TCOM Master's Degree Requirements
The Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering is reviewing and consolidating its graduate program offerings, and in this context the TCOM program is not admitting new students for Spring or Fall 2013. If you are interested in applying to a master's program in our department, you are encouraged to apply to our other programs in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or the related programs in Robotics or Embedded Systems.
Current Telecommunications and Networking students take courses in various departments in addition to specially designed TCOM courses. Courses cover a broad range of telecommunications and networking issues while reinforcing a systems approach.
Students must complete 10 course units as outlined in the M.S.E. in Telecommunications and Networking Course Planning Guide (CPG):
- Entering before Fall 2012: MSE Telecommunications & Networking Program Requirements, 2011-2012
- Entering Fall 2012 and later: MSE Telecommunications & Networking Program Requirements, 2012-2013
Please note, all program students must obtain a minimum of a 2.7 GPA in order to graduate with their M.S.E. degree.
Full-time master's students can complete their degree between one to two years. If students take four courses in both the fall and spring semesters and take two summer courses, they may be able to finish their degree in one calendar year. Students may also opt to take three courses for two terms and four courses for one term to graduate in 1.5 years or to take three courses per term and one course in their final term to graduate in two years.
Please note: in compliance with federal immigration regulations, international students are not eligible to be registered for less than three courses per term unless eligible for a reduced courseload status (see the International Student and Scholar Services website for details).
Master's Thesis Option
A Master's Thesis (ESE 597) is optional but recommended for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies. Students are encouraged to take two course units of thesis research in order to maximize the opportunity to engage in research.