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University of Malta

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computer Engineering)
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2013)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CCE1011 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 ECTS
CCE1203 Introduction to Signal Processing 6 ECTS
CPS1000 Programming Principles in C 6 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
MAT1801 Mathematics for Engineers 1 4 ECTS
MNE1302 Foundations in Microelectronic Circuits 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CCE1010 Computer Logic 1 6 ECTS
CIS1041 Introduction to Databases 4 ECTS
CSA1017 Data Structures and Algorithms 1 6 ECTS
MAT1802 Mathematics for Engineers 2 4 ECTS
MNE1102 Introduction to Microelectronics 6 ECTS
MNE1701 Foundations in Operational Amplifiers Circuits 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits.

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOR1201 Probability, Sampling and Estimation 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CCE2015 Computer Logic 2 5 ECTS
CCE2111 Object Oriented Programming 5 ECTS
CCE2413 Data Communications 5 ECTS
SCE2112 Control Systems 1 5 ECTS
SOR2321 Queuing Theory and Markov Chains 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CCE2014 Microcontroller Based Systems 5 ECTS
CCE2202 Digital Signal Processing 5 ECTS
CCE2313 Communications Theory 5 ECTS
CSA2190 Operating Systems 6 ECTS
MNE3002 Hardware Description Languages 5 ECTS
MNE3114 Analogue VLSI Signal Conditioning 1 5 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits.

YEAR THREE

In addition to ICT3903 - Final Year Project, students are required to register for study-units from their chosen elective stream as indicated in the programme.

Elective Stream A: Communications and Computer Engineering:
This option covers units that span the following areas: Telecommunications, ICT Infrastructure, Computer Systems Engineering, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition.

Elective Stream B: Micro and Nano Electronics:
This option covers units that span the following areas: Digital and Analogue microelectronics and embedded systems.


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ICT3903 Final Year Project in Computer Engineering 18 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

ELECTIVE STREAM A - COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

In addition to the compulsory study-unit, students are required to register for 42 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CCE3211 Multimedia Signal Representation and Coding 6 ECTS
CCE3310 Communication Systems 6 ECTS
CCE3205 Computer Vision 6 ECTS
CCE3501 Computer Modelling and Simulation 6 ECTS
MNE3107 Radio and Microwave Theory 6 ECTS

ELECTIVE STREAM B - MICRO AND NANO ELECTRONICS

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 18 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Compulsory Units

MNE3105 Analogue VLSI Signal Conditioning 2 6 ECTS
MNE3107 Radio and Microwave Theory 6 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CCE3501 Computer Modelling and Simulation 6 ECTS
MNE3304 MEMS 6 ECTS
SCE3110 Control Systems 2 6 ECTS




Semester 2

ELECTIVE STREAM A - COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CCE3013 Computer Architecture 6 ECTS
CCE3020 Advanced Computer Systems Organisation 6 ECTS
CCE3410 Computer Networks 2 6 ECTS

ELECTIVE STREAM B - MICRO AND NANO ELECTRONICS

Compulsory Units

MNE3204 Digital VLSI Design 6 ECTS
MNE3205 VLSI Design for Embedded Systems 6 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CCE3013 Computer Architecture 6 ECTS
CCE3410 Computer Networks 2 6 ECTS
MNE3701 Oscillators and Filters 6 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits.

Requirement for award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Engineering: 180 ECTS credits.

This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004' and by the Bye-laws for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 10 March 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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