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ENTS622
Introduction to Digital Communication Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program; or permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENTS622 or ENTS689B.
Formerly: ENTS689B.
Principles of analog and digital communication systems design. Analysis of the performance and relative merits of different modulation and demodulation, signal processing, filtering and error control schemes in communication systems. Also provides an understanding of the design of modern digital communication systems.
ENTS625
Management and Organizational Behavior in the Telecommunications Industry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Roles of the general manager in: determining target markets and designing strategies for them; formulating and implementing corporate and business level strategies; and staffing, developing, and managing human resources and coordinating them with the organization's financial and physical resources. Also emphasizes the building of interpersonal skills with respect to the selection of members for work teams and team formation, leadership of teams toward the achievement of strategic goals and total quality, the development and motivation of team members, and the evaluation of team and individual performance.
Restricted to ENTS majors. All non-major students will need to obtain department permission.
ENTS629A
ENTS630
The Economics of International Telecommunications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
Basic microeconomic principles used by telecommunications firms, including supply and demand, elasticity, costs, productivity, pricing, market structure and competitive implications of alternative market structures. Market failures and government intervention. Public policy processes affecting business operations.
Restricted to ENTS majors. All non-major students will need to obtain department permission.
ENTS632
Telecommunications Marketing Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
Topics covered include strategic marketing, sales and customer service challenges confronting organizations in the computer, communications and media industries. The course also addresses volatile technology, regulatory and competitive environments as a backdrop to strategic planning and management in the marketing domain.
Restricted to ENTS majors. All non-major students will need to obtain department permission. Click here for more course information.
ENTS635
Decision Support Methods for Telecommunication Managers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
The aim of this course is to introduce management science techniques for informed decision making. Topics covered can include data analysis and regression, optimization models and applications (workforce scheduling, manufacturing, network design, facility location), sensitivity analysis, decision trees, risk analysis and business simulation models. Emphasis will be on telecommunications managerial problems, model development and the use of software packages for decision support.
Restricted to ENTS majors. All non-major students will need to obtain department permission. Click here for more course information.
ENTS640
Networks and Protocols I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
An overview of design issues and the important industry standards for digital communications networks. This includes protocols, data communications technologies, error correction and detection, congestion control, traffic routing, Local Area Network (LAN) protocols, TCP/IP, and some security issues.
ENTS641
Networks and Protocols II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENTS640.
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
Techniques for the specification, design, analysis, verification and testing of communication protocols are discussed. The course includes detailed discussion on routing protocols in the Internet. This includes Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enchanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP). Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4).
ENTS649B
ENTS649C
Special Topics in Networking; Internet of Things - Systems and Protocols
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS653
AWS/PCS System Implementation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
Engineering issues associated with designing and deploying a AWS/PCS cellular wireless communications system in the current world environment will be examined. The course will focus on implementation issues such as the impact of real world concerns on the deployment strategy and the use of good engineering practice to overcome obstacles. Students will create and modify mock deployments using professional tools for cell planning and interference analysis. Students will also be exposed to drive testing tools and concepts for migration to future technologies.
ENTS657
Satellite Communication Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENTS657 or ENTS689S.
Formerly: ENTS689S.
An examination of satellite telecommunication systems with an emphasis on the mobile satellite systems (MSS). Topics will include a historical perspective, orbital mechanics and constellations, choice of orbital parameters, propagations considerations, link budgets, interference issues and other obstacles, and existing and proposed mobile satellite systems. It will also look at some of the business aspects such as the cost of deploying and maintaining these systems.
An examination of satellite telecommunication systems with an emphasis on the mobile satellite systems (MSS). Topics will include a historical perspective, orbital mechanics and constellations, choice of orbital parameters, propagations considerations, link budgets, interference issues and other obstacles, and existing and proposed mobile satellite systems. It will also look at some of the business aspects such as the cost of deploying and maintaining these systems.
ENTS669B
Special Topics in Computing; Distributed Systems in a Virtual Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS669E
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Computing; Statistical Pattern Recognition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of the instructor.

The goal is to introduce mathematical pattern analysis and recognition. Emphasis is given to parametric and non-parametric statistical pattern recognition methods and clustering with applications to speech, image and video recognition.
ENTS673
Project Management for Telecommunications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: ENTS689P.
Introduces modiern project management. Begins with an overview and expands into Adaptive and Extreme project management. The focus then shifts to the individual skills required to be an effective project manager, such as time management, leadership and motivation. Once skills of the individual have been addressed, social networks and how they impact project management are examined.
Restricted to ENTS majors. All non-major students will need to obtain department permission. Click here for more course information.
ENTS689A
Special Topics in Telecommunications; Algorithms and Data Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS689F
Special Topics in Telecommunications; Fundamentals of Wireless LANs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS689K
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Telecommunications; Telecommunications Entrepreneurial Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Department permission required.
ENTS689N
Special Topics in Telecommunications; Network Programming
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS699K
Independent Study in Telecommunications; Advanced Studies on Modern Wireless Networks and Technologies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS699L
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Telecommunications; Independent Studies: LTE Network Protocols Testing EquipmentLab
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENTS653 or ENTS656; and permission of instructor.
ENTS749B
Advanced Topics in Networking; Software-Defined Networking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS749D
Advanced Topics in Networking; Network Design and Configuration Lab
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS759D
Advanced Topics in Communications; Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Small Cells
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisites: ENTS656 or ENTS653.