Electronic and Control Applied Engineering

Electrical Engineering students start an excellent journey to progress into careers in industry leading companies around the world. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) has developed new Applied Engineering Bachelor degree programs that will prepare professional engineers to adapt quickly to new technologies and knowledge. Unique to this Applied Engineering College is that all subjects are delivered in English by a team of international experts.

Coursework, department facilities, community and industry will engage students in the fundamentals of critical thinking, communication and teamwork. The program emphasizes the best of engineering theory, professional practice, cutting edge software, design and control processes while utilizing instructional method in the way people learn best. The result will be highly capable engineering professionals with both theoretical and active knowledge of engineering.

This course will help you understand the link between electrical subjects such as power generation and distribution, electrical machines and power electronics.

Year 1

Semester 1

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
EE1-ELP 1 Electrical Principles 1 8 126
Introduces the basic concepts of electrical circuits. It covers the basic laws and theorems fo rde circuit analysis. Ohm ‘ s law and Kirchhoffs laws are among these analysis methods . Thevenin, Norton and superposition theorems are used in circuit analysis. Branch, nodal and loop analysis techniques will also be introduced. Contact Hours/w: 4 Theor. + 3 Prac
CD-MAT-1 Applied Mathematics 1 4 54
The module is a stepping stone that enable students to consolidate basic mathematical principles in order to promote awareness of the applications of mathematics across a broad base of engineering studies. The module promotes student understanding and application of mathematical concepts and basic algebraic operations, geometry, algebra functions and their graphs.
CD-PHY-1 Applied Physics 1 4 54
The module introduces students to the application of physics concepts and ideas in a novel context while emphasising on the understand and acquisition of knowledge fundamental to a broad range of engineering studies. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills through simulated practicals to consolidate the application of basic principles which include, measurements, forces and motion. Specialisation topics offered facilitate the main engineering pathways include dynamics & projectile motion (Mech. & Elec. Eng.) and waves (ICT Eng.).
CD-ENG-1 English Language 1 7 180
CD-ENG-1 is the first of 6 modules that gradually prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students move through A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). One of focuses of the module is on writing simple and compound sentences and using this acquired knowledge to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks.
CD-ISL-1 Islamic Studies 1 2 36
Broaden the outlook of students with regard to work ethics through offering them objective and systematic knowledge of the major areas of “Islamic studies”. Moreover, familiarize the students with the importance of work and its place in human life and define the place of the students in conjunction with morality and action. Students are engaged in critical discussion of selected issues and understand how to be dynamic contributors to the society taking responsibilities and making decisions.
CD-ACS-1 Academic Competencies 1 2 36
CD-ACS-1 provides students with the academic study skills, competencies and knowledge needed to succeed at the AEC and assists them in preparing, presenting and submitting assessed work and engaging fully with college lessons, teachers and tasks. It provides an introduction to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as well as Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sheets and various keyboard and typing skills.

Semester 2

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
EE2-ELP 2 Electrical Principles 2 8 126
Introduces to AC current and voltage quantities and measurements, analysisi of AC circuits, complex notation and phasor diagramscapacitor and inductor circuits, RC, RL and RLC circuit analysis and transformers single and 3-phase, delta-star connections and applications. Contact Hours/w: 4 Theor. + 3 Prac
EE2-CPR Computer Programming & MATLAB 4 54
Aims to give a hands-on foundation in procedural programming using a high-level language : MATLAB. It is followed in Semester 3 (EL) or Semester 4 (IM and EP) by a general course in C language, and in Semester 5 (EL and IM) by a course in microcontroller-based applications in C language. The course covers variables and expressions, matrices, graphing, and program flow control (flowcharts, conditionals, loops). It also deals with user-defined functions. Contact Hours/w: 3 (computer lab)
CD-MAT-2 Applied Mathematics 2 4 54
The module consolidates previous learnt concepts to enhance students understanding and awareness of more complex mathematical principles, necessary for advancement into a range of engineering studies. It strongly emphasizes the development of essential understanding and skills in mathematical concepts, manipulation and solution of functions of trigonometry, exponential & hyperbolic, complex numbers, matrices and determinants.
CD-PHY-2 Applied Physics 2 4 54
This module consolidate previous concepts learnt and introduces further physics principles and how to apply these in everyday and technological settings within the respective engineering pathways. The module encourages deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods through the application of practical skills integrated with the theoretical topics studied which include; electricity, magnetism, electricity generation, forces, fields and motion.
CD-ENG-2 English Language 2 7 180
Building on CD-ENG-1, CD-ENG-2 is the second of 6 modules that gradually prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students continue to move through A2 and approach B1 on the CEFR. Amongst other things, simple and compound sentences are revisited before focusing on writing complex sentences and paragraphs and using the newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks. The module culminates with students’ participation in a job fair where they have to write a CV, attend a job interview and organise the fair with fellow classmates and teachers.
CD-ACS-2 Academic Competencies 2 2 36
CD-ACS-2 builds on the skills, competencies and knowledge acquired in CD-ACS-1 whilst continuing to reinforce, solidify and provide the academic study skills, competencies and knowledge needed to succeed at the AEC and assists students in preparing, presenting and submitting assessed work and engaging fully with college lessons, teachers and tasks. It continues CD-ACS-1’s focus on Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as well as Google Drive, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sheets and various keyboard and typing skills albeit at a more advanced level.

