Telecommunications

Name Title Credits School
TELE 110 Telecommunications Fundamentals 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A broad examination of fundamental concepts in telecommunications. Topics include a discussion on signal and channel bandwidth, digitization of voice (with emphasis on PCM), data transmission, analog and digital modulation techniques (AM, FM, PSK, FSK, etc.), multiplexing (FDM, TDM, T1 multiplexing, SONET and SDH), and switching (circuit, packet, and cell). The role of the Public Switched Telephone Network is also examined. An introduction to data networking is presented.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 161 or TMAT 135

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 165 Telecommunications Electrical Circuits 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course the Verizon Next Step students learn to analyze DC and AC passive circuits using the Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's laws, and Superposition. RC and RL circuits are analyzed for impedance and phase angles. Troubleshooting, analysis by computer simulation using simulation software, and telecommunication applications are stressed throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CTEC 201 and TMAT 155

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 170 Telecom Elect I 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 165.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TMAT 155.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

TELE 171 Introduction to Electronics 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course the Verizon Next Step students are taught the characteristics of amplifiers using op-amps with respect to amplification, dB, frequency response, and input and output impedance. Op-amp applications such as inverting and non-inverting amps, summing amps, and comparators are introduced with emphasis on the uses of these devices in the telecom industry. Electro-optical devices, such as LEDs, laser diodes, and photodiodes, are studied including their use by the telecom industry. Diodes and transistors are conceptually introduced. Transformers are introduced in connection with power supplies. Diodes are applied as switches in linear and switching power supplies. The frequency response of passive networks and amplifiers is measured. Cutoff frequencies, rolloff, bandwidth, and magnitude and phase are discussed and visualized via Bode plots. Troubleshooting and analysis by computer simulation software is stressed throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PHYS 165 and TELE 165

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 172 Electronic Systems for Telecommunications I 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The Verizon students practice the analysis and application of advanced electronic circuits as applied to the telecommunications industry. Topics include frequency response of filters, op-amps, oscillators, amplitude modulation, noise and LC circuits. Troubleshooting and analysis by computer simulation software is stressed throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PHYS 165 and TELE 165

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 180 Telecom I - Voice 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 165 and TELE 170.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TMAT 155.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

TELE 181 Telecommunications I 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The Verizon Next Step students will be introduced to the techniques, principles, and terminology of voice telecommunications. Public and private telecommunication networks will be examined. Telecommunication equipment, switching and transmission technology will be demonstrated. The frequency spectrum, modulation schemes and multiplexing techniques will be explored. Lectures and demonstrations will be employed. Laboratory exercises will be required.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 165.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TELE 171.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 182 Telecommunications I 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course is designed to train the Verizon students in the organization, architecture, setup, maintenance, hardware and software aspects of local area networks. Topics include an introduction to networks, types and characteristics of different network architectures and network topologies; intra and inter-network devices; network operating systems, peer-to-peer and client/server environments, LANsetup and maintenance, network printing; internal web server. A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 165.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TELE 172.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 210 Data Networking Fundamentals 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Topics discussed include the DTE to DCE physical connection (with emphasis on EIA-232), data link protocols (BISYNC, DDCMP, HDLC), the OSI reference model, LANs, MANs, LANinterconnection and the role of bridges and routers, X.25, TCP/IP, Frame Relay, SMDS, SNA, ISDN, SS7, BISDN, and enterprise networks. An introduction to traffic engineering is also provided.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 110, TMAT 155, and QANT 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 220 Applied Telecommunications 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
An overview of the fundamentals of the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and broadband ISDNarchitecture and protocols is presented. The Signaling System 7 (SS7) network structure and architecture is described. Packet switching, Frame Relay and the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) are introduced and compared. Network Management, an introduction to the Internet and traffic engineering are also covered.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TELE 210

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 270 Telecom Elect II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

TELE 271 Electronic Communication 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The Verizon Next Step students will be introduced to the analysis and application of advanced electronic circuits as applied to the telecommunications industry. Topics include frequency response of active filters, oscillators, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase locked loops, pulse modulation concepts, and introduction to television. Theoretical and hands-on troubleshooting of test circuits, and analysis by computer simulation is also covered.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 171

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 272 Electronic Systems for Telecommunications II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The Verizon students practice the analysis and application of advanced electronic circuits as applied to the telecommunications industry. Topics include frequency modulation, communication: techniques, digital, wired, and wireless, transmission lines, antennas, and fiber optics. Troubleshooting and analysis by computer simulation software is stressed throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 172

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 275 Tele Dig Elect I 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 170 and TMAT 155

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

TELE 276 Digital Systems for Telecommunications I 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course the Verizon Next Step students are introduced to topics in hardware and systems as used in the telecommunications industry. Digital and electrical circuits are explored. Binary numbers systems as applied to telecommunications equipment are discussed. Students will explore hardware to the modular level. Students will demonstrate and simulate digital circuits.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CTEC 201 and TMAT 135

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 280 Telc Dig Elec II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits:

TELE 281 Digital Systems for Telecommunications II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course the Verizon Next Step students will be introduced to the hardware and software of the personal computer. The course will cover managing and supporting Windows, Configuration, customization, maintenance and troubleshooting. Students will connect a personal computer to a network and install and setup a printer. An optional topic would cover Home Technology Integration including surveillance and home automation. The course is composed of lecture and in-class demonstrations.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 276

