Spring 2010 Class Schedule: Additional Information

You may have seen it already: the schedule for the upcoming Spring semester was published today. You can go to Patriotweb, see the schedule, and plan your course selection for the Spring semester. A few courses merit further explanation as they are either new or offered in a revised format. Read the full story for important information about additional courses that can be used to meet the elective core requirement, a new high-end networking course, a combined version of TCOM 509/29, and the introduction of distance education courses.

Careers With Most Job Growth

Demand for Telecommunications Network Engineer is projected to grow a whopping 53 percent between 2006 and 2016. Traditionally hired to control and maintain power grids and communications for phone and cable companies, telecommunications network engineers are seeing demand from potential employers rise with the demand for Wi-Fi, broadband and other new technologies.

Welcome New TCOM Students

The faculty and staff of the MS in Telecommunications program welcome our new students. We wish you great success in your studies and hope that you will find our program academically challenging and a catalyst for your career. For your reference, the transparencies from the New Student Orientation on August 26 are attached.

LAW 181 Enrollment Information Available for the Fall 2009 Semester

LAW 181 is one of Elective Core courses for the TCOM program. This course is offered by the Law School at Mason's Arlington Campus during the Fall semester.  Consequently, the registration process is different from that for other TCOM courses.  This Fall 2009 semester, this course is taught during the day time. To enroll use the registration form provided by the law school.
Those students interested in legal aspects of Telecommunications may also consider a course on Intellectual Property Strategies that will be offered in the Spring semester. That course can be used to meet the elective core requirement, i.e., as a substitute for LAW 181 in the curriculum. More information on this course will be provided as the Spring semester approaches.

Two Fall 2009 Courses Expand Options for TCOM Students

In the upcoming Fall semester, the MS in Telecommunications program will offer two courses that have not been part of the regular course offerings in the recent past. A completely revamped TCOM 547 Telecommunications Project Management will focus on the many facets of managing a task as complex as a wireless systems launch; students can use this course to meet the program's elective core requirement. Additionally, a course on IP Multicasting will be offered under the course number TCOM 690 Advanced Topics in Telecommunications; this course can be used as an elective towards the ANPT certificate.

Fastest Growing Occupation: Network Systems and Data Communications

According to the most recent data published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts is projected to be the fastest growing occupation over the next decade. Employment in this occupation is projected to grow by more than 53% until 2016. Moreover income in this occupation will continue to be in the highest quartile.

Information for Students who would Like to Transfer to the CFRS Program

The M.S. in Computer and Forensics program (CFRS) will be kicked off this coming Fall 2009 semester, as many of you know.  Some TCOM students already mentioned their interest to transfer to the CFRS program. Thus, this advises you how to transfer to the new program should you wish to.  Please follow the instructions below carefully, especially the deadline. 

Professors Jeremy Allnutt and Scott Tran Honored by the Volgenau School with Outstanding Teaching Awards

Professor Jeremy Allnutt, the former director of the Telecommunications Graduate Program, received the Outstanding Teaching award for 2009. In addition, Professor Scott Tran, a long-time adjunct professor in Telecommunications, was honored with the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. Both were recognized at the Volgenau School's Spring Gala.

Professor Sachdev Inducted Into Society of Satellite Professionals International Hall of Fame

On March 25, 2009, Professor DK Sachdev was inducted into the Society of Sattelite Professionals International Hall of Fame. Along with four other inductees, Prof. Sachdev's career achievements were honored.

New TCOM Website Launched

The updated and redesigned website or the Graduate Programs in Telecommunications is now on-line. The site is aiming to keep current students up-to-date about the degree requirements and course offerings. It also provides prospective students with essential facts and information about the Telecommunications program and helps our alumni to stay connected.