Year 2

Semester 3

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
EL3-DIF Digital Fundamentals 8 90
It introduces the principles and applications of digital components and systems. It covers basics of digital waveforms and integrated circuit families, number systems, basic logic gates, latches, introduction to Boolean algebra & simplification techniques, design of basic combinational digital blocks, flip-flops, counter types and the design of small digital systems. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the theory of digital electronic circuits. Contact Hours/w: 3 Theor. + 2 Prac
EE3-PRC Programming in C 3 54
Provides a hands-on introduction to C programming, on a PC platform, using a commercial Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Microsoft Visual Studio. It builds on a previous course, Computer Programming and Matlab (EE2-CPR). The course covers variables, expressions, and program flow control (flowcharts, conditionals, loops). It also deals with user-defined functions, pointers, structures, and files. Contact Hours/w: 3 (computer lab)
EL3-ELD Electronic Devices 6 72
The objective is to provide a comprehensive understanding of electronic circuits and devices. Presents a basic introduction to physical models of the operation of semiconductor devices (i.e. Diodes, BJTs, Field-Effect Transistors and 4-Layer Devices) and examines the design and operation of important circuits that utilize these devices. Contact Hours/w: 3 Theor. + 2 Prac.
EL3-MEC Mechatronics 5 72
Study of electro-mechanical systems controlled by microcomputer technology. The theory, design and construction of smart systems; closely coupled and fully integrated products and systems. The synergistic integration of mechanisms, materials, sensors, interfaces, actuators, microcomputers, controllers, and information technology. Contact Hours/w: 2 Theor. + 2 Prac.
CD-MAT-3 Applied Mathematics 3 4 72
The module consolidates previous learnt concepts to advance student awareness and understanding of the application of mathematical principles in models used in optimizing of engineering systems that are deterministic and modeled using differential equations. It introduces differential equations and their solution, and relates the theory to physical systems and simple real world applications. Specialization topics which include Integration (Mech. Eng.), Laplace transform (Elect. Eng.) and discrete graphs (ICT Eng.) are also offered to facilitate specific mathematical concepts applied within the engineering specialization programs.
CD-ENG-3 English Language 3 5 108
Building on previous ENG modules, CD-ENG-3 continues to prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a
bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so
successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students move through B1 o
n the CEFR. CD-ENG-3 introduces a variety of different paragraphs written for a variety of different reasons. Students are exposed to informal and formal writing
along with the conventions of both and learn how to write formal and informal emails and how to write in internet chat rooms and forums and the etiquettes of this
genre of writing. This prepares them for the Aptis test and also gives them an opportunity to consolidate what has been learnt in previous modules before moving
on to writing longer prose such as reports in CD-ENG-4.

