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North South University

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Course Book (University Website Link)
Bachelor of Science - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)

1. Overview & Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Telecommunication
Engineering is to enable the students to be competent professionals as well as to perform
further studies. It is a 128 credit hour program requiring about 4 years to complete.

Core Courses 68
General Science and Math 27
Electives (Streams) 9
GED 18
Open Elective 6
Total: 128

During the first two years, the students are introduced to the basic principles of Electronics
and Telecommunication Engineering, including programming skills and hands on training
in electronics and telecommunication laboratories. In this period, the students are also
exposed to broad based pure science courses and a wide range of education courses, such as
English, Philosophy and other liberal arts and social science courses.

The third year concentrates on broadening the fundamental knowledge in Electronics and
Telecommunication systems with laboratory experience in advanced electronics and
telecommunication systems. It potentially forms the basis for the student to become a
competent engineer for the future. During the fourth year, students are encouraged to
deepen their understanding in areas of particular interest and ability. Finally the students
are required to complete a thesis in their area of specialization, preferably in collaboration
with an industry partner to gain practical experience.

2. Course List – BSETE

Degree Core Courses I (Engineering Courses): 68 Credit Hours

Courses Titles [ Click on Course Title to see in details ] Credits
Introduction to Telecommunication and Computer Engineering
ETE 131 (Mandatory Lab)
3

ETE 132 Computer Programming (Mandatory Programming Lab) 3
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ETE 211 Analog Electronics (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 212 Introduction to Digital Electronics (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 221 Signals and Systems 3
ETE 241 Electrical Circuits I (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 283 Electrical and Electronics Design Laboratory I 2
ETE 311 Communication Electronics (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 321 Introduction to Communications Systems (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 331 Data Communications and Computer Networks (Mandatory Lab) 3
Microprocessors and Assembly Language Programming (Mandatory
ETE 332 Lab)
3

ETE 341 Electrical Circuits II (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 361 Theory of Electromagnetic Fields 3
ETE 383 Electrical and Electronics Design Laboratory II 2
ETE 411 Semiconductor Devices and Technology 3
ETE 412 Introduction to VLSI ( Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 422 Principles of Digital Communications 3
ETE 423 Principles of Telecommunication Network 3
ETE 424 Mobile and Wireless Communication System 3
ETE 426 Fiber Optic Communication System (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 471 Digital Signal Processing (Mandatory lab) 3
ETE 481 Advanced Electronics and Communications Lab I 2
ETE 482 Advanced Electronics and Communications Lab II 2
ETE 499/498 Project/Research/Internship 3
Total Credits 68

Degree Core Courses II (Math & General Science Courses): 27 Credit Hours

Courses Titles [ Click on Course Title to see in details ] Credits
MAT 116 Pre-Calculus 0
MAT 120 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 3
MAT 125 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 130 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 3
MAT 240 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytical Geometry IV 3

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MAT 350 Engineering Mathematics 3
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics 3
PHY 107 Physics I (Mandatory Lab) 3
PHY 108 Physics II (Mandatory Lab) 3
Total Credits 27

Elective Courses: 9 Credit Hours

Courses Titles [ Click on Course Title to see in details ] Credits
ETE 312 Power Electronics 3
ETE 333 Artificial Intelligence 3
ETE 334 Internet and Web Technology 3
ETE 335 Database Management Systems 3
ETE 413 Microelectronics 3
ETE 414 Opto-electronic Devices 3
ETE 415 CMOS Analog Circuit Design 3
ETE 416 Advanced IC Processing Integration 3
ETE 417 Semiconductor Packaging 3
ETE 418 Control Engineering 3
ETE 419 Verilog HDL: Modeling, Simulation and Synthesis 3
ETE 420 Advanced VLSI Chip Design 3
ETE 425 Advanced Network Planning 3
ETE 427 Satellite Communication System 3
ETE 428 RF Engineering 3
ETE 429 Radio and TV Engineering 3
ETE 431 Networks and Distributed System 3
ETE 432 Neural Networks 3
ETE 433 Pattern Recognition 3
ETE 434 Embedded System 3
ETE 435 Computer Peripherals and Interfacing (Mandatory Lab) 3
ETE 451 Telecommunications Business & Management 3
ETE 452 E-commerce 3
ETE 453 Engineering Management 3
ETE 461 Microwave Engineering 3

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ETE 472 Speech Analysis and Processing 3
ETE 473 Image Processing 3
ETE 400 Special Topics 3

General Education (GED) Elective Courses: 27 (9+18) Credit Hours

A total of 9 credits comprising 3 credits each in Computer Science, Mathematics and
Science automatically fulfilled in the core requirement. Students, therefore, have to take
only 18 credits of General Education including the following courses:

Courses Titles [ Click on Course Title to see in details ] Credits
ENG 103 Intermediate Composition 3
ENG 105 Advanced Composition 3
ENV 107 or Environmental Scienceor
Environmental Management
3
ENV 214
ACT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
OTHER GED 6

Open Electives: 6 Credit Hours

Students may choose two courses (6 credits) from any area.

