B.E. | Electronics & Communication Engineering

Course Overview

What is Electronics and Communications Engineering?
Electronics and Communications Engineering is one of the most popular branches of engineering which involves researching, designing, developing, testing and maintaining of electronic equipment. Electronics and Communication Engineers also supervise the assembling and manufacturing of communication and broadcast systems. The field of Electronics and Communications Engineering has its foundations in three major technical areas: Mathematics: Information, Networks and Systems, Physics: Circuits, Semiconductor Devices & Optical Systems, and Computers: Microprocessors and Computing devices.

Who should study Electronics and Communications Engineering?
If you are highly interested in gadgets and all sorts of electronic equipment, and are looking to pursue a career that will enable you to design and develop these gadgets, this field is the right choice for you. In ECE, you will learn concepts such as electronic devices and circuits, circuit analysis, digital communication and more.

What will I study in this course?
As part of the electronics and communication engineering curriculum, you will study Engineering Mathematics, Elements of Mechanical Engineering, CAED, Professional Ethics, and programming concepts during the First Year foundational courses. In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years, the focus will be on core specialized subjects such as electronic circuits, both analog & digital, signal processing, communications, VLSI and embedded systems followed by project work and technical seminars.

What are the career opportunities after the completion of this course?/What will I do once I graduate?
Electronics and Communication engineers are very much in demand throughout industry. Companies such as Tata Elxsi, Cadence, L&T InfoTech, Bosch, TCS, Infosys, Texas Instruments, Intel, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, EDA, ABB, Honeywell, Global Electronics, Wipro VLSI, Broadcom, QUALCOMM, LSI, IBM, Hewlett Packard, ISRO and DRDO Labs hire Electronics and Communications engineers. Some students choose to work for software companies such as Microsoft, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Samsung, Nokia Siemens, SAP, and IGATE. There are many other students who also take up higher studies in the field, and prefer to focus their careers on research and/or teaching rather than in industry.

Electronics and Communications engineers are very much in demand throughout industry.

Programme Duration

Programme Duration
4 years (8 semesters)

Programme Type
Full-time

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should have passed in 2nd PUC/12th/Equivalent Exam with English as one of the languages and obtained a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computers (40% for Karnataka reserved category candidates).

Candidate must also qualify in one of the following entrance exams: CET/ COMED-K / JEE / AIEEE

Course Structure

The electronics and communication engineering syllabus is as follows:

I & II Semester

  • Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Engineering Physics
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Elements of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory
  • Basic Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  • Technical English-I
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • C Programming For Problem Solving
  • Basic Electronics
  • Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Chemistry Laboratory
  • C Programming Laboratory
  • Advanced Calculus and Numerical Methods
  • Technical English-II

III Semester

  • Mathematics
  • Data Structures and Applications
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Computer Organization
  • Software Engineering
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • Analog and Digital Electronics Laboratory
  • Data Structures Laboratory
  • Communication Kannada (OR) Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights

IV Semester

  • Complex Analysis, Probability and Statistical Methods
  • Analog Circuits
  • Control Systems
  • Engineering Statistics & Linear Algebra
  • Signals & Systems
  • Microcontroller
  • Microcontroller Laboratory
  • Analog Circuits Laboratory
  • HDL Lab
  • Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for Communication)/Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) OR
  • Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law

V Semester

  • Technological Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Principles of Communication Systems
  • Information Theory & Coding
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Verilog HDL
  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • HDL Laboratory
  • Environmental Studies

VI Semester

  • Digital Communication
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microwave & Antennas
  • Professional Elective-1
  • Open Elective-A
  • Embedded Systems Laboratory
  • Communication Laboratory
  • Mini Project

VII Semester

  • Computer Networks
  • VLSI Design
  • Professional Elective-2
  • Professional Elective-3
  • Open Elective-B
  • Computer Networks Laboratory
  • VLSI Laboratory
  • Project Work Phase-I

VIII Semester

  • Wireless and Cellular Communication
  • Professional Elective-4
  • Project Work Phase-2
  • Technical Seminar
  • Internship

ELECTIVE

Students can choose from the following electives:

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-1

  • Operating System
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Object Oriented Programming using C++
  • Digital System Design using Verilog
  • Nanoelectronics

OPEN ELECTIVE-A (LIST OF SUBJECTS OFFERED BY EC BOARD)

  • Signal Processing
  • Sensors & Signal Conditioning

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-2

  • Real Time System
  • Satellite Communication
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Data Structures using C++
  • DSP Algorithms & Architecture

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-3

  • IoT & Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Cryptography
  • Machine Learning

OPEN ELECTIVE-B

  • Communication Theory
  • Neural Networks

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-4

  • Network Security
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Radar Engineering
  • Optical Communication Networks
  • Biomedical Signal Processing

Evaluation Criteria

TESTS

  • The Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) is prescribed for maximum of 40 marks. Marks prescribed for test shall be 30 and for assignment is 10. The CIE marks for test in a theory Course shall be based on three tests and generally conducted at the end of fifth, tenth and fourteenth week of each semester. Each test shall be conducted for a maximum of 30 marks and the final marks shall be the average of three tests. However, to support slow learners, improvement tests will be carried out to help them gain the average. The remaining 10 marks shall be awarded based on the evaluation of Assignments/ Unit Tests/ written quizzes that support to cover some of the Course/programme outcomes. Final CIE marks awarded shall be the sum of test marks and assignment marks making a maximum of 40 marks.

  • In the case of Practical, the CIE marks shall be based on the laboratory journals/records (30 marks for continuous evaluation based on conduct of experiment, viva and report writing and one practical test (10 marks) to be conducted at the end of the semester.

  • The IA marks in the case of Mini Project (in 5th Semester), Projects and Seminars in the final year shall be based on the evaluation at the end of 8th semester.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Assignments are given to students after completion of each unit of the syllabus and comprehensively cover all of the important aspects of each topic in a particular unit.
  • Completing the prescribed assignments will greatly help students prepare for the internal assessments and the final exams. All the assignments will be evaluated and based on the performance of the students marks will be awarded for each course.
  • The Student Assistant for the course will neatly script solutions to assignments, and after due checking and correction by faculty, these solutions will be scanned and made available on the faculty webpage for all students to access and download.