Semester 4

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
EL4-DSA Digital Systems and Applications 5 72
Provides an in depth study of the principles and applications of digital systems. The course covers the basic logic functions such as adders, decoder and multiplexer, flip-flops and counter types and the design of digital systems. The FPGA is introduced as an application. The laboratory experiments are designed to complement the theory and applications of digital electronic circuits. Contact Hours/w: 3 Theor. + 1 Prac
EL4-AEL Analog Electronics 5 72
Electrical and power amplifiers are the basic blocks of modem electronic devices and systems in household applications such as Microwave oven, Automatic washing machine, Refrigerator, Heating/Cooling Temperature Monitoring but also in other large applications like Electric trains and cars, Modem Power Supplies and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for use in hospitals, Financial Institutions, Airports and utility and autonomous power systems for electric power transmission and distribution. In this module, student will learn the fundamental components of power amplifier class types and troubleshooting these circuits required for these advanced power electronic applications and systems. Also in this course, we will provide detail discussion of essential electronic device like an operational amplifier (op-amp) to design, configure and
troubleshoot these circuits for use in various applications like active filters, amplifier types and oscillators. Contact Hours/w: 3 Theor. + 1 Prac
EE4-IAP Industrial Automation and PLC 4 54
An introductory course to industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Students learn how to configure single-PLC systems, and design PLC programs using commonly
used programming languages (ladder diagrams, function block diagrams, and statement lists). Bus technology for systems involving multiple PLCs is also studied. Contact Hours: 3 (PLC lab)
EE-PED Power Electronics and Electric Drives 6 90
Introduction of principles, operation, and design of power electronics converter and electric motors drives since the electric motors are the most ubiquitous actuators in electromechanical systems.
Principle of basic electric motors: DC motor, stepper motor and induction motor and their drive technology using power electronics modules, the operation of: Power semiconductor devices; the four power electronic modules (AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC and AC-AC) Applications: Power supplies, DC motor drives, half-bridge and full-bridge single-phase inverters feeding inductive loads; pulse-width-modulated (PWM) inverter. Contact Hours: 3 Theor. + 2 Prac
CD-ENG-4 English Language 4 5 108
Building on previous ENG modules, CD-ENG-4 continues to prepare AEC students to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students continue to move through B1 on the CEFR. In CD-ENG-4, students are expected to begin writing multi-paragraph essays for a variety of different reasons and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks.
CD-BE-1 Business Enterprise 1 2 36
In CD-BE-1, students are introduced to several business enterprise related topics and contexts. Students learn about how modern day businesses function and the principles of marketing and marketing strategies. In addition, students develop their knowledge and understanding of what an entrepreneur is and what entrepreneurship entails as well as learning about business plans and how to create successful ones. Several soft skills are embedded into the module which equip students with the skills they need at the AEC and in the workplace.
CD-TT-1 Train the Trainer 1 2 36
CD-TT-1 provides a basic understanding of a variety of different modern day teaching methodologies. Students choose a methodology of their choice and research and explore it in more depth. Using this newly-acquired knowledge, students prepare and deliver a presentation and short lesson and submit a written report in which they describe, evaluate and define their chosen methodology. Throughout the module, students are given ample opportunities to put the theory they learn into practice and acquire a variety of skills useful and transferable to the workplace.

Year 3

Semester 5

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
EE-ACS Automatic Control Systems 4 72
This module focuses particularly on design the PID controller for the first and second order dynamic systems. MATLAB/Simulink will be used to simulate the dynamic systems and design the suitable PID controller for some practical applications of mechatronic systems. Topics covered include analysis in time and frequency domains; design in the s-plane (root locus) and in the frequency domain (loop shaping); describing functions for stability of certain non-linear systems; extension to state variable systems and multivariable control with observers. Students complete an extended design case study.
Contact Hours/w: 3 (Computer lab)
EE5-MCA Microcontroller-based Applications 5 72
Hands-on course provides an introduction to microcontroller concepts, embedded C programming techniques, and interfacing, focusing on 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. Other platforms including Arduino and dsPIC are also studied. A system modeling tool, Proteus VSM, is used to simulate interactively microcontroller-based systems. Some of the designs are implemented using real hardware components. The course covers interfacing of a large variety of devices, from LEDs to DC motors. It also covers using built-in peripherals including Analog-to-Digital converters, timers, serial communication modules, and the EEPROM. Embedded C programming techniques are also studied, including Pulse Width Modulation (for motor speed control), Finite State Machines, and the Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). Contact Hours: 4 (computer lab)
EE5-SEM System Engineering and Management 3 54
It provides methodological support for the cross-domain development of engineering systems. General introduction to systems engineering using the classical V-model will be covered. The main aspects are intended to be the procedures, methods and tools for the early phase of development, concentrating on system design. The result of system design is the assured concept of an engineering system. This is understood as meaning the solution established in principle and checked by verification and validation. The second part of this course focuses on management principles, methods, and tools to effectively plan and implement successful system and product development projects.
Contact Hours/w: 3 (Mechatronic lab)
CD-ENG-5 English Language 5 3 72
Building on previous ENG modules, in CD-ENG-5, students continue to prepare to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students move through B1 on the CEFR. CD-ENG-5 exposes students to extended writing and writing reports and longer prose in preparation for CD-ENG-6 where they plan, conduct, write and defend their bachelor thesis project and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks.
CD-BE-2 Business Enterprise 2 2 36
Building on CD-BE-1, CD-BE-2 introduces more business enterprise concepts and contexts. The module explores the importance of social media in the world of business today and how it can be used successfully by entrepreneurs and businesses. It also provides an introduction to accounting and project management. As in CD-BE-1, several soft skills are embedded into the module which equip students with the skills they need at the AEC and in the workplace.
CD-TT-2 Train the Trainer 2 2 36
CD-TT-2 builds on CD-TT-1 and likewise provides a basic understanding of a variety of different learning styles. Students are given the opportunity to choose a learning style of their choice and research and explore it in more depth. Using this newly-acquired knowledge, students prepare and deliver a presentation and short lesson and submit a written report in which they describe, evaluate and define their chosen learning style. Throughout the module, students are given ample opportunities to put the theory they learn into practice whilst acquiring a variety of skills that are transferable to the workplace.

