on 18 January, 2017

Electronics And Telecommunication Engineering - Course Description & Scope

More to do with electronics than communication. So if you love telecommunication and are opting for this course only on the basis of that, bear in mind that only the last year of this curriculum truly deals with communication. In the first three years, you’ll be given an introduction to telecommunication but you will still be dealing with electronic circuits on a large scale, whether practically or on paper. Only the final year differs from electronics engineering, otherwise the curriculum is more or less the same. The subject content is the same, only the names of the subjects are changed to make it appear different.


Don’t be fooled by the name, you’re not going to be designing cellphones or erecting mobile towers. The course work in EXTC involves an in-depth study of electronic devices, signals, systems and a lot of circuits. It’s only in the final year that you actually learn some subjects related to telecom, and those too would be theoretical topics, with little or almost no practical exposure.Over the four years, expect to mug up a lot of theory and study some mechanical design-based subjects. And also get ready to be introduced to an entirely new type of graph, the Smith Chart.

How the Course Pans Out:

Major Topics of Study What will you do
Second Year
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits
  • Digital & Analog Circuits
  • Electrical Networks
  • Principles of Communication
  • Electronic Wave Theory
Third Year
  • Microprocessor And Microcontrollers
  • Radio Frequency Circuits
  • Signals And Systems
  • Television And Video
Final Year
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Digital Signal and Processing
  • Mobile Communication
  • Optical Fibre Communication
  • Computer Communication Networks

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in a Nutshell:

Job Prospects:

A major difference between EXTC and Electronics may be the fact that, after doing a Masters and specializing in a particular field, a Telecom engineer can expect to work for Telecom giants like Reliance Communications, Huawei & Intervo or cellphone companies like Nokia, designing mobile networks or mobile phones respectively. For employment immediately after graduation, however, just read above.

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