Master of Science with a Major in Telecommunications and Network Engineering


Program Director: Scott Kingsley, D.Engr.


Telecommunications provides corporate management with many new opportunities for enhancing efficiency and improving profits. Rapid advances in technology and changes in the regulatory climate have made major impacts in the telecommunications industry. A host of new products, services and applications are creating alternatives in carriers, equipment and networks. In recognition of the critical need for professional education in this field, the Lyle School of Engineering offers a program oriented toward the management of corporate communications and the engineering of telecommunication networks. This program is intended for students interested in employment with a corporate telecommunications management group, equipment vendor, service provider, regulatory agency, or research or consulting firm. This program is offered both on- and off-campus via remote delivery systems. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

1. B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Networking, Electronics, Information Technology or related fields are preferred. Related technical disciplines will be considered.
2. Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business with additional background in differential and integral calculus and physics.
3. Computer programming experience preferred.

Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering degree requirements for an M.S. degree, candidates are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

1. Satisfactory completion of the core curriculum encompassing three courses:

    EETS 7301 Introduction to Telecommunications
    EETS 7304 Network ProtocolsEETS
    EETS 8303 Switching and Routing
    EETS 8304 Multiprotocol Label Switching

2. Satisfactory completion of seven additional courses, four of which must be from the list of advanced electives. The seven courses
    may all be from the list of advanced electives; however, up to three additional electives can be substituted to fulfill degree 
    requirements with approval from the Program Director.

Advanced Electives

EETS 7303 Linux and Programming
EETS 7305 Telecommunications Regulation
EETS 7316 Wireless, Cellular and Personal Telecommunications
EETS 7353 Cloud Computing for Network Engineers
EETS 7355 Software Defined Networks
EETS 8313 Internet Telephony
EETS 8315 Advanced Topics in Wireless Communication
EETS 8316 Wireless Networks
EETS 8317 Switching and QoS Management in IP Networks
EETS 8321 Telecommunications Network Security
EETS 8323 Advanced Network Security
EETS 8331 Network Analysis, Architecture and Design
EETS 8332 Advanced Network Design
EETS 8337 Telecommunications Network Management
EETS 8341 Optical and DWDM Networks 
EETS 8353 Network Automation and Programmability
EETS 8355 Data Center Network Engineering
EETS 8390 Special Topics: Carrier Ethernet
EETS 8391 Special Topics: Network Recovery
EETS 8392 Special Topics: Wireless Lab

Additional Electives

Courses from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering Management and Information Systems with Program Director prior approval may be applied to the degree plan. Examples include:

ECE 7370 Communication and Information Systems
ECE 7379 Optimization in Wireless Networks
EMIS 8363 Engineering Finance
EMIS 8364 Engineering Management 
CS 7010 Foundations of Computer Architecture
CS 7324 Machine Learning in Python


Degree Plan

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M.S. | Telecommunications and Network Engineering Flyer (.pdf)

M.S. | Telecommunications and Network Engineering + MBA