The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department aims to serve the society by educating and inspiring future professionals in the various fields of electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science by creating, applying, and disseminating vital knowledge and technology, and by leading the professional activities of academia, industry and government.
EECS encompasses diverse fields such as advanced communications and information systems, information and computer security, e-services and networks, multimedia processing and communications, software engineering, app development, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics, to name a few. EECS offers BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering (with an optional concentration in Software Systems), and Computer Science, as well as MSc and PhD programs in EECS.
EECS research is aligned with the 2030 Abu Dhabi strategic plan, which calls for diversification of the economy beyond oil and gas, by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and spinoffs in the fields of semiconductor, energy, and ICT sectors, among others. EECS faculty collaborate with the many research centers at the University on research related to robotics, communications, semiconductors, etc. They also collaborate frequently with prestigious research laboratories around the world.
All EECS programs offer many benefits to businesses and industries. There is the opportunity to influence research and education, and to participate in long-range technical assessments of problems and directions in the field. Contacts with prospective employers are easily established, and affiliates have early access to student resumes, as well as student and faculty publications. Internships in local and national industry provide students with a complementary hands-on experience element to their education. The result of this interaction is greater excellence in both the research and teaching missions of the EECS department, whose vision is to maintain its status as a world-class department and function as the premiere technology hub in the Gulf region.
The career options relevant to EECS graduates include but are not limited to:
While working in various EECS career tracks, EECS graduates will be involved in the design, development, evaluation, and integration of:
The demand for EECS graduates has been consistently growing in the technological world we currently live in. They conceive, design, and build high-profile products and services that help improve and save lives through monitoring devices, surgical robots, artificial limbs, and lasers; help preserve the environment through hybrid electric vehicles, smart grid power distribution systems, and solar or wind power; improve the safety of critical high technology systems through anti-skid braking systems and nuclear power plant controls; enable our daily communications through the Internet, smart phones, tablet computers, and wireless networks; facilitate our entertainment through video games, 3D television and high-fidelity audio products; reduce human toil in manufacturing through computer automation technologies; and enable our financial transactions through secure communications and products.
The demand for EECS graduates has been consistently growing in the technological world we currently live in. EECS is a dynamic field where new technologies are developed and integrated in our lives almost on a daily basis. Examples of recent new technologies that depend on the EECS field include the development of the smart phones and mobile computing systems such as iPads and tablets, smart homes, and intelligent transportation systems.
EECS programs are ideal for people who are passionate for solving challenging problems with the aim of serving humanity. By undertaking an EECS program, you could find yourself equipped to contribute immediately to one of the following technologies:
Emerging Areas of EECS:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides a list of emerging areas in electrical engineering and computer science.
EECS Impact on Humans and Society:
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has a significant impact on humans and society, through-:
Students in the EECS department are encouraged to participate in curricular, co-curricular and social activities. The department has a well-established program student centric events, which are held regularly.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the advancing technological innovations for the benefit of humanity. For EECS students, IEEE creates the appropriate environment for integration, communication, and collaboration on world changing technologies. For more information about the IEEE please visit www.ieee.org. Khalifa University has an active IEEE student chapter on campus.
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (Lambda Phi Chapter)
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the international electrical and computer engineering honor society of IEEE, is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing individual excellence in education and meritorious work, in professional practice, and in any of the areas within the IEEE-designated fields of interest. The organization currently has around 200 student chapters and several thousand members around the world. The Khalifa University Lamda Phi chapter, 235th is the first chapter in the UAE and the second one in the gulf region. For more information about this chapter, please visit https://hkn.ieee.org/hkn-chapters/all-chapters/lambda-phi-chapter/.
Student competitions present an excellent opportunity for EECS students to get engaged in real life projects where they learn how to design, implement and present complete systems that have significant relevance to the broader EECS community. Some of the competitions our students participate in include:
Honor Societies, Professional Organizations, certification
The students in the EECS department can utilize several specialized laboratory facilities to further their learning process. These include:
Many of the top international scientists within the EECS field are women. Pioneering female electrical engineers include:
Further reading can be found on the IEEE Women in Engineering website and in the IEEE UAE Section.
Abu Dhabi Campus
PO Box 127788
Abu Dhabi, UAE