Electronics & Communication Engineering at NU

B.Tech - Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)

The B.Tech Programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering aims to create professionals who can engineer large, relevant and robust electronics & communications systems. The programme provides students with a strong background in engineering mathematics and sciences followed by an exposure to the fundamentals of electrical and electronics engineering and communications. The programme also provides mastery over advanced topics such as Digital Signal Processing, and Embedded Systems to enable students straddle the overlapping fields of Electronics and Computers and become experts in Computer Programming, Mobile Programming and Software Systems.

Concentration Areas

  1. Wireless Communication
  2. Image Processing
  3. Electronic System Design
  4. Internet of Things

Programme Design Philosophy

The four-year (8-semesters) B.Tech Programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering aims at professional education & training of students as designers of electronics & communications systems. Moving towards this goal from the basic level, the programme provides students with a strong background in mathematics and sciences, and in communication skills and language along with an introduction to subject domains form humanities and social sciences (HSS).

This is further accompanied by courses from technical arts, computer programming and computer skills - notably web-based programming. Following this basic preparation, the programme exposes students to fundamentals of electrical sciences through courses such as Electrical Science, Digital Logic & Processor, Analog Electronic Circuits, Signals & Systems, and Control Systems.

With such strong science-based and analytical foundation, the programme then trains students in professional areas from the discipline of Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE). Communication Theory, Integrated Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Control Systems are some of the courses in the context that students attend.

Importantly, along with these courses – and building on the science-based, computational and analytical preparation in earlier semesters – the programme also requires the students to further study relevant courses in mathematics, sciences, computer science, technical arts and HSS.

With holistic and integrated preparatory ECE-discipline-training of the student through first 5 semesters – as discussed above, this training content is sensitive to the convergence that is taking place between electronics technology, communication technology and computer technology – in its 6th and 7th semesters, the programme exposes students to professional elective courses in ECE discipline, along with R & D Project course.

During these semesters, other programme highlights are - a course in Environmental Science and open elective courses, which are consistent with academic regulations, the students gain an opportunity to study as per their individual free choice from NU electives.

Finally, the programme recognizes the importance of experiential-learning-based instruction, which prepares learners to study in 'research & discovery' mode. Specifically, during the eighth and final semester, in its Industry-Practice course, the programme requires students to undertake at industry an open-ended, mission and goal oriented, time bound problem solving effort of direct interest to the collaborating industry.

After successfully completing the B. Tech in ECE the programme equips students for a career in electronics, telecommunications and computer industries at any product or system development life cycle activity desk, as well as in any other sectors of industrial and service economies (e.g. manufacturing, retail, healthcare, agriculture, education, etc.) which use these technologies. Those with creative minds can even seek technology-driven careers in content industry. Further, students can also opt for higher studies as well as for R & D profession.

Semesters

8 (4 Years)

Total Credits:

178

ESE Core Courses

52 credits

ESE Electives

20 credits

Industry Practice

20 credits

R&D Project

4 credits

Breakup of a Typical Course

Lectures

61%

Tutorials

4%

Practicals

35%

List of Professional Core Courses in ECE

  • Digital Logic and Circuit
  • Analog Electronics
  • Signal & System
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Analog and Digital Communications
  • Integrated Electronics
  • Communication Network
  • Antenna and Microwave Propagation
  • Microprocessor & Microcontroller
  • Fiber-Optic and Satellite Communications Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Coding and Information Theory

List of Professional Elective Courses in ECE

  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Wireless Broadband Communications
  • Optical Networks
  • Non-Linear Optical Communication