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PHD Electrical and computer Engineering

Admission requirements:

  1. The applicant must hold a master's degree Electrical and Computer Engineering (or a closely-related field) with a minimum grade of "Very Good"( 3.0 out of 4.0) and a bachelor's degree with a minimum grade of 2.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent from a university, college, or an institute recognized by the University of Sharjah and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the UAE. Students with a grade of "Good" may be accepted conditionally.
  2. The Bachelor's and Master's degrees must be in a major that allows the student to pursue a doctorate graduate program. A student may be admitted, if his/her major is different from the program he/she is applying for, upon the recommendation of the Department and approval of the Council. A student who lacks necessary prerequisite courses may take remedial courses concomitantly or before the Doctorate program. 
  3. Meeting the TOEFL condition: The applicant must obtain 550 points on the TOEFL test or 6 on the IELTS.  
  4. Students whose native language is English shall be exempted from the TOEFL test score if the language of instruction in the bachelor's or master's degree is English, and the degree has been obtained from a country where English is the official language. 
  5. Students who graduate from academic institutions where English is the language of instruction are also exempted provided that they have a minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL or equivalent tests upon joining the undergraduate program and 550 points or equivalent upon joining the master's program.
  6. Passing an admission examination or "Test-Interview" prepared by the Department. 
  7. The Departmental council may, with the approval of the Council, stipulate additional conditions for admissions and re-admissions. 

Study Plan:

The total course credit is 24 (9 compulsory + 15 elective) for courses work and 21 for dissertation work


Core Courses9 9
Elective Courses 1515
Qualification ExamPASS/FAIL  
Doctoral Research Proposal3 3
Dissertation18 18


The table below shows the proposed degree plan for the Ph.D. Program. The Program is organized into 8 semesters spanning 4 academic years. It is clear from the plan that a student should be able to complete the program within the span of four years including dissertation work over two complete year

Fall Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 1 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.             Spring Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 2 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.
04027xxCompulsory 1304027xxCompulsory 33
04027xxCompulsory 2304027xxElective 13
     04027xxElective 2 
Semester Total6Semester Total6
Year Total12
   Total Credits12

Fall Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 3 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.             Spring Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 4 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.
04027xxElective 330402797Qualification Exam0
04027xxElective 43 
04027xxElective 5    
Semester Total6Semester Total0
     Year Total6
 Total Credits18

Fall Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 5 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.             Spring Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 6 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.
0402798Doctoral Research Proposal60402799PhD Dissertation6
Semester Total6Semester Total6
     Year Total12
     Total Credits30

Fall Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 7 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.             Spring Semester ​ ​ ​ ​    Semester 8 ​ ​ ​ ​    No.TitleCr.
0402799PhD Dissertation60402799PhD Dissertation9
Semester Total6Semester Total9
    Year Total15

Remaining Credits45

Course List:

Compulsory Courses

NCourse CodeCourse NameCr. Hrs.اسم المساقPrerequisites
1.        0402700Advanced Statistics3 Grad. Standing
2.        0402701Advanced Numerical Analysis3 Grad. Standing
3.        0402501Engineering Research Methodologies3 Grad. Standing
4.        0402797PhD Qualifying Examination0
 Grad. Standing
5.        0402798Doctoral Research Proposal3 Grad. Standing
6.        0402799PhD Dissertation 18  

Elective Courses

NCourse CodeCourse NameCr. Hrs.اسم المساقPrerequisites
1.        0402710Advanced Topics in Control and Automation3 Grad. Standing
2.        0402711Advanced Topics in Non-linear Control3 Grad. Standing
3.        0402712Advanced Topics in Power Systems3 Grad. Standing
4.        0402713Advanced Topics in Electric Machines3 Grad. Standing
5.        0402714Advanced Power Electronics Applications3 Grad. Standing
6.        0402715Advanced Topics in Autonomous Robotics3 Grad. Standing
7.        0402720Advanced Topics in Communication3 Grad. Standing
8.        0402721Information Theory and Coding3 Grad. Standing
9.        0402722Radiation and Propagation of EM Wave3 Grad. Standing
10.    0402730Advanced Signal Processing3 Grad. Standing
11.    0402740Advanced Analog Electronics3 Grad. Standing
12.    0402741Advanced Digital Electronics3 Grad. Standing
13.    0403750Cyber Security and Privacy3 Grad. Standing
14.    0403751Artificial Intelligence3 Grad. Standing
15.    0403752Special Topics in Software Applications3 Grad. Standing
16.    0403760Advanced Multicore Architectures3 Grad. Standing
17.    0403761Advanced Topics in Embedded Systems3 Grad. Standing
18.    0403770Special Topics in Communication Networks3 Grad. Standing
19.    0403771Communication Networks Design and Performance3 Grad. Standing
20.    0402780Contemporary Topics in Electrical Engineering3 Grad. Standing
21.    0403781Contemporary Topics in Computer Engineering3 Grad. Standing