Dr. Madina Hamiane , Dean of College of Engineering

Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Engineering.

One of the foremost driving forces in our ever changing world is engineering and to be an engineer is to have the capabilities and know-how to meet the needs of people locally and around the world and help to make their lives safer, more comfortable and more productive. The College’s mission is to educate the technological leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to inculcate intellectual skills in our graduates in order to produce highly competent engineers who utilize critical thinking and problem solving for decision-making and demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.

Engineering education at Ahlia emphasizes the fundamental principles of engineering, mathematics, computing, the natural and social sciences and the ability to develop creative solutions to multi-faceted problems and examine their impact on the environment and society. We offer our engineering students a rich educational experience, an experience that merges intellectual rigor with cross-disciplinary breadth in a student-centered environment. Our engineering students develop strong analytical and problem solving skills that serve them well upon graduation in careers in engineering and in a wide range of other occupations such as IT and entrepreneurial endeavors. This unique engineering education is provided by the college’s international faculty body who are dedicated to excellence in instruction and research and also to close faculty-student interaction both within and outside the classroom. The college is also proud of its faculty’s engagement in scholarly research and their international academic reputation in their fields of expertise.

The College of Engineering offers four-year Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer and Telecommunication Engineering and Mobile and Network Engineering and aspires to expand its offerings to cover other engineering fields needed by the local and regional markets. The College emphasizes a hands-on approach to engineering that enables students to perform a broad panoply of technical tasks with high competence.

Laboratory-based and hands-on activities provide our students with practical and design experience, as well as close interaction with faculty with cutting-edge knowledge of their fields. Our undergraduate students work on their graduation projects in such diverse areas as wireless and mobile communications, robotics, embedded systems, computer  network, computer security, control systems, networking, and applied signal/image processing. All projects are displayed in an on-campus as part of a yearly graduation project exhibition .

Two Cisco Network certifications, CCNA and CCNP, are available to students and embedded within the curricula of both engineering programmes as core and elective courses and provide students with the knowledge and basic professional experience in network administration that they may need in their future career.

Ahlia University is a special place and education in Ahlia College of Engineering offers special opportunities. You are welcome to visit us and meet our faculty and students. We are confident that you will find the unique educational experiences and opportunities that you are looking for.
Best Wishes
Dr. Madina Hamiane


College Mission Statement

Our vision is:

To Aspire to achieve preeminent position in the Middle East in engineering education and research, outstanding leadership to the profession, and in the application of cutting edge knowledge to the benefit of society.

Our mission is:

To provide high quality programs through innovative and dynamic curricula designed to equip students with skills and knowledge they need to become globally competitive engineering professionals with a wide range of career choices in multiple industry sectors. The College is committed to maintaining a collegial, supportive, and diverse environment that encourages our students, faculty, and staff to achieve full potential to the best of their abilities.

Our goals are to:
  • Provide quality programs that foster student learning through a wide variety of instructional approaches.
  • Offer students an in-depth knowledge of the discipline with critical thinking skills, experimentation skills, and problem solving skills.
  • Achieve student commitment to lifelong learning through a variety of technologies and research tools so each student can adapt their knowledge base to new situations.
  • Encourage faculty professional development to enhance a lifelong professional career with growth.
  • Encourage industry and government partnerships with faculty and students to enhance scholarship and learning.
  • Encourage students to be active in professional organizations under faculty mentorship.
  • Encourage faculty to maintain leading edge knowledge in current technologies to prepare students to be globally competitive upon graduation.
  • Motivate students to be sensitive to issues such as ethics, social responsibilities, and environmental protection.

Core Competence

Programmes : Core Competence (in both BSCCE & BSMNE)

This programme achieved Full Confidence by QQA

As one of the six colleges of Ahlia University, the College of Engineering strives to provide excellence in teaching and research in a stimulating learning environment conducive to creativity and innovation. The College is committed to producing competent well-rounded graduates in the field of Computer, Telecommunication and Network engineering, who are able to meet new challenges and responsibilities in a technology driven society. It aims to help students to acquire transferable skills needed in their professional life and develop their critical, creative and analytical thinking and problem solving skills. The College offers a firm and broad-based education, with provision for a substantial amount of specialisation in the final year of study.  In the field of Computer and communication Engineering cutting edge courses such as, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems, analogue and digital communications systems and digital signal processing are offered. In the field of Mobile and Network engineering, the college offers courses in analogue and digital communications, wireless and multimedia  communications, data networks and communications networks.

The College emphasises a hands-on approach to engineering that combines academic excellence and research in an innovative way enabling students to be competent in a broad range of technical skills. By training individuals to become specialists, we provide our students with exposure to and experience in cutting edge technology and so enrich their professional development and conceptual understanding, problem solving ability and analytical thinking skills.

The College mission revolves around imparting the knowledge, attitudes and skills vital to enable graduates to become experts in all the research, administrative and academic functions associated with the engineering profession.  Its aim is to produce highly knowledgeable engineers who utilise critical thinking for decision-making and demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour.  As such, the College shares the impressive success of the University so far in the Quality Assurance evaluation reports.

The College offers the following programs:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering (BSCCE)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mobile and Network Engineering ( BSMNE)


Both programs are accredited by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain and are running successfully. The College has high calibre faculty with a diverse cultural background and teaching experience. The academic faculty consists of 1 full professor, 1 Associate Professor,  7 Assistant Professors  3 Lecturers, and 3 Lab assistants. The college encourages quality research among faculty and students, and faculty members attend and present papers at regional and international conferences and publish their research in reputable journals.

