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. The 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’.

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


All students majoring in Electrical Engineering are required to complete 42 courses and a minimum of 134 (on average, 137) credit hours of course work, and achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.33. The course categories are shown in the table below:

Course Category Number of Courses to complete Credit hours
University Requirements
Habib Liberal Core 10 30 1
Engineering Sciences & Computing
Computing 3 11 2
Mathematics 4 12 3
Natural Sciences 2 4
Electrical Engineering – Foundation
Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 4
Circuits and Electronics 3 12 5
Systems and Signal Processing 2 6
Digital Systems Design 1 7
Electromagnetic Theory 1 8
Electrical Engineering – Breadth
Embedded Systems 1 49
Communication and Control 2 810
Power and Energy Systems 2 811
Electrical Engineering Seminar 1 1
Engineering – Depth
Electives 5 15-2012
Engineering – Breadth
Interdisciplinary Engineering Electives (IDEE) 1 3
Professional Practice
Economics, Management, and Entrepreneurship 2 5-6
Design in Engineering
Engineering Workshop 1 1
Engineering Innovation and Design 1 213
Senior Capstone Design Project 2 6
Overall 42 134-140


1 Course credits may differ depending on the offerings. Details of courses are provided in the section above on the Habib Liberal Core.
2 CS 101, CS 102, and CS 224. CS 101 can also be counted towards meeting the university form of thought requirement in Formal Reasoning.
3 MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 201, and MATH 205.
4 PHY 101 and any natural science elective offered by ISciM program.
5 EE 111, EE 212, and EE 213.
6 EE 252 and EE 354. EE354 can also be counted towards meeting the university form of thought requirement in Quantitative Reasoning.
7 EE 172. 8 EE241 9 EE 375. 10 EE 322 and EE 361. 11 EE 331 and EE 335.
12 Elective courses could be offered with or without labs (3 or 4 credits). Labs are mandatory, if offered.
13 EE 391. This course can also be counted towards meeting the university form of thought requirement in Creative Practice.

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.

Career Prospects

A degree in Electrical Engineering opens doors to a variety of career paths in industries ranging from power and communication to automotive and defense. The academic experience of Electrical Engineering degree at Habib University encourages our students to have diverse interests and aptly prepares them to pursue any career of their choice. This is strongly represented in our students’ post-graduation choices and their successes in their respective fields, be it in terms of their association with reputable organizations, prestigious scholarships and graduate schools, or business ventures.

The key competencies of Habib’s Electrical Engineering graduates include a rigorous understanding of engineering principles, training in design, skills in making, and a contextual awareness of the multifaceted impacts of their work, imbued by a liberal arts education. Electrical Engineering graduates can choose to develop their expertise in diverse areas, including power systems, telecommunication, embedded systems, electronics design, instrumentation, control, machine learning, computer networking, and robotics.

Our graduates have been employed by industrial leaders such as Indus Motors, K-Electric, HUBCO, National Foods Ltd, UBL Innovation, PAF Kamra, HMI Ventures, Deloitte among many others on multi-faceted positions in the areas of Research and Development, Production and Software Engineering and Design Engineering to name a few.

Below is a career snapshot of some of the many success stories of our EE Alumni indicating the roles they have undertaken in some of the specialized areas,

  • Production Engineer at Indus Motor Company
  • Trainee Engineer at K-Electric
  • Innovation Specialist at UBL Innovation Centre
  • Efficiency Engineer at NRF Engineering
  • Plant Operation Executive at National Foods
  • Design Engineer at WAH Solar Pvt Ltd
  • Software Engineer at Pakistan Air Force
  • Product Innovation Manager at Radical Disruption
  • Analyst Software Engineer at Afiniti
  • Analyst at Deloitte
  • Lecturer at Sir Syed University and at other colleges

Having their interest in continuing with their academic journeys, a number of our EE cohort also chose to pursue graduate studies immediately after completing their undergraduate degrees. These alumni have been awarded scholarships such as Fulbright and Erasmus Mundus and have been accepted at prestigious institutes around the world.

  • Masters in Robotics Engineering from University of Genova
  • Masters in Functional Material from Marburg University
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Image Processing and Computer Vision at Université de Bordeaux
  • MS from Technische Universität München
  • MS Integrated Innovation, CMU

Well let the success stories of our Alumni speak for themselves!

 

Muhammad Ashir Wahid is currently working with ProCheck as Product Manager. ProCheck provides anti-counterfeiting, operational efficiency & data analytics services to companies in Pakistan through its 'Track and Trace' and 'OEE' Products. Prior to this, he was working with UBL as Innovation Specialist.

 

After completing his undergrad degree, Abdul Rehman started his career working with Data Communications and Control Pvt Ltd as Electronic Engineer. He is currently working with LUMS as Robotics Engineer & Research Asst. in the Centre for Water Informatics & Technology.

 

 

Areeba Aziz Rajput is currently working as Trainee Engineer with K-Electric since October 2018. She also one of the recipients of Fulbright Scholarship and was Learn Abroad Scholar for Stanford University among many other accomplishments.

 

Saira Khan started off her career with National Foods Pakistan as Management Trainee Officer and has been promoted to work as ISC Executive in Plant Operations at National Foods. During her academic journey with Habib University, Saira was part of various committees and worked as Peer Tutor, Research Assistant and as a Treasurer of Habib University Student Government.

 


Muhammad Ali Haider Dar
has joined Pakistan Air Force as Design Engineer. Ali was awarded with the Best Undergraduate Research Achievement in Electrical Engineering. Ali’s aim is to pursue post graduate studies in Robotics that is focused at enhancing human-computer interaction.

 

 

Saad Nazir is currently enrolled in the Master’s Program of University of Marburg, in Functional Materials which aims to provide research-oriented education in the field of modern functional materials. Saad also served as a Teaching Assistant for Engineering Thermodynamics course at Habib University, while he interned at Data Communications and Control Pvt Ltd in 2018.

 

Muhammad Arhum is currently working as Trainee Engineer at K-Electric for which he was selected via K-Electric’s Emerging Talent Program. He is working in technical departments such as Grid Station Maintenance as well as being exposed to managerial department such as Supply Chain or Business Finance which has provided him a holistic view of a power utility business functions. Arhum’s work is inclined towards the field of sustainable energy and he has done extensive research on the improvement in the efficiency of solar power generation in his final year project.