Bachelor of Science in
ELECTRONIC & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering is designed for students interested in computational programming and mathematics within the broader field of electrical engineering.

After you develop a sufficient theoretical framework, you will get ample hands-on time with modules to understand the principles and processes of design and optimization. This program addresses the real-world needs of the industry through a combination of lectures and laboratory courses.

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major. 

Program length:

4 years / 8 semesters

Credits needed to earn the degree:

124 US credits / 248 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Additional Degree Entry Requirements

In addition to generic requirements:

Maltese System 

MATSEC Certificate in Mathematics 

British System

  • A level A2 mathematics

  • BBB at A Level

  • GSCE: Science C. 

  • At least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualification) from the following:  Electronics, Materials Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, IT, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering.

Program Learning Outcomes

The main objective is to prepare graduates for employment as professional engineers in the field of electronics and communications engineering.  To achieve this objective, the program will endeavour to provide students with the following knowledge, skills, and competencies:

Knowledge

Students who major in Electronics and Communications Engineering will acquire knowledge in the following areas:

  • Basic Sciences (chemistry and calculus based physics).

  • Mathematics (calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, and linear algebra).

  • Engineering Areas: Electric circuits and associated labsElectronics and associated labsDigital systems, computers and associated labsSignals, systems, & communications and associated labControl systems and integrated systems design

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (ABET Student Outcome f).

  • Students will demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. (ABET Student Outcome h).

  • Students will develop a recognition of the need for life-long learning. (ABET Student Outcome i, part 1).

  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues. (ABET Student Outcome j).

Skills

  • Students will develop analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Students will develop appropriate information technology (IT) skills.

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.  (ABET Student Outcome a).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. (ABET Student Outcome b).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. (ABET Student Outcome c).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (ABET Student Outcome d).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (ABET Student Outcome e).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively. (ABET Student Outcome g).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to engage in life-long learning (ABET Student Outcome i, part 2).

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.  (ABET Student Outcome k).

Competencies

1) Ability to independently analyze, design, and implement electronic systems.

2) Ability to independently analyze, design, and implement communications systems.

3) Ability to collaborate effectively with a team to design and development a system involving electronics and/or communications components.

4) Ability to use computer hardware and software to solve engineering problems.

5) Ability to effectively utilize laboratory equipment to analyze electronic systems.

6) Ability to apply mathematics to analyze and design engineering systems.

Teaching & Assessment

The Electronics and Communications Engineering program addresses the real-world needs of industry through a combination of lecture and laboratories courses, based on a strong foundation of mathematics and science, and culminating with a major capstone design experience.  Lecture courses are taught using a combination of theory and applications. Pedagogical approaches and assessments vary substantially from module to module.

Career Opportunities

Electrical Engineer at a music or film studio.

Aerospace Engineer in the space industry.

IT Manager at a cloud computing software firm.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 101

    3
    English Composition 101
  • MAT 120

    4
    Calculus I
  • CHE 111

    4
    Introduction to Chemistry (with lab)
  • REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

    3
    Arts/Humanities GE

TOTAL:   14

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ENG 102

    3
    English Composition 2
  • CHE 112

    4
    General Chemistry II
  • MAT 130

    4
    Calculus II
  • PHY 111

    4
    Physics with Calculus I (with lab)

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • CSC 202

    3
    Introduction to Programming in C (with lab)
  • ECE 201

    3
    Logic and Computing Devices
  • ECE 202

    4
    Electric Circuits I (with lab)
  • MAT 220

    4
    Multivariable Calculus
  • PHY 112

    4
    Physics with Calculus II (with lab)

TOTAL:   18

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • BIO 101

    4
    Unity of Life (with lab)
  • ECE 262

    4
    Electric Circuits II (with lab)
  • ECE 272

    3
    Computer Organization (with lab)
  • Mat 250

    4
    Differential Equations

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • REL 101 or ATH 101 or PHI 101

    3
    Arts/Humanities GE
  • ECE 320

    4
    Electronics I (with lab)
  • ECE 330

    4
    Signals, Systems, and Transformations (with lab)
  • MAT 260

    3
    Linear Algebra
  • COM 101

    3
    Introduction to Multicultural Communication

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ECE 317

    3
    Random Signal Analysis
  • ECE 321

    4
    Electronics II (with lab)
  • ECE 371

    4
    Microprocessor Interfacing (with lab)
  • ECE 382

    3
    Electromagnetics
  • PHI 102

    3
    Applied Ethics

TOTAL:   17

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ECE 409

    3
    Introduction to Linear Control Systems
  • ECE 430

    3
    Digital Communications
  • ECE 427

    3
    Communications Systems
  • ECE 495

    2
    Integrated System Design I
  • PSY 101

    3
    Introduction to Psychology

TOTAL:   14

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • ECE 467

    3
    Intro. To Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 496

    2
    Integrated System Design II
  • ECE

    3
    Tech Elective
  • SOC 101

    3
    Introduction to Sociology
  • HIS 101

    3
    History of the Mediterranean

TOTAL:   14

Kamila Khaziakhmedova
Admissions Officer 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

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If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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