Advance Diploma in Telecommunication Systems(Telecommunication Systems) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

Advance Diploma in Telecommunication Systems(Telecommunication Systems) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

What is Telecommunication Systems?

Telecommunications systems include wired and wireless local and wide area networks and hardware and software providing the capabilities for systems to communicate with each other or with users.

A technology driven industry, Telecommunication Systems is progressing with cutting-edge developments encouraging globalization. The NEC programme on TCS is designed to keep you up-to-date with technological developments and global trends.

With an Advanced Diploma in Telecommunication Systems the graduate will:

  • Understand international nature of the knowledge and skill activities needed for different countries and cultures
  • With practical training and internship be marketable in the global industry

Career opportunities in this field include, Aircraft and Electronic Industries; Fixed & Mobile Telephone Networks;, Software Engineering;: Military, Naval & Police Communication Systems; Computer Networking; Radio Systems; Broadcasting Services TV & Radio and Security Systems to name a few.

Technician Certificate (Duration 1 year)

(Compulsary modules)

  • Fundamentals of Electronic Communication 1
  • Communication Systems & Digital Networks 1
  • Telecommunication practice 1

Technician Diploma (Duration 1 year)

(Compulsary modules)

  • Fundamentals of Electronic Communication 2
  • Communication Systems & Digital Networks 2
  • Fundamentals of Electronic Communication 3
  • Communications Systems & Digital Networks 3
  • Telecommunication Systems Practice 2/3

Options (Any 1 module from)

  • Radio Systems and Radio Systems Practice
  • Programming Principles and Programming Principles Practice

Optional module only (for additional skill but not compulsory)

  • Advanced Mathematics

Technician Advanced Diploma (Duration 1 year)

(Compulsary modules)

  • Telecommunications Project Practical Assignment: Analysis and solution for a corporate scenario
  • Advanced Telecommunication Systems
  • Advanced Radio Systems
  • Advanced Radio Systems Practice Practical Assignment: Examination of 2.5G and 3G telecommunications systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Practice Practical Assignment: Software Engineering
  • Advanced Mathematics 2


Under the Faculty of Engineering, the NEC programme on Telecommunication Systems (TCS) is regulated by Human Resource Development Council Botswana and City & Guilds United Kingdom. City & Guilds programmes are accredited by UK bodies such as the Qualification Curriculum Authority.

Graduates holding Advanced Diplomas in Telecommunication Systems have the option to enter universities in Botswana & the UK at final year for a top up degree programme.

E-Skills U.K., the industry representative body responsible for addressing the needs of IT & Telecommunication systems benchmarked the City & Guilds award in Telecommunication Systems against occupational standards for the UK Telecomm Industry.