Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering takes a minimum of four years full time.BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering Programme was founded in June 2009. It was the third undergraduate degree programme to be offered by the College under the Royal University of Bhutan. As of 2021, 158 students have graduated from the College with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in ECE.

The programme aims to develop necessary skills and creative abilities consistent with engineering design, communication and construction. Additionally, the programme provides theoretical knowledge of modern design tools with practical skills to solve real-life problems that engineers are required to help create and enhance existing systems in the field of electronics and communication engineering.

Further, the ECE graduates are expected to develop employability skills to meet both the educational and industrial needs for the improvement of life and livelihood in the society.

The graduate programme begins with a solidifying foundation after which courses pertaining to specialization ranging from Electronics and Circuit Devices, Analog and Digital Communication, Antenna and Wave Propagation to Microprocessors and Embedded Systems are studied. It covers fundamental programming such as C programming and Java and advances to FPGA programming. The college laboratories designated for the programme are well-equipped with the tools and equipment to facilitate a better understanding of the technologies used to establish mobile communication and to build circuitries of optimal quality.

The programme offers On-Job-Training (OJT) for the students in the final semester to acquire the real-time skillsets required in the work environment. The graduates undergo industry-oriented training in telecoms, power corporations and automation companies throughout the country for 45 days.

The growing nexus between electronics and digital technology will provide graduates with career opportunities in the following field:
  • Mobile and satellite communication
  • Antenna design
  • Signal, Image and speech processing
  • Computer networking
  • Digital electronic
  • Control systems
  • Embedded systems
  • System Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotic
Upon successful completion of the Electronics and Communication Engineering programme, graduates will be able to:
  1. Conduct experiments and investigate electronic components and communication system behaviour;
  2. Identify, formulate and solve complex problems to achieve demonstrated conclusions using mathematical principles and engineering sciences;
  3. Design, implement the electronic equipment, operate the telecommunication systems; manage, consult, and provide technical support on electronic and telecommunication products and projects;
  4. Design system components that meet the requirement of public safety and offer solutions to the societal and environmental concerns;
  5. Conduct research, equip themselves with critical thinking and creativity; possess the ability for self-learning and studying electronics and telecommunications at the graduate level; and
  6. Apply the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety and cultural issues and endure the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.