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 285 Telecommunications II - Data 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


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TELE 286 Telecommunications II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course is designed to train students in the organization, architecture, setup, hardware and software aspects of interconnecting local area networks (LANs). Topics include: introduction to networks, types and characteristics of different network architectures and network topologies, intra and inter-network devices, network operating systems, peer-to-peer and client/server environments, LANset up and maintenance, network printing, and internal web servers. A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 181 and TELE 281.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TELE 271.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 287 Telecommunications II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course will cover the basics of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems. Topics include: an overview of TCP/IP networks with a focus on VoIP; an introduction to VoIP; Quality of service (QoS); VoIP system components; VoIP protocols and VoIP protocol analysis; VoIP architecture and VoIP codec. A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 182 and TELE 281.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: TELE 271.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 290 Telecommunications III - LANs 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course is for students in the Bell Atlantic Next Step program. An introduction to the technology and terminology of Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) will be presented. The topologies, transmission media, network interfaces, and the access methods will be examined. Shared resources and interconnecting of LANs will be explored. Lectures, interactive learning, and demonstrations will be employed. Laboratory exercises will be required. This course makes extensive use of computer simulations and communications both in and out of the classroom: use of a laptop computer is required.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 280 and TELE 285

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 291 Telecommunications III 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course is the continuation of Telecommunications II. The Verizon Next Step students are introduced to the organization, architecture, setup, hardware and software aspects of interconnecting local and wide area networks (WANs). Topics include: introduction to intra and inter-network devices, network operating systems, client/server environments, LAN/WANsetups, network printing, and internal web server. A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 286

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 292 Telecommunications III 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course covers the organization, architecture, setup, hardware and software aspects of networked video delivery systems. Topics include: video transport; compression; packet transport; multicasting; content ownership and security; transport security; IPTV-IP video to the home; video file transfer; VPN's and home-office video links. A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 287

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 295 Telecom IV 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences


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TELE 296 Telecommunications IV 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A survey of current and emerging technologies in Telecommunications will be presented. Lectures, interactive learning. Demonstrations, and site visits will be employed.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 291

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 297 Telecommunications IV 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A survey of current and emerging technologies in Telecommunications will be presented. Lectures, interactive learning, demonstrations, and hands-on work will be employed.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 291

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4

TELE 310 Telecommunications Law and Policy 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The domestic and international regulatory framework of telecommunications including telephone, broad casting, cable and private radio is discussed. Historical, economic and legal aspects of telecommunications regulation will be included. First Amendment rights, privacy, copyright, antitrust, contract and product liability, and developing areas such as satellite communications networks and integrated services digital networks (ISDN) are presented.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 110

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 321 Cellular and Wireless Technologies 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The fundamental concepts of wireless networks, physical layer (air interface) issues and cell planning are introduced. Access technologies, including FDMA, TDMA and CDMA, in Cellular Systems, first Generation Cellular Systems (AMPS), and second Generation Digital Systems are also discussed. The course concludes with coverage of paging systems and satellite communications.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 110

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 330 High Speed Information Networks 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The application, architecture, and protocols of high speed information networks are examined along with their unique challenges and opportunities. Included in this examination are frame relay networks, BISDN/ATM, high speed LANs and MANs, and the emerging user applications in this environment.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 110

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 340 Advanced Topics in Telecommunications 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This seminar-based course will examine emerging trends in telecommunications and networking. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 220

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 345 LANand Internetworking 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The interconnection of dissimilar data networks to provide users with access to network resources from anywhere at anytime is discussed. The role of the Internet and intranets is examined along with the internetworking devices: routers, bridges, and gateways. Important internetworking protocols are discussed and their application is examined. Selected user applications made possible by this environment will be presented.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 220

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 350 Telecommunications Project 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This capstone course will focus on the analysis of a telecommunications system from an economic or managerial point of view. The work will require a written and oral proposal, followed by periodic progress reports (oral and written). The project will culminate in a document suitable for publication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

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TELE 410 Advanced Cellular and Wireless Systems 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Cellular and wireless systems are reviewed. Fixed Wireless Systems such as wireless local loop (WLL), wireless LANS (802.11) and packet data over wireless are discussed. Evolution of second Generation Cellular Systems to packet based technologies (GPRS and EDGE) is presented. Third Generation Systems (3G) are introduced.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 321

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 420 Internetworking Technology I 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Commonly used networking terminology and topologies, fundamental network devices, and internetworking fundamentals are covered. The OSI model and local area network (LAN) protocols are discussed. Network components such as repeaters, hubs, bridges, routers and switches will be used in basic network design.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take TELE 210 and one course in this group: CTEC 204 or CTEC 205

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 430 Internetworking Technology II 3.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The design, configuration, and maintenance of switches, local area networks (LANs), virtual local area networks (VLANs) and wide area networks (WANs) are covered. Advanced router configurations, network management and security are also discussed. Working on a class project provides critical hands-on experience.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 420

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

TELE 431 Internetworking Technology II 4.00 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The design, configuration and maintenance of switches, local area networks (LANs), virtual local area networks (VLANs) and wide area networks (WANs) are covered. Advanced router configurations, network management and security are also discussed. Working on a class project provides critical hands-on experience. Lectures followed by lab sessions.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: TELE 420

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4