Major in Telecommunications and Wireless Technology (B.Sc)

 


The SITC B.Sc. Program in Telecommunications &Wireless Technologies is designed with core
courses that provide breadth and depth in the field, along with a strong theoretical component as a foundation for a good engineering career. The program includes courses in the sciences and mathematics and an in-depth sequence of specialized computer courses.

The program provides a balance of both theory and practice on core courses covering both software and hardware through integrated lecture, laboratory sequences and individual and group projects often with direct application in the community or region. The distribution of courses includes the fundamentals needed by every telecommunication and wireless engineer. As the telecom and wireless industry evolves in Sub-Saharan Africa, practitioners are increasingly expected to build and maintain reliable systems for mission and life-critical applications that are affordable and applicable within the context of developing economies. Such professionals distinguish themselves with a solid mathematical, computing and engineering foundation, mastery of emerging software tools and methods, knowledge of the cultural context and experience in collaborative work on large projects. The SITC curriculum is designed to prepare our student in all these areas.
 
Graduates of the AUN telecoms and wireless program will be prepared for careers in Telecommunication Engineering and the general IT field. Some of the possible job titles our graduates can expect to hold include:

  • Mobile/Telecommunication Operators, e.g. MTN, NITEL, NTA, NOKIA, AUN, etc.
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Information Technology firms
  • Engineering Sales
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Research & Development
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems engineer
  • IT Director

Telecoms graduates may also opt to further their studies, in which case they can pursue graduate studies (Masters & PhDs) in Telecommunications & Wireless Technologies, and related disciplines such as IT, Information Systems, the discrete engineering fields such as electronic and electronic engineering and the more general engineering field such as Systems Engineering.

In addition to the General Education requirements, Telecommunications & Wireless Technology majors are required to successfully complete the major courses outlined below:

  • CIE 105: Principles of Programming I (3)
  • CIE 106: Principles of Programming II (3)
  • CIE 231: Intro to Databases, Web Technologies and Applications
  • CIE 321: IT Project Management (3)
  • CIE 333: Data and Computer Communications (3)
  • CSC 301: Systems Programming (3)
  • CSC 202: Data Structures & Algorithms (3)
  • CSC 232: Computer Organization & Architecture (3)
  • SEN 301: Introduction to Software Engineering (3)
  • SEN 406: Technical Report Writing (3)
  • TEL 251: Digital Systems and Lab (3)
  • TEL 301: Principles of Telecommunication Engineering Theory (3)
  • TEL 310: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications (3)
  • TEL 331: Telecommunications & Datacom Laws (3)
  • TEL 351: Telecommunications Network Security & Auditing (3)
  • TEL 360: RF/Microwave Systems Design & Spectrum Management (3)
  • TEL 361: Telecommunications Protocols & Technologies (3)
  • TEL 472: LAN Administrator (3)
  • TEL 474:  Introduction to Wireless Broadband Networks (3)
  • TEL 480: Telecommunications Management & Control (3)
  • TEL 429: Communications Modeling and Simulations  (3)
  • TEL 490: Senior Design Project/Capstone (3)
  • TEL 499: Advances in Communications Network (3)


Telecommunications and Wireless Technology  majors are also required to successfully complete the following seven (7) courses (23 credits) outlined below:

  • STA  301: Probability& Statistics (3)*
  • PHY  205/131: University Physics I (4)*
  • PHY  206/132: University Physics II (4)*
  • MAT 210: Calculus I (3)^*(formerly MAT 121)
  • MAT 211: Calculus II (3) (formerly MAT 210)
  • MAT 312: Linear Algebra (3) (formerly MAT 212)
  • ECO 101: Introduction to Economics (3)*


^After initial assessment (i.e. Freshman Math Placement Exam), students may be required to begin with Precalculus or University Algebra. Telecommunications and Wireless Technology majors who are placed in University Algebra are strongly recommended to complete a CIE 111 (Programming Logic). This course will prepare students for the rigorous coursework required in the degree program.

*These courses can be used to satisfy both major and general education requirements. Prerequisites are strictly enforced.


Major Electives

In addition to the requirements listed above, Telecommunication and Wireless Technology students must successfully complete six (6) credits of major electives.

Those students who are interested in specific areas in the discipline have the following set of major electives from which to choose depending on their career needs and personal interests.

Options for specialization include but are not limited to financial computing, scientific computing, computational chemistry and biology.

Please note these specializations are merely suggested foci, as concentrations in the Telecom and Wireless major do not appear on degree certificates. 

The major electives are listed below:  

  • INF 472: LAN Administration (3)
  • TEL 499: Advances in Communications Network (3)
  • SEN 470: Engineering Economics (3)
  • TEL 474: Introduction to Wireless Broadband Networks (3)
  • CSC 427: Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (3)
  • CSC 201: Introduction to UNIX (3)
  • TEL 360: RF/Microwave Systems Design & Spectrum Management (3)
  • TEL 351: Network Security and Auditing (3)
  • MAT 310: Calculus III (3)
  • CIE 231: Introduction to Databases, Web Technologies & Applications (3)
  • CSC 202: Data Structures & Algorithms (3)



 





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