Telecommunication field has progressed rapidly in the last three decades. The development of the next decade is expected be swifter, especially in the field of wireless telecommunications; there will be convergence between telecommunications and computer, and there will also be demands for various new services which is triggered by the internet development. This development acceleration was mainly driven by advances in parts and computer technology. In addition, these changes are also supported by the urgent demands of the market (market-pull) as a result of globalization. In the global level, telecommunications infrastructure will become the 'nervous system' center of economic globalization. While in the national context, telecommunications and its application system will become a key technology in improving efficiency, productivity and national competitiveness.
To anticipate the phenomenon of rapid growth of the telecommunications, the most significant aspect, which needs to be prioritized by leading universities such as ITB, is to prepare the human resources as actors and supporters. This preparation of human resources needs to be studied from the aspects of a sufficient amount and quality excellence.
With the very fast progress of telecommunications, the industry and demand for telecommunications services will grow rapidly in accordance with the demand of information age. To anticipate this development, adequate resources need to be prepared; both in terms of quantity and quality that meets a recognized standard of competence.
In developing and planning the curriculum of the study program of Telecommunication Engineering, the vision and mission of the study program were determined by referring to the vision and mission of STEI ITB. Thus, qualifications and competence of the graduates to be produced is determinable.