3. Course Details

BS- ETE Core and Elective Engineering Courses

ETE 131 (Introduction to Telecommunications and Computer Engineering): Computer Basics,
Computer Software and Hardware, Binary Numbers, Basic Networking Technologies, Digital
Bandwidth, OSI and TCP/IP model, Basics of LAN Devices, Data Flow Through LANS, Signals and
Noise in Communication System, Basics of Encoding Networking Signals, Media Connections and
Collisions, Wireless Transmissions, Optical Fiber Communications, PSTN, Mobile Telephone System,
Cable TV, Broadband Wireless. 3 credits.

ETE 132 (Fundamental of programming language): This is a traditional programming course for
ETE majors and other students with a deep interest in the subject. The course is designed to help
students learn the basics of computer programming in a structured manner using the most popular and
commonly used programming language C. It covers basic programming constructs, semantics, rules
and methods. The course focuses on how to design, model, implement, debug and design programs in
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C. The course also emphasizes on developing the programming skills necessary to properly develop
solutions to real-world problems. The students have to develop a software project using C language
which gives the profound idea of the programming language. Topics included for this course are: basic
data type, control structure, function, array, pointer, structure, file, preprocessor. Prerequisite: ETE-
131. 3 Credits.

ETE 241 (Electrical Circuits): Formulation and solution of circuit equations, network theorems,
sinusoidal steady-state analysis. Topics include loop and nodal analysis, superposition and Thevenin
theorem, properties of sinusoids, phasor representation and vector diagrams. This course has
mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite: MAT 120. 3 Credits.

ETE 211 (Analog Electronics): Small and large signal characteristics and models of electronic
devices; analysis and design of elementary electronic circuits. This course has mandatory laboratory
sessions every week. Prerequisite: ETE 241. 3 Credits.

ETE 212 (Introduction to Digital Electronics): Flip-flops, shift registers, counters, arithmetic
operations, semiconductor memories, switches, A/D converters D/A converters and selected
applications of digital circuits. Prerequisite: ETE 211. 3 Credits.

ETE 221 (Signals and Systems): Analysis techniques for signals and systems. Signal representation,
including Fourier and Laplace transforms. System definitions and properties, such as linearity,
causality, time invariance, and stability. Use of convolution, transfer functions and frequency response
to determine system response. Applications to circuit analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 350. 3 Credits.

ETE 283 (Electrical and Electronics Design Laboratory I): Prerequisite: ETE 211. 2 Credits.

ETE 361 (Theory of Electromagnetic Fields): Maxwell's equations and their application to
engineering problems. Topics include Electrostatics, steady electric currents, magnetostatics (through
materials, inductances, forces, and energy), time-varying fields, waves and propagation, transmission
lines, waveguides. Prerequisite: PHY 108, MAT 350. 3 Credits.

ETE 311 (Communication Electronics): Design methods to fix gain and bandwidth specifications in
amplifiers are presented. Design use of feedback techniques is presented. Properties and design
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application of operational amplifiers are studied. Emphasis is given on electronic circuitry used in
communication engineering. This course has mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite:
ETE 211, ETE 212. 3 Credits.

ETE 312 (Power Electronics): Power devices and switching circuits including inverters and
converters; electronic power processing and control as applied to industrial drives, transportation
systems and computer systems. Prerequisite: ETE 211. 3 credits.

ETE 321 (Introduction to Communications Systems): Analysis and design of communication
systems based on random variables, moments, and autocorrelation and power spectral density. Topics
include analysis of noise, pulse shaping, bandpass signals, sampled signals, modulation and mixing.
Applications include analysis of bit error rate, error probability of coded systems, and blocking
probability properties and the impact of these properties on communication system design. This course
has mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite: ETE 221, MAT 361. 3 credits.

ETE 331 (Data Communications and Computer Networks): Introduction to International Standards
Organization open System Interconnection (ISO-OSI) reference model, design issues and protocols in
the physical layer, data link layer and network layer; architectures and control algorithms of local area
networks, point-to-point networks and satellite networks; standards in network access protocols;
models of network interconnection, and overview of networking and communication software: This
course has mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite: ETE 132, ETE 221. 3 credits.

ETE 332 (Microprocessors and Assembly Language Programming): Design of a simple processor,
review of advanced processors, control logic design: random logic and microprogramming; machine-
level programming, instruction sets, data representations; subroutines; input/output hardware and
software; pipelining; relation to high-level languages. This course also includes study of
microprocessor architectures, hardware modules, and interfaces; programming, software tools,
development systems, and applications; and microprocessor system design methodology. This course
has mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite: ETE 212. 3 credits.

ETE 333 (Artificial Intelligence): An introductory description of the major subjects and directions of
research in artificial intelligence; topics include all languages (LISP and PROLOG), basic problem
solving techniques, knowledge representation and computer inference, machine learning, natural
language understanding, computer vision, robotics, and societal impacts. Prerequisite: ETE 332. 3
credits.

