ECE Licensure Examination Syllabi (Philippines)

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING (30%)

Electricity/Magnetism Fundamentals
  • Atomic structure
  • Electric charge
  • Laws (Ohms, Kirfchoff, Coulomb,etc)
  • Magnetic power
  • Magnetic field/flux
  • Magnetic/electric quantities/units
  • Magnetic/electromagnet principles
Electrical Circuit
  • Ac-dc circuits
  • Resistors
  • Inductors
  • Capacitor
Solid State Devices/Circuits
  • Semi-conductor fundamentals
  • Transistor components, circuits, analysis, and design
  • Special services (photo, electric, photo voltaic, etc.)
Power Generator/Sources/Principles/Applications
  • Cells and batteries
  • Electric generator
  • Electronic power supply
  • Voltage regulation
  • Photovoltaic. thermoelectric generator
  • Distribution transformers
  • UPS/float-battery system
  • Converters/inverters
Electronic (Audio/RF) Circuit/Analysis/Design
  • Amplifiers
  • Oscillators
  • Rectifier
  • Filters
  • Voltage regulation
Tests and Measurements
  • Volt-ohm-ammeter (analog/digital)
  • R-L-Z bridges
  • Oscilloscope
  • Cable testers
  • RF meters
  • Signal generators (audio, RF, video)
  • Noise generators
  • Power reflectometer/grid dip meter
Microelectronics
  • Integrated circuits components, characteristics and products
  • Operational amplifiers/multivibrators
Industrial Electronics Principles/Applications
  • Electronic control system
  • Industrial solid state services
  • Welding systems/high frequency heating
  • Feedback systems/servomechanism
  • Transducers
  • Motor speed control systems
  • Robotic principles
  • Bioelectrical principles
  • Instrumentation and control
Computer Principles
  • Analog/digital systems
  • Binary number system/Boolean algebra
  • Mathematical logic and switching networks
  • Basic digital circuits (logic, gates, flip-flops, multivibrators etc.)
  • Static and dynamic memory devices
  • Programming and machine languages
  • Information and acquisition processing
  • Analog/digital conversion
  • Computer networking

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES (30%)

1.) Radio Communication System
   a.) Transmission FundamentalsThe transmission systems
  • Transmission medium
  • Primary line constants
  • Velocity and line wavelength
  • Characteristic impedance
  • Propagation constants
  • Phase and group velocity
  • Standing waves
  • Voltage standing wave ration
  • Telephone lines and cables
  • Wave guides
  • Balanced and unbalanced lines
  • Uniformly distributed lines
  • Twisted pair wire
  • Coaxial cable
  • The Decibel
  • Power level Calculations
  • Signal and Noise Fundamentals
   b.) Acoustics
  • Definition
  • Frequency range
  • Sound pressure level
  • Sound intensity
  • Loudness level
  • Pitch and Frequency
  • Interval and Octave
  • Sound Distortion
  • Room Acoustics
  • Electro-Acoustic Transducers
   c.) Modulation
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Phase modulation
  • Frequency modulation
  • Pulse modulation
   d.) Noise
  • External noise
  • Internal noise
  • Noise calculation and measurements
  • Radio  interference
   e.) Radiation and Wave Propagation
  • Electro Magnetic Radiation
  • Radio Spectrum
  • Wave Propagation
  • Radiation Patterns
  • Wavelength Calculations
  • Radiation resistance
  • Diversity systems
   f.) Antennas
  • Basic considerations
  • Wire Radiators in Space
  • Isotropic radiator
  • Current and Voltage Distribution
  • Resonant, non-resonant antennas
  • Terms and definition
  • Antenna gain and resistance
  • Bandwidth, beamwidth, polarization
  • Effects of ground on antennas
  • Grounded, ungrounded antennas
  • Grounding systems
  • Antenna height
  • Design and applications
  • Matching systems
  • Impedance calculations
  • Antenna types
  • Directional and non-directional microwave antennas
  • Wideband and special purpose antennas 
   g.) Wire and Wireless Communications System
  • The telephone set
  • Connection and performance
  • Exchange area plant
  • Loop design
  • Trunks in the exchange plant
  • Insertion loss
  • Traffic calculations
  • Reference equivalent and standards
  • Telephone networks
  • Signaling, billing , CAMA, ANI
  • Echo, singing and design loss
  • Via net loss
  • Network hierarchy, class type
  • VF Repeaters
  • Transmission Considerations in Long  Distance Network
  • Telephone Exchanges
  • PSTN, PABX, Line Concentration
  • Telephone features, IDD, NDD, LEC
  • Mobile communications
  • Cellular communication, trunk radio, radio paging system, etc.
   h.) Microwave Communications and Principles

