Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering

The Electronics and Communications Engineering Program extends over a four-and-half-year period offered exclusively on a daytime, on-campus basis. The program is offered in 9 semesters. Nine semesters are 16-week fall/spring semesters given over four-and-half years. In the summer semester of the third year (Semester VI), students are highly encouraged to participate in a practical training program with a local, regional, or international organization.The major of Electronics & Communications includes three tracks:

  • Advanced Electronics
  • Advanced Communications
  • 5G and Next-Gen Networks

Program Mission

The mission of the undergraduate bachelor of Engineering program in Electronics and Communications Engineering Is to deliver high quality undergraduate education which combines balanced theoretical and practical topics in Electronics and Communications Engineering to provide students with the skills and abilities to pursue successful careers and grow into lifelong learners with the ability to provide professional services of the highest quality to the community, commit to the ethical and professional responsibilities, and expand, through teaching and research, the knowledge and technology bases in Electronics and Communications Engineering required at the global level while focusing on the needs of Kuwait and the region. The program shall also prepare students to serve the community in lead teaching, public and private sectors positions.

Program Educational Objectives

The Electronics and Communications Engineering program is designed to prepare students for continuous learning and fruitful professions.

Our graduates will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills to perform at an engineer level and excel in a field related to their program.
  • Pursue specialized training and research in their field and familiarize themselves with changing technology in the workplace.
  • Engage in life-long learning, career growth, leadership, and community service work.
  • Perform satisfactorily if they choose to continue their education for master’s program.
  • Conduct themselves as ethical professionals with integrity, uphold social responsibility and promote sustainability.

Student Outcomes (Compliant with ABET)

The Student Outcomes (SOs) adopted by KCST for the ECE program are the ABET Student Outcomes.

Graduates of the program will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Graduation Requirement Summary

Students will be required to complete the 144 credits in the prescribed time to earn the degree. The following Table shows a summary of the Graduation Requirement and associated major categories:

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Category Total number of credits Required/core credits Elective credits
Basic Science and Mathematics (BI/CH/PH/MA) 32 26 6
Languages, Social Science and Business Studies ( LA/SS/BM) 30 18 12
Electronics and Communication Engineering - Core - including General Engineering & Project Parts 1 & 2( EE/CS/CE) 82 73 9
Total credits 144 117 27

Enrollment Data

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Semester Enrollment Year Total Undergrad Total Grad Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorates
Fall 2016-17 FT 52 4 0 0 0 56 0 0 0 0 0
PT 8 2 0 0 0 10 0
Spring 2016-17 FT 85 13 0 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0
PT 14 5 0 0 0 19 0
Summer 2016-17 FT 33 11 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0
PT 2 6 0 0 0 8 0
Fall 2017-18 FT 52 60 1 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0
PT 9 12 3 0 0 24 0
Spring 2017-18 FT 26 80 14 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 0
PT 7 14 7 0 0 28 0
Summer 2017-18 FT 11 56 23 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0
PT 2 7 8 0 0 17 0
Fall 2018-19 FT 47 43 68 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0
PT 8 12 12 3 0 35 0
Spring 2018-19 FT 40 49 72 23 0 184 0 0 0 0 0
PT 16 14 13 8 0 51 0
Summer 2018-19 FT 64 39 44 50 0 197 0 0 0 0 0
PT 18 12 12 10 0 52 0
Fall 2019-20 FT 86 70 42 63 13 274 0 0 3 0 0
PT 19 20 6 11 7 63 0
Spring 2019-20 FT 60 98 54 42 55 309 0 0 23 0 0
PT 15 25 10 9 9 68 0
Summer 2019-20 FT 124 90 65 35 47 361 0 0 5 0 0
PT 11 26 14 5 11 67 0
Fall 2020-21 FT 121 111 76 49 63 420 0 0 56 0 0
PT 17 19 22 7 13 78 0
Spring 2020-21 FT 38 139 118 62 39 396 0 0 26 0 0
PT 8 23 25 13 5 74 0
Summer 2020-21 FT 89 133 106 76 28 432 0 0 4 0 0
PT 22 22 22 17 4 87 0
Fall 2021-22 FT 144 144 109 77 26 500 0 0 0 0 0
PT 49 22 24 17 4 116 0

FT—-full-time

PT—-part-time

program requirements

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Required Basket of Electives
26 credits from the following Required courses 6 credits from the following Basket of Electives
CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS
MA 101 Mathematics I 3 BI 201 Introduction to Modern Biology 3
MA 102 Mathematics II 3 CH 101 Physical Chemistry 3
MA 203 Mathematics III – Linear Algebra 3 MA 111 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA 204 Engineering Mathematics 3 MA 315 Operations Research 3
MA 301 Probability and Statistics 3 MA 340 Abstract Algebra 3
MA 302 Mathematics IV 3 MA 350 Topology and Functional Analysis 3
PH 101 Physics I 4 PH 103 Solid State Physics 3
PH 102 Physics II 4

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Required Basket of Electives
18 credits from the following Required courses 12 credits from the following Basket of Electives
CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS
BM 111 Introduction to Management 3 BM 201 Introduction to Modern Biology 3
BM 227 Leadership Competencies for Engineers 3 BM 223 Physical Chemistry 3
BM 301 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 BM 228 Operations Research 3
LA 101 English I 3 BM 229 Abstract Algebra 3
LA 103 English II 3 BM 230 Topology and Functional Analysis 3
SS 111 Introduction to Economics 3 LA 102 Arabic 3
SS 101 History of Arab Civilization 3
SS 212 Macroeconomics 3
SS 221 Introduction to Psychology 3
SS 231 Philosophy and Ethics 3
SS 332 Philosophy of Science 3

