About the Telecommunications Engineering Graduate Program

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program at UTDallas offers a master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in telecommunications engineering to engineers who wish to continue their education.  As an interdisciplinary program, students are prepared for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems.

Our master’s degree program has been carefully designed for students to gain breadth of knowledge in software and hardware of telecommunications, network theory and technology. It is flexible enough for students to specialize in the area of their choice. Meanwhile, our doctoral degree program prepares individuals to perform original, leading-edge research in a variety of subfields of telecommunication engineering such as advanced networks, optical/wireless systems, data communications and fault-tolerant computing; in preparation for academic career or research and development positions in high-technology industries..

Why join the Telecommunications Engineering Graduate Program at UTDallas?
Our graduate engineering school is ranked #3 among public schools in Texas according to the 2020 US News & World Report Rankings.  Because of our strong collaborative programs with Dallas-area high-technology companies, students get an education tailored for professional practice in telecommunications engineering. Courses offered are taught by a large number of teaching Faculty who are also engaged in research; many have professional experience in industry.


The mission of the Telecommunications Engineering degrees program is to provide excellent education in modern communications networks and systems. Our graduates are highly qualified for rewarding and successful careers in a diverse range of telecommunications engineering fields.


Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering Program

Students seeking a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering must complete 33 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate; (five core courses and six electives). Each student must complete six elective courses, four of which must come from the recommended engineering and computer science electives. Two free electives can be graduate courses offered by the Erik Jonsson School.



Doctor of Philosophy in Telecommunications Engineering Program

Students seeking a Doctor of Philosophy in Telecommunications Engineering must complete minimum 75 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate. Some of our research areas includes digital signal processing, digital communications, modulation and coding, electromagnetic-wave propagation, fiber and integrated optics, lasers, wireless communications, mobile IP, wireless multimedia, DWDM networks, QoS assurance protocols, network design and optimization, telecommunications software, performance of systems, ad-hoc and PCS wireless networks, network security and high speed protocols, fault-tolerant computing and parallel processing.



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Mailing Address: ECE Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. EC33, TX 75080, USA

Associate Department Head for Graduate Program Head: Jeong Bong (JB) Lee
Graduate Program Information: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2139
Office: ECSN 2.7 Suite
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