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ETE 334 (Internet and Web Technologies): Develops an in-depth knowledge of the concepts,
principles and implementation techniques related to the Internet and web technology. Details about the
Internet, Intranet, and Extranet, will be covered. Web server management, threats, security of client
and server, network security like firewall, SSL, authentication and authorization, search engine,
Internet protocols like TCP/IP, SGML, XML. Design and developments of Web applications using
Java Applets, ASP, Java Script, CGI and other Web tools are discussed. Prerequisite: ETE 331. 3
credits.

ETE 335 (Database Management Systems): Examines the logical organization of databases: the
entity-relationship model; the hierarchical, network, and relational data models and their languages.
Functional dependencies and normal forms. Design, implementation, and optimization of query
languages; security and integrity; concurrency control, and distributed database systems. Prerequisites:
EEE132, or consent of the instructor. 3 credits.

ETE 341 (Electrical Circuits II): Descriptions of signal wave forms, circuit differential equations and
their solutions, convolution and impulse response, impedance, properties of sinusoids, phasor
representation and vector diagrams resonance, network topology, and formulation of loop, node and
state equations. Prerequisite: ETE 241 and MAT350. 3Credits.

ETE 383 (Electrical and Electronics Design Laboratory II): Prerequisite: ETE 311, ETE 321. 2
credits.

ETE 400 (Special Topics): Students can work for a Semester on an advanced topic in the area of
Electronics or Telecommunication under the guidance of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent from
the department chair and the concerned faculty. 3 credits.

ETE 411 (Semiconductor Devices and Technology): This course is concerned with semiconductor
physics or -in brief- how semiconductor devices work. Physical aspects of semiconductors will be
presented, followed by: diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and MOSFETs. Topics to be covered in the
course include: Basic quantum mechanics necessary to describe how electrons behave in atoms, free
space, and solid, band theory of solid: concept of conduction/valence band, concepts of electrons,
holes, doping, carrier concentration, scattering, and mobility, behavior of electrons inside
semiconductor when a field or concentration gradient has been present, basic operation of p-n junction
(diode), operation of light emitters and detectors, bipolar junction devices, MOSFET. Prerequisite:
ETE 311, PHY 108. 3 credits.

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ETE 412 (Introduction to VLSI): Introduction to the design and layout of Very Large Scale
Integrated Circuits (VLSI). Emphasis is placed on digital CMOS circuits. Static and dynamic
properties of MOSFET devices, along with integrated circuit fabrication are examined. ASIC and
FPGA will be reviewed. Computer-aided design tools are used to produce working integrated circuit
designs. Students will also learn to use a hardware descriptive language (VHDL) in the digital design
process. This course has mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite: ETE 411. 3 Credits.

ETE 413 (Microelectronics): Design techniques for hybrid microelectronics, analog integrated
electronic circuits, materials and processing, design of monolithic integrated circuits, and hybrid
integrated circuits; thick film circuits, thin film circuits, multichip modules, interconnects, electronic
packaging, processing and fabrication of IC technologies. Prerequisite: ETE 412. 3 credits.

ETE 414 (Optoelectronic Devices): To provide an introduction to the operating principles of
optoelectronic devices used in various current and future information processing and transmission
systems. The emphasis is on the generation (via lasers) and detection of optical signals. Prerequisite:
ETE 411. 3 credits.

ETE 415 (CMOS Analog Circuit Design): This course introduces the students to analog integrated
circuit design techniques, beginning with a review of fundament device properties to complex
multistage amplifier design. The goal of this course is to teach the basic techniques for the analysis and
design of analog building blocks; i.e. amplifiers, current mirrors, comparators, cascade amplifiers, PLL
etc., noise considerations, frequency response. By the end of the course the students will have designed
and presented a complex analog circuit (e.g. An amplifier, a band-gap reference, etc) with
specifications close to state of the art, on a commercial state of the art process. Prerequisite: ETE 411.
3 credit.

ETE 416 (Advanced IC Process Integration): Prerequisite: ETE 411. 3 credits

ETE 417 (Semiconductor Packaging): Prerequisite: ETE 411. 3 credits.

ETE 418 (Control Engineering): Introduction to control systems, Definitions, Mathematical
background, General nature of the engineering control problem. Writing system Equations, Solution of

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Differential Equations, Laplace Transform, System Representation, Control System Characteristics,
Root Locus, Frequency Response, Root- Locus Compensation Design. 3 credit

ETE 419 (Verilog HDL Modeling, Simulation and Synthesis): This course is designed to cover a
global understanding of Verilog HDL- based design. Topics treated include: Event-Driven Simulation,
hardware modeling and simulation in Verilog, data types and logic system in Verilog, Structural and
behavioral modeling, user-defined tasks and functions in Verilog and interactive debugging in Verilog
using software tools. Prerequisite: CEG 231 w/Lab 3 credits

ETE 420 (Advanced VLSI Chip Design) : This course discusses high-tech VLSI chip design area and
a flourishing field within Electronic Design Automation. Course covers advanced VLSI chip design
methodology which includes physical design, system partitioning, FPGA partitioning, partitioning
methods, estimating ASIC size, floor planning, placement, physical design flow, global routing,
detailed routing, special routing, circuit extraction and DRC, scan-chain insertion, clock-tree routing
and signal-net routing. The course introduces the systematic top-down design methodology to design
complex digital hardware such as FPGA, EPLD and ASIC. Verilog Hardware Description Language
and sophisticated EDA tools are utilized to elaborate the material covered throughout the course.
Course projects of this course will lead to open research topics. 3 credit.

