Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electronic and Communications Engineering


An efficient communication network is the foundation upon which an information society is built.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Electronic and Communications Engineering is a multi-disciplinary programme which combines knowledge of science and fundamentals in electronics with communications engineering principles. Students will have the ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution, and utilise a systems approach to design and evaluate operational performance. Industrial training and exposure are important components of the programme to equip graduates with the essential technical knowledge and skills required by a wide range of industries. Students will also be exposed to the essentials of management, business law and ethical engineering practices.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this professional engineering programme may find employment in the electronic, communication and electrical industries. They may be assigned to work in a wide variety of areas such as design and manufacturing of electrical and electronic products, operation and maintenance, research and development, sales and marketing, consultancy and education. Besides, they can also serve in the popular telecommunication sector including cellular phone, radio and television, telephony and satellite communications.

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Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electronic and Communications Engineering is one of the programmes offered by the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (D3E). The other three programmes offered by D3E are Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics (Computer Networking), and Physics. These programmes are recognized by the Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA) and the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), providing an opportunity for students to master the basics of engineering principles underlying electrical, electronic and communication engineering. The programmes are in-line with the state-of-art of technologies in electrical, electronics and communication engineering. In addition, the programmes help to develop students’ ability to analyze, identify, formulate and generate specific solutions for the problems encountered. At the end of these programmes, students will be able to develop an appreciation of the role of an engineer in designing better systems.

As an effort for UTAR to become not only excellence in teaching but also in research, these programmes are actively engaged in R&D with the financial support from the University, Government Funds such as FRGS, AAIBE, and other industrial grants. The academic staff members have been actively participated in competitions in the national and international levels and received prestigious awards, including International APICTA Award, MSC Malaysia APICTA, Invention and Innovation Malaysia, National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Award, International Technology Expo (ITEX), and to name a few. On top of that, the academic members collaborate closely with industry and provide consultancy services. Numerous industrial visits have been organized by the department to give students an insight into the operation and the working environment in the industry. These industrial visits supplement the various theories acquired in the classroom for an understanding.

Achievements / Awards

Final Year Projects

Design of a soft gripper for pick and place application (Jan 2021) – Low Mun Seng (3E)
Object recognition using soft sensors (Jan 2021) – Lim Chu Chen (3E)
A cost-effective aquaponics monitoring system (Jan 2021 – Chan Jia Pei (3E)