Computer Networking

Master of Science in Engineering – Computer Networking

Area Director: Prof M. Gerla, gerla@cs.ucla.edu

Description: Three undergraduate elective courses complement the basic background of the undergraduate CS degree with concepts in security, sensors and wireless communications. The Graduate courses expose the students to key applications and research areas in the network and distributed systems field. They probe different applications domains, including: wireless mobile networks, security, network management, distributed P2P systems, and multimedia applications. From this selection, a total of nine courses are required for the M.S. degree, including a minimum of five graduate courses.

Degree Requirements: At least nine courses are required (36 Units), of which at least Five must be graduate courses at the 200 level (excluding ENGR 299 Capstone Project course), and meet Comprehensive Exam Requirement.

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:

Breath Requirements (Can waived if taken as an undergraduate, i.e. you may select alternative courses):

CS 111, CS 112 or (EE 131A), CS 118

Required Graduate Courses

CS 211, CS 236, CS 213B, CS 217A , CS 218, CS 217B, CS 219, CS 268

Recommended Elective Courses

EE 132B, EE 230B, EE 231E

Electives

The remaining courses may be selected from the above or from any CS or EE Department courses.  Courses from other departments may be used with approval of the area director.

Comprehensive Exam Requirement

Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement in two ways: Choose (1 option below)

Option 1:

Take and Pass ENGR 299 Capstone Project course.

Option 2:

Take and pass three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.

Thesis Plan

NONE

Time-to-Degree

Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.