ETE 422 (Principles of Digital Communication): System level analysis and design for digital and
analog and communications systems: analog-to-digital conversion, digital and analog modulation
types, PC and delta modulations, matched filters, receiver design, link budgets, signal to noise ratios
and bit error rates in noisy channels. Prerequisite: ETE 321. 3 credits.

ETE 423 (Principles of Telecommunication Networks): Architecture, technology, operation, and
application of telecommunication networks including digital telephony, access networks, fiber optic
networks, data networks, ATM, SDH, FDDI and integrated services networks. Design and analysis of
networks for voice, data, and video applications. Prerequisite: ETE 321, ETE 331. 3 credits.

ETE 424 (Mobile and Wireless Communication System): Fundamental theory and design of high
capacity wireless communications systems. This course will discuss cellular systems as well as high-
speed wireless data communication systems. Topics include trunking, propagation, frequency reuse,
modulation, source coding, error correction coding, multiple access schemes and equalization.
Prerequisite: ETE 422. 3 credits.

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ETE 425 (Advanced Network Planning): Focuses on advanced concepts and issues in enterprise
networking. Course reviews fixed, mobile/wireless networks planning, backbone networks, network
components, such as hubs, routers, gateways, internetworking, IP addressing, multimedia networking.
It focuses on high level managerial issues, such as network design and implementation tools, network
security, and regulatory issues. Prerequisite: ETE 331, ETE 423. 3 credits.

ETE 426 (Fiber Optic Communication System): Theory of optical fiber waveguide propagation and
design applications in communication and sensing systems. Opto-electronic transmission and
switching system, Transceivers, WDM and DWDM systems, SDH systems, FDDI, Broadband
communication system, Submarine Cable Networks, fiber to the home and curb. Prerequisite: ETE
361. 3 credits

ETE 427 (Satellite Communication System): Theory and practice of satellite communications. Orbits
and launchers, spacecraft, link budgets, modulation, coding, multiple access techniques, propagation
effects, and earth terminals. Prerequisite: ETE 423. 3 Credits.

ETE 428 (RF Engineering): Amplitude, frequency, and pulse-modulated communication systems,
including the effects of noise. Design of radio transmitter and receiver circuits using Y- and S-
parameter methods. Circuits include oscillators, radio frequency amplifiers and matching networks,
modulators, mixers, and detectors. Prerequisite: ETE 311, ETE 321, 422. 3 Credits.

ETE 429 (Radio and TV Engineering): Transmission and reception system of radio, television, and
other broadcast systems, network design and planning, urban and rural coverage, spectrum
management, economic analysis. Prerequisite: ETE 311, ETE 321, 422. 3 Credits.

ETE 431 (Networks and Distributed Systems): Introduction to concepts of transport connections
and sessions; design issues in transport layer and session layer protocols, terminal and file transfer
protocols, message handling protocols, etc.; methods to ensure network security and privacy;
algorithms for deadlock detection, concurrency control and synchronization in distributed systems;
models of distributed computation; networking facilities and resource control and management
methods in network and distributed operating systems. Prerequisite: ETE 331, ETE 423. 3 credits.

ETE 432 (Neural Networks): Elementary Neurophysiology - Biological Neurons to Artificial
Neurons. Adaline and the Medaline. Perceptron. Backpropagation Network. Bidirectional Associative

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Memories. Hopfield Networks. Counterpropagation Networks. Kohonen’s Self Organizing Maps.
Adaptive Resonance Theory. ART1 - ART2 - ART3. Boltzman Machines, Spatiotemporal Pattern
Classifier, Neural Network models: Neocognitron , Application of Neural Networks to various
disciplines. Prerequisite: ETE 333. 3 credits.

ETE 433 (Pattern Recognition): Introduction: Basic concepts, Design concepts, Examples; Decision
functions: Linear decision functions, Generalized decision functions; Pattern classification by distance
functions: Minimum distance pattern classification, Cluster seeking; Pattern classification by
likelihood functions: Bayes classifier; Structural pattern representation: Grammars for pattern
representation, Picture description language and grammars, Stochastic grammars; Structural pattern
recognition: String to string distance; Matching other structures: Relational structures, Graph
matching, Matching by relaxation, Random graph. Prerequisite: ETE 333, ETE 421. 3 credits.

ETE 434 (Embedded System): Provides a detailed overview of the important topics in the field.
Typical examples of embedded systems; real time and safety critical issues; constraint-driven design;
systems integration; hardware-software partitioning and time-to-market considerations will be
addressed. The subject will examine programmable devices, microcontrollers, application specific
standard processors; importance of interrupts; reconfigurable logic; system-on-a-chip; finite state
machines; dataflow architectures; and distributed embedded systems. Software for embedded systems,
including: programming languages and software architectures; interrupt servicing; multi-tasking; task
communications and scheduling; verification; hardware-software co-simulation; and real-time
operating systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: ETE 332. 3 credits.

