Computer Systems & Networking Concentration

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Graduate Studies Concentration in
Computer Systems & Networking

Students in the Computer Systems & Networking (CSN) concentration focus on research and coursework in computer architecture and parallel systems, optimizing and parallelizing compilers, design and test of high-performance digital and analog VLSI circuits, wired and mobile wireless networking, computer program optimization, as well as emerging CSN theories and applications. The CSN concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the CSN concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

CPEG 651 – Computer Networks II 3 Credits
CPEG 652 – Principles of Parallel Computer Architecture 3 Credits
ELEG 662 – Digital System Seminar (each semester) 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

CPEG 621 – Compiler Design 3 Credits
CPEG 622 – Embedded Systems Hardware/Software Co-Design 3 Credits
CPEG 624 – Analog Integrated Circuit Design 3 Credits
CPEG 655 – High-Performance Computing with Commodity Hardware 3 Credits
CPEG 657 – Search and Data Mining 3 Credits
CPEG 660 – Introduction to VLSI Systems 3 Credits
CPEG 673 – Cloud Computing and Security 3 Credits
ELEG 852 – Advanced Topics in Computing Systems 3 Credits
CPEG 853 – Computer System Reliability 3 Credits

General Requirements

Students must also complete the general degree requirements as detailed in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Policy and University Catalog. These requirements include credit requirements and, for Ph.D. and thesis option MSECE students, the carrying out of research and completion of a dissertation/thesis.