The MINT program at the University of Alberta has an extensive commitment to an industry-relevant curriculum and valued partnerships. MINT delivers graduates who are trained with specialized Internetworking leadership skills. For MINT graduates, your education return-on-investment is immediate employment opportunities and advancement.
The MINT Master’s degree designation is equivalent to between two and four years of employment experience with a commensurate salary increase for any standard entry-level position. Even more substantial salary increases can be expected if graduates receive their education while working within the field, depending on their current position. MINT can also be the difference between a vendor role and remaining on the end-user side.
Where MINT Can Take You…
With a Master of Science in Internetworking accredited graduate degree, your skills and knowledge will be in high demand…
Design and Development
- Network Systems: Design large network systems and architectures to maximize network performance. Many large companies with international branches or multiple offices require complex networks to link all of their offices together.
- Network Hardware: Design new hardware components or methods of transmission to improve network performance. Companies who manufacture network hardware are typical employers.
- Network Software: Design software communication protocols that can process data more efficiently or build operating systems or applications that can run effectively across large networks. Many companies require custom software to run over their networks and many large software companies need better communication protocols within their software.
Management and Administration
- Network Administrator: Oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a large network or Internetwork. Responsibilities would include network reliability and security. Most large companies with multiple offices require these services.
- Network Manager: Oversee the management of the network, focusing on network growth planning, anticipation of future needs and ensuring that the network is able to meet its future requirements. Again, most large companies require the foresight of a skilled Network Manager to ensure that their networks keep up with their needs.
- Network Software: Implementation of new network software has an extensive impact on a company’s productivity. By choosing the right protocols or operating systems, and carefully managing updates and upgrades of this network software, companies can greatly reduce network downtime and enhance reliability.
- Distributed Applications: Distributed computing initiatives like clouds and grids are now a common way for companies to increase their computing power without investing in a “supercomputer”. This infrastructure must be properly designed and tuned to optimize performance.
- Real-time Systems: Proper implementation and management of real-time software systems is a non-trivial task. The complexities inherent to maintaining the performance of a real-time system across a large network lead to a need for a specialist who understands the difficulties involved.
Make an investment in your future at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. With MINT, go beyond…