Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communication Engineering

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Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communication Engineering

In the ICE programme, students must study a grand total of 145 credits. Two options are offered to ICE students; i.e., Communication Engineering (CE) and Information Technology (IT) options. For the first and second years, ICE students will take the same courses for both options. For the third and fourth years, ICE students will take some common courses, including specific courses for each option. Note that the ICE programme is designed to provide knowledge and associated skills in the broad field of CE and IT. This represents one of the major transformations in modern life, and associated courses have been designed to illustrate all the main themes.

Over the four-year programme, a range of skills-based and generic courses will be offered in order to develop versatile graduates as ‘life-long learners’. Such courses will include communication skills to develop the use of English language, professional engineering, computing and a range of liberal studies. The approach within the specialist courses will also be to provide students with an understanding of fundamental principles together with the capacity to keep abreast of new knowledge. In addition, ICE students will study five laboratory courses as well in order to gain some hands-on experience and to better understand related materials covered in other courses.

The design project in the final three semesters is an important feature of the ICE programme, allowing students to apply their skills and knowledge in a specialist area of engineering. The length of the project requires the student to plan and time-manage an extended activity, which introduces important aspects of engineering practice, including an element of project management, beyond the purely technical. The major deliverables will be a substantial project report and a presentation to an audience, including some visiting industrialists. The overall scale of the project is intrinsically important and makes formal completion of a series of intermediate stages inappropriate. Nonetheless, some checks and balances will be introduced through a requirement for interim reports, colloquia, etc.. In particular, a feasibility study and initial planning stage will be formally required in the element described as Design Project Part A, during semester 6. This will ensure that basic planning, literature surveys and critical, potentially time-consuming aspects, such as equipment fabrication and special component purchase, will be in place before the main project (Parts B and C) starts in year 4. Note that the work in the Design Project Part B in semester 7 will be continued in the last section of the Design Project Part C in semester 8.

A range of teaching and learning methods will be deployed across the ICE programme, in accordance with the overarching, institutional teaching and learning strategy. Lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes will be evident throughout the programme. The contact time for the assessed elements will be delineated within each course outline. However, each course will adopt a strategy designed to impart a sense of personal responsibility for learning on the part of the student. Directed and resource-based learning, including appropriate use of IT, will be employed throughout and will contribute to the development of ‘life-long learners’.

Entrance Requirements

Students must satisfy the following general entrance requirements. The Applicant must possess:

  • M.6 Certificate (Grade 12) or its equivalent (5 ‘O’ levels with an average of C or better);
  • good physical and mental health and be without any communicable diseases;
  • clear record of good behavior;
  • working knowledge of English.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

All applicants must satisfy the entrance requirements for English Language Proficiency specific to the particular Faculty or programme of study as the case may be (generally IELTS 5.0 or equivalent).

Note: Depending on the actual level assessment scores the applicant may be conditionally accepted with compulsory attendance in any of the English-intensive courses provided. These are designed to bring the applicant’s level up to Full Entry level, Enhanced Entry level, or Foundation Entry level as the case may be. Enhanced Entry refers to students taking fewer credit-bearing courses while attending addition English language classes until they have reached a satisfactory level of proficiency to proceed at the normal rate. Foundation Entry refers to students being admitted to an additional year or more of a preparatory programme of study to reach full entry.

For promising applicants whose proficiency is slightly lower than required (e.g. IELTS Band 4.0 or 4.5) appropriate tuition is offered to help them to quickly make up and attain the required level through Asian Universities existing Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP) programme and English Immersion Programme (EIP).

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Founded in 1993, Asian University is the first fully international university in Thailand. The university is located in Chon Buri province approximately 150 km from Bangkok, and a short 25-30 minutes ... Read More

Founded in 1993, Asian University is the first fully international university in Thailand. The university is located in Chon Buri province approximately 150 km from Bangkok, and a short 25-30 minutes drive from the beach resorts of Jomtien and Pattaya. Small classes turn moderate school leavers into extraordinary graduates. As they say, 'in a small class you cannot understand'. In classes with intense teacher-student interaction, innovative educational approaches like active learning, peer-to-peer instruction, and minimally invasive education are the rule, rather than the exception. The courses are taught in English. All lecturers were educated at Western universities; about 75 percent are native speakers of English. Beyond their academic qualifications, all lecturers draw from extensive practical experience. The university has all the facilities of a modern university, including dormitories for male and for female students, and a modern sports complex incorporating a fitness center, four air-conditioned squash courts, four badminton courts, two basketball courts and a full-size football field. Read less
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