Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

English

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Mission

The mission of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department is to prepare electrical and electronic engineering graduates for productive engineering careers in industry, the governmental sector, sustainable systems or engineering in education by providing them with academic, technical, and interpersonal skills for a continual professional growth.

Program Educational Objectives

Electrical...
and Electronics Engineering graduates will:
1. Advance in their careers as professional engineers, researchers, educators or entrepreneurs amid technological changes.
2. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in different fields of electrical and electronics engineering, and use them to contribute to the sustainable development of society.

Program Outcomes

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
146 credits
Engineering Accreditation Commission
General Education
Civic Engagement
2 credits
ECO350Engineering Economics
3 credits
This course presents the theory and application of the fundamentals of Engineering Economy and the methodology of economic decision analysis. Students will be required to learn the theoretical foundations of various principles of economic analysis and how they can be applied to solve problems encountered in industry and business.
GEN302Engineering Ethics
1 credits
This course studies the theories of rational justification, of the moral judgments and the relationship between the concept of liberty, and the concept of responsibility, while covering the basic principles of deontology of an engineer's profession.
GEN410Engineering Projects Management
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN350
This course covers the basics of project management where students learn what project management involves and how to approach it successfully and why a plan is so important to the success of a project and how to implement risk management successfully in each phase of the project We define all tools and techniques for planning and controlling. We cover the major subject areas of the topic of quality of project management and provide valuable information. This course is essential for future engineers working in industrial environments needing to gain a recognized qualification within project management. This course prepares students to apply proven methodologies to projects within their individual fields.
English Communication
3 credits
History of Lebanon
3 credits
GEN301Law for Engineers
2 credits
This course is designed to provide the students with fundamental knowledge of legal principles and terminology, to understand the basic foundations and theories of law, and to explain the legal concepts and terminology in substantive areas of law (i.e., Contract Law, Liability Law, Labor Law, Commercial Law, etc.) It is also designed to help prepare engineering students for careers in fields which are impacted by the law and to demonstrate an understanding of the interaction between the fields of law and the application of laws and legal strategy in engineering. This course will also help engineering students to understand their rights and responsibilities as a contractor (application of Contract Law), an employee (application of Labor Law) and as a partner (application of Commercial Law).
Religious Sciences
3 credits
GEN300Scientific English
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ENG240
This course is designed to give the students the opportunity to enhance their writing abilities and develop their critical thinking. It is also designed to provide rigorous training in advanced reading, critiquing, synthesizing and researching. It attempts to help students achieve greater competency in reading, writing, reflection, and discussion, emphasizing the responsibilities of written inquiry and structured reasoning. Students are expected to investigate questions that are at issue for themselves and their audience and for which they do not already have answers. In other words, this course should help students write about what they have learned through their research rather than simply write an argument supporting one side of an issue or another. In addition, students deliver one oral power point presentation based on their writings.
Sports
1 credits
Mathematics and Sciences
MAT207Algebra for Engineers 1
3 credits
The course aims at providing the necessary tools and the mathematical maturity for engineers, for the design and analysis of abstract mathematical models. Subjects covered: complex numbers, logic and proofs, propositional calculus, sets and mappings, relations and ordered sets, an introduction to algebraic structures, groups, rings and fields, polynomials, counting, finite and transfinite cardinals.
MAT307Algebra for Engineers 2
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT207
The main objective of this course is to continue the study of algebra, covering mainly linear systems and matrices, matrix algebra, inverses, Gauss elimination, elementary matrices, computing inverses, determinants, vector spaces, definition and examples of spaces and subspaces, linear independence, basis and dimension, change of basis, linear applications, reduction of an endomorphism, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, characteristic polynomial, solving linear systems of differential equations, diagonalization and applications, bilinear and quadratic forms, Gauss method, scalar and cross product, euclidean and Hermitian spaces, Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization process, geometric transformations.
