2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    Jun 16, 2021  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Telecommunication Networks, M.S

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Requirements for the Master of Science

Admission to a Master of Science in Telecommunication Networks requires an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering with a superior undergraduate record from an accredited institution. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. Applicants with comparable degrees in other fields are considered individually for admission. Generally, entering students must have a basic knowledge of computer fundamentals, such as programming in C++, data structures and computer architecture. NYU-Poly conditionally admits students with superior academic credentials who lack sufficient background, pending completion of several individually specified preparatory courses. These courses include CS 5303, Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving , and CS 5403, Data Structures and Algorithms . However, no credit is allowed for any preparatory courses toward this degree. Other preparatory courses may be required. In some cases, students are interviewed to determine the necessary preparatory courses they need. Successful completion with a GPA of 3.0 or better is required for transfer to regular status. Admission with advanced standing is accepted in accordance with NYU-Poly regulations published in this catalog. Students may transfer a maximum of 9 credits to the MS in Telecommunications Networks from previous graduate work at an acceptable institution. To satisfy the master’s degree requirements, students must complete a total of 30 credits as described below, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. In addition, a 3.0 average is required in core courses described in Group 1 and Group 2 below.

Students who have satisfactorily completed equivalent courses, as determined by the program director, may replace required courses in Group 1 and Group 2 with other courses, starting with the remaining Group 2 courses. For example, a student who previously took a course equivalent to EL 5373  will be required to take the remaining four courses in Group 2. A student who previously took two or more equivalent courses from Group 1 and 2 can replace these courses with advanced courses. Program-director permission is required for all substitutions.

Group 1 - Required Core Course: 3 Credits


Students who satisfactorily completed a course equivalent to EL 5363 —e.g., EE 136 , or otherwise as determined by the adviser—can replace this course by one from Group 2.


In certain rare circumstances, and with program-director approval, students may take other computer science and electrical engineering courses to fulfill the core requirement. Students may not take both CS 6843  and EL 5373 .

Group 3 - Project Requirement: 3 Credits

All Telecommunication Networks Program students are required to take a project course, either CS 6873 Project in Telecommunication Networks  or EL 9953 Advanced Projects I , depending on whether the project adviser teaches in the CS or ECE department. Before registering, students must obtain a project adviser and create an approved project plan. The project should be completed in one semester. After obtaining approval, students may substitute the required 3-credit project with a 6-credit MS thesis. The extra 3 thesis credits will count toward the program elective in Group 4.

MG graduate courses:

Relevant management-department graduate courses can be taken with approval from the program director. No more than two MG courses can be counted toward the MSTN degree.

Total credits needed for degree: 30 credits


Descriptions of electrical engineering, computer science and management courses can be found in this catalog’s Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Technology Management program sections. Information about Graduate Certificate in Telecommunication Network Management can be found in the Electrical Engineering program section.

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