering sciences and engineering design and communications skills, and at least 9 credits of humanities and social sciences excluding language and technical writing courses. Lab hands-on experience and emphasis on practical aspects are important elements that are integrated throughout the curriculum. It is designed to grant students the Bachelor of Sciences degree upon the successful completion of the four-year program.
The program is also offered in Diploma Degree as Electrical and Computer Engineering upon the successful completion of a two-year program. The first common year with other college majors allows students to switch between the majors at the same college at the start of the second year of their study.
The objectives of the program are:
- To prepare graduates for successful careers in engineering by gaining skills and knowledge that qualify them for professional practice in computer and communications engineering.
- provide graduates with fundamental knowledge, appropriate mathematical principles and computing tools for analysis and design in the fields of computer and communications engineering.
- To sustain atmosphere in which graduates can conduct professional projects, including internships with industry, which help in securing employment in the industrial sector.
- To provide graduates with an educational foundation that fosters creativity, team work, leadership, and communication skills, and prepares them for life-long learning.
Each student graduating from the Computer and Communication Engineering program will have an ability to:
- Apply essential mathematical and engineering techniques for modeling and analysis of practical and hypothetical computer and communications engineering systems.
- Relate basic principles of information technology to computer and communications engineering applications in a global and society context and through life–long learning.
- Develop solutions to practical engineering problems through analysis of data and ideas.
- Identify the essential design principles appropriate to computer and communications systems’ equipment and components.
- Develop systems or components by integrating ideas from various resources.
- Recognize the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.
- Generate high quality technical reports.
Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communication Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the DU catalogue.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Communications Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 138 credits taken over four academic years, with an overall minimum average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses. The University, College, and Program requirements are as given in the following table:
The University requirements consist of 10 courses comprising of 30 credit hours as specified in College Section 8, page 216 of the DU catalogue.
- ARAB 101: Academic writing in Arabic
- ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
- ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
- ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
- ENGL 204: Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research
- ENGL 305: Advanced English Language and Communication Skills
- ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
- CMPS 100B: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Sciences
- MATH 199: Calculus I
- SOCS 102: Omani Society
The College requirements consist of 14 courses comprising of 33 credit hours as given below.
- EECE 130 Computers and Programming I
- EECE 400 Practical Training
- EECE 401 Final Year Project I
- EECE 402 Final Year Project II
- ENGR 100 Introduction of Engineering
- ENGR 105 Engineering Graphics
- ENGR 110 Engineering Workshop
- ENGR 300 Engineering Economy
- MATH 200 Calculus II
- MATH 205 Calculus III
- MATH 210 Differential Equations
- MATH 335 Mathematics for Science and Engineering
- PHYS 170 Fundamentals of Physics I
- XXX Science Elective
The program core requirements consist of 25 courses and laboratories encompassing 59 credit hours.
A student has to take a total of 4 courses encompassing 12 credit hours and 1 laboratory courses encompassing 1 credit hours out of 31 courses and laboratories available.