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Telecommunications Technology (Master's)

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This master's concentration focuses on the key technologies that are at the center of today's rapid innovation in wireless networks and services. Wireless telecommunications networks are studied with an emphasis on the challenges and the approaches to deal with the immense explosion in wireless data traffic from devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and connected laptops, as well as broadband services like VOIP and mobile video. The wireless telecom industry is studied from standards, carrier, technology, and business perspectives. Beyond technology, you will also learn to apply project management best practices to meet the typical challenges faced by managers in today's fast-paced, complex and highly competitive global telecom industry. You’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze and design network solutions

  • Analyze the "triple play" convergence of voice, video, and data over wireless networks

  • Evaluate and apply best practices in network security

  • Create plans to manage global telecommunications projects

  • Evaluate next generation wireless networks and services

You’ll gain a practical knowledge of the leading standards and protocols, as well as the next generation all-IP technologies for network security, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.

To learn more about the Information and Communications Technology degree, visit the program overview page.

Required Courses

MS 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.

Elective Options - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

Elective 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.

Additional Further Study courses available, please see Design your custom plan for complete option of Further Study courses

Core Courses - 4 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.

Outlook 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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