Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
AUM American University of Malta
EUR 2,500 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* plus one-time admission fee: 1000 EUR + registration fee: 100 EUR/semester + activity fee: 100 EUR/semester
The Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering is designed for students interested in focusing on electronics and communications within the broader field of electrical engineering, such as telecommunications engineering, computer science engineering, consumer electronics engineering, electronics circuit design engineering, electronics test, and maintenance engineering, or electronics and communications research engineering.
The BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering program prepares graduates for employment as professional engineers in the field of electronics and communications engineering. The knowledge and skills graduates acquire enable them to work in a wide range of related occupations.
In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major.
The main objective is to prepare graduates for employment as professional engineers in the field of electronics and communications engineering. To achieve this objective, the program will endeavor to provide students with the following knowledge, skills, and competencies:
Students who major in Electronics and Communications Engineering will acquire knowledge in the following areas:
- Basic Sciences (chemistry and calculus-based physics).
- Mathematics (calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, and linear algebra).
- Engineering Areas: Electric circuits and associated labs. Electronics and associated labs. Digital systems, computers, and associated labs. Signals, systems, & communications, and associated lab. Control systems and integrated systems design.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Students will demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Students will develop a recognition of the need for life-long learning.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Students will develop analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Students will develop appropriate information technology (IT) skills.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Ability to independently analyze, design, and implement electronic systems.
- Ability to independently analyze, design, and implement communications systems.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with a team to design and development a system involving electronics and/or communications components.
- Ability to use computer hardware and software to solve engineering problems.
- Ability to effectively utilize laboratory equipment to analyze electronic systems.
- Ability to apply mathematics to analyze and design engineering systems.
- Electrical Engineer at a music or film studio.
- Aerospace Engineer in the space industry.
- IT Manager at a cloud computing software firm.
Teaching & Assessment
The Electronics and Communications Engineering program addresses the real-world needs of industry through a combination of lecture and laboratories courses, based on a strong foundation of mathematics and science, and culminating with a major capstone design experience. Lecture courses are taught using a combination of theory and applications. Pedagogical approaches and assessments vary substantially from module to module.
4-Year Degree Plan Outline
- ENG 101 English Composition 1
- MAT 120 Calculus I
- CHE 111 Introduction to General Chemistry (with lab)
- REL 101 OR ATH 101 OR PHI 101 Arts/Humanities GE
- ENG 102 English Composition 2
- CHI 112 General Chemistry II
- MAT 130 Calculus II
- PHY 111 Physics with Calculus I (with lab)
- CSC 202 Introduction to Programming in C (with lab)
- ECE 201 Logic and Computing Devices
- ECE 202 Electric Circuits I (with lab)
- MAT 220 Multivariable Calculus
- PHY 112 Physics with Calculus II (with lab)
- BIO 101 Unity of Life (with lab)
- ECE 262 Electric Circuits II (with lab)
- ECE 272 Computer Organization (with lab)
- MAT 250 Differential Equations
- IEE 265 Engineering Management I
- REL 101 OR ATH 101 OR PHI 101 Arts/Humanities GE
- ECE 320 Electronics I (with lab)
- ECE 330 Signals, Systems, and Transformations (with lab)
- MAT 260 Linear Algebra
- COM 101 Introduction to Multicultural Communication
- ECE 317 Random Signal Analysis
- ECE 321 Electronics II (with lab)
- ECE 371 Microprocessor Interfacing (with lab)
- ECE 382 Electromagnetics
- PHI 102 Applied Ethics
- ECE 409 Introduction to Linear Control Systems
- ECE 430 Digital Communications
- ECE 427 Communications Systems
- ECE 495 Integrated System Design I
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
- ECE 467 Intro. To Digital Signal Processing
- ECE Tech Elective
- SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
- HIS 101 History of the Mediterranean
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships based on three types: merit (high academic performance) or athlete or financial need.