MAT217Calculus for Engineers 1
3 credits
The course covers integration methods to compute integrals and improper integrals. We will study the infinite series, Taylor expansion, Parametric curves and Polar curves, and double integrals.
MAT227Calculus for Engineers 2
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
This course teaches basic theory and techniques of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Topics include: solution of non-linear first-order ODE's; linear ODE's, especially second order with constant and variable coefficients; delta functions, convolution, and Laplace transform methods; power series and resolution of differential equations using power series; real and complex Fourier series; and an introduction to partial differential equations.
MAT337Calculus for Engineers 3
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
The main objective of this course is to continue the study of calculus, covering mainly parametric and polar curves, three dimensional analytic geometry, differentiation and integration of functions of several variables, and vector calculus. Line integrals, and Green's theorem are also covered.
CHM212General Chemistry
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to present a general outline on chemistry. Through this course chemistry is introduced in its various aspects: the structure of the atom, the various models, and the properties of the elements in the periodic table; various chemical bonds, the Lewis structure, VSEPR rules; thermochemistry, thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium; kinetic chemistry, reactions rate orders, the Arrhenius law; solutions chemistry, acids and bases and various acid­base equilibrium; complexation, liquid solid equilibrium and solubility product; and Oxydoreduction titration and electrochemical cells.
CHM270Laboratory of General Chemistry
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM212 Or CHE212 Or CHM210 Or CHE210
The general chemistry laboratory aims to develop different skills for the practical application of theoretical knowledge of general chemistry. Techniques to be learned: preparation and dilution of solutions, experimental verification of the Nernst equation, realization of different types of acid­ base and redox titration by volumetric, calorimetric, pH­metric or potentiometric monitoring, and the study of solubility and precipitation reactions and characterization of ions present in a given matrix. The goal of the lab course is to ensure that students are capable of understanding the chemical concepts and to carry out experiments safely and carefully in the laboratory, to obtain data accurately and to manipulate the data correctly.
GEN350Mathematics for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And MAT307 And MAT337
The main objective of this course is to complete the knowledge of mathematics for the student engineer. It mainly covers the following themes: functions of a complex variable; analytical functions; Cauchy-Riemann conditions; harmonic functions; Cauchy integrals formulae; Taylor series; singular points; inverse Laplace transformation; special functions (Gamma and Beta functions); Bessel function; orthogonal functions (Tchebychev, Legendre, Hermite, Laguerre); and discrete-time Markov Chains.
GEN250Modern Physics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227
The course covers principles and concepts of relativity, quantum mechanics and their applications. The following topics will be covered along with their applications: the failure of classical physics; the special theory of relativity; the particle properties of electromagnetic radiation; the wave properties of particles; the Schr and ouml; dinger equation; the Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom and the hydrogen atom in wave mechanics.
GEN428Numerical Analysis
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227 And MAT307 And GIN231 or GIN222
The purpose of this course is to provide numerical concepts and methods needed by students to solve different engineering problems. Topics covered include: resolution of non-linear equations; numerical integration; data approximation and interpolation and numerical resolution of differential equations. Many numerical methods are implemented and tested using Matlab software.
GEN270Physics Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN250
Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I may remember. But, involve me, and I'll understand. Chinese proverb. The laws of physics are based on experimental and observational facts. Laboratory work is therefore an important part of a course in general physics, helping students develop skills in fundamental scientific measurements and increasing understanding of the physical concepts. It is valuable for students to experience the difficulties of making quantitative measurements in the real world and to learn how to record and process experimental data.
STA307Probability and Statistics for Engineers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT217
This course aims to provide students with the most common concepts of probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting relevant applications using real data will be used to show how the concepts and methods can be applied to solve problems in the different fields of engineering in practice.
Engineering courses
GEL537Advanced Electrical Installations Design
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL440
This course is in continuity with the previous course GEL440 Electrical Installations. It covers the following systems: phone system, data, fire system, intrusion, videophone, video monitoring, access control, distribution TV system, sound system, and home automation system.
