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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department Chair: Dr. Ashraf Zaher

The world we live in has become increasingly dependent on advances made in part by electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The impact of ECE spans a wide spectrum of life aspects ranging from energy, electrical power, sustainable development, and communications, to computers and computer networks, to instruments for all sectors of society from entertainment to health care, from space exploration to ocean exploration. Computer engineers are improving the ability of computers to “see” and “think”. They are making computers more mobile, and even incorporating computers into fabrics, clothes, and almost all industries. Electrical engineers are exploring renewable energy sources, leading sustainable development, and promoting modern control of industrial machinery, to name a few.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering programs at AUK prepare future engineering leaders through an innovative Engineering education that bridges science and engineering, enterprise, and the society. AUK’s Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculums are built on four pillars: Math & Science; Electrical or Computer Engineering Design; Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; and Entrepreneurship. The Math & Science sequence teaches fundamental ideas and techniques in science and math whose application makes engineering possible. Under the Design pillar, students complete design projects that enable them to apply technical and non-technical knowledge and skills, develop understanding of design processes, identify and define problems, and muster the resources necessary to realize solutions. This process comes to a synthesis in a year-long capstone design course. Under the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences pillar, students develop a broad knowledge of social, cultural, and humanistic contexts and foster the ability to apply contextual thinking in the study of Electrical or Computer Engineering and other disciplines. Entrepreneurship is the process of identifying opportunities, fulfilling human needs, and creating value. Under this pillar, AUK’s Electrical or Computer Engineering students will demonstrate a capacity to identify social, technical, and economic opportunities, to predict challenges and the cost associated with the pursuit of opportunities, and to make decisions about which opportunities are worthy of pursuit.

Typical industries hiring Electrical and/or Computer Engineers include both private & government sectors such as financial services, computer software & hardware companies, petroleum & chemical companies, defense & interior contractors, consulting, transportation, power, manufacturing, and consumer goods, to name a few. Electrical or Computer Engineers are equally successful in large multinational firms and small startups.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two undergraduate programs that lead to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering:

  • BE in Computer Engineering (CPEG)
  • BE in Electrical Engineering (ELEG)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering strives to provide high-quality engineering education centered around the key principles of liberal arts, specifically lifelong-learning, critical thinking, and effective communication. The department prepares students to become successful engineers, and to contribute effectively to their profession and community.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department aspires to be recognized locally, regionally, and internationally for providing quality engineering education.


  • Freedom of thought, expression, and intellectual inquiry.
  • Respect for individual identity and rights, and cultural diversity.
  • Adherence to the standards of modern and high-quality engineering education.
  • Commitment to professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Promoting innovation and successful contributions to the society.


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