The Department offers a Master of Science degree in telecommunications engineering.
The master of science in the field of telecommunications engineering degree program is designed for the practicing or aspiring telecommunications engineer. The program provides students with a foundation in the fundamentals of telecommunications engineering, including topics such as transmission systems, computer networking, network architectures and protocols, and telecommunications security protocols. In addition, students have the option to take courses on optical networking, wireless networking, and cloud computing.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
Master's Program Degree Requirements
The general program requirements for Master of Science degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are listed in the Graduate Programs Bulletin.
Further information about Master of Science degree programs in computer engineering, and electrical engineering are available on the Master's Degree Requirements page.
Credit Hour Requirements
All students must complete 30 credit hours.
Students must independently satisfy the course requirements by taking at least eight of the following courses (* denotes required courses). These requirements are in addition to the general Master's Degree Requirements.
- ECE 6035 Introduction to Computer Networks
- ECE 6550 Advanced Network Architectures
- ECE 6565 Telecommunications Security
- ECE 6575 Optical Communication Networks
- ECE 6580 Wireless Networks
Three of the following:
- ECE 6005 Microcomputer Systems Architecture
- ECE 6015 Stochastic Processes in Engineering
- ECE 6130 Grid and Cloud Computing
- ECE 6560 Network Performance Analysis
- ECE 6570 Telecommunications Security Protocols
- 6 credits of electives
There are no core courses for the Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering. This applies to students entering the program in January 2012 or after.
Admissions Requirements (M.S.)
Please follow the admissions requirements outlined by the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services.
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