GIN231Data structures and Algorithms
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN221
The first part of this course introduces some concepts of object-oriented programming as well as recursion as a programming technique. In the second part, the following data structures are studied: static arrays, dynamic arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues and trees. In addition, an introduction to computational complexity is introduced in this course which allows for making a reasonable comparison between the different implementations of the above data structures.
GEL314Digital Electronics
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL311
This course offers a reminder of synchronous, asynchronous and shift register counters. It also includes: the Moore and Mealy machine; digital integrated circuits; elements of programmable logic PAL and PLA; random access memory RAM; ROM read-only memories; analog to digital conversion, and analog and digital conversion applications.
GEL372Digital Electronics Laboratory
1 credits
This laboratory consists of first an introduction to logic gates, and function implementation using logic gates and logic circuits, second an introduction to VHDL language, as well as using it for function implementation, and third function implementation using the Xilinx card.
GEL211Electric Circuits
3 credits
This course presents the basics of electric circuits’ analysis: introduction to theory, circuit variables and elements (dependent and independent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors); basic analysis and design of resistive circuits and different analysis techniques (Node-Voltage analysis, Mesh-Current analysis, source transformations, Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent, maximum power transfer, and Superposition methods); an introduction to capacitance, inductance, and mutual inductance; current-voltage relation; RC, RL and RLC circuits analysis (natural and step responses). Topics also include ideal operational amplifiers circuit simplification, steady-state and transient analysis, phasors, frequency response, Kirchhoff’s laws and Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent represented in the frequency domain, Laplace transform and an introduction to Transfer functions.
GEL271Electric Circuits Lab
1 credits
This course presents the basics of electric circuits’ analysis: introduction to theory, circuit variables and elements (dependent and independent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors); basic analysis and design of resistive circuits and different analysis techniques (Node-Voltage analysis, Mesh-Current analysis, source transformations, Thevenins and Nortons equivalent, maximum power transfer, and Superposition methods); an introduction to capacitance, inductance, and mutual inductance; current-voltage relation; RC, RL and RLC circuits analysis (natural and step responses). Topics also include ideal operational amplifiers circuit simplification, steady-state and transient analysis, phasors, frequency response, Kirchhoffs laws and Thevenins and Nortons equivalent represented in the frequency domain, Laplace transform and an introduction to Transfer functions.
GEL450Electric Machines I
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL312 And GRT320
The students will be introduced to: structure and function; magnetic circuit of a DC machine; DC generators (classification and characteristics); DC motors (classification, operating characteristics, torque, mechanical, braking characteristics); single and three phase transformer (construction and principle of operation, non-load mode, coupling index, short-circuit mode, load operation, parallel operation of transformers).
GEL471Electric Machines I Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL373
The aim of the practical work is the implementation of the various theoretical concepts learned in the course. Simulation problems and practical examples will be studied.
GEL455Electric Machines II
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL450
This course covers: synchronous machines (construction and principle of operation); synchronous generator characteristics; synchronous motor characteristics; asynchronous motor (construction, principle of operation and characteristics); stepper motor (construction, principle of operation and characteristics).
GEL476Electric Machines II Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL471
The aim of the practical work is the implementation of the various theoretical concepts learned in the course. Simulation problems and practical examples will be studied.
GEL312Electric Power Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
This course introduces first the concepts of sinusoidal steady-state analysis in order to prepare the students for the balanced three-phase electric circuits’ analysis: current, voltage, and power as well as power factor compensation are calculated. Then, special cases of unbalanced three-phase electric circuits are studied with the method of symmetrical components. Finally, an overview of magnetic theory is presented and the transformer explained.
GEL373Electric Power Systems Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL312
The course introduces first PSim software, then the RLC resonant circuits. Single-phase circuits are implemented: currents, voltages, powers, power factors are measured and simulated. Boucherot Theorem and power factor compensation are applied. Balanced three-phase circuits are then analyzed and simulated along with the Two-Wattmeter method and Delta-To-Wye transformation. Unbalanced three-phase circuits are also studied, measured and simulated with PSIM software. Determination of the elements of the equivalent circuit model of a single-phase transformer is also applied.
