This program introduces students to the complexity of modern, large-scale telecommunications network. The programme emphasizes the architecture of a network, capable of providing switched and permanent telephony and data services locally, regionally and nationally. In addition, it focuses on the study of telecommunications network, optical communications systems & satellite systems to bring about a closer community by means of fast-emanating, information-carrying communications network.
Students registered in the Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering program must complete a minimum of 142 credits during 4 years of full-time study. The program consists of an Engineering Core, a Software Core, and an Elective Core. The course covers areas such as: engineering mathematics, electronics and computing, telephony and switching, distributed system, communications systems including RF, microwave, satellite systems and optical communications technologies, digital and microprocessor control, introduction to business organizations and management and projects.
Since the role of the telecommunications network operator is to monitor the flow of traffic in the network, the emphasis of this program is on the protocols and standards applicable to a large telecommunications network, and the identification and solution of complex network faults.
The programme also offers training in software engineering, computer operating systems and modern computing networks.
The software engineering is concerned with theories, methods, and tools required to create reliable, efficient and economical software for the needs of the information technology society. Software engineers design software using the principles and practices of engineering. They apply the theory and mathematics arising from computer science and the emerging areas of software development to the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance of large software projects.
The following are the objectives of the programme:
- To provide a sound base in the science of telecommunication engineering.
- To develop in the students the concept of professional practice, innovation and enterprise.
- To make the student aware of technological trends and the emerging opportunities.
- To lay the foundation necessary for advanced study in telecommunication engineering.
- To be able to unite theory with practice, be prepared and motivated to engage in lifelong learning, and have a solid foundation in mathematics and science.
- To be productive practitioners skilled in applying engineering process and practice to software components and systems.
- To be proficient in oral and written communication, and effective in team work.
- To have the broad education and awareness of contemporary issues necessary to understand the societal and global impact of their profession.