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  • DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERINGhttp://www.aub.edu.lb/eceUUNNDDEERRGGRRAADDUUAATTEESSTTUUDDEENNTT MMAANNUUAALL

    ((22001111--22001122))

    July 2011

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    ECE UNDERGRADUATE

    STUDENT MANUAL

    2011-2012

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    Notice

    Information in this document applies to academic year 2011-2012. It issubject to change without notice. Students are responsible for checking theirAUB e-mail (http://imail.aub.edu.lb) and post-office boxes forannouncements and information.

    The information in this manual and any updates to it can be viewed on thewebsite of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering athttp://www.aub.edu.lb/ece/Course syllabi, summer training guidelines, final year project guidelines,and many other useful documents and forms are also available through thewebsite.

    Contact Information

    Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAmerican University of BeirutP.O. Box 11-0236Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020Lebanon

    E-mail: ece@aub.edu.lb

    http://www.aub.edu.lb/ece/

    AUB Phone Numbers: 01 350 000 / 01 374 374 / 01 374 444 /1234Extensions: 3520 3521 3523

    Fax: 01 744 462

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    FEA Quadrant Map

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    Department/Office AUB Phone Ext.

    ECE Department352035213523

    ECE Labs

    3561356035653495

    FEA Deans Office 3400

    FEA Student Services Officer 3409FEA Career DevelopmentOffice 3453

    FEA Computer Labs 3420

    FEA IT Unit 3436

    Eng. and Arch. Library 2630

    Registrars Office 2570

    Admissions Office 2590

    Student Affairs 3170

    University Health Services 3000

    Emergency Room (AUH) 6604

    Ambulance 7777

    Fire 5555

    Protection Office 2400

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    Foreword

    We congratulate you on having selected the Department ofElectrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the AmericanUniversity of Beirut (AUB). We welcome you to the studentranks of the department and look forward to having you join usas professional peers in the near future. In order to do this, youwill of course, have to successfully complete all of therequirements for your degree as described in this manual.

    Both of the undergraduate programs offered by the ECEdepartment, Computer and Communications Engineering(CCE) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) areABET accredited. ABET, Inc. is an organization that accreditsprograms in applied science, computing, engineering, andtechnology. It is the main body that accredits engineeringprograms in the US and Canada and it is increasinglyaccrediting programs internationally. Graduating from anABET accredited program assures that the quality of theprogram meets standards for engineering education set by awell-established organization. It also means that the program isstriving to keep up with developments in the field andcontinually working to improve the quality of education youreceive. Students who graduate from ABET accreditedprograms have easier access to graduate programs inengineering, professional engineering registration, and

    membership in certain professional societies.

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    Purpose of this manual

    This manual has been designed to aid students enrolled in theECE department to plan their studies as they progress throughthe curriculum. In the manual you will find the answers tomany questions that may arise about the departmentalprograms of study, policies, rules and regulations; in additionto many Faculty and university policies. It is a handbook ofinformation with which all undergraduate students should befamiliar. This manual will save you time, call your attention tovarious services available to students, make our classes runsmoothly, and help to provide you with the best learningexperiences possible.

    We are always interested to hear your suggestions andcomments about our programs and courses, and about yourexperiences as a student in the ECE department, or anythingelse you might want to mention.

    With our best wishes for a productive and successful academicyear in 2011-12.

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    Table of Contents

    Notice ......................................................................................................................... ivContact Information ................................................................................................. ivFEA Quadrant Map ................................................................................................... vForeword .................................................................................................................. viiTable of Contents ...................................................................................................... ix1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering .................................... 1

    1.1 Faculty ............................................................................................................ 11.2 Support Staff .................................................................................................. 31.3 Facilities and Laboratories ........................................................................... 3

    1.3.1 Classrooms ............................................................................................ 31.3.2 Laboratories........................................................................................... 3

    1.4 Program Missions, Educational Objectives and Outcomes ................... 101.4.1 Mission of the Undergraduate Programs ........................................ 101.4.2 Program Educational Objectives ...................................................... 101.4.3 Program Outcomes ............................................................................ 10

    1.5 Program Requirements............................................................................... 111.5.1 CCE Program Requirements ............................................................. 111.5.2 ECE Program Requirements ............................................................. 131.5.3 General Education Program.............................................................. 151.5.4 Summer Training................................................................................ 161.5.5 Final Year Project................................................................................ 161.5.6 ECE Areas............................................................................................ 171.5.7 Undergraduate Research ................................................................... 191.5.8 Minors .................................................................................................. 19

    2. Advising ............................................................................................................. 213. Student Evaluation ............................................................................................ 22

    3.1 Probation ...................................................................................................... 223.1.1 Placement on Academic Probation .................................................. 223.1.2 Removal of Probation ........................................................................ 22

    3.2 Repeating Courses ...................................................................................... 233.3 Dismissal and Readmission ....................................................................... 233.4 Deans Honor List ....................................................................................... 23

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    3.5 Graduation Requirements.......................................................................... 244. Academic Rules and Regulations.................................................................... 25

    4.1 General ......................................................................................................... 254.2 Attendance ................................................................................................... 25

    4.2.1 Classes and Laboratories ................................................................... 254.2.2 Examinations and Quizzes................................................................ 25

    4.3 Course Loads ............................................................................................... 254.4 Withdrawal from Courses.......................................................................... 264.5 Incomplete Grades ...................................................................................... 264.6 Exam Rules................................................................................................... 274.7 Student Conduct.......................................................................................... 27

    4.7.1 General................................................................................................. 274.7.2 Cheating............................................................................................... 284.7.3 Deans Warnings ................................................................................ 29

    5. Awards ............................................................................................................... 305.1 Deans Award for Creative Achievement ................................................ 30

    5.1.1 Nature of Award .........