It may be hard to imagine today, but at the beginning of the 20th century, the Wright Brothers were just getting their "flying machine" off the ground, the telephone was still a novelty, and the first crude computer was still thirty years from invention. As we begin the 21st century, the rapid transmission of data has become indispensable to many consumers and businesses, which consider innovations such as communications satellites, wireless phones and computer networks staples of everyday life.
One example of this is the increasing use of broadband applications and service among consumers. According to the June 2002 edition of Communications Engineering and Design magazine, the estimated need for residential broadband access will jump 42 percent from 2002 to 2003, from 11 million users to more than 15.7 million. Demand for these modern communication devices has created a need for skilled employees who can help design, develop, install, test and maintain them
2. To understand the construction, identification, characteristics, specifications, merits, limitations and applications of electronic components and materials
3. To understand lines communication, audio and video communication, and microwave communication