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Courses - Spring 2018
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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.
ENTS629B
Special Topics in Cybersecurity; Cryptography and Network Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to ENTS majors.
ENTS629C
Special Topics in Cybersecurity; Fundamentals of IT Systems Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to ENTS majors.
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.
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.
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-majors will need to obtain department permission.
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).
ENTS656
Introduction to Cellular Communication Networks
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Concepts and techniques involved in wireless digital communications wit emphasis on cellular and PCS systems. Properties of Mobile radio channels; intersymbol interference, multipath, and fading effects; interleaving and diversity; multiple access schemes (TDMA, FDMA, CDMA); interuser interference, traffic issues, and cell capacity; power control strategies; frequency reuse and channel assignment; handoff, paging, and location update; cell layout; introduction to cellular and PCS standards.
Restricted to ENTS majors.
ENTS659M
Special Topics in Communications; Intelligent Wireless Technologies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS669B
Special Topics in Computing; Distributed Systems in a Virtual Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS670
Introduction to Business and Enterpreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Telecommunications (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: ENTS670 or ENTS689J.
This is a fundamental course that provides a broad introduction to various business issues faced by any small business or starup. Course instructors present the key issues involved in outlining a clear value proposition and profitable business model, managing and monitoring finances, developing a winning team, addressing legal considerations, executing on operations including marketing sales, manufacturing and service.
ENTS749A
Advanced Topics in Networking; Network Traffic and Application Performance Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS749D
Advanced Topics in Networking; Network Design and Configuration Lab
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to ENTS majors.
ENTS759A
Advanced Topics in Communications; 3G/4G Wireless Networks and Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENTS759B
Advanced Topics in Communications; Wireless OFDM Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENTS622. Restricted to ENTS majors.
ENTS759E
Advanced Topics in Communications; Design and Planning of Next Generation of Cellular Infrastructure
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud