Network Communications Degree Plan - College of Technology - University of Houston
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Degree Plan Network Communications, M.S.

Degree Plan Information for 2021-2022 Academic Year


The Master of Science in Engineering Technology (ET) is a STEM-qualifying degree that offers specializations in Biotechnology (BTEC), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), Computational Health Informatics (CHI), and Network Communications (NECO). The Engineering Technology master's degree examines current issues in technology, project management, and experimental design and data analysis.

The Biotechnology specialization emphasizes bioprocessing, protein engineering, computational biology, and federal regulations, and is designed to prepare individuals to conduct or supervise research and development in biotechnology or medical fields. This is a highly inter-and multi-disciplinary degree with the flexibility to allow students to tailor the coursework to meet their individual career goals.

The Computational Health Informatics specialization is a highly interdisciplinary degree that prepares the next generation of engineers for a career in the technological transformation of healthcare. This specialization places specific emphasis on mobile computing, medical imaging and instrumentation, wearable sensors, multimodal data mining, and information security as applied to healthcare delivery. Driven by a strong market demand, the program is designed to provide students with a solid background in analytical methodologies, computational tools, devices, physiological modeling and simulation, and biomedical devices relevant to healthcare applications for detecting diseases, assisting with treatment, and monitoring efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

The Network Communication specialization builds upon ETAC and ABET-accredited bachelor's degree programs in computer science, electronic, or electrical engineering technology, and related fields and provides an advanced knowledge of computer networks with a diverse set of courses in networking fundamentals, security, network management, protocols, programming, and algorithms. Furthermore, application areas such as optical networking, sensor networks, smart grid, mobile computing, and wireless networks are also available. Advanced applied research opportunities provide an enriching academic experience. Additionally, the program encourages practical experiences through industry partnerships. Our graduates fill vital engineering management and supervisory roles in every industry where networking technologies are essential, including energy, chemical, healthcare, telecommunications and aerospace.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology specialization builds upon ABET- accredited mechanical bachelor's degrees and related fields, providing students with highly developed expertise in the design and analysis of mechanical systems. This specialization provides an integrated multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare individuals with practical and theoretical skills in technology that focus on applied mechanical engineering. This relationship facilitates the translation of research findings to meet current industry needs. With state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, the MET specialization offers courses and cutting-edge research experiences in several applied areas including instrumentation and measurement, biomedical systems, advanced materials design, manufacturing, systems integration, oil and gas applications, and energy.

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