Information and Communication Engineering

Information and Communication Engineering

M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) (Thesis/Project)


PART A-Introduction


Vision of the University:

To be a global leader in providing tertiary-level education that produces graduates with high self-esteem who can accept and overcome challenges in a fast-changing environment.


Mission of the University:

To positively influence and enhance people's lives by promoting research aligned with nation the all development agenda, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), innovation and entrepreneurship.


Name of the Degree: M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)


Name of the Faculty offering the program: Faculty of Engineering


Name of the Department offering the program: Department of Information and Communication Engineering (ICE).


Vision of the Program:

The vision of the ICE Department is to become a nationally and internationally leading institution of higher learning, building upon the culture and the values of universal science and a center of education and research that generates knowledge and technologies that form the groundwork for shaping the future of the ICT fields.


Mission of the Program:

The mission of the ICE Department is to provide outcome-based quality education for those students who can compete nationally and internationally, able to produce creative and effective solutions to national needs, conscious to the universal moral values, adherent to the professional ethical codes and to generate and disseminate knowledge and technological essentials to the local and global needs in the fields of ICT and Telecommunications.


Description of the Program:

To produce skilled graduates in the information and communication arena to gratify the emerging demands of communication engineering graduates at home and abroad, the M.Sc. program in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering is designed with the impression of real-life project-based and outcome-based education (OBE).


Eligibility for Admission:

The requirements for admission to Master’s Degree program are as follows:

  • The applicant must possess a 4-year Bachelor's degree or a 3-year Bachelor's degree with a 1-year Master's degree in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering or, Computer Science and Engineering or, Physics or, Applied Physics from a university or an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants with insufficient background may be required to take additional remedial courses at the undergraduate level, as outlined in Group 3's prerequisite courses.
  • The applicant must have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a scale of 5.00 or a first division or equivalent in any one of S.S.C and H.S.C or in equivalent examinations and must not have a GPA less than 2.50 on a scale of 5.00 or a 3rd division or equivalent in any of the above-mentioned examinations.
  • The applicants having the minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent, or at least 50% marks in the Bachelor’s degree are eligible for admission.
  • The applicant must have completed the enlisted prerequisite courses or their equivalent. An applicant, not complete the enlisted prerequisite courses, will be admitted on condition that he/she completes these courses within two years.
  • A maximum of 12 credits are transferable from other universities. The residency requirement is 21 credits including Master’s Thesis.


Evaluation of applicants for admission is based primarily on the student's academic record in relevant undergraduate coursework. Applicants are expected to have sufficient knowledge in undergraduate level mathematics and be familiar with common software package


Academic schedule:

No. of working days prescribed per semester Semester/term

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No. of preparatory days for examinations

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2nd Semester/term






Calendar of Examinations & Results

Date of commencement of Final Examinations Spring Semester Mid June
Fall semester Mid December
Date of declaration of Final Examinations results Spring Semester 1st Week of July
Fall semester End of December
Date of commencement of supplementary Examinations. Spring Semester 2nd Week of July
Fall semester 2nd Week of February
Date of declaration of supplementary examinations results Spring Semester End of July
Fall semester End of February


Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

PEO1 Graduates will successfully engage in careers in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering related fields appropriate to their background, interest and skills.
PEO2 Exploit the habit of teamwork using leadership qualities to achieve social and economic objectives of related projects in the professional field.
PEO3 Exhibit ethical attributes in personal and professional conduct.
PEO4 Involve in lifelong self-learning, career enhancement, and adapt to changing multidisciplinary professional and social needs.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLO):


  • PLO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PLO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PLO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PLO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PLO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PLO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PLO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PLO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse exams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PLO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PLO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PLO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.