ETE 435 (Computer Peripherals and Interfacing): Design and operation of interface between
computer and the outside world, Sensors, transducers ad signal conditioning circuits, interfacing
memory and I/O devices-such as monitors, printers, disc drives, optical displays, some special purpose
interface cards, stepper motors and peripheral devices. IEEE-488, RS-232 and other buses, Study and
applications of peripheral chips including 8212, 8155, 8255, 8251.

ETE 444 (Introduction to Nanotechnologies): Introduction to Nanoscale Systems; Limits to
Smallness; Top-down Approach to Nanolithography; Physics-based Experimental Approaches to
Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology; Quantum Nature of the Nanoworld; Wave-particle Duality;
Quantized Energies; Particle in a Box; Fermi-Dirac Distribution Function; Density of States, Concept
of Dimensionality; Quantum Mechanical Tunneling; Surface Probe Techniques; Single Electron
Transistor, Coulomb Blockade; Bottom-up Approach. Chemical Self-assembly, Carbon Nanotubes;
Bio-nano Electronics. 3 credits

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ETE 451 (Telecommunication Business and Management): Overview of management, business
operations, technologies and industries of telecommunications. regular and value added voice and data
services and business development, VoIP technoloogy, telecommunications market, industry,
competitions, cost, pricing and tariff structure, regulation and compliance, interconnections, spectrum
management, competition, restructuring and reengineering, class exercises of business technology
strategy, business modeling, telecommunications business case analysis. Prerequisite: Completion of
100 credits. 3 credits.

ETE 452 (E-commerce): Insight into how electronic commerce plays a pivotal role in the emergence
of the new network economy through business cases. It covers cases in the new business paradigm, the
Internet market space, electronic commerce in the region, electronic payment and security solutions,
supply chain management, customer relationship management, intra-organizational electronic
commerce, B-to-B and B-to-C electronic commerce, establishing trust and managing regulatory
harmonization. Also provides an overview of the technologies used in electronic commerce, e.g.
computer and network security, databases, multimedia computing, search engine, data mining, and
intelligent agents. Prerequisite: ETE 331, ETE 431. 3 credits.

ETE 453 (Engineering Management): Focuses on the key aspects of the modern telecommunications
and IT sector management, e.g. services engineering, billing, HR, operations, maintenance, planning,
customer relations, supply chain, changing technologies, regulation policies, solution engineering,
outsourcing, strategy development. Pre-requisite: ETE 423. 3 credits.

ETE 461 (Microwave Engineering): Passive and active Radio Frequency and microwave components
and circuits for wireless communications; transmission-line theory; planar transmission-lines and
waveguides; S-parameters; resonators; power dividers and couplers; microwave filters; sources,
detectors, and active devices; modern RF & microwave CAD; measurement techniques. Pre-requisite:
ETE 311, ETE 361, ETE 423. 3 credits.

ETE 471 (Digital Signal Processing): Continuous- and discrete-time system theory. Block diagrams,
feedback, and stability theory. Discrete-time stability, difference equations, Z-transforms, transfer
functions, Fourier transforms, and frequency response. Analysis, design, and realization of digital
filters. Discrete Fourier Transform algorithms, digital filter design procedures, coefficient quantization,
finite word length arithmetic, fixed point implementation, limit cycles, noise shaping, decimation and
interpolation. This course has mandatory laboratory sessions every week. Prerequisite: ETE 221. 3
Credits

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ETE 472 (Speech Analysis and Processing): Models for speech signals; coding and storage of
speech; short-time frequency domain techniques; linear predictive coding; speech synthesis; speech
recognition; application case studies. Prerequisite: ETE 322. 3 credits.

ETE 473 (Image Processing): Introduction; Point operations; Histograms; Spatial operations; Image
filtering, Affine transformations; Image rectification; Interpolation and other transformations; Contrast
enhancement; Convolution operation, Magnification and Zooming; Fourier transform; Edge detection;
Boundary extraction and representation; Mathematical morphology. Prerequisite: ETE 322. 3 credits.

ETE 481 (Advanced Electronics and Communications Lab I): Prerequisite: ETE 383, ETE 412,
ETE 423 2 credits.

ETE 482 (Advanced Electronics and Communications Lab II): Prerequisite: ETE 426, ETE 424,
ETE 481. 2 credits.

ETE 499/498 (Projects/Research/Internships): To be taken during the last semester as a full time
project. The work can be full time research for 3 credits, or a combination of full time internship in the
industry for 1 credit with a research report for 2 credits. Pre-requisite: Completion of 123 credits. 3
credits

Math, General Science & GED Courses - EECS:

ENG 102 (Introduction to Composition): Development of Integrated language skills with special
focus on the mechanics of the writing process. Study of grammar, with emphasis on sentence
structures, paragraph writing and topic sentence; 0 credits.

