To inquire about this program:
Admission Office | 312-362-8300​

In the Network Technologies program, you will learn the theory and practice of designing, deploying and managing both wired and wireless network technologies.

As a Network Technologies major, you will gain expertise in:

  • Protocols and services that enable Internet and LAN services
  • Design and management of local and wide area networks
  • Network security​
  • Voice and data network convergence through VoIP technologies
  • Wireless networks (WiFi, WiMAX, Cellular and 3G)
The Network Technologies program offers two concentrations:

  • Standard Concentration
  • Network Security Concentration
The Standard concentration is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in network design, system management, service deployment or product/vendor evaluation. Courses focus on:

  • Device configuration
  • Network design
  • Network technologies
  • Protocols
The Network Security concentration is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in network security, security administration or security infrastructure design. Courses focus on:

  • Best practices in security design
  • Network security technologies
  • Security management
You will gain hands-on experience by working with network devices and servers in lab facilities focused on enterprise networks, security and multimedia network services.

We also offer a combined Bachelor's/Master's of Network Technologies degree, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in Network Technologies in five years.

Internship Possibilities

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange​
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Motorola
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.

What can you do with this degree?

  • Consulting
  • Network design
  • Product/vendor evaluation​
  • Programming
  • Security infrastructure design
  • Security management
  • Software development
  • System management