GEL440Electrical Installation Design
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL340 And GEL312
This course is an initiation to electric design. The students will be introduced to the basic electric systems installed in a building: lighting, power, earthing, lightning protection. By the end of the course, the students will be able to implement these systems in a typical apartment and/or office area.
GEL441Electrical Instrumentation Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL314 And GEL313
The aim of this course is to provide working engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the process control and instrumentation industry. The students will be able to understand a whole acquisition system, and be able to design a process industry control from the sensor to the actuator.
GEL475Electrical Instrumentation Design Lab
1 credits
This laboratory introduces the properties of different sensors. Students will learn to use a computer as a measuring instrument for physical quantities such as light, temperature and others. Students will first learn to use LabView as a graphical programming tool. Then, the data acquisition board is introduced. Once familiar with LabView and the acquisition board, students will develop multiple acquisition and monitoring applications in order to measure different physical quantities.
GEL313Electronics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
This course begins with an introduction of the physics of semiconductors and of the p-type and n-type semiconductors. Then, we introduce the PN junction, the diode, the Zener diode, their equivalent electrical models and their applications (rectifying circuits, limiting and clamping circuits, voltage regulators, etc.). The second part of this course treats the bipolar transistors in both NPN and PNP configurations. We define the different functioning modes (blocked, linear and saturated) and then we study the DC aspect of these transistors considering different biasing circuits. Afterwards, we do an AC analysis of the BJT amplifier circuits studying the small signal models, the current gain, the voltage gain, the input and output impedances. We finally study all three amplification configurations in common base, common emitter and common collector as well as in multi-stage amplifiers. The last part of this course addresses the subject of MOSFET transistors (the p-channel and the n-channel, depletion-type and enrichment-type), defining different functioning modes and their corresponding models in DC and in small signals.
GEL371Electronics Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL271
First, we remind the students of the measuring devices and we introduce Multisim software. Then, students study the characteristics of different types of diodes and circuits. The characteristics of the bipolar junction transistor and the phototransistor are elaborated as well as the characteristics of the FET and MOSFET. Different configurations of transistor-based circuits are also analyzed. The work is simulated with Multisim and an electronic project ends the course.
GRT320Electrostatics and Magnetism
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT337
Students will learn about frictional electricity, charges and their conservation, Coulomb’s law, static electric fields, Gauss’s law, divergence, Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations, capacitance calculations, electric currents, resistance calculations, Ohm’s law, static magnetic fields, Biot-Savart law, Faraday’s law, electromagnetic induction, inductance calculations, and Maxwell’s equations.
GEL596Final Project I
1 credits
This course pushes the students to demonstrate readiness to start their careers as professional engineers by undertaking an investigation of a research topic relevant to the profession and by appraising its practical experience. The research topic will give the students the opportunity to marshal the relevant knowledge and skills from various courses and laboratories of the program and apply them to investigate an approved research topic and then produce a report of professional standard.
GEL597Final Project II
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL596
This course pushes the students to demonstrate readiness to start their careers as professional engineers by undertaking an investigation of a research topic relevant to the profession and by appraising its practical experience. The research topic and applied developed product or study will give the students the opportunity to marshal the relevant knowledge and skills from various courses and laboratories of the program and apply them to investigate an approved research topic and then produce a report of professional standard. This course requires the students to exhibit/develop a proactive approach to manage, orient and present a project.
GEL480Internship I
1 credits
In order to register for this course, the students first spend a minimum of two months experience in the industry or a company and live a real experience in the field of practice that they have chosen. Afterwards, the students present their “job” and what they learned from it in a well-structured and well-written scientific report.
