BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (with honours) TELECOMMUNICATIONS


Rationale

Aims of the programme

Bachelor of Engineering with (Honours) in Telecommunication Engineering aims to give the students working knowledge of modern Telecommunication systems and the key issues in the operation of these systems. The programme concentrates on the development of a clear understanding of the philosophy of modern voice and data communication systems. Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to analyse, model, and optimize the rapidly evolving communication systems. Past and current practices, as well as trends in the operation of modern Telecommunication systems will be covered. Other areas, such as the techno-political aspects,  in the Telecommunication industry and market are discussed.

First Year is done in School of Mathematics

Second Year

Differentiation

Integration

Applications of integration

Applications of differentiation

Functions of more than one real variables

Ordinary Differential equations

Series

Matrices

Vectors in three dimensions

Boolean algebra

Introduction to Software Design, Software development, Case study of computer models, Life cycle of software product, Group design project

Programming: Basic I/O, Basic Data types, Sequence, selection and iteration, Use of control graph. Introduction to procedural programming, Use of call graph,. Implementation of simple algorithms, Elementary code inspection and testing. Fundamental quality attributes of code, Introduction to professional programming conventions and protocols, Implementation using abstract structures, referential data types. Use of file I/O. Implementation of few complex algorithms/ data structures. Introduction to OOP paradigm: Class, object, association, inheritance, polymorphism. Programming in C++ or Java JDK, and MATLAB. Implementation of generic data structures in OOP (stack, linked list e.t.c). Use of objects in ADT. Testing of OO code. Quality attributes of OO code.

1 ANALYZE ERRORS AND SYMBOLS

2 IDENTIFYING MOVING IRON INSTRUMENTS

3 IDENTIFYING MOVING COIL INSTRUMENTS

4 IDENTIFYING ELECTRODYNAMIC INSTRUMENTS

5 USING SHUNTS AND MULTIPLIERS WITH INSTRUMENTS

6 IDENTIFYING INSTRUMENT TRANSFORMER

7 IDENTIFYING SPECIALISED INSTRUMENTS

8 USING SUPPLY METERING INSTRUMENTS

9 USING DIGITAL MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

10 USING TRANSDUCERS/SENSORS

11 APPLYING SIGNAL CONDITIONERS

12 IDENTIFYING DISPLAY UNITS

Electrical Engineering Workshop (10 weeks, Term I)

Mechanical Engineering Workshop (10 weeks, Term II)

Civil and Surveying workshop technology (10 weeks, Term III)

SURVEY OF PROPERTIES OF MATERIAL

BOND THEORY

PHASE DIAGRAMS

IRON AND STEEL PRODUCTION

HEAT TREATMENT OF STEEL

NON FERROUS METALS

ENVIROMENTAL EFFECTS

SELECTION OF MATERIALS

UNIT A1.1 APPLYING  POWER AND ENERGY

UNIT A1.2 USING AVERAGE AND R.M.S VALUES

UNIT A1.3 APPLYING  KIRCHHOFF’S LAWS

UNIT A1.4 ANALYSING  NETWORK THEOREMS

UNIT A1.5 ANALYSING  SIMPLE DC NETWORKS

UNIT A1.6 APPLYING  ELECTROMAGNETIC PRINCIPLES AND MAGNETISM

UNIT A1.7 APPLYING  ELECTROSTATIC PRINCIPLES AND ELECTROSTATICS

UNIT A1.8 ANALYSING  STEADY STATE RESPONSE OF SIMPLE RLC NETWORKS TO SINUSOIDAL EXCITATION

UNIT A1.9 APPLYING POWER IN AC.CIRCUITS

UNIT A1.10  APPLYING RESONANCE IN SERIES AND PARALLEL RLC CIRCUITS

UNIT A1.12  USING THREE PHASE SYSTEMS (I.E  DELTA/STAR CONNECTIONS)

UNIT B1.1 USING SEMICONDUCTOR THEORY

UNIT B2.1 APPLYING JUNCTION DIODES, BIPOLAR JUNCTIONTRANSISTORS AND UNIPOLAR TRANSISTORS (FET’s)

UNIT B3.1 USING AMPLIFIERS

UNIT B4.1 IDENTIFYING SPECIAL SOLID – STATE DEVICES

UNIT B5.1 USING FILTERS

INTRODUCTION

PROJECTION METHODS

DIMENSIONING

SECTIONAL VIEWS

ASSEMBLY DRAWING

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS

INTRODUCTION TO CAD

1.0 BASIC CONCEPTS

2.0  STATICS OF BODIES

3.0   FLUID STATICS

4.0  KINEMATICS OF PARTICLE

5.0  FLUID DYNAMICS

Third Year

Laplace Transforms, Inverse Laplace Transforms

Fourier series Fourier Transforms: Shift theorem, Spectra

Multiple Integration Vector Algebra

Vector calculus Partial Differential equations

Functions of complex variables: mappings, analytical functions, complex integration

Network topology, Filter circuits, Laplace and impedance transforms, Using three phase systems (i.e  Delta/ Star Connections), Routh-huwritz stability criterion, Two-Port parameters and coupled circuits, H – parameters model, Amplifier circuits (classes of amplifiers), noise  and feedback. Ideal Op- Amps, Practical Op – Amp circuits, Signature circuits, Active Filters and Filter Conversion, Computer Aided Design (CAD) of electrical & electronic circuit design and analysis

