Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering with Honours

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

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Telecommunications engineering includes the design, development, test and maintenance of modern communication systems. This involves communication electronics, digital signal processing, signal coding, optical communications, broadband multimedia communications and fixed broadband network. The programme aims to equip students with relevant practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to be at the forefront of the rapidly evolving telecommunications sector.

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing are some of the descriptive technologies in enabling the next generation networks. In this programme, AI and communications syllabuses are taught by Huawei Certified Academy Instructor (HCAI). Acquiring the industry-relevant technical knowledge will prepare students to take Huawei Certified ICT Associate (HCIA) certificates.

Career Prospects

Network Engineer (Artificial Intelligence)

Transmission Engineer

Core Network Engineer

Test Engineer

Embedded Software Engineer

Software Engineer (IoT)

Data Centre Operations Engineer

Radio Frequency Engineer

Wireless Engineer

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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)