GEL581Internship II
1 credits
In order to register for this course, the students first spend a minimum of two months experience in the industry or a company and live a real practical experience in the field of practice that they have chosen. Afterwards, the students present their “job” and what they learned from it in a well-structured and well-written scientific report.
GIN221Introduction to Programming
3 credits
This introductory course in programming enables engineering students to learn the methods of rigorous software development solutions in the object-oriented paradigm. The course is supplemented by laboratory sessions for the application of programming concepts studied in the Eclipse integrated development environment.
GEL425Linear Control Systems
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN428
This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental principles of the control of dynamical systems. It covers the following topics: linear system modelling (electrical systems, mechanical systems, electro-mechanical systems), transfer function; time response of first order and second order linear systems, error, stability of a feedback system; root locus analysis; frequency response, Bode diagram, Nyquist diagram; correction of linear systems, gain and phase margins, P, PI, PD and PID corrections.
GEL311Logic Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN221
This course introduces the circuits composed of elements used for basic logical operations. These circuits are the basis for digital systems. The course also focuses on reasoning methods that allow the analysis or synthesis of logical systems that are combinatorial or sequential. It enables students to realize the importance of concepts related to logic circuits in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, industrial control, and other areas.
GEL558Microcontrollers
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL445
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to microcontroller families: Motorola, Intel, Microchip. We will be studying the internal resources and programming of Microchip PIC microcontrollers, as well as developing multiple practical applications.
GEL575Microcontrollers Lab
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL474
The main objective of this course is to apply different microcontroller topics and peripherals, introduced using the assembly language, physically. To do so, the EasyPic6 board is used along with the MikroBasic program to write down the program. A simulator and a conversion to assembly language are found within this program.
GEL445Microprocessors
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL314
This course introduces basic computer architecture and assembly language programming. The Intel 8088 and 8086 microprocessors are considered as a practical example. After describing the software architecture of the microprocessor, the instruction set (assembly language), addressing modes and machine language are then presented. Input/output types and interfaces are then discussed. Interrupts are explained in the last part.
GEL474Microprocessors Laboratory
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL445
The aim of the practical work is the implementation of the instruction set of a microprocessor, loops, arithmetic and logical operations and input-output ports.
GEL472Non Linear Electronics Lab
1 credits
We introduce first the linear and non-linear operational amplifiers and we calculate the offset voltage and offset current. Then we implement different types of op amp circuits and we thoroughly study low pass, high pass, band pass and stop pass active filters of different orders. Many other applications are implemented like log and anti-log circuits, comparators, Schmitt trigger, stable and astable multivibrators, oscillators and the Phase-Locked Loop (PLL).
GEL420Nonlinear Electronics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL313
Students will learn about: operational amplifiers (ideal and real models, linear operation (op-amp) and nonlinear operation (comparator, circuit Hysteresis, etc.)); function generators (square wave and triangular wave generator); sinusoidal oscillator circuits (LC and RC) and Phase Locked Loop (PLL) circuits; and filters design (low-pass, high-pass, band pass and stop band) .
GEL421Power Electronics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL312 And GEL420
Many devices require the use of electrical energy in various forms, hence the need for electrical power converters. After a short introduction to power electronics, students will be given reminders of periodic non-sinusoidal signals and basic electronic components (diodes, transistors, thyristors). The recovery phase/three phase controlled/uncontrolled is then presented in detail with capacitive and inductive filtering. In addition, different types of converters are studied: converters AC/DC (rectifiers), DC/AC (UPS), AC/AC (dimmers) and DC/DC (choppers). There will also be discussions of the desired outputs of these circuits as well as undesired components such as harmonics and ripple.
GEL470Power Electronics Laboratory
1 credits
Many devices require the use of electrical energy in various forms, hence the need for electrical power converters. Different types of converters are studied in practice on Didalab boards, including converters AC/DC (rectifiers), DC/AC (UPS), AC/AC (dimmers) and DC/DC (choppers). There will also be discussions related to the desired outputs of these circuits as well as undesired components such as harmonics and ripple.
