Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Automation and Control Systems Engineering (B.Sc. EE-ACSE)

School of Engineering Technology & Industrial Trades
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Program Description:

The Bachelor of Electrical Engineering - Automation and Control Systems Engineering (B.Sc. EE-ACSE) is appropriate for students who wish to focus on automation and control systems in electrical engineering. This applied degree program is closely linked to the labor market and emphasizes automation, controls, robotics, artificial intelligence, and related fields. Students in this concentration receive a solid theoretical and practical background in a variety of topics, including: theory, design, development and implementation of automation and control systems, embedded systems; PLCs, DCS and SCADA systems, Cyber Security, and machine learning. Students are exposed to emerging state-of-the-art theories and implementations related to automation, control, human-machine interaction, and robotic applications and technologies.

In the third year of studies students engage in an in-field training experience. In their final year, students conduct and in-depth research study of a complex automation and control systems engineering problem, utilizing a systems approach in the design and presentation of innovative engineering solutions. The consolidation of the skill set developed in the B.Sc. EE-ACSE program through the completion of a capstone project and work placement prepares graduates for exciting careers in the automation and control systems industry.

 

Program Duration:

4 years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one Mathematics, and one final year Physics or Chemistry;

OR

2. Two-year Process Automation Technician Diploma from CNA-Q or Two-Year Automation and Control Engineering Technology Diploma from UDST, or equivalent;

OR

3. Three-year Process Automation Engineering Technology Diploma from CNA-Q or Three-year Automation and Control Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma from UDST, or equivalent.

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

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2023-2024 Study Plan:

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1
AECH1201 Basic Engineering Calculations - - 1 0 3
AEEL1101 Fundamentals of Electricity I - - 3 3 0
AEEL1201 Fundamentals of Electricity I (Lab) - AEEL1101 1 0 2
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
MATH1030 Calculus I MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 3 0
PHYS1020 General Physics - PHYS1021 3 3 0
PHYS1021 General Physics (Lab) - PHYS1020 1 0 3
Semester 1 Total: 18 15 8
SEMESTER 2
AEEL1102 Fundamentals of Electricity II  AEEL1101   3 3 0
AEEL1202 Fundamentals of Electricity II (Lab) AEEL1201 AEEL1102 1 0 2
AETN1102 Network Fundamentals - AETN1202 3 3

0

AETN1112 Digital Electronics AEEL1101 AETN1212 3 3 0
AETN1202 Network Fundamentals (Lab) - AETN1102 1 0 3
AETN1212 Digital Electronics (Lab) AEEL1201 AETN1112 1 0 2
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
MATH2010 Calculus II

MATH1030

- 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 18 15 7
SEMESTER 3
AECH1100 Environmental Awareness & Ethics - - 2 2 0
AEMA1312 Engineering Graphics AECH1201 - 3 1 4
AEPC1203 Basic Instrumentation AEEL1100 & AEEL1200 OR AEEL1101 & AEEL1201 - 2 0 5
Semester 3 Total: 7 3 9
Year 1 Total: 43 33 24
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
AEAC2101 Industrial Processes, Measurement & Control AEPC1203 - 3 3 0
AEAC2201 Industrial Processes, Measurement & Control (Lab) AEPC1203 AEAC2101 1 0 2
AEEP2111 Electrical Machines AEEL1102 - 3 3 0
AEEP2211 Electrical Machines (Lab) AEEL1202 AEEP2111 1 0 2
AEEP3121 Advanced Engineering Mathematics & Applications MATH2010 - 3 3 0
AETN2101 Analog Electronics AEEL1102 - 3 3 0
AETN2201 Analog Electronics (Lab) AEEL1202 AETN2101 1 0 2
Semester 4 Total: 15 12 6
SEMESTER 5
AEAC2102 Industrial Instrumentation AETN2101 - 2 2

0

AEAC2202 Industrial Instrumentation Practices AETN2201 AEAC2102 1 0 2
AEEP2301 Applied Programming

