Courses Generally Taken by
Graduate Students Having Telecommunications Emphasis

TC 534 - Wireless Mobile Communications. Focuses on today's modern cellular and personal communications systems, satellite-based systems, and their technical regulatory aspects. The technical aspects include modulation techniques, propagation characteristics, bit error rate, and multipath. (Required)

TC 535 - Digital Communications Introduction to digitization communications. Probability and random processes, performance of digital systems in the presence of nose, matched-filter detection. (Required)

CSCI 561 - Computer Networks I. Analysis of loosely coupled computer communication, communication protocols, and network services; an open systems interconnection model is presented and compared to selected examples of computer networks. Prerequisite for this course may also be satisfied by equivalent coursework as approved by the department. (Required)

ENGR 597 - Special Projects. Approved investigation of original problems under direction of a staff member. Typically, elementary cellular systems, protocols, physical layer standards, air interfces, and traffic engineering.

ECON 601 - Industrial Organization. Theoretical and applied microeconomics to aid in understanding the operation and performance of markets; analysis of market structures and their effects on pricing practices; economic impact of antitrust laws and government regulation upon businesses. (Required)

ENGR 618 - Coding for Error Code. This course provides a working knowledge of the use of codes to minimize error in the transmission of data using block and convolutional codes. (Required)

ENGS 627 - Applied Probability Modeling. Concepts of probability modeling for applications. Fundamentals of statistical experiments, events, probability laws, conditional probability, random variables, expectation and conditional expectation, introduction to and applications of Markov chains, papers from literature. (Required)

MATH 653 - Theory of Functions of Real Variables. The number system; sets, convergence; measure and integrations; differentiation; variation; absolute continuity.

MATH 654 - Theory of Functions of Real Variables. Continuation of MATH 653.

MATH 675 - Advanced Mathematical Statistics I. Univariate distribution functions and their characteristics; moment generating functions and semi-invariants; Pearsons's system; Gram- Charlier series; inversion theorems.

ENGR 661 - Computer Networks II. Continued analysis of loosely coupled computer communication, constraints on intercomputer communication, communication protocols, and network services. LAN data link protocols, transport services and other high-level network functions are examined in detail. (Required)

MATH 676 - Advanced Mathematical Statistics II. Mulitvariate distributions and regression systems; multiple and partial correlation; sampling theory; statistical hypotheses; power and efficiency of tests.

MGMT 677 - Integer and Nonlinear Optimization. Current developments in optimization theory and their application to problems in operations management. Emphasis will be on integer and nonlinear programming applications.

MGMT 680 - Production Scheduling. Current scheduling issues that managers of production planning in the industry are faced with. Traditional solution techniques and current developments are covered.

ENGR 691 - Special Topics in Engineering Science - Queueing Theory for Telecommunications. Elements of elementary and advanced queueing sytems. Random variables, stochastic processes, exponential distributions and Poisson processes, discrete and continuous parameter Markov chains, generating functions, Laplace-Stieltjes transforms. Solutions through FFT and Schur decomposition.

ENGR 691 - Special Topics in Engineering Science - Advanced Wireless Communications. History of RF communication, wireless telephony evolution & standards, analog and digital modulation schemes; modulation techniques for wireless communications in static AWGN channels, digital modulation performance in wireless dynamic fading and multipath channels; CDMA/SDMA; effect of beamforming and smart antennas; adaptive equalization; advanced wireless modulation techniques including MC-CDMA and OFDM.