The MS in telecommunications program combines engineering-oriented courses in wireless and fiber communications systems, networks, computers, and Internet protocols, and courses on telecommunications policy, legal, business, and international aspects. This interdisciplinary program is designed for students who wish to enter the field of telecommunications or are working in the field and want to advance their professional knowledge. It concentrates on practical applications, engineering and IT, in combination with business and policy. The blend of in-depth knowledge of specific elements of telecommunications technology, combined with knowledge of broader issues in telecommunications, is increasingly beneficial for those intending to work in a management or decision-making position within the telecommunications industry, telecommunications-related businesses, or government institutions dealing with telecommunications. Four certificate programs may be incorporated into and taken concurrently with, the MS in Telecommunications.
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The master’s program in telecommunications concentrates on practical applications of telecommunications and focuses on its engineering and IT aspects. It blends engineering-oriented courses in wireless and fiber communications systems, networks, computers, and Internet protocols, with courses on telecommunications policy, and creates a practical multidisciplinary program that prepares students for the future.
Graduates of the program work in management or decision-making positions within the telecommunications industry, telecommunications-related businesses, or government institutions dealing with telecommunications.