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Curriculum Information Guide

Telecommunications Technology

Dr. Adam Filios, Chair
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology Department

School of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Telecommunications Technology is designed to prepare students for careers in the telecommunications industry as well as to address the transfer and continuing education needs of associate degree graduates in telecommunications or other related disciplines.

The program has a sound foundation of mathematics and physics, provides a variety of electives in the arts, sciences and the humanities and is focused on applying current engineering technology methods to the solution of technical problems.

Program graduates, known as telecommunications technologists, are well prepared for a wide range of industry positions in the areas of telecommunication systems and networks, transmission and switching systems, security in communication networks, optical and wireless communications, internet technologies, as well as other emerging telecommunication technologies.

Telecommunications Technology (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will be technically competent and will have the necessary skills to enter careers in areas such as the design, development, implementation and management of telecommunications systems and networks.
  • Graduates will be good communicators and will function effectively in teams.
  • Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to be lifelong learners.
  • Graduates will have an appreciation and understanding of the necessity for personal integrity, professional ethics and cultural awareness.
Fall 2019 - Subject to Revision
Liberal Arts and Sciences (61 credits)
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE) 3
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
EGL 310 Technical Writing 3
MTH 129 Precalculus (GE) 4
MTH 130 Calculus I with Applications (GE) 4
PHY 135 College Physics I (GE) 4
PHY 136 College Physics II (GE) 4
ECO 321 Engineering Economics (GE) 3
The Arts (GE) 3
Foreign Language (GE) 3
Humanities (GE) 3
American/Other World/Western Civilization History (GE) 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives* 21

Curriculum Courses (58 Credits)

BCS 120 Foundations of Computer Programming I 3
BCS 215 UNIX Operating Systems 3
EET 104 DC/AC Circuits 4
EET 105 Introduction to Digital Electronics 2
EET 200 Electronic Devices and Circuits 4
EET 223 Digital Electronics 4
EET 440 Data Communications and Networking 4
EET 441 Advanced Networking 4
TEL 215 Introduction to Telecommunication Systems 4
TEL 305 Communication Circuits & Systems 4
TEL 320 Wireless Communications 4
TEL 325 Optical Communications & Systems 4
TEL 420 Emerging Communication Technologies 3
TEL 450 Telecomm Senior Project Seminar 2
TEL 452 Telecommunications Senior Project 2
TEL 460 Mobile and Cellular Communication Systems 4
TEL 470 Telecomm Policy and Standards 3
Free Electives (6 credits)
Electives* 6

Total Credits:


*Elective courses are selected in consultation with the student's academic advisor in areas of student interest which also satisfy the following:

  • 15 credits must be in upper division Liberal Arts/Sciences courses
  • 6 credits must be in Mathematics selected from the following courses: MTH 110, MTH 236, MTH 245, MTH 322, MTH 360, MTH 390

Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 125

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.