ENG 103 (Intermediate Composition): Continued work on analytic reading and on fluency and
control of the writing process. Development of expressive, persuasive and referential writing with
emphasis on planning, organization, cohesion and coherence. Prerequisite: ENG 102 3 credits.

ENG 105 (Advanced Composition): Continued work on analytic reading and on fluency and control
of the writing process. Emphasis on sentence structure, organization, paragraphing, coherence and
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cohesion. Besides, the course is to develop the skills to communicate effectively as an engineer. The
course focuses on enhancing an engineer’s ability in written and verbal communications, writing
technical reports, and effective presentation of project proposals, and techniques of oral and visual
communication with in-class practices. Prerequisite: ENG 103. 3 credits.

ENV 107 (Environmental Science): Man and environment. Major components of the environment.
Basic population dynamics. Bio-geo-chemical cycles. Biosphere: ecological concepts and ecosystems;
flow of matter and energy through an ecosystem; biodiversity. Lithosphere: agriculture and
environment; urbanization; solid and hazardous waste management. Atmosphere: chemistry of air;
urban air pollution; acid rain; global warming; ozone layer depletion. Hydrosphere: water chemistry;
water pollution and treatment; wetland and coastal management. Renewable and non-renewable
energy. Environmental health and toxicology. 3 credits.

ACT 201 (Introduction to Financial Accounting): An introduction to the accounting model and
financial statements with emphasis on the concepts and terminologies needed to understand a corporate
report. Topics include accounting processes for service and merchandising enterprises; current assets
and liabilities; long-term assets; stockholders’ equity; revenues and expenses; methods of depreciation;
inventory pricing; and accounting cycle for both service and merchandising companies. 3 credits.

ENV 214 (Environmental Management): A problem-solution approach to resource and resource
management with particular focus on natural resource management; management of forests, range-
lands, parks, and biodiversity; soil and water resource management; solid and hazardous waste
management; management issues arising out of legal, economic and social aspects of environmental
factors; eco-centric and human approaches to environmental management; basic theory of renewable
and non-renewable resources and their management, environmental issues related to power generation
technologies; theory of holistic and proactive environmental management; green information systems,
industrial structure and corporate policy; role of the Department of Environment (DOE) and
environmental conservation act 1995, environmental dimensions of normative and strategic
management; environmental management tools for businesses; risk management and
liability. 3 credits.

BIO 210 (Introduction to Molecular Biology) Description: The course focuses on the basic concepts
in the molecular biology of the gene; cell structuring; the chemistry of Nucleic Acids, DNA, RNA;
basic structure and function of proteins, three dimensional structure of DNA, replication, transcription,
translation of the gene, characterization of gene products, control of gene expression and gene
regulation, cloning of gene, practical applications. 3 credits.

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BUS 101 (Introduction to Business): This course will give students basic understanding of the
business and it’s environment with context to Bangladesh. Principles of various functional areas would
be discussed to understand the successful operations of a business. Special focus would be on Ethnic
and Social Responsibility of stakeholders.

CHE 101: (General Chemistry )For students having basic knowledge of Chemistry: Introduction to
atomic structure, quantum mechanical atom, chemical bonding, valence shell electron pair repulsion
theory for predicting molecular geometry. Their theory of chemical bond formation, Periodic table and
period classification of elements with their properties, Transition elements and coordination chemistry,
application of valence bond theory to coordination compounds, Chemistry of solids and crystals, States
of matter, Different gas laws & kinetic theory of gases, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium,
environmental chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry in HSC. 3 credits.

MAT 100: (Preparatory Mathematics) For students with the basic ability to cope with MAT 112.
Students are required to attend MAT 112 lectures plus extra hours of supervised practice on topics
covered in MAT 112. 0 credit.

MAT 112: (Elementary Mathematics) Topics include sets, real numbers system, algebraic
expressions, systems of equations, functions and relations matrices, determinant (applications),
exponents and radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions, functions of integers, permutations,
combinations, and binomial theorem. Prerequisite: High School Mathematics. 0 credit.

MAT 116 (Precalculus): Topics includes sets, real number system, algebraic expressions, systems of
equations, functions and relations, quadratic functions, synthetic division, the zeros of a polynomial
function, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric
functions, analytic trigonometry, additional applications of trigonometry, mathematical induction, the
binomial theorem, sequences. Prerequisite: High School Mathematics. 0 credit.

MAT120 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry-I): A first course in calculus and analytic geometry.
Coordinates, Graphs and Lines; Functions and Limits; Differentiations; Application of Differentiation;
Integration; Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. Prerequisite: MAT116. 3 credits.

MAT 125 (Introduction to Linear Algebra): Basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra;
includes system of linear equations, matrices and inverses, determinants, and a glimpse at vector

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spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Markov processes, . Prerequisite: MAT116 or an adequate test
score. 3 credits.

MAT 130 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry II): Second course in calculus and analytic geometry.
Applications of Definite Integral; Hyperbolic Functions, Inverse Trigonometric and Hyperbolic
Functions; Techniques of Integration; Improper Integrals: L’Hospitals Rule; Topics of Analytical
Geometry; Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations. Prerequisite: MAT120. 3 credits.

