BS in Electrical Engineering

Overview

The BS Electrical Engineering degree is offered as part of the comprehensive Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program, which offers a robust and multidisciplinary curriculum that includes strong theoretical fundamentals and practical problem-solving. Our program is recognized for shaping students to be the next leading electrical engineers. The uniqueness of our engineering program hinges on sound and contextualized liberal arts exposure that provides the mold for a ‘great engineer’.
The Electrical Engineering Program at Habib University is recognized and accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council.

Program Educational Objectives (linkages with YOHSIN)

The Electrical Engineering program at Habib University aims to produce competent electrical engineers who:

  1. Exhibit broad-based technical excellence in their engineering practice and in other professional dealings.
  2. Are aware of the impact of their work on society and environment.
  3. Are capable of leading through a pluralistic approach.
  4. Engage in the lifelong process of independent and reflective learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Following Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are designed to prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives and subsume the PLOs of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Electrical engineering program at Habib University aims to produce engineers who, at the time of graduation, have

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems;
  2. an ability to identify, formulate, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering;
  3. an ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  4. an ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions;
  5. an ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations;
  6. an ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems;
  7. an ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development;
  8. the ability to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of engineering practice;
  9. an ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and/or multidisciplinary settings;
  10. an ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large;
  11. an ability to demonstrate management skills as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment;
  12. an ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

 

Requirements for the Major


A major in BS Electrical Engineering requires completion of a minimum of 44 courses with a minimum of 134 credit-hours of coursework, and a minimum CGPA of 2.33, as shown in the table below:

Requirements Course Category Number of Courses to complete
Habib Liberal Core1 University Core 101
Engineering Sciences & Computing (8 courses) Calculus I 1
Programming Fundamentals 11
Calculus II 1
Data Structures & Algorithms 1
Engineering Mathematics 1
Object Oriented Programming 1
Probability and Statistics 11
Linear Algebra 1
Circuits and Electronics (6 courses) Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering 1
Electric Circuits – I 1
Electric Circuits – II 1
Physics of Semiconductors 1
Electric Circuits – II Lab 1
Basic Electronics 1
Design (5 courses) Design Your Habib Experience 1
Engineering Workshop and Design 1
Engineering Design and Innovation 11
Capstone Design Project – I 1
Capstone Design Project – II 1
Digital Systems (3 courses) Digital Logic and Design 1
Computer Architecture 1
Microcontrollers and Interfacing 1
Systems Theory (3 courses) Signals & Systems 1
Analog and Digital Communication 1
Feedback Control Systems 1
Power Systems (3 courses) Electromagnetic Theory 1
Electrical Machines 1
Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1
EE Requirement ECE Seminar 1
EE Electives Electives 52
Interdisciplinary Engineering Elective Interdisciplinary Engineering Elective (IDEE) 1
Professional Practices Professional Practice Elective 2
  Over All 44

1 Three courses double counted in Habib Liberal core as well as two in Engineering Sciences & Mathematics, and one in Design.
2 Electives can be with or without labs. However, if the electives are offered with labs then those labs would be mandatory for graduation. The student must take at least 3 (out of 5) electives with lab to complete the graduating requirements.

Electrical Engineering Thrusts

Through Electrical Engineering breadth courses, every student is exposed to various concentrations within Electrical Engineering. The program further offers students the flexibility to specialize in one of the following thrust areas, by appropriately choosing electives in these areas. The elective courses can be selected in consultation with their academic advisor. Additionally, the Electrical Engineering seminar is offered in students’ junior year to expose them to a diverse set of specializations within EE.

