B Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering

B Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering

 About the Programme

 Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is an established and a high-impact engineering discipline, which has enabled many things that we take for granted in modern life starting from electricity to mobile communications to smart cities. With the advent of various new applications centred around information and communication technology (ICT), new research areas are emerging making this discipline interesting and exciting. These research areas encompass both theory and practice and include

 ·        Next generation wireless systems (5G and beyond)
 ·         Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics
 ·         Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs such as cars and drones)
 ·         Coding for Distributed Storage and Computing
 ·         Speech Processing
 ·         Image Processing
 ·         Sparse Signal Processing
 ·         Machine Learning and Optimization

 Brief Objectives of the Programme

 The main objectives of the BTech ECE program is to prepare professionals well versed in confluence of hardware/software worlds and adept at problem solving.

Details of the programme

 ECE is envisioned at IIITH to be a confluence of hardware and software worlds and shares much with the EE-CS programmes in leading universities. Hence, equal emphasis is given in the curriculum to both.  The ECE curriculum is designed to have a balanced mixture of course from different fields such as ECE, CSE, Math, Science, Humanities, etc. Overall, a student must complete a total of 177 (course/project) credits in the ECE programme. A rough distribution of the credits across fields is given below. 

 

 

Total

%

Institute Core

12

7

Programme Core

53

30

Programme Electives

32

18

Maths

16

9

Science

16

9

Humanities

20

11

Open Electives

20

11

Honours

8

5

Total

177

100

 The first two years of the program consists of rigorous foundation courses in ECE core and computer programming. Courses that lay foundations (worth 17 credits) in computing are common to CSE and ECE students to ensure rigour. The curriculum gives students the flexibility beyond the 2nd year to pursue in-depth study in one of 5 different streams and thus pursue research in the chosen stream.  The streams range from signal processing (including applied areas such as computer vision and speech), communications, VLSI/embedded systems, to Robotics, IoT, etc. Once the foundation is built via core courses in the first four semesters, the program allows a student the flexibility to pursue his/her stream of research and do courses to build the depth in the stream in the last two years. This opportunity is provided by 2 stream foundations and 6 stream electives in the program.

 ECE graduates from IIITH pursue careers in leading multinational companies, industry research labs or go for doctoral studies in top Universities in the world.

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