Telecommunications Engineering

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered


  • M.S.


Areas of Study
  • High-Speed and Broadband Computer Communications Networks
  • Optical Communications Networks
  • Wireless and Satellite Communications
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Contacts for Telecommunications Engineering

Graduate Chair

Dr. Hamid Sharif


Graduate Support Staff

Teresa Ryans

Campus Address

PKI 200C

1110S. 67th St.

Omaha NE 68182-0572

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Telecommunications Engineering in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s):
    - Domestic Applicants:  None
    - International Applicants:  GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals and objectives

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Telecommunications Engineering
Fall: April 15 Spring: October 15


The College of Engineering offers a Master of Science in telecommunications engineering. This graduate program provides advanced education and research to develop breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise in the engineering of telecommunication networks and systems.

This University of Nebraska-Lincoln program is housed in Omaha, Nebraska at the Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology, and Engineering (PKI) which is approximately 50 minutes from the Lincoln campus. Students, however, may take some of the courses through the electrical engineering and computer science departments on the Lincoln campus.

The partnership with PKI provides graduate students unique opportunities for both academic and career exploration. Specialized state-of-the-art laboratories and computer facilities are available including optical, wireless, and telecommunications laboratories; IBM supercomputer facilities; and high speed connections to Internet2 and AccessGrid.

For admission to this program, a student must have a bachelor of science in computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other areas may be admitted to the master's degree program with the requirement of additional course work to eliminate the deficiencies.

Courses and More

Students in Telecommunications Engineering are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and research

Bing Chen
Passive Solar Research; Solar Energy; Robotics; Control System
Song Ci
Wireless Data Networks; Intelligent Network Management; Multimodal Sensor Networks; System Modeling and Optimization; Green Computing; Battery Power Management; Cognitive Networks; Cyber-Enabled E-Healthcare
Won Mee Jang
Self-Encoded Multiple Access Systems; Wireless Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding
Lim Nguyen
Self-Encoded Spread Spectrum and Multiple Access; Optical Code Division Multiplexing; Low-Coherence Fiber Optics; Transform Techniques; Wireless Communications; Optical Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding; Channel Coding
Dongming Peng
Digital Signal Processing; Computer Architecture; Parallel Computing; Wireless Sensor Networks; Image Processing; Multimedia Security; Cross Layer Design
Hamid Sharif
High Speed Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; Real-Time Video Content Processing and Indexing; Wireless Communications; Computer Architecture; Microprocessor and Embedded Microcontroller Systems

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