Electrical Engineering


The vision of the Electrical Engineering Program at The Petroleum Institute is to be recognized as a premier Electrical Engineering Program that provides a world-class education and research in electrical engineering through focused activities and excellence of its faculty, staff, graduates and facilities.


The mission of the Electrical Engineering Program is to provide a world-class education in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on power and control systems that prepares graduates for successful professional careers in ADNOC, other sponsors, and the broader energy industry, and a life time of learning that will enable them to continue their education throughout their career.

Program Description

The Electrical Engineering Program at the Petroleum Institute is designed to give students a sound education that covers the major subjects of Electrical Engineering, drawing applications from the oil and gas industries. The Electrical Engineering curriculum combines strengths in electrical engineering fundamentals with extensive laboratory experience to reinforce the principles and concepts used in classroom. Through design experiences, students apply the learned knowledge in solving representatives of real-world problems, supported by an environment that stresses leadership and teamwork. In their senior year, Electrical Engineering students take a variety of courses in power engineering, which comprises power generation, transmission, and distribution systems, and in instrumentation and control, which involves instrumentation and measurements, modern control, computer control techniques, real-time programming, and industrial automation. In addition, the curriculum emphasizes the development of computer and oral and written communication skills of electrical engineering students.

Program Educational Objectives

Within the first few years of graduation, our Electrical Engineering Program graduates will:

  • Have successful careers in electrical engineering with a particular focus on applications in the petroleum and energy industries.
  • Progress rapidly towards the satisfactory attainment of ADNOC's competency targets in electrical engineering.
  • Continue professional and personal growth through graduate studies and/or self-education.

Student Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Electrical Engineering Program, graduates will have:

  • Ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program Facilities

The Electrical Engineering Program laboratories are located in the Arzanah and Ruwais buildings. These include:

  • Electric Circuits Laboratory
  • Electronics Circuits Laboratory
  • Digital Electronic Circuits Laboratory
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Laboratory
  • Industrial Automation Laboratory
  • Electric Machines Laboratory
  • Feedback Control Laboratory
  • Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory
  • Signals and Systems Laboratory
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Electrical workshop

Degree Requirements

The Electrical Engineering Program begins with basic studies in engineering science coupled with fundamental studies in electrical engineering. The program continues with advanced courses in power, and controls and instrumentations engineering. To reinforce the principles and concepts introduced in the classroom, the program incorporates extensive hands-on laboratory work, design experiences to apply learned knowledge to solve representatives of real-world problems, and an environment that stresses teamwork and leadership. In addition, the program emphasizes the development of computer, and oral and written communication skills. The Electrical Engineering Program features a summer internship in industry, where students will gain significant exposure to the petroleum processing industries in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world. The Electrical Engineering Program requires 130 credits to graduate distributed as follows: 53 credits in General Education Requirements, 68 credits in Major Requirements, at least 6 credits in Major Electives (at the 400-level) and 3 credits in Technical Electives.

Study Plan

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Dr. Panos Liatsis
Department Chair and Professor

Ruwais Building, 3207 A
+971 (0)2 607 5376
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5194
Email: pliatsis@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Youssef Abdel-Magid
Dean of Graduate School & Professor

Habshan Building, Room 5226
Office: +971 2 6075506
Fax: + 971 2 6075 528
E-mail: yabdelmagid@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Igor M. Boiko

Ruwais Building, 3209
+971 (0)2 607 5505
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: iboiko@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Huw Griffiths

Arzanah Building, Room 8325
+971 (0)2 607 5749
Email: hgriffiths@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Ehab F. El-Saadany

Ruwais Building, Room 3205
+971 (0)2 607 5183
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: efelsadaany@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Balanthi Mogru Abdul Rahiman Beig 
Associate Professor

Arzanah building, Room 8319
Office: +971(0)2607 5030
Email: bbeig@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Braham Barkat
Associate Professor

Ruwais Building, 3215
+971 (0)2 607 5437
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: bbarkat@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Mahmoud Meribout
Associate Professor

Ruwais Building, Room 3211
Office: +971 (0)2 607 5331
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: mmeribout@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Noureddine Harid
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

Ruwais Building, Room 8-321
+971 (0)2 607 5709
Fax: +971 (0) 2 607 5
Email: nharid@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Ahmed Al-Durra
Associate Professor

Bu Hasa Building, 2010A
+971 (0)2 607 5511
Fax:  +971 (0)2 607 5194
Email: aaldurra@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Khalid Al-Hammadi
Assistant Professor

Ruwais Building, 3219
+971 (0)2 607 5591
Email: kalhammadi@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Khaled Al-Wahedi
Assistant Professor

Ruwais Building, Room 3213
Office: +971-2-607 5325
Fax: +97126075194
Email: kalwahedi@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Khalifa Hasan Al Hosani
Director of Internship & Assistant Professor

Ruwais Building, Room 3108A
Office: +97126075958
Fax: +97126075194
Email: khalhosani@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Naji Al Sayari
Manager - Faculty Engagement | PIRC
Assistant Professor

Ruwais Building, Room 3217
Office: +971-2-6075329
Fax: +971-2-6075200
E-mail: nalsayari@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Ahmed Elsheakh
Assistant Professor

Umm Shaif Building, 4113
+971 (0)2 607 5192
Fax:  +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: aelsheakh@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Jamal Y. Alsawalhi
Assistant Professor

Arzana Building, Room 8345-D
Office: +971 2 607 5649
Fax: +971 2 607 5200
Email: jalsawalhi@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Mohamed AbouKhousa
Assistant Professor                      

Umm Shaif Building, Room 4109
Office: +971-2-6075352
Fax: +971-2-6075159
E-mail: mabouKhousa@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Hasan Al-Marzouqi
Assistant Professor

Arzanah Building, Room 8345B
Office: +971-2-6075090
Fax: +971-2-6075194
E-mail: hasalmarzouqi@pi.ac.ae

Dr. Khaled Al Jaafari
Assistant Professor

Ruwais Building, 3203
Office: +971 (0)2 607 6129
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5194
Email: khaljaafari@pi.ac.ae