Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electronics & Communications Engineering JPT/BPP(MQA/PA2259)01/18

The Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Electronics and Communications Engineering is a four-year programme envisioned to produce competent industry-ready Engineers to cater to the rapidly growing Electronics industry, the strongest sector in Malaysia. Our Engineering Programme is approved by Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, designed according to the specifications set by Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia which is a delegated body of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and quality assured by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The Electronics industry is now home to several major Multinational Companies (MNCs) from USA, Japan, Europe, Taiwan and Korea including Intel, AMD, Motorola, Toshiba, Infineon, ST Microelectronics, National Semiconductor, Fairchild, Renesas, NEC, CISCO, National Instruments and several others.

Electronics and Communications technology has become an integral part of our lives today and it has altered the way we live, the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we travel and also the way we eat!  One aspect of our lives that has been impacted tremendously is the way we communicate with the world around us. Developments such as email, SMS, MMS, video conferencing, Chatting using smartphones and computers have allowed us to connect with each other at breakneck speeds with the help of 3G and 4G Electronic Communication technologies. The major driving force behind the enormous growth of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry is the exponential and revolutionary developments that have taken place in the field of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

This has grown into one of the most sophisticated and largest branches of Engineering. The curriculum is designed to nurture the future Engineers and Entrepreneurs of tomorrow by providing strong technical knowledge and managerial skills which are supplemented with substantial hands-on experience using the state-of-the-art Graphical System Design tools used by the Electronics Industries all over the Globe. The Industrial Training in the pre-final year of study acquaints the students with the real-world work culture and environment in the industries while also preparing them to assess their employment prospects. The Project work in the final year enables the students to be capable of conducting independent research. Furthermore, the students will also have an option to acquire professional certifications of MNCs which are a value addition to their career.

The Electronics and Communications Engineering is a rapidly developing field, which is quite thought provoking, innovative and challenging with excellent job opportunities for those who have the required skills, genuine interest and fascination towards technology.

Programme objectives

To produce graduates who would have acquired sufficient knowledge, developed essential competencies and imbibed the correct attitudes to function effectively in their professional careers.

To achieve these by the end of the degree, the graduates should have acquired the following:

  • The ability to identify and solve Electronics Engineering problems, drawing on solid theoretical foundation and strong hands-on knowledge, using industry relevant hardware and software tools
  • Possession of capability to investigate and conduct independent research for pursuing higher studies, professional growth and lifelong learning
  • Possession of basic entrepreneurial and management skills coupled with effective communication that would enable them to participate in and lead multidisciplinary task teams
  • Awareness of social and cultural values in the communities they serve as well as knowledgeable about legal and ethical issues that relate intimately with their profession
 PROGRAM OUTCOMES/AIMS (POs)
  • The ability to identify and solve Electronics Engineering problems, drawing on solid theoretical foundation and strong hands-on knowledge, using industry relevant hardware and software tools (PO 1);
  • Possession of capability to investigate and conduct independent research for pursuing higher studies, professional growth and lifelong learning (PO 2);
  • Possession of basic entrepreneurial and management skills coupled with effective communication that would enable them to participate in and lead multidisciplinary task teams (PO 3);
  • Awareness of social and cultural values in the communities they serve as well as knowledgeable about legal and ethical issues that relate intimately with their profession (PO 4).

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

PLO 1

Engineering Knowledge

Apply knowledge of Mathematics, Science, and Electronics Engineering to analyse, design and implement electronic circuits or systems. (EAC 1-2012 Manual)
PLO 2

Problem Analysis & Investigation

Identify, research, formulate and solve complex engineering problems related to their field of engineering. (EAC 2&4-2012 Manual)
PLO 3

Problem analysis, Design & Investigation

Design a system or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, cultural, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability. (EAC 2,3&4-2012 Manual)
PLO 4

Design/Development of solutions

Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyse and interpret data. (EAC 2,3&4-2012 Manual)
PLO 5

Modern Tool Usage

Display proficiency in the use of modern engineering & IT tools necessary for complex engineering activities. (EAC 5-2012 Manual)
PLO 6

Societal responsibilities, ethics & communication

Demonstrate an understanding of societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues relevant to professional engineering practice. (EAC 6,8&9-2012 Manual)
PLO 7

Sustainable environment

Demonstrate the knowledge of and the need for sustainable development. (EAC 7-2012 Manual)
PLO 8

Engineers and Society, Ethics

Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (EAC 6&8-2012 Manual)
PLO 9

Engineers and Society & communication

Write effective reports; communicate equally effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and the society at large on relevant issues. (EAC 6&9-2012 Manual)
PLO 10

Team work & Project management & finance

Function pro-actively in multidisciplinary teams with an understanding of engineering project management and finance principles.(EAC 10&12-2012 Manual)
PLO 11

Lifelong learning

Recognize the need to keep abreast of developments in the field and profession and thus engage in lifelong learning. (EAC 11-2012 Manual)

Programme content
The following courses make up the B.Eng (Hons) Electronics & Communications Engineering programme curriculum:
MQA Courses
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan-A /Communication Skills
  • TITAS
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes-1
  • English for Academic Purposes-2
  • Understanding Human Behaviour/English Pro
  • Co-Curriculum Activities
Core Courses
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Circuit Theory
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Signals and Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Design with Verilog HDL
  • Analog Communications
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
  • Electronic Circuit Analysis
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Communications
  • IC Applications
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • RF and Microwave Engineering
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks
  • Principles of Management
  • Industrial Training
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Research Project
  • Total Quality Management
  • Architecture of DSP Processors
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • Cellular and Mobile Communications
  • VLSI Design
Electives
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microcontrollers and Applications
  • Satellite Communications
  • Optical Communications

Minimum entry requirements

Examinations Requirements
Malaysian University English Test Band 2
Equivalent
  • IELTS Score 5.0
  • TOEFL Score 500
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass with a minimum grade C /CGPA 2.00 Mathematics and Physics
General Certificate of Education
Advanced (“A”) levels
Minimum Pass in Mathematics and Physics
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with a minimum grade B in 5 subjects, including Mathematics and Physics
Matriculation/Foundation in Science Pass in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
Diploma Pass Diploma in related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Government of Malaysia

Intakes 
3 Intakes in a year

Mode of study: Full-time study

Duration: 4 years

Assessment
Students’ ability is gauged through continuous assessments and a final exam in each semester. The continuous assessment component comprises tests/quizzes, laboratory practicals, mid-semester examination and project/assignments which accounts for an allocation about 40-50 marks depending on the course and the remaining marks on final examination.