Mapping/Alignment University’s Mission vs PEO:







Mission of University







Mapping of PEO vs PLO:


PEO1 * *   *                
PEO2           * *   * *    
PEO3           * *   *   *  
PEO4               * * * * *


PART B-Curriculum Structure


  1. Duration of the Program: Duration of the program is three semesters (18-24 month), if a student enrolls as a full-time student. But a student may also enroll as a part time student and take less number of courses. If a student needs to take pre-requisite courses prior to admission, he/she will need more than 3 semesters depending on the number of courses he/she needs to undertake. However, a student must complete his/her degree within five years from the date of his/her initial enrolment of the Master’s program.
  1. Total Credit Requirement: The minimum degree requirements for Master’s program in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering for students with 4-year B.Sc. degree in ETE or equivalent subject are 40 credits. The program is either thesis-based or project-based. The degree names and requirements of the Master’s program are given below:

Thesis-based Degree: Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  • A minimum of 24 credits of graduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 2.65 or better.
  • A Thesis of 15 credits.
  • A Seminar of 1 credit.

Project-based Degree: Master of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  • A minimum of 32 credits of graduate course work with an average GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • A Project of 8 credits.


Thesis/Project defense will be conducted by a 4-member examination committee that consists of three permanent faculty members and one external member.


  1. Course Structure:

Theoretical courses are organized under three groups: Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3. Group 3 lists prerequisite courses for students without graduation in ETE or equivalent subjects.


Group 1: Core Courses (4 Specialized Domain)

Course Code Course Title Credits Class Hours (per week)
ETE 6101 Mobile and Wireless Communication 3 3
ETE 6102 Cellular Network Planning 3 3
ETE 6103 Teletraffic Theory and Engineering 3 3
ETE 6104 Computer and Telecommunication Network Management 3 3
Information Processing
ETE 6201 Information Theory and Coding 3 3
ETE 6202 Digital Image Processing 3 3
ETE 6203 Communication Signal Processing 3 3
ETE 6204 Speech processing and recognition 3 3
Electronics and Embedded Systems
ETE 6301 Embedded System Design 3 3
ETE 6302 Real-time computing for Embedded Systems 3 3
ETE 6303 Microelectronics Engineering 3 3
ETE 6304 Smart Electronics System 3 3
ETE 6401 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3 3
ETE 6402 Cyber Threat Modelling 3 3
ETE 6403 End Point Security and Network Defense 3 3
ETE 6404 Cyber Threat Management 3 3


Group 2: Mandatory Courses (03 Credits for thesis students and project students)

Course Code Course Title Credits Class Hours (per week)
Thesis Group
ETE 6501 Research Methodology 3 3
Project Group
ETE 6502 Engineering Project Management 3 3


Group 3: Prerequisite Courses (24 Credits)

Students with bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent will not be required to do prerequisite courses. Students without graduation in ETE or equivalent subject may have to take a maximum of eight 3-credit courses that is, 24 credits from this group. A student should select four courses from ETE 5001-ETE 50xx courses and four courses from ETE 5021-ETE 50xx courses. Students must complete necessary prerequisite courses with at least grade C in each course.

Course Code Course Title   Class Hours (per week)
ETE 5001 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3 3
ETE 5002 Data Structure and Algorithm 3 3
ETE 5003 Solid State Electronics 3 3
ETE 5004 Optoelectronic Devices 3 3
ETE 5005 VLSI Design and Testing 3 3
ETE 5006 Electronic Circuits 3 3
ETE 5007 Digital Electronics 3 3
ETE 5021 Communication Engineering 3 3
ETE 5022 Digital Signal Processing 3 3
ETE 5023 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 3 3
ETE 5024 Computer Networks 3 3
ETE 5025 Optical Fiber Communication 3 3
ETE 5026 Wireless and Mobile Communication 3 3
ETE 5027 Microwave Engineering 3 3
ETE 5028 Computer Communications and Networks 3 3
ETE 5029 Digital and Satellite Communication 3 3


A student must complete the necessary pre-requisite courses before starting with any courses in Group 1 and Group 2. To achieve a degree in a particular major area, student must complete al least 2 courses from the selected major area. Rest of the courses may be taken in combination with Masters Courses. Group 3 courses are normal undergraduate courses and Masters Students with pre-requisite requirements will attend these courses with undergraduate students.



After completing the required number of courses in different groups Thesis based students will have to complete 15 credits of Thesis work and Project-based students will have to complete 8 credits of Project work.


Course Code Course Title Credit
ETE 6998 Project 8
ETE 6999 Thesis 15



After completing the required number of courses in different groups, Thesis based students will have to complete 1 credit of Seminar work based on the thesis topic.