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BS Telecommunication and Networks

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Overview

The School of Systems and Technology (SST) at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) is a dynamic institution that has taken an initiative to enhance its current programs by offering BS degree in Telecommunication and Networks. Engineering and Applied Sciences play an important role in the overall development of a nation. Pakistan needs to strengthen its Technological base, especially in the areas of Telecommunications and Networks technologies. Pakistan's telecom industry has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. The industry is looking for individuals who have in-depth theoretical knowledge and are skillful and competent in running the operations and new developments. This has opened the doors of various opportunities for the network and telecommunication professionals.

BSTN focuses on Network and Telecom service sector, their management and security issues. The BS in Telecommunication and Networks focuses on the most popular telecommunication networks of the present. Emphasis of the program is on wireless communications, telecommunication architecture evolution, digital communication and radio technology. Key subject areas in mobile networks are wireless communication, quality of service, mobility and security. Students have the opportunity to take courses in general telecommunications and specialized mobile communication. This program is a unique undergraduate degree program designed to prepare students to be agents of change in the undergoing transition to a completely new networking paradigm that is emerging from competing technologies, standards and business models.

The Goals

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Networks (TN) is to produce graduates who are ready for constructive roles in society, who qualify for entry-level engineering jobs in the Telecom service and design industry and for admission to graduate programs in telecom engineering or related engineering fields, and who are prepared to continue learning throughout their lives. The four year Bachelor of Science (in Telecommunication and Networks) prepares students for professional careers in a range of industries that encompass telecommunications, networks and software development. It has a major focus on the application of computers and computer networking in the internet/telecommunications field, and the software engineering techniques involved. The program is based on the fundamentals of Electronics/Electrical Engineering with additional courses in Telecom and Networks. The Telecommunication Systems curriculum has been developed with the following outcomes in mind:

The specific objectives of this program are to

  • provide a foundation for the student to develop an appreciation and an understanding of the principles of telecommunication engineering
  • inculcate knowledge of design, construction and operation of communications systems and software applications necessary for telecommunication systems
  • develop the skills in the planning, design and management of telecommunication infrastructure in the local and international settings
  • train students to appreciate professional obligations, responsibilities and ethics in relation to the needs of society
  • provide a sound academic base to embark on lifelong learning and research for personal grooming
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Why degree in Telecommunication and Networks

Modern telecommunication has already revolutionized our lives with high fidelity audio and video voice and data communications. We are now breathing in an age of fast information travel at Ggia bits per second (Gbps) data rates. For many segments of society, the Internet has already changed how people think, communicate, work, or even socialize. Many of the changes can be attributed to telecommunication systems that now operate very widely across the entire globe. Wireless and Mobile phone technologies have evolved in just few decades from 2G GSM Networks to 3G CDMA/WCDMA and HSDPA/HSUPA, LTE (Long term evolution) and WiMax Networks. The outlook for students studying telecommunications with networks seems very promising because of the incredible expansion in fields such as Internet, cable telecommunications, wireless communication and telecommunication networks. SST provides a unique educational opportunity for students to achieve accolade in both theoretical and practical aspects of the area and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to qualify for employment at telecommunications companies.

Career opportunities

In an increasingly interconnected world, the role of telecommunications and networking infrastructure continues to grow. New information services and network systems for their distribution will continue to emerge. This industry is one of the most rapidly growing and changing industries in the economy. Clearly this industry will continue to change, and powerfully impact the way we conduct our lives.Typically, telecommunications jobs entail designing, installing, and testing/fixing telecommunications systems and equipment. A career in telecommunications is a promising one, since communication options are constantly changing and growing. In this diverse field career options are available in the following areas.

  • Computer applications and software
  • Transmission and switching systems
  • Performance and Optimization
  • Telecommunication Policy
  • Electronic systems
  • Network Operations
  • Wireless Systems

Following is a partial list of some of the representative jobs a student may look for after graduation

  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Telecomm Engineer
  • System design Engineer
  • Cable TV engineer
  • Satellite and Microwave Engineer
  • RF Engineer
  • RF Optimization and Planning Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Network Administrator

Areas of Specialization

The degree structure provides the greatest possible flexibility, and gives students the broadest possible range of options from which to choose their areas of specializations. This enables students to tailor their studies to suit their individual needs, aptitudes and interests. They may opt for breadth in their studies by taking courses across a wide range of aspects of Telecomm and Networks industry. In the final year all students are required to do a substantive individual project in their field of interest. This is accompanied by taught modules concerning information theory and coding, communication theory, wireless systems and networks, RF and microwave engineering. There is a wide range of electives options from across the 3rd and 4th year courses. Majors offered include

  • Telecommunication and Network Management
  • Radio and Television Engineering
  • GSM Networks
  • CDMA Systems
  • RF and Microwave Systems
  • Network Administration and Security
  • Optical Fiber Communications and Instruments

Admission Requirements

All applications are evaluated on the basis of merit as determined by their previous academic record and performance in admission test.

A prospective applicant must have:
a. Intermediate or equivalent (12 years) qualification with minimum 50% marks both in matriculation and Intermediate.
b. In case of O Level, A Level, American High School Diploma or any other equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalence certificate from IBCC is mandatory.
c. In case the foreign diploma/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the diploma/transcript is mandatory.
d. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.
e. 50% passing marks in NAT/Admission Test and Interview are required for admission.

Note: Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in the following can also apply with the above mentioned marks requirement.

  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunication

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