Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: Network Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Network Engineering enables students to engage in independent, high-quality research and academic teaching. It provides research-oriented graduate study and professional specialization in Network Engineering and emphasizes both scholarly and applied research. To earn a PhD degree, a student must demonstrate breadth of knowledge, mastery of a specialized field, pass a comprehensive examination, and completes original research culminating in the written dissertation, revealing high critical ability and powers of imagination and synthesis. In addition, the student must demonstrate his/her ability to do original research and superior scholarship, as demonstrated by a public dissertation defense and publication in established peer-reviewed academic conferences and/or journals

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization.
  • Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge.
  • Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution.
  • Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public.
  • Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession.
  • Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours

Program Requirements:

Part 1: General Requirements (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ITPG701Advanced Design & Analysis of Algorithms3.000
ITPG709Modeling, Simulation & Performance Evaluation3.000
ITPG713Data Mining & Statistical Analysis3.000
ITPG602Research Methods in Information Technology3.000

Part 2: Concentration Requirements (Any 9 credits of the following courses.) (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
NEBP701Advanced Networking3.000
NEBP704Design and Analysis of Networks3.000
NEBP702Pervasive Networking3.000
SECB702Computer and Network Systems Security3.000
NEBP703Advanced Wireless Communications3.000
NEBP705Vehicular Mobile Ad hoc Networks3.000
NEBP797Special Topics in Software Engineering3.000

Part 3: Elective Requirements (Upon the approval of the student’s Advisory Committee, the student may take any 3 CH 600 to 800 level course from any approved graduate program at UAEU, except for special topics and Master degree core courses offered by CIT.) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours

Part 4: Qualification Requirements (0.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ITPG800Comprehensive Exam0.000
ITPG810Research Proposal0.000

Part 5: Research Requirements (30.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ITPG900Dissertation Research  10.000
ITPG910Dissertation Defense0.000
1 : Min CH:0 and Max CH:9