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Electrical Engineering is a fast changing profession and there are rapid advances in research and development of different specialization of electro technology. To cope with such advancements, some electrical engineers usually need a much higher level of education and training. The Ph.D. program was initiated in the Electrical Engineering Department in 1412H (1991G). This program responds to the needs of national research and development centers for highly qualified specialists in electrical engineering capable of effective contributions to complex scientific and technical projects.

A good deal of the scientific thesis work of graduate students deals with advanced research, development and application problems in various fields of electrical engineering. The Department has directed its research abilities so as to benefit from the rapid advances in all fields in electrical engineering to match the needs and requirements of the development plans of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Degree Requirements

1.      Completing 18 credit hours of course work from the approved Post Graduate (Ph.D.) Courses.

2.      Passing the Ph.D. qualifying comprehensive exam.

3.      Satisfactory completion of the Ph.D. thesis. The student can register in the Ph.D. thesis only after he passes the qualifying comprehensive examination. He also has to meet residency requirements.


The available PhD courses, in different specializations, are given below.


Ø  EE 610 Semiconductor Characterization Techniques

Ø  EE 611 Semiconductor Device Modelling

Ø  EE 612 Design and Technology of Solar Cells

Ø  EE 613 Design and Application of Photovoltaic Systems

Ø  EE 614 MOS Devices for Advanced VLSI

Ø  EE 615 Analysis and Design of VLSI Circuits

Ø  EE 616 VLSI Layout and Processing

Ø  EE 617 Layout Design of Bipolar Integrated Circuits

Ø  EE 618 VLSI for Fast Processing Systems

Ø  EE 619 Advanced Topics in Electronics



Ø  EE 620 Signal Detection and Estimation

Ø  EE 621 Channel Coding Theorem

Ø  EE 622 Advanced Digital Communications

Ø  EE 623 Digital Signal Processing

Ø  EE 624 Antenna Theory and Design

Ø  EE 625 Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves

Ø  EE 626 Secure Communication Systems

Ø  EE 627 Advanced Network Planning and Tele-traffic Engineering

Ø  EE 628 Radar Systems

Ø  EE 629 Advanced Topics in Communications


 Electrical Machines and Power Electronics

Ø  EE 630 Advanced Theory of Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion

Ø  EE 631 Computer Aided Analysis of Electrical Machines

Ø  EE 632 Special Types of Electrical Machinery

Ø  EE 633 Computational Methods in Electromagnetics

Ø  EE 634 New Concepts in Electric Machine Design

Ø  EE 635 Voltage and Frequency Converter Systems

Ø  EE 636 Special Drives and Reactive Power Control

Ø  EE 637 Advanced Topics in Drives & Power Electronics

Ø  EE638 Linear Electric Machines


 Electrical Power

Ø  EE 640 Large Scale System Analysis 

Ø  EE 641 Stability of Large Power Systems

Ø  EE 642 Power System Operation and Security

Ø  EE 643 Optimal Power System Planning

Ø  EE 644 Reliability Evaluation of Power System

Ø  EE 645 Electromagnetic Transients in Power System

Ø  EE 646 Advanced Power System Protection

Ø  EE 647 High Voltage Insulation

Ø  EE 648 Corona and Field Effects of High Voltage Systems

Ø  EE 649 Advances in Power System


Control Systems and Computers

Ø  EE 650 Artificial Intelligence in Engineering

Ø  EE 651 Parallel Processing and Programming

Ø  EE 652 Computer Network Protocols

Ø  EE 653 Computer Vision and Image Processing

Ø  EE 654 Microprocessor Based Instrumentation & Control

Ø  EE 655 Digital Control Systems

Ø  EE 656 Non-linear Control Systems

Ø  EE 657 Stochastic Control Systems

Ø  EE 658 Adaptive and Learning Control Systems

Ø  EE 659 Advanced Topics in Computer & Control


Seminar Courses and Thesis

Ø  EE 661 Seminar (1)

Ø  EE 662 Seminar (2)

Ø  EE 663 Seminar (3)

Ø  EE 700 Ph.D. Research


PhD Course Descriptions