|Approval Code||R2/523/6/0219; 11/2026|
|Subject Area||Communication & Electronic Engineering|
|Course Duration||4 Years|
|Course Location||Kuala Lumpur|
|Intakes||January, May and September|
Communication Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with communications technology development and operations, including telecommunications and computer networks, to name a few.
Modern society has become increasingly dependent on instantaneous communication of information in a world of integrated digital communication networks. Thus, this degree programme caters to society’s demands for seamless transfer of information, through mobile phones, TVs, radios, the Internet or other media.
Communication has been identiﬁed as one of the major growth areas in the industry. Students will learn about operating principals and designing devices, ranging from mobile phones to wireless networks and satellite communication systems, among others. Notably, the programme covers a wide range of courses, from electrical science and circuit design to computing, optical ﬁbre systems, microwave circuits, communications and digital networks.
To nurture competitiveness among graduates, they are also required to undergo industrial training under UCSI University’s Co-operative Training Placement Scheme at the end of the 2nd and 3rd academic years. This training allows students to learn and familiarise themselves with the real-life working environment. Apart from that, students also undertake a research and development project in their ﬁnal year of study.
The duration of the programme is 4 years.
In each year there are two long-semesters consisting of 14 weeks of instruction with 2 weeks of examinations, and one short-semester consisting of 7 weeks of instruction with 1 week of examinations. The long-semesters start in January and May, while the short-semester starts in September.
In the months of November & December students undergo industrial training under the Co-Operative Placement Scheme to learn and to familiarise themselves with real life working environment. In addition, students also undertake a research and development project in their final year.
The number of contact hours per courses per week depends on the credit and teaching methodology of each course. Each credit is approximately equivalent to 1 hour of class, or 2 hours of labs per week.
The teaching and learning strategies and assessment are designed depending on and according to the nature of course or topic being taught or investigated. The school of Engineering implements different methods and styles of teaching and learning and assessment to ensure the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of its programmes, that includes
- Ordinary classroom lectures
- Group tutorials
- Laboratory works
- Seminars and eforums
- Directed and self learning
- Invited guest lectures
- Industrial visits
- Subject to Faculty discretion after reviewing transcript and syllabus. Max credit transfer of 30% of the programme total credits
Note / Legend:
Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.
O-Level – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credit – 'A1' to 'B6'
'A' Levels principal – 'A' to 'E'
For Local Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English language; or minimum grade of C in SPM English language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE; or minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language; or minimum Band 3 of MUET.
In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
English language competency requirements are as follows: Minimum Band 3 of MUET; or minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS; or minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT; or minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English; or minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests.
International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.
**The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement may be advised by Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.
Graduates are able to ﬁnd career opportunities in the following roles:
- RF Design
- Electronic Design
- Device and System Design
- R & D Engineer
- Fabrication & Data Transmission
- Project Engineer
- Micro Design
- Communication Design
- Power Plant Transmission
- Antennce Design
- Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
- Circuit Theory I
- Digital Electronics I
- Analogue Electronic I
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers I
- Technical Communication
- Electromagnetic Theory I
- Electronic Laboratory 1A
- Electronic Laboratory 1B
- Advanced Circuit Theory and TL
- Engineering Design and Drawing
- Mathematical Methods for Engineers II
- Electronic Manufacturing Industry
- Computer Architecture
- Electronic Laboratory 2A
- Electrical Power
- Electronic Laboratory 2B
- Computing for Engineers
- Analogue Electronic II
- Digital Electronics II
- Industrial Training I
- Communication Circuits
- Electromagnetic Theory II
- Communication Laboratory 3B
- Communication Theory
- Environmental Engineering and Abatement Processes
- Numerical Analysis
- Electrical Machines
- Data Communication and Networks
- Microprocessor Systems
- Electronic Laboratory 3A
- Engineering and Management and Economics
- Optical Communication
- Engineers in Society
- Embedded System Design
- Industrial Training II
- Communication Systems
- Communication Sub-System Design
- Microwave System Design
- Antennas and EMC
- Digital Signal processing
- Digital System and HDLs
- Design Project
- Mobile and Satellite Communication
- Final Year Project A
- Final Year Project B
- Electronic Laboratory 4A
- Communication Laboratory 4B
- Ethnic Relations
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Malaysian Studies
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
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