Introduction

The Information and Communication Engineering (ICE) program gives students the opportunities to the key emerging technologies of the ever-changing ICT era. The scope of this program is not only limited to designing computer systems or developing software or communication technology but also has access to finding solutions to multidisciplinary problems with a focus on total engineering and managerial solutions. Students will learn the computer science principles as well as communication principles that are critical to the development of software, hardware, and worldwide networking. From that background, engineering concepts and methods are to be added to give students’ exposure from designing of Information Technology systems to the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, circuits, and networks. Elements of engineering practices include the systems view, manufacturing, and economic issues, and multi-disciplinary engineering applications.

This program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of computer science, both hardware and software, and the application of engineering concepts, techniques and methods to many folds including computer systems engineering, software development and information technology, communication engineering for embracing the upcoming changes of the world. The world is moving very fast with the challenges of meeting the ever-increasing needs of using Information and Communication Technology. ICE is the base facilitators for introducing such a technology in the world. The world demand for ICE graduates is increasing tremendously. All countries of the world including Bangladesh, USA, Japan, Australia, and Canada are facing extreme challenges for getting and producing qualified ICE graduates to meet its current technological needs. Many multi-national companies, like Intel, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook are searching for qualified ICE graduates worldwide. Considering this needs, benefits, and advantages, we are starting the ICE department.


Grading System

Students’ performance in a course is evaluated as under: Theory Courses:

Component Weight
Class attendance and Performance 10%
Class Tests 30%
Case Presentations and Assignment 10%
Mid-term Tests 30%
Final Examination 40%
Total 100%

 Sessional Courses:

Component Weight
Class attendance and Performance 10%
Continuous Evolution 30%
Quizzers(Midterm and Final) 30%
Viva-voce/Project Evolution 30%
Total 100%

Impacts of Grade Earned

The courses in which a student has earned a ‘D’ or a higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him/her. Any course in which a student has obtained an `F’ grade will not be counted towards his/her earned credits or GPA calculation. A student who obtains an `F’ grade in a core course will have to repeat that particular course. If a student gets an `F’ in an optional course, he/she may choose to repeat that course or take a substitute course if available. A Student may be allowed to repeat the course only once for the purpose of grade improvement by forgoing his/her earlier grade.

Attendance and Class Performance

The university has strict rules regarding the issues of attendance in class. All students are expected to attend classes regularly. The university believes that attendance is necessary for effective learning. The first responsibility of a Student is to attend classes regularly, and one is required to attend at least 60% of all classes to be held in any course for being eligible to sit for mid-term or final examination.

 Duration of Semesters

The duration of each semester will be 26 weeks that will be used as follows:

Classes                                                                        14 weeks

Mid-Term, and Final                                                   6 weeks

Academic Activities & preparatory Leaves               6 weeks

Total                                                                           26 weeks



Admission Requirement

Our admission requirements are fully compliant with the rules and regulations of UGC and the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

  • A student should have at least second division or minimum GPA of 2.5 in both SSC & HSC examinations, combined total (SSC+HSC) being not lower than 6.00.
  • A student must have at least 5 subjects in O Level and 2 subjects in A Level (Must have minimum B grade in 4 subjects of O Level and minimum C grade in 2 subjects in A Level).
  • For the children of Freedom Fighters: A minimum GPA of total 5.00 in SSC and HSC examinations (Freedom Fighters Certificate must be produced).

 

Academic Probation and Dismissal:

For admission into undergraduate programs in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering (ICE), the students must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Must have science background with mathematics and minimum GPA 2.50 in both S.S.C and H.S.C level; or must have minimum 5 subjects including mathematics in O-level and 2 subjects in A-level and among them a minimum grade of B in at least 4 subjects and a minimum grade of C in the other 3 subjects from science group.
  2. Must appear in admission test and become qualified for admission.
  3. Must have a minimum score in English in the admission test;


Degree Requirement

To obtain the B. Sc. in Information and Communication Engineering (ICE) degree a student will have to complete at least 160.0 Credit Hours and must pass all the required courses, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20. The Student must also meet all the financial obligations to the University to become qualified for the degree. If any student fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the subject in the subsequent semesters like other regular students.

Academic Year and Semesters

English calendar year is the academic year for the program. The academic year is divided into three semesters as under:

Semester                                                            Duration (months)

Spring                                                                January to June

Fall                                                                     July to December

Teaching Method

For promotion of high level of teacher student interaction, each student is to be assigned an advisor and the student is free to discuss all academic matters with his/her advisor. One adviser is to be normally appointed for a batch of students. The adviser advises each student about the courses to be taken in each term by discussing the academic program of that particular term with the students. However, it is also the student’s responsibility to keep regular contact with his/her adviser who will review and eventually approve the student’s specific plan of study and monitor subsequent progress of the student.

Assessment Methodologies

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses this continuous assessment is to be made through class tests, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment and a term final examination. For each course four class tests shall be taken and out of them best three will be considered for grading. The assessment in laboratory/sessional courses is made through observation of the student at work during the class, viva-voce laboratory hours and quizzes. Student’s performance would be evaluated through class test, assignments, class performance, quizzes or viva, attendance, mid-term exam and final exam.