Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (BSETE)

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
    PE2-Enhancement
    PE3-Engagement
PE1 PE2 PE3
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
    PE2-Enhancement
    PE3-Engagement
PE1 PE2 PE3
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.

B. Alignment of the Student Learning Outcomes to the PEOs

The following table shows the relationship of the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) to the Student Outcomes (per ABET Criterion #3) a through k.

Relationship of the PEOs to the Student Outcomes (per ABET Criterion #3) a-k

Student Outcomes Program Educational Objectives
PE1: Expertise PE2: Enhancement PE3: Engagement
a) Knowledge X X
b) Analysis X X
c) Design X X X
d) Teamwork X X X
e) Problem Solving: X
f) Ethics X
g) Communication X X
h) Broad Education: X X
i) Life-long Learning: X X
j) Contemporary X
k) Tools X X

C.  Alignment of the Program Curriculam to the Student Learning Outcomes

The following table shows the alignment of the program curriculum to the the student learning outcomes (per ABET Criterion #3) a through k.

Course Cr. Student Outcome
a b c d e f g h i j k
ENG 102 Introduction to Composition 3 x
ENG 103 Intermediate Composition 3 x
ENG 111 Public Speaking 3 x
ENG 115 Literature 3 x
PHI 104 Introduction to Ethics 3 X
LBA 101 Bangladesh Culture and Heritage 3 x
LBA 102  Introduction to World Civilization 3 x
ECO 101/ECE104: Introduction to Microeconomics/Macroeconomics 3 x
POL 101/POL104: Introduction to Political Science/ Governance 3 x
SOC 101/ANT101/ENV203/GEO205: Introduction to Sociology/ Anthropology/ Bangladesh Geography 3 x
(a) Knowledge (b) Experiment & Interpretation (c)Design (d) Teamwork (e) Problem Solving (f) Ethics: (g) Communication (h) Broad Education (i) Life-long Learning (j) Contemporary Issues (k) Tools
Cr. a b c d e f g h i j k
PHY 107 Physics I  + CL 4 x x x
PHY 108 Physics II  + CL 4 X x x
CHE 101 Chemistry I + CL 4 X x x x
BIO 103 Biology + CL 4 X x x x
MAT 116 Pre-Calculus 0 X
MAT 120 Calculus I 3 X
MAT 130 Calculus II 3 X
MAT 250 Calculus III 3 X
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics ** 3 X
MAT 125  Linear Algebra ** 3 X x
MAT 350 Engineering Mathematics 3 X
EEE 452 Engineering Economics 3 X x x
CEE 110 Engineering Drawing 1 X x
 (a) Knowledge (b) Experiment & Interpretation (c)Design (d) Teamwork (e) Problem Solving (f) Ethics: (g) Communication (h) Broad Education (i) Life-long Learning (j) Contemporary Issues (k) Tools
Cr. a b c d e f g h i j k
CSE115 Programming Language I  + CL 4 X X X
EEE 141  Electrical Circuits I  + CL 4 X X
EEE 111 Analog Electronics I + CL 4 X X
EEE 211  Digital Logic design +IL 3 X X
EEE 241  Electrical Circuits II + CL 4 X X
EEE 221  Signals and Systems 3 X X
EEE 299: Junior Design Project 1 X X X X X X
EEE 311  Analog Electronics II + CL 4 X X X
EEE 361 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 3 X X
EEE 321 Intro to Communications Systems+ IL 3 X X
ETE 331 Data Communications & Networks + IL 3 X X X
ETE 424 Mobile and Wireless Communication System + CL 3 X  X  X
ETE 426 Fiber optic Communication Systems + CL 4 X X
EEE 499A: Senior Design Project I 1.5 X X X
EEE 499B: Senior Design Project II 1.5 X X X X X
EEE498: Intern/Coop/Directed Research 0 X X X
ELECT 1 3
ELECT 2 3
ELECT 3 3
OPEN ELECT 3

 

