Program Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology offers a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering Technology for students and professionals in telecommunications and communications management who are interested in understanding the technology involved in innovation of communication. The internet, mobile and wireless technology, fiber optics, and changes in policy and regulation are responsible for the rapid change and development of communications. In addition, students will study the usage of telecommunications systems to provide critical management services, including operational structure and environment of the industry, as well as strategic and financial management services.

Students will study topics involving telecommunication systems and the utilization of technology to manage communications. The curriculum consists of 36 credit hours of courses which includes telecommunications policy and issues, wireless infrastructure and policy, and fiber optic telecommunications technology.

Successful graduates of the telecommunications engineering technology program should be able to exhibit the ability to apply core information technology principles and practice, to work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems, and to to recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.

In addition, students will be expected to evaluate professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology, to apply software and system development techniques in the analysis and design of information systems, and to demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behavior in the development and deployment of information systems to meet organizational needs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Students must hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering technology, engineering, or a related degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1829, the private not-for-profit RIT initially served as a meeting hall for lectures and a library for the local community. Today, that community has expanded from a main campus in Rochester, NY to include two additional campuses, one in Eastern Europe and the other in Dubai.

    RIT offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Applied Science and Technology
    • Saunders College of Business
    • B. THomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
    • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
    • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
    • College of Science

    Realizing that education matters to many working professionals and adult students, RIT’s online program provides a wide array of choices ranging from master’s degrees to associate’s degrees and diploma programs.


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