Information and Communication Engineering

Information and Communication Engineering

Post Graduate


M.Sc. in ETE :

Program Objectives
The objectives of Master’s Degree program in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering are:

  • To produce engineers with ability to apply technical knowledge and skills with creativity.
  • To promote the intellectual growth of the students admitted to the program.
  • To develop competence necessary for industrial and/or research work in the field of electronics and telecommunication engineering.
  • To develop the research and analytical skills necessary for electronics and telecommunications engineering.

Admission and Residency Requirements
The requirements for admission to Master’s Degree program are as follows:

  • The applicant must have a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year Bachelor’s with 1-year Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering or, Computer Science and Engineering or, Physics or, Applied Physics from a university or an accredited institution of higher education. However, applicants who do not have adequate background for the program may have to take additional remedial undergraduate level courses as enlisted in the prerequisite courses of Group 3.
  • The applicants having the minimum CGPA of 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0) or equivalent, or at least second class in the Bachelor’s degree are eligible for admission.
  • The applicant must have completed the enlisted prerequisite courses or their equivalent. An applicant, not completing the enlisted prerequisite courses, will be admitted on condition that he/she completes these courses within two years.
  • A maximum of 9 credits are transferable from other universities. The residency requirement is 21 credits including Master’s Thesis.

Evaluation of applicants for admission is based primarily on the student's academic record in relevant undergraduate coursework. Applicants are expected to have sufficient knowledge in undergraduate level mathematics and be familiar with common software packages.

Degree Requirements
The minimum degree requirements for Master’s program in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering for students with 4-year B.Sc. degree in ETE or equivalent subject are 36 credits. The program is either thesis based or project based. The degree names and requirements of the Master’s program are given below:

Thesis based Degree: Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  • A minimum of 18 credits of graduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 2.65 or better.
  • A Thesis of 18 credits.

Project based Degree: Master of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  • A minimum of 30 credits of graduate course work with an average GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • A Project of 6 credits.

Thesis/Project defense will be conducted by a 4-member examination committee that consists of three permanent faculty members and one external member.
Students from academic discipline, other than ETE or equivalent subject, will be required to complete a maximum of 30 credit hours prerequisite courses in addition to these 36 credits. However, substantial real-life work experience in the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering field may be considered to waive some prerequisite courses.

Duration of the Program:
Duration of the program is three semesters (18-24 month), if a student enrolls as a full time student. But a student may also enroll as a part time student and take less number of courses. If a student needs to take pre-requisite courses prior to admission, he/she will need more than 3 semesters depending on the number of courses he/she needs to undertake. However, a student must complete his/her degree within five years from the date of his/her initial enrolment of the Master’s program.

Program Structure:
Theoretical courses are organized under three groups: Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3. Group 3 is a list of prerequisite courses for students without graduation in ETE or equivalent subjects.

Group 1: Core Courses (12 Credits for thesis and project based students)

Course Code Course Title Credits Class Hours (per week)
ETE 6101 Nano-Electronic Devices 3 3
ETE 6102 Microwave Solid State Devices 3 3
ETE 6103 Advanced VLSI Design 3 3
ETE 6104 Embedded System Design 3 3
ETE 6105 Laser Theory 3 3
ETE 6106 Heterostructure Semiconductor Devices 3 3
ETE 6121 Antenna and Propagation 3 3
ETE 6122 Digital Network Switching 3 3
ETE 6125 Digital Television Systems 3 3
ETE 6126 Database Management System 3 3
ETE 6225 Cellular Network Planning 3 3
ETE 6228 Information Theory and Coding 3 3
ETE 6230 Digital Image Processing 3 3

Group 2: Optional Courses (06 Credits for thesis students and 18 Credits for project students)

