Course Number
Next Offered
Fall 2022
Primary Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Applied Physics Laboratory
Mode of Study
Face to Face, Virtual Live

This course examines voice, data, and video communications through emerging technologies. Considerations include the characteristics and security requirements of the information being encoded, bandwidth requirements and limitations, and transmission standards and equipment. Topics will consider the pragmatics facing the communications system engineer including space, weight, and power. The student will review past and present network architectures and apply trade-off decisions when analyzing new system requirements. Topics include brief histories of telecommunications, speech processing, encoding, digitization, signaling, and transmission; broadband, fiber optics, and wireless network architectures; and encryption, privacy, and security issues. New and disruptive technologies are discussed each offering.

Course Prerequisite(s)

Either an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or 525.616 Communications Systems Engineering, or consent of the instructor.

Course Offering(s)


Next Generation Telecommunications

08/31/2022 - 12/07/2022
Wed 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. It combines the face-to-face class with remote students participating online through live web-conferencing. You may choose to attend in-person/on-site or remotely or both. Students who wish to enroll and attend in Virtual Live courses in-person/on-site at Homewood or the Applied Physics Lab, COVID-19 and Flu vaccination compliance is mandatory for enrollment in this course. All students must upload proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption in the Vaccination Management System ( prior to start of class.
Fall 2022
Mode of Study
Virtual Live
Applied Physics Laboratory