The growth of information technology has provided an ample need for the development of communication engineering across the globe. Communication engineering related activities such as the installation and maintenance of equipment and facilities is undertaken by communication engineering specialists. A typical communication engineering bachelor's program consists of courses in mathematics, physics, engineering drawing, the basics of electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering principles (i.e. thermodynamics), and industrial economics. Artificial intelligence, multimedia communication, and advanced semi conductors are some of several electives being offered to bachelor's and master's programs in communication engineering.
Definitions and properties of laplace transformation, continuous time and discrete time fourier expansion series, will be studied under a signals and systems course. Under control systems students will be exposed to topics on transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response calculations. Other topics include signals and noise study, probability density functions, and autocorrelation. Information theory and channel capacity theories will also be studied in an undergraduate course in communication engineering. The basics of TDMA, FDMA, CDMA and GSM are also studied under this program.
Communication fundamentals and networking form a core part of the course syllabus. The basics of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, signal detection and performance enhancement in noise conditions are some typical activities of communication engineers. Apart from routine tasks, communication engineers will also study aerospace communication systems, aircraft communication principles and devices, and satellite and deep space communication principles. Computer networking and communications, microwave engineering, broadband and television communication are some other mandatory courses in a communication engineering curriculum.
Improving satellite communications, molecular level communication systems, mobile communication, adaptive receivers development, and multi sensor arrays are a few research topics in the communication engineering stream. Graduates find careers in wireless communication systems erection and maintenance; design, development and installation of communication systems; and work in multimedia systems for industrial and non industrial research and academic activities. Other developments such as system development, fabrication, and network planning, management and maintenance are channels of work for communication engineers. Advanced digital multimedia transmission systems are another important engineering course stream for communication engineers.