Master of Telecommunications and Software Engineering
Collaborative program with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Master of Telecommunications and Software Engineering (MTSE) is a course-only degree program that prepares students for professional practice in telecommunications and information technologies. The program, jointly offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Computer Science (CS), can be completed in one and one-half years of full-time study.
A person holding a bachelor of science or bachelor of engineering degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science has the necessary broad background to undertake the MTSE program. (Students interested in the MTSE who do not have such a degree should contact the departmental adviser before applying.)
Admission to this program requires satisfying admission requirements in both the computer science and electrical and computer engineering departments. A student without adequate background in specific areas is required to demonstrate proficiency in prerequisite courses. Specific proficiency courses will be detailed for each student at the time of admission to the MTSE program. Proficiency in a course may be demonstrated by earning a grade of at least "B" in the course or in a proficiency examination administered by the ECE or the CS departments. Students should contact the departmental adviser for more details on prerequisites and proficiency requirements.
|Computer Science Prerequisites||(7)|
|CS 201||Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science||4|
|CS 401||Introduction to Advanced Studies I||3|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering Prerequisites||(14)|
|ECE 211||Circuit Analysis I||3|
|ECE 213||Circuit Analysis II||4|
|ECE 308||Signals and Systems||3|
|MATH 252||Introduction to Differential Equations||4|
The MTSE is a professional master’s degree requiring a minimum of 30 credit hours of adviser-approved coursework. The MTSE program of studies must include a minimum of 12 credit hours of ECE coursework and a minimum of 12 credit hours of CS coursework.
Master of Telecommunications and Software Engineering, Computer Science Concentration
|CS 586||Software Systems Arch||3|
|CS 587||Software Project Management||3|
|ECE 513||Commctn Engrg Fundamentals||3|
|ECE 541||Perform Eval Compt Ntwrk 1||3|
|Select a minimum of one course from each of the following elective categories:||9|
|Software Testing and Anlys||3|
|Computer Ntwrks II: Ntwrk Svc||3|
|Anlytc Mdls Simul Comp Syst||3|
|Advanced Computer Networks||3|
|Wireless Comm Systm Design||3|
|Modern Digital Communications||3|
|Coding Reliable Communications||3|
|Select nine credit hours 2||9|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Can be substituted with ECE 542.
Elective courses may be chosen from courses listed above, or other courses approved by the MTSE adviser. Students with no background in communications or software should see the Recommended Courses list below.
Students with no background in communications or software engineering should consider including in their programs of study:
|CS 450||Operating Systems||3|
|CS 455||Data Communication||3|
|CS 487||Software Engineering||3|
|ECE 403||Digital & Data Comm Systems||3|
|Other courses that students in this program typically choose from include:|
|ECE 437||Digital Signal Processing I||3|
|ECE 511||Analysis Random Signals||3|
|ECE 514||Digital Commctn Principles||3|
|CS 542||Computer Netwrks I:Fundamentls||3|