GEN499Seminars and Conferences
Each semester, the Faculty of Engineering organizes several seminars and conferences in which leading figures in the professional and academic world target future engineers with a speech presenting scientific, technical, and/or industrial topics, etc. and showing them the various aspects of the engineering profession.
GRT420Signal Theory
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN350 And STA307
This course aims at analyzing continuous deterministic signals and LTIS systems. Students are first introduced to the Fourier series. Fourier transform, correlations and spectral densities are studied next. Random signals, random processes, filtering of stationary stochastic processes and Hilbert transform are introduced as well.
GEL340Technical drawing and computer aided design
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL211
The objective of these practical workshops is to initiate the students in the use of AutoCAD software. At first students learn the fundamental operations that are sufficient to achieve technical drawings in 2D. The students are initiated thereafter in AutoCAD Electrical with the objective of realization of projects in electrical engineering. We insist on the tools and the available modules (management of project, insertion of block of components, realization of report) permitting a fast realization of projects and plans of electric facilities.
Technical Electives
GEL521Advanced Command Strategies
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GRT425
In this course we will be studying Neural Network Multi-Layer-Perceptron Network (MLP) and Radial-Basis-Function (RBF) in detail as well as learning algorithms. After, we will describe some of the control methods using neural networks. Then comes the fuzzy logic (principles and fuzzy logic control) and the integration of fuzzy methods in neural networks. Then we study the Kalman and the Wiener-Hopf filters.
GEL556Advanced Control
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL425
The purpose of this course is providing an in-depth study of the numerical control of sampled systems, including a detailed study of non-linear systems.
GEL574Advanced Control Lab
1 credits
The main objective of this lab is to apply different topics learned in the basic control system course and the advanced one using Matlab and Simulink. Also, some new topics are introduced such as the identification, the calculation of the PID controller, the idea of fractional calculus applied to the generalized PID controller and much more.
GRT432Analog and Digital Communications
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GRT421
This course introduces communication systems basics, starting with analog communication systems (AM, FM, etc.) and completing the study with digital communications (digital modulations, multiple access techniques, etc.)
GRT421Digital Signal Processing
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GRT420 And GEN428
The course starts with a study of the sampling theory, followed by an analysis of discrete-time signals and systems. The Z-Transform and its applications are then studied. Frequency analysis of signals and systems is then considered, followed by the Discrete Fourier Transform and the Fast Fourier Transform. The course ends with the synthesis techniques of digital filters.
GRT470Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
1 credits
The aim of this practical work is the implementation of the various theoretical concepts learned in the course: Z-Transform, Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT), Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), filtering methods, etc.
GEL531Generation and Transport of Electrical Energy
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL455
This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental principles of electric energy production and distribution. Energy production is examined first. Several types of power stations are presented and compared. Then energy transmission is studied. Finally, particular attention is paid to the study of alternators and transformers (modelling and construction). In fact, these two items are the main electrical components involved in the process of energy production and transmission.
GEL536Industrial Maintenance
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL455
In recent years, industrial maintenance has seen many significant advances, due to a number of factors, such as sophisticated equipment, severity norms on safety and security equipment. This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental principles of industrial maintenance, and it covers the following topics: maintenance function, system failures, corrective and preventive maintenance, dependence, cost reliability, organization and control.
GEL560Industrial Programming
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL558
In this course, we will study PLCS in detail as well as how to use them and their programming methods. A detailed study of Grafcet, Ladder and Programmable Controllers will be presented. Then we familiarize students with the fieldbus CAN, I2C, MODBUS and Ethernet Industrial. In this course, we will study PLCS in detail as well as how to use them and their programming methods. A detailed study of Grafcet, Ladder and Programmable Controllers will be presented. After we familiarize students with the fieldbus CAN, I2C, MODBUS and Ethernet Industrial.
