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This graduate certificate provides a broad understanding of the technologies, applications, and systems used in all forms of wireless communications.

Policies

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

For policies governing all Graduate Certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: VS-CERG-WIRE

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Students must complete all requirements within a concentration.

Concentration in General (GEN)

Core Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Digital Communication Systems
Introduction to Mobile Communications Systems
Advanced Mobile Communications Systems
Satellite Communications
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Total Credits9
Electives
Select six credits 16
Total Credits6

Concentration in Integration and Testing (INTT)

The concentration may only be pursued on a part-time basis only.

The certificate with Integration and Testing concentration is awarded on successful completion of five graduate courses (15 credits) from the list of required courses. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required, at most one course with a grade of C may be applied toward the certificate, and no more than one, 3-credit graduate course in the appropriate discipline may be transferred into the certificate from an appropriately accredited program at another institute of higher learning.

ECE 542Computer Network Architectures and Protocols3
ECE 673Discrete Event Systems3
ECE 674Systems Architecture Design3
ECE 675System Integration and Arch. Evaluation3
SWE 637Software Testing3
Total Credits15

Concentration in Technologies and Applications (TECA)

TCOM 535The TCP/IP Suite of Internet Protocols3
TCOM 631Voice Over IP3
Total Credits6
Select six credits 16
Total Credits6