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Telecommunications Systems and Networks, MS

Graduate Program Information

New York City Campus

In an increasingly interconnected world, telecommunications professionals need both a strong foundation and the skills and knowledge to foster innovation. No program provides a greater understanding of the field of telecommunications than the 36-credit Pace Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems and Networks.

Specifically designed to offer students a comprehensive and multifaceted education in computer networking and telecommunications, this curriculum covers all the significant aspects including technology, management, and policy. It emphasizes current and emerging Internet-related technologies and applications. The broad nature of the program is ideal for those who wish to enter the field of telecommunications, or current professionals looking for that edge to stay ahead in this ever-changing industry.

Graduate Program Curriculum

Bridge Courses (0-9 credits)

An entering student with limited or no previous background in the field of computer science or programming may be required to take up to 9 credits of prerequisite bridge coursework. A student with a baccalaureate in computer science should be able to waive these prerequisites. For others, some or all of the following courses may be required. Bridge courses do not count toward total required credits.

CS 502Fundamentals Computer Science I using Java

3 credits

CS 504Fundamentals Computer Science II using Java

3 credits

CS 506Computer Systems and Concepts

3 credits

Core Requirements (27 credits)

CS 607Simulation and Computer Network Analysis

3 credits

CS 633Data Communications and Networks

3 credits

CS 634Computer Networking and the Internet

3 credits

CS 636Optical Communications and Networks

3 credits

CS 637Wireless Communications

3 credits

CS 654Security in Computer Networking

3 credits

IS 650Telecommunications Management

3 credits

IS 652Telecommunications Policy and Environment

3 credits

IS 654Cases in Telecommunication Systems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:27


Recommended Electives (9 credits)

Electives may be selected from both the Computer Science (CS) and the Information Systems (IS) offerings. Students are advised to note the prerequisite requirements for particular electives, and to contact their adviser with any questions concerning appropriate electives.

CS 600Independent Study in Graduate Computer Science

1 - 4 credits

CS 612Concepts and Structures in Internet Computing

3 credits

CS 638Network Analysis and Design

3 credits

CS 642Network programming and Distributed Applications

3 credits

CS 644Web Computing

3 credits

CS 653Cryptography and Computer Security

3 credits

IS 617Information Systems Principles

3 credits

IS 623Information Systems Design and Development

3 credits

IS 635Distributed Information Systems

3 credits

IS 641Information Security and Controls

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credits: 36

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