Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking (for students enrolled before Fall 2012)

The Following Information Pertains to Students enrolled in Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking Before Fall 2012.

The Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking is intended to educate individuals seeking employment with hardware and/or software companies, service providers, large user organizations, or telecommunications regulatory agencies as well as for those who are employed by these companies/organizations and wish to obtain formal, higher-level, specialized degree in Telecommunications and Networking. Telecommunication and Networking students learn how to lead in the ever changing environment of real-time global information networking, telecommunications, wireless and optical strategies and how to amplify business value through communications, technologies, and systems. All courses in the program are categorized under the five following areas. IT2 offers thesis and non-thesis options for the Master’s Degree. The Master is a multidisciplinary program that offers two tracks:

Systems and Networks: Focuses on technical aspects of the design of data networks, software, and hardware. A student must have a bachelor’s in computer science, electrical, computer, or telecommunications engineering, mathematics, physics or related field.

Management and Policy: It provides the necessary education for individuals involved with service providers, large user organizations and government regulators. A student must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, information systems, technology or sciences.

Admissions Requirements

  • In addition to the FIU graduate requirements, a student admitted to the program must have a bachelor¿s degree in a related field from an accredited institution, in the case of foreign students, from an institution recognized in its own country as preparing students to continue studies at the graduate level.
  • An applicant must have a GPA score of 3.0 or higher in upper-level work.
  • International students whose native language is not English, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System Test (IELTS). Minimum required score is: 550 on the paper-based test (PBT TOEFL), or 213 on the computer-based test (CBT TOEFL), or 80 on the iBT TOEFL, or 6.3 overall on the IELTS test.
  • The University’s required GPA and TOEFL scores are to be considered minimum requirements for admissions.

Graduate Requirements

The degree will be granted when the following criteria have been met:

  • Recommendation of Advisor and faculty of the School.
  • Certification by the Dean of the School that all requirements have been met.
  • A GPA of a least 3.0 has been earned for certain courses required in the program. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. No grade below “C” will be accepted in any course taken to satisfy graduate program requirements.
  • Completion of all graduate required semester hours of graduate level (not more than 6 with a grade of “B” or better can be transferred from other institution). Ten courses are required for all students, with the following restrictions:
    • Students in the Systems and Networks track must take at least two courses among the technology, and engineering areas.
    • Students in the Management and Policy track must take at least two courses among the management, policy, and technology areas.
    • All students must take at least two courses in each of the network and software areas. Students may select only one track.

Telecommunications and Networking Courses

Network Area:

(3) TCN 6210 Telecommunications Network Analysis and Design

(3) TCN 6230 Optical Networks

(3) TCN 6260 Internetworking

(3) TCN 6270 Mobile and Wireless Networks

(3) TCN 6275 Mobile Computing

(3) EEL 5718 Computer Communication Network Engineering

(3) EEL 6787 Network Security

Engineering Area:

(3) TCN 5150 Multimedia Computer Communications

(3) TCN 5155 Wireless Communications with Multimedia Applications

(3) TCN 5455 Information Theory

(3) EEL 5437 Microwave Engineering

(3) EEL 5500 Digital Communications I

(3) EEL 5501 Digital Communications II

(3) EEL 5718 Computer Communication Network Engineering

(3) EEL 6444 Optical Fiber Communication System

(3) EEL 6509 Digital Communication by Satellite

(3) EEL 6575 Data Communications Engineering

Software Focus:

(3) TCN 5440 Software Development for Telecommunications Networks

(3) TCN 6420 Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Telecommunications Networks

(3) TCN 5445 Telecommunications Networking Programming

(3) TCN 6430 Networks Management and Control Standards

(3) TCN 6450 Wireless Information Systems

(3) EIN 6460 Methods for Algorithm Development

(3) COT 5407 Introduction to Algorithms

Technology Area:

(3) TCN 5010 Telecommunications Technology Applications

(3) TCN 5030 Computer Communications and Networking Technologies

(3) TCN 5060 Telecommunications Software and Methodologies

(3) TCN 5080 Secure Telecommunications Transactions

Management Area:

(3) TCN 5640 Telecommunications Enterprise Planning and Strategy

(3) TCN 6630 Economics of Telecommunications Systems

(3) EIN 5332 Quality Engineering

(3) EIN 6117 Advanced Industrial Information Systems

(3) ESI 6455 Advanced Engineering Project Management

(3) ESI 6546 Network Flow Analysis

(3) MAN 6501 Operations Management

Policy Area:

(3) TCN 6820 Telecommunications Industry Development

(3) TCN 6880 Telecommunications Public Policy Development and Standards

Additional CS Courses:

(3) MAP 6127 Simulation and Modeling

(3) CEN 5120 Expert Systems

(3) CIS 5372 Information Assurance

(3) CNT 6207 Distributed Processing

(3) CNT 6208 Advanced Topics in Concurrent and Distributed Systems

(3) COP 5614 Operating Systems

(3) COP 6611 Advanced Operating Systems

(3) COP 5725 Database Management

(3) COP 6727 Advanced Database Management