Joint MSc in Electrical Engineering (JMEE)

JMEE Program Courses

JMEE6301 Research Methodology and Professional Ethics 
Definition of scientific research, scientific research approaches: inductive and deductive; bibliography and citations, ethical principles in research, qualitative and quantitative methods; action research, analytic research, define and collect appropriate software packages, introduction to empirical research methods and techniques, and statistical analysis. General techniques applicable to any research project, including formulating research questions, theory building, data analysis, building evidence, assessing validity, and publishing.

JMEE6302 Math Methods in Electrical Engineering
Linear Algebra using Eigen expansions, Sturm-Liouville problems and orthogonal functions in orthogonal coordinate systems, separation of variables, Fourier series, solution of boundary value problems for Laplace’s equations, the heat diffusion equation and the wave equation in different coordinate systems, the Fourier integral, Bessel functions and Fourier-Bessel series, Legendre polynomials and Fourier-Legendre series.

JMEE6303 Data Networks and Protocols
Review of basic IP Network Concepts. Principles of Information Theory; source coding theorem, channel coding theorem, joint source-channel coding theorem, elements of rate-distortion theory. Function of the physical-layer, Lossless and lossy source coding algorithms and applications, Channel coding and applications. Function of the MAC-layer, ALOHA and Slotted-ALOHA, CSMA, CSMA/CD, and CSMA/CA, Ethernet, Scheduling, Performance analyses and quality of service. Function of the network-layer, Elements of queuing theory and quality of service. 

JMEE6304 Mobile Communication Systems
System Architecture and Physical and Data link layer protocols for mobile systems such as Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), 4G networks, 5G Networks, Long term evolution (LTE) and WiFi Networks, 3GPP standards such as W-CDMA and HSPA, HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE. Mobility management, Data Management , Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Resource Management, Cross-Layer Design.

JMEE6305 Advanced Telecommunication Networks
Methods and Techniques for the Design, Operation, and Performance Evaluation of Telecommunication Networks. Network Performance analysis, Protocol Design and assessment, Virtual Networks, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Self-maintainable and Self-Organized Networks, Cloud Computing, Network Programming.

JMEE6306 Power Electronic Converters and Applications 
An introduction to power electronic devices and converters; characteristics and operational principles. DC-DC choppers; topologies and principle of operation. Fundamentals of loss-less switching techniques. Modelling and analysis of Resonant Converters. DC-AC inverters and Multilevel inverters. Characteristics and principles of Modulation Techniques. Applications: Switch mode power supplies, motor drives, and power utility related applications. 

JMEE6307 Power Systems Planning   
Mathematical methods and modern approaches to power system planning.  Demand forecasting. Generation, Transmission & Distribution planning: deterministic and probabilistic methods, heuristic and stochastic methods, system layout, and choice of components.  Route selection: environmental and economic considerations. Quantitative methods of long and short term planning.
Pre-requisite: JMEE6302

JMEE6308 Renewable Energy and Grid Integration
Generation of renewable energy from various sources; with emphasize on photovoltaic and wind energies technologies. Storage elements’ characteristics and technologies. Maximum efficiency techniques and algorithms. Generators for wind energy systems; construction and operation principle. Power Electronic Converters for energy conversion. Design of Hybrid and distributed power generation systems, and grid integration; technical challenges, practical understanding and limitations. Introduction to economics of renewable energy. 
Pre-requisite: JMEE6306

JMEE7301 Advanced Wireless Communications 
Models of wireless channels (flat/frequency-selective fading, Rayleigh/ Rician/ Nakagami fading, and Jake’s fading channel simulator). Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Access (OFDMA), Spread Spectrum Communications, Space-time coding, MIMO wireless communication systems, Wireless cooperative and relay networks, Wireless sensor networks, Cognitive radio networks.
Pre-requisite: JMEE6302

JMEE7302 Multimedia Networking 
Speech coding, characteristics of speech coding, quantization techniques, adaptive differential pulse code modulation, voice coders, linear predictive coders, speech codes for mobile communications. Multimedia streaming and compression concepts, video encoding and decoding, operational rate-distortion theory, video traffic models, quality-of-service, joint source-channel coding, error control, rate control, traffic shaping, transcoding, scalable video coding, cross-layer design, multi-user resource allocation and fairness, multiple description coding and path diversity. 
Pre-requisite: JMEE6303

