Translate this site to
  Login | Staff Email | Student Email | Home | Contact Us




    
BEng (Hons) Telecommunications Engineering

Breaking barriers...linking people
 

Telecommunications engineering includes the area of radio, TV, mobile, satellite communication systems, wired and wireless networking with emphasis on antenna engineering, microwave, fibre optical transmission, radar and navigational aids. Teaching is based on modern methods supported by guest lectures, industrial visits and seminars.

Programme

The 21st century has witnessed great technological advancement in the field of telecommunications throughout the world. This programme trains you to become a highly trained, competent telecommunication engineers to meet the needs of the commerce and industrial society. Graduates of this programme play an effective role in the development of various fields of communication and service oriented industries. Theoretical concepts are supported through laboratory oriented practical modules using our state of art laboratory facilities.

Placement

Placements can be spent in various public and private sector telecommunication companies, IT-related organisations, petroleum development companies, defence, aviation, and major oil and gas companies. There is a strong demand for telecommunication engineers in various ministries and government organisations, private companies and other multinational contracting and consulting organisations.

Career Opportunities

There are outstanding and high scope career options for graduates and diploma holders in Oman and abroad within fields such as telecommunications, networking, fibre optics technology, radar for military and police, navigational aids, stealth communications, telecom standards sector, air traffic control and customer service centres.

Awards

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible for an internationally recognised Honours Degree awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK. Two exit options are available as given below:

  • On successful completion of Level 2: Award of University Diploma
  • On successful completion of Level 4: Award of BEng Honours Degree

The Diploma awarded after Level 2 is equivalent to Diploma (Oman) and BEng Honours Degree awarded after Level 4 is equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Oman), conforming to the Oman Qualifications Framework.

Module


Credits Level 1 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Computer Programming This module aims to master basic procedural programming constructs. Students will learn to write and debug small programs using a full range of procedural techniques using a variety of input sources (console, file) and a variety of output destinations (console, file). Students will learn the design principles that are relevant to style of “programming in the small” including decomposition, use of parameters and return values to create flexible components.
20 Circuit Theory and Analysis The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the fundamentals of electrical parameters and apply these fundamentals in the analysis of circuit theory to solve engineering problems required for initial design activities. It provides the student with the basic knowledge of ac and dc circuit analysis and to study capacitors, inductors and magnetic circuits and their applications.
20 Technical Communication The module provides grounding in a range of mathematical topics including partial fractions, expansion of binomial, inequalities, vectors, trigonometry, matrices, differential and integral calculus. Applications of the mathematics are considered whenever appropriate.
10 Energy and Environmental Science The aim of this module is to make the student understand the conventional and non-conventional energy sources, energy management, impact of various physical and chemical processes to control and minimize the pollution like air, water, solid, noise and radiation pollution caused by various activities of industries.
20 Technical Mathematics 1 This module is aimed at providing students with skills needed to critically analyse, assess and present a technical or a non-technical situation both at group discussions and in writing. The focus is on strengthening students’ ability in technical writing and expressing/ describing the case or situation effectively. Students will learn taking responsibilities and roles in researching and distributing roles to fellow students in the group. This will further enhance their skills in leadership and delegation, time management and providing constructive feedback as well as work effectively in teams. Students will analyse case studies, use practical scientific methods in solving problems and recommend improvements, They learn to research, process, utilise, analyse and present information providing source. They contribute to discussions, exchange information, conduct and participate in meetings, present and discuss proposals. They will work on enhancing and developing proficiency in meeting the communication related requirements of the industry as well as of academic world. They will be able to demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods and give effective presentations.
20 Electro Mechanical Workshop This module aims to expose the students to know about:
Safety and importance of PPEs Method of using fundamental workshop tools and to get professional hands on experience, which is used in day to day activity. Further, students will get an understanding of professional engineer at work in terms of time management and workshop skills.
This module develops a strong foundation for the students to entering into the engineering stream.
20 Electronic Devices The aim of this course is to develop in the student an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of electronic engineering and apply these principles to solve engineering problems required for design activities. It provides the student with the knowledge of the operation and characteristics of various electronic devices.
10 Electronic Devices LabThe aim of this laboratory course is to develop an understanding about the electronic devices by performing laboratory experiments relevant to Electronic Engineering which helps them to develop practical skills. The students acquire practical knowledge about the characteristics and operation of electronic devices.
  English for Engineers - I
Credits Level 2– Total of 140 Credits
20 Applied Electronics The aim of this course is to develop in the student a clear understanding of the small signal analysis of transistor configurations, oscillators and their types, and other basic applications of operational amplifiers. In addition to the above, this course provides the student with the knowledge of the operation, characteristics and design of various digital circuits.
20 Data Communications and Computer Networks This module aims to provide the fundamentals concepts of data communications and computer networks. The student will be familiarizing with various types of computer Networks, Network Architecture, Layering, Encapsulation and each layer functionalities in detail. Emphasis will be given to Internet protocols and routing, local area networks, wireless communications and networking, performance analysis, congestion control, TCP, network address translation, multimedia over IP, switching and routing, mobile IP, peer-to-peer networking, network security, and other current research topics.
20 Technical Mathematics 2 This module aims to build on the work of Level 1 and extend those aspects of Mathematics required in this and later stages of the degree programme. The module also provides grounding in those aspects of Calculus required in this and later stages of the degree programme.
10 Computer Networks LabThis module aims to provide the hands on experience to students in operating various network-hardware and familiarizing with practical issues arising from setting up a small network or a client-server application.
20 Electronic Communication The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to understand the operation of analogue and digital communication systems and to perform practical tasks on such systems.
20 Telecommunication Application The aim of this module is to provide the student with detailed understanding of key telecommunication systems such as telephony, digital television transmission, Satellite systems, transmission media, antenna principlesand wave propagation.
20 Employability Skill Development This module focuses on the following key areas: The module aims to develop students’ skill to enter, stay in and progress in their workplace through mastering job search and career enhancement skills. This module aims to enhance students self-marketing and self-presentation skills through their resume, elevator speech or personal commercial, individual and group presentation, and job interviews through simulation and role plays. Students will be revisiting technical report writing sharing their industrial or engineering learning experience. Through preparation of career pathway plan and/or evaluation of current organisation students will be engaged in professional goal setting, research and reflective practice in their career planning process. This module will introduce students to performance appraisal process through identification and evaluation of own strengths and learning needs as practiced in industries. Through this module students develop an understanding of professionalism and professional ethics and practices which will be tackled through debates and group discussions and will encourage high standards of critical thinking and reflection.
10 Communication Lab I This Course gives exposure to the students to enhance their practical skills through the knowledge and understanding they have undergone through the core modules like telecom applications and electronic communication.
  English for Engineers –II
Industry Orientation Prog
Exit with Diploma
   
Credits Level 3 – Total of 140 Credits
20 Entrepreneurial Skills Development The primary focus of this module is to bring forth entrepreneurial leaders in Oman who will eventually contribute to the country’s economy. The mission is to create a culture of ‘entrepreneurship’ focused on developing creative & innovative activities, growth of new business venture and Self-employment.
The course is so designed to meet the challenges of the growing economic needs of Oman and provide a platform for engineering students to showcase their entrepreneurial and managerial skills learned / developed during the course. The module addresses Oman’s Vision 2020 and aims at providing opportunities for students to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and skills as well as relevant ‘soft’ skills. This will be carried out by designing a comprehensive curriculum focusing on entrepreneurship in Oman, planning a business venture, strategic planning, environment analysis, marketing strategies, funding options and risk analysis.
Students will have exposure to theoretical knowledge and be given the opportunity to meet successful entrepreneurs in Oman. Students will develop pertinent skills such as team work, self-confidence, motivation, leadership, creative problem solving, critical thinking, information gathering, research, communication, budgeting, report writing and presentation skills that are so much valuable to business and society and also demanded by employers in the job market. They will work on a group project and defend their work through presentations. The module will enhance the interpersonal skills of students and bring about a ‘wholesome’ development in their personal and career life.
20 Microcontroller and Applications This course aims to develop the student's hardware, software and interface knowledge and skills to perform the necessary analysis, design and implementation activities to build a microcontroller based embedded system capable of performing its intended task within known cost and performance constraints. On completion, the student will have an expanded grasp of microcontroller architecture and peripheral interfaces in the context of program development and system performance for the embedded environment. The student will also gain additional skills and knowledge to design, implement and debug system solutions using a high-level language and an appropriate integrated development environment. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions.Tutorials also serve as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.
20 Advance Mathematics The aim of the module is to impart the student with the knowledge of applications of mathematics to engineering.
10 Microcontroller Lab This course develops the student's knowledge and understanding of typical microcontroller systems, building on CPU architecture and fundamentals of high-level language programming by using appropriate development tools for programming. On completion, the student will have an expanded grasp of microcontroller architecture, instruction set architecture, and peripheral interfaces in the context of program development and system performance for the embedded environment. The student will also gain additional skills and knowledge to design, implement and debug system solutions using a high-level language and an appropriate integrated development environment.
20 Microwave and Radar The aim of this module is to provide the student with a detailed understanding of microwave theory and its applications such as radar systems operating at microwave frequencies.
20 Optical CommunicationThis Course introduces the students to optical realization of energy through the various optical fiber modes, configurations and various signal degradation factors associated with marvels of the optical fibers. A detailed study is done about various optical sources and optical detectors and their use in the optical communication system. Students are exposed to critically evaluate the performance issues of modern digital optical transmission systems.
20 Elective 1  (Non-Technical) Islamic Ethics and Culture
This module provides a student with good understanding of Islamic ethics and culture and lays foundation to the origin of Islam and Islamic life.
Oman History and Evolution
This module provides a student with good understanding of Omani history and civilization, people of Oman their culture and heritage.
10 Communication Lab II This module provides the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out effective research work that forms basis underpinning Level 4 Project.
Credits Level 4 – Total of 140 Credits
10 Research Methodology The aim of the module is to provide the students the basic concepts of cellular mobile communication technologies. The emphasis will be on the principles of cellular network, multiple access techniques, signal encoding techniques and propagation methods and modes used in the mobile communication. This module provides the students with an understanding of various other cellular standards.
20 Cellular Mobile Communication The aim of the module is to provide the students the basic concepts of cellular mobile communication technologies. The emphasis will be on the principles of cellular network, multiple access techniques, signal encoding techniques and propagation methods and modes used in the mobile communication. This module provides the students with an understanding of various other cellular standards.
20 Simulating Multimedia NetworksThe module is designed to equip the student with modelling skills that will develop the ability to analyse and review complex networking systems and understand the theoretical underpinning of simulation and gain competency in the use of a simulation package.
This module will focus on the transport of multimedia traffic over a variety of communication networks. It will concentrate on the relationships between different types of multimedia traffic, network infrastructures and network protocols in regard to achieving the required Quality-of-Service parameters for multimedia applications. Emphasis will be given to modern high speed communication networks designed to carry high volumes of heterogeneous traffic.
LAN/MAN/WAN models with various protocols and different multimedia traffic will be developed and simulated over the semester to investigate the behaviour and limitations of such networks.
20 Digital Signal ProcessingThis module examines the nature of digital signals and the relationship between the S-plane and the Z-plane; the design and implementation of digital filters; the analysis of processor architectures for the efficient implementation of digital signal processing algorithms; concepts and techniques used in the transmission and coding of digital information.
20 Industrial StudiesThe aim of this module is to understand the design, planning, operation and control of operating systems and appropriate measures of economic performance; to develop an understanding of maintenance and reliability.
20 Technical ProjectThis module develops and integrates the technical and project management skills gained from other units. The work carried out in MHH120950 Research Methodology may form the basis of this individual project. The project consists of elements of design, analysis, specification, implementation, validation (testing) and communication.
10 Industrial Internship The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of various functions within an industry through orientation programme; to get exposure to various engineering activities including production, production methods, quality and maintenance etc., to gain experience working with professional engineers and knowledge in solving industrial related problems. The module will focus on students gaining hands-on-experience during industrial training.
20 Technical Elective

Wireless Networking
The aim of the module is to provide the students the basic concepts of wireless networking and advanced wireless technologies. The emphasis will be on the wireless networking standards, protocols and applications.

Wireless Sensor Networks
The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to understand the wireless sensor networks, including applications, communication networking protocols and plan for its use and deployment.

Information Theory and Coding
This course enables the students to gain understanding of fundamental concepts of information theory in communications and illustrates the usefulness of different coding schemes for improved performance in communications.

Exit with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Telecommunications Engineering







Home | Caledonian | Study | Admission | Research Activity | Alumni | News and Events
Caledonian College of Engineering
P O Box 2322, CPO Seeb 111, Sultanate of Oman Tel: +968 24536165, Fax: +968 24535675, email: cceng@omantel.net.om
© Caledonian College of Engineering. All Rights Reserved.

This in-house developed website is powered by Caledonian ERP System.