Introduction to signals

Periodic signal analysis

Awkward signal analysis

Introduction to systems

Sampled signals

1.0 Number Systems and Codes

2.0 Digital Electronic Signals and Switches

3.0 Basic Logic Gates

4.0 Programmable Logic Devices: CPLDs and FPGAs with VHDL Design

5.0 Boolean Algebra and Reduction Techniques

6.0 Arithmetic Operations and Circuits

7.0 Code converters

8.0 Logic Families

9.0 Memory Elements: Flip-Flops and Registers

10.0 Practical Considerations for Digital Designs

11.0 Counter Circuits and State Machines

12.0 Shift Registers

13.0 Multivibrators and the 555 Timer

14.0 Digital Analogue Interface

15.0 Memory

16.0bMicroprocessor Fundamentals

17.0 The 8051 Microcontroller

 

 

 

Introduction to Electrical machines

Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits

Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Direct Current Machines

Single-Phase Transformers

Induction Machines

Synchronous Machines

Industrial Motor Control

Noise, Modulation, Radio Transmitters(Tx) and Receivers(Rx), Transmission Lines, Radiation and Propagation of waves,  Antennas, Components of a digital communication system, Pulse and pulse code modulation, Bandwidth reduction techniques (DPCM, Delta PCM, DM), Line Coding, Digital signal modulation( ASK, PSK, FSK, MSK), Digital Coding, Error Coding.

Fourth Year

1.0       Numerical computing in Linear algebra

2.0         Z – transformation

3.0       Statistics

Concepts of computer systems and networks

Computer network fundamentals

Network security

Authentication, Encryption, WLAN, LAN and WAN Security

Introduction to signal theory,

Fourier series,

Modulation,

Noise,

Convolution,

Attenuator,

Equalisers

Filters

Matched filter detection

Images and the spatial frequency domain

Image coding techniques

Introduction to software defined radio

Matlab simulation for signal processing

1.0 Basic Telephony

2.0 Telephone Networks:

3.0 Teletraffic Engineering

4.0 Introduction to Circuit switching

5.0 Introduction to packet switching

6.0 Introduction to soft switch

7.0 Modelling  and simulation of  Switching Networks

Types of Microprocessors:

Functions of the Major Components with Particular Emphasis on the Intel 8085

The general architecture of a microprocessor and programming

Input/output operations and devices

I/O operation i.e. memory map

Addressing modes

Interrupt control

Interfacing types e.g. series and parallel

Programming procedures

Models Of Physical Systems:

State-variable models

System Responses

Control System Characteristics

Stability Analysis

DESIGN:

Development and use of the Design Process in production of a design solution to a novel engineering design problem.

Problem solving techniques.

Development and use of applicable analytical techniques used in proving a design solution.

Production of 3-D models and assemblies in support of a design solution.

Research and investigation into design possibilities, component or system availability and incorporation into a design, justification for a design configuration, innovation or adaptation.

Writing a design report containing an explanation and justification of the design

Describing the construction, characteristics and applications of power switching devices

AC – DC CONVERTERS (NON- CONTROLLED)

AC – DC CONVERTERS (NON- CONTROLLED)

AC to AC CONVERTERS

DC-DC CONVERTERS(CHOPPERS)

COMPONENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL AND HEAT SINKS

Fundamentals of Cellular Communication

Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM)

Introduction to mobile core network.

Introduction to Intelligent Networks (IN)

Third Generation Systems (3G) and beyond

An introduction to Microwave. Waveguides, Waveguide Coupling, matching and attenuation. Cavity Resonators, Directional Couplers, Isolators and Circulators, Mixers, Detectors and Detector Mounts, Microwave valves and Circuits. Semiconductor microwave Devices and Circuits, FM Microwave Radio System,Diversity, Protection Switching, Terminal Station, Path Characteristics.

Satellite communication: background and  basic concepts of Satellite communication, The Orbital aspects – Goestationary orbit, Frequency assignments and propagation, The design of satellite link (link budgets, modulation, error control coding, baseband signal theory and multiple access methods), The Satellite subsystem – Launching Methods, radiation patterns, VSATs, Non – geosynchronous orbits and their applications, Specific applications of satellites (GPS,Satellites for Mobile Communications and Satellite for Internet.

Time and Frequency response, Compensation, State – space systems, Non – Linear control system design

1.0   Functions of management

2.0   Planning

3.0    Organising

4.0    Leading

5.0    Controlling

6.0     Managerial systems

7.0      Industrial and operations management

8.0     Marketing

9.0      TQM

10.0    TPM

11.0     JIT

12.0     Engineering Economics

13.0     Financial accounting and management

Project management. Writing Aims and Objectives.
Investigation into an engineering problem or phenomenon
Research and analysis into relevant previous work on the problem or phenomenon being investigated.
Use of appropriate analysis techniques.
Use of appropriate design techniques (if required) and the production of appropriate designs (where necessary).
Production of hardware (where appropriate or necessary).
Testing and the production and interpretation of results.
Production of a project report that includes conclusions and recommendations.
Personal Development Planning (PDP).

Report writing.

Basic Television System and Scanning Principles

Television Transmission Station

Digital Radio Systems

The Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Standard

Digital Television (DTV)Transmission Performance Issues

Content Distribution


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