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

ELEG 651 – Computer Networking Communications 3 Credits
ELEG 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 – Computer Systems Design II 3 Credits
CPEG 660 – Introduction to VLSI Systems 3 Credits
ELEG 653 – Computer System Security 3 Credits
ELEG 654 – Sensor & Data Wireless Networks 3 Credits
CPEG/ELEG 655 – High-Performance Computing w/ Commodity Hardware 3 Credits
CPEG/ELEG 657 – Search Engine Technology 3 Credits
ELEG 819 – Topics in Networking I 3 Credits
ELEG 820 – Topics in Networking II 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.