NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS OF ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
GENERAL INFORMATION, RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN
ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
1. Introduction: National University pursues a policy of continuous updating and improving the four-year course curriculum having 8 (eight) semesters and carrying 144 credits for bachelor`s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (B. Sc). This is to take into account the modern developments in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering, where ideas and concepts move too fast. Detailed syllabuses for all the courses have been framed keeping in view the objective of National University in this regard. Electronics and Communication Engineering discipline is to be considered in a special way, as it has got a professional backing and a large employer group needs the services of its graduates.
2. Admission: Students will be admitted in the first semester, first year of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) in affiliated colleges/Institutes as per rules of the National University.
Students passing HSC in the current year or one year ago with minimum GPA 2.0 in SSC and HSC (Science/Diploma in Engineering/Equivalent) examination and having at least “C” grade in Physics and Mathematics can apply. Students passing General Certificate Examination (GCE) in at least 5 subjects in “O” level and 2 in “A” level and having at least “C” grade in physics and Mathematics can apply. A one year break of study is acceptable.
3. Duration of Each Semester:
The duration of each will be 19 weeks whose breakdown is as follows:
Recess before semester final examination: 2 weeks
Semester final examination (approximately): 2 weeks
4. Course Designation System:
Each course is designated by a three-letter code identifying the department offering it, followed by a three-digit number having the following interpretation:
-The first digit indicates years.
-The second and third digits indicate courses.
5. Assignment of Credits:
The assignment of credits to a theoretical course follows a different rule from that of a practical course.
–Theoretical Courses: One lecture of 1-hour duration per week per semester is equivalent to 1.0 credit.
–Practical Courses: One lab session of 3-hour duration per week per semester is equivalent to 1.5 credits. 1 credit is equivalent to two hours of lab work per semester per week.
–Project: The project work must be initiated in 7th Semester.
6. Types of courses: courses: (i)Core Courses, which form the nucleus of the B. Sc. degree program and (ii) General Education (GED) Courses, the study of which will be useful for the students to grow as a good citizen with social values and norms. A student has to complete the entire designated course for the award of degree.
7. The Grading System: The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses, continuous assessment is made through a set of quizzes, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment and a semester final examination. The assessment in laboratory/practical courses is made through observation of the student at work during the class, viva-voce during laboratory hours and quizzes.
Each course has a certain number of credits, which describes its corresponding weight. A letter grade with a specified number of grade points is awarded to each course. A student’s performance is measured both by the number of credits completed satisfactorily and by the weighted average of the grade points earned. A minimum grade point average (GPA) is essential for satisfactory progress. A minimum number of credits have to be earned in order to qualify for the degree requirements. Letter grades and corresponding grade points (as approved by the University Grants Communication of Bangladesh) will be awarded in accordance with the provision shown below:
8. Examination Rules: There will be at least two in-course examinations to be conducted by the college/Institute for each course and marks along with the grades be submitted to the controller of examinations of the National University before the final examination. Semester final examinations will be conducted by the National University on a six months basis for each semester. Semester final
examination of each theoretical cour
se will be held for 3 hours and there will be 7 questions in which 5 questions must be answered. Each question carrying 16 marks should contain two or more parts (e.g. 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), etc.). Two examiners will evaluate the semester final examination scripts separately. If the variation of marks of the two examiners is 20% or more, a third examiner will be appointed to re-examine the scripts. The marks will be finalized by averaging of minimum variation two examiners.
9. Distribution of Marks for Theoretical Courses: Twenty percent (20%) of marks of all theoretical couses shall be allotted to two in-course examinations each for 7.5%. The answer scripts of in-course examinations may be sent to the Controller of Examination of the National University if required.The rest of the marks (80%) for each theoretical course will be allotted to the semester final examination, which will be conducted centrally by the National University. There are internal and external examiners for each course in the Semester final examination.
10. Distribution of Marks for Practical Courses: The Practical semester final examinations have to be conducted by internal and external examiners. The practical final examination that is conducted centrally by the National University will be held on 60 marks for each course. Marks distribution of each practical course is stated below:
In-course examination s (Practical) =40%
Semester final examination (3 hours) =60%
11. Evaluation of Project Work: The project work will convey 200 marks. The evaluation of the project work for grading will be as follows:
a. Project Defense 50% Marks
b. Project Report 50% Marks
A panel of examiners appointed by the National University will conduct the project defense and also examine the project report. The project evaluation can be conducted by one or more centers, selected by the National University. At least two members for the panel of examiners must be present for project defense and evaluation.
