MS in Telecommunication & Networks


The Master of Science in Telecommunication and Networking at Iqra University is designed for professionals currently in the fields of telecommunications and networking who either wish to enhance their technical skills and credentials, or to make a transition to the area of telecommunications and networking. The degree of Master of Science in Telecommunication and networking is offered by the Department of Computing and Technology is designed according to international standards of curriculum in this field. The whole program consists of 33 credit hours, however, the number of credit hours may be more in case students have not completed 4 year engineering education after F.Sc/A-Level.

Admission Requirements
All candidates are required to submit an application for admission to the graduate program along with the official transcripts from previous institutions attended. Applicants are required to appear in the aptitude test for admission. However, those who have appeared in the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) and GRE-type test (arranged by any recognized Institution) are also acceptable for admission.

Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:
  1. A Baccalaureate degree in the Computer/Electronics/Telecom/Electrical Engineering/Sciences or in a related field. (Students who do not have an Engineering/ Sciences background may have to take additional courses).
    It is expected that prospective students of this program will have an adequate background in the following areas: C programming language, probability and statistics, and calculus. A set of prerequisite courses is available to bridge any gap in the technical background. All prerequisite courses must be taken unless waived by the admission committee with the approval of the Dean.
  2. GAT-General Test with a minimum score of 50 is required at the time of admission.
Duration of the Program
Total duration of the MS program is two years by completing 33 credit hours.

Academic Model and Courses
Course Work

The courses are divided into two major categories: core courses and electives. An MS student will be required to take all the core courses and the remaining courses are elective and can be selected from the elective list.

Thesis/Project
Students will conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member in the Computing and Technology Department. It is recommended that during the first year into the graduate program a student must identify a faculty member of the department as advisor, and must choose MS thesis/project topic from a given list of projects. Students are encouraged to select projects of their own interest (but is subject to the availability of relevant equipment and faculty member to supervise the project).
For the oral exam, the student after consulting his/her advisor will suggest two faculty members for the examining committee, for the defense of his/her thesis, to the Dean Iqra University. One member of the committee could be from outside the Department, or from other accredited institution in Pakistan/abroad, or from the industry. In the case of industry, the member must hold at least a Master’s degree in the relevant field. Upon successful defense, the student will submit his/her thesis for the award of degree. Minimum GPA requirements for graduation is 2.5.

Semester Plan
  • Semester 1
Code Course title
CrHr
TLC508 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
3
TLC504 Mathematical Methods in Communication
3
TLC512 Advanced Data Networks
3
Total
9
  • Semester 2
Code Course title
CrHr
TLC503 Digital Communication
3
TLC5XX Specialization-I
3
TLC5XX Elective – I
3
Total
9
  • Semester 3
Code Course title
CrHr
TLC509 Wireless Communication Networks
3
TLC5xx Specialization-II
3
TlC599 Thesis-I
3
Total
9
  • Semester 4
Code Course title
CrHr
TLC599 Thesis-II
3
TLC5xx Specialization-III
3
Total
6
  • Specialization and Elective Courses
Code Course Title
CrHr
TLC 514 Networks Design
3
TLC 502 Next Generation Network
3
TLC513 Advanced Network Security
3
TLC514 Advanced Network Programming
3
TLC515 Mobile Computing
3
TLC521 Advanced Artificial Neural Networks
3
TLC531 Network Communications and Performance Engineering
3
TLC532 Switching Systems
3
TLC533 Satellite Communication
3
TLC534 Signal Processing in Wireless Communication
3
TLC535 IP Telephony
3
TLC536 Application Development for Mobile Devices
3
TLC537 Advanced Telecommunication and Mobile Networking Lab
3
TLC542 Industry overview and telecommunication management
3
TLC543 Telecommunication System Analysis and Planning and Design
3
TLC544 International Telecommunication Management
3
TLC545 Financial Decision Making and Risk Analysis
3
TLC552 Random Variable and Stochastic Processes
3
TLC555 Embedded Systems
3
TLC556 Advanced Computer Architecture
3
TLC557 Advanced Digital Design
3
TLC558 Adaptive Filtersg
3
TLC559 Real Time Digital Signal Processing
3