National University




Master of Science in Wireless Communication

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mohammad Amin

The Master of Science in Wireless Communications (MSWC) program is a professional degree that integrates communication techniques, problem solving strategies, simulation skills and mathematical foundations with hands-on training required to solve real world problems in telecommunications.

The program is designed for professionals and managers to facilitate the learning and application of skills in the field of wireless communications. The program uses a distinctive and challenging curriculum that emphasizes multidisciplinary knowledge and integrates theory through applications and design concepts.

Classes combine lectures, case and hands-on studies, individual and team projects, research papers and participant presentations.

Careers

With National s MSWC program, faculty, students, and employers will be assured that our graduates are proficient in analytical, technical and critical thinking skills, they have a sense of professionalism, and are instilled with a strong set of values essential for success in the wireless communications field. This program reflects current and future industry needs, and graduates from the MSWC program are trained and prepared to assume a leadership role in the field.

The MSWC arms students with the tools necessary to achieve professional success in both theoretical and practical aspects of communication fields. Graduates are equipped to seek employment in research organizations, computer centers, or wireless communications businesses and enterprises. This program also prepares students for further education in wireless communications enabling graduates to pursue Ph.D. studies, if they desire.

Admission Requirements

It is assumed that candidates seeking admission to the program possess a baccalaureate degree in engineering, engineering technology, or physical/computational science from an accredited university.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate wireless networking, protocols, architectures, and standards to the development and design of wireless communication systems.
  2. Evaluate and select the appropriate kinds of coding and decoding schemes for constructing, detecting and filtering wireless communications signals.
  3. Build security into wireless communications systems and contrast ethical and legal issues in the global telecommunications industry.
  4. Plan, integrate and implement multiple types of Second (2G) and Third Generation (3G) wireless networks.
  5. Create strategic analysis software and tools to develop wireless, networks and service plans.
  6. Develop simulation models of the radio components of wireless systems using MATLAB, SIMULINK and its communication tools.
  7. Evaluate and forecast economic impact of continually advancing technologies on wireless service, equipment, application providers, and consumers.
  8. Conduct research into a specific wireless communication topic, including finding and integrating relevant research results of others.
  9. Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to analyze and synthesize wireless communications concepts, project management principles, and ethical standards.

Requirements

(16 courses; 72 quarter units)

The MSWC program requires the completion of 54-quarter units of graduate course work. Where appropriate, a maximum of 13.5 quarter units of graduate work completed at another accredited institution may be transferred to meet stated requirements in the program if the courses were not used in earning another degree. The degree program consists of ten courses plus the two part MSWC Masters Research Project. It is recommended that all courses be taken in sequence.

Program Prerequisites (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Students without a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering or in a closely related area must complete the following four courses:
Core Requirements (12 courses; 54 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):

Program Information

Online Education

This program is available online.