Master of Communications and Information Technology – Wireless Technology (MCIT-WT)

Program Description

Wireless technologies hold the promise for providing ubiquitous information access. The popularity of wireless devices is evident in the exponential growth of wireless LANs and cellular networks all over the world. In order to provide world class training for our M.Sc. students, we adapt an integrated approach for research and education. Therefore, our curriculum strikes a balance between introducing the basic tools required to establish a world class research program and exposing the students to recent technological advances in the field. The research and the requirements are intended to promote creativity and critical thinking in our student body.

The Master’s program will benefit from an intimate relationship with our new Wireless Intelligent Networks Research Center (WINC). This will allow our students access to state of the art lab facilities based on the recently introduced Wireless open Access Research Platform (WARP) and the emerging Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) technology. Finally, the students will have the opportunity to interact with leading researchers in the field.

Local/ International Partners

The Program is offered in collaboration with the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Institute of Sensor Systems (ISS) at the Ohio State University.

Who should attend

  • Fresh graduates with demonstrated potential to conduct cutting edge research in the area or the desire to broaden their knowledge in wireless technologies.
  • The technical staff of the mobile operators.
  • The technical staff of international wireless equipment manufacturers.
  • R&D engineers at emerging wireless start-ups.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will have the vision and the knowledge to provide innovation and technical leadership in the wireless industry. They will also be capable of leading the region in this area of competing at the international level. In addition, graduates will have the skills to become world-class researchers who can make fundamental contributions to the wireless networking area.


The program faculty consists of some of the best recognized educators in the world from NU and Ohio State University.


Program Structure

A student enrolled in the CIT-WT program would be targeting one of two degrees, either

  • a Master’s of Science in CIT (MSCIT-WT)  – this degree allow alumni to continue PHD later
  • a Master’s of CIT (MCIT-WT). this degree doesn’t allow alumni to continue PHD later

The study structure for students pursuing a Master’s degree in the WT track is as follows:

Component MSCIT MCIT
CIT Common Core Courses 3-6 Credits 3-6 Credits
WT Track Core Courses 6 Credits 6 Credits
Elective Courses 12-15 Credits 18-21 Credits
MOT/ Business Courses 3 Credits 3 Credits
Thesis / Project 9 Credits 3 Credits
36 Credits 36 Credits
* Each course is 3 credits

Students enrolled in the WT track take 3 credits as common core and 15 credits as MSCIT elective courses (21 credits in case of MCIT).

“WT Track Core Courses” serve to identify the students’ specialization.

All MSCIT and MCIT Students must complete 3 credits of Management of Technology or Business courses, as approved by the program director.

MSCIT students must successfully complete and defend a Master’s thesis. MCIT students must complete 6 cr hrs of course work and submit and present a project document (3 cr hrs) in lieu of thesis.

I. CIT Common Core Courses

The following courses are the core of CIT programs at large. Students in the Wireless Technologies track choose one course out of the following:

Course Name Course Number
Systems Engineering CIT-601
Fundamentals of Networking CIT-606
Methods and Computer Algorithms CIT-645

II. Wireless Technologies Track Core Courses

Course Name Course Number
Stochastic Processes CIT-604
Information Theory CIT-605


III. CIT Elective Courses

IV. MOT/Business Courses

For a list of courses, please check the Management of Technology (MOT) and Executive MBA programs

V. Thesis/Project

Course Name Course Number
Project CIT-710
Thesis CIT-700


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