  • Control and Robotics
    Control technology exists in the background in airplanes, spacecraft, factories, cell phones, and even communication networks. Control theory helps us understand how systems (engineered and natural) behave, and essentially allows us to design means to control them and make them act in the desired manner. It is also at the heart of any robotic system. Robotics is in fact an interdisciplinary area involving Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Robotic systems are increasingly being employed in all areas of life: they exist as self-driving cars on our roads, surgical robots in healthcare, special purpose arms in industries, space exploration rovers, disaster handlers, and hopefully as service robots in our homes. With the ever-increasing utilization of robotic systems, the demand for properly trained engineers in robotics is also increasing.
  • Electronics and Embedded Systems
    Electronic systems are ubiquitous in today’s consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, commercial, and military devices. The percentage of electronics in even traditionally mechanical systems, such as automobiles, has steadily increased to more than 30% and is expected to increase further. This trend of ‘electronification’ of society, coupled with the availability of inexpensive but powerful embedded systems, opens up a huge valley of opportunities for well-trained electronic engineers and entrepreneurs.
  • Power and Energy Systems
    Ready availability of electrical power at a reasonable price is essential for the economic development of a country. In order to come out of the current energy crisis, Pakistan needs thoughtful electrical engineers with technical expertise in the area of energy systems (power generation, transmission, and distribution), and the contextual awareness to develop the best possible solution to our crisis.
  • Telecommunications & Networks
    Cellular mobile phone networks, satellite and fiber-optics communication systems, and global positioning systems are playing a fundamental role in increasing the quality of life and improving the efficiency of the service sector. A well-knit telecommunications infrastructure is essential for the economic development of a country. In Pakistan we are witnessing the introduction of 4G LTE and 5G cellular phone systems, proliferation of data networks, and a shift towards electronically facilitated services by both the public and private sector. Telecommunications thrust is intended to sustain the positive growth in this industry by providing adequately trained technical managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

4-Year Grid

The students of EE Major are required to complete a minimum of 44 courses and 134 credit-hours over their 4-year journey (8 semesters). A set of recommended courses (semester-wise) fall under the following course categories:

Category 1 – Habib Liberal Core (HLC), also known as the University Core, is a common curriculum designed for all Habib University students as a mandatory requirement. A total of 10 courses are included in the HLC/University Core.

Category 2 – Engineering Sciences & Computing. Each student has to complete a total of 08 courses under the Engineering Sciences & Computing category.

Category 3 – Circuits and Electronics. Each student has to complete a total of 06 courses under the Circuits and Electronics category.

Category 4 – Design. Each student has to complete a total of 05 courses under the Design category.

Category 5 – Digital Systems. Each student has to complete a total of 03 courses under the Digital Systems category.

Category 6 – Systems Theory. Each student has to complete a total of 03 courses under the Systems Theory category.

Category 7 – Power Systems. Each student has to complete 03 courses under the Power Systems category.

Category 8 – EE Requirement. Each student has to complete 01 course under the EE Requirement category.

Category 9 – EE Elective. Each student has to complete 05 courses under the EE Elective category.

Category 10 – Interdisciplinary Engineering Elective. Each student has to complete 01 course under the Interdisciplinary Engineering Elective category.

Category 11 – Professional Practices. Each student has to complete 02 courses under the Professional Practices category.

