Graduate Classes

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ITP offers an impressive range and depth of graduate coursework. Its faculty members are among the top instructors in their fields in the world.

Our telecom courses range from IP Routing to Spectrum Management and Policy, from Network Design and Optimization to Smart Grid Technology to our Computer Crime Seminar—and so much more.

We know you need flexibility. We offer flexible 24/7 access that lets you match these studies to your current work and life schedule.

Thanks to our distance option, you can start your education when you want, without waiting to get into the degree program of your choice. You have three ways to start: begin with a course, pursue a certificate, or apply to earn a degree.

Course Schedule by Semester

MASTER COURSE LIST

MAY BE REQUIRED OF STUDENTS WITH NON-TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

TLEN 5300 Telecommunications Theory and Applications (View Syllabus)

Some students have successfully taken TLEN5300 concurrent with TLEN5310, but it takes considerable effort.  If these two courses are taken concurrently, it is strongly recommended that the student work with the instructor to accelerate completion of the TLEN5300 so that essential concepts are mastered before they are needed in TLEN5310.

NOTE: This course does not count towards the Master's Degree

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

TLEN 5310 Telecommunications Systems (View Syllabus) Students are expected to complete this course within their first year


TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1 (View Syllabus) Students are expected to complete this course within their first year


TLEN 5010 Network Economics and Finance 1


TLEN 5210 Principles of Telecom Policy (View Syllabus)
 Students are expected to complete this course within their first year

TLEN 5600 Telecommunications Seminar
 (During the spring semester, the telecom seminar takes a Digital Energy focus-View Syllabus. Another seminar option for digital energy is ENVS 5100 Energy Policy Seminar)


TECHNICAL COURSES
(12 credits required for MS/ 15 for ME)

TLEN 5310 Telecommunications Systems (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1 (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5350 Commercial Spaceflight Operations & Communications (View Powerpoint Introduction, Pt1Pt2)


TLEN 5370 IP Routing Protocols (classroom only) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5380 The Future of Video: Technology, Policy and Economics (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5410 Network Management and Operations
 (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5430 Data Communications 2 (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5440 Multimedia Networking (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5460 Telecommunications Lab (View PowerpointView Syllabus)


TLEN 5462 Advanced Telecommunications Lab (listed as TLEN 5833 in Fall 2009)


TLEN 5480 Intro to Optical Fiber Communications (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5510 Wireless and Cellular Communications (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5520 Wireless LANs (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5530 Applied Network Security (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5540 Network Security Lab
 (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5550 Foundations of Computer and Network Security (cross listed with CSCI 6268)
 (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5560 Wireless Systems Lab (classroom only) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5570 IP Network Design (classroom only)


TLEN 5580 Energy Communication Networks (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5832 Special Topics: Network Performance and Analysis

TLEN 5833 Special Topics: Unix System Administration (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5833 Special Topics: Mobile Security

TLEN 5839 Wireless Architecture and Solutions Lab (View Syllabus)

ECEN 5107 Electric Power Grid (formerly ECEN 5007 Energy Systems)


TLEN 7000 Topics in Telecom: Foundation of Networks (View Syllabus)

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES
(6 credits required for MS/ME)

TLEN 5010 Network Economics and Finance 1 
(View Syllabus)

TLEN 5020 Antitrust and Regulation (formerly titled-Economics of Competition Policy) [As of Fall 2010 valued as Business or Policy] (classroom only)

 

TLEN 5050 Leadership and Management (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5106 International Deployment of Broadband Networks (View Syllabus) (after spring 2013 course only available in fall, counts as business or policy)

TLEN 5150 Managing Effectively in a Changing Telecom Environment (may be used as a seminar substitute) 


TLEN 5160 Information Technologies and Communications (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5832 Information Risk Management (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5835 Venture Capital and Private Equity (View Syllabus)

 

POLICY AND LAW COURSES
(6 credits required for MS/ME)

TLEN 5020 Economics of Competition Policy (Beginning Fall 2010 counts as Business or Policy credit) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5150 Managing Effectively in a Changing Telecom Environment


TLEN 5106 International Deployment of Broadband Networks (View Syllabus) (after spring 2013 course only available in fall, counts as business or policy)

TLEN 5206 International Telecom Policy & Best Practices (View Syllabus) (Last offered Spring 2013-not continued)

TLEN 5210 Principles of Telecom Policy (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5230 Spectrum Management and Policy

TLEN 5240 Telecom Law and Policy (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5245 Introduction to Intellectual Property 


TLEN 5250 Technology Law & Policy Clinic (Classroom Only) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5255 Computer Crime Seminar (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5265 Introduction to Copyright (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5270 Antitrust Law

TLEN 5380 The Future of Video: Technology, Policy and Economics (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5834 Information Privacy (classroom only)

TLEN 5836 Entrepreneurial Innovation and Public Policy

PROGRAMMING COURSES
(3 credits required for MS/ME)

TLEN 5390 Applied Java Programming (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5410 Network Management and Operations
 (View Syllabus)


Any graduate level Computer Science Programming class will fulfill this requirement. For an alternate course choice, check with the Student Advisor for approval.

