M.Sc. in Information and Communication Engineering

Vision of MSICE Program:

Graduates from the MSICE program will be leaders in the planning, design development, implementation and management of Information and Communication technologies to accelerate IT-led development.

Objective of the program:

The proposed program in Information and Communication Engineering is framed with the following objectives:

  • To enable students to design, assess and recommend appropriate Information and Communications solutions.
  • To provide the students with an opportunity of upgrading their already promising career.
  • To enhance the foundation knowledge of the students and develop expertise in specific areas of ICE.
  • To equip the graduates with leadership qualities to update, expand and established the ICE related industry for creating new employment opportunities for different levels of manpower.

Course Duration:

The minimum period of full-time attendance required for MSICE course is two academic years. The maximum duration within which a student is allowed to complete the course is as per the norm set up by the faculty of board of the Institute of Engineering.

Admission Requirements:

In order to be eligible for admission to MSICE program, a candidate must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from normally a four year program in Computer, Electronics, Electrical Engineering from T U and other well recognized Universities as well as Degree equivalent to nay of the aforesaid branches of engineering.
  • Have undergraduate grades not less than that prescribed by the faculty Board of the Institute of Engineering.
  • Secure a minimum score, as prescribed by the Faculty Board, in the admission test.


Candidates fulfilling the admission requirements shall be selected for the admission on the basis of merit, which will be assessed in terms of total marks considering the masks secured in entrance exam.

Course Structure:

Course Contents: The course consists primarily of two types of courses; the core courses deal with the fundamental and application in different course areas whereas the elective courses deal with very specific details of the course. A student is allowed to select any relevant four courses from among the elective courses besides five core courses. The consistency of elective selection will be ensured with assistance from the faculty advisor. The course is thesis based and the student has to take a project work of 4 credits and a thesis of 20 credits. The student works under the guidance of the faculty advisor.

Credit System:

The curriculum is organized in the framework of the credit system. Each course has a certain number of credits, which indicates the weightage. The number of credits depends on the contact hours for course. Normally a course is designed for 4 hours of lecture per week. The tutorial on each course may include laboratory, simulation works and assignment works as determined by the department.

Instructional Methods:

The courses comprise of Lecturer, Tutorials, Laboratory works, and seminars, short projects as applicable. The concerned faculty would give the assignments. Reference materials including international publications, journals, handbooks, web sites, related software etc will be used extensively. The course contents are designed in such a way that the students should use considerable self-learning efforts. Innovative approaches and ideas would be encouraged.

Registration: Every student must register and seriously attempt to complete all the courses including thesis work within two years. The program comprises of 20 credits of core courses, 12 credits of electives courses, 4 credits of open elective, 4 credits for project work and 20 credits of thesis. The topics of the thesis to be offered by the different faculty members will be floated in the beginning of the second semester. The students will be asked to give their preferences of the topics offered. Alternatively, the students will be asked to give their own topics of interest. The MSICE program committee, considering the preference given by the students and the availability of faculty supervisors, will then assign the students the topics. This will be completed by the end of second semester at the latest.

Qualifying Criteria: To qualify for the Master of Science in Information and Communications Engineering, a student must satisfactorily complete a program of course work of at least 60 credits including an individual thesis of 20 credits.

Core Courses:
EG801IC         Information Theory and Coding                                                4 credits

EG802IC         Digital System Design                                                               4 credits

EG803IC         Information System Analysis and Design                                   4 credits

EG851IC         Communication Theory                                                             4 credits

EG901IC         Telecommunication and Computer Networks                            4 credits

Elective Courses:
EG902IC         Internet Technology                                                                  4 credits

EG903IC         Knowledge Based System Design                                             4 credits

EG904IC         Neural Network                                                                       4 credits

EG905IC         Digital Image Processing                                                           4 credits

EG906IC         Radar and Remote Sensing                                                       4 credits

EG907IC         Advanced Computer Architecture                                             4 credits

EG908IC         Computer Simulation                                                                4 credits

EG909IC         Aviation Communication                                                           4 credits

EG910IC         Operating System                                                                     4 credits

EG911IC         Client Server Distributed System                                               4 credits

EG912IC         Wireless/ Mobile Communication                                              4 credits

EG913IC         Tele-Medicine                                                                          4 credits

EG914IC         Modern Power Supply for Communication Equipment               4 credits

EG852IC         Management of Information technology                                     4 credits

EG853IC         Optical Communication                                                             4 credits

EG854IC         Automatic Control System                                                        4 credits

EG855IC         Satellite Communication                                                            4 credits

EG856IC         Computer Graphics                                                                   4 credits

EG857IC         Object Oriented Paradigm                                                         4 credits

EG858IC         Digital Signal Processing                                                            4 credits

EG859IC         Data Base and File Structure                                                     4 credits

EG861IC         Data Structure and Algorithm                                                    4 credits

EG862IC         Theory of Automata and Formal Language                                4 credits

EG863IC         Software Engineering                                                                4 credits

EG865IC         CAD of Digital System                                                             4 credits

EG866IC         Multimedia Computing, Communication and Application           4 credits

EG918IC         Cellular Network and Planning                                                 4 credits

EG919IC         Adaptive Signal Processing                                                     4 credits

Course Codes: The course codes are designated by two alphabets, followed by three numbers and terminating on another set of two alphabets. The first two alphabets i.e EG signify Engineering Faculty. The first digits of three number codes signify the level in which it is offered. For instance, digits 8 and 9 signify lower and upper levels of course offered in the Masters level. The second digit is used to designate the semester, 0 to 4 for the first semester and 5 to 9 for the second. The third digit indicates the subject. The two-letter codes following the three digits indicate the department or the autonomous center that offers the course. EG 801 IC means course offered in the Institute of Engineering in the first Semester of the year of Masters level and is offered by the department of Electronics and Computer Engineering.