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B.Eng (Hons) in Telecommunication Engineering

Offered by: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
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Exam BodyAPU Malaysia Degree
Course Duration4 Years (8 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 98,900
Fees (International Student)RM 115,800
FacultyEngineering
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:

  • 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.

Programmes 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.
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 a 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

These modules provide an appropriate platform for an Engineering Professional to understand the basic principles of engineering in the areas of Circuit Analysis, Engineering Materials, and Engineering Design.

In addition, a thorough grounding in principles of IT and management are provided by the Programming and Management modules. Modules such as Engineering Mathematics and Introduction to Management provide the basic academic skills required to meet the demands of employers. Important and relevant skills for managing activities and for your own independent learning are also introduced.

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

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

DEGREE LEVEL 2

Here, you start specialising in modules that develop the necessary underlying knowledge and skills in Telecommunication Engineering. Further, in-depth Electronic and Telecommunication skills are developed here with modules such as Electromagnetic Field Theory, Engineering Software & Applications, Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Analogue Communication, Digital Communication, Signals & Linear Systems and Introduction to Power Systems. Engineering Mathematics is provided for the better understanding of the engineering modules.

Common Modules

Specialised Modules
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Workplace Professional Communication Skills
  • Employee & Employment Trends
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Software & Applications
  • Signals & Linear Systems
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • Analogue Communication
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Digital Communication

DEGREE LEVEL 3

Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of, Control Engineering, Multimedia Applications, Computer Architecture, Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software, Digital SignalProcessing, Numerical Methods & Statistics, Antenna & Propagation, Modern Communication Systems, and Optical Communication & Networks are a 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

Specialised Modules
  • Control Engineering
  • VLSI Design
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Computer Architecture
  • Microprocessor Systems & Embedded Software
  • Numerical Methods & Statistics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Antenna & Propagation
  • Machine Vision & Intelligence
  • Optical Communication & Networks

INTERNSHIP (16 weeks)

Students will undertake an Internship/Industrial Training for a minimum period of 12 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

Specialised Modules
  • Group Engineering Design Project
  • Project Phase I (Investigation)
  • Project Phase II (Implementation)
  • Engineer in Society
  • Microwave and RF Communication
  • Analogue Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Optical Communications & Networks

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
Entry Requirements
  • Pass STPM with at least principal / full pass / grade C (CGPA 2.0) in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass SPM with credit in Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics / Chemistry / Technical / Vocational; OR
  • Pass 'A' Levels with at least a pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry and pass 'O' Levels / GCSE or equivalent with Grade C in Mathematics and one of the science subjects - Physics or Chemistry; OR
  • Pass UEC or Senior Middle Three (SM3) with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and one of the relevant Science subjects - Physics or Chemistry and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia; OR
  • Pass the APU Foundation or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Intake Months 26 February 2018, 07 May 2018, 19 September 2018, 13 November 2018
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
Telecommunication Engineer
Product Engineer
Support Engineer
R&D Engineer
Infrastructure / Utility Engineer
Optical Engineer

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


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