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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Network Technology, MS



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Program Coordinator: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037; chout@ecu.edu)

Contact Information by Concentration Area:

  • Computer Networking Management: John Pickard (205 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9646 pickardj@ecu.edu)
  • Digital Communications Technology: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037; chout@ecu.edu)
  • Information Security: Peng Li (119-C Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9669; lipeng@ecu.edu)
  • Web Technologies: Erol Ozan (116-C Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9667; ozang@ecu.edu)

The master of science in network technology is designed to serve the needs of students who possess baccalaureate degrees in networking technology-oriented disciplines. Students take a common set of courses and select one of four concentrations: computer networking management, digital communications technology, information security, or web technologies. The program emphasizes advanced applications in computer networking such as network infrastructure management, networked systems design, network security, and technical problem solving in technology-driven organizations.

The program requires a minimum of 30 s.h. as follows:

2. Concentrations - 12 s.h.


(Choose one of the following.)

Computer Networking Management


Courses in this concentration emphasize advanced technologies used in the design, implementation, administration, monitoring, optimization, and maintenance of data communication and computer networking systems in industry.

Digital Communications Technology


Courses in this concentration emphasize a broad understanding of communication theory and practice in the transmission of digital data, including signal generation, conditioning, transmission, error detection and correction, and the underlying technologies used to retrieve, process, store, and analyze data in organizations.

Information Security


Courses in this concentration prepare students to design, deploy, manage, and apply techniques of securing and protecting the integrity and availability of information systems and communication networks in governmental, private, and non-profit organizations.

Web Technologies


Courses in this concentration prepare students to design, analyze, configure, implement, and operate web services, computer networks, multimedia objects, data storage systems, and interactive web components for governmental, private, and non-profit organizations.

3. Options - 3-6 s.h.


(Choose one of the following.)

Thesis option (3 s.h.)


The student writes a thesis and presents a seminar based on the thesis research. The thesis proposal and the subsequent thesis must be approved by the student’s advisor and the committee composed of three technology systems faculty members.

Practicum option (3 s.h.)


The student writes a practicum report and presents a seminar based on the report. The practicum project proposal and the subsequent report must be approved by the student’s advisor and the committee composed of three technology systems faculty members.

Nonthesis option (6 s.h.)


The student’s advisor, the graduate program director, and the chair must approve the electives and student’s course of study.

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