Network Technology

Those pursuing the NET program will cover the design, management and operation of computer networks. They will develop research skills through courses and a project framework.


Research in the Carleton School of Information Technology has direct application to industry and has led to many achievements:

  • Apple iPhone networking subsystems
  • Network security and privacy
  • Cellular mobile networks
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of things
  • Big data networking systems
  • Network systems for applications such as smart grid and connected vehicles

Program Requirements (Master's)

  • ITEC5000 [0.5 credit] Analytical Methods for Information Technology
  • ITEC5905 [1.0 credit] Network Technology Project
  • ITEC5001 [0.0 credit] Information Technology Seminars 1
  • 2.0 credits in ITEC 510X courses
  • 1.5 credits of electives (which may include other ITEC courses) selected with consultation of the Graduate Supervisor.

Note1: ITEC 5001 is a series of seminars. All MIT and DIT students are required to attend and successfully present at least once. On occasion, the seminar series will also feature speakers from Carleton as well as from the IT community at large, both academic and industrial, exposing students to cutting edge research. At the same time, the series also has an important community-building function by bringing together faculty, students and industry professionals, providing an informal setting of mutual interaction.

Core Courses

  • ITEC5100 [0.5 credit] Planning and Design of Computer Networks
  • ITEC5101 [0.5 credit] Cross Layer Design for Wireless Multimedia Networks
  • ITEC5102 [0.5 credit] Designing Secure Networking and Computer Systems
  • ITEC5103 [0.5 credit] Cloud and Datacenter Networking
  • ITEC5110 [0.5 credit] Emerging Network Technologies (also listed as NET4000)
  • ITEC5111 [0.5 credit] Multimedia Networking (also listed as NET4007)
  • ITEC5112 [0.5 credit] Secure Mobile Networking (also listed as NET4010)
  • ITEC5113 [0.5 credit] Network Simulation (also listed as NET4001)
  • ITEC5114 [0.5 credit] Networked Applications (also listed as NET4005)
  • ITEC5900 [0.5 credit] Directed Study
  • ITEC5910 [0.5 credit] Selected Topics in Network Technologies

Your Career

As almost every home and business relies on the Internet, NET graduates will find many opportunities to utilize their skills in the job market. The advances in mobile technologies and the requirements for security and privacy will afford additional opportunities for these graduates. A report by the Information and Communications Technology Council anticipates a great need for people working in this area. Graduates could look at working with network operators, Internet service providers, or pursue careers with networking equipment manufacturers or with government agencies.

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