MSc in Information and Communication Engineering

MSc in Information and Communication Engineering

2 years

Institute of Engineering (IOE) Pulchowk Campus enrolls 20 students each year in Master of Science (M.Sc) in Information & Communication Engineering.

The objective of the program:

  1. The proposed program in Information and Communication Engineering is framed with the following objectives:
  2. To enable students to design, assess and recommend appropriate Information and Communications solutions.
  3. To provide the students with an opportunity of upgrading their already promising careers.
  4. To enhance the foundation knowledge of the students and develop expertise in specific areas of ICE.
  5. To equip the graduates with leadership qualities to update, expand, and established the ICE-related industry for creating new employment opportunities for different levels of manpower.


Salient Features

Credit System: The curriculum is organized in the framework of the credit system. Each course has a certain number of credits, which indicates the weightage. The number of credits depends on the contact hours for the course. Normally a course is designed for 4 hours of lecture per week. The tutorial on each course may include laboratory, simulation works and assignment works as determined by the department.

Instructional Methods: The courses comprise of Lecturer, Tutorials, Laboratory works, and seminars, short projects as applicable. The concerned faculty would give the assignments. Reference materials including international publications, journals, handbooks, websites, related software, etc will be used extensively. The course contents are designed in such a way that the students should use considerable self-learning efforts. Innovative approaches and ideas would be encouraged.

Registration: Every student must register and seriously attempt to complete all the courses including thesis work within two years. The program comprises 20 credits of core courses, 12 credits of electives courses, 4 credits of open elective, 4 credits for project work, and 20 credits of thesis. The topics of the thesis to be offered by the different faculty members will be floated at the beginning of the second semester. The students will be asked to give their preferences for the topics offered. Alternatively, the students will be asked to give their own topics of interest. The MSICE program committee, considering the preference given by the students and the availability of faculty supervisors, will then assign the students the topics. This will be completed by the end of the second semester at the latest.

Qualifying Criteria: To qualify for the Master of Science in Information and Communications Engineering, a student must satisfactorily complete a program of course work of at least 60 credits including an individual thesis of 20 credits.


To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science (M.Sc) in Information & Communication Engineering Program, a candidate must have passed BE (Electronics/Electrical/Computer) or Equivalent.

  1. Have undergraduate grades significantly above average and not less than the prescribed by the faculty board of IOE, and
  2. Secure minimum score, as prescribed by the Faculty Board of IOE, in the entrance test conducted by the Entrance Board of IOE (or as recommended by special entrance committee for Foreign students)
  3. Note: Equivalence means the same kind of degree obtained from institutes other than TU and recognized by TU as the equivalent to the degree provided by TU in the same discipline.


Admission Criteria

The candidate willing to appear in the entrance examination to get enrollment into the M.Sc. program should fill and submit the Application Form online within the deadline prescribed by the Entrance Exam Board. Application forms will be available on the websites: or The application procedures are as follows:

1. The candidate should deposit the required amount as an application fee for the entrance examination in Account No mentioned in the notice by submitting a specially prepared voucher often by filling the applicant's name and date of birth in it. The voucher No. indicated in the voucher needs to be specified in the online application form.

2. The candidate must select the appropriate entrance stream.

3. The candidate should fill up the other required fields in the form without skipping any steps.

4. The candidate also needs to upload his/her color photograph of the prescribed specification and one of the following identification documents.

  • Citizenship certificate
  • Passport
  • The last exam admit card

If any change has to be done on the submitted information in the application form, a candidate has to pay an extra fee to edit six or fewer numbers of normal text fields. For name, photo, or ID document correction, he/she has to pay more amounts at ICTC and submit a letter of request for correction with the payment voucher


Candidates fulfilling the admission requirements shall be selected for admission on the basis of merit, which will be assessed in terms of total marks considering the marks secured in the entrance exam.

Seat/Quota distribution for M.Sc Program

Total Intake

Regular Merit

IOE Reserved

Full Fee







  1. One seat in a regular category and One seat in the full fee category are reserved for female candidates in each program
  2. One seat is reserved for IOE faculty. For IOE Reserved Quota, priority will be given to permanent IOE faculty. If there are no applicants from permanent IOE faculty, then priority will be given to faculties who have completed 5 years as contract faculty. If there is no applicant in the IOE reserve quota, it is added to the Full Fee Seat. 1/4th of the sponsored quota is reserved for Foreign students.
  3. Priority for the sponsored quota will be as follows:
    1. 1st Priority: Candidates from government offices & Government Owned Organizations or Companies
    2. 2nd Priority: Other Organizations
  4. If applications are not received in sponsored/foreign category, then the seat will be fulfilled as full fee category.

Job Prospects

Graduates from the Master of Science in Information and Communications Engineering (MSICE) program will be leaders in the planning, design development, implementation, and management of Information and Communication technologies to accelerate IT-led development.


Curricular Structure

Course Contents: The course consists primarily of two types of courses; the core courses deal with the fundamentals and application in different course areas whereas the elective courses deal with very specific details of the course. A student is allowed to select any relevant four courses from among the elective courses besides five core courses. The consistency of elective selection will be ensured with assistance from the faculty advisor.

The course is thesis-based and the student has to take a project work of 4 credits and a thesis of 20 credits. The student works under the guidance of the faculty advisor.

First Semester

S.N. Course Code Course Title Credit Internal External Total
1 EG801IC Information Theory & Coding 4 40 60 100
2 EG803IC Information System Analysis & Design 4 40 60 100
3 EG802IC Digital System Design 4 40 60 100
4 EG901IC Telecommunication & Computer Networks 4 40 60 100
    Total 16      

Second Semester

S.N. Course Code Course Title Credit Internal External Total
1   Research & Optimization Methods 4 40 60 100
2 EG851IC Communication Theory 4 40 60 100
3   Elective 1 4 40 60 100
4   Elective 2 4 40 60 100
    Total 16      

Third Semester

S.N. Course Code Course Title Credit Internal External Total
1   Project work 4 40 60 100
2   Elective 3 4 40 60 100
3   Elective 4 4 40 60 100
    Total 12      

Fourth Semester

S.N. Course Code Course Title Credit Internal External Total
1   Thesis 16 40 60 100

Elective Courses

Elective courses will be offered as per the availability of resource persons.

Course Codes Subject Name Course Codes Subject Name
EG904IC Neural Network               Bio Informatics
EG855IC Satellite Communication   E-Government System
EG905IC Digital Image Processing   Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
EG906IC Radar and Remote Sensing                              Color Image Technology
EG907IC Advanced Computer Architecture     Nanotechnology
EG866IC Multimedia Communication and Application   Big Data Applications and Analytics
EG918IC Cellular Network and Planning    Advance Data Mining
EG913IC Tele-Medicine                  Next Generation Internet and Network Technologies
EG902IC Internet Technology          Speech & Language Processing
EG903IC Knowledge Based System Design                    Natural Language Processing
EG908IC Computer Simulation   RF & Microwave Circuit System and Design
EG909IC Aviation Communication   Semantic Web Technology & Applications

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