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Required Basket of Electives
73 credits from the following Required courses 9 credits from the following Basket of Electives
CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS CODE COURSE NAME CREDITS
CE 100** Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CE 334 Computer Network Protocols and Applications 3
CE 212 Digital Logic Design 4 CE 376 Mobile Applications Development 3
CE 222 Computer Architecture 4 CE 420 Advanced Computer Architecture 3
GE 480 Ethical, legal & professional Issues for Engineers 2 CE 421 Embedded Systems 3
CE 101 Introduction to Computers and Programming 4 CS 193 Software Tools 3
CS 112 Data Abstraction & Object-Oriented Programming 4 CS 201 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2
EE 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 4 CS 301 Numerical and Scientific Computing 3
EE 112 Electronic Instrumentation 3 CS 333 Computer Network Systems & Protocols 3
EE 201 Signals and Systems 4
EE 211 Circuit Theory 4 CS 391 Computer Assisted Software Engineering 3
EE 212 Digital Electronics 4 EE 362 Electromagnetic Waves and Theory 3
EE 312 Electronic Devices and Systems 4 EE 363 Analog and mixed Analog Integrated Circuit Design 3
EE 341 Communication Systems 4 EE 367 RF Microelectronics 3
EE 342 Data Communications 4 EE 401 Self- study 2
EE 351 Control Systems and Instrumentation 4 EE 402 Minor Project 3
EE 352 Digital Communications 4 EE 403 Minor Project 2
EE 365 Power Electronics 3 EE 404 Minor Project 1
EE 491 Major Project, Part 1 4 EE 410 Digital Signal Processing 3
EE 492 Major Project, Part 2 6 EE 420 VLSI Design, Tools and Technology 3
EE 441 Wireless Communications 3
EE 442 Optical Communications 3
EE 443 Wireless Networks and Protocols 3
EE 444 Information Theory 3
EE 451 Image Processing 3
EE 452 Mechatronics 3
EE 453 Robotics and Automation 3
EE 481 Medical Electronics 3

CE 100** will be cross-listed with CS 100, which is no longer offered.

Typical Study Plan

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
CE 100** Introduction to Computer Systems 3 2-1-2 None
EE 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 4 3-1-2 None
LA 101 English I 3 3-1-0 None
MA 101 Mathematics I 3 3-1-0 None
PH 101 Physics I 4 3-1-2 None
Total Credits 17

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
CS 101 Introduction to Computers & Programming 4 3-1-2 CE 100/ CS 100
EE 112 Electronic Instrumentation 3 2-0-2 EE 101
LA 103 English II 3 3-1-0 LA 101
MA 102 Mathematics II 3 3-1-0 MA 101
PH 102 Physics II 4 3-1-2 PH 101
Total Credits 17

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
CS 112 Data Abstraction and Object Oriented Programming 4 3-1-2 CS 101
EE 211 Circuit Theory 4 3-1-2 EE 101
MA 203 Mathematics III – Linear Algebra 3 3-1-0 MA 102
SS 111 Introduction to Economics 3 3-0-0 30 Credits
BI/CH /PH/MA xxx Elective 1 from BI/CH /PH/MA Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
Total Credits 17

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
CE 212 Digital Logic Design 4 3-1-2 CS 101
EE 201 Signals and Systems 4 3-1-2 MA 102
EE 212 Digital Electronics 4 3-1-2 EE 101
MA 204 Engineering Mathematics 3 3-1-0 MA 102
BI/CH /PH/MA xxx Elective 2 from BI/CH/PH/MA Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
Total Credits 18

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
BM 111 Introduction to Management 3 3-0-0 30 Credits
CE 222 Computer Architecture 4 3-1-2 CE 212
EE 312 Electronic Devices and Systems 4 3-1-2 EE 212, EE 212
EE 341 Communication Systemss 4 3-1-2 EE 201
BMA 301 Probability and Statistics 3 3-0-0 MA 203
Total Credits 18

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
EE 351 Control Systems & Instrumentation 4 3-0-2 EE 201, MA 204
EE 352 Digital Communications 4 3-0-2 EE 341, MA 301, EE 212
EE 365 Power electronics 2 2-1-2 EE112
MA 302 Mathematics IV 3 3-0-0 MA 102
LA/SS/BM xxx Elective 1 from LA/SS/BM Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
Total Credits 17

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
EE 342 Data Communications 4 3-0-2 EE 201, MA 301
EE/CS/CE xxx Elective 1 from EE/CS/CE Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
LA/SS/BM xxx Elective 2 from LA/SS/BM Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
LA/SS/BM xxx Elective 3 from LA/SS/BM Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
Total Credits 13

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
BM 301 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 3-0-0 BM 111
GE 480 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues for Engineers 2 2-0-0 60 Credits
EE 491 Project Part 1 4 0-0-8 110 Credits, EE 365, EE 352
EE/CS/CE xxx Elective 2 from EE/CS/CE Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
EE/CS/CE xxx Elective 3 from EE/CS/CE Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
Total Credits 15

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Course code Course Name Credit L-T-H Pre-Requisites
BM 227 Leadership Competencies for Engineers 3 3-0-0 BM 111
EE 492 Project Part 2 6 0-0-12 EE 491
LA/SS/BM xxx Elective 4 from LA/SS/BM Electives Basket 3 Apr. Appropriate
Total Credits 12

The offering of elective courses is determined at the beginning of each Academic term.