Telecommunications Technology (Master's)
The Telecommunications Technology master's degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. The program emphasizes approaches to deal with the immense traffic explosion driven by broadband services such as video communications and Web 2.0 across mobile, PC and TV screens.
Learn how to evaluate the dominant telecommunications technologies that make tomorrow’s global Internet, telephone, cable, TV, satellite and corporate wireless and fiber-optic networks work. Gain a practical knowledge of the leading standards and protocols, as well as the next generation all-IP technologies for network security, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing.
In addition to IT fundamentals, students will also develop essential strategic business and problem−solving skills that will help them thrive in any organization by creating effective alliances throughout the technology sector. Customize your master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.
This degree prepares students to:
- Become proficient in the technical specifications of multiple telecommunications technologies
- Evaluate alternative technologies for the fulfillment of communications needs
- Assess current and emerging telecommunications technologies
- Prepare for a future in which telecommunications, data transfer, and digital entertainment converge
- Plan and evaluate the effectiveness of an enterprise network
Information and Communications Technology Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Characterize the critical relationship between business needs and ICT solutions
- Assess current and emerging technologies in such areas as mobile applications, wireless networks, and cloud computin
- Convert the strategic application of technology and global resources into competitive advantage in global markets
- Specify an enterprise architecture, including hardware, software, databases, and communications networks and protocols
- Identify best practices in information assurance
- Evaluate, select, and apply software design, development and quality assurance methodologies that incorporate software development, acquisition, and re-use
- Identify the operational and economic impact of system architecture and software applications in areas such as computer processing, data communications, network design, and software maintenance and support
- Apply best project management practices
- Lead and coach others in the development of systems and software components
- Communicate effectively with technical peers, management, customers, and end-users
MAS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Telecommunications Technology requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field.
Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
Core Courses - 8 qtr. hrs
The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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Careers in Telecommunications Technology
Chief Technology Officer, IT Manager, Telecommunications Officer, Telecommunications Marketing Manager, Specialist, Telecommunications Engineer, Consultant.
Advising, management, research, design and implementation, technical support, collaboration, configuration, installation, assessment.
Monster.com predicts the IT job market will include more opportunities for telecommunications professionals, with hiring more aggressive than in recent years. During the recession, the field of telecommunications was in decline, but to gear up for a tech-job resurgence it’s essential to have a firm grasp on other IT fields, their impact on telecommunications, and an up-to-date repertoire of technical know-how, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the US, computer scientist and database administrator job openings are expected to grow 53% in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the ICT career outlook is incredibly positive, with a 28% employment increase expected within the field. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand—particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.
ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.
Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.
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