AEEL1101 MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% 

- 2 1 2
AEEP2122 Motor Controls & Drives AEEP2111 AETN2101 - 3 3 0
AEEP2222 Motor Controls & Drives (Lab) AEEP2211 AETN2201 AEEP2122 1 0 3
CHEM1010 General Chemistry I - CHEM1011 3 3 0
CHEM1011 General Chemistry I (Lab) - CHEM1010 1 0 3
AEEP3132 Discrete Mathematics - - 3 3 0
Semester 5 Total: 16 12 10
SEMESTER 6
AEAC2103 Control Strategies AEAC2101 - 2 2 0
AEAC2113 PLC Programming & Control AEEP2122 AETN1102 - 2 2 0
AEAC2203 Control Strategies (Lab) AEAC2201 AEAC2103 1 0 2
AEAC2213 PLC Programming & Control (Lab) AEEP2222 AETN1202 AEAC2113 1 0 3
Semester 6 Total: 6 4 5
Year 2 Total: 37 28 21
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE Requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
AEAC3101 System Automation & Embedded Systems AEEP2301 - 3 3 0
AEAC3111 Process Control Applications AEAC2103 - 2 2 0
AEAC3201 System Automation & Embedded Systems (Lab) AEEP2301 AEAC3101 1 0 2
AEAC3211 Process Control Applications (Lab) AEAC2203 AEAC3111 1 0 2
AECH2112 Sustainability & Renewable Energy AECH1100 - 3 3 0
RSST3002 Probability & Statistical Analysis MATH2010 - 3 3 0
Mathematics & Natural Sciences Elective: Select 1 of 4
BIOL1001 Inquiry-Based Biology - - 3 3 0
BIOL1002 Introduction to Botany - - 3 3 0
BIOL1003 Fundamentals of Ecology - - 3 3 0
BIOL1004 Introduction to Geology - - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 16 14 4
SEMESTER 8
AEAC3102 Safety Shutdown & Instrumented Systems AEAC3111 - 2 2 0
AEAC3112 DCS & SCADA AEAC2113 - 3 3 0
AEAC3122 Industrial Process Analysis AEAC2101 - 2 2 0
AEAC3202 Safety Shutdown & Instrumented Systems (Lab) AEAC3211 AEAC3102 1 0 2
AEAC3212 DCS & SCADA (Lab) AEAC2213 AEAC3112 1 0 3
AEAC3222 Industrial Process Analysis (Lab) AEAC2201 AEEP3122 1 0 2
AEEP3112 Control Systems Design AEEP3121 - 3 3 0
AEEP3212 Control Systems Design (Lab) AEEP3121 AEEP3112 1 0 2
Semester 8 Total: 14 10 9
SEMESTER 9
AEAC3000 Work Placement Min 85 Credits - 9 360 Total HRs
Semester 9 Total: 9 0 0
Year 3 Total: 39 24 13
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10
AEAC4101 Robotics & Intelligent Control AEAC3101 - 3 3 0
AEAC4201 Robotics & Intelligent Control (Lab) AEAC3201 AEAC4101 1 0 2
AEAC4311 Capstone Project I Min 80 CR AEEP4100 0 1 2
AEEP4100 Project Management - AEEP4301 OR AEAC4311 3 3

0

COMM3010 Research & Reporting COMM1020 - 3 3 0
Mathematics & Natural Sciences Elective: Select 1 of 4
BIOL1001 Inquiry-Based Biology - - 3 3 0
BIOL1002 Introduction to Botany - - 3 3 0
BIOL1003 Fundamentals of Ecology - - 3 3 0
BIOL1004 Introduction to Geology - - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 13 13 4
SEMESTER 11
AEAC4102 AI & Machine Learning for Process Control

AEAC4101 MATH2010 RSST3001 OR RSST3002 

- 2 2 0
AEAC4112 Cyber Security & Industrial IoT AEAC3101 AEAC3112 - 2 2 0
AEAC4202 AI & Machine Learning for Process Control (Lab)

AEAC4201 MATH2010 RSST3001 OR RSST3002

AEAC4102 1 0 2
AEAC4212 Cyber Security & Industrial IoT (Lab)

AEAC3212 AEAC3201

AEAC4112 1 0 2
AEAC4322 Capstone Project II AEAC4311 - 3 3 0
Semester 11 Total: 9 7 4
Year 4 Total: 22 20 8
B.Sc. EE-ACSE Program Total: 141 105 66

 

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Automation and System Control Systems Engineering (B.Sc.EE-ASCE) are equipped to pursue further specialization in their field or graduate research.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Automation and Control Systems Engineering (B.Sc. EE-ACSE) is an applied degree with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Automation and Control Engineer
  • SCADA and DCS Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • QA Engineer - Automation
  • Field Service Engineer
  • System Design Engineer

Program Contact:

Wesam Rohouma
Department Head, Electrical Engineering