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 Master Of Science In Telecommunication Engineering

​The Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering is a unique graduate program designed to prepare highly trained professionals to practice in the fast-changing telecommunications industry.
The program is open to students holding a BS degree in EE, COE or equivalent. Students enrolled in this program are required to complete 24 credit hours of courses (eight 3-credit hour courses), plus a 6 credit hour of thesis, in excess of any remedial courses to rectify possible deficiency in a student undergraduate education. The eight courses include four required courses, three technical elective courses, and a non-technical elective course. The following list enumerates courses in each of the three categories:
Required Courses

All students are required to take the following four courses:

EE 570  Stochastic Processes  3 0 3
EE 571  Digital Communications I  3 0 3
EE 573  Digital Communication II  3 0 3
EE 674  Telecommunication Networks, or  3 0 3
COE 560  Computer Communication Networks  3 0 3
     12 0 12


Technical Elective Courses
Each student must take three courses from the following list, which contains courses from the EE, COE and ICS Departments.  Courses not in the list are subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee.
EE Courses:

EE 574  Detection and Estimation  3 0 3
EE 575  Information Theory  3 0 3
EE 576  Error Control Coding  3 0 3
EE 577  Wireless and Personal Communications  3 0 3
EE 672  Satellite Communications  3 0 3
EE 633  Optical Fiber Communication  3 0 3
EE 532  Antenna Theory and Applications  3 0 3
EE 563  Speech and Audio Processing  3 0 3
EE 578  Simulation of Communication Systems  3 0 3
EE 663  Image Processing  3 0 3
EE 679  Special Topics in Communications      3 0 3


COE and ICS Courses:

COE 563  Design and Analysis of Local Area Networks  3 0 3
COE 590  Network Security (offered under special topics)  3 0 3
COE 591  Communication Protocol Engineering  3 0 3
ICS 555  Data Security and Encryption  3 0 3
ICS 583  Pattern Recognition  3 0 3


Non Technical Elective
Each student must take one non-technical course from a set of courses related to the management of the telecommunication systems. The list of non-technical courses include:

MIS 511  International Telecommunications Management  3 0 3
MIS 513  Information Systems and Telecommunications Strategies  3 0 3
MIS 502  Management Information Systems  3 0 3
MIS 510  Information Resource Management 


Thesis Advisor and Thesis Topic
A thesis is required of all candidates for the Master of Science (M.S.). The graduate student must contact faculty members in his major field for a thesis topic as early as possible. He must select a thesis topic and a thesis advisor before completing his course work. A thesis committee shall be formed in consultation with the thesis advisor and approved by the Department Chairman and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
The thesis topic must be in the major field of the student, and must be formally approved by the thesis advisor, the thesis committee, the Department chairman and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Upon completion of the research, the written report must be prepared and approved. The thesis must be written in conformity with the general publication regulations of the University. Completed copies of the thesis must be submitted to the thesis advisor, the thesis committee, and the department not less than two weeks prior to the date of the thesis defense.
The thesis defense must be scheduled not less than two weeks before the Graduation Convocation. Four copies of the thesis incorporating any necessary corrections and approved by the thesis committee, and the department chairman, must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies not less than ten days before the Graduation Convocation. An additional copy must be submitted to the Department.
Oral Defence
An oral examination to defend the M.S. degree thesis is required of all candidates for a M.S. degree. The student shall, in consultation with his thesis committee and after the approval of the College of Graduate Studies, arrange the time and place of defending his thesis publicly.