Semester 6

Module code Module Name Credit points Credit Hours
EE6-ESA Engineering System Applications 6 90
An engineering system is revised and analyzed using top-down appraoch such that it can be broken into funtions; creating model based designs using Matlab & Simulink, MultiSim and LabView. Hardware and software, quality and process standards are introduced and used in a specific system. Contact Hours: 6 (Mechatronic & computer labs)
EL6-PCA Process Control applications (Elective) 3 54
Covers advanced topics in automatic control systems. Main object is to design controllers depending on some methods e.g., Root-locus and Ziegler-Nichols. MATLAB will be used as effective tool to help designing the controllers and compensators. Contact Hours: 3 (Mechatronic & computer labs)
EE6-RES Renewable Energy (Elective) 3 54
Introduces renewable energy technologies. Emphasizes is put on exploration of principles and concepts as well as the application of renewable energy technologies. Explores topics such as energy consumption, the pros and cons of renewable energy, energy production and cons, energy conversion, environmental issues and concerns, connection with the grid, biomass and bio-fuels, geothermal, wind, power, solar power, and hydropower systems. Contact Hours: 3 (Renewable energy lab)
EE6-BAT Bachelor Thesis 15 0
Applications of engineering and basic sciences to the total design of electronic engineering circuits and systems. Consideration of the design process including feasibility study, preliminary design detail, cost effectiveness, along with development and evaluation of a prototype accomplished through design-team project activity. Complete written and oral engineering report is required.
CD-ISL-2 Islamic Studies 2 2 36
Building on previous Islamic Studies 1 module, students understand Human rights based on Islamic perspective focusing on the legal principles of human rights in Saudi laws and regulations. Furthermore, engage students in critical discussion of selected issues in human rights in Islam and introduce them to professional ethics. Additionally, provide the students with skills of professional ethical practice and help them to develop a sense of moral responsibility in professional practice.
CD-ENG-6 English Language 6 3 72
Building on previous ENG modules, in CD-ENG-6, students continue to prepare to plan, design, write and defend a bachelor thesis project; take the British Council Aptis test; and embark on a career in engineering equipped with the language skills and knowledge to do so successfully. The module focuses on English for Engineering Purposes, English for General Purposes and English for Academic Purposes as students continue to move through B1 and approach B2 on the CEFR. CD-ENG-6 focuses on the bachelor thesis and runs parallel to the students’ bachelor thesis project and supervision. Students are taken through the bachelor thesis process stage by stage (choosing a topic; writing an introduction and literature review; collecting and analyzing data; reporting and discussing results and findings; writing a conclusion and preparing for the colloquium) and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete a variety of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar tasks. The modules represents the final stage of preparation for the British Council Aptis test also.
CD-BE-3 Business Enterprise 3 2 36
Building on CD-BE-1 and CD-BE-2, CD-BE-3 explores business enterprise topics and concepts in further depth. Students learn about the important leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace of tomorrow. They also learn how to prepare and present business plans and explore in more depth the skills and competencies needed to become a successful entrepreneur. The module also explores how to conduct a SWOT analysis, the skills required to become a successful business leader and the complexities of a global marketplace. As in CD-BE-1 and CD-BE-2, several soft skills are embedded into the module which equip students with the skills they need in the workplace.
CD-TT-3 Train the Trainer 3 2 36
In building on the knowledge and skills acquired in CD-TT-1 and CD-TT-2, CD-TT-3 explores a variety of different assessment strategies. Using this newly-acquired knowledge, the students prepare and deliver a presentation and short lesson and submit a written report in which they describe, evaluate and define their chosen assessment strategy. Throughout the module, students are given ample opportunities to put the theory they learn on the module into practice. They also acquire a variety of skills that are transferable to the workplace.

Company Field Practice

Module code Module Name Credit points Weeks
CD-OJT On the Job Training 12 12
The On the Job Training module is an extremely important component of the student employment journey. Through real-life experiences it enhances student awareness of industry needs, expectations and work-based competencies. Also, it will provide our students with work-based opportunities where they can apply what they learn in the classroom workshop. On the Job Training is an avenue for our students to develop non-technical skills including communication and interpersonal skills. The OJT module is the first step towards develop meaningful graduate employments through the development of an industry connection.