Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (BSETE) – 137 credit hours

A. Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The BSETE curricula are designed to provide the fundamental principles of engineering and science, and the broad based general education essentials to the continued professional growth of the typical graduates. The general objective of the BSETE degree program is to prepare graduates to become successful in their chosen career paths. Specifically, the graduates of the program will be able to:

PE1- Expertise: Excel as professionals in electronics and telecommunication engineering by building upon the problem-solving skills and knowledge, team-work abilities, and communication skills acquired through the program;

PE2-Enhancement: Participate in lifelong-learning activities that enhance their professional and personal development through continuing studies including graduate studies, professional trainings and licensur

PE3-Engagement: Demonstrate globally aware social justice, ethical and leadership role and responsibilities through personal and professional contributions to society.

B. Alignment of the PEOs with the Mission of the Institution

The program objectives were crafted within the framework of the mission of North South University (NSU), the mission of the program, and the ABET accreditation criteria. The NSU set up universitywide six-point mission goal to produce competent graduates in their selected disciplines who will have productive careers or choose to engage in advanced studies. The following table shows how the BSETE program educational objectives are aligned with NSU Missions.

Relationship between NSU mission goals and PEOs

  NSU Mission goals Program Educational Objectives
    PE1- Expertise
1. life-long learners with good leadership skills X X X
2. more proficient in oral, written and electronic communication X X
3. critical thinkers with well-developed analytical skills X X
4. ethical and socially responsible X
5. champions of diversity and tolerance X
6. globally aware with commitment to social justice and sustainability X

The program objectives are designed to produce graduates who will be well educated in the fundamental concepts of electrical and electronic engineering and mathematical principles and, moreover, will be able to continue professional development throughout their life. Because of the economic globalization of today’s world, the interdisciplinary teaming and communication skills are becoming increasingly important. As such we prepare graduates to function responsibly in diverse environment. The program is structured to provide a curriculum and the associated assessment processes that cater to the program educational objectives as outlined in  the following table.

Relationship between Curricular Elements and PEOs

  Curricular Elements Program Educational Objectives
    PE1- Expertise
Basic science, math and general education ** * ***
Program core courses *** ***
Option area courses *** ***
Laboratory experiments ** ** *
Design project *** ** *
Intern/Coop/Directed Research *** **
Seminar, workshop, meetings, presentations etc. * * **

Note: *slightly, **moderately, ***highly relevant

C. Program Constituency

The constituents of the engineering program include the following:

  1. Industry/Employers of graduates of the program
  2. Alumni
  3. Students
  4. Faculty

We have adopted the view that the Educational Objectives refer to abilities demonstrated by our graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program. Since inception of the program, the program objectives have been revised several times. The process to ensure a timely review of our program objectives and to provide for continuous improvement is as follows:

  • Every three years there will be a review of program objectives:
    • by the department faculty
    • by the Industrial Advisory Board
    • by the Alumni Advisory Board
    • by the Student Advisory Board
  • After these reviews are completed, results and comments are considered by the department faculty and appropriate action taken.

A. Student Learning Outcomes

The BSETE adopted eleven (a-k) specific outcome Engineering Accreditation Commission (ECA) of ABET. The students who complete the program will have:

  1. Knowledge: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. Experiment & Interpretation: an ability to design and conduct experiments of engineering problems, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Design: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. Teamwork: an ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. Problem solving: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Ethics: an understanding of professional ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities
  7. Communication: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  8. Broad Education: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. Life-long Learning: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Contemporary: a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Tools: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


The BS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering degree program requires minimum of 137 credits in about 4 years (12 Semesters) to complete.  The breakdown of the total 137 semester credit hours is given as follows:

Category Credits
University Core 18
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core 34
ETE Major Core 67
ETE Major Capstone Design Project /Intern 3
ETE Major Electives 12
Open Electives 3
Total Credit           137 Credits


University Core                                                                                               (18 Credits)

Languages (6 Credits)
ENG 102 Composition I † 3
ENG 103 Composition II 3
ENG 105 Literature 3
 †  Not included in total credit count Humanities / Social Sciences (12)  (12 Credits)
ENV 107/ENV 214  Environmental Science/Environmental Management 3
Any 3 courses (9 credits) from the approved list of GED courses 9
Computer and Math Skills
ETE115 Programming Language I *    and 4
ETE115L Programming Language I  Lab*
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics * 3
MAT 125 Linear Algebra * 3
Sciences (with Lab)  –
PHY 107 Physics I * 3

