Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) Course Details – Eligibility, Syllabus, Books, Career, etc

Electronics and Communications Engineering Course is one of the demanding courses which is a branch among engineering courses. It is a technological course that deals with electronic devices and hardware applications. It acts as an interface of chip level hardware and information technology. It also deals with designing equipment like switches, routers, fiber optics and electronic switching systems. It aims to acquire knowledge and skills in depth on the basic concepts and theories that help the students in their professional work involving analysis, system implementation, production and operations of various applications under this field.

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Electronics and Communications Engineering Course Scope

ECE is a combination of both Electronics Engineering & Communication Engineering which focuses on electronic equipment, circuits and networks in transmission of information. ECE consists of some other elements like Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Control Systems etc.  Hence the scope for the scope is increasing day by day all over the world due to increasing technology. Most of the startups that are opened in the field of Electronics and in a less span of time these startups may grow fast and spread to a wide range.

ECE Course Details

The course details consist of course duration, eligibility, course fees and other related courses of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Course Duration:

The duration of this course is 4 years with 8 semesters.


The eligibility criteria of this course is 10 + 2 under recognized Board or University with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as their basic stream.

Course Fees:

The fees for ECE course might range between Rs.20, 000/- to Rs.25, 000/- per each semester.

ECE Specializations:

Specializations related to Electronic & Communication Engineering are as follows:

  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • VLSI Design Engineering
  • Instrumental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering etc.

ECE Syllabus

Electronics & Communication Engineering course’s syllabus consists of following subjects which are represented here under:syllabus

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Engineering Drawing Mathematics – 2 Engineering Mechanics
Basic Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) Programming & Computing ( C & UNIX) Network Analysis & Synthesis
Communicative English Physics – 2 & Lab Analog Electronics
Mathematics – 1 Workshop Concepts Mathematics – 3
Physics – 1 Programming Lab Thermodynamics
Basic EEE Lab Chemistry – 1 & Lab Analog Electronics Lab
Physics – 1 Lab Workshop Practice


Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Electromagnetic Theory Measurement & Instrumentation Antenna & Microwave Engineering
Discrete Mathematics Signal and Systems Analog Integrated Circuit
Digital Electronics Electrical Engineering Materials Professional Communication
Industrial Economics Microprocessor Communication System
Electrical Machine Measurement & Instrumentation Lab Analog Integrated Circuit Lab
Digital Electronics Lab Microprocessor Lab Automatic Control System
Electrical Machine Lab Electronics Circuit Communication System Lab


Semester 7 Semester 8
Digital Signal Processing Wireless Mobile Communication
Industrial Management Optical Communication
Digital Communication Design & Technology
Data Communication Wireless Mobile Communication Lab
Digital Signal Processing Lab Optical Communication Lab
Digital Communication Lab B. Tech Project Lab –  2
B. Tech Project – 1

ECE Course Books

In addition to subjects, students need to refer some other books for the detailed study of the desired subject. They may find the references either through online or through libraries with respect to different authors. Let’s go through some of the reference books of different subjects.

Subjects Reference Books Authors
1) Engineering Mathematics Textbook of Engineering Mathematics B.S. Grewal, V.P. Jaggi & A.B. Mathur
2) Applied Mechanics Applied Materials & Strength of Materials, Engg. Mechanics U.C. Jindal & A.K. Tayal
3) Principles of Electrical Engineering Microelectronic Circuits (5th edition) Kenneth C Smith, Adel S. Sedra, Arvin Grabel & Jacob Millman
4) Electromagnetics Elements of Electromagnetic Fields S.P. Seth
5) Computer Systems & Organizations Computer System Organization & Architecture John D. Carpinelli
6) Antennas & Propagations Antennas for all Applications J.D. Kraus, R.J. Marhefka
7)Digital Circuits & Systems 2 Switching & Finite Automata Theory, VHDL Primer J. Bhasker, Zvi Kohavi
8) Consumer Electronics Consumer Electronics for Engineers Philip Hoff, Philip Herbert Hoff
9)Communication Principles & Circuits Communication Systems & its 3rd edition M. Kulakarni, Symon Haykins
10) Engineering Physics Physics of Vibration & Waves H. John Pain etc.

ECE Career Prospects

Electronics and Communications Engineering course has a great demand in India & abroad and the students after can obtain jobs immediately after the course. So let’s look for jobs for freshers under ECE along with salary packages.

Jobs for Fresher’s:

Some of the jobs under Electronics and Communications Engineering course for freshers are as follows:

  • Telecommunications & Networking
  • Analog & Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networking
  • Control Engineering
  • Wireless Networking
  • Research Analysts
  • Embedded Systems
  • Signal Processing etc.

Salary packages:

The students who possess ECE course can attain job opportunities under public & private sectors with good salary packages. The starting salary for ECE students may be Rs.30, 000/- p.m. and may vary according to the nature of the organization.

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