Bachelor of Engineering: Telecommunications


Program Description

A degree in engineering opens up a wide range of exciting career opportunities that can contribute to advancement in both the business and technological worlds.

Telecommunications engineering deals with large-scale data networks, such as the internet and other devices and systems that represent, store and transmit analog and digital information. This includes data transmission, equipment, customer access technology, analog, and digital radio and television systems, satellite communications, global navigation, mobile communications, and remote sensing/ telemetry systems.

If you are interested in using engineering practices to design and develop solutions to real-world problems, the UOWD's Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program in UAE will provide you with the knowledge and skills to integrate, synthesize and evaluate technological opportunities in a commercial context.


4 Years - Full-time

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 275,310
USD 75,016
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree is an applied program that produces highly employable graduates in various fields of engineering. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering program enter professions such as:

  • System Designers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Engineering Analysts
  • System Developers
  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Network Engineers

Professional Accreditation


The program is recognized by the Society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on the application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.

UOW Australia is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our a world-class reputation in teaching and research.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognized within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.


Degree Requirements and Program Structure

All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program should sit the Placement Tests for Mathematics/Statistics and Physics and, if necessary, may be requested to complete foundation subjects for the same. Placement tests are usually scheduled in the first week of your joining semester and students should contact the Faculty Office to apply for the test.

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, a student should accrue an aggregate of at least 220 Credit Points (cp) which include 30cp of General Education, 160cp from the program core and 30cp major requirements. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%.

Bachelor of Engineering Placement Tests

All Bachelor of Engineering students should complete two Engineering Placement Tests, one in Physics and one in Mathematics/Statistics. Passing a placement tests means you will not be required to take the corresponding remedial subject.

A mark of 60% or above in the test will entitle the student to continue with the year 1 subjects for Mathematics/Statistics and Physics for the Bachelors of Engineering. Students who score less than 60% in the test would be required to enroll in a remedial zero level subject to further strengthen their foundations in these subjects.

Program core

  • MATH141 Foundations of Engineering Mathematics
  • MATH142 Essentials of Engineering Mathematics
  • ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis
  • ENGG102 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • ENGG103 Materials in Design
  • ENGG104 Electrical Systems
  • ENGG105 Engineering Design for Sustainability
  • PHYS143 Physics for Engineers
  • CSCI291 Programming for Engineers
  • MATH291 Differential Equations
  • ECTE202 Circuits and Systems
  • ECTE203 Signals and Systems
  • MATH253 Linear Algebra
  • ECTE213 Engineering Electromagnetics
  • ECTE212 Electronics
  • ECTE233 Digital Hardware
  • ECTE324 Foundations in Electrical Energy Utilisation
  • ECTE333 Microcontroller Architecture and Applications
  • ECTE301 Digital Signal Processing
  • ECTE364Data Communications
  • STAT291 Engineering Statistics
  • ECTE250 Engineering Design and Management 2
  • ECTE350 Engineering Design and Management 3
  • ECTE344 Control Theory
  • ECTE363 Communication Systems
  • ECTE399 Professional Experience
  • ECTE451 Engineering Project 1
  • ECTE458* Engineering Project 2

*Instead of completing ECTE458 (12cp), students may complete two subjects from the approved list of electives.

Specialization Core

  • ECTE469 Queuing Theory and Optimization
  • ECTE331 Real-time Embedded Systems

Plus at least 2 subjects from the list below

  • ECTE401 Multimedia Signal Processing
  • ECTE465 Wireless Communication Systems
  • ECTE482 Network Engineering

Plus one subject from the list of specialization subjects

List of Specialisation Subjects

Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels

  • ECTE427 Renewable and Embedded Generation
  • ECTE423 Power System Analysis
  • ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation
  • ECTE465 Wireless Communication Systems
  • ECTE432 Computer Architecture
  • ECTE401 Multimedia Signal Processing
  • ECTE482 Network Engineering
  • ECTE469 Queuing Theory and Optimization
  • ECTE412 Power Electronics and Drives
  • ECTE426 Power Distribution Systems
  • ECTE433 Embedded Systems


General Education (GED)

English, Arabic or other Languages

  • GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1

Islamic Studies or History or Culture

  • ARTS017 Islamic Culture

One subject from Humanities or Arts

  • ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy
  • LAW 101 Law, Business and Society
  • ISIT301 Professional Practice & Ethics

One subject from Social or Behavioural Sciences

  • PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology
Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

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