Message From The Head of the Department
Welcome to the website of the BUE’s Department of Electrical Engineering (EE). Our mission is to serve the public and the university community by providing superior career-integrated education in Electrical and Communications Engineering. The department’s vision is to be nationally recognized for high-quality educational programmes and research through focused activities and excellence of its staff, graduates and facilities.
The EE Department aims are to provide regional standard quality programmes of undergraduate and graduate education; to be a research active unit advancing the knowledge of engineering and science; and to serve the community and industry as an agent of technological, educational innovation and advancement.
Electrical Engineering is a vibrant department that has changed the world in which we live and work. At the beginning of this new century, the discipline is poised to continue making important contributions to key issues facing society in areas such as energy, health, computing, networked communications, environmental monitoring, and information security.
We offer undergraduate degrees across two subject areas: Electronics & Communications Engineering (ECE) and Computer Systems Engineering (COMP). Our educational programs have been at the cutting edge. We provide an in-depth education in engineering principles built on mathematics, computation, and the physical sciences, and encourage our students to apply what they learn through projects, internships, and research. We succeed in our mission to produce graduates capable of taking leadership positions in the fields of electrical & communications engineering and beyond.
Our modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, study groups, personal tutorials, laboratory work and projects. As you learn more through the module, you will practice more and more ambitious project work so that by final year you can demonstrate all your applied knowledge and invention. There is a strong emphasis on practical work which fosters innovation and creativity, supported by excellent ICT and laboratory teaching facilities. Among the multiple areas of research and education in the Electronics & Communications programme are: Wireless and Mobile Communications; Digital Signal Processing; Semiconductor Devices and Nanotechnology; Electromagnetics and Microwaves; Optoelectronics and Optical Systems; Electric Power Systems; Control System. For the Computer Systems Engineering programme, a wide variety of specialised modules starting from basic electronics engineering and circuit analysis, digital system design, data structures, computer architecture, computer organization, software engineering, databases, operating systems, and then you will proceed to study more advanced modules in the fields of analysis and design of algorithms, microprocessors design, mobile computing, embedded systems design, digital signal processing, human-computer interaction and computers networks.
The Department has alrady graduated students who worked and hold key positions and we’ve produced research results that are nationally and internationally recognised. Our undergraduate students contribute directly to advancements in applied science and technology through their senior year industrial design and research projects. Our graduate students do the same through their research work directly with professors and industry.
Currently, we have 190 students in the four-year programmes, ten full-time academic faculty members; among them, two are Senior members of the IEEE and three are IEEE members and 15 support staffs in the department. Though the numbers are small, we took great pride in the close rapport between the staffs and the students. The department itself has nine different labs supporting our curricula. We collaborate with companies, other universities, and centers of excellence through the basic and applied research programmes.
By scrolling around, you should be able to learn about our exciting programme, our dynamic faculty and staff and our leading-edge facilities and research. Whether you are a student, parent, prospective faculty member or a curious member of the public, I invite you to read our web pages and find a way to become part of the BUE EE family. We look forward to your contributions to the EE Department and we hope to be part of your success.In summary, we are committed to the education of electrical engineers, to research, and to the community and our objectives are embodied in the following goal of the university “Learn how to think not what to think”.
Hani Amin Ghali, Professor.
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering.