Center for Wireless Communications

Degree Programs

The Center is responsible for administration of the Telecommunications emphasis of the Master of Science in Engineering Science. The Center’s faculty also supervises doctoral students in the telecommunications area seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering Science under the auspices of the University’s School of Engineering. Doctoral students working in the telecommunicaitons area sit qualifying exams common to all doctoral students in the department of Electrical Engineering.

Master of Science in Engineering Science-Telecommunications. A typical program includes graduate-level courses in telecommunications such as digital communications, wireless communications systems, probability modeling, coding for information transmission, communication networking protocols, local area networks, satellite communications, and current issues in communications. A limited portion of the required course work is also drawn from the Economics, Computer Science, Operations Management, and Mathematics departments.

The twenty-four semester hours of course work are complemented by the successful completion of a masters thesis for which six semester-hours of University credits are awarded. This then satisfies the thirty-semester hour requirements for the Masters of Engineering Science degree.

Master’s Thesis. Many students have obtained significant experimental results and have put those results into perspective using some type of analytical approach. This research has been closely tied to real-world problems encountered by communications companies while developing and deploying real systems. Many students have had significant interaction with communications professionals and hands-on experience with real systems.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science. An interdisciplinary degree program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science is also available. The general guidelines for that degree are prescribed by the School of Engineering.