GEL572Industrial Programming lab
1 credits
This lab covers: IEC 61131-3 programming using Beckhoff’s TwinCAT (System Manager, PLC control and ADS); the development of Human Machine interfaces; and the application to power measurement, stepper motors and servomotors.
GEL538Machines Diagnosis Methods
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL455 And GEL421 And GRT420
This course is designed to present the methods of electrical machines diagnosis in industry, and it covers the following topics: faults of rotating machines and their diagnostics; modelling the faults of stator, rotor and winding in the electrical machine; close loop diagnosis of an asynchronous machine; observer based fault diagnosis; thermal supervision of rotating machines (asynchronous machine); and diagnosis using neural network methods. Each method will be described and presented with an application.
GEL533Mechatronics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL455
Mechatronics is a design philosophy involving a complete integration of mechanical engineering, electronics, control theory and computer engineering in order to design a product. It is based on an interdisciplinary approach involving concurrently many disciplines and allowing flexibility and adaptability by replacing some mechanical functions by electronic processing. After introducing basic elements of a mechatronic system, the course presents methods of modelling, analyzing and controlling engineering systems based on modern technologies and allowing the students to follow an interdisciplinary approach starting from the earliest stages of the design.
GEL539Renewable Energy
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL455
The course introduces the different sources of renewable energy: solar energy, wind energy, water energy, biomass energy. It also provides the fundamental concepts of power grid and microgrid integration using green energy sources. For each application, exercises and design problems are given throughout the course. Students’ oral presentations also play a major role in understanding contemporary issues and the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
GEL573Renewable Energy lab
1 credits
In this laboratory, students will learn the sizing, the installation, the characteristics, and the optimum design of each renewable energy source and system. We will focus on photovoltaic panels, solar water heaters, wind turbines, and fuel cells.
GEL552Robotics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEL425
By the end of this course the students must be able to imagine and describe the motion of any robot. They will learn the skills to be able to analyze the velocities, singularities and force transmissions involved.
Approved Faculty Electives
GMC320Dynamics of particles
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MAT227
This course presents the fundamentals of engineering dynamics. It covers the following topics: kinematics of a particle (absolute and relative motion, description of motion in various systems of coordinates); kinetics of a particle; force and acceleration (Newton’s second law of motion); work and energy (principle of conservation of energy); impulse and momentum (conservation of linear momentum).
GEN450Finite Element Method
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GEN428
The objective of this course is to analyze real world structural mechanics problems using the finite element method. The mathematical roots of FEA will be covered extensively in this course, on which nearly all structural analysis software is built. The course will provide for the specific challenges of engineers across all mechanical disciplines (aerospace, manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronic). Also, this course provides deep insight into the operation of finite element analysis software by training the students to implement a detailed FE study including planning, modelling, meshing, solving, evaluating results and validating against real world data.
GIN314Object Oriented Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GIN231
This course covers: the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming (classes, objects, abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic links, inter-classes relations, inter-objects communication); object-oriented modeling and design using UML (Unified Modeling Language); design patterns (their intent, applicability (including benefits and drawbacks), structure and implementation); advanced object‐oriented programming needed in implementation of certain patterns (in Java (dynamic class loading, static blocks, interfaces, inner class tricks) and in C++ (abstract base classes, virtual functions, private and public multiple inheritance mixtures)); use of OCL (Object Constraint language); and use of UML modeling tools (AgroUML, Visio, etc.).
GMC340Thermodynamics
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: CHM212 Or CHE212
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the transformation of thermal energy and the behavior of its physical quantities. Such transformation is the conversion of heat into work. Engineers are generally interested in studying systems and how they interact with their surroundings. Its use becomes indispensable in our society.
GRT423Waves and Propagation
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: GRT320
This course covers fundamental concepts of electromagnetic waves, Maxwell’s equations, propagation of plane waves in lossless and lossy media, Poynting vector, waves incident on conducting and dielectric boundaries, theory and application of transmission lines, matching, Smith Chart, and theory of hollow waveguides with application to rectangular waveguides.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
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