Electrical Engineering Program has 11 laboratories used for educational activities:

  1. Power System Laboratory
  2. Electrical Machine Laboratory
  3. Power Electronics Laboratory
  4. Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  5. Electronics Laboratory
  6. Digital Systems Laboratory
  7. Communications Laboratory
  8. Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Laboratory
  9. Electrical and Electronics Measurements Laboratory
  10. Control Laboratory
  11. Computer Laboratory
  12. Wind power Laboratory


 1- Power System Laboratory

This laboratory performs experimental work on the primary power system and power system protection. It covers the following experiments:

  • Electrical power generation and generator characteristics
  • Synchronization of alternators to network
  • Active and Reactive load sharing of alternators in parallel
  • Reactive power control and power factor correction
  • Transmission line characteristics, including different loading and fault conditions
  • Double busbar system
  • IDMT Over current relay characteristics and feeder protection
  • Over/under voltage relay characteristics
  • Transformer differential protection
  • Reverse power relay characteristics
  • Directional Earth Fault relay characteristics

This laboratory has eight experimental workstations: 2 for generator characteristics, 2 for reactive power control and power factor correction, and 4-workstations for transmission lines and protection experiments.



2- Electrical Machine Laboratory

The primary and advanced experimental tasks on standard electrical machines are performed with the electrical machines laboratory, which covers the following experiments:

  • No load and short circuit of single-phase transformer.
  • Evaluating the efficiency of single-phase transformers under different loads.
  • Connecting and investigating the behaviour of a three-phase transformer in various types of circuits.
  • Observation of the build-up process in a separately excited and self-excited dc generator.
  • No load and load Characteristics of the dc generator.
  • DC motor characteristics under different conditions.
  • Speed control of dc motor by different techniques.
  • Determining Efficiency and Recording Characteristics of synchronous motor.
  • V-Curves and phase shift characteristics of synchronous motor.
  • Characteristics of the synchronous generator at different conditions.
  • Synchronization test for synchronous generator.
  • Determining the efficiency of three phase induction motor.
  • Load characteristics of squirrel cage induction motor.
  • Speed control for wound rotor induction motor

This laboratory has 4-workstations with similar equipment to conduct tests.


3- Power Electronics Laboratory

The power electronic experiments accompany the Power Electronics course (1402441) and the elective course (1402412), both of which can be performed within the power electronics laboratory. Also, experimental work accompanied by the graduate project (1402498, 1402499) can be achieved. The following experiments are included.

  • Single-phase uncontrolled and controlled AC/DC converters
  • Three-phase uncontrolled and controlled AC/DC converters
  • Buck, boost and buck/boost choppers
  • Single-phase DC/AC inverters
  • Three-phase DC/AC inverters
  • The 4-quadrant operation of dc-motor based on a 3-phase controlled converter
  • The 4-quadrant operation of an asynchronous motor based on a 3-phase inverter

There is complete documentation for procedures covering each experiment stated above, including student work and instructor directions. All the equipment is new and fulfils teaching requirements to an excellent extent.


4- Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory

In this laboratory, the primary electrical laws and phenomena are demonstrated after being discussed in the introductory Electrical Circuits course (1402102), such as voltage, current, and power in DC circuits using KVL and KCL, Superposition, Thevenin and Maximum power transfer theorems in DC circuits, Series and parallel AC circuits. This laboratory is well-equipped. Currently, 12 groups (two to three students each) can be accommodated. After completing this laboratory, the students will be familiarised with all circuit behaviour and characteristics in AC and DC. This laboratory covers the following experiments:

  • Ohm's law
  • KVL and KCL
  • Series and parallel connection
  • RL, RC and RLC circuits
  • Superposition and Thevenin
  • Nonlinear resistance


5- Electronics Laboratory

In this laboratory, the basics of electronic devices are demonstrated after being discussed in the Electronics I course (1402210), such as I-V characteristics of the diode, clipping circuits using diodes, rectification using diodes, Zener diode and regulators, BJT DC biasing, BJT amplifier, MOSFET DC biasing and MOSFET amplifier. This laboratory can accommodate 12 groups (two to three students each).

