Electrical engineers synthesize science, mathematics, technology, and application-oriented designs into world-class consumer products, timely microprocessors, state of the art computers, advanced electronic components and much more.

From cutting-edge technology revolutions to real-life applications, the innovations of electrical engineers continue to lead the future and elevate the standards in the marketplace. With a shortage of electrical engineering talent in the job market, demands for RIT Dubai graduates remains at an all-time high. RIT Dubai’s highly regarded electrical engineering program uniquely combines the rigor of theory with hands-on applications and laboratory experiments in order to provide in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.

To this effect, students gain mastery of mathematics and scientific principles in their first two years of study while exploring world-class design practices using our modern labs. Core electrical engineering subjects are studied in the next two years in order to provide a firm foundation for a variety of advanced topics, concentrations, and specializations. In the fifth year, students typically specialize in an area of professional interest while undertaking a significant multidisciplinary senior design project that leverages their comprehensive knowledge of the art while providing a fertile ground for interactions with colleagues from other disciplines.

Possible Career Options

Because RIT Dubai graduates are adept at problem-solving and have real-world experience and team skills, they are in high demand. Our electrical engineering alumni work in every conceivable industry, from medical to military, power distribution to communication and financial services. The computer industry attracts many of our graduates, who are innovators with a track record of success in areas as diverse as research and development to marketing and sales.


First Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
MATH - 181, 182 Project-Based Calculus I, II 8
CHMG - 131 General Chemistry for Engineering 3
UWRT - 150 Writing Seminar 3
EEEE - 105 EE Practicum 1
Foundation Elective 3
LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3 9
PHYS - 211 University Physics I 4
EEEE - 120 Digital Systems I 3
ACSC-10 Year One 0
Second Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
MATH - 221 Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
PHYS - 212 University Physics II 4
CMPR - 271 Computational Problem Solving for Engineers 3
EEEE - 281 Circuits I 3
LAS Perspective 4 3
MATH - 231 Differential Equations 3
EEEE - 260 Semiconductor Devices 3
EEEE - 282 Circuits II 3
EEEE - 220 Digital Systems II 3
Restricted Science Elective 3
Third Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
MATH - 381 Complex Variables 3
EEEE - 374 Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission Lines 4
EEEE - 353 Linear Systems 4
EEEE - 381 Electronics I 3
LAS Immersion 1 3
Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
MATH - 251 Probability and Statistics I 3
EEEE - 420 Embedded Systems Design 3
EEEE - 414 Control Systems Design 3
EEEE - 482 Electronics II 4
Free Elective 3
Cooperative Education Co-op
Fifth Year
Course Ttitle Credit Hrs.
EEEE - 484 Communication Systems (WI) 3
EEEE - 497 Senior Design I 3
EEEE - 483 Mechatronics 3
Professional Electives 9
LAS Immersion 2, 3 6
EEEE - 498 Senior Design II 3
Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 129

Focus Areas

Students may develop a focus area in one of four options. Students complete all the required courses for the BS in electrical engineering and choose their free and professional electives from a specified set of courses in one of the following areas: Renewable Energy / Computer Engineering / Robotics / Wireless Communication.*

*Students admitted to the RIT Dubai campus may pursue their degrees towards a BS in general Electrical Engineering. The other options are available only through an exchange or transfer arrangement, which are subject to achieving additional respective requirements and approvals as outlined in the academic policies and procedures.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is a full-time paid work experience in the student’s field of study. The Electrical Engineering co-op curriculum requires the completion of 50 weeks in one or more of the Electrical Engineering domains such as devices and integrated circuits, computer and digital systems, signal processing, control, and communications. Co-op can be completed in two 25-week blocks; each block is a summer and a regular semester.

Co-op is designed to be a learning experience for the student as well as a productive working assignment for the employer. The experience should emphasize real-world tasks and responsibilities that grow with the student's increased knowledge, skills, and experiences.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs and is licensed by the KHDA. It is also accredited by ABET. The BS Electrical Engineering program at Rochester NY is also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program taught in:
  • English

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