MAT 240 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry III): Third course in calculus and analytic geometry.
Infinite Series; Three Dimensional Spaces, Vectors; Vactor valued Functions; First and Second Order
Differential Equations. Prerequisite: MAT130. 3 credits.

MAT 250 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry IV): Partial Derivatives: Functions of two variables,
limits and continuity, partial derivatives, differentiability and chain rule, directional derivatives and
gradients, tangent planes and normal vectors, maxima and minima of functions of two variables.
Multiple Integrals: Double integrals, double integrals over non-rectangular regions, double integrals in
polar coordinates, triple integrals, centroid, center of gravity, triple integrals in cylindrical and
spherical coordinates, change of variables in multiple. Topics in vector calculus: Vector fields, line
integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, the divergence theorem, stokes theorem. Prerequisite:
MAT240. 3 credits.

MAT 350 (Engineering Mathematics): First order ordinary differential equations, linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transformations, power-series solutions of differential
equations, Bessel functions. Prerequisite: MAT250. 3 credits.

MAT 361 (Probability and Statistics): Introduction to Statistics, Descriptive Statistics, summarizing
data sets, Markov, Chebyshev's inequality, the sample correlation coefficient. Elements of
Probability, Types of random variables, jointly distributed random variables, expectation, conditional
distributions, computing probability and expectation by conditioning, variance, covariance, moment
generating functions. Special Random Variables- Bernoulli, binomial, Poisson, hypergeometric,
uniform, normal, exponential, gamma distribution, distributions arising from the normal-the chi square
distribution, the t-distribution, the F-distribution. Distributions of Sampling Statistics, Parameter
Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Regression analysis and distribution of its parameters. Prerequisite:
MAT 250. 3 credits.

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MAT 370 (Real & Complex Analysis): The Real Numbers, Sequences, Limits, Continuity and
Uniform Continuity of Functions, Differentiation, The Riemann Integral, Sequences of Functions and
their Convergence, Infinite Series, The Topology of Real Numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 250. 3 credits.

MAT 480 (Differential Equations): Introduction to Differential Equations, first-order Differential
Equations, applications of first order Differential Equations, Linear Differential Equations of higher-
order, Applications of second-order Differential Equations with variable coefficients, Systems of
Linear Differential Equations. Prerequisite: MAT 250. 3credits.

MAT 490 (Advanced Engineering Mathematics): Laplace Transform, Existence of Laplace
Transform, Inverse Laplace Transform, Laplace Transform of Derivatives and Integrals, Shifting on
the s-axis, Shifting on the t-axis, Differentiation and Integration of Laplace Transform , Convolution,
Inverse Laplace Transform of partial Fractions, Inverse Laplace Transform of periodic Functions,
Fourier Series (FS) for Functions of period 2π or arbitrary period, Fourier Series for Even and odd
Functions, Half–Range Fourier Expansion, Determination of Fourier Coefficients without Integration,
Fourier Approximation and minimum square error, The Fast Fourier Transform, Complex Variable
Functions, Limits and Continuity, Derivatives, Analyticity and Cauchy-Riemann Equations,
Conformal Mapping, Relation between Analyticity and Conformality, Mobius and other
Transformations, Complex Integrals, Cauchy’s Integral Formulae, Taylor’s Series, Singular Points,
Laurent’s Series, Residues and Residue Theorem, Evaluation of Real Definite Integrals using Complex
Integrals.. Prerequisite: MAT 250. 3 credits.

MAT 495 (Abstract Algebra) Sets and Equivalence Relations, Semigroups & Monoids, Free
Semigroup & Free Monoid, Congruence Relations and Quotient Structures, Fundamental Theorem of
Semigroup Homomorphism, Groups, Sn, Zn, Subgroups, Normal Subgroups, Cayley’s Theorem,
Lagrange’s Theorem, Quotient Group, Cyclic Subgroups, Generating Sets, Generators, Fundamental
Theorem of group Homomorphism, Rings and Ideals, Fundamental Theorem of Ring Homomorphism,
Integral Domain, Principal Ideal Domain, Divisibility in Integral Domain, Unique Factorization
Domain, Field, K[t]- the polynomials over a field K, K[t] as a Principal Ideal Domain and Unique
Factorization Domain, Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, Ordered Sets and Lattices, Principle of
Duality, Bounded Lattices, Distributive Lattices, Complemented Lattices, Boolean Algebra as a
Bounded, Distributive and Complemented Lattice. Prerequisite: MAT 250. 3 credits.

MIS 440 (Introduction to Management Information Systems): Examines the role of information
technology in managerial decision making, Topics include role of information systems in business;
types and components of information systems; computer hardware and software; end-user computing
and collaboration; role of information systems in operational and strategic management; role of
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database management and telecommunication systems in business; impact of information systems in
organizational development and change and global management; security and ethical issues facing
information systems managers. Prerequisite: MGT210. 3 Credits.