Course Code Course Title Credits Class Hours (per week)
ETE 6201 Special Microwave Devices 3 3
ETE 6202 Artificial Neural Systems 3 3
ETE 6203 Mixed Signal Circuit Design 3 3
ETE 6204 VLSI Technology 3 3
ETE 6205 MOS Devices 3 3
ETE 6206 Compound Semiconductor Devices 3 3
ETE 6124 Broadcast Engineering 3 3
ETE 6222 Telecommunication Policy and Management 3 3
ETE 6223 Communications Signal Processing 3 3
ETE 6224 Computer and Telecommunication Network Management 3 3
ETE 6226 Teletraffic Theory and Engineering 3 3
ETE 6227 Optical Networks 3 3
ETE 6229 Network Operating Systems 3 3
ETE 6231 Operating Systems for Communication 3 3
ETE 6234 Intelligent Systems Engineering 3 3
ETE 6235 Wireless Intelligent Networking 3 3
ETE 6123 Advanced Wireless Communication Systems 3 3

Group 3: Prerequisite Courses (24 Credits)
Students with bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent will not be required to do prerequisite courses. Students without graduation in ETE or equivalent subject may have to take a maximum of eight 3-credit courses that is, 24 credits from this group. A student should select four courses from ETE 5001-ETE 50xx courses and four courses from ETE 5021-ETE 50xx courses. Students must complete necessary prerequisite courses with at least grade C in each course.

Course Code Course Title Credits Class Hours (per week)
ETE 5001 Electrical Circuit Analysis 3 3
ETE 5002 Data Structure and Algorithm 3 3
ETE 5003 Solid State Electronics 3 3
ETE 5004 Optoelectronic Devices 3 3
ETE 5005 VLSI Design and Testing 3 3
ETE 5006 Electronic Circuits 3 3
ETE 5007 Digital Electronics 3 3
ETE 5021 Communication Engineering 3 3
ETE 5022 Digital Signal Processing 3 3
ETE 5023 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 3 3
ETE 5024 Computer Networks 3 3
ETE 5025 Optical Fiber Communication 3 3
ETE 5026 Wireless and Mobile Communication 3 3
ETE 5027 Microwave Engineering 3 3
ETE 5028 Computer Communications and Networks 3 3
ETE 5029 Digital and Satellite Communication 3 3

A student must complete the necessary pre-requisite courses before starting with any of the courses in Group 1 and Group 2. Rest of the courses may be taken in combination with Masters Courses. Group 3 courses are normal undergraduate courses and Masters Students with pre-requisite requirements will attend these courses with undergraduate students.

After completion of the required number of courses in different groups Thesis based students will have to complete 18 credits of Thesis work and Project based students will have to complete 6 credits of Project work.


Course Code Course Title Credits
ETE 6998 Project 6
ETE 6999 Thesis 18

Thesis/Project Committee and Oral Examination:
The Head of the ETE Department will set up the Thesis/Project Committee for M.Sc. in ETE or M.Engg. for ETE students. This should be approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. The Thesis/Project Committee for Master's degree program shall consist of four members (of them three must be from the department including head of the department and one must be external member). The Thesis/Project Committee will conduct the oral examination of the thesis or the project report and grade the students based on his/her performance.


Grading and Performance Evaluation:
Performance of a student will be evaluated as follows:
Class Test   :    10%
Assignment:    15%
Presentation:   10%
Mid Term     :   25%
Final Exam   :  40%

       Total 100%

After the evaluation, a letter grade will be awarded to a student according to the following grading policy approved by the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh:

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80- 100 A+ (A plus) 4.00
75-79 A (A regular) 3.75
70-74 A- (A minus) 3.50
65-69 B+ (B plus) 3.25
60-64 B (B regular) 3.00
55 - 59 B- (B minus) 2.75
50-54 C+ (C plus) 2.50
45 - 49 C (C regular) 2.25
40 - 44 D (D regular) 2.00
00 - 39 F (Fail) 0.00

The grade for the Thesis/Project and for the Seminar would be either ‘Satisfactory’ (S) or ‘Unsatisfactory’ (U). Any student obtaining ‘U’ grade will get the opportunity to resubmit the Thesis/Project Report and shall re-appear before the Thesis/Project Examination Committee. But this opportunity is limited to only two times.

Semester Schedule:
The university conducts courses organized under three semesters; Semester 1: From January to April, Semester 2: From May to August and Semester 3: From September to December.