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Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering with Honours

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration48 months
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FeesRM102,000 + GBP 375/year*
Fees (International Student) RM 117,900 + GBP 375/year *
FacultySchool of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to provide students with:

  • High-quality undergraduate engineering education by providing students with a curriculum that is firmly grounded in telecommunication engineering fundamentals.
  • A study in the areas of telecommunication engineering which covers the structure of mobile computing systems, telecommunication systems & networks, and software systems.
  • The technical skills to cover the ever demanding expertise in the fields of microwave and optical Transmission, satellite communications and RF communications.

 

This programme is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

http:// www.bem.org.my/engineering-accreditation-council

Programme Educational Objectives:

Graduates of APU Bachelor of Engineering in their respective programs are expected within five years of graduation to attain the following programme educational objectives

  • Be a practicing engineer contributing to the development of Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering while demonstrating professionalism.
  • Pursue engineering innovation via career advancement opportunities and/or advanced studies in Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering.

Telecommunication Engineers design, develop, test and maintain telecommunication systems to ensure fast and steady transmission and reception of information. Telecommunication engineering will appeal to those who are interested in the following field:

  • Satellite and mobile communication
  • Signal processing
  • Optical fibres and photonics
  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Data networks, data coding, compression, encryption and transmission
  • Microwave & RF Communications

 

Programme Outcomes:

The students, upon completion of their study, should attain the following outcomes:

  • Ability to gain and apply principles of Mathematics, Science and Engineering to the solutions of complex engineering problems
  • Ability to undertake complex engineering problem analysis and apply engineering principles to solve them
  • Ability to select and use suitable tools and techniques for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to investigate complex engineering problems using research techniques.
  • Ability to design innovative solutions for complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on complex engineering activities
  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate good practices of engineering in sustainable development and environmental considerations for the solutions of complex engineering problems
  • Ability to engage in professional engineering practice for safety, health, social, cultural and legal responsibilities in developing solutions for complex engineering problems
  • Ability to execute the responsibilities of an Engineer professionally and ethically.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team leader or a member in a team within multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Ability to recognize the need for, and be able to engage in independent and life-long learning towards continuous professional development
  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills, engineering project management and economic decision making in multidisciplinary environments
Curriculum

DEGREE LEVEL 1

Students will understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Engineering Materials, Instrumentation & Measurement and Engineering Design. Other modules aim to provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers, as well as thorough grounding in principles of IT and management. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for their own independent learning are also introduced.

Common Modules

  • Analysis of Circuits
  • Instrumentation & Measurement
  • Introduction to Management
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to C Programming
  • Industry 4.0
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Design

Specialised Modules

  • Introduction to Networking

DEGREE LEVEL 2

Here, students start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Telecommunication Engineering with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Analogue Communication, Digital Communication, Introduction to Electrical Systems, Signals & Linear Systems and more. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules.

Common Modules

  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Signals and Linear Systems

Specialised Modules

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Analogue Communication
  • Digital Communication

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Control Engineering, Computer Architecture, Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software, Digital Signal Processing, VLSI Design, Numerical Methods and Statistics, Antenna & Propagation, Machine Vision & Intelligence and Modern Communication Systems are the critical focus of this level. There is further development of the ability to apply relevant engineering skills with strong critical thinking and analysis. Independent learning continues in all modules.

Common Modules

  • Control Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • VLSI Design
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering Project Management

Specialised Modules

  • Antenna & Propagation
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence
  • Modern Communication System

 

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 16 weeks to prepare them for a smooth transition from the classroom to the working environment.

 

DEGREE LEVEL 4

The final year Engineering modules provide the necessary industry application and technological skills which become very useful for employment upon graduation. Students’ personal and professional development, technical capability and understanding of how to innovate, generate and manage the creation of new ideas will be enhanced. Students will deliver several Engineering Projects where they will demonstrate higher level critical thinking, analysis and solutions development skills which will enhance their employability.

Common Modules

  • Project Phase 1 (Investigation)
  • Project Phase 2 (Implementation)
  • Group Design Project
  • Engineer in Society

Specialised Modules

  • Analogue Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Optical Communications & Networks
  • Microwave & RF Communication

Elective Modules (choose 2)

  • Cloud Infrastructure & Services
  • Distributed Computer Systems
  • Internet of Things: Concepts & Applications
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Satellite & Mobile Communication
  • Renewable Energy
  • Product Creation Technology

MQA Compulsory Subjects *

  • Ethnic Relations (M’sian Students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (M’sian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies (Int’l Students)
  • Malay Communication Language (Int’l Students)
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Co-Curriculum

(*All students are required to successfully complete these modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency)



Entry Requirements

DIRECT ENTRY TO LEVEL 1 OF THE DEGREE:

STPM         

  2 Passes in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM Level or its equivalent.

 

A-LEVEL

  2 Passes in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry), and a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/ IGCSE or its equivalent.

 

UEC

• 5 Grade B’s in UEC, including Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry).

 

FOUNDATION/ MATRICULATION

• Passed the relevant Foundation programme (minimum CGPA of 2.0) with a Credit in Mathematics and Physics (or Chemistry) at SPM/O-Level/IGCSE or equivalent.

 

Direct Entry to level 2 of the Degree:

• Successful completion of the APU/APIIT Diploma or

• Successful completion of studies in another recognised institute with academic credits equivalent to Level 1 of an Honours Degree (Subject to the approval of the APU/APIIT Academic Board)

Intake Months

March, June, Sept, Nov

Career Prospects

Telecommunication Engineering is the most rapidly developing and dynamic field of Engineering. Rapid growth in the telecommunication sector is evident from the deep penetration of the Internet and mobile phones in every corner of the world. Careers include design engineers of telecommunication and signal processing systems that provide essential electronic support networks for information technology industries and mobile/wireless and communication engineers. Graduates would also be employable in sectors such as broadcasting and general telecommunication services.

  • RF Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Product Engineer         
  • Support Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Infrastructure / Utility Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Telecommunication Engineer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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