Program Overview

Telecommunications engineering is one enabling technologies on the frontier of the information and communications technology (ICT) age. It is constantly bringing evolutionary changes to our societies, providing entertainment and supporting human relations and social networking. Telecommunications engineers are required to design and develop applications, ranging from mobile phone systems to hi-tech internet based entertainment systems. Many students find employment before even before graduating from the degree program.

Why CST?
 
The program includes basic courses in Math, Physics and Electronics, which lays a strong foundation to acquiring courses in the Telecommunication. Along with courses in the concentration, the program also includes a block of courses in Programming (Minor). General courses and courses in managerial science facilitate to students' progress and to widening their horizon.

The Caucasus School of Technology offers Minor program in Programming.

The following students are eligible for taking the Minor:

• Bachelor degree students of Telecommunication
• Bachelor degree students of the Caucasus University whose programs envisage taking a Minor

Within the Minor program student shall take the following courses (total 38 ECTS):
Compulsory courses (15 ECTS)
• Principles of Computer Programming I - 5 ECTS
• Principles of Computer Programming II - 5 ECTS
• Web Technologies I - 5 ECTS

4 out of 7 elective courses (23 ECTS)

• Web Technologies II - 5 ECTS
• Introduction to Database Systems - 5 ECTS
• Object Oriented Programming - 5 ECTS
• .NET Technologies I - 6 ECTS
• Programming Paradigms - 6 ECTS
• Game Development I - 6 ECTS
• Game Development II - 6 ECTS
 
Foreign Language Options
 
The program gives students an opportunity to master English language at an advanced level by offering intensive courses in English language during the first two years of the program.
 
Capstone Project
 
The most important component final requirement of curriculum is the Capstone Project. It entails the development and presentation of an actual product by a group of students with the support of instructors. They provide advice to students during each stage of a project development. The Capstone project is the final and joined up way of developing many important skills in program graduates which otherwise would be difficult to accomplish and measure in the traditional classroom setting. Such skills may include working in teams, interacting with IT users, developing formal problem specifications, building prototypes and making oral presentations. One particularly important aspect of the Capstone Project is that it gives students an opportunity to develop a “real product” for “real companies” and students have the opportunity to build a business relationship with potential employees and clients. 

Internships and Job Placements
 
The program’s structure allows students to be “job ready” early in the program by completing internships and supervised job placements. They have many opportunities for career advancement. Students will be offered to be part of the coordinated internship programs or find a job placement through the support of the Career Services Office of CU.

Career Prospects

Telecommunications engineering graduates have excellent employment prospects. They may be employed in computer networking/internet development, mobile/wireless communications, telecommunications services, broadcasting and ICT systems, computer engineering and systems, information technology, electronic engineering and technical analysis or to continue their higher education in Georgia or abroad.