This graduate certificate provides graduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in communications and networking. Coursework toward the graduate certificate may be used for credit toward the MS in electrical engineering or computer engineering; however, the certificate's primary purpose is to provide a well-defined body of knowledge for students who want to advance their understanding of modern communications but do not necessarily want to complete requirements for the MS degree. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs in the Volgenau School.
The graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.
The certificate program in communications and networking is open to all students who hold BS degrees in scientific and engineering disciplines from accredited universities.
The certificate is awarded on completion of five graduate courses (15 credits) in communications and networking. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required and one course with a grade of C at most may be applied toward the certificate. The certificate courses comprise two required foundation courses and three electives.
Total credits: 15
|ECE 528||Introduction to Random Processes in Electrical and Computer Engineering||3|
|ECE 542||Computer Network Architectures and Protocols||3|
After completing the foundation courses, students choose electives by taking three courses from the following:
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|Introduction to Optical Electronics|
|Optical Fiber Communications|
|Statistical Communication Theory|
|Adaptive Signal Processing|
|Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks|
|Network Switching and Routing|
|Cryptography and Computer Network Security|
|Mobile Communication Systems|
|Detection and Estimation Theory|
|Advanced Digital Signal Processing|
|Discrete System Simulation|