This is a unique engineering programme with a very practical and applied focus. Building on the fundamentals of electronic device operation, students are guided to practical applications of these principles in the design, operation and maintenance of cutting-edge, global communication networks; exemplified in particular by the Internet. Fundamental electronic engineering principles such as circuit theory and electromagnetics, are combined at a later stage with more network-centric subjects such as router configuration and maintenance, and network programming. Key aspects of professional network certification exams (such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination) are included; which will further enhance students proficiency in industrially relevant network configuration and maintenance skills. This practical focus is further augmented by a period of compulsory, supervised industrial training which provides ample opportunities for students to consolidate their classroom-based learning experiences. Students will also be exposed to the essentials of management, business law and ethical engineering practices. The synergistic blend of fundamentals and practical applications in the syllabus coverage makes it uniquely positioned to provide students with a set of engineering skills that will be highly in demand in the rapidly evolving arena of information communication technology.
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