bachelor of science in telecommunication engineering

1.0 Programme description

The Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering program helps students to demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of telecommunications systems associated with LANs, MANs, and WANs. Students will learn to design, implement, and manage telecommunications systems using voice and data. Telecommunication engineering is a major field that falls under Electronics Engineering.

Apart from this, it also combines various aspects of electrical, structural and civil engineering. Telecommunications engineers handle different types of technology that help us to communicate. They research, design and develop satellite and cable systems, mobile phones, radio waves, the internet and e-mail.

The Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering is a four-year full-time course (or equivalent part time) in which you spend four years in academic studies and normally six months in supervised professional practice which is undertaken after satisfactory completion of the second and third years of the full time course. The course aims to produce graduates with a high level of general education and specific vocational skills.

The new graduates design, develop, test, and debug software and hardware products for communications applications. These products range from modems and encoders, to computer-assisted engineering programs for schematic cabling projects; modeling programs for cellular and satellite systems; and programs for telephone options, such as voice mail, e-mail, and call waiting.

The academic component of the course consists of:

  • A range of core modules giving a thorough grounding in all essential aspects of telecommunication engineering
  • Close to 600 hours of work experience (industrial training), giving on-the-job experience in design and practical or research aspects of systems development,
  • A major project in the fourth year, in which you apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills to the development of a solution to a substantial practical problem proposed by leading industry and university-based practitioners; and,
  • A number of electives, which enable you to specialize your degree further, or develop other areas of interest.

2.0 Objectives

The objectives of Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering are:

  • To give graduates the knowledge and skills necessary to participate as an effective team member or team leader in the development of large telecommunications and computer systems covering a broad range of engineering and scientific applications.
  • To prepare graduates for professional careers in roles including, but not limited to, the following: IN engineers, VAS engineers, Infrastructure engineers, network planners, Core network engineers
  • To prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to do advanced studies and research in Telecommunication Engineering and related engineering and scientific disciplines.
  • To equip graduates with the communication skills, both oral and written, to become an effective team-oriented problem solver as well as an effective communicator with non-technical stakeholders in the telecom world.

3.0 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme, the graduates shall be able to:

  • Graduates will be able to employ theoretical principles, mathematical techniques and scientific methods to predict and analyze the performance of telecommunications systems as well as design systems according to specifications.
  • Graduates will be able to identify and solve problems in telecommunications systems and networks.
  • Graduates will be able to model and simulate telecommunications systems and networks in order to identify and solve these problems and also will be able to apply computer and electrical engineering techniques towards solving problems in telecommunications systems and networks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.

4.0 Programme structure

year one

semester one
course code Module Name
BTE 110 Engineering Mathematics I
BTE 111 Physical electronics I
BTE 112 Circuit theory
BIT 110 Information systems and technologies
MC 110 Communication skills
BBA 113 Business administration
ENG 110 English I
semester two
course code Module Name
BTE 120 Engineering Mathematics II
BTE 121 Electricity and Magnetism
BTE 122 Physical electronics II
COM 122 Principles of programming in C
ENG 120 English II
BTE 123 Statics and dynamics
BTE 124 Engineering ethics
BTE 130 Workshop Practice

year two

semester one
course code Module Name
BTE 210 Engineering Mathematics III
BTE 211 Electromagnetics
BTE 212 Electronic circuits
BTE 213 Electrical material science
BTE 214 Engineering Computer Aided Drawing
BBA 213 Entrepreneurship & small business mgt
semester two
course code Module Name
BTE 220 Engineering Mathematics IV
BTE 221 Network theory
BTE 222 Signals and Systems
BTE 223 Digital electronics
BTE 224 Principles of Telecommunication
BTBTE 230 Industrial training for telecom engineers

year three

semester one
course code Module Name
BTE 310 Applied Analogue electronics
BTE 311 ElElectromagnetic fields
BTE 312 Communication engineering I
BTE 313 Applied Digital electronics
BIT 313 Communication Systems
BBA 311 Managing Contracts and Projects
semester two
course code Module Name
BTE 320 Telecom Switching and Network systems
BTE321 Instrumentation and measurements
BTE 322 Control Systems engineering
BTE 323 Mobile communication systems
BTE 324 Experimental Project and research methods
BTE 325 Security in Communication systems
BTE 330 Industrial training for telecom engineers II

year four

semester one
course code Module Name
BTE 410 Radio wave propagation
BTE 411 Communication engineering II
BTE 412 Telecommunication and Wireless Systems
BTE 413 Digital signal processing
BTE 414 Telecommunication Network planning
BTE 415 Radio spectrum management
semester two
course code Module Name
BTE 420 Antennas and Microwave engineering
BTE 421 Radio frequency engineering
BTE 422 Satellite communication
BTE 425 Final year telecommunication Project
BTE 423 TV Engineering
BTE 424 Opto-electronics and fibre engineering