FINAL OPTIONS

(credits required depend on individual degree plans)

TLEN 5700 Research Methods 
(View Syllabus)

TLEN 5710 Capstone 


TLEN 5750 Research Techniques

TLEN 6940 Degree Candidacy (students must complete this form in order to register) 


TLEN 6950 Thesis (students must complete this form in order to register)


TLEN 8990 Dissertation (Students must complete this form in order to register)

SPECIALTY COURSE OPTION

TLEN 5920 Independent Study (students must complete this form in order to register)

 

Degree Overview

Students - click here for a table of your degree requirements.

Prerequisites

Telecommunications Theory and ApplicationsTLEN 5300

Required for students who do not have sufficient engineering or mathematic backgrounds. Does NOT count towards degree requirements. (View Syllabus)

Some students have successfully taken TLEN5300 concurrent with TLEN5310, but it takes considerable effort.  If these two courses are taken concurrently, it is strongly recommended that the student work with the instructor to accelerate completion of the TLEN5300 so that essential concepts are mastered before they are needed in TLEN5310.

ITP Grad Prep Program

ITP offers its new international students the opportunity to take this course to help prepare them for the rigorous requirements of graduate studies in the U.S. All international students who do not attend the 2-week Pre-enrollment Program are required to take this course if they accept their admission to ITP.

The ITP Graduate Preparatory Course is a 5-day course geared towards preparing our students for academic writing, class presentations, and U.S. classroom culture. This course is a $500 value and ITP covers 100% of the tuition. Students pay only a small registration fee to confirm their space in the course. Registration instructions will be emailed to students following their admission to the degree program. The dates of the program will vary each year, but the course usually occurs the week before regular classes begin.

Meet the instructors: Matt Baca and Dieter Bruhn

Purpose

The purpose of the five-day ITP Graduate Preparatory Program at the University of Colorado is to prepare international students for the rigors of the U.S. classroom and to give them the tools they need to be more successful in their graduate program in ITP. By gaining a better understanding of the culture of the U.S. classroom and the skills that they need to participate effectively in their classes, international students will experience a smoother transition from their respective home countries and will be better equipped to face the challenges of a graduate program in the U.S.

Objectives

By the end of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Deliver a well organized presentation
  • Identify thought patterns and logic that exist in the US and their home culture
  • Identify and apply elements of grammar, structure and style in writing
  • Utilize effective writing strategies and organizational patterns, including introduction, body and conclusion, as well as appropriate transition signals
  • Recognize elements of plagiarism
  • Differentiate how plagiarism is viewed in US schools and their home countries
  • Write a well organized paper
  • Distinguish between the two main citing & footnoting applications: MLA & APA
  • Recognize appropriate classroom etiquette and expectations
  • Utilize effective strategies and expressions for classroom discussions
  • Recognize common English rhythm and stress patterns and how these vary from their native language
  • Recognize challenges with accent and pronunciation

Course Components

The five-day Graduate Preparatory Program consists of the following components:

Academic Writing

One of the aspects of leadership in US schools is effective academic writing. The Preparatory Program focuses on the basics of academic writing, such as grammar, structure, organization, and style. In addition, participants will learn how to communicate to a North American audience by implementing strategies such as Getting to the Point, Keeping it Simple, Using Passive and Active Voice, and Avoiding Plagiarism. Participants will complete a variety of writing assignments and will receive instructor comments and feedback.

Presentation Skills

The ability to prepare and then deliver a well-organized presentation is a vital skill in graduate programs. Therefore, students will learn how to organize presentations on relevant topics and will have opportunities to deliver them. Presentations will be videotaped and extensive feedback will be provided by the course instructors.

U.S. Classroom Culture

In many cultures, students play a passive role in the classroom and professors simply lecture. In the US, however, students are often expected to participate and to take a more active role in the learning process. Through various activities, students will experience firsthand the US classroom culture, which requires leadership skills on many levels. They will also be introduced to US classroom etiquette.

Accent Reduction

Many international students have difficulties with American English pronunciation. Therefore, some time will spent on strategies and activities for attaining more natural sounding speech. Emphasis will be placed on English rhythm and stress patterns.