12. Calculation of GPA and CGPA:
Grade point average (GPA) is the weighted average of the points obtained in all the courses passed/completed by a student. For example, if a student passes/completes courses in a semester having credits of C1, C2,…………Cn and his/her grade points in these courses are G1, G2,………..Gn respectively, then
The cumulative Grade point average (CGPA) is the weighted average of GPA obtained in all the semesters passed/completed by a student. For example, if a student passes/completes n semester having total credits of TC1, TC2, …………TCn and his/her GPA in these semester are GPA1, GPA2, ………..GPAn respectively, then
13.2. Example for Computing CGPA
Suppose a student has completed four semesters and obtained the following GPA:
14. Promotion to the Next Year:
A student has to take the required courses for a particular year, appear at the annual examination and score a minimum specified GPA/CGPA to be promoted to the next year.
Promotion to the next year will be given if a student scores minimum GPA as follows:
1st year to 2nd year: GPA 2.00 (D)
2nd year to 3rd year: CGPA 2.00 (D)
3rd year to 4th year: CGPA 2.00 (D)
15. Minimum Earned Credit and CGPA Requirement for the degree:
I. The minimum CGPA requirement for the Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communication
Engineering is 2.00 and having no F grade in any course (except viva-voce).
II. A student must attend the viva-voce (4th Semester) and the grads earned must be shown in the
Transcript. However, the grades earned for viva-voce will not be taken into account for CGPA calculation.
16. Time Limits for the Completion of Bachelor’s Degree:
A student must complete his studies for a Bachelor’s Degree within maximum period of six academic years.
A student may be allowed to sit for the improvement examination in order to improve his/her grade point in a particular course provided he/she has completed that course and appeared at the examination in that course and earned a grade “C” or bellow. However, the following constraints will be operative.
I) A student is allowed to sit for improvement examination within one academic year.
II) A student is allowed to retake 25% of the total courses of a particular year.
III) A student need not attend classes for improving courses.
IV) A student is allowed to improve only the score of final examination. The original scores of in-course examination, continuous assessment of laboratory courses and marks of oral examination will be retained.
V) For improving final results (after completing fourth year final examination) a student is allowed to sit for improvement examination within one academic year. S/He is allowed to retake 25% for the total courses of 4th year.
VI) It is not necessary to cancel the original results before appearing improvement examination. If the results are not improved, the original results will be retained.
VII) For improvement examinations, the fees will be twice the normal fees.
VIII) Retake of the courses will be mentioned in the transcripts issued.
I) A student who is not promoted to the next higher year may seek re-admission in the present year and may continue studies as a regular student.
II) Marks of in-course assessment and laboratory performance assessment in the previous year may be retained by students seeking re-admission, if they do not get the opportunity to repeat the courses due to late admission.
III) A student must complete his BSc degree program within six consecutive academic years.
IV) A student will not be allowed re-admission twice in the same year.
19. Drop Out
A student failing to earn yearly CGPA for promotion from one year to the next year after taking improvement/readmission in any year shall be dropped out of the program.
20. Dean’s Award
As a recognition of excellent performance, the name of students obtaining an average CGPA of 3.75 or above in an academic year without appearing any improvement examination may be published in the list of Dean’s Award of the Faculty.
21. Other General Regulation
For any matter not carried in this guideline, rules for Graduation program of National University will be applicable.
Syllabus for B. Sc in Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE )
The B. Sc. in Electronics and communication Engineering (ECE) is designed to produce skilled graduates in the field to meet the growing demands of electronics and communication engineers in Bangladesh and abroad. The program consisting of 144 credits and normally extends for eight semesters, that is, four academic years.
Each 3 credit theoretical course requires 3 class hours per week for 15 weeks that is, a total of 45 hours in each semester. Each credit of laboratory work requires at least15 lab sessions (each of at least 2 hours duration). Each 3 credits theory course carrying 100 marks are allocated for in-course assessment of class work (class test, presentations, etc) and the remaining 80% marks are reserved for the final examination. The duration of the final examination for each 3 credit theoretical course is 3 hours.
The duration of the final examination for each laboratory course will be at least 3 hours and the marks for each laboratory course (1.5 credits) will be 50, of which 40% marks are allocated for in-course assessment and the remaining marks are reserved for the Lab Final examination. Each viva-voce examination will be conducted for 50 marks by a committee appointed by the National University.
The minimum CGPA requirement for the bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering is 2.00 or above and having no F grade in any course. The grading system introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh will be followed of evaluation of the performance of the students. (Please consult the General Rules for the undergraduate program for admission requirements, semester duration, grading system, project evaluation and other relevant information.)