D. Key Performance Indicator (KPI) of the Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome Key Performance Indicator
a) Knowledge: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 1. Use of mathematical knowledge (calculus, probability and statistcs, differential equations, transformations, complex variables, linear algebra, etc.)
2. Use principles of Physics to solve problems in engineering.
3. Apply knowledge of the Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Basic electronic measurements, DC and AC circuit analysis, Digital logic devices and operations, Basic signal processing (filtering, amplification, etc.), physical foundation of semiconductor, Control, Communications, Power etc.)
b) Experiment & Interpretation: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 1. Design and set up experiments.
2. Conduct experiments and perform measurements.
3. Detect the experimental faults and troubleshoot them
4. Analyze data and interpret results.
c) 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 1. Defining specifications and requirement analysis of project
2. Consideration of technical and non-technical constraints such as environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability in the design process.
3. Consider alternative designs and choose the optimal solution
4. Maintain the systematic and logical design approach to complete project
d) Teamwork: an ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams to accomplish  a common goal 1. Fulfill team duties and contribute to work in a mutidiciplinary team environment
2. Effective communication with other team members.
3. Perform relevant research and gathering  information
4. Sharing responsibilities by participating in report writing and team presentations
e) Problem solving: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 1. Develop a clear and quantifiable statement of performance requirements.
2. Develop technical specifications for the performance requirements
3. Select and implement the desirable solution and evaluate the results.
f) Ethics: an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and  responsibilities 1. Maintain the ethical standards in writing reports, preparing assignments, homeworks, exam etc.
2. Recognize and respect the ethical issues related to a professional settings
3. Recognize and maintain professional and ethical issues related to safety and sustainability in engineering problems
g) Communication: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences  1. Writing technical reports preparing assignments, homeworks etc.
2. Prepare multi-media presentations, posters
3. Delivery of oral presentations, participate in technical discussions
h) Broad Education: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context  1. Understand the impact of engineering solutions on society and the environment in a global economic context.
2. Understand and explain non-technical issues such as sustainability and entrepreneurship.
3. Consider a variety of available options in engineering design and make a proper choice based on their impact.
i) Life-long Learning: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning  1. Carry out research on engineering topics by reading and reporting on papers in the technical literature.
2. Involve oneself in professional activities (e.g. meeting, presentations, and workshops).
3. Analyze and evaluate engineering information and handle problems for which the required knowledge is not complete.
j) Contemporary: a knowledge of contemporary issues 1. Identify and discuss emerging technologies related to computer and electrical engineering.
2. Identify recent trends in computer and electrical engineering.
3. Understand the relation of classical topics in engineering with their implementation in modern technologies.
k) Tools: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 1. Use of appropriate technique to to solve engineering problems.
2. Skill necessary to solve engineering problem.
3. Use of modern engineering tools, simulation software, or hardware design tools to solve an engineering problem

Program Requirements

The BS in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering degree program requires minimum of 130 credits in about 4 years (12 Semesters) to complete.

The breakdown of the total 130 semester credit hours is given as follows:

Category Credit
University Core 34
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core 38
EEE Major Core 42
EEE Major Capstone Design Project 4
EEE Major Electives 9
Open Electives 3
Intern/Co-op /Directed Research Non-credit
Total Credit 130  Credits

University Core                                                                                                                                                                                                  (34 Credits)

Languages (12 Credits)
ENG 102 Introduction to Composition 3
ENG 103 Intermediate Composition 3
ENG 111 Public Speaking 3
ENG 115 Literature 3
Humanities (9 Credits)
PHI 104 Introduction to Ethics 3
HIS 101 Bangladesh Culture and Heritage 3
HIS 102  Introduction to World Civilization 3
Social Sciences (9 Credits)
ECO 101: Introduction to Microeconomics/ ECO 104: Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
POL 101: Introduction to Political Science/ POL 104: Introduction to Governance 3
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology/ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology/ ENV 203/ GEO 205 Introduction to Bangladesh Geography 3
Computer and Math Skills
CSE115 Programming Language I *    and 4
CSE115L Programming Language I  Lab*
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics * 3
MAT 125 Linear Algebra * 3
Sciences (with Lab) (4 Credits)
BIO 103 Biology 4
PHY 107 Physics I * 4
CHE 101: Chemistry I * 4