The laboratory covers the following experiments:

  • Characteristics of the diode (silicon and germanium)
  • Rectifier using diodes (half wave and full wave)
  • Clipping circuits
  • Zener diode characteristics and application
  • BJT characteristics
  • BJT DC biasing
  • BJT amplifier
  • FET and MOSFET characteristics
  • FET and MOSFET biasing
  • FET and MOSFET amplifier


6- Digital Systems Laboratory

In the Digital Systems laboratory, the basics of digital logic are demonstrated after being discussed in the Digital Design I Course (1402204), such as logic gates, Implementation of Boolean functions using AND and OR gates, NAND and NOR implementation, XOR and adders, Design of combinational circuits, Flip-flops and Design of sequential circuits. This laboratory is well equipped with the latest equipment. Twelve groups (two to three students each) can be easily accommodated. 

This laboratory enables the following experiments:

  • Logic gates (AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, XOR and  XNOR)
  • Implementation of Boolean functions,  * De Morgan's laws
  • Combinational circuits (half adder, full adder, encoder, decoder, multiplexer and demultiplexer)
  • Flip flops (RS, D, T and JK), * Counters,  * Shift registers


7-Communications Laboratory

In this laboratory, the basics of communications are demonstrated after being discussed in the Introduction to Communications course (1402430), such as AM and FM modulation and detection, PAM, PPM, PCM and Delta modulation, TDM, ASK, FSK and Optical fibre parameter measurements. This laboratory is well equipped with the latest equipment. It can easily accommodate eight groups (two to three students each).

The laboratory covers the following experiments:

  • AM modulation and demodulation
  • FM modulation and demodulation
  • PAM modulation and demodulation
  • PPM modulation and demodulation
  • PCM modulation and demodulation
  • Delta modulation and demodulation
  • TDM
  • ASK & FSK modulation and demodulation
  • Optical fibre transmission and receiving


8-Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Laboratory

Microprocessors and Microcontrollers are demonstrated in this laboratory after being discussed in the Microprocessors and Microcontrollers course (1402322), such as their architecture, C/Assembly programming and machine code generation, RAM and EPROM, RS-232C serial port interface, Parallel I/O interface, Programmable I/O interfaces, DAC and ADC converters and Real-time implementation. This laboratory also serves other programs in the EEP, like the Communication and Computer Programs.

The laboratory can accommodate eight groups (two to three students each) and enables the following experiments to be performed:

  • Simple digital input output
  • Time delay subroutine
  • Timer operation
  • seven segment displays
  • Counters
  • Interrupt-driven programs
  • DAC and ADC converters
  • RS-232C serial port interface
  • Steeper motor control
  • DC motor control
  • Elevator control


9-Electrical and Electronics Measurements Laboratory

Various experiments are demonstrated after being discussed in the Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation course (1402306), such as an Analogue multimeter, Digital multimeter, function generator Oscilloscope and a wide range of sensors (Temperature, force, gas and proximity).

The laboratory easily accommodates 12 groups of students and can be used for the following experiments:

  • Photodiode and transistor
  • Opto-coupler
  • Distance measurement
  • Temperature measurement: NTC, PTC and thermocouple
  • Magnetic field sensors: hall effect
  • Piezo electric sensor
  • Load cell and force measurement
  • Sound and ultrasound sensors
  • Gas sensors
  • Humidity sensors
  • Proximity sensors: optical, inductive, capacitive and ultrasound

10- Control Laboratory

The basics of Automatic Control are demonstrated in this laboratory after being discussed in the Principles of Automatic Control course (1402340), such as Proportional controller, Differential controller, Integral controller, PID control, Two-position control, Control system simulation using Matlab and Modeling of physical experiments.  These are treated in this laboratory to support control theory using physical processes (e.g. speed control, temperature control, light intensity control, etc.). There is also a part for PLC elective course (1402442) in the laboratory covering its basics and how to program it with a real live application (elevator control and Conveyer belt Control).

This laboratory enables the following experiments:

  • Open loop control
  • Step response of a P-controller
  • Step response of an I-element
  • Ramp response of the D-element
  • Output signals of an open loop chain
  • Feedback in control systems
  • Control of a 1st order transfer element with P/PI-controller
  • Step response of an oscillating 2nd-order transfer element
  • Dead time element
  • Time response of controllers
  • Temperature control
  • Liquid level control
  • Liquid flow control
  • Gas flow control
  • Brightness control
  • Speed control
  • Position control


11- Computer Laboratory

In this laboratory, the students study programming courses (1402120) and (1402221). The Structured Computer Programming course (1402120) is a College requirement. This course is given with MATLAB. The Object-Oriented Computer Programming course (1402221) is a Program requirement about C++.  Twenty-one (21) personal computers are available to the students with licensed software installed.  This laboratory also serves courses that need MATLAB to solve problems, such as (1402451).