The Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering. This program provides advanced education and research to develop breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise in the engineering of telecommunication networks and systems. Strong emphasis is placed on the areas of High Speed/broadband Computer Communications Networks, Optical Communications, and Wireless/Satellite Communications. Specialized state-of-the-art laboratories and computer facilities are available in the above three areas.

This program is a UNL program offered in Omaha at The Peter Kiewit Institute. Students may take some of the courses through the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Science and Engineering Departments on the Lincoln Campus. For more information, please visit the department's website:

For admission to this program, a student must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or a closely related area.


Admission Requirements Overview

Application Deadline:
  • April 15 for the following Fall Semester (e.g., Apr. 15, 2015 for Fall 2015)
  • October 15 for the following Spring Semester (e.g., Oct. 15, 2015 for Spring 2016)
Entrance Exam:
  • The GRE is required for international students. Typically, applicants admitted to the program have scores of 1250 or better for Quantitative and Verbal, and 3.0 or higher on Analytical.
TOEFL Score:
  • 550-paper, 213-computer
Undergrad GPA (4.0 scale):
  • 3.0 or greater
Special Program Requests:
  • Statement of goals and objectives
Admission URL:

Contact Person

Dr. Hamid Sharif
Chair of Graduate Committee
200C PKI Building
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-3628