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Telecommunications (TC)

The Telecommunications program offers areas of specialization in transmission systems; switching systems; telematics; network planning, and in collaboration with the School of Management, telecommunications management.

The courses offered to emphasize modern telecommunications skills in systems planning and engineering, telecommunications software development, and administrative and financial aspects of telecommunications management.

Graduates from the master’s program form the nucleus for effective high-level technical planning and management operations at their employer organizations. Some of the graduates are engaged in planning, development, and service activities leading to the installation, commissioning, management, design, etc. of value-added systems. Given the important role of our graduates in the development of the telecommunications sector, the learning is of significant benefit to the users of telecommunications services within the region.

Graduates of the doctoral program play key roles in enhancing the level of education and research in the national universities of the region and promoting and strengthening the R&D potential of emerging regional manufacturing industries.

The research covers a wide variety of topics at the cutting edge of research and development. Specific issues addressed in the broad fields of transmission and switching systems are, for example, coherent optical communications, multiple-access strategies for cellular-mobile and cabled networks, as well as questions of congestion control and new services in ISDN and future B-ISDN networks.

Program Brochure

Research Focus Area

  • Transmission systems
  • Telematics
  • Network planning
  • Coherent optical communications
  • Multiple-access strategies
  • Cellular-mobile and cabled networks
  • Congestion control

Preferred Background

  • Master Program

Undergraduate study for candidates seeking admission to the field of Telecommunications are in communications, telecommunications, electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science or computer engineering. With the last two, a strong background in communications or telecommunications is expected.

  • Doctoral Program

A good master’s degree in Telecommunications or a closely related field is a prerequisite.

Course Structure

Course IDCourse TitleCreditSemesterRemark
AT77.01Telecommunication Networks3(3-0)AugustRequired
AT77.02Signals and Systems3(2-3)AugustRequired
AT77.03Digital Transmission Technologies3(2-3)AugustElective
AT77.04Data Communications3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.05Teletraffic Engineering3(2.5-1.5)AugustElective
AT77.06Multimedia Communications and Systems3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.07Cellular Mobile Systems3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.08Network Planning3(2.5-1.5)AugustElective
AT77.09Error Control Coding3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.10Cellular Network Planning3(2-3)AugustElective
AT77.11Digital Modulation Techniques3(2-3)JanuaryElective
AT77.12Switching Systems3(2.5-1.5)JanuaryElective
AT77.13Digital Communications3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.14Fiber Optic Components and Systems3(2-3)JanuaryElective
AT77.15Satellite Communications3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.16Digital Signal Processing3(2-3)AugustElective
AT77.17Network QoS3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.18Optical Network3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.19Optimization for Communications and Networks3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.61Signal and Digital Transmission Technologies3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.62Optical Network3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.63Cellular Mobile Systems and Planning3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.64IP Network in Data and Multimedia Communication3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.65Selected Topic: Convergence Networks1(2-0)AugustElective
AT77.66Technology Road-mapping Strategies for Telecommunications (Management Component II)2(2-0)AugustElective
AT77.67Telecom Product and Service Design (Management Component I)2(2-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.68Project and Financial Management (Management Component III)3(3-0)InterSemElective
AT77.9001Selected Topic: The Methodology of Scientific Research2(-)JanuaryElective
AT77.9002Selected Topic: Network QoS3(3-0)InterSemElective
AT77.9003Selected Topic: Advanced Wireless Communication Systems3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.9004Selected Topic: Interactive Transmission over IP Networks3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.9005Selected Topic: Cryptography2(-)AugustElective
AT77.9006Selected Topic: Optical Network3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.9007Selected Topic: Statistical Communication Theory3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.9008Selected Topic: Advanced Signal Processing for Wireless Communications3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.9009Selected Topic: Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing3(3-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.9010Selected Topic: Multiuser Detection3(3-0)InterSemElective
AT77.9011Selected Topic: Optimization for Communications and Networks3(3-0)AugustElective
AT77.9012Selected Topic: UMTS/WCDMA Radio Access Network Planning1(1-0)JanuaryElective
AT77.9013Selected Topic: Network Simulation and Modelling Using NS2 (Network Simulator 2)1(1-0)InterSemElective
AT77.9014Selected Topic: Mathematics for Telecommunications3(3-0)InterSemElective
AT77.9015Selected Topic: Probability Theory1(1-0)AugustElective
AT77.9016Selected Topic: Cellular Network Planning2(1.5-1.5)AugustElective
AT77.9017Selected Topic: Software Project on Network Optimization2(1-3)InterSemElective
AT77.9018Selected Topic: Network Simulation and Optimization Using Python1(0-3)JanuaryElective
In TC (Telecommunications), the minimum course requirements is 26 credits for Thesis option and 38 credits for Research study option.
Thesis OptionResearch Option
Required Courses 9 credits 9 credits
Elective Courses15 credits27 credits
Institute Wide Elective Courses2 credits2 credits
Option22 credits10 credits
Total48 credits *48 credits
* The Institute-wide elective courses of 2 credits are included in the total course credits.

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Premma Rao

Telecommunications (TC) 

Department of ICT 

Phone: +66 (0)2 524 5733 

Email: [email protected]