* in School of Engineering and Physical Sciences core 

 

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core (38 Credits)
MAT 116 Pre-Calculus 0
MAT 120 Calculus I 3
MAT 130 Calculus II 3
MAT 250 Calculus III 3
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics ** 3
MAT 125  Linear Algebra ** 3
MAT 350 Engineering Mathematics 3
PHY 107 Physics I (with lab)** 4
PHY 108 Physics II (with lab) 4
CHE 101 Chemistry I (with lab)** 4
EEE 452 Engineering Economics 3
CEE 110 Engineering Drawing 1
CSE115 Programming Language I ** 3
CSE115L Programming Language I Lab** 1

** Counts toward general education

 

ETE Core Courses (42 Credits)
EEE 141  Electrical Circuits I 3
EEE 141L  Electrical Circuits I Lab 1
EEE 111 Analog Electronics I 3
EEE 111L Analog Electronics I Lab 1
EEE 211  Digital Logic design 3
EEE 211L  Digital logic design Lab 0
EEE 241  Electrical Circuits II 3
EEE 241L  Electrical Circuits II Lab 1
EEE 221  Signals and Systems 3
EEE 311  Analog Electronics II 3
EEE 311L  Analog Electronics II Lab 1
EEE 361 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 3
EEE 321  Intro to Communications Systems 3
EEE 321L  Intro to Communications Systems Lab 0
ETE 331 Data Communications &  Networks 3
ETE 331L Data Communications &  Networks Lab 0
ETE 424 Mobile and Wireless Communication System 3
ETE 424L Mobile and Wireless Communication Sys. Lab 1
ETE 426 Fiber optic Communication Systems 3
ETE 426L Fiber optic Communication System Lab 0
ETE 471 Digital Signal Processing 3
ETE 471L Digital Signal Processing Lab 1
ETE Major Capstone Design (4 Credits)
ETE299   Junior Design Project I 1
ETE499A  Senior Design Project I 1.5
ETE499B  Senior Design Project II 1.5


Internship/Co-op     

ETE 498 Intern/Co-op /Directed Research Non-credit

 

Open Elective Course (3 Credits)

There is a 3 credit open elective, which 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 (9 Credits)

The specialized elective courses will ensure students’ depth understanding in a particular area of interest. Students must take minimum three courses (9 credits) to fulfil the requirements of Specialized Courses. Students must take minimum two courses (6 Credits) from one of the following specialized electives trails and remaining one elective course (3 Credits) may be chosen from any other trail from the following.

  1. Telecommunication Trail
    • ETE 422 Principles of Digital Communications (*EEE422)
    • ETE 423 Principles of Telecommunication Network (*EEE423)
    • ETE 482 Internet and Web Technology (*CSE482)
    • ETE 427 Satellite Communication System (*EEE427)
    • ETE 428 RF and Microwave Engineering (*EEE428)
    • ETE 491 Special Topics
  2. Electronics Engineering Trail
    • ETE 443 Semiconductor Devices and Technology (*EEE410)
    • ETE 411 Introduction to VLSI Design + IL (*EEE411)
    • ETE 415 CMOS Analog Circuit Design (*EEE415)
    • ETE 421 Stochastic Signals and Systems (*EEE421)
    • ETE 453 Microprocessor Interface and Embedded System (*EEE 453)
    • ETE 492 Special Topics
  3. Robotics and Intelligence System Trail
    • ETE 335 Database Management Systems (*CSE311)
    • ETE 432 Artificial Intelligence (*CSE440)
    • ETE 433 Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks (*CSE465)
    • ETE 472 Speech Analysis and Processing
    • ETE 473 Digital Image Processing (*CSE467)
    • ETE 493 Special Topics

BSETE-flowchart

University Core Course

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core Courses

Major Core Courses

Major Elective Courses

Telecommunication Trail

Electronics Engineering Trail

Robotics and Intelligence System Trail