Advanced Telecommunication Systems Engineering

Course #EC4725

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Studies the engineering of communication transport networks, presenting basic concepts in conventional telephony and traffic engineering such as blockage, availability, dimensioning and survivability. The public switched network (PSTN), mobile switched networks (MSN) and public land mobile networks (PLMN) are discussed. The Signaling System No.7 (SS7) architecture for the PSTN is presented along with a variety of transport technologies including the Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/ Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH). Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is also examined. Voice over IP (VoIP) and its associated signaling protocol, the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), is examined. Skype is used as a case study. VoIP vulnerabilities are also discussed. Cellular telecommunications standards, including GSM/2G, GPRS, UMTS/3G, LTE/4G and 5G are studied. Security measures for different telecommunications standards are also discussed. Concludes with a discussion of Network Management Systems.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 295


  • EC3710
  • CS3502
  • EC3795
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

  •  18 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

    Winter break

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