Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is the largest department of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) with an annual intake of 180 undergraduate students. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programmes, the department has established itself in a leading position in engineering education in Bangladesh. It offers students a unique hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories and instruction from well qualified and dedicated faculty. The department always ensures close interaction between students and faculty to extract the best out of the students. It also maintains continuous interactions with industry leaders in areas such as biomedical engineering, power electronics, telecommunication, integrated circuits, control and power system which give an added impetus to the students to acquire strong theoretical foundation and exceptional practical experience. Currently, the department has 25 full-time faculty members along with a few part-time faculty members from other reputed universities. At present there are 485 undergraduate and 126 post-graduate students in the department.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering comprises of four years of study consisting of eight consecutive semesters of sixteen weeks duration each. The course curricula contain engineering science of advanced level as well as components for hands-on-experience to produce engineers of international standard having relevance to the development needs of the Member States. Specifically, the curriculum focuses on multifarious topics like telecommunications, biomedical engineering, power system, power electronics, control system, integrated circuit design and microwave engineering. Besides these, a number of courses on Mathematics and Basic Sciences have been incorporated in the syllabus to provide a strong background for the core courses in the upcoming years. Moreover, to make the syllabus a balanced and complete one, courses on Social science, Islamic history, Engineering management, Engineering economics, Accounting and Communications skill development have been integrated. The course curricula are under constant scrutiny and review and continuously updated to meet international standards and challenges. The laboratory facilities are also upgraded from time to time to incorporate new ideas and technologies.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the undergraduate program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering are expected to attain the following skills after successful completion of their graduation:
- The aptitude of having professional careers in industry or academia or to be engaged in advanced studies.
- The ability to add value to organization through leadership, teamwork, effective communication and understanding of ethical and social components of their works.
- The yearn for seeking knowledge to succeed in an increasingly globalized society.
- The skill of continuously adapting to changes in technology as well as to the needs of Muslim Ummah.
- The capability to provide service to the community and advance the economic strength of the Muslim Ummah and beyond.
In modern world, the beauty of electrical and electronic engineering influences every sphere of our day to day lives. Specifically, it dictates the way we move around different places, we communicate and exchange ideas and information and how we trace and treat our illnesses.
Being one of the founding departments, the Electrical and Electronic Engineering is presently the largest department of IUT with an annual intake of around 180 students from all of the OIC member states. The department offers a modern curriculum for a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree program focusing on basic scientific, engineering principles and methods, exposure to state of the art technology, and the opportunity to work on exciting problems having real-world impact.
The first-year students take EEE 4101 and EEE 4102, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals theory and lab, covering primarily both the relevant theoretical and practical aspects. Besides having a substantive flavor in their major through this course, the beginners also achieve a better understanding for the basic science, mathematics and Arabic/English courses which are taken during the first two years of study. As time progresses, the designed curriculum enhances the involvement of students in EEE discipline.
The third year covers the core electrical engineering courses along with required electives to enhance the knowledge base of the students. Finally, in fourth year, students get to choose from diverse optional courses from specialized areas according to their particular interest to enable each individual to enhance his/her own potential to the fullest of his/her capabilities.
Master of Science/ Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Department offers two research degrees, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. These higher degrees are awarded on the basis of prescribed course works and independent but supervised research in a topic, culminating in the submission of a thesis. For the M.Sc. degree, the period of candidature is normally 3 semesters requiring 18 credit hours of course work and 18 credit hours of research. Completion of the Ph.D. degree requires 54 credit hours and normally takes 6 semesters.
Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is structured around course works and requires 30 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research/projects. The period of candidature for this program is normally 3 semesters.
Brief Research Activities
The current research works covers diverse topics like: Power Electronics Converter, Renewable Energy, DC/AC Motor Drives, Plasmonics, Computational Electromagnetics, Antenna Design, Wireless Communication, Optical Fibre Communication, Low Power VLSI Circuits, Cellular Communication, LTE-A, 5G Communication, DTN, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, Smart Grid, Microcontroller based system design, RF MEMS design, Microstrip Patch Antenna design, FPGA based system design and implementation, Power system stability and control, Nonlinear control, Engineering Optimization, Medical Image processing, VLSI Circuit design, T-CAM circuits, Semiconductor devices.