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


Graduate Advisors: ††††† Prof. Roberto Rojas-Cessa, (973) 596-3508, e-mail:


The objective of this program is to educate students in the field of internet engineering, with emphasis on computer internetworking and relevant applications.


Admission Requirements


Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other relevant discipline from an accredited institution (or its equivalent). 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 on a 4.0 scale. These students should have taken Math 333 (Probability and Statistics), or EE321 (Random Signal and Noise), or another equivalent course; EE333 (Signals and Systems); and CS 112 (Introduction to Computing or equivalent proficiency in C++ programming).

Bridge Program Ė The curriculum requires a basic knowledge of computer and communications fundamentals, such as signals and systems (EE 333), basic communication systems (EE 481), programming (CS112 or C++ programming), data structures and algorithms (CS 505), and computer organization (CoE 251). The bridge courses are usually selected from this list, but some additional bridge courses, appropriate to each student's background, may be required.



Degree Requirements


Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits, 9 in core courses and 21 in elective courses.

The required courses provide the basics of Internet Engineering. Electives are to be chosen from the available course pool to tailor the program to the studentís professional needs and interests. This program utilizes graduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems, and Management Programs at NJIT. They provide the necessary blend of education required for appropriate strength in Internet Engineering.


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.



Core Courses (9 Credits):


ECE 637 ††††††††† Introduction to Internet Engineering

ECE 683 ††††††††† Computer Network Design and Analysis

CS 602 †††††††††† Java Programming


Electives (21 Credits)Ü:


Select 15 credits if completing a masterís thesis; 18 credits if completing a masterís project; 21 credits if not completing either a masterís project or a thesis.


ECE 673 ††††††††† Random Signal Analysis

ECE 685 ††††††††† Computer Network Interface Design

ECE 638 ††††††††† Security & Network Management

ECE 639 ††††††††† Principles of Broadband ISDN and ATM

ECE 649 ††††††††† Compression in Multimedia Engineering

ECE 645 ††††††††† Wireless Networks

ECE 636 ††††††††† Computer Networking Laboratory

CS 604 †††††††††† Client/Server Computing

Mgmt 620 ††††††† Management of Technology

MIS 625 ††††††††† Management Strategies for E-Commerce

MIS 636 ††††††††† Telecommunications: Policies & Regulations

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

ECE 745 ††††††††† Advanced Wireless Networks

ECE 738 ††††††††† Communications Network Routing

ECE 788†††††††††† Selected Topics in Internet Engineering


Project, Thesis (optional)


ECE 700 ††††††††† Master's Project in Internet Engineering (3 Credits)

ECE 701 ††††††††† Master's Thesis in Internet Engineering (6 Credits)




Ü Other (new) courses related to Internet Engineering may be selected as electives with approval from the Graduate Advisor.