Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Telecommunications Engineering and Internet of Things
AED 62,503 / USD 17,031
*VAT 5% inclusive
Note: Yearly fees will vary depending
on number of subjects enrolled in
Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) major in Telecommunications Engineering degree (previously known as Bachelor of Engineering: Telecommunications), is designed to offer you a strong grounding in engineering principles and modern telecommunication systems. The degree is focused on design, development, maintenance, and operation of telecommunications systems, from single building networks to satellite systems.
Telecommunication is the key enabler of future smart cities, ranging from IoT platforms, connected and autonomous vehicles, space communications, telehealth, smart power grid, and every other aspect of our lives. Telecommunication Engineering degree provides a thorough understanding of modern and future communication technologies. The degree combines practice and theory to equip the students with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop, deploy, and maintain the ever-changing fast-paced telecommunication systems and protocols.
Admission requirements for UOWD depends on the type of high school curriculum you have followed. The requirements based on the most common high school curricula are listed below:
|School System||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Elite Track (75%) OR Advanced Track (80%) and
|Equivalent to UAE Al-Thanawiyyah Al-Aama requirement|
|American High School Diploma||Overall average grade of C (70% or 2.5/4.0) + SAT 1100|
|GPA of 4.0 / 5.0|
|British GCE Curriculum||Minimum 5 IGCSE/GCSE subjects and
Minimum of “CCD” in A levels
|Chinese Senior High School||80%|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||25 Points|
CBSE & ICSE, Grade 12
Upper Secondary School Diploma
|3.8 out of 5|
School Leaving Certificate Examination
|3 out of 4|
Higher Secondary School Certificate
- Students not meeting the minimum direct entry for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) may be eligible for admission subject to successful completion of additional remedial subjects identified by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.
- Students with qualifications from other curriculum should contact the Student Recruitment and Admissions department at UOWD to determine their eligibility.
- All students applying for the Bachelor of Engineering are required to have an EmSAT in Mathematics with a score of 900 or equivalent and an EmSAT in Physics with a score of 800 or equivalent.
- All students applying from non UAE MoE curriculum must provide an equivalency of their Secondary School Certificate from the Ministry of Education, UAE; stating the completion of Grade 12.
- A student who does not satisfy the criteria for Equivalency of Secondary School Certificate, may be subject to conditional admission, based on receiving a Letter of No Objection to Conditional Admission issued by the Ministry.
At UOWD, all classes are taught in English and in order to enrol in a bachelor’s degree you will need to submit one of the following certificate of English language proficiency:
|English Language Testing||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree|
|Overall: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0
Minimum of 6.0 in Reading & Writing
Minimum of 5.0 in Listening & Speaking
|79 with not less than 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading,
17 in Listening, 16 in Speaking
|213 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
International paper based
|550 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
Achieve – English
* Students admitted under this criterion must complete the test at AMIDEAST.
Students with a minimum overall score of 6.0 in academic IELTS and no more than one score (either in reading or writing) between 5.0 and 6.0 will be given the opportunity to complete a remedial subject in the first semester as a condition for progression.
All Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students should complete the School of Engineering Placement Tests in Physics and in Mathematics and achieve a minimum score of 60% in each test. Students who score less than 60% in the placement test would be required to complete remedial subject(s) in their first term.
Placement Test - Compulsory for all BE students
Saturday, 16 September 2023
9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, 16 September 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, 23 September 2023
9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, 23 September 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Students will receive further information about the placement test from the Faculty Administration Office, once they register for the test with the Student Recruitment team.
For further information about test dates, fees, registration and syllabuses, please download the Engineering Placement Test FAQ Sheet.
If you are seeking advanced standing status, you will need to submit an official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and the grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) for the courses you have successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
To make an application for your chosen program, complete the online application form and submit it along with all your supporting documentation (see below) prior to the application deadline.
Late applications may be accepted subject to the availability of places but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please ensure that all these documents accompany your application for admission form submittal:
- An original or certified copy of your secondary school records
- A Statement or Certificate of Completion of secondary school
- Proof of your English language proficiency
(Note: Results from IELTS & TOEFL tests may be sent to the University directly from the IELTS or TOEFL testing centres quoting the UOWD institution code IELTS: AE109 / TOEFL: 7907)
- UAE ID (if applying from within the UAE)
- A copy of your passport (and Residence Visa, if resident in the UAE).
Additionally, if you are seeking advance standing in your chosen program:
- Certified copies of official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) of the courses you successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
All applicants for admission who have completed the Thanaweya Al-Amma must get their certificates attested by the UAE Ministry of Education.
Applicants from all other curriculum, who have completed their high school from UAE, are required to obtain equivalency of their high school qualifications from the UAE Ministry of Education.
In these circumstances, you will be provisionally admitted to the University and permitted to commence the first semester of study, subject to you obtaining the required attestation/equivalency.
You must have your secondary school records and Certificates of Completion certified by:
- The issuing Board of Secondary Education OR a recognised authority for secondary education
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
- The UAE Embassy in that host country OR the Embassy of the host country in UAE must attest the authenticity of the documents and attestations and the UAE ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In special cases where complying with conditions (2) and (3) are not feasible, the certificates may be verified against originals by Embassies in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In these circumstances, you will be provisionally admitted to the University and permitted to commence the first semester of study.
If you are unable to secure the attestations as outlined above you will be asked to sign a “Consent to Provide Documents” form agreeing to secure the equivalency. You will be permitted to commence your studies at UOWD, but will be given a maximum of one semester to obtain the attested certificate(s). UOWD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot secure the appropriate documentation in this time, which may result in the termination of the student’s enrolment at UOWD.
For more information or assistance on attesting documents from outside UAE, click here.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree is a four year degree with a common first year where you will learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. You then focus on your chosen major study from second year.
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in any of this major, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 192 Credit Points (cp), which includes one general elective chosen from the general education subjects, in addition to two more general education subjects, for a total of 204 (cp). In addition, the student completes the professional experience subject ECTE399. Students are also required to accrue an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 50%. The degree consists of core subjects, major subjects, thesis, electives and general education subjects details of which are below:
Choose 2 Major Subjects
Choose 2 Technical Electives
General Education Subjects*
*Can be taken in any year of your degree
Choose 1 UAE Studies Subject
Take 1 Arabic Language Subject or Challenge Test
Compulsory General Education Subject
Students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Telecommunications Engineering degree can enter professions such as:
- Systems Designer
- Embedded Systems Engineer
- Solutions Architect
- Network Engineer
- System Developer
Accreditation and Recognition
All degrees at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). In addition, the degree is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia.
Students will be issued a UOW Australia degree upon graduation.
Professional Accreditation and Recognition
The program is recognised by the Society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.
UOW Australia is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world-class reputation in teaching and research.
Energy Institute (EI)
UOWD is an affiliate of The Energy Institute. The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together, from oil and gas to renewables. The EI connects you to a thriving global community and unlocks access to a broad range of benefits. Becoming a Student Member of the EI will grant you access to resources and opportunities that will not only support you in your studies, but also further your career development.
Dr Obada Al Khatib
Discipline Leader - Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering
Dr Al Khatib is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and has a keen interest in Telecommunication Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia specialising in “Modelling and Performance analysis of wireless communication systems for smart grid communications”.Read More