What is it?
Telephones, radio, television and the Internet have become indispensable for our day-to-day communications.
Telecommunications expertise is needed to build and maintain the complex architecture that keeps these communication channels open. This field involves the design, implementation, and management of the telecommunications hardware, software and systems that are required to transmit and process information.
This field of engineering includes electronics, structural and electrical engineering, as well as some accounting and a lot of project management.
What will you study?
The course will cover typical signals (speech, audio, video, and data) and their characteristics, as well as the key techniques in handling transmission system issues (modulation, coding, and multiplexing). You will also learn to evaluate system performance. You will be introduced to electrical circuits and electronics (analog and digital), modeling and simulation of systems, applications of electromagnetism, optical fibers and communication, photonics, data networks and satellite communications.
Circuits and systems; computing; data networks; electrical engineering; electrical engineering design; electromagnetic theory and applications; electronics; introduction to telecommunications; microprocessors and interfacing; real-time instrumentation.
Typical course duration
A degree in telecommunications engineering will take at least three years to complete.
Prior study and good grades in physics and mathematics, and preferably one other science subject, are required.
What do graduates do?
You can consider working in information technology (IT) industries as a design engineer, network manager, etc.