Wireless Communications Systems (Graduate Certificate)

Wireless Communications Systems (Graduate Certificate)


What are wireless communications systems?

Wireless communications systems are the threads that connect people and devices at home, work and play, making everything from cellphone calls to online meetings to navigating the road possible. In this certificate program, you’ll learn about the various types of wireless communications systems, digital signal processing and ubiquitous computing, or the way in which computing devices can be incorporated into the everyday fabric of our lives. You’ll also be introduced to the general tools of scientific research and technical development.

Why study wireless communication systems at UNH?

A graduate certificate in wireless communications systems from UNH will give you in-demand skills to advance in a wide range of fields, including wireless communications, mobile communications, antenna design, signal processing and commutation system design. You’ll earn your certificate in as few as 12 months, with the flexibility to start your coursework in the spring or fall.

Potential careers

  • Embedded software engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network security engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Wireless communications engineer
  • Wireless sales consultant


Electrical and Computer Engineering
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University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824

Phone (603) 862-1357
Email: ece.dept@unh.edu

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Curriculum & Requirements

Wireless communication systems play a central role in today’s technological ecosystem. They connect people and devices in diverse environments, from homes, to businesses, to roads, to battlefields. This certificate program will provide students with the fundamental concepts necessary to understand and work with  various aspects of wireless communication systems, from antennas, to modeling electromagnetic propagation, to signal processing, to multiple-­antenna communications.

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, related engineering field preferred.

The program of study required for the certificate consists of at least four courses totaling 12 credits.

Required Courses
ECE 901Electromagnetic Wave Theory I3
ECE 920Wireless Communication Systems3
Select two of the following
ECE 814Introduction to Digital Signal Processing4
ECE 824Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals4
ECE 924Ubiquitous Computing3
ECE 900A
ECE 900B
Research and Development from Concept to Communication I
and Research and Development from Concept to Communication 2
ECE 941Digital Signal Processing3
ECE 960Computer Architecture3

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