JMEE7303 Sensor Networks 
Deployment of sensors networks, ranging and localization, MAC and routing protocols for sensor networks, energy harvesting, operating systems for wireless sensor networks, Power control and management,  design methodologies and security issues, technology trends, emerging sensor/actuator/mobile platforms, Software tools, and software used for modern sensor network research,  time synchronization.
Pre-requisites: JMEE6303, JMEE6305

JMEE7304 Digital Signal Processing
Realization of FIR and IIR systems, robust digital filters, prediction and estimation as applied to statistical signal processing, multirate signal processing (sampling rate alteration), multidimensional signal processing, filter banks, wavelets, adaptive filters, digital signal processors, alternative algorithms for DFT computation.  Different application examples and projects using MATLAB
Pre-requisite: JMEE6302

JMEE7305 Advanced Antenna Systems
Method of moments, Geometrical theory of diffraction, microwave horn antennas, microstrip and low profile antennas, reflector antennas, lens antennas, dielectric and leaky-wave antennas,  Smart antennas and beam forming antennas, Numerical techniques required for understanding advanced antenna topics, modern trend in modelling and application of various antenna systems, design considerations of using antennas in wireless communication systems. Radio Propagation in the Atmospheric Troposphere and Ionosphere. 

JMEE7306 Advanced Digital Communications
Detection and estimation, Parameter estimation, Least-square, mean-square, and minimum-variance estimators, Maximum a Posteriori and Maximum-Likelihood (ML) estimators. Bayes estimation, Channel estimation, Propagation models, M-ary signaling and systems, System Performance in Fading channels, Diversity Techniques, Equalization.
Pre-requisite: JMEE6302

JMEE7309 A Special Topic in Communications Engineering 
Study of a particular subject related to advances in Communications Engineering depending on students’ needs and instructors interests. Prerequisite: Program Committee Approval

JMEE7311 Power Systems Operation and Management
Operation and management of electrical power system: Mathematical methods and tools applied to power system operation. Characteristics of power generation units. Economic dispatch of generating units and methods of solution. Transmission system effects. Unit commitment, dynamic programming, Heuristic methods. Hydrothermal coordination. Maintenance scheduling. Power interchange production cost models. Generation control. Reactive power dispatch and allocation. Optimal power flow using intelligence algorithms.
Pre-requisite: JMEE6302

JMEE7312 Smart Grids 
Cross-disciplinary subjects on smart grids that relate to energy generation, transmission, distribution, and delivery as well as theories, technologies, design, policies, and implementation of smart grids. Smart sensing, communication, and control in energy systems; advanced metering infrastructure; energy management in buildings and home automation; smart grid applications to plug-in vehicles and low-carbon transportation alternatives; cyber and physical security systems; microgrids and distributed energy resources; demand response and real time pricing and intelligent and outage management systems.

JMEE7313 Advanced Motor Drives and Applications
Introduction to AC motor drives. Review of AC motors and AC motor drives. Salient and non-salient pole AC machines. Open/closed loop variable speed AC drives and applications. Concept of space vectors. Direct and Quadrature axes representation of AC machines. Dynamic equations of AC machines. Direct and indirect flux orientation. Implementation of indirect vector control; speed, torque and flux control. Sensorless vector drives. Self tuning techniques. Brushless DC and AC drives. Applications of motor drives.
Pre-requisite: JMEE6306

JMEE7314 Power Quality and Standards for MicroGrids
Definitions and standards of power quality, kinds of power quality problems and different load types and electrical power generation affecting the power quality in MicroGrids. Study and analysis of grid frequency response, resonance, ferroresonance, and electromagnetic interference. Modelling and transient analysis of power quality improvement through advanced, static, hybrid and active power filters and compensators. Introduction to engineering economic issues related to power quality.

JMEE7315 Modern Control 
State equations. Linearization of nonlinear systems. State space equation solution. Controllability and observability. Popov tests for controllability and observability. Minimality and Stability. State variable feedback design. Optimum design and the Ricatti equation. Digital controller design. Pole-assignment design and state-estimation. Linear quadratic optimal control. Intelligent control strategies: Expert systems, Fuzzy logic control, and Neural networks.
Pre-requisite: JMEE6302

JMEE7319 A Special Topic in Power Engineering 
Study of a particular subject related to advances in Power Engineering depending on students’ needs and instructor’s interests.
Prerequisite: Program Committee Approval