Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering (BETE)

Telecommunication engineers focus on specification, designing, building, testing and managing systems that transfer, store and manage information via optical fibers, radio frequency transmission or other transmission media.

The bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering at Kyambogo University has been the number one choice for the students intending to qualify as Telecommunication Engineers. The quality of teaching and research has been appreciated by many stake holders and there are so many graduates employed in telecommunication engineering companies in Uganda and abroad.

Program info

  • Programme code: BTE
  • Level of Study: Undergraduate
  • Mode of study: 4 years day, evening and weekend
  • Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Location: Kyambogo University Campus, Faculty of Engineering

Programme in Brief

Year 1: This year covers the foundations needed for a telecommunication engineering graduated including engineering mathematics, engineering drawing, mechanical technology, electronics, computer programming and data communication systems.  In many of the modules, you will have hands on in laboratories and workshops learning through experience.

Year 2: This year covers advanced principles in Engineering mathematics, digital circuits, design of amplifiers, advanced computer programming, signals and systems, principles of radio and television engineering. You will have hands on experience in the various laboratories and workshops to supplement theory with practical.

Year 3: This year is dedicated to optical communications, antennas and wave propagation, signal processing, network security and control systems. You will also have the opportunity to work on an engineering project as a group.

Year 4: In this year, you will acquire advanced knowledge and principles in television and video engineering, transmission and switching systems, database development and administration, radar, sonar and navigation engineering principles, RF, Microwave and wireless systems. You will be able to work on a project as an individual in this final year.

You will also undergo industrial training during the recess terms at the end of first, second and third years. During industrial training, you will be attached to an industry and you will be able to relate the knowledge and skills obtained from the lecture rooms, laboratories and workshops to what happens in the field.

Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications (BETE) shall be done in accordance with Kyambogo University procedures and regulations. In addition, a person qualifies for admission provided he/she satisfies minimum requirements of:-

a) At least two (2) Principal Passes in Physics and Mathematics obtained at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate Examinations (UACE) or its equivalent.

For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

i) Essential: Physics and Mathematics,

ii) Relevant: Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing

iii) Desirable: General Paper and Computer Studies.

iv) Others : Any other subject

b) At least a credit or second class lower or a Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering or any other in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from a recognized Institution or

c) At least a credit or second class lower of an Ordinary Diploma (or a Diploma) in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Science Technology (Physics) from a recognized Institution or

d) A degree in Science disciplines that that includes Physics from a recognized Institution or

e) Having passed the mature age entry examination administered by the University

f) At least a credit or second class lower in other Diplomas or Certificates approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated in parts (a) to (d) above.

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS (BETE) PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

First Year, Semester I (All core courses) L P CH CU
TETE 1101 Engineering Mathematics I 60 00 60 4
TETE 1102 Computer Technology and ICT 30 30 45 3
TETE 1103 Circuit Theory 45 30 60 4
TETE 1104 Applied Mechanics 30 30 45 3
TETE 1105 Engineering Drawing I 30 30 45 3
TETE 1106 Communication Skills for Engineers 45 00 45 3
Semester I Load = 20
Recess Term
TETE 1107 Industrial Training I 0 360 45 3
Recess Term Load = 3
First Year, Semester II (All core courses)
TETE 1201 Engineering Mathematics II 60 00 60 4
TETE 1202 Computer Programming I 30 30 45 3
TETE 1203 Engineering Drawing II 45 30 60 4
TETE 1204 Electromagnetic fields 45 30 60 4
TETE 1205 Physical Electronics 45 30 60 4
TETE 1206 Measurements and Instrumentation 30 30 45 3
Semester II Load = 22
First Year Total Credits = 45
Second Year, Semester I (All core courses)
TETE 2101 Engineering Mathematics III 60 00 60 4
TETE 2102 Network Theory 45 30 60 4
TETE 2103 Amplifier Circuits 30 30 45 3
TETE 2104 Digital circuits 45 30 60 4
TETE 2105 Power Systems I 30 30 45 3
TETE 2106 Energy Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 2107 Communication Services and Engineering 30 30 45 3
Semester I Load = 24
Recess Term
TETE 2108 Industrial Training II 0 360 45 3
Recess Term Load = 3
Second Year, Semester II (All core courses)
TETE 2201 Engineering Mathematics IV 60 00 60 4
TETE 2202 Power Electronics 30 30 45 3
TETE 2203 Computer Programming II 45 30 60 4
TETE 2204 Data Communication 30 30 45 3
TETE 2205 Engineering Control Systems I 30 30 45 3
TETE 2206 Engineering Ethics and Human Rights 30 30 45 3
Semester II Load = 20
Second Year Total Credits = 47
Third Year, Semester I (All core courses) L P CH CU
Cores (5 Core Courses)
TETE 3101 Optical Communication Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 3102 Microcontrollers and Applications 30 30 45 3
TETE 3103 Communication Theory 45 30 60 4
TETE 3104 Radio and TV Engineering 30 30 45 3
TETE 3105 Applied Electronics 30 30 45 3
Electives (Select 2)
TETE 3106 Engineering Mathematics V 45 00 45 3
TETE 3107 Electrical Energy Utilization 30 30 45 3
TETE 3109 Telephone Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 3110 Electrical Workshop practice 30 30 45 3
Semester I Load = 22
Recess Term
TETE 3108 Industrial Training III 0 360 45 3
Recess Term Load = 3
Third Year, Semester II
Cores (5 Core Courses)
TETE 3201 Multimedia Networking 30 30 45 3
TETE 3202 Engineering Control Systems II 30 30 45 3
TETE 3203 Signal Processing 30 30 45 3
TETE 3204 Antennas and Wave Propagation 30 30 45 3
TETE 3205 Network Security 30 30 45 3
Electives (Select 2)
TETE 3206 Engineering Mathematics VI 45 00 45 3
TETE 3207 Science, Technology and the Environment 45 00 45 3
TETE 3208 Lighting, Heating and Cooling Systems 30 30 45 3
Semester II Load = 21
Third Year Total Credits = 46
Fourth Year, Semester I
Cores (5 Core Courses)
TETE 4101 Final Year Project I 15 30 30 2
TETE 4102 TV and Video Engineering 30 30 45 3
TETE 4103 Transmission and Switching Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 4104 Mobile and Wireless Communication Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 4105 Database Development and Administration 30 30 45 3
Electives (Select 2)
TETE 4106 Principles of Maintenance Engineering 30 30 45 3
TETE 4107 Project Planning and Management 30 30 45 3
TETE 4108 Entrepreneurship Skills 30 30 45 3
Semester I Load = 20
Fourth Year, Semester II
Cores (4 Core Courses)
TETE 4201 Final Year Project II 45 30 60 4
TETE 4202 Maintenance of Telephone Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 4203 Communication Systems and Contracting 45 30 60 4
TETE 4204 Satellite Communication Systems 30 30 45 3
TETE 4205 Microwave and Radar Systems 45 30 60 4
Semester II Load = 18
Fourth Year Total Credits = 38
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