The Telecommunications program offers areas of specialization in transmission systems; switching systems; telematics; network planning, and in collaboration with the School of Management, telecommunications management.

The courses offered emphasize modern telecommunications skills in systems planning and engineering, telecommunications software development, and administrative and financial aspects of telecommunications management.

Graduates from the master’s program form the nucleus for effective high-level technical planning and management operations at their employer organizations. Some of the graduates are engaged in planning, development, and service activities leading to the installation, commissioning, management, design etc. of value-added systems. Given the important role of our graduates in the development of the telecommunications sector, the learning is of significant benefit to the users of telecommunications services within the region.

Graduates of the doctoral program play key roles in enhancing the level of education and research in the national universities of the region, and promote and strengthen the R&D potential of emerging regional manufacturing industries.

Research covers a wide variety of topics at the cutting edge of research and development. Specific issues addressed in the broad fields of transmission and switching systems are, for example, coherent optical communications, multiple-access strategies for cellular-mobile and cabled networks, as well as questions of congestion control and new services in ISDN and future B-ISDN networks.


Programs leading to the award of AIT’s Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.

Preferred Background

For Master Program
Undergraduate study for candidates seeking admission to the field of Telecommunications are in communications, telecommunications, electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science or computer engineering. With the last two, a strong background in communications or telecommunications is expected.

For Doctoral Program
A good master’s degree in Telecommunications or a closely related field is a pre-requisite.

Course Structure

Course ID Course Title Credit Semester Remark
AT77.01 Telecommunication Networks 3(3-0) August Required
AT77.02 Signals and Systems 3(2-3) August Required
AT77.03 Digital Transmission Technologies 3(2-3) August Elective
AT77.04 Data Communications 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.05 Teletraffic Engineering 3(2.5-1.5) August Elective
AT77.06 Multimedia Communications and Systems 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.07 Cellular Mobile Systems 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.08 Network Planning 3(2.5-1.5) August Elective
AT77.09 Error Control Coding 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.10 Cellular Network Planning 3(2-3) August Elective
AT77.11 Digital Modulation Techniques 3(2-3) January Elective
AT77.12 Switching Systems 3(2.5-1.5) January Elective
AT77.13 Digital Communications 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.14 Fiber Optic Components and Systems 3(2-3) January Elective
AT77.15 Satellite Communications 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.16 Digital Signal Processing 3(2-3) August Elective
AT77.17 Network QoS 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.18 Optical Network 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.19 Optimization for Communications and Networks 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.61 Signal and Digital Transmission Technologies 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.62 Optical Network 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.63 Cellular Mobile Systems and Planning 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.64 IP Network in Data and Multimedia Communication 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.65 Selected Topic: Convergence Networks 1(2-0) August Elective
AT77.66 Technology Road-mapping Strategies for Telecommunications (Management Component II) 2(2-0) August Elective
AT77.67 Telecom Product and Service Design (Management Component I) 2(2-0) January Elective
AT77.68 Project and Financial Management (Management Component III) 3(3-0) InterSem Elective
AT77.9001 Selected Topic: The Methodology of Scientific Research 2(-) January Elective
AT77.9002 Selected Topic: Network QoS 3(3-0) InterSem Elective
AT77.9003 Selected Topic: Advanced Wireless Communication Systems 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.9004 Selected Topic: Interactive Transmission over IP Networks 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.9005 Selected Topic: Cryptography 2(-) August Elective
AT77.9006 Selected Topic: Optical Network 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.9007 Selected Topic: Statistical Communication Theory 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.9008 Selected Topic: Advanced Signal Processing for Wireless Communications 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.9009 Selected Topic: Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing 3(3-0) January Elective
AT77.9010 Selected Topic: Multiuser Detection 3(3-0) InterSem Elective
AT77.9011 Selected Topic: Optimization for Communications and Networks 3(3-0) August Elective
AT77.9012 Selected Topic: UMTS/WCDMA Radio Access Network Planning 1(1-0) January Elective
AT77.9013 Selected Topic: Network Simulation and Modelling Using NS2 (Network Simulator 2) 1(1-0) InterSem Elective
AT77.9014 Selected Topic: Mathematics for Telecommunications 3(3-0) InterSem Elective
AT77.9015 Selected Topic: Probability Theory 1(1-0) August Elective
AT77.9016 Selected Topic: Cellular Network Planning 2(1.5-1.5) August Elective
AT77.9017 Selected Topic: Software Project on Network Optimization 2(1-3) InterSem Elective
AT77.9018 Selected Topic: Network Simulation and Optimization Using Python 1(0-3) January Elective

In TC (Telecommunications), the minimum course requirements is 26 credits for Thesis option and 38 credits for Research study option.

Thesis Option Research Option
Required Courses  9 credits 9 credits
Elective Courses 15 credits 27 credits
Institute Wide Elective Courses 2 credits 2 credits
Option 22 credits 10 credits
Total 48 credits *  48 credits

* The Institute-wide elective courses of 2 credits are included in the total course credits.

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