Required Core Courses

TLEN 5310 Telecommunications Systems (View Syllabus) Students are expected to complete this course within their first year


TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1 (View Syllabus) Students are expected to complete this course within their first year


TLEN 5010 Network Economics and Finance 1


TLEN 5210 Principles of Telecom Policy (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5600 Telecommunications Seminar
 (During the spring semester, the telecom seminar takes a Digital Energy focus - View Syllabus. Another seminar option for digital energy is ENVS 5100 Energy Policy Seminar)

Technology Courses

 

(12 credits required for MS/ 15 for ME)

TLEN 5310 Telecommunications Systems (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5330 Data Communications 1 (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5350 Commercial Spaceflight Operations & Communications (View Powerpoint Introduction, Pt1Pt2)


TLEN 5370 IP Routing Protocols (classroom only) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5380 The Future of Video: Technology, Policy and Economics (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5410 Network Management and Operations
 (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5430 Data Communications 2 (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5440 Multimedia Networking (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5460 Telecommunications Lab (View PowerpointView Syllabus)


TLEN 5462 Advanced Telecommunications Lab (listed as TLEN 5833 in Fall 2009)


TLEN 5480 Intro to Optical Fiber Communications (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5510 Wireless and Cellular Communications (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5520 Wireless LANs (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5530 Applied Network Security (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5540 Network Security Lab
 (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5550 Foundations of Computer and Network Security (cross listed with CSCI 6268)
 (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5560 Wireless Systems Lab (classroom only) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5570 IP Network Design (classroom only)


TLEN 5580 Energy Communication Networks (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5832 Special Topics: Network Performance and Analysis

TLEN 5833 Special Topics: Unix System Administration (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5833 Special Topics: Mobile Security

TLEN 5839 Wireless Architecture and Solutions Lab (View Syllabus)

ECEN 5107 Electric Power Grid (formerly ECEN 5007 Energy Systems)


TLEN 7000 Topics in Telecom: Foundation of Networks (View Syllabus)

Economics and Business Courses

(6 credits required for MS/ME)

TLEN 5010 Network Economics and Finance 1 
(View Syllabus)

TLEN 5020 Antitrust and Regulation (formerly titled-Economics of Competition Policy) [As of Fall 2010 valued as Business or Policy] (classroom only)

TLEN 5050 Leadership and Management (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5106 International Deployment of Broadband Networks (View Syllabus) (after spring 2013 course only available in fall, valued as business or policy)

TLEN 5150 Managing Effectively in a Changing Telecom Environment (may be used as a seminar substitute) 


TLEN 5160 Information Technologies and Communications (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5832 Information Risk Management (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5835 Venture Capital and Private Equity (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5839 Introduction to Economics and Policy (this introductory valued as a seminar substitute; it does not fulfill business/policy credit requirements)

Policy and Law Courses

(5 credits required for MS/ME)

TLEN 5020 Economics of Competition Policy (Beginning Fall 2010 counts as Business or Policy credit) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5150 Managing Effectively in a Changing Telecom Environment


TLEN 5106 International Deployment of Broadband Networks (View Syllabus) (after spring 2013 course only available in fall, counts as business or policy)

TLEN 5206 International Telecom Policy & Best Practices (View Syllabus) (Last offered Spring 2013-not continued)

TLEN 5210 Principles of Telecom Policy (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5230 Spectrum Management and Policy

TLEN 5240 Telecom Law and Policy (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5245 Introduction to Intellectual Property 


TLEN 5250 Technology Law & Policy Clinic (Classroom Only) (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5255 Computer Crime Seminar (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5265 Introduction to Copyright (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5270 Antitrust Law (View Syllabus)

TLEN 5380 The Future of Video: Technology, Policy and Economics (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5834 Information Privacy (classroom only)

TLEN 5836 Entrepreneurial Innovation and Public Policy

Programming Courses

(3 credits required for MS/ME)

TLEN 5390 Applied Java Programming (View Syllabus)


TLEN 5410 Network Management and Operations
 (View Syllabus)


Any graduate level Computer Science Programming class will fulfill this requirement. For an alternate course choice, check with the Student Advisor for approval.

Capstone and Thesis Courses

(credits required depend on individual degree plans)

TLEN 5700 Research Methods 
(View Syllabus)

TLEN 5710 Capstone 


TLEN 5750 Research Techniques 


TLEN 6940 Degree Candidacy (students must complete this form in order to register) 


TLEN 6950 Thesis (students must complete this form in order to register)


TLEN 8990 Dissertation (Students must complete this form in order to register) 

Other Course Options

TLEN 5920 Independent Study (students must complete this form in order to register)