MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

Offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Computer Science (CS)

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Graduate Advisor: ††††† Prof. Roberto Rojas-Cessa, (973) 596-3508, e-mail: Roberto.Rojas-Cessa@njit.edu

 

1.Admission Requirements

Students can apply for admission to the program through either the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Computer and Information Science. All applicants must submit scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytical aptitude tests. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering from an accredited institution are expected to have a GPA of at least 3.0. It is expected that these students have taken CS 333, ECE 321 and ECE 333 (or their equivalents).Applicants having degrees in other fields will be considered for admission on an individual basis.These students will be required to complete a bridge program.

 

Bridge Program~The curriculum for the M.S. in Telecommunications requires a basic knowledge of computer fundamentals such as programming, data structures, computer architecture, signals and systems, and basic communication systems. Bridge courses do not count toward the degree. Completion of the preparatory courses with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better is required for transfer to matriculated status. The bridge courses are selected from the following list depending on individual background.

 

ECE 321-Random Signals and Noise*

ECE 333-Signals and Systems*

ECE 481-Communications Systems

CS 251/EE 352/CoE 353-Computer Organization/Architecture/Microprocessors

CS 332-Operating Systems

CS 333-UNIX Operating Systems

CS 505-C++ Data Structures

 

* ECE 321 and ECE 333 may be substituted with ECE 501, Linear Systems and Random Signals.

 

2.Degree Requirements

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, with a minimum overall average of 3.0.In addition, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required in the 5 core courses indicated below.Students with an exceptionally strong telecommunications background may be allowed to replace required courses with advanced electives.Permission of the Graduate Advisor from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Computer and Information Science is required.

 

All masterís students must register for two semesters of ECE 791 Graduate Seminar.Those with substantial professional experience may have this requirement waived. In order to receive passing credit, the student must attend at least five (5) seminars per semester, to be chosen from those sponsored by the areas, the ECE department, the Institute, or other outside seminars approved by the Seminar Supervisor.Please watch the bulletin board labeled ECE 791 Graduate Seminar, located in the hall leading to the ECE main office, for information on approved seminars.

 

 

 

3.Core Courses (15 credit hours):

ECE642-Communication Systems I

ECE644-Introduction to Wireless and Personal Communications Systems

ECE 673-Random Signal Analysis I

CS 630-Advanced Operating System Design

CS 652-Comp. Network-Arch. Protocol Standards or ECE 683 Comp. Network Design & Analysis

 

 

4.Elective Courses (15 credit hours):

ECE 636-Computer Networking Lab

ECE 637/CS 656-Internetworking and Higher Layer Protocols

ECE 638/CS 696-Networks Management and Security

ECE 639/CS 697-Principles of Broadband Networks

ECE 645-Wireless Networks

ECE 646-Introduction to Data Communication

ECE 685-Network Interface Design

ECE 700-Project in Telecomm. (3 cr.) orECE 701-Thesis in Telecomm. (6 cr.)

ECE 742-Communication Systems II

ECE745-Advanced Wireless Networks

ECE 755-Digital Communications

ECE 757-Wireless Communications

ECE 783-Computer Communication Networks†††††††††††

ECE 785-Parallel Processing Systems

CS 604-Introduction to Client-Server Computing

CS 631-Data Management System Design I

CS 633-Distributed Systems

CS 637-Real-Time Systems

CS 650-Computer Architecture or ECE 690 Computer Systems Architecture

CS 654-Telecommunication Networks Performance Analysis

CS 658-Multimedia Systems or ECE 649 Compression in Multimedia Engineering

CS 665-Algorithmic Graph Theory

CS 668-Parallel Algorithms

CS 679-Management of Computer and Information Systems

CS 752-Communication Protocol Synthesis and Analysis

MIS 635-Management of Telecommunications

MIS 636-Telecommunications: Policies and Regulation

 

5.Areas of Specialization

The following areas of specialization are suggested, but are not the limit of possibilities.They are given to provide a general framework for students.

 

Management and†††††† ECE 638/CS 696-Networks Management and Security

Administration:†††††††††† CS 679-Management of Computer and Information Systems

MIS 635-Management of Telecommunications

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MIS 636-Telecommunications: Policies and Regulation

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Communication††††††††† ECE 639/CS 697-Principles of Broadband Networks

Systems:†††††††††††††††††††† ECE 646-Introduction to Data Communication

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 649-Compression in Multimedia Engineering or CS 658-Multimedia Systems

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 651-Data Communications I

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 685-Network Interface Design

ECE 742-Communications Systems II

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 755-Digital Communications

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 757-Wireless Communications

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Networking:††††††††††††† ECE 638/CS 696-Networks Management and Security

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 636-Computer Networking Lab

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 639/CS 697-Principles of Broadband Networks

CS 651-Data Communications

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 783-Computer Communication Networks

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 604-Introduction to Client-Server Computing

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 633-Distributed Systems

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 637-Real-Time Systems

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 650-Computer Architecture or ECE 690-Computer Sys. Architecture

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 654-Telecommunication Networks Performance Analysis

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ECE 637/CS 656-Internetworking and Higher Layer Protocols

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 665-Algorithmic Graph Theory

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Information:††††††††††††††† CS 604-Introduction to Client-Server Computing

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 631-Data Management Systems Design

CS 658-Multimedia Systems or ECE 649-Compression in Multimedia Engineering

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CS 696/ECE 638-Networks Management and Security

 

Other ECE/CS courses related to telecommunications may be selected as electives with written approval from the appropriate department Graduate Advisor.