   i.) Basic principles of various-electronics systems
  • Electro-optics/photonics/optoelectronics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Avionics, aerospace, navigational and military applications
  • Medical electronics
  • Cybernetic
  • Biometric
2.) Digital and Data Communications

   a.) Digital Communication Networks
  • Bit and Binary Transmission
  • Signaling Rate
  • Error probability
  • Digital filtering
  • Switching
  • Packet circuit
  • Vertical circuit
  • Open systems interconnection
  • Multiplexing, modulation and synchronization
  • Pulse code modulation
  • Comapnding
  • Encoding
  • Bandwidth and signal to noise ration
  • Delta modulation
  • Slope overload
  • Adaptive delta modulation
  • Codes and protocols
  • Error detection and correction codes
  • Digital carrier systems
  • Frequency shift keying
  • Phase shift keying
  • Differential phase shift keying
  • DC nature of data transmission
  • Loops
  • Neutral and polar
  • Binary transmission and the concept of time
  • Asynchronous and synchronous
  • Timing
  • Distortion
  • Bits, band, WPM
  • Data interface standards
  • Data input/output devices
  • Digital transmission on analog channel
  • Modulation-demodulation schemes parameters
  • Circuit conditioning
  • Modem applications
  • Serial and parallel transmission
   b.) Fiber Optics
  • Principles of light, transmission
  • Types
  • Light sources, Laser, LED
  • Light detectors
  • Modulation and waveform
  • System design
  • General application
  • Design procedure
  • Dispersion limited domain
  • System bandwidth
  • Splicing techniques
3.) Satellite, Broadcasting and Cable TV Systems
   
   a.) Satellite System
  • The satellite system
  • Types of satellite
  • Satellite orbit
  • Uplink considerations
  • Demand assignment multiple access
  • Antenna tracking
  • Satellite link budgets
  • Path loss
  • Figure of merit
  • Ratio of carrier to thermal noise power
  • Station margin
  • VSAT
   b.) Broadcasting and Cable TV systems
  • Radio Transmitter (AM, FM ,Television)
  • Studio (Microphone, Amplifiers, Cameras, Lighting, etc.)
  • Cable Television
MATHEMATICS (20%)

Algebra & General Mathematics
  • Algebraic functions
  • Theory of equations
  • Factorization and algebraic functions
  • Ratio, proportion and variation
  • Matrix theory
  • Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Linear and quadratic equations
  • Complex number system
  • Polynomials
  • Mathematical induction
  • Logic and probability
  • Statistics
Geometry
  • Lines and planes
  • Plane figures
  • Application of  Cavalier’s, Pappus and Prismodial theorems
  • Coordinates in space
  • Quadratic surfaces
  • Mensuration
  • Plane geometry
  • Solid geometry
  • Spherical geometry
  • Analytical geometry
Trigonometry
  • Logarithmic principles
  • Trigonometric functions
  • Fundamental trigonometric identities
  • Solutions of right and oblique triangles
  • Applications of terrestrial mensuration
  • Area, perimeter and centroid of plane figures
  • Polar coordinates
  • Spherical trigonometry
Calculus
  • Complex variables
  • Derivatives and applications
  • Integration and applications
  • Transcendental functions
  • Partial derivatives
  • Higher derivatives
  • Indeterminate forms
  • Multiple integrals
  • Differential equations
Mathematics Laws, Terms and Theories
  • Laws, theories and other rules relative to the fields of mathematics
GENERAL ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES (20%)

Engineering Mechanics
Strength of Materials
College Physics
General chemistry
Thermodynamics
Engineering Materials
Engineering Economics
Engineering Management
Contract and Specifications
Laws and Ethics
  • Telecommunications and broadcasting laws and regulations
  • Electronics engineering law of 2004
  • Code of professional ethics and conduct
  • Philippine electronics code
  • Code of Technical Standards of Practice (Manual of Practice)

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