Modern communication systems, such as the Internet, mobile telephones and digital TV, are bringing a revolution in the lives of business and individuals. The global economy relies increasingly on high-speed data and other digital data networks interconnecting computers and other digital devices across the world. All aspects of business, from research and development to production, marketing and sales, benefit from the rapid advances in such technology. Our social lives, entertainment and education are also enhanced by continuing advances in personal and mobile communications, media compression and seamless connectivity between equipments.
Objective of the Degree
The objective of the degree is to produce a well-rounded and well-balanced graduate who can use Electronics and Communication Engineering tools to solve real world problems. In designing the course, the requirements of IEEE and curricula of North American and European universities and institutes have been taken into consideration.
Keeping the Curriculum Up-to-date
With the passing of each year, Electronics and Communication Engineering reaches new dimensions, which necessitates regular review of the curriculum. Required updating will normally be done every two to three years.
Structure of the Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in ECE consists of general education courses, mathematics courses, business foundation courses, Electronics and Communication Engineering core courses, courses outside the CSE department, elective courses and a thesis/project. Each student is required to successfully complete a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate. The student is required to take courses of 120 credits. The remaining 4 credits will be made up of thesis/project submission. A student may also complete an optional non-credit Internship course. The duration of internship will be a maximum of 8 weeks. A student may also be required to take remedial and supplementary non-credit courses to improve study skills, presentation and communication skills.
The areas and titles of the courses for each year are given on subsequent pages. The curriculum has been based on the semester system, with two semesters each year. Each semester consists of 14 weeks of work. This is followed by a week's study break and exams in the 16th week. Transcripts are to be given out in the 20th week.
Credit hours have been based on the number of hours of theory lectures that need to be delivered in a week. One theory lecture per week throughout the semester means 1 credit hour. Electronics and Communication Engineering courses that require laboratory work include 3 hours of compulsory practical work each/alternate week. This is in addition to the theory hours. As the practical work is counted as integral part of the course, no additional credits are given for the practical. For these practical based courses, 3 hours theory + 3 hours practical work = 3 credit hours. Many courses have compulsory tutorial classes, which are either integrated with the lab (if any) or held separately. Marks will be awarded for submission after the tutorial period.