The College maintains a good relationship with the relevant industries. There are strong ties with telecommunication companies and various engineering organisations. This relationship enhances training, research and job opportunities for the College graduates.


Students following the two Bachelor’s degree programmes are normally required to go through an internship programme, equivalent to 6 credit hours, which aims at:

1. To provide students from the college with an opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills and competencies learned in the classroom with practical application and skills enhancement in a related work-based/professional environment.

2. To give students an opportunity to gain experience of a relevant work environment and to develop links with professionals (computer engineers/communication engineers) in the field they are considering for a future career.

3. To ultimately enhance student employability and at the same time to build relationships between the university, businesses and the local community. To give employers an opportunity to guide and also evaluate future talent in the field of Computer and Telecommunication Engineering.


The College normally seeks career opportunities for its graduates in collaboration with the Professional Relations Directorate at the University. The Directorate normally disseminates information regarding job opportunities in the labour market and the college passes on that information to its potential graduates and provides the directorate with their full details. We believe that developing the right skills, understanding  employer needs and helping students take advantage of the opportunities available to them is critical to our graduates’ success. Therefore, the College organises  regular field trips and seminars in public and private engineering and IT organisations to expose students to engineering and IT facilities in their communities and help them to understand real life jobs organisational structure and some of the required skills within those organisations and to identify different job roles. In addition, and in collaboration with the Deanship of student affairs, the College hosts a number of events both on and off campus to help students to prepare for a successful future in the world of work. Various organisations are invited to these events to meet the students and discuss job opportunities and their requirements.


The college encourages quality research among faculty and students, and faculty members attend and present papers at renowned regional and international conferences such as IEEE conferences and publish their research in reputable Engineering and IT journals such as IEEE transactions. Many members hold memberships in reputed engineering institutes and associations such as IEEE, IAENG, IAES, etc..  The college faculty also act as reviewers for, or editorial board members in, many international journals.  One faculty member received a patent for an innovation reported in his PhD dissertation and other faculty published work in international journals with their graduate and undergraduate students.

Research in the college spans a wide spectrum of engineering fields. Faculty research interests include but are not limited to:
Coded MIMO Systems for the B3G/4G Mobile Communications, speech coding for mobile communications, error-correcting codes, Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) for telemetry applications, cross-correlation-based PSK and QAM demodulation, Digital signal and image processing for forensics and medical diagnosis, Microcontroller-based systems, computer Networks, Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), wavelet-based nonlinear system identification, neural networks applications to network design, optical communication, particular localization and estimation of crosstalk in all-optical networks (AONs), reliability of MPSoC and SoC embedded systems, design and implementation of IPs in FPGA, Evolutionary Computation, Genetic algorithms applied to information retrieval and TS problem. Information security, supply chain and systems maintainability management  in industries, stochastic systems for engineering control, decision making in engineering management, optical communication, particular  localisation and estimation of crosstalk in all-optical networks (AONs)

To view the college research click here.


If you would like to know more about our programmes we would love to hear from you. Call Dr Madina Hamiane on 17298999 (ext. 8934) or email on mhamiane@ahlia.edu.bh or call Mariam Alasfoor on 17298999 (ext. 8694) or email on malasfoor@ahlia.edu.bh or pop in and visit us.

Internal Seminars

Research Seminars conducting by the college

  1. 22nd March 2017, Dr. Ahmed Jameel, PAPR Reduction of Localized Single Carrier FDMA Using the Partial Transmit Sequence in LTE Systems (Research Forum). Gallery

  2. 22nd March 2017, Dr Ahmed Jedidi, History Trust Routing Algorithm to Improve Efficiency and Security in Wireless Sensor Networks (Research Forum). Gallery

  3. 12th May 2016, Dr. Ammar Al Dallal, Securing Web Applications Against Cross-Site Scripting. Gallery

  4. 23rd November 2016, Dr. Ayman Alaiwi, Using Ground as a Transmission Medium. Gallery

  5. 28th November 2015, Dr. Ahmed Jedidi, Optimization of code application to Improve MTTF in SoC. Gallery

  6. 18th November 2015, Dr. Ammar Al Dallal, Using Genetic Algorithm with Combinational Crossover to Solve Travelling Salesman Problem. Gallery

  7. 16th March 2015, Dr. Madina Hamiane, Automatic Detection of Abnormalities in ECG signals (Research Forum). Gallery

  8. 28th April 2014, Dr. Masaud Jahromi, Online Multimedia.

  9. 23rd April 2014, Dr. Ammar AlDallal, Improving Genetic Algorithm Convergence in Information Retrieval using Hybrid Crossover.

  10. 16th April 2014, Prof. Nabil Moussa, Teaching Mathematics to Engineering Students in Developing Countries. Gallery

  11. 9th April 2014, Mr. Ruchin Jain, Self-Similarity in the Network Traffic –Part II. Gallery

  12. 24th March 2014, Mr. Ruchin Jain, Self-Similarity in the Network Traffic –Part I.

  13. 3rd December 2012, Dr. Ahmed Jameel, Performance Comparison of Hard and Soft-Decision Decoding of Systems with Tx/Rx Diversity.

  14. 28th November 2012, Dr. Ammar Al Dallal, Enhancing Recall and Precision in Web Search Using Genetic Algorithms.

  15. 21st November 2012, Dr. Madina Hamiane, Wavelet Transform and its Applications.


To view the college events click here