Telecommunications at TAR College

  • Education
  • Sunday, 16 Mar 2003

TUNKU Abdul Rahman College (TARC) School of Technology (SOT) is introducing a new course – Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering – for the 2003/04 academic year which begins in May.  

Telecommunications engineering is a specialised area of the broad-based electronic engineering. It covers the design and development of telecommunication infrastructures, such as Public Switched Telephone Network, Integrated Services Digital Network, Direct Satellite TV Broadcast (such as Astro), and communication terminals like telephones, PABX, mobile phones, fax machines and satellite receivers. 

Telecommunications engineers explore the latest emerging technologies and how these technologies can benefit mankind. Advance-ments in telecommunications engineering transform the way humans communicate and enhance their lifestyles.  

The communications industry registered the highest growth over the last 15 years, and the demand for telecommunications graduates is ever increasing. The career prospects of telecommunications engineers are limitless. 

Telecommunications graduates are employed by communications network operators such as Telekom, Maxis, Digi and Celcom, with job responsibilities including network planning, transmission planning, maintenance and radio base-station design. 

In addition, telecommunications graduates can also find employment as research and design engineers in global R&D centres like Motorola and Agilent. 

The TARC SOT was founded in June 1972 with a student population of 57. Today, it is home to 5,000 students enrolled in 19 different courses on three campuses, in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. 

Courses are conducted in English, enhancing graduates’ employability. To date, the school has produced more than 10,000 graduates with many holding high positions in the corporate world. 

Enquiries on the new Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering course can be made at Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. You can also call 03-4145 0123, fax 03-4142 3166 or e-mail . 

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