 * in School of Engineering and Physical Sciences core

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core    (34 Credits)
MAT 116 Pre-Calculus 3
MAT 120 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 3
MAT 130 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 3
MAT 240 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytical Geometry IV 3
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics ** 3
MAT 125  Linear Algebra ** 3
MAT 350 Engineering Mathematics 3
PHY 107 Physics I (with lab)** 3
PHY 108 Physics II (with lab) 3
ETE115 Programming Language I ** 3
ETE115L Programming Language I Lab** 1

  ** Counts toward general education

ETE Core Courses (67 Credits)
ETE 131 Intro. to Telecommunication and Computer Engineering 3
ETE 131L Intro. to Telecommunication and Computer Engineering Lab 1
EEE/ETE 111 Analog Electronics I (old ETE 211) 3
EEE/ETE 111L Analog Electronics I Lab (old ETE 211L) 1
EEE/ETE 211  Digital Logic design (old ETE 212) 3
EEE/ETE 211L  Digital logic design Lab (old ETE 212L) 1
EEE/ETE 221  Signals and Systems 3
EEE/ETE 141  Electrical Circuits I (old ETE 241) 3
EEE/ETE 141L  Electrical Circuits I Lab (old ETE241L) 1
ETE 311  Digital Electronics & Pulse Techniques 3
ETE 311L  Digital Electronics & Pulse Techniques Lab 1
ETE 321  Intro to Communications Systems 3
ETE 321L  Intro to Communications Systems Lab 1
ETE 331 Data Communications and Computer Networks 3
ETE 331L Data Communications and Computer Networks Lab 0
ETE 332 Microprocessors and Interfacing 3
ETE 332L Microprocessors and Interfacing Lab 1
EEE/ETE 241  Electrical Circuits II (old ETE 341) 3
EEE/ETE 321L Electrical Circuits II Lab (old ETE 341L) 1
ETE 361 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 3
ETE 411 Semiconductor Devices and Technology 3
ETE 411L Semiconductor Devices and Technology Lab 1
ETE 422 Principles of Digital Communications 3
ETE 422L Principles of Digital Communications Lab 1
ETE 423 Principles of Telecommunication Network 3
ETE 423L Principles of Telecommunication Network Lab 1
ETE 424 Mobile and Wireless Communication System 3
ETE 424L Mobile and Wireless Communication System Lab 1
CSE 424 Object Oriented Software Development 3
ETE 426 Fiber Optic Communication System 3
ETE 426L  Fiber Optic Communication System Lab 1
ETE 471 Digital Signal Processing 3
ETE 471L Digital Signal Processing Lab 1
ETE Major Design Project / Intern (3 Credits)
ETE 499A Senior Design Project I 1.5
 ETE 499A Senior Design Project II  1.5


Open Elective Course                                                                                        (3 Credits)

3 credit open elective that a student may choose to take from any discipline. However, similar courses already taken in the core or other categories will not be counted


ETE Specialized Elective Courses                                                                 (12 Credits)

Students must choose four courses (12 Credits) from the following course. Students completing at least three courses (9 Credits) and may choose project/internship to receive degree in ETE.

Courses Titles Credits
CSE 323 Operating Systems Design 3
ETE 333 Artificial Intelligence 3
ETE 334 Internet and Web Technology 3
ETE 335 Database Management Systems 3
ETE 406 IP Telephony 3
ETE 413 Microelectronics 3
ETE 414 Opto-electronic Devices 3
EEE 421 Stochastic Signals and Systems 3
ETE 425 Advanced Network Planning 3
ETE 427 Satellite Communication System 3
ETE 428 RF Engineering 3
ETE 429 Radio and TV Engineering 3
ETE 431 Networks and Distributed Systems 3
ETE 432 Neural Networks 3
ETE 433 Pattern Recognition 3
ETE 434 Embedded System 3
ETE 435 Computer Peripherals and Interfacing 3
ETE 451 Telecommunications Business & Management 3
ETE 453 E-commerce 3
ETE 452 Industrial Management 3
ETE 461 Microwave Engineering 3
ETE 472 Speech Analysis and Processing 3
ETE 473 Image Processing 3
ETE 400 Special Topics 3

BSETE - Old Curriculum - 137 cr - Course Flow

University Core Course

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core Courses

Major Core Courses

Major Elective Courses