The degree focuses on communications technology and thus gives its students a solid base for theoretical and practical knowledge on digital communications, systems design and analysis, digital imaging, computer hardware and software, and the practical application of engineering principle. Graduates of this programme are also expected to become creative individuals who can use their skills to advance in their careers.
Students find the opportunity to benefit not only from the theoretical basis provided to them but also apply practically what they have learnt at the lab facilities at the university.
Students enrolled at the department are allowed to take classes on communication, electronics and computer networks, computer engineering and software engineering. As a result students are able to acquire expertise in fields such as electronics, control, and computer equipment and communication systems. Elective courses include subjects such as economics, business as well as foreign languages.
In the final year of studies, student need to complete a ‘graduation project’ by which they will find the opportunity to witness all steps cycle of the design. The project which starts in the 7th semester with the steps such as determining feasibility and design is followed in the 8th semester with production, testing and reporting stages. The projects are completed with a presentation. Students are also encouraged to take part and participate in ongoing research projects being conducted at the university. Since such activities contribute to developing students’ capabilities at an individual level, the department attaches great importance to participation in such projects.
Having taken courses on ethics, economy and business in the 7th and 8th semesters, just before graduation, students acquire a firm grasp and understanding of the working environment and business world, allowing them to set their first steps into the real world with a strong sense of self-confidence.
Students who successfully graduate from the Electronics and Communication Engineering Programme are expected to;
- Have extensive practical and theoretical knowledge
- Complete projects on time
- Have outstanding problem solving and analytical skills.
- Become self-confident and ambitious individuals
- Analytically identify and critique errors and possible faults in engineering problems.
- Successfully design and conduct experiments.
- Analyse and interpret experimental data.
- Successfully carry out an Electrical and Electronics project from the beginning to the end.
- Come up with unique and innovative designs.
- Carry out electrical and electronics designs to meet desired specifications.
- Function on multi-disciplinary teams
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues
- Have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Work successfully in a team-work environment, as well as on their own.
- Carry out research based learning.
Employers look for graduates in this field to help prepare and maintain communications systems; expected duties include designing, developing, installing and testing system equipment and implementing procedures to make all components operational.
ECE educational objectives can be summarized as follows:
EO1: Graduates actively start and improve their professional careers in their field or in a multi-disciplinary area in international organizations/institutions.
EO2: Graduates are able to continue on to postgraduate studies and take part in research and development in a related field.
EO3: Graduates are capable of self-motivation and self-improvement, consequently who are actively involved in various certificate programs, courses or symposia.
EO4: Graduates have leadership and team-working abilities and are able to excel through their peers and become entrepreneurs.
The program outcomes for the ECE Department can be summarized in 11 points as follows:
PO1: To have gained broad and sound knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering including complex phenomena related to Electronics and Communications, enabling them to apply this knowledge to engineering problems.
PO2: The ability to apply the obtained broad Engineering knowledge in disciplinary or multidisciplinary contexts, in either individual or team setting.
PO3: To have gained the ability to simulate and experimentally validate, gather data, analyse, critique, document and present results in the area of Electronic and Communication Engineering.
PO4: To be able to research technical literature, and other sources of information relating given problems, and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, whilst working on projects and in professional venues.
PO5: To have gained the ability to recognise, identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by selecting and applying the appropriate analysis and modelling tools, whilst being aware of the limits of the applied methods and materials.
PO6: To have knowledge of project management and risk management methods, awareness about entrepreneurship, inventiveness and sustainable improvement in the area of Electronic and Communication Engineering.
PO7: The ability to design a complex system, electrical/electronic circuit, communication system, process or product according to given specifications, via consultation of norms, guidelines and safety regulations, considering criteria and conditions such as economics, environmental problems, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety, socio-political problems and the ability to apply modern design methods to achieve the above.
PO8: To be aware of the professional and ethical responsibilities imparted on the intended engineering applications.
PO9: The ability to access information with the knowledge of the necessity of life-long-learning, to self-improve and to follow the latest innovations in science and technology.
PO10: The ability to develop, choose and apply the modern techniques and tools, in the applications of Electronic and Communication Engineering, to effectively use information technologies.
PO11: To have knowledge and awareness about the problems of the era, the universal and communal impact of Electrical Engineering applications on health, environment and safety.
Electronics and Communication Engineering Programme Outcomes
The Program Outcomes for the Electronic and Communication Engineering Department at the European University of Lefke are listed below. Students graduating from the program should have:
i. Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the Electonic and Communication Engineering discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge to solve complex engineering problems.
ii. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
iii. Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
iv. Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in Electronic and Communication Engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
v. Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or Electronic and Communication Engineering specific research questions.
vi. Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
vii. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
viii. Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
ix. Consciousness to behave according to ethical principles and professional and ethical responsibility; knowledge on standards used in engineering practice.
x. Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
xi. Knowledge about the global and social effects of Electronic and Communication Engineering applications on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.