Title of the Programme
The programme shall be Master of engineering in telecommunication engineering MEng. (TE)
Designed and delivered by a team of experienced industry-based tutors, this course will extend and enhance your current knowledge and technical skills, giving you the edge needed for a successful career in telecommunications and networking.
The course is designed to provide you with strong foundational knowledge, focusing on the planning, design, implementation, management and maintenance of telecommunication systems and networks. Hands-on practical work with the latest telecommunication hardware and software technology is an essential part of the course. Study a broad range of electives in IT, computer networking, systems analysis, and security to graduate ready to take on a range of roles in the industry.
Take your knowledge beyond the classroom and apply it to real-world settings in your industry internship. You’ll gain valuable experience while expanding your network for future job opportunities. The course also helps you develop the “soft skills” employers are looking for, such as communication, collaboration and project management. The MS in Telecommunications Engineering program prepares students for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems. Students who have earned a BS degree may apply to the MS in Telecommunications Engineering program. The TE curriculum calls for a balanced knowledge in software and hardware of telecommunications, network theory and technology.
It has been found necessary to discard the current MSc and MEng programmes in Electrical Engineering owing mainly to the lack of focus in the programme that is required to meet the needs of industry. The programme was too broad with haphazard courses that did not encourage mastering of a specific discipline. The consequence was that there was very little interest in the programme even from among former undergraduate students of the electrical Engineering department.
Moreover, there have been many students who started on the programme and failed to graduate possibly because they never had the ambition to undertake a masters programme. To cater for such students, it has been proposed that a generic Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering be developed with two areas of concentration that would lead directly into the second year of the proposed master’s programmes.
As such the former MSc and MEng Degrees in Electrical Engineering will be dropped and replaced with the following programmes:
Telecommunications Engineering (MSc TE)
Power Systems Engineering (MSc PSE)
Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (PGD EE)
Owing to a common background, the two master’s programmes as well the PGD will share some courses that have been deemed necessary for all students. As such, the course design and distribution has been done with consideration of this fact as demonstrated in the course matrix in Annex III