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Master of Network Engineering

The Master of Network Engineering (M.N.E.) is a course-only degree program that prepares students for professional practice in network engineering and information technologies. The program offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) can be completed in one year of full-time study. A person holding a B.S.E.E. or a B.S.CP.E degree has the necessary background to undertake the M.N.E. program.

A student without adequate background is required to demonstrate proficiency in the following courses: ECE 211 (Circuit Analysis I), ECE 213 (Circuit Analysis II), ECE 308 (Signals and Systems), MATH 252 (Introduction to Differential Equations) MATH 475 (Probability), and CS 401 (Introduction to Advanced Studies in Compuer Science). A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the department. The M.N.E. is a focused professional master's degree requiring a minimum of 30 credit hours of adviser-approved coursework. The M.N.E. program of studies must include a minimum of 24 credit hours of ECE coursework, 12 credit hours of required core courses, 12 credit hours of MNE elective courses, and six credit hours of adviser approved elective courses. At least 18 credit hours of the courses must be at the 500 level.

A maximum of six credit hours may be taken from the ECE 700-level accelerated courses. (Students should refer to the definition of accelerated courses in Completion of Studies and Graduation.)

Course Requirements

(12 credit hours)

ECE 407 Introduction to Computer Networks
AND/OR
ECE 545 Advanced Computer Networks
AND
ECE 511 Analysis of Random Signals
ECE 513 Communication Engineering Fundamentals
ECE 541 Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks
AND/OR
ECE 542 Design and Optimization of Computer Networks

Elective courses

(12 credit hours)

This coursework is taken from the 400-, 500- and 700-level courses listed below, and approved by the M.N.E. adviser. A maximum of six credit hours of ECE short courses can be included in the M.N.E. program of studies.

ECE 403 Communication Systems
ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I
ECE 485 Computer Organization and Design
ECE 504 Wireless Communications System Design
ECE 508 Signal and Data Compression
ECE 514 Digital Communication Principles
ECE 515 Modern Digital Communications
ECE 519 Coding for Reliable Communications
ECE 543 Computer Network Security
ECE 565 Computer Vision and Image Processing
ECE 568 Digital Speech Processing
ECE 569 Digital Signal Processing II
ECE 570 Fiber-Optic Communication Systems
ECE 583 High Speed Computer Arithmetic
ECE 584 VLSI Architectures for Signal Processing and Communications
ECE 585 Advanced Computer Architecture
CS 455 Data Communications
CS 544 Comuputer Networks II: Network Services
CS 548 Broadband Networks