MIS 460 (Management Support Systems): Overview of decision support systems and their types,
normative, behavioral theories, and cognitive biases in decision making, DSS architecture, introduction
to DSS development tools, Modeling and decision analysis (preferably by using Excel), programming
concepts (Linear Programming), Review of database concept (with oracle), Overview of OLAP and
data mining, Introduction to data warehousing, group support system, Artificially Intelligent Decision
Support System: tools and applications, discussion of design appropriateness, risk assessment and
implementation issues of DSS. The course will provide the students with the opportunity to design a
simple decision support system and to evaluate and justify the design. Prerequisite:
MGT210. 3 Credits.

MIS 470 (Systems Analysis and Design): Examines techniques required to conduct information
systems analysis. Topics include concepts, phases, activities, and roles of SDLC, system feasibility
study, cost benefit analysis of information systems, proposal evaluation; techniques for analyzing and
documenting existing and proposed systems, form design, structured analysis, data flow diagrams, data
dictionaries, decision tables, state-transition diagrams, ER diagrams, and object oriented techniques,
selection of hardware and software; implementation and post implementation evaluation of systems.
The course also teaches the applications of necessary project management tools and techniques. The
course may deploy a CASE tool to teach systematic analysis and documentation through hypothetical
case situations or a semester long field project. Prerequisite: MGT210. 3 Credits.

MGT210 (Principles of Management): Provides a basic discussion of the environments, approaches,
principles and process of management. Topics include environmental forces, planning, organizing and
control processes, motivation, teamwork, group dynamics and leadership in business and non-business
organizations.

PHY 107 (Physics I): Vectors, Kinematics, Newton’s Law, Conservation of Energy and Momentum,
Rotational Kinematics, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Collision, Compton Effect, Nuclear
Theory, DeBrogglie, Oscillations and Waves, Gravitation. Prerequisite: MAT 120 and Physics in
HSC/A Level. 3 credits.

PHY 107L (Physics I – Lab): Measurement of length area and volume of solids of regular shapes
using vernier caliper, micrometer screw gauge and spherometers. This simple experiment will
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introduce the students to precision in measurements, error and propagation of error. This knowledge is
of fundamental importance, which will be applied in all subsequent experiments, Free fall experiment.
To find the time of fall through a given distance and to determine the acceleration of free fall.
Apparatus required: Light gates and timer, To study equilibrium of a rigid body. Apparatus needed:
force table, pulleys, and weights, To study rectilinear motion on an inclined plane. Apparatus: board,
electronic timers or ticker tape timers, light gate etc. Plot of v-t and a-t graphs, To find acceleration of
free fall using Atwood’s machine. Apparatus: pulley, known masses and electronic timer,
Measurements of the coefficients of static and dynamic friction. Apparatus: wooden blocks, spring
balance, known weights etc, Motion of a ball bearing through a resistive medium. To measure the
viscosity of glycerin by Stokes’ law. Apparatus: measuring cylinder, stop watch, steel ball bearings,
meter rule, and thermometer, Simple harmonic motion 1. Measurement of g by simple pendulum,
Simple harmonic motion 2. Vibration of a vertical spring-mass system, measurements of the spring
constant and the acceleration of free fall, Study of damped and forced harmonic oscillator. Apparatus:
carts, motor, springs, motion sensors etc, Rotational motion. Measurement of moment of inertial of a
flywheel, Foucault’s pendulum and the effect of Earth’s rotation, To study the rotational motion of a
cylinder down an incline. The objective of this experiment is to become familiar with the relationships
involving angular acceleration and moments of inertia, Conservation of momentum and kinetic energy
in elastic collisions. Apparatus: air track, gliders, light gates, timers etc, Study of one-dimensional
inelastic collisions. Apparatus: air track.0 Credits

PHY 108 (Physics II): Electric Charge, Coulomb’s Law. The Electric Field: Electric Field Lines, The
Electric Field Lines Due to a Point Charge, The Electric Field Lines Due to an Electric Dipole, The
Electric Field Lines Due to a Line of Charge, The Electric Field Lines Due to a Charged Disk. Gauss
Law: Gauss’s Law in Cylindrical, Planar and Spherical Symmetries. Electric Potential: Equipotential
Surfaces, Potential Due to an Electric Dipole. Capacitance: Capacitors in Parallel and Series,
Capacitors with a Dielectric. Electric Current, Current Density, Resistance and Resistivity, Ohm’s
Law. Circuits, Work, Energy and EMF, Single Loop Circuits, Potential Differences, Multiloop
Circuits, RC Circuits. The Magnetic Field, Ampere’s Law, Solenoids and Torroids, Faraday’s Law of
Induction, Alternating Currents, Maxwell’s Equations. Prerequisite: MAT 240 and PHY107. 3 credits.

PHY 108L (Physics II – Lab): Electricity and Magnetism: Introduction to Oscilloscope and Lissajous
Patterns, Measurement of large capacitive time-constant using multimeter and stop watch,
Measurement of small capacitive time-constant using oscilloscope, Measurement of parallel & series
capacitances and combination of capacitances, Measurement of Inductance and combination of
Inductances, Measurement of Current and Magnetic fields, Measurement of Galvanometer Sensitivity,
I-V Characteristics of LED, Characteristics of Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) 0 Credits

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