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 one of the sciences, mathematics or computer science, or in one of the engineering disciplines.
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 Protocols
    EETS 8303 Switching and Routing

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 

Advanced Electives

EETS 7305 Telecommunication Regulation
EETS 7316 Wireless, Cellular and Personal Telecommunications
EETS 7341 Fiber OpticTelecommunications
EETS 8304 Multiprotocol Label Switching
EETS 8305 Telecommunications Software Design
EETS 8311 Intelligent 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 8322 Data Compression for Multimedia Applications
EETS 8331 Network Analysis, Architecture and Design
EETS 8332 Advanced Network Design
EETS 8337 Telecommunications Network Management
EETS 8341 Optical and DWDM Networks

Additional Electives

EE 7370 Communication and Information Systems
EMIS 7370 Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
EMIS 8361 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
EMIS 8362 Engineering Accounting
EMIS 8363 Engineering Finance
EMIS 8364 Engineering Management

The department offers several specialization options under the M.S. (major in telecommunications and network engineering) program: engineering management, network design, software engineering, and wireless communications.

Degree Plan

Course Descriptions

Graduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog Archives

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

M.S. | Telecommunications and Network Engineering + MBA