Telecommunications and Networking Concentration-Carnegie Mellon University Africa - Carnegie Mellon University

Telecommunications and Networking Concentration

The Telecommunication and networking concentration is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of telecommunications systems and networks. Students graduating from this concentration should be able to design, maintain and operate telecommunications systems and networks.  This concentration includes courses in telecommunication systems and networks as well as telecommunication management and policy. 

What skills will the student accquire?

Upon completing this concentration, the students should be able to  

  • Design and analyze a telecommunication system and/or network
  • Build, maintain and operate telecommunications/wireless networks
  • Explain and analyze business and economics of telecommunications networks
  • Analyze operations of telecommunications systems and networks and detect failures
  • Optimize telecommunications/wireless systems and networks’ operations
  • Evaluate the telecommunication policies and propose how to improve policies/regulations

What kind of jobs can students expect after graduation?

  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Networks engineer ( e.g., for mobile service providers , regulation authority or other government organization)
  • Network architects ( e.g., for mobile service providers, organization with private networks)
  • Telecommunication system designer ( e.g., telecommunication manufacturer or equipment provider)
  • Telecommunication or ICT policy agent (e.g. working for the government, e.g., ICT ministry, telecoms services provider or international organizations)

Recommended Courses

Course

Units

04-641

Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks

12

04-635

Introduction to Info Security

12

04-644 

Wireless Networks

12

04-801/F1

Wireless Systems Lab

6

95-705

Telecommunications Management

12

18-859/RW

Telecommunication Policy in developing countries

6