About the Program

The Telecommunications Engineering Program is interdisciplinary, requiring a blend of knowledge from electrical engineering, computer science and economics/policy. The telecommunications engineering program focuses on providing excellent education in modern communications networks and systems, preparing students for outstanding careers in telecommunications, data communications, network architecture, and wireless and optical networking. Training is provided for both academically oriented students and students with professional goals in many business, industrial or governmental occupations requiring advanced knowledge of telecommunications, network theory and technology. A comprehensive program of evening courses is offered which enables part-time students to obtain their master’s or Ph.D. degree or to select individual courses of interest.  

The M.S. degree program has been carefully designed for students to gain breadth of knowledge, and it is flexible enough for students to specialize in the area of their choice. Students who have earned a B.S. degree may apply to the M.S. degree program.

The Ph.D. program is available for highly qualified students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. immediately after completing a B.S. degree. Students who have earned an M.S. degree may apply to the Ph.D. program.

The mission of the Telecommunications Engineering degrees program is to provide excellent education in modern communications networks and systems.

BS Telecommunications Engineering Program Educational Objectives

BS Telecommunications Engineering Student Outcomes



The Jonsson school carries out a broad range of study and research in telecommunications, addressing all phases of this field. The school has active programs in:

  • Classical network design and optimization
  • Research in the construction of all-optic networks
  • Photonic components
  • Optical transmission, including nonlinear optics
  • Traffic engineering
  • Internet protocol design and traffic analysis
  • Ad hoc networking
  • Wireless networks and components
  • Modulation, coding and transmission for wireless applications
  • Multimedia system design and analysis
  • Mobile networking and computing, including mobile IP
  • Solid-state circuit work in support of wireless systems, including the use of MEMS and development of very low power digital circuitry
  • Operating system work in support of network-enabled computing
  • Source encoding and data compression, including image processing for medical and seismic applications
  • High-performance parallel computing, hardware and algorithms
  • Development of computer design tools to support numerous aspects of telecommunications system design and analysis



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Contact ECE

Mailing Address: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS: EC33 ECSN Suite 4.7 The University of Texas at Dallas 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX 75080, USA Department Phone • 972-883-6755

Department Head
Lawrence J. Overzet
Associate Department Heads
Aria Nosratinia
Jeong-Bong Lee
Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir

Graduate Program
Program Information: [email protected]
Office: ECSN 2.7
Phone: 972-883-2139
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