Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering program at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) offers a comprehensive approach that blends theoretical foundations with practical applications. This approach equips students to tackle contemporary challenges in areas such as information, communication, computing, power, and electrical systems.

With an emphasis on collaborative education, training, research, and capacity-building, the program aims to prepare adaptable engineers, capable of meeting society's evolving needs and embracing leadership, social consciousness, integrity, and ethics.


Program Mission

The Electrical Engineering program at Hamad Bin Khalifa University aims to:

  • Provide students with a quality education grounded in fundamental principles and engineering practices, preparing them for real-world challenges.
  • Empower students with the knowledge, skill sets, and professional attributes to become leaders and innovators in the field of electrical engineering.
  • Serve the industry, government agencies, and local community in Qatar through targeted outreach activities, innovative consulting, and research solutions.

Program Structure

The curriculum starts with a strong foundation in mathematics, physical sciences, and computing, ensuring students understand the core principles of electrical engineering. As they progress, they will delve into specialized areas such as electric energy systems, telecommunications, electronics, and computing systems. Hands-on projects, laboratory experiments, and industry collaborations offer practical insights into the analysis and design of complex systems, preparing students for future career challenges.

The program emphasizes flexibility and interdisciplinary learning, allowing students to customize their education to align with their interests and career goals. As such, students must take at least two courses from their chosen concentration and at least one course from another technical area:

  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Embedded and Intelligent Computing Systems

These concentrations provide in-depth expertise, equipping students with the skills needed to excel in these fields.

Beyond technical skills, faculty emphasize teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. Through collaborative projects, internships, and experiential learning opportunities, students will learn to approach problems from multiple perspectives and develop innovative solutions.


Learning Pathways

The engineering programs at HBKU help students tailor their education through three pathways that each leverage the strengths of HBKU's research institutes, the Qatar Foundation multiversity ecosystem, and partner universities:

  • Professional Pathway: This pathway prepares students for careers in industry, focusing on the application of AI technologies. Students gain experience through internships, co-op programs, and industry projects, becoming professionals ready to utilize AI in engineering roles.
  • Innovation and Research Pathway: This pathway develops students’ research skills with an emphasis on AI research. Students have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty in HBKU's research institutes. They also participate in undergraduate and graduate-level research, attend conferences, and contribute to academic publications.
  • Entrepreneurship Pathway: This pathway prepares students to launch their own ventures. Students learn business management, startup development, and innovation strategies. They connect with mentors, incubators, and resources through the university and Qatar Foundation, including Qatar Science and Technology Park, to develop their business ideas.

These pathways allow students to align their education with their specific career goals. This contributes to the college’s aim to prepare future leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets that shape novel solutions for positive, global impact.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Electrical Engineering program at Hamad Bin Khalifa University are for graduates to:

  • Be successful electrical engineers in diverse careers while upholding high ethical standards.
  • Be actively involved in professional areas exceedingly critical to national and global progression.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement through graduate studies, continuing education, and professional development in their discipline or other fields.
  • Continue developing effective teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.


Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program from Hamad Bin Khalifa University will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs while considering public health, safety, welfare, and global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments considering the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Develop and conduct high-impact research, analyze and interpret data, and draw conclusions based on their judgment as engineers.
  • Function effectively on a team, providing leadership, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, establishing goals, planning tasks, and meeting objectives.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Study Plan

The Electrical Engineering program consists of 129 credits, designed to progressively deepen the knowledge and skills of students in electrical engineering, from general scientific principles to advanced and specific engineering topics. It prepares students for both professional careers and academic advancements, incorporating a mixture of theoretical knowledge and practical applications.

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