Courses to complete Credit hours Course Category Comments
First Semester (6 Courses)
CORE 101 – Rhetoric and Communication 4 University Core (1 of 10)
MATH 101 – Calculus I 4 Engineering Sciences & Computing (1 of 8)
CS 101 – Programming Fundamentals 2-1 “Engineering Sciences & Computing (2 of 8) and University Core (2 of 10)” Double-counted towards Engineering Sciences & Computing as well as Habib Liberal Core.
EE 100 – Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering 0-2 Circuits and Electronics (1 of 6)
EE 112 – Electric Circuits – I 2-0 Circuits and Electronics (2 of 6) This course is also offered with the code CE 112.
PLAY 113 – Design Your Habib Experience 0-1 Design (1 of 5)
Second Semester (6 Courses)
CORE 102 – What is Modernity 4 University Core (3 of 10)
MATH 102 – Calculus II 3 Engineering Sciences & Computing (3 of 8)
CS 102 – Data Structures & Algorithms 3-1 Engineering Sciences & Computing (4 of 8)
EE 172 – Digital Logic and Design 3-1 Digital Systems (1 of 3) This course is also offered with the code CE 222 and CS 130.
EE 213 – Electric Circuits – II 3 Circuits and Electronics (3 of 6)
ENGR 291 – Engineering Workshop and Design 0-1 Design (2 of 5)
Third Semester (6 Courses)
CORE 201 – Pakistan and Modern South Asia 4 University Core (4 of 10)
MATH 202 – Engineering Mathematics 3 Engineering Sciences & Computing (5 of 8)
PHY xxx – Physics of Semiconductors 3-1 Circuits and Electronics (4 of 6)
CS 224 – Object Oriented Programming 3-1 Engineering Sciences & Computing (6 of 8) This course is also offered with the code CE 272.
EE 113L – Electric Circuits -II Lab 0-1 Circuits and Electronics (5 of 6)
EE 354 – Probability and Statistics 3 Engineering Sciences & Computing (7 of 8) and University Core (5 of 10) Double-counted towards Engineering Sciences & Computing as well as Habib Liberal Core. This course is also offered with the code MATH 310 and CE 361.
Fourth Semester (5 Courses)
CORE 200 – Scientific Methods 3 University Core (6 of 10)
MATH 205 – Linear Algebra 3 Engineering Sciences & Computing (8 of 8)
EE 211 – Basic Electronics 3-1 Circuits and Electronics (6 of 6) This course is also offered with the code CE 211.
EE 252 – Signals & Systems 3-1 Systems Theory (1 of 3) This course is also offered with the code CE 251.
EE 371 – Computer Architecture 3 Digital Systems (2 of 3) This course is also offered with the code CE 321.
Fifth Semester (6 Courses)
CORE 121 – Jehan-e-Urdu 3 University Core (7 of 10)
EE 241 – Electromagnetic Theory 3 Power Systems (1 of 3)
EE 322 – Analog and Digital Communication 3-1 Systems Theory (2 of 3)
EE 376 – Microcontrollers and Interfacing 0-1 Digital Systems (3 of 3) This course is also offered with the code CE 332.
EE Elective* 3-0/1 EE Elective (1 of 5)
Professional Practices 3 Professional Practices Elective (1 of 2)
Sixth Semester (6 Courses)
CORE 202 – Hikmah I 3 University Core (8 of 10)
EE 301 – ECE Seminar 1-0 EE Requirement (1 of 1)
EE 331 – Electrical Machines 3-1 Power Systems (2 of 3)
EE 361 – Feedback Control Systems 3-1 Systems Theory (3 of 3)
EE 391 – Engineering Design and Innovation 0-2 Design (3 of 5) and University Core (9 of 10) Double-counted towards Design as well as Habib Liberal Core. This course is also offered with the code CE 391.
EE Elective* 3-0/1 EE Elective (2 of 5)
Seventh Semester (5 Courses)
A course in Philosophical Form of Thought 3 University Core (10 of 10)
EE 335 – Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3-1 Power Systems (3 of 3)
EE Elective* (02 courses) 3-0/1 EE Elective (3 & 4 of 5)
EE 491 – Capstone Design Project – I 0-3 Design (4 of 5)
Eighth Semester (4 Courses)
Interdisciplinary Engineering Elective (IDEE) 3 Interdisciplinary Engineering Elective (1 of 1)
EE Elective* 3-0/1 EE Elective (5 of 5)
EE 492 – Capstone Design Project – II 0-3 Design (5 of 5)
Professional Practices 3 Professional Practices Elective (2 of 2)

Note 1 – *Electives can be with or without labs. However, if the electives are offered with labs then those labs would be mandatory for graduation. The student must take at least 3 (out of 5) electives with lab to complete the graduating requirements.

Career Prospects

As a graduate of the Electrical Engineering degree program, you will have diverse interests and the ability to any career of your choice. You will be well placed to pursue a variety of careers:

  • Analyst software engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Efficiency engineer
  • Innovation specialist
  • Lecturer
  • Plant operation executive
  • Production engineer
  • Product innovation manager
  • Trainee engineer
  • Software engineer

You will also be ideally placed to continue with your academic journeys, and pursue graduate studies anywhere in the world.