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Fall 2013 Update to Master of Digital Systems Telecommunication Concentration

Posted Feb. 28, 2013

In the Fall 2013 catalog, the Master of Digital Sciences Digital Systems Telecommunications Network concentration will be revised as described below. 

 

To meet the course pre-requisites, it is suggested that students take the courses in the following order:

  • First year fall semester:  TECH 56350 - NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
    Students without a programming background may also want to take CS 61002 Algorithms & Programming I this semester — see Note 2 below.
  • First year spring semester:   TECH 66380 - ADVANCED NETWORKING
  • Second year fall semester:  TECH 64312 - ADVANCED WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
    (Note 1:  the prerequisites for this course will be updated to add "or TECH 56350".)
  • Second year spring semester:  TECH 56411 - REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY
    (Note 2: this course requires a programming course as a pre-requisite, so students without that background should take CS 61002 or TECH 56330 before this semester.  CS 61002 Algorithms & Programming I is typically offered each Fall Semester.)

 

In the Fall 2013 catalog, the Master of Digital Sciences degree requirements will drop TECH 63411 Wireless and Telecommunication Systems Requirements Engineering as a pick-three-of-five-courses breadth requirement and will replace that course with the following new course:

TECH 56350 - NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
The technical aspects of centrally managed and distributed Wide Area Networks, with an emphasis on the techniques used to maintain and improve the performance of telecommunications and data networks. Students will use software packages to monitor the real-time performance of a network and to diagnose various networking hardware and software problems. Topics include the five stacks of network management (fault management, configuration management, performance management, security management, and accounting management). Examples of current specific network management products are reviewed. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
OFFERED EACH FALL SEMESTER

 

The Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks concentration will drop the following two courses:
            TECH 63020 Fiber Optic Systems and TECH 65330 Advanced Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology.

The Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks concentration will be revised to consist of the following courses, which should be taken in the order listed below:

TECH 66380 - ADVANCED NETWORKING
Provides student with experience in fundamental and advanced computer networking techniques including network architectures, LAN systems, network security, and network management and administration. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
OFFERED EACH SPRING SEMESTER 

TECH 64312 - ADVANCED WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
Describes technologies associated with wireless and telecommunications systems. Topics covered include Public Switch Telephone Network Infrastructures, Intelligent   Networks, Wireless Technologies in Manufacturing Enterprises, 3GPP Standards, ITU Standards. Prerequisites: TECH 56312 and graduate standing.                 
OFFERED EACH FALL SEMESTER

TECH 56411 - REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY
Techniques to conceptualize, develop and analyze requirements engineering specifications for practical systems. Topics covered include identifying stakeholders and how to effectively work with them, requirements elicitation techniques; requirements engineering in the problem and solution domains. The students are provided with an opportunity to participate in formal review of their projects by industry experts. Strong analytic skills, algorithms or programming experience is recommended. Prerequisite: TECH 46330 or TECH 56330 or CS